The Lost World of Tikal

The Lost World of Tikal

The crew of SV Ad Astra joined the crew of SV Maple in exploring the Mayan ruined city of Tikal and the modern lakeside town of Flores in Guatemala.

We love Mayan ruins and have seen Uxmal, Chitchenitza, Tulum, Coba, and Ek Balam. Without a doubt, Tikal, is the most impressive yet. A blend of the cool wooded walkways of Coba, the huge expanses of Chitchenitza (without the crowds!) and the detailed architecture of Uxmal - with much more wildlife! Spider monkeys and howler monkeys common above (watch the monkey bombs!)

We stayed at the Jungle Lodge inside of Tikal - highly recommend it - but if you can bring your own food and beverages - the restaurant has good service but quite over priced for the quality.

Green Carpet

Green Carpet

Canada Jones

Canada Jones

Spooky Tunnel

Spooky Tunnel

We are getting younger!

We are getting younger!

Truly Impressive Walls - Beautiful and High - 700 AD

Truly Impressive Walls - Beautiful and High - 700 AD

Templos I, II, III from Templo IV

Templos I, II, III from Templo IV

Maple in Tikal

Maple in Tikal

Flowers in Flores

Flowers in Flores

Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo and Juliet?

A Laced Mushroom

A Laced Mushroom

Yellow Flowers

Yellow Flowers

Character in Flores

Character in Flores

Kaiwen Strolling in Flores

Kaiwen Strolling in Flores

Winding Streets

Winding Streets

Yellow

Yellow

Pride of Color

Pride of Color

Lunch in Flores

Lunch in Flores

The Sentinal Tree

The Sentinal Tree

A Romantic Frame

A Romantic Frame

Su Kuei

Su Kuei

The Young Explorers Club

The Young Explorers Club

SV Maple

SV Maple

New Tree like a Boss

New Tree like a Boss

Moss Carpeted Stairs

Moss Carpeted Stairs

You Walk Along A Shady Jungle Path

You Walk Along A Shady Jungle Path

Kaiwen

Kaiwen

An Urban Park

An Urban Park

Canada Jones II

Canada Jones II

Geometric Recycling

Geometric Recycling

You see a crumbing tower - what do you do?

You see a crumbing tower - what do you do?

Trees Dressed in Red

Trees Dressed in Red

Yavin IV

Yavin IV

Kaiwen on Yavin IV

Kaiwen on Yavin IV

Great Clouds

Great Clouds

SV Maple and SV Ad Astra

SV Maple and SV Ad Astra

Miniature Woodlands

Miniature Woodlands

Two Volume Set

Two Volume Set

1300 Years

1300 Years

Stone is impressive

Stone is impressive

Holding hands never gets old

Holding hands never gets old

Max and Kaiwen

Max and Kaiwen

Jurassic Trees

Jurassic Trees

Jurassic Trees II - notice the vine

Jurassic Trees II - notice the vine

What Gravity?

What Gravity?

Templo III

Templo III

The Main Plaza

The Main Plaza

Joking with Kaiwen

Joking with Kaiwen

A Queen's Tomb

A Queen's Tomb

Resting on a Tower

Resting on a Tower

Main Plaza II

Main Plaza II

Canada Jones III

Canada Jones III

Striking

Striking

Postcard

Postcard

Wet Avenue

Wet Avenue

Walk the Plank!

Walk the Plank!

The Admiral

The Admiral

Flores Colors

Flores Colors

Jungle Lodge Pool

Jungle Lodge Pool

An Anteater having breakfast

An Anteater having breakfast

Alien Tree

Alien Tree

A Walk through Time

A Walk through Time

Joining the Rebel Alliance!

Joining the Rebel Alliance!

Green, green, green and more green!

Green, green, green and more green!

Woody Shrooms

Woody Shrooms

A Pixie's Balcony

A Pixie's Balcony

A grass-like Tillandsia

A grass-like Tillandsia

Stone is Forever (mostly)

Stone is Forever (mostly)

Stone is Forever (mostly) II

Stone is Forever (mostly) II

Backlight Tower

Backlight Tower

Adventure is over - heading home

Adventure is over - heading home

Cheers!

Cheers!