El Peten Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in El Peten - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Tikal 7

Lake Petexbatun 3

Monumento Natural Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo 2

Flores 2

El Mirador 1

Sayaxche and Ceibal 1

El Zotz 1

Uaxactun 1

El Remate 1

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Biotopo Cerro Cahuí

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With around 1,500 acres of rain forest, Biotopo Cerro Cahuí near El Remate is one of the most accessible wildlife reserves in El Petén.

Canopy Tours Tikal

  • Tour–Sight

The fun folks at Canopy Tours Tikal have expeditions that take you to the true heart of the rain forest—not on ground level, but more...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Upriver about 10 miles (17 km) from Sayaxché are the impressive ruins of Ceibal, frequently rendered "Seibal" in English. The site takes...

Dos Pilas

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Dos Pilas is about 7 miles (12 km) west of the northern end of Lake Petexbatún. The nearest town is Sayaxché. Dos Pilas was founded...

EM Tours

  • Tour–Sight

These guides provide private and small group tours, including sunrise tours, with a bounty of knowledge to share.

Ecotourism & Adventure Specialists

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This company's professionally run tours include an option for hotel pickup in Flores in the morning, and then hotel drop-off in the late...

El Centro de Conservación e Investigación de Tikal

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Founded in 2012, the Center of Conservation and Research is a collaboration with the government of Japan. There's a small exhibition...

El Mirador

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

El Mirador, once equal in size and splendor to Tikal, may eventually equal Tikal as a must-see Mayan ruin. It's just now being explored,...

El Museo Lítico

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El Museo Lítico or Stelae Museum has stelae (commemorative stone slabs) found at Tikal and interesting photos from early archaeological...

El Museo Tikal

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El Museo Tikal has a replica of Ha Sawa Chaan K'awil's burial chamber and some ceramics and bones from the actual tomb (the jade, however,...


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