Piedras Negras Expedition
2 days & 1 night
Piedras Negras is the largest of the sites along the Usumacinta River, some 25 miles downstream from Yaxchilan. The ancient name of this politic center could have been Yo’ki’b, perhaps meaning “the entrance”. Inspired by the deep canyons of downstream or pond nearby hat the Maya associated the underworld.
Expedition done at The Sierra del Lacandon, Petén, Guatemala DIFFICULTY: Level 2 BEST AT: All year
- Navigating through the Usumacinta river.
- Camping experience.
- Visit 2 first class Mayan sites
- Landscape of the Sierra del Lacandon
- Explore Yaxchilan and its lintels
- Rapids level I and II
Doing a two-day trip and overnight, you can do these activities in the Mayan Jungle such as:
Package Includes:Transportation by land and water
All meals (1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch 1 Dinner).
Camping gear, comfortable sleeping mattress.
2 person per tent clean, or single.
Water for washing every day.
Happy hour with tea or coffee on camp.
Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel.
Emergency First-aid kit. (guide)
Does not Includes:Tips for guide, staff at El Porvenir Camp
Flight Ticket to Flores
Travel Insurance. (Check that your insurance covers you for trekking and consider joining a local emergency.)
What to bring for your jungle tour:Long pants, short pants, long sleeves shirt, t-shirts, Small daypack, sunglasses, insect repellent, rain coat, cap, boot or tennis shoes, flashlight, Binoculars, Camera, batteries and charger.
*If vegetarian or allergic to any kind of food, please let us know.
Day 1 – Flores – La Técnica – Piedras Negras B L D
7:00 AM Morning transfer to La Técnica village community (time is flexible depending on you)
The photo-opportunities along the river make this trip a great adventure.
10:00 am – Take the boat downstream on the river.
01:00 pm – Box-Lunch on the way.
02:00 pm – Arrival to Piedras Negras. The visit includes the ball-court area, K-5 structure, West Acropolis, Tatiana Proskouriakof´s tomb, West Group, South Group and the famous Steam-bath building.
05:00 pm – Then continue to El Porvenir camp-site by boat, 15 minutes ride there camping.
06:00 pm – Dinner at the camp and Introduction lecture of Yaxchilan and delivery of next day´s activities.
Overnight – El Porvenir Ranger camp.
Day 2 – Porvenir – Yaxchilan / Flores B L
Jungle morning wake up call. Today explore Yaxchilan an allied city of Tikal and Palenque.
08:00 am – Departure to Yaxchilan 2.5 hrs. navigate the Usumacinta River, which runs between Guatemala and Mexico.
10:30 am – Yaxchilan whose name means "Place of Green Stones" in maya, 3 magnificent stelae and lintels with well-preserved maze even make it a unique place of the mayan cities.
02:30 pm - Arrival time at Corozal Border. Then take a transfer to Flores. -3hrs. aproxx.End of Jungle trek End of Jungle trek.
B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner.