Tikal One Day
Tikal National Park is the most amazing tour where you will be taken back thousands of years to the seat of the Maya Culture.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:30 AM, 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This first approach to the Ancient Maya culture will visit Complex Q, Temple of the Great Jaguar, Temple of the Masks, Temple IV, Lost World and the site museum. Stroll jungle trails and climb pyramids and temples. The monkeys, tropical birds and admire the Amazon-like flora will be there for you to explore.
07:30 AM Departure from Santa Elena, Flores hotels heading to the Mundo Maya Airport to pick up passengers coming from Guatemala City to go to the Tikal National Park and visit the archaeological site. (Approximately 1 hour travel time).
Once you arrive at the Visitor Center, the guide will explain the model at the entrance before beginning the tour. Visit the Complex Q and R, Temples I, II, III, and IV, Central Plaza, the Acropolis North Central, and the Lost World.
3:30 PM Lunch at the park. Return to the airport for a flight back to Flores or your hotel in Santa Elena, Flores.
Does not include: Museum entrance and beverages.
Attractions VisitedMaya Biosphere Reserve
The Maya Biosphere Reserve is the largest protected tropical forest in North America. Spreading across 4.3 million acres (1.7 million hectares) in Guatemala’s Petén department, this reserve protects huge expanses of forests and the Mayan ruins that lie within them.
Tikal 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
Sunscreen, camera, comfortable shoes, and money for handicrafts, tipping the guide, driver, and money for expenses, including tips and meals not specified.
Transportation from Flores area and Mundo Maya Airport. Entrance Fee to National Park. Bilingual English-Spanish professional guide, and a rustic lunch without beverage
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Guide was very knowledgeable
The guide was passionate, and gave us more then expected
Local schedules were “rough estimates” and timing was not overly dependable. Tour and guides were expansive and knowledgeable. There was a bit of “captive audience” in the sense that the transportation and guides had clear favorites with local shops and restaurants.
Take this tour to see Tikal at one of the busiest times of day — early in the morning. You’ll leave for your tour before the sun comes up, and then watch the jungle wake up from the top of one of the site’s temples. Bring a flashlight so you can see the nocturnal animals when you first arrive in the jungle. This time of day comes with another advantage, as the site has fewer visitors at this time of day.
3 hrsFrom $72