Day Trips to Tikal and Eastern Guatemala From San Ignacio
By Viator, November 2012
The best way to reach Tikal is by hiring a driver or tour company from San Ignacio, as there is no direct public transportation from town or even from neighboring Benque del Viego and the roads are difficult, taking at least two and a half hours long. Passports are required, as you will have to pass through immigration at the border, a relatively hassle-free process. You’ll ride through the Guatemalan countryside, with beautiful views of lakes and village life. The park’s interior will keep you busy, between hiking and wildlife spotting to viewing and climbing up to the top of the structures.