The landscape surrounding Tikal changes dramatically as the sun begins to set. This tours lets you see the beginnings of the evening creep in, as nocturnal animals begin their daily routines, between 6 and 8 pm. Best of all, the angle of the setting sun illuminates parts of the canopy that you can’t fully appreciate during full daylight.
- 4 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 4:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
You’ll follow your guide to Temple IV, one of the main temples in the complex, for an incredible view of the surroundings. As you watch the sunset or sunrise and the sky change colors, your guide will share tales from Maya mythology about the pantheon of gods that take the form of local animals. This tour is an easy add-on to any other exploring you might want to do of the site, and is limited to one to 10 guests, ensuring that you’ll have an easy time asking your guide whatever questions you may have about the Maya or the flora and fauna.
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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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.