This pre-Columbian site of the Mayan civilization is located in the department of the Petén. It was founded by a branch of the dynasty of the great city of Tikal, going back to the year 629 D.C., in order to control the commercial routes of the Petexbatun region, especially by the Passion River.
In particular, the story of Dos Pilas reflects the great rivalry and political conflicts that characterized the late-classical period. At present time researchers have been able to trace back its nature with a level of detail that is almost unprecedented in the Mayan region, making it a fascinating place to visit. In 197 it was declared a National Monument.
The tour leaves at 08:00 am from Flores and takes you to Sayaxche, from where you will take a boat along La Passion River. You can also reach the site by 4×4 vehicle or boat or horse . (depends of the season)
|Departure times:||08:00 Hrs.|
|Duration of tour:||8:00 Hours approximately.|
|Pick up and drop off places:||Hotels in Flores|
|Price:||175 USD p.p (With minimum 2 persons)|
|Included:||Transportation round trip and guide.|
|Not included:||Entrance fee, food, tips to the guide or driver.|
|What to bring:||Sun cream and sun hat, closed and comfortable shoes, comfortable clothing for the tour, sunglasses, water and optional rain jacket (for the winter may to october)|