Extensions for this trip include visits to the Peten sites of: Dos Pilas, Arroyo de Piedra, Punta de Chimino, Uaxactun
View map of Mayan Heartland.
Day 1: Fly to Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, evening arrival, transfer to Palenque. Overnight at La Canada region
Day 5: All day to visit the vast
site of Tikal. Observe the abundant flora
and fauna, bird watch, walk through the
tropical rainforest and learn about Mayan
history. Hotel in the Park..
Day 6: Travel 2 hrs to Sayaxche,
lunch and an afternoon visit to El Seibal
National Park. Late afternoon transfer by
boat up the Rio Petexbatun to our lodge.
Dinner and overnight
Day 8: Travel downstream on the
Rio Pasion, visiting Altar De Sacrificios,
and camping along the Usumacinta river on
one of its large beach expanses.
River of Ruins Trip Testimonials:
"This tour/expedition/adventure kept us in a constant state of awe, in part due to the efforts of our tireless guides. Their vast knowledge of the history of the Maya, and their never-faltering willingness to share it with us made the history of the region come alive. I know that all of us felt privileged to have enjoyed this time in the company of such instructive and patient travel companions as Ceiba's Rachel and Joe."
- J.& D. Richter 2/08 River of Ruins
"We cannot say enough great things about our recent River of Ruins trip with Ceiba Adventures. It combined an ambitious itinerary, amazing historical and natural places, and some of the best guides I have ever traveled with. At every step of our journey doors were opened for us, boatman and drivers were there, and our days trek went without delays. Everyday I was amazed by the knowledge that our head guide Joe Orr possessed of the Mayan Cities we visited. Besides that he seemed to know of every plant and tree in the jungle and every bird that flew above us. At night his star talks and knowledge of astronomy was impressive. We had considered making this trip on our own. If we had we could not have covered half the places in twice the time, and none of the local guides had one quarter the information of the Mayan cities Joe had. This will not be the last time we travel with Ceiba. "
- Betty A., River of Ruins 2/07