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Jumping off the bridge at Semuc Champey  
   

Jumping off the bridge at Semuc Champey

Flores to Semuc Champey

June 18th 2006
Having recharged the batteries at the Finca Ixobel, I boarded a bus for the Island town of Flores which sits on the Lago de Peten Itza in the Peten region of the Country. This town would be our base camp for the next 2 days, and our launching point for exploration of the impressive Mayan ruins of Tikal. Peten´s capital is a very small town; it was possible to walk the inner ring road in about ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Petén Region

Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
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