Flores and the Mayan Ruins of Tikal
Trip Start Aug 20, 2011
53Trip End Dec 29, 2011
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After our Antiguan adventures we had a quiet day here catching up with ourselves, in anticpation of our next Mayan site, Tikal.
A very early start meant we got there for sunrise, and had breakfast on the top of the second largest temple, looking out over the site - quite spectacular, as you could hear the jungle coming alive and the howler monkeys barking away at the same time.
Tikal is famous for having the biggest restored temples in the Mayan world, with many more as yet unexcavated, and is another huge site which was completely taken over by the jungle after the site was abandoned. Impressive!