At 02:30 the Unicorns of my alarm that goes off are telling us to wake up, so we crawl out of bed and head down to the lobby. Our driver is exactly on time. After 2 more stops, our group is complete. To our luck, he asks us if everyone got their extra 250 GTQ (33.40 USD) for the entry and the guide. Hmm, noone had told us. There is an ATM on our way though. Just before we get to Tikal, Luis, our guide joins us. A very energetic, fun guy. At the entry he already starts talking about the jungle animals, plants… and lots more. He could really be Steve Irwins long-lost brother – a true nature guy.
There are a lot of hazard-signs on our way to Tikal: Pumas, snakes, anteaters, turkeys… I drink the first Irish Cream Coffee I took with me – I still feel half-asleep. We switch on our torches and start walking to the temple area (I really love my new Fenix-torch: The moment I switch it on, everyone in front turns around, surprised. A small gizmo, but with almost the brightness of a spotlight ). There are 7 different temples. We are going to see the sunrise from temple #4. We pass temple #1 and #3 which is totally overgrown and reach temple #2. Here, we switch off our torches and Luis tells us a story about the former residents of this area. Unfortunately, my mind can just grasp “King Chocolate” at this time of the day.