The Maya believed everything had a soul, including images of people and things. At Holmul, glyphs explain exactly who a carving was for and why: a king who had just died.
|Expedition done at The Mayan Biosphere Reserve|
|DIFFICULTY: Level 2|
|BEST AT: January to May||
Doing a two-day trip and overnight, you can do these activities in the Mayan Jungle such as:
*If vegetarian or allergic to any kind of food, please let us know.
6:30 AM Morning transfer to Melchor (time is flexible depending on you)
Start the 4x4 route to the Mayan reserve.
Tour of El Pilar, a small archalegical site, shared by Guatemala and Belize
Lunch in route.
Dinner and time to live with sound of the jungle.
Overnight – Camping at Holmul.
Jungle morning wake up call
7:00am- Typical Guatemalan breakfast in Holmul camp
Jungle walk with visit to the site of Holmul to see the frizo and the mask.
Enjoy the camp and the jungle
Departure to Melchor, after lunch.
7:30 pm aproxx. Return to Flores.End of Jungle trek.
B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner.
This expedition in off route 4x4 is operated by Turismo Aventura (transportation, guide, camp equipment and meals) and the people of the Holmul Archaeological Project.
Petén is quite hot most of the year, we can consider that the best season is from December to May. The hottest season is from March to May and June to Nov. is the rainy season.
We recommend doing it from Nov. to May. The trail to Nakum is open all days in the year but in rainy season the routes can get muddy and swampy.
Note: In dry season April and May is possible visit in vehicle 4x4, please ask.
Keep in mind that all your personal belongings will have to be carried by yourself for at least 14 km. Therefore we recommend you to pack as light as possible.
All you will be required to carry is a daypack containing items you will need during the trek (camera, sunscreen, t-shirt, bugs-spray, personal hygienic items, personal first-AID kit etc.).
1 Backpack (water-proof), where you can carry all your personal items.
1 Daypack (water-proof) that you can carry yourself.Footwear
July, August, September, October, November: Rainy season. The foot-wear for this season is got to be water-proof, rubber-boots are recommended to bring along.
December, January, February (best time): This time of the year is fairly easy so hiking shoes are good enough.
March, April, May and June: This is the dry season so take in consideration that you will put with temperatures between: 90-109 Fahrenheit / 30-38 Celsius.
Feel free to bring your sandals as well to be used at the camp-sites, although it is important to use the ones with toe-protection.
July, August, September, and October: It is our rainy season therefore all your clothes may get soaked. We recommend you to put two or three sets of clothes in water-proof-bags so you can have dried ones at any time. Rain gear and towels.
November, December, January, and February: This are transitional months, we get affected by cool fronts, and therefore we recommend to bring sweaters and warm-clothes. We recommend you to put two or three sets of clothes in water-proof-bags so you can have dried ones at any time. Rain gear and towels.
March, April, and May: This is the hottest and most humid time of the year, and therefore light-clothes. As we tend to have occasional showers it is recommended to bring rain-gear.
Important: All the above information needs to be taken as guide-line, but since weather is nearly impossible to predict take all the advice possible. Check weather fore-cast.And don’t forget to bring:
Water container always with you, flashlight and batteries, broad-brim or peaked cap, sunblock, insect repellent, toiletries.
You also have to bring a copy of your passport with you on the trek, is preferable to leave the original I a safe deposit box or luggage (at the hotel).