Explore the vast ruins of Tikal during this one-day tour. You’ll visit Tikal’s temples and pyramids, learn about Mayan culture, and walk along short trails through the jungle.
- 9 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
You will be Transfer from Your San Ignacio Hotel to the border of Guatemala and then on to TIKAL the Archaeological Site.
The Tikal National Park was created in 1956 and covers 222 square miles (575 sq. km) of primary tropical forest. A vast number of Mayan ruins fall under the protection of the park. Tikal is undoubtedly one of Guatemala’s most impressive sites.
While here, you’ll explore the park on foot. Photograph yourself beside Temple I, the most iconic of Tikal’s structures, or climb to the top of Temple II for views of the surrounding area. The trails that lead between ruins offer travelers good looks into the jungle—you might spot any number of birds as you make your way along these paths.
Your bilingual guide will teach you about the history, culture, and natural heritage of Tikal. Throughout the tour, you’ll visit the Q and R complexes, Great Plaza, Temples 1–4, the Central Acropolis, North Acropolis, and Lost World Complex.
After a day spent exploring the wonders of Tikal you will return to Flores around 3:30 PM.
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.
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What to Bring
Camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable shoes, and money for drinks.
Transportation from/to San Ignacio central area, lunch, professional guide, entrance fee.
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Great tour breathtaking views and extremely interesting information provided
Tikal was an great excursion if you are interested in ruins. This is the site where Star Wars episode 4 was filmed. Lots to do and see here, you can climb most of the ruins to get a view from the top and it is worth it. Be prepared to clime about 500 stairs. The drive there and back is decent but nothing special. The way back they will stop and feed you some traditional Guatemalan food, it was delicious. Well worth the trip.
Completely enjoyed the day tour to Tikal, was a highlight of the vacation.
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