the Petén and Rio Dulce areas in the north and eastern parts of Guatemala. It was one of the most incredible trips of my life!
I was deeply moved in visiting the ancient Mayan sites of Tikal and
Uaxactún. It was impossible to be
indifferent next to the temples and pyramids, these structures of massive
limestone towering well above the tallest trees in the surrounding jungle,
placed with incredible precision so that every year the path of solstices and
equinoxes is light passing through an opening in the stones.
Petén is home to one of the world’s largest remaining rainforests and is
also considered to be the “cradle of Mayan civilization” a region where the
Mayan calendar was perfected and the incredible site of Tikal constructed, over
a period of nearly 2000 years.