Tikal

A popular UNESCO World Heritage site, so we decided to do the sunrise tour which was a slightly difficult choice as Yaxha the day before was a sunset tour! We had to leave at 0300 and we woke up at 5 past 3. Unfortunately Murray has forgotten the alarm only works if the phone is on, fortunately one of the girls had forgotten her ticket so had come back to the hostel with the driver: phew. We had 5 minutes to get ready and the bus hurtled through the dark. We picked up our guide who looked at his watch while shaking his head.
We were not even last on the bus, one couple kept us waiting another 10 minutes; buses here always seem to wait for locals. Anyway we finally got through the ticket checks, have our wrist bands put on individually and slowly. After a short cut and rapid march through the jungle we arrive in plenty of time at the pyramid. We are nothing like the last to arrive and all our worries about being responsible for a whole group missing the sunrise at Tikal have thankfully disappeared.
Even better we are at Tikal for one of the 6 religious days of the year. So the Grand Plaza has a marapino being played, dancers and a shaman. Another great day out.

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