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clock-o15 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


Discover the ancient ruins of Tikal and gain a deeper understanding of Mayan culture and traditions on this Tikal day trip by air from Guatemala City with lunch. Take a scenic flight from the nation’ capital and make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed archeological park in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach. Wander the jungle with your expert guide who will offer up facts, stories and history about the temples that surround you. Get the most of your time in Guatemala with this truly memorable day trip!
  • 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
This extraordinary day trip from Guatemala City showcases the best of Mayan architecture, culture and tradition. Enjoy a scenic flight over lush countryside as you make your way to the jungles of Guatemala and the ancient ruins of Tikal. 
Your friendly guide will collect you from your Guatemala City hotel  and transport you to the local airport where you’ll head out on a small plane bound for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Tikal National Park. The 341-square mile (550 sq km) park is home to thousands of ancient structures and plenty of Mayan history.
Your expert guide will take you through Tikal’s major highlights including the Central Acorpolis, maze of courtyards and dozens of small temples. You’ll see the impressive twin pyramid complexes and temples that were once used for Mayan rituals. You’ll enjoy a local lunch I the park with fellow travelers and have additional time to explore at your leisure before returning to the Flores airport and making your way back to Guatemala City.


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, Jun 2018

I took this tour from Guatemala City, so I had to fly from Guatemala airport to Flores airport.
The taxi driver picked me up at 4:30 and i was at the airport at 4:45. So i had to wait till 6:30 for my flight with nothing to do in such small airport I could've slept more at the hotel. Anyway, we arrive to Flores airport and I meet the guide there. So the guide tells me that we still need to wait around for like an hour for another group to arrive. Keeping in mind that this is a 1 day tour, waiting for an additional hour for another group to come by bus was a bit annoying for me. Moreover, the guide was not energetic and interesting.

So, I am giving this tour 3 stars only because of the bad organization and guide.
But I must say that Tikal is such an amazing site and is definitely a must do. So if you are like me short on time, take this tour anyway because you will end up forgetting about all these issues once you see the greatness of this place

, Apr 2018

Very knowledgeable guide who shared insights into Mayan culture, flora and fauna of the rain forest.

, Mar 2018

Just a compulsory tour for everyone who travels through Mesoamerica. The most memorable experience from the travel in six countries.

, Mar 2018

We had an excellent guide. He was very enthusiastic and answered all our queries. We had an amazing trip. Delicious food. Everything from flight to shuttles to guide to meal - well coordinated trip. Will recommend to everyone.

, Mar 2018

This is a great trip that hits all the important spots in Tikal. This a truly exceptional option for someone that does not have many days in Guatemala but wants to see Tikal.

, Feb 2018

A really good tour overall. The guide was passionate about his heritage and it showed in his readiness to discuss the Mayan civilization at Tikal. They should have provided bottles of water and the lunch could have been better.

, Feb 2018

A group of 10 of us traveled to Guatemala to visit friends living there temporarily. We considered Tikal a must see, even though we only had one day to squeeze it in. Several people in our group have bad knees and were worried about being able to keep up. When I met our guide, Benny, at the airport in Flores I told him about our concerns. He arranged for an open bed truck with bench seats to take us quite a bit of the distance and let us out to see the Temples and walk the rest of the way and then a return trip back on the truck. It made all the difference. Thunderstorms were predicted for the day of our trip and I was worried it would ruin our trip, but we only had a smattering of rain drops no big deal. Benny was a great guide. Lunch was good. We all enjoyed the trip very much.

, Feb 2018

We were picked up from the hotel promptly at about 4:45 am and brought to the airport. Note the airline you'll be flying because it is totally ticketless. You will take a small plane to Flores we flew TAC air. The shuttle was waiting for us when we landed. Flores is SO different from the airport in Guatemala City. It's not frantic, it's clean and it feels safe. The tour was great. Hiking through the jungle, we saw spider monkeys and heard the howler monkeys. Our guide pointed out different fauna and the area was beautiful. There were so many ruins and it was almost overwhelming. It is a very long day. Here are some things to keep in mind. It is very humid. The trails were VERY slippery. You will do a lot of walking I think it was over 5 miles of walking per fitbit and you will climb a LOT of steps although this is optional, but I highly recommend going to the top of the pyramids for a better view. The lunch was onsite at about 2:30pm, and it was very good. You should bring a little snack and a water, as you will be doing a lot of walking between the time you land and lunch. I am a 57 year old woman in reasonable shape and by the end of the day I was exhausted. It was SO worth it, but plan on a very long day. My only complaint was the flight back from Tikal. The gate agent insisted my ticket was issued by mistake and wouldn't let me on the plane until a later flight even though my ticket clearly indicated I was suppose to be on the earlier flight. The tour company made my travel companion wait in Guatemala City until my later flight arrived. This was an infuriating end to a very nice day. The airline didn't even attempt to listen when I insisted I was part of the tour that was on the plane...If you have 16 hours in Guatemala City, I would absolutely recommend this tour.

, Jan 2018

AMAZING tour of the ruins! The tour guide, Louis was AMAZING! We had a very on hands, very informational tour and learned ALOT about Maya. I would DEFINITELY go again!

, Dec 2017

This is a must-see trip. Wonderful experience exploring the Mayan ruins. The guide was terrific. Lunch was okay too. Make sure you bring bug spray, as prices are inflated at the location.

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