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Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal) Tours

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Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal)
Once a powerful seat of the Mayan empire, the Tikal ruins are now the most famous archeological site in Guatemala and one of the most-visited sets of Mayan ruins in all of Latin America. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, consisting of temples, plazas, and pyramids, was first settled around 700 BC, and modern visitors still get swept away by their beauty and powerful aura.

The Basics
Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal) stands apart from other sites of Mayan ruins due to its location deep in the jungle and its easy access, as the roads leading to one of the most popular attractions in Central America are well-maintained. Guided tours make it seamless to visit the ruins on a bus, shuttle, or airplane from as near as Flores or as far as Antigua and Guatemala City, or across the border from San Ignacio, Belize—even on a day trip. Those who want to stay longer can take an overnight tour or book a hostel or campground for the night, which gives opportunity to watch the sunrise from the top of an ancient pyramid.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • It’s best to book a tour with round-trip transportation or plan to stay the night as Tikal is in a somewhat remote location.
  • Some of the not-to-miss highlights include Temple of the Grand Jaguar, Northern Acropolis, and Temple of Inscriptions.
  • Visitors can explore an onsite museum to learn more about the ruins’ history and rediscovery.
  • Lodging and camping are available outside the park.

How to Get There
As one of the most popular attractions in the region, Tikal is easy to access. The ruins are located in El Peten, and regular shuttles run from Guatemala City, Antigua, Lake Atitlan, and Belize. Flights help you make the most of your time, as the shuttle rides can last upwards of 12 hours. Many guided tours include worry-free transportation.

When to Get There
Visit during the rainy season, generally May through October, for the fewest crowds (though come prepared with rain gear). Park hours are 6am to 6pm and are strictly enforced.

Lord of Chocolate
As the capital of a conquest state, Tikal served as a center for trade and economy, growing to a population of almost 100,000 before its decline. Some of its more noteworthy characters include Jasaw Chan K'awiil I, also known as Au Cacao (Lord Chocolate!), who conquered the chief rival Mayan state of Calakmul around 695 AD.
Address: Petén, Guatemala
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Day Trip to Tikal from FloresDay Trips

Day Trip to Tikal from Flores

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The massive grounds and temple structures of Tikal are brought to life on a guided tour, which tells the stories behind this UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mayan ruin that you might otherwise miss. After pickup from your Flores hotel, visit top Tikal sites like the Great Plaza, Temple IV, and Lost World Complex before eating lunch and returning to your accommodation.
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trip Tikal National Park from FloresArchaeology Tours

Day Trip Tikal National Park from Flores

Uncover the mysteries of the ancient Mayas with a full-day tour of the Tikal archeological site from Flores. Venture into the UNESCO-listed Tikal National Park for a guided tour of the park’s Mayan ruins, including the fascinating Central Acropolis, the grand Temple II and the Lost World. Finish your adventure tucking into a 3-course lunch of typical Guatemalan cuisine. This small-group tour includes pick-up and drop-off from the Mundo Maya International Airport in Flores.
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  • 8 hours
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Tikal Sunrise Small Group Tour from hotels in TikalDay Trips

Tikal Sunrise Small Group Tour from hotels in Tikal

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Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monuments. Guaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groups. Extensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographers. Entry fees are not included but available in advance, we pay those for you if you want, just send us a list of names, last names and ages. Excellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visited. Enough food included: coffee to wake up, bottles of water, Mayan breakfast to go and lunch at Restaurante del Parque (gluten-free and vegan options)
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Tikal Sunrise Tour in Small Group from FloresDay Trips

Tikal Sunrise Tour in Small Group from Flores

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Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monuments. Guaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groups. Extensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographers. Entry fees are not included but available in advance, we pay those for you if you want, just send us a list of names, last names and ages. Excellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visited. Enough food included: coffee to wake up, bottles of water, Mayan breakfast to go and lunch at Restaurante del Parque (gluten-free and vegan options)
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  • 10 hours 15 minutes
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Tikal Day TourDay Trips

