Enjoy of Tikal in a great way, guided tour through virgin jungle paths, visiting the major archaeological maya buildings, some of them can be climbed as the tallest maya construction: Temple of the Double-Headed Serpent, with 212 feet high. Tikal is cultural and natural UNESCO site. Tikal National Park encompasses 576 square kilometres 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’s nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld. STARTS The activity starts at 07:06 or 7:25 when your flight arrives at the Mundo Maya International Airport (FRS) where our pilot will be waiting for you with a sign of your name or if you are staying in the vicinity of Flores when we pick you up at your hotel. The walk starts at the booth where they put the bracelets of the park ENDS The walk ends at the tickets check point where they provide the bracelets of the park The tour ends at 5:00 pm when we drop you off at the Mundo Maya International Airport (FRS) to take your flight to Guatemala City or at your hotel in Tikal, El Remate or Isla de Flores THINGS TO BRING Best walking shoes Rain coat Bottle of water Best clothing for warm weather INCLUSIONS Profesional Tour Guide in Tikal Round trip transfers EXCLUSIONS Entry fees (We can pay your tickets to the site and then you reimburse us the money when we meet, for that only lets us know the names, last names and number of passports) Lunch Personal expenses ADDITIONAL INFO Adult tickets for foreigners cost 150 GTQ(about $21 USD). US Dollars are not accepted to pay the entry fees. Children 12 years old and younger can enter Tikal free of charge. Entry fee to the Museums of Tikal is 30 GTQ, One entrance is payed for the two museum of the park and you must pay tickets at the entrance of the park. There are several options for lunch; price goes from $8 USD 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.