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  • Location:Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Duration:15 hours (approx.)

Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

Take an exciting air tour from Guatemala City to discover the beauty and ancient history of the Mayan ruins of Tikal! After a scenic flight to Tikal, spend a day in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park exploring the incredible archaeological site of Tikal, located in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle. Your expert guide will show you around the impressive ruins and teach you all about the history behind the steep-sided temples and plazas. See one of Guatemala's most beautiful ruins in an easy and convenient way!


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

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What You Can Expect

Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

Tikal National Park

Enjoy a scenic flight from Guatemala City to the Mayan ruins of Tikal on this exciting day trip! Visit the incredible archeological site of Tikal, located in the Guatemalan jungle, and experience the history, culture, beauty and nature of Guatemala.

After pickup from your Guatemala City hotel in the morning, head to airport, hop on a small plane, and set off toward the town of Flores in northern Guatemala! When you arrive, you'll be driven to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal). With an area of more than 341 square miles (550 sq km), this national park is home to thousands of separate ruin structures scattered around, each full of intriguing history.

Follow your expert guide through these Mayan ruins and visit the Central Acropolis, a maze of courtyards and small temples, before continuing 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 (also known as the Temple of the Grand Jaguar), built to honor and bury King Moon Double Comb. This 144-foot (44-meter) temple encloses three rooms with outside stairs leading to the top of the steep temple. Walk a short distance to the equally beautiful Temple II, the Temple of the Masks.

After your tour, enjoy a delicious lunch before taking some time on your town to explore the ruins at your leisure. Then, head back to the Flores airport to begin your transfer back to Guatemala City.

Customer Reviews



5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing day trip from Guatemala city to Tikal. Our driver picked up us nice and early from our hotel to the airport. At Mundo Maya Airport our guides were waiting for us to start the tour. It was a day full of history, archaeology, a lot of walking and fun!! It rained for few hours in the afternoon but this place is still amazing under the rain. I highly recommend it. Sandra C.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well designed tour. We had 2 elder persons who were taken in a car to the main plaza.
Flights were o.k Lunch was o.k.
Spectacular place, everyone should visit this place when coming to Guatemala.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great day trip to Tikal. Our guide, Juan Sandoval, was fantastic! He made the day extremely enjoyable. He was knowledgeable and presented all of the information he shared in a fun and entertaining way. It is a long day since you have to get up at the crack of dawn, but well worth the investment. If you have more time, you could definitely spend more time, but if you only have one day, it's well worth doing. And if you are physically able, definitely climb to to the top of the temples that you are allowed to, especially Temple 5. The view from there is surreal!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide was great! Personal, and observant. We so birds and ant highways in the jungle that I don't know if any other guide could of spotted. He was amazing. Love the trip. Lunch pork chops were delicious.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tikal offered one of the most awe-inspiring days of my life! A powerful experience combining an expert Mayan guide with the sheer majesty of history, culture, architecture, nature and astronomy rpresented by this World Heritage site.This city was on my bucket list for many years, and, now, I only hope I am able to travel again through the Peninsula to sites in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Hinduras. Tikal amd Peten are not to be missed on any journey to Guatemala!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Superó mis espectativas / more than.i explected, strongly suggested. A must! In central america.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great tour. Great driver. Great guide. All went smoothly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our tour guide, Vinny was extremely informative and comprehensive. The site itself is the most impressive I've ever seen. Transportation was smooth except for the fact that our 3-person party was split between two airplanes, which wasn't ideal. I would highly recommend this particular tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Very tiring in this heat but once in a lifetime experience. Excellent guide.

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