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Izapa & Pico del Loro


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Visit to la Piedra el Pico de Loro, peculiar rock formation and one of the most oldest archaological Maya site chiapas.
  • Explore the ancient city of Izapa.

  • Learn about the Mayan Ball Game.

  • Visit the Pico del Loro.

  • Enjoy a Mexican lunch.

From the Pier you will travel to the Pico de Loro (Parrot`s beak), a very peculiar rock formation, located at the bottom of the Tacana Volcano. After a short 15-minute hike, you will get to the massive rock and then will have the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and forest.  

Then you continue to Izapa, where you will enjoy a typical mexican lunch. Afterwards discover the Archaeological Site, one of the most important Maya sites of the region because of its history and strategic location right where it used to be the jade and cacao trade Mayan route. Your guide will show you the still existing ball game and the rest of the remaining buildings of this Mayan Center while explaining the history of this unique civilization. After a day’s adventure it’s time to go back to your ship.

Practical information

  • Language: English and Spanish.

  • Included: 2 x water, soda or beer per person – at restaurant.  Chicken fajitas or chicken tacos with guacamole. 

  • Remarks/requirements: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes, bug spray. Extra money (USD or MXN). 

  • Walking information: Approx. 1 km walk; uneven terrain. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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