*The “Itza” are a Guatemalan ethnic group of Maya, and also means “enchanted waters”
“Nunca olvidare aquellos momentos”
At the Tikal National Park, the 80% of this cosmopolitan ancestral city still cover for centuries of vegetation. In most of the pre-columbian ruins usually you just can see but not touch and you are not aloud to go inside of the pyramid. Imagine my surprise when I was able to go in and see how was to live in those times. I learned that when the final inhabitants abandoned the city in the 10th or 11th centuries and the rainforest claimed the ruins for the next thousand years, some of Tikal’s population may have migrated to the Peten Lakes region, which remained heavily populated in spite of a plunge in population levels in the first half of the 9th century.The most likely cause of collapse at Tikal is overpopulation and agrarian failure.
The Tikal National Park is very quiet, not to many travelers can reach this location but It is safe, and the Guatemalan people is very friendly. I encourage everybody to go and discover it!
What an amazing day at the Tikal National Park!
From here I was able to see the main plaza, the acropolis, Temple of the Mask, and the Peten Itza Lake. This Temple rises 47 meters high and was completed around 740-750 AD.
Tikal: the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located in the archaeological region of the Petén, northern Guatemala. The site is part of Guatemala’s Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In that trip I visited also Flores at the Peten Itza Lake. The memories of this places and people from Santa Elena will always have a special place in my heart!
In the 3rd day of the Inca Trail we reached the high point of altitude, 4050 meters. We touched the clouds! I will never forget that moment! With Richard and the two visitors from Chile.
After 4 days on the Inca trail, we reached our destination, Machu Picchu. The magnificent views, the curiosity, the emotions overcome the four days on the forest, the rain, the fatigue. We conquer our dream, been able to walk on the trail used for centuries for the Incas from Cuzco to Machu Picchu.