This tour takes visitors to one of the most incredible Maya sites in the world. Tikal was one of the most powerful city-states that the Maya ever established, and it was occupied between the 6th and the 10th centuries.
up to 3 days in advance
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:00 AM
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- Free cancellation up to 3 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
In the morning you’ll get picked you up at your hotel or airport. To reach the site you’ll hike on a path through the jungle. Most of the terrain is moderately flat, and isn’t too difficult of a hike.
On the way you’ll be surrounded by exotic birdcalls, and most of the hike takes place in the shade. Tikal has a total of 4,000 structures, and your tour will focus on some of the most impressive. You can climb up the stepped face of the temple, although this is an optional activity.
You’ll visit the Great Plaza, where royalty would oversee important ball games. This tour takes visitors to Tikal’s Mundo Perdido, or “Lost World” in English. It includes Temple IV, which is Tikal’s tallest temple. Your guide will also show you around Temples I, II, and III.
After you tour the sites, you’ll have lunch at a restaurant on in the park. Then you’ll visit the Museum of Ceramics, also on the grounds of the site. This museum has exhibits that talk about the site’s historical context.
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
Bug spray, water bottle, a raincoat, hiking clothes, comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots, and money for tips and personal expenses.
Roundtrip transfers from airport or hotel, entrance fees, bilingual guide, lunch, and passenger insurance.
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