Guatemala's tropical lowlands team with bright parrots, toucans, anteaters, tapirs, and howler monkeys distinguished by strikingly wild cries hovering over the forests. This wilderness is also home to nearly 3,000 ancient Mayan pyramid-like temples and palaces which should be explored by every traveler coming to Guatemala. The best panoramas can be seen from the summits of the pyramids. Temple 4 is one of the most prominent as it overlooks some surrounding pyramids poking above the trees. The dry season between November and April is the best time to climb these Mayan structures.