If you fancy yourself as a bit of an Indiana Jones, a visit to these 4th-century ruins is a must. Thanks to their tucked-away setting, they’re off the main tourist trail and have a really mysterious vibe as a result. In fact, not much has changed here for centuries. Your day starts off at the one-time capital city of Dzibanche. Here, you’ll climb the tallest pyramid to take in the magnificent views of the site. Next up, follow the maze of jungle paths to explore a series of ruined temples. You’ll get a real sense of what life was like hundreds of years ago. Then it’s on to Kohunlich. This recently excavated site is a real diamond in the rough. It’s framed by chunky palm trees and boasts a series of carved masks depicting those who ruled the area back in the 4th century. You’ll get to climb the highest temple here, too. It’s a fantastic viewpoint to spot some of the eye-catching tropical birds that live in these parts.
It's about a 2-hour bus ride each way. There's a government tax of 5 to 8 US dollars on the use of video cameras at the ruins. There are uneven and loose stones at the ruins, so we recommend you wear comfortable shoes. This tour isn't suitable if you use a wheelchair or have walking difficulties.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.