Tikal from Guatemala City

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Enjoy of Tikal in a great way, guided tour through virgin jungle paths, visiting the major archaeological Mayan buildings, some of them can be climbed as the tallest Mayan construction: Temple of the Double-Headed Serpent, with 212 feet high. Tikal is cultural and natural UNESCO site.

Tikal National Park encompasses 576 square kilometers of jungle and thousands of ruined structures.

Tikal grew into an important ceremonial, cultural, and commercial centre over the centuries. Most of the city’s huge temples were constructed during the eighth century AD when Tikal became the greatest city in the Maya world with a population of perhaps 120,000.

The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Guatemalan Institute of Anthropology and History restored Tikal’s structures during the 1950s and 1960s. More recently the cooperation of Spain has donated resources to restore some other structures. Today Tikal is to Guatemala what the Great Pyramids are to Egypt, a national symbol and a source of pride in the past.

The Temple of the Grand Jaguar (Temple I) and the Temple of the Masks (Temple II) loom like a pair of colossal bookends of opposite sides of the Great Plaza, a vast expanse ringed by terraces, palaces and ball courts.

Temple I rises some 50 meters above the plaza’s eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramids’ nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld.

 

CONDITIONS

To be able to walk at least 4 miles in Tikal

 

STARTS

The activity begins when you show up to the staff of TAG Airlines at La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City at 05:00 a.m. with your passport.

Our guide will wait for you at the Mundo Maya Airport in Flores with a sign of your name at 07:00 a.m.

 

ENDS

The walking tour ends in Tikal at 2:00 p.m.

Our guide drops you off at Mundo Maya Airport in Flores at 5:15 p.m.

The activity ends at 7:15 PM when your flight arrives at La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City

 

THINGS TO BRING

Best walking shoes

Rain coat

Bottle of water

Best clothing for warm weather

 

INCLUSIONS

Air ticket Guatemala City / Flores / Guatemala City

Professional tour guide in Tikal

Transfer with air conditioning round trip Mundo Maya Airport / Tikal/ Mundo Maya Airport

 

EXCLUSIONS

Entry fee to the park

Lunch

Airport tax of Q20 per person each time you use an airport

Personal expenses

 

ADDITIONAL INFO

Entrance tickets to the park for foreigners cost 150 GTQ (about $ 21 USD)

Tickets are only paid in cash quetzals

Children under 12 can enter the park for free.

Admission to the Tikal museums costs 30 GTQ, one ticket is valid for the two museums in the park and you must buy it at the entrance to the park

There are several lunch options, prices range from $ 8 to $ 15 USD per person.

 

Notes:
*) Bring plenty of bottled drinking water and sunscreen. The Peten has a tropical climate similar to that of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. 
**) There are also no ATM’s in Tikal so make sure to bring enough cash with you.

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The activity begins when you show up to the staff of TAG Airlines at La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City at 05:00 a.m. with your passport.

Our guide will wait for you at the Mundo Maya Airport in Flores with a sign of your name at 07:00 a.m.

The walk begins in Tikal at 09:00 a.m.

Visit Complex Q

Visit and climb Temple of the Double Headed Serpent (IV)

Explore The Lost World Complex, used as astronomic observatory

Walk by Temple of the Jaguar Priest (III)

Climb Temple of the Masks (II)

Visit The Great Plaza

Visit North Acropolis

Visit Temple of the Great Jaguar (I)

Explore Central Acropolis

The walking tour ends in Tikal at 2:00 p.m.

Lunch options and transfer to the Mundo Maya Airport

Our guide drops you off at Mundo Maya Airport in Flores at 5:15 p.m.

The activity ends at 7:15 p.m. when your flight arrives at La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City

Highlights

Complex Q

Temple of the Double Headed Serpent (IV)

The Lost World

Temple of the Jaguar Priest (III)

Temple of the Masks (II)

The Great Plaza

North Acropolis

Temple of the Great Jaguar (I)

Central Acropolis

Route

  1. Ciudad de Guatemala
  2. Aeropuerto Internacional Mundo Maya
  3. Estacionamiento de Tikal
  4. Compejo Q
  5. Templo IV
  6. Palacio de Los Murcielagos
  7. Mundo Perdido
  8. Templo II o de Las Mascaras
  9. Gran Plaza
  10. Templo I o del Gran Jaguar