Hi Miyozo, In order to see the sunrise at the ruins you would defenitely need to stay a night in Uaxactun. Could be a tent (your or rented) or cabins of donia Neria. This sis simply because of the fact that no one will... 続きを読む
Hi Miyozo, In order to see the sunrise at the ruins you would defenitely need to stay a night in Uaxactun. Could be a tent (your or rented) or cabins of donia Neria. This sis simply because of the fact that no one will allow you to drive through the park at night - and the road to Uaxactun goes through the Tikal ruins that are oficially closed till 8 am. I would suggest more - to meet one sunrise at Tikal ruins (Temple IV), and just the nex day (equinox) at Uaxactun. The reason - the one at Tikal is way more spectacular as you see the horison from the highest temple of the complex, far above the forrest, and in Uaxactun, as far as I remember, the horison is pretty much closed by the trees in every of "e-groups" (the complexes of buildings used to watch equinoxes and solstices), so the actual sunrise would be more a symbolical action. In that route, you would need to stay one night at one of the hotels in Tikal park area, arrange "sunrise watching tour" - it is oficially approved and the organised groups are taken to the Temple VI before the sunrise and before the oficial opening hour of the park. Then spend the rest of the day among beautiful temples of Tikal, and proceed to Uaxactun at afternoon with someone you would hire as transportation and guide. You may spend the rest of the day exploring the ruins of Uaxactun, get know the local comunity of xateros, adn visit the museum of mayan artifacts of donia Neria. Next morning you would be ready for the sunrize at Uaxactun then.