Tag Archives: Jungle

The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest

What I missed in all my travels through the world of the Maya, was a book that concisely explains how and where the interesting Mayan ruins are located, how to get there, a short guide which otherwise was limited to the description of the Maya sites and lacked the overload of restaurant and hotel descriptions.

Getting Around Peten – Guatemala – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

The third and last chapter of this article will guide you deep in the pre-classic period of the Mayan history. We leave Mexico now and cross the border to Guatemala. In the second chapter we watched the Maya sites in Chiapas. The last station was Palenque. And here in Palenque I begin. Flores and the … Continue reading Getting Around Peten – Guatemala – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

Yaxhá – Pyramids, Temples, a Lake and the Jungle

Yaxha in mayan language means blue-green water. It is the Name of an ancient city of the Maya civilization in the low-lands of Guatemala. The site is located in the Guatemalan state Petén. It is just few miles from the border to Belize. The name is spoken like Yash-Ha. The ancient town was build near the Lake Yaxha. It is surrounded by a … Continue reading Yaxhá – Pyramids, Temples, a Lake and the Jungle

El Mirador – Pyramids hidden in the Jungle – Guatemala Adventure

The highest pyramids and the largest Maya town ever detected, El Mirador in Guatemala is not only a site full of superlatives. It is the most adventurous travel destination for people interested in the ancient culture of the Mayas. El Mirador – A Real  Treasure Hidden in the Rain Forest No street, just mule trails across … Continue reading El Mirador – Pyramids hidden in the Jungle – Guatemala Adventure

Tikal – Mayan Pyramids and Temple Ruins in the Jungle of Guatemala

Tikal is an ancient Maya town located in the rain forest of the low-land of the department Peten in Guatemala. It was known since the Spanish have conquered the highlands of Guatemala and was never completely forgotten. Cortez passed the area, but did not mention the existence of the town. Various expeditions have been undertaken to … Continue reading Tikal – Mayan Pyramids and Temple Ruins in the Jungle of Guatemala

Giant Maya Frieze found in Holmul – Guatemala

National Geographic announced the finding of a giant Maya frieze yesterday. The frieze, that is unique in size and quality was found in Holmul in Guatemala. Archaeologists estimate that the age of this artwork is about 1500 years old. – 2013-08-07 Holmul is a Maya site in the north east of Guatemala near the border … Continue reading Giant Maya Frieze found in Holmul – Guatemala