We walked along the paths for hours observing wildlife and other ruins of another civilization. We were able to see families of black monkeys swinging from tree to tree, ,howler monkeys, parrots, a beautiful bird that is a cousin to the Quetzal but not a quetzal, crocodiles and a long tail coati. The jacquar also lives in this forest but we were not privie to see his face...although I was watching for him as I followed the trails of our tour guide.
Lopez was his name and he was a fluent English speaker and knew his history of the Mayan culture.
Bob and the younger generation made it to the tops of all the pyramids and temples.
Bob was up and down pyramids all day long.
This is our view from on top of Temple V. It was the first temple/pyramid built at Tikal. It was constructed around the year 600 AD by the ruler Animal Skull. The tomb of this ruler was found inside the structure at the North Acropolis. It was a beautiful view from the top..... over 250 steps.