Flores and Tikal
Trip Start Jun 08, 2006
27Trip End May 2007
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However, Tikal is far away requiring either expensive flights or long bus rides. It is in the center of the northern half of the country in the middle of a deep jungle. The plan was to get to the capital and take an overnight bus to get there - and back. Ugh! It could have been worse, but since the travel part wasn't much fun, I'll leave it at that.
There is a lake nearby Tikal with an island town named Flores
After breakfast we rode 45 minutes to the park. Fortunately we did not have much rain nor sun so it was muggy, but relatively comfortable. The ruins are magnificent, large and overpowering. I did climb up the highest one to get the magnificent view. We were introduced to some other beings that had more than 2 feet as well (see photos).