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Guided tour through virgin forest trails, visiting the main archaeological buildings, some of them can be climbed as one of the highest Mayan constructions: the temple of the double-headed serpent, with 212 feet high.
Tikal is a World Heritage Site, both Cultural and Natural, it covers 222 square miles of jungle and about 10,000 structures in ruins. Tikal became an important ceremonial, cultural and commercial center over the centuries. Most of the great temples of the city were built during the 8th century AD, when Tikal became the largest city in the Mayan world with a population of perhaps 200,000.
The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Guatemalan Institute of Anthropology and History restored the structures of Tikal during the 1950s and 1960s. More recently, the cooperation of Spain has donated resources to restore some other structures.
Today Tikal is for Guatemala what the great pyramids are for Egypt, a national symbol and a source of pride in the past. Temple I rises about 157 feet above the eastern end of the Great Plaza. A stone staircase leads up to the pyramid of nine levels, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld.
SOME INITIAL INFORMATION
07:00 After breakfast, we pick you up at the lobby of your hotel in San Ignacio
07:30 Cross border and you pay your Belize departure tax of US $ 20 per person (not included)
08:00 Transfer to Tikal
10:00 Walking tour in Tikal as follows
Visit of the Q complex
Visit and climb of the Double-headed Serpent Temple (IV)
Visit the giant cedar
Walk by Temple of the Jaguar Priest (III)
Walk through the Palace of Windows
We explore the Lost World complex, used as an astronomical observatory
We climb the Great Pyramid
Visit of the Square of the Seven Temples
We walk by the South Acropolis
Visit of Temple V
Explore the Central Acropolis
Visit of the Great Plaza
Climb the Temple of the Masks (Temple II)
Explore the North Acropolis
Walk around the Temple of the Great Jaguar (I)
Visit the Ball Game
14:45 We finish the walking tour and transfer back with lunch options on the way
17:00 Arrival back to the border and border crossing
18:00 Arrival at your hotel in San Ignacio
07:00 The adventure begins in the lobby of your hotel in San Ignacio
10:00 The walk begins in the parking lot of Tikal.
15:00 The walk ends in the Tikal parking lot.
18:00 We finish the activity in the lobby of your hotel in San Ignacio
THINGS TO BRING
The best walking shoes
The best clothes for hot weather
Sunblock, Tikal has a tropical climate similar to the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
DOES NOT INCLUDE
The walk lasts 5 hours plus time of transfers and meals.
We will walk approximately 4 to 5 miles, but not consecutively. The longest walk that we will take between two stops is approximately 20 minutes.
WHAT TO WEAR?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable
Our tours are walking, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, especially on uneven terrain
Bring your camera! We love taking pictures, we can show you the best places to take photos.
We run our tours either if there is rain or sun. Our region has a tropical climate, which means that if we have brief rains, we will find a place to hide and wait.