Tikal National Park And Mayan Ruins
This full-day tour to Tikal National Park introduces you to the greatest city the Maya ever built. It dates back to 200 BC, and remained a flourishing capital until 900 AD. At its height, it is believed to have supported a population of around 90,000.
up to 30 days in advance
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 30 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
At the outset of the tour, you’ll take take a relaxing, 2.5-hour drive from Chaa Creek to Tikal. Tikal National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and preserves exotic wildlife as well as Maya ruins.
In addition to exotic birds, like the resplendent quetzal, the park serves as a habitat for tapir, jaguar, cougar, and several species of monkey. Your guide can point out hard-to-spot animals as well as offer interesting insight into Maya history and architecture.
Attraction VisitedTikal National Park
Set within the northern reaches of Guatemala’s Petén department is the incredible Mayan site of Tikal. With its massive Mayan temples, steep limestone pyramids and thick green jungles, Tikal is undoubtedly one of the top attractions in Guatemala. The ruins and surrounding forest are located within the Tikal National Park.
What to Bring
Passport, hat, sunscreen, water, insect repellant, camera, comfortable clothes, and comfortable walking shoes.
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