Calakmul and Balam Ku Tour: The ancient Mayan city and the great forest. In Calakmul lie stones that tell stories of forgotten kings, builders of the largest city in the Classic Maya period. Dreams of power and glory hidden in the jungle.
Calakmul, the legendary city, is a spectacular site for its huge extension and for being in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve of the same name, home to countless species of flora and fauna.
Few places gather the magic that offers Calakmul when, from the top of the temple-mountain gaze is lost in the immense forest while the wind whispers ancient secrets.
Enjoy free time for breakfast at Escárcega befor you the visit the Calakmul archaeological site. You will walk through the jungle to discover the ancient palaces and temples of this huge city. You will know the history of one of the most powerful dynasties of the Classic Maya period. Finally you will see two of the largest pyramids in Mexico, ascend to them and contemplate the vast jungle that is one of the most important biosphere reserves in Americas.
Arrival to Balamkú and visit to the archaeological site. BalamkúIt (Temple of the Jaguar) is a small but very important site because its well-preserved frieze which summarizes the ancient Mayan worldview and religion.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: Approximately 16 hours.
Start/opening time: At 5am.
End/closing time: At 9pm.
Languages: Spanish and English.
Opening days/period: Daily.
Others: We recommend comfortable clothing and shoes, cap or hat, sunscreen, bug spray.
Itinerary may change due to causes beyond provider reach.
Average physical fitness required.