Thursday morning we were up at 4:00, ready to begin walking by 4:50am through the jungle on rough paths with only flashlight, to the top of one of the TIkal Ruin temple to listen to the jungle waking up and wait for the sun to rise (there were 18 of us at the top). It was dark in that jungle! Not something I would want to do without a guide. As we walked it was so quite, but within minutes after we reached the top of the temple, a ‘howler monkey’ began his morning territorial call. He was definitely the dominate male! Then in the distance we heard another one relying to the first, it became a symphony as more joined in their morning wake up ritual. It was unreal! After a while the birds began their morning territorial calls. The guide had brought coffee along for us, which was much appreciated after the 40 minute walk at that time of day.
The only issue of the morning was the mist, and fog. We soon realized we would NOT be seeing the sun rise. The sun would have to burn off the fog first on this particular morning. This was a disappointment, but the walk was worth listening to the jungle wake up.
|Rachel on Temple IV, White Nosed Coati looking for food|
|Temple IV in Morning Sun|
|Mundo Perdido Area, Temple only partially Uncovered|
|Dense Rain Forest|
Cal & I took our time walking back to the lodge, returning to some of the temples and seeing more structures. Breakfast was waiting when we returned. We needed to check out of our room by , but did not leave for the airport until . There is a museum in the park showing items they found while digging.