Ceibal

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Ceibal is in Peten of Guatemala.

Understand[edit]

Ceibal is a small Mayan ruin. The site contains one temple and alot of Stelas (statues).

History[edit]

Mayan Ruins

Landscape[edit]

Jungle, River, Hills.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Palms, lots of mosquitos, turtles, monkeys, ant-eaters.

Climate[edit]

Hot

Get in[edit]

From Guatemala City take a bus to Coban then from Coban take a bus to Sayaxche.

If your coming from Flores take a bus to Libertad and then another bus to Sayaxche.

Once your at Sayaxche head down to the river and ask the guys with the boats. The trip takes about an hour each way and is overpriced ($50 for one person, $70 for 3 people - May 2008).

If you like you can take a boat from Sayaxche to Aguateca also, it`s on the same river but in the opposite direction to Ceibal.

If your in Flores you could do a day trip to Ceibal, many tour agents in Flores will take you by bus direct to Sayaxche and arrange the boat for you as well as providing lunch and return transport to Flores, the advertised price (May 2008) is $80 per person. Tours are available to Aguateca and Dos Pilas also.

Fees/Permits[edit]

None

Get around[edit]

Walk

See[edit][add listing]

Animals, statues, one temple.

Do[edit][add listing]

Take photos, swat mosquitos.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Souvenirs

Eat[edit][add listing]

What you bring with you.

Drink[edit][add listing]

What you bring with you.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

In Sayaxche or just come for the day and head on to Flores or......

Lodging[edit]

None.

Camping[edit]

I don`t think so.

Backcountry[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Come to Sayaxche with a tour company rather than the local buses or your backpack might mysteriously fall off the roof, mine did, that rope tying it down must have broken and those guys travelling on the roof must have been looking the other way. If you must come by the local microbus be prepared to be crammed in with 29 people, a box of chickens and 6 blokes on the roof.

Get out[edit]

Take the boat back to Sayaxche then a bus to Coban or Flores.



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