El Mirador is a former Maya city, located deep in the jungle of Guatemala. It must have been the biggest city in the Mayan empire with the largest temple (72 meters) ever built by the Mayans. The city has been completely taken over by nature, and can only be reached by helicopter or multi-day trip, where you spend the night in a tent in the jungle. In this article you’ll read all about my visit to El Mirador, with many practical tips for the El Mirador Guatemala trek and helicopter tour, including the best time to travel and a packing list.
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Tikal Guatemala | everything you want to know about a visit and tour
Tikal is one of Guatemala’s most visited destinations. Due to its mysterious atmosphere and amazing location in the dense jungle, it is one of the most impressive archaeological Maya sites. A visit to Tikal National Park is an unforgettable experience where you will learn more about the fascinating Maya history and enjoy the beautiful jungle environment around you with countless monkeys, coatis, butterflies and species of birds. Read more about a trip to Tikal, including the highlights, lots of useful tips for a day tour, how to visit and where to stay.
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Yaxha Mayan Ruins Guatemala | Get insprited to visit this archaeological site
Yaxha is a smaller and less visited Maya site in Peten Guatemala, located at the Yaxha lake. From Temple 216 you can enjoy beautiful views during the sunset. Even though more and more tourists find the ancient Maya city, the big tourist crowds stay away and that is what makes a visit so special. In this article you will read everything you want to know about Maya city Yaxha, a tour including the highlights and useful tips for your visit.
Are you dreaming about traveling to Mexico? To discover the history of the Maya, Aztecs and other ancient civilizations? Mexico is famous for its impressive temples and pyramids, each of them located in a different part of the country: In the jungle, the savanna, on a hilltop, in the rainforest and at the beach. Nowadays you can visit these archaeological places, stroll through the ancient cities, climb temples, observe glyphs and learn about the fascinating history. Discover the best ruins to visit, including tips for the famous Yucatan Maya ruins in Mexico in the next article.
Most people know about the Incas and the Maya, but what about the mysterious Tiwanaku culture? Where the Maya and Incas only ruled for a couple of 100 years, the Tiwanaku empire existed for more than 3000 years. In this article I am taking you on a journey to the former capital of this empire: Tiwanaku, located in Bolivia.
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San Agustin archaeological park Colombia | Discover the mysterious statues & tombs!
Thousands of years ago, the southern part of Colombia was home to a mysterious civilization. This civilization built several burial mounds in which they placed beautiful statues. In this article I’m taking you on a journey to the mysterious statues and tombs of San Agustín in Colombia
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Vat Phou Laos – Everything you want to know about visiting the Khmer ruins!
Are you interested in history and archaeological sites? Without too many other visitors around? Then you definitely should visit the Khmer ruins in Laos. Where you will need to share Angkor Wat in Cambodia with thousands of other tourists, in Laos you will only meet a few fellow visitors. Vat Phou, located near the city Champasak, also known as Wat Phu, was built by the Khmer in the 12th century. It is said that this complex would have been the inspiration for Angkor Wat. Vat Phou in Laos is a must-visit for those interested in art, culture and history. In this article you will find everything you want to know about visiting the Khmer ruins: Vat Phou in Laos.
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Discover the Yaxchilan ruins – the remote Maya site in Mexico!
The Yaxchilán ruins are located on the border of Mexico and Guatemala, deep in the Lacandon jungle. It is the most remote Maya complex of the country, due to its difficult accessibility. The site can only be reached by boat. A beautiful 45-minute trip along the Usumacinta River will take you from the town of Corozal, to the starting point of your walk around the Yaxchilan Mexico ruins. A visit is a special experience. In this article I’m telling you everything you need to know about this beautiful archaeological site.
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Quiriguá Guatemala | Discover the beautiful Maya stelae and ruins!
Most travelers visit the fascinating ancient city of the Maya’s, Tikal, during their trip through Guatemala. But Guatemala has more archaeological sites, which are less frequently visited. Such as Quiriguá! In this article I’m guiding you through the beautiful Maya stèles of Quiriguá in Guatemala!
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Discover the Maya ruins of Copán, in Honduras!
The mysterious Mayan ruins of Copán, are located near the Guatemalan border, in the west of Honduras. Copán used to be one of the most important cities of the ancient Mayan empire. The setting, the piece and the amazing sculptures make this archaeological site a unique place. In this article I’m taking you to the ancient city of the Maya’s: Copán in Honduras.