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The little-touristed ruins of Aguateca Archaeological Site are worth the long trip for at least three reasons. First, to get here, you’ll traverse Petexbatún Wildlife Refuge, a birders paradise of mangroves and marshlands, in a motorized canoe. Second, the city was abandoned so suddenly, during a massive attack in 830AD, that everyday relics were preserved Pompeii-style, in place, offering archaeologists an unprecedented look at everyday Mayan life.

Finally, Aguateca Archaeological Site is strategically located atop a 90-meter (300-foot) limestone bluff, fortified with defensive walls. These form a massive ravine that divides the city, La Grieta, traversed by an old stone bridge. Amazing.

More than 700 structures still stand at this site, with its epic views over the Petexbatún Basin, far from the tour buses and casual tourists. Several plaster walls and murals dating from the Classic Period, when Aguateca and neighboring Dos Pilas formed the region’s dominant polity, are unique in the region.

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Day Trip to The Aguateca Archaeological Site

Day Trip to The Aguateca Archaeological Site

Journey back to ancient times on this full-day tour of the Aguateca archaeological site and discover the remains of a Mayan settlement dating from 300BC. Look out for crocodiles and iguanas as you cruise along the Rio Pasion to reach Aguateca. Then, follow your guide to the most impressively preserved ruins, perched on a 90-meter (300-foot) tall limestone bluff and enjoy magnificent views over the Petexbatun Lagoon. This private tour includes lunch and round-trip transport from the Mundo Maya International Airport or your Flores hotel.
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Should I book Aguateca Archaeological Site tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Aguateca Archaeological Site can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Aguateca Archaeological Site tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Aguateca Archaeological Site 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Aguateca Archaeological Site costs USD 326.93. Guided Aguateca Archaeological Site tours start around USD 326.93 per person. See all 1 Aguateca Archaeological Site tickets and tours on Viator.
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