1 Finca Ixobel

Kick back and enjoy this rural retreat, set in the pine-clad foothills of the Maya Mountains.

2 Flores

Petén’s most attractive settlement is a friendly little historic town, with a cosmopolitan choice of restaurants and cafés.

3 Tikal

Explore the spectacular ruins of an ancient Maya metropolis, set in a protected rainforest reserve that’s teeming with wildlife.

4 Jungle trekking

Hike through the virtually untouched forests of northern Petén to the remote jungle ruins of El Mirador and Nakbé.

5 Lago de Petexbatún

A beautiful remote lake, fringed by thick rainforest, around whose shores are some fascinating Maya ruins.

6 Yaxhá

The ruins of this once-massive Maya city include a glut of imposing temple pyramids, some from the Preclassic era.

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