Yaxha ecotour

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The Yaxha ecotour is a full-day that can easily be extended to a mult-day ecotour encompassing many other Maya sites in the same Yaxha adventure. Yaxha is an impressive Maya site with incredible views. Yaxha reminds many of Motul, on the opposite side of Lake Peten Itza, on a bigger Maya scale.

The Maya Yaxha kingdom dominated an area of ~100 miles with an estimated population of 50,000 Maya. The Yaxha Maya ruins encompass ~500 structures on the shores of Lake Yaxha. The view from the top of the tallest pyramid looks over the entire blue-green of Lake Yaxha – Yaxha means blue-green in Maya.

A common itinerary with this Maya ecotour is to include Tikal and Uaxactun all in the same adventure – staying an additional night at an awesome ecolodge with absolutely amazing sunset views and enjoy an excellent dinner on the edge of an ancient Maya lake.

Yaxha Maya ecotour

Interesting to note that Yaxha was not even half the size of el Mirador / la Danta.

aerial view of the acropolis at Yaxha

For your ecotour to Yaxha we highly recommend you also include a visit to the Maya ruins of Topoxté that occupy a small group of islands (Topoxte, Cante and Paxte) at the southwestern end of the lake Yaxha. If you have the budget + time, include Tikal + Uaxactun on the same ecotour – highly recommended. Better still, come during a full moon and add a temazcal / sweat lodge for a complete Maya experience.

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