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Uaxactún is an archaeological site and one of the last traditional Petén communities settled in the heart of the Maya Biosphere Reserve since the early1900´s. <br>The site of Uaxactún with its ancient name of Siaan K'aan or Born in Heaven, is located in the north of Petén, Guatemala. <br><br>Uaxactún also known as Waxactún, was a major Mayan city situated about twelve miles north of the most important Mayan city, in the classic period, Tikal. <br>The ceramic Acropolis Plaza sequence that came out of early work there provided the basis for the entire Maya lowland chronology. The different groups in Uaxactún are also the gold standard in the archaeology nomenclature used in all the Maya sites. <br><br>The art work in Uaxactún are also among the finest. The earliest examples of the use of Zero by the Maya Culture, are Uaxactún's Stelas 18 and 19, on 357 AD.
This full-day tour of Tikal offers the opportunity to see one of Guatemala's most amazing archeological sites. Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal) with an expert guide, and learn about the ancient culture that constructed its steep-sided temples and plazas. Explore the beauty of these pre-Columbian Mayan ruins on a day trip from Flores, Santa Elena Peten or Mundo Maya International Airport. Round-trip hotel or airport transport and lunch are included.
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