Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
I have only good things to say about the tour and the local vendor who provided it. Even though our flight from Guatemala City to Flores/Tikal was delayed by technical problems, the guide met our delayed flight and made up time in Tikal by his expert knowledge and ability to perfectly adapt the pace to our small group's interests (very active and extensive walking).
que buen viaje. guías muy estudiados y ruinas increíbles. muy buen servicio.
IR A GUATEMALA Y NO IR A EL TIKAL ES COMO NO IR A GUATEMALA.
Of course we enjoyed the splendor of Tikal. To view the heart of an ancient civilization more than 3,000 years old was incredible. The trip that Viator promised was up to par. Everything was as planned. The plane trips to and fro, the van to the park, the tour and the afternoon lunch was all as expected. The personnel were very good and we learned a lot from our guide. I highly recommend Viator.
Very impressive ruins, but very hot. Good organisation with transfer, plane and ruins and back
Our trip was fun and very informative. The guide spoke understandable English and took us all over the park. He knew the park well and lots about the Mayan culture and practices. Also, lunch was good. We were picked up at our hotel and returned at the end of the day, which was very helpful. However, I wish that I had an itinerary for the day telling me what time the flights were. The time frame did was not according to the website.
Trip was good, but an unknown person died with possibly heart attack at Tikal during our visit.
There was no medical emergency medical help, not even a walk i-talki to contact any emergency personnel.
It is dangerous place to visit without any emergency help. We found out the batteries for Walk i-talki is out over a year.
I will not recommend any one to take this trip with this kind of situation.
plane was bad
we came too early and spent too long time there is no reason not to be picked an hour later
the tour and guide and food were very good
the plane back was teribble a strong cold wind we couldnt control or stop so we just freezed
The English guide was really great! He kew english well enough to answer questions. However we didn't have time to see everything. Also the food was great but we had to pay for the drinks which I didn't like because we were so thirsty even though I had brought a big liter bottle of water. I think that water should have been included in the meal plan. Also we had to pay out of pocket an exit tax from the airport which should have been included in the original price.
I think it was too rushed, the Guide was excellent, but not enough time to see all of Tikal.
Went to Tikal on 1/20/2014. Was picked up at hotel and driven to airport. Brought passport which was needed and boarded 20-seat plane for the 45-minute trip. Carlos was our guide. He walked at a furious pace throughout the hike in the rain and mud. He talked to whoever was in front of him, which was nobody. Only those who kept up with him could hear him. On numerous occasions, I shouted from near the rear of the nine-person group that "we couldn't hear a damn thing you're saying!" He was aloof as if talking to the GODS. The trip is a 5-7 mile hike made palatable by a guide who would share their thoughts to the group. This action was not part of Carlos's repertoire. The site is overwhelming. Carlos as a guide is UNDERWHELMING!!! We had lunch at the site. They served cream of asparagus soup to which I am lactose-intolerant. There was no other option. Entrée was either beef or chicken. After spending $340 for the excursion, YOU HAD TO PAY FOR A SODA!! COME ON! We completed the day at the site by racing past the souvenir stand. I was afforded a quick opportunity to purchase something. Bad business, CARLOS!
Overview: We asked other people from other groups about their experience to which their guide was excellent. Unfortunately, our group grabbed the short straw. With a guide who was sensitive to their group, this tour would be fine.
I was able to see Tikal, which was my goal, but there was so much standing around and waiting around that we could have seen a whole lot more. We stopped at a souvenir shop and stood there for at least half an hour. When people have traveled across the world to see a sight, waiting around in a souvenir shop is the last thing they want. Also, perhaps due to the slow pace of the trip, we did not have time to explore the area on our own, as the trip description promised. The tour could have been a lot better, and so much more could be seen if the pace could be kicked up a notch!