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... infested with mosquitoes and other insects (hence the birds), so we often had to do a little dance while trying to hold the binoculars steady.
Video : Collared Aracari (pair)
The first pond was disappointingly quiet. Except for crocodiles and some distant views of the Yucatan Woodpecker we scanned around in vain for some time. We then cut through the thicket to reach the ...
... a complex of 38 structures with a massive pyramid as its centerpiece. Tunnels dug by archaeologists reveal four similar pyramids beneath the outer face; the earliest structure dates from 700 BC, making this the oldest structure in Tikal. Our progress to the next structure was halted by the appearance of a Spider Monkey above us in the canopy.
Video: Spider Monkey spotted near Mundo Perdido
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After the sunset tour we returned home for dinner at the hotel (included in package) and straight to bed before a 3:45am wake up call to do the sunrise tour....it seemed like a good idea at the time but as it turned out, it was a very misty, foggy morning and after climbing a temple to wait for the sun to rise it unfortunately never did! ...
... they can climb 300 stairs) and it is something I would do again and again. After watching the sunrise, we explored the other Tikal ruins, including the plaza and temples. The scale of the place was incredible and it took nearly 4 hours just to walk round with our guide. Just to add to the day, I also held a tarantula. This evening has been spent packing, eating and booking hostels/trips for the next few days. Tomorrow we head to Semuc ...
... to our luck we had a lot of options. Prices started at Q50 for a dirty room with no view and shared bathroom and went up depending on facilities, but you could get a nice room with lake view, internet, private bathroom and breakfast for Q150 per night.
We finally decided for a place called "Los Estudiantes" which was located on Calle 30 de Junio (the next street parallel to the western side of the lake). It was a nice private room, with private bathroom (but no hot shower) and ...