Hostal Hermano Pedro Tikal
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Hermano Pedro Tikal El Remate
Hostal Hermano Pedro in the small village of El Remate is a very good option for low budget travellers. Accomodations are basic but the place is really nice, and so is Arturo the owner.
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We left Belize early in the morning and headed to the border about 20 minutes away from the Eco Lodge. This time it was a straight forward border crossing for everyone in the group. We then spent the morning in a minibus travelling westwards into Guatemala. The scenery had changed from the flat fields of Belize and sandy beaches to hilly mountains that were covered with tropical rain forest. The houses and villages along the way ...
... candlelight. After a good 45 minute journey we arrived to Temple 4, the tallest in the ancient Mayan city of Tikal. Here we climbed what seemed to be endless wooden steps before eventually moving onto the actual ruin. After sitting down this was really an aw-inspiring moment, looking out over the jungle canopy in the moonlight in almost dead silence. I got the goose pimple feeling you get when listening to a great song or watching an amazing film. Shortly after ...
... like that our minivan stopped and we were swarmed by a couple dozen people who were there to either offer us accommodations or transport us to our final destination, Semuc Champey, which was still nearly an hour away.
We did have the company who sold us our bus ticket arrange a hostel for us, so somehow we found someone from that hostel who quickly loaded us in the back of a 4 X 4 that would take us to Semuc Champey. Our luggage was thrown in the back and ...
... to cheer with everyone of the wolfpack. At the end we got to jump off the bridge, which was around 8m high and I really wished they had told us before and not after we jumped that there were rocks under the water on the left side. For luck nobody got injured. Semuc was a great adventure you probably could not do anywhere else in the world, at least not in the western world as there was a million safety issues that would cause some headaches in Germany or Australia. ...
... with caution (can't remember the Spanish words for this one)” or “Zona Escola (school zone)” but that didn’t deter Eddie from driving between 80 – 100kms per hour. I kept on sliding from my seat and had to hold on for the first 5 hours of the drive. He also decided that this drive was the right time to teach his little mate how to drive up the mountains, at least his little mate drove at normal speeds.
We get to Santa Elena ...