Rise early and drive an hour to the ruins of Tikal. The morning is a spectacular time to observe parrots, toucans, guans and oropendulas flying over the canopy and monkeys cavorting in the awakening rain forest. Over 285 species of birds have been identified here including toucans, hawks, motmots and parrots. Frequently seen are Howler and Spider monkeys, coati, peccary and deer. The elusive jaguar and ocelot also survive in this pristine rain forest habitat. Investigate the ancient ruins of Tikal. At its height, the population of Tikal was estimated to be 100,000 individuals residing over a 25-square- mile area. A local Maya guide will illuminate the archeology and culture of Tikal as you explore pyramids soaring above the jungle canopy and innumerable multi-leveled palaces, ball courts, plazas, temples, terraces, shrines and carvings. Enjoy a lunch and time on your own in the ruins before returning to La Lancha for the evening. Overnight at La Lancha Resort.