Jasper's Guatemala and Belize Adventure travel blog

Relaxing on the dock at El Remate

Swimming in Lake Peten Itza

Huge ceiba tree at Tikal

At temple I

Temple I from the top of temple II

Toucan

Me and a cool coati

Me at temple V


El Remate is a small town on the side of Lake Peten Itza. We were all tired after our 12

hour overnight bus ride. We relaxed on the dock and swam in the lake that day to recover. The next day we went to the Tikal ruins.

Tikal is a ruin of an ancient Mayan city in the middle of the Jungle. There were 7 pyramid shaped temples, the tallest one was about 200 high. We climbed temple II and temple IV, which was the tallest temple. Temple I was built over the tomb of Lord Chocolate, who ruled the Mayan city over a thousand years ago. You cannot climb temple I anymore because at least 2 people fell to their deaths while climbing it.

The creatures that we saw were a gibnut, lots of coatis, wild turkeys, a toucan, and an aracari, which is similar to the toucan. It was a long day of walking because Tikal is a very long site.



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