5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location:Antigua, Guatemala
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch

Discover the beauty and ancient history of the Mayan ruins of Tikal on this air tour from Antigua! Enjoy a scenic flight to Tikal and spend the day exploring this incredible archaeological site in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park, located in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle. Tour the ruins with your expert guide and learn about the history behind the steep-sided temples and plazas. This full-day tour gives you the opportunity to see one of Guatemala's most beautiful ruins in an easy and convenient way!


  • Day trip to the Tikal ruins by air from Antigua
  • Visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park
  • Discover one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Colombian civilization with your expert guide
  • Round-trip airfare, lunch and all entrance fees included

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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch

Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua

Fly from Antigua to the Mayan ruins of Tikal on this exciting day trip! Experience the history, culture, beauty and nature of Guatemala while visiting the incredible archeological site of Tikal, located in the Guatemalan jungle.

You'll be picked up from your Antigua hotel in the morning and taken to the Guatemala City airport to begin your day trip. Hop on a small plane and set off toward the town of Flores in northern Guatemala. Once you land, you'll be driven to Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With an area of more than 341 square miles (550 sq km), this national park contains thousands of separate ruin structures scattered around, each full of fascinating history.

Visit the Mayan ruins with your expert guide and explore everything from the Central Acropolis, a maze of courtyards and small temples, to Complex Q and R, where you'll see twin pyramid complexes with altars set in front of the temples. Visit the massive Temple I, the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. Built to honor and bury King Moon Double Comb, the 144-foot (44-meter) temple is a small enclosure of three rooms with outside stairs leading to the top of the steep temple. Across the way, visit the equally beautiful Temple II, the Temple of the Masks.

Next, enjoy a delicious lunch at Tikal National Park before having some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Then, head back to the Flores airport to begin your transfer back to Antigua.

Customer Reviews

Liani S
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It's a must! Our guide, Manuel Banos, was very thorough and knowledgeable of the history and facts of the Mayan civilization. It was definitely the highlight of our trip to Guatemala.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Our guide, Carlos, was very knowledgeable not only about the ruins, but the Mayan medicines growing in the surrounding jungle.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent tour. We had a terrific guide and enjoyed a delicious lunch among the jungles of Tikal. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Awesome trip. A must do.
If you are staying in Antigua don't even think of driving or ride a bus.
A friend of ours did this trip a felt very sorry of his option.
The roads are narrow and not much safe and it is, at list, a 7 to 10 hours journey (one direction).
A little confusion at Tikal arrival airport and some delay, but all in all, everything went easy and smooth.
The guide (Vinicius) was nice, hellpfull and provided all the information we wanted to know.
The lunch is good and you can choose your prefered meal between meat, pasta, chicken or vegetarian.
Tikal is a awesome place. We couldn't be more amazed.
Recommended A+++

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour makes for a long day, but is so worth it. Our guide, Erdo, was super knowledgeable about Mayan history as well as the flora/fauna of the jungle. The day was well-paced, the group was a great size, and it was a great way to spend my birthday. Lunch was great too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Had a great trip - well organized and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

beautiful...saw so many animals...birds, snakes, army ants, monkeys, royal rats, tarantula, racoons native to the area. Temples are awesome. Rich in culture and history. Our guide was great, spoke English very very well and was knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Brilliant - a really amazing day which exceeded my expectations. Everything went according to plan - really great guide and no delays. Definitely great value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed the trip. Our tour guide "Henry" was cordial and informational. We were pleasantly surprised with the complimentary lunch. The guide gave us enough time to explore by ourselves. The pickup and drop were properly coordinated and executed. On the whole, I would highly recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

This was an enjoyable and educational trip. Despite the constant rain the day of our trip, our guide was enthusiastic and made the visit very enjoyable. A wonderful lunch was included.

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