More pictures at Tikal:

This is a gum tree. You can see the criss-cross marks on the side where it had been cut.

Our guide said it wasn’t too uncommon to find a dead body at the base of a tree from where the cutter would accidently slash his own support rope.

Archeologists can tell there are ruins buried here because the roots of the tree are above ground. They are still uncovering ruins in the area!

Part of the seven altars:

The peanut-head butterfly:


From Tikal we headed back to Antigua, but not before having lunch in Flores!

And we took another boat ride on the Rio Dulce to see the Old Spanish Fort that’s about 500 years old.

This is the Guatemalan president’s river house: