- 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
What You Can Expect
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.
Great experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and cordial. Lunch was scrumptious. The rain added so exitement to the trip. Would definitely recommend it.
Money well spent! Highlight of trip. We did it midday in early March and weather was perfect. We used bug spray but no mosquitoes. Lunch was pleasant surprise. It was very good.