In these tours, you will be able to see the pre-classic archeological site of Uaxactun. It was the first astronomy observatory studied in the Mayan area and it is now the last traditional Petenera community. They have been living in harmony with the forest since the beginning of 1900.
The tours are organized by the community. When you participate, you are helping to generate local income, improve the living conditions of the local inhabitants and contribute to the conservation of cultural and natural heritage.
The Guardians of the Forest
The community offers 21 Community guides in Spanish, has 4 restaurants with a capacity of 30 persons each, 1 hotel with a capacity of 15 persons and 10 family campings with capacity to accommodate towards 30 persons. Come to walk, enjoy and discover Uaxactun, it's forest culture, its stories, its millenary buildings and the rest of one of the most important cities of the Mayan civilization.
Description of the tours:
The location is in the heart of the Maya world, close to an international airport, on the road to the border with Belize and only 5 hours away from Palenque.
- Trained cooks
- Pack mules
- Camping equipment: hammocks with mosquito nets and/or tents with sleeping bags
- First aid kit and antiofidic serum
- You will need to bring
- Suitable walking shoes
- Insect repellent
- Personal prescription medicine
- Hat or cap
- Personal hygiene products
Cool pants (no jeans), long-sleeved shirts or blouses in light colors, raincoat, lightweight but strong shoes or boots, repellent against ticks, hat, binoculars, flashlight with extra batteries, water bottle, backpack small to wear during the walk, soft socks (at least to change every day), camera, knife, plastic bags to put your dry clothes in your backpack (in case of rain), personal medications.