Yaxha National Park Private Day Tour: Uncover Mayan History and Guatemalan Culture
17 Ratings
Uncover the rich Mayan history and vibrant Guatemalan culture on a private day tour of Yaxha National Park. Explore ancient ruins, learn about archaeology, and immerse yourself in the region's flora and fauna.
Duration: 9 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Yaxha - Yaxha is an archaeological site 75km away from Tikal. It is also a place where you can enjoy nature and water since it’s located between two lakes that can be seen from the top of several temples. Yaxha is located in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve, which is the second biggest jungle in the Americas.

7:30 a.m. – We will meet you and pick you up at your hotel or the airport.

9:15 a.m. – Arrive at Yaxha National Park and begin the tour.

12:15 p.m. – Tour ends and we’ll eat lunch at a local restaurant

12:45 p.m. – After lunch we head back to Flores
3.30 to 4.00pm: back at flores hotel


Hiking or tennis shoes

Rain jacket

Outdoor clothing

Bug spray


Personal medications

Water for tour

English/Spanish tour guide

We can take photographs of you or your group

Round-trip transportation with A/C from your hotel
Lunch and soft drink.
Park Fees.




Airport, Flores, Tikal - Yaxha - Airport, Flores, Tikal

What's Included
  • Private transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Car with Insurance
  • Lunch
  • In-vehicle air conditioning
  • All fees and/or taxes
What's Not Included
  • Tips
  • Museum fees
Additional Information

What makes our tours unique is our passion and commitment to our job, along with our compassionate consideration towards our clients. We constantly aim to ensure that our tours surpass your anticipations in all aspects, particularly in the realm of experience and worth.

Tikal VIP Tours is suitably named reflecting our clientele’s significance—we endeavour to offer a VIP encounter for all and wish that your stay in Guatemala will be an unforgettable journey.

We offer an exclusive day tour of Yaxha National Park inclusive of two-way transportation from the airport or nearby hotels to Tikal & Flores. You will gain insights into Mayan and Guatemalan history and culture, archaeology, and the district’s plant and animal life.

National Park
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(17 Ratings)
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May 19, 2024
Excellent - Excellent guides, very good attention and very good shared information. I went with a group of students from Turilos and the experience helped a lot in their training.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jan 25, 2024
Great guides! Yaxha Ruins and Shuttle Transfer - Very knowledgable guides, very friendly and helpful. Tour of Yaxha Ruins and a shuttle from Flores to San Ignacio. Bi-lingual guide, great for us as we only speak a little spanish. Lots of monkeys, birds, and other wildlife in Yaxha. Guides helped us through border crossing, very generous. Thanks guys, for making Guatemala a great visit for us!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Dec 27, 2023
Elmer is the best Guatemalan tour guide! - We stayed in Guatemala for a week and a half and did several different tours—Elmer was by far the BEST tour guide we had! Despite Tikal being the #1 destination in the region, Yaxha should not be missed! It is a less crowded park so the vibe is calm and more intimate. Elmer is incredibly kind and knowledgeable, we were very curious and he answered all of our questions not only about Yaxha but about the surrounding nature and Guatemala as a whole.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 10, 2023
Exceptional Elmer - Normally I do not write a review if I am only going to repeat what others have said. However, I am making an exception in the case of Elmer Omar Alvarado, of Tikal VIP Tours, because he is exceptional and fully worthy of the praise bestowed upon him. I got to know Elmer through WhatsApp messages that began a month before the date of our tour, when I was looking for a tour guide for Yaxha. The adjectives applicable to Elmer throughout the WhatsApp communications and on the day of the tour include friendly, responsive, courteous, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, humorous, empathetic, self-effacing, accommodating (in all cases, exceedingly so). I could go on, but I think I have made the point. To put my extolling of Elmer in context, I am not known for being lavish with praise. And I am also not a newcomer to international travel. While this was my first trip south of the US border, since 1969, when I joined the US Peace Corps, I have spent years living, working and/or traveling in places other than my native New York (including Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia/Pacific). I have come across very few people who so love what they do and are so good at it as Elmer. Our WhatsApp communications gave me high expectations that could easily have been unfulfilled. However, from the moment that Elmer arrived (on time!) he lived up to those expectations. Bravo, Elmer!
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Mar 8, 2023
Amazing visit to Yaxha, the lost Mayan city - This tour is a must if you are visiting Peten. Do not just visit Tikal if you want to have a full idea about the Mayan culture. Elmer is an amazing tour guide, he knows a lot and have pleasure explaining everything you want to know. Yaxha is "the lost city", very different than Tikal since just 5% have been dug. The forest covering most of the temples and archeological area gives an "Indiana Jones" feeling. Elmer will climb to every pyramid (I've seen other tour guides waiting down), and will transmit all the time the passion he feels about the Mayan culture. They picked me up with his brother from my hotel, drove 90 minutes to Yaxha, and we walked and climbed almost 4 hours around the ruins. He was not in any rush at all. He took effort to spot wild animals too, and we had luck to see hauling monkeys and a beautiful bird (cousin of the holy Quetzal) called Straight Tailed Trogon. After the tour we had lunch in a local place with greta food, I tried the Chicken Ramon, which is the speciality (Ramon is a nut that just grows in this area). They dropped me off in Isla de Flores in our way back, which is a nice tiny island with colorful architecture, worth to visit. Thank you Elmer for this pleasant experience
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May 5, 2022
Fantastic Yaxha VIP Private Day Tour with Elmer! - The Yaxha VIP Private Day Tour with Elmer was a great value and seamless day trip to Yaxha! Elmer is a fantastic guide who very much enriched my experience at Yaxha with insights and information that really brought the experience alive for me. He picked me up at my hotel in Tikal park in a comfortable air conditioned van- navigated us along the "free massage" road to Yaxha :) and got us though and around the few crowds that were around so that it was a very personal and uncrowded experience. I'm also very grateful that Elmer is a patient man with folks like me who are scared of heights and not accustomed to high temperatures and humidity. After our tour at Yaxha- we stopped for lunch at a fantastic restaurant with mayanut /romannut chicken and soup- and the BEST handmade tortilla. So delicious! Elmer also arranged a tour for me the next day at Tikal with his colleague Jeovanni. I was equally satisfied and recommend both!
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Dec 15, 2021
Highly Recommended - This was my favorite tour of our 10-day trip! Our guide was the BEST! So knowledgeable and fun and the food was so yummy!
Review provided by Viator
Aug 17, 2021
Beautiful views! - Beautiful site not as crowded as Tikal but equally interesting. Absolutely stunning views with lots of rainforest wildlife to see!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 3, 2021
Under rated place to visit, along with Tikal. VIP is the best - I visited both Tikal and Yaxha with VIP tours. Elmer is absolutely a phenomenal tour guide. You cannot go wrong booking Elmer, as his knowledge is outstanding and he really gives people a VIP treatment with hotel pick up, flexibility, and the small touches. As far as the park itself, it was well worth the visit. Smaller than Tikal. The day I went, there was literally 1 other group in the entire place, so it felt like I had the entire place to myself. Maybe this was due to COVID and/or going mid-week. Either way, it was awesome to go. One tip - do the sunset tour. It overlooks two lakes & you can see for miles.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 27, 2020
Very passionate guide, informative trip. - One of the things that make your journey in a foreign land memorable is how a local passionately tells the story about his place. In my case, Elmer was very passionate in imparting his stories, about Guatemala, Yaxha and all. He knows his stuff. Transportation provided to Yaxha from the hotel was also very comfortable, and food places recommended were memorable.
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