Tikal Day Tour

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Discover the ancient Maya civilization during this unforgettable 7-hour visit to Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the culture’s most important urban centers. Spend your trip visiting Tikal’s most impressive structures like Temple IV, The Central Acropolis, Complex Q and many more, learning about the building techniques and history of this vibrant people from your guide. Your Tikal visit also includes site entrance fees, lunch, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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Tikal National Park Sunset TourDay Trips

Tikal National Park Sunset Tour

Sunset tour of Tikal National Park with round trip transportation from hotels in Flores and Tikal. You will learn about Mayan history and culture, archeology, flora and fauna, and you will see the sunset from the top of Temple IV (Two-headed Serpent Temple).
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Tikal Sunset Tour from Flores in Small GroupDay Trips

Tikal Sunset Tour from Flores in Small Group

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Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monuments Guaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groups Extensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographers Entry fees available in advance, we pay those for you, just send us a list of names, last names and ages Excellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visited Bottles of water, lunch at Restaurante del Parque included (gluten-free and vegan options)
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  • 10 hours
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Tikal Sunset Tour from Tikal in Small GroupDay Trips

Tikal Sunset Tour from Tikal in Small Group

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Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monuments Guaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groups Extensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographers Entry fees available in advance, we pay those for you, just send us a list of names, last names and ages Excellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visited Bottles of water, lunch at Restaurante del Parque included (gluten-free and vegan options)
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  • 7 hours 5 minutes
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Tikal Sunrise Tour from El Remate in Small GroupDay Trips

Tikal Sunrise Tour from El Remate in Small Group

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Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monuments. Guaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groups. Extensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographers. Entry fees are not included but available in advance, we pay those for you if you want, just send us a list of names, last names and ages. Excellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visited. Enough food included: coffee to wake up, bottles of water, Mayan breakfast to go and lunch at Restaurante del Parque (gluten-free and vegan options)
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Tikal Extended Sunrise Tour From Flores-El RemateDay Trips

Tikal Extended Sunrise Tour From Flores-El Remate

Hiking trails Staircases to temples Sunrise Wake up from the jungle Tour at dawn of the Tikal National Park with round trip transportation from hotels in Flores Remate and Tikal. You will learn about Mayan history and culture, archeology, flora and fauna, and you will see the sunrise from the top of Temple IV (Two-headed Serpent Temple).
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Tikal Sunset Tour in Small Group from El Remate Day Trips

Tikal Sunset Tour in Small Group from El Remate

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Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monuments Guaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groups Extensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographers Entry fees available in advance, we pay those for you, just send us a list of names, last names and ages Excellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visited Bottles of water, lunch at Restaurante del Parque included (gluten-free and vegan options)
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  • 9 hours
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Extended Sunrise Tour, From Hotels Located in Tikal National ParkDay Trips

Extended Sunrise Tour, From Hotels Located in Tikal National Park

Hiking trails Staircases to temples Sunrise Wake up from the jungle Tour at dawn of the Tikal National Park. You will learn about Mayan history and culture, archeology, flora and fauna, and you will see the sunrise from the top of Temple IV (Two-headed Serpent Temple).
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Bird tour

The adventure begins since our guide goes for you, from there he can give you besides bird data, he is also able to talk about archeology, history and flora of the place. The tour starts and your guide will show you the birds that inhabit or are passing through the park will also give you important information about them. as you progress you can also appreciate the magerous city of Tikal and some other animals. In the middle of the tour we will take a moment for lunch, consisting of a fruit, a fruit juice, a ramon cookie (local seed, characterized by being quite nutritious) sandwich with homemade bread, you can choose between four different options two of them vegetarian. Then it's time to continue the experience for a few more hours until you reach the end
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Sunrise National Park TikalDay Trips

Sunrise National Park Tikal

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It is one of the best places to observe the majesty of the jungle and the great ancient Mayan culture, a perfect combination of nature and archaeology, the groups are not larger than 8 people
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