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Tikal Day Trip Including Round Trip Flights from Antigua with Lunch

Antigua, Guatemala
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  • 17 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


Experience one of the ancient world’s most incredible archaeological sites at Tikal, a celebrated Mayan city deep in the Guatemalan jungle, on this 17-hour trip by air from Antigua. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Guatemalan jungle on your flight to this UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mayan site, spending the day exploring this incredible city’s steep temples and beautiful plazas with the help of your guide. Your day trip from Antigua to Tikal also includes round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel, lunch, and all entrance fees.
  • 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's Included

  • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Antigua
  • Transfer to and from Guatemala City Airport
  • Round-trip flight Guatemala City to Flores
  • Round-trip shared transfer to and from Tikal Ruins
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Departure tax from Mundo Maya Airport US$ 3.00 per person

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

03:40 AM

Pickup details

Departure Point: Tour departs from most Antigua hotels. Pick up time will be within 15 minutes of the established departure time in your confirmation. Return point: Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Step back in time as you visit one of the most impressive ruins of the ancient Mayan civilization at Tikal National Park during this 17-hour day trip. Best of all, you’ll get to visit this one-of-a-kind wonder of the world via a flight from Antigua, saving time during your Guatemala adventure.

Begin your trip with a 3:40am pickup from your hotel in Antigua, before proceeding to Guatemala City’s airport for your flight to the town of Flores in northern Guatemala. Upon your arrival in Flores, a pre-arranged vehicle will transfer you to Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal), where you’ll begin your exploration of this amazing UNESCO World Heritage site. Covering an area of 341 square miles (550 sq km), this fascinating Mayan city offers a wealth of structures for exploration.

Check out a number of Tikal’s most important buildings with your guide, including the Central Acropolis, containing a labyrinth of interior temples and courtyards, as well as Complex Q and R, home to twin pyramids and intricate religious complexes at their base. You’ll also have time to admire the giant Temple I, also known as the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. This 144-foot (44m) religious structure was built to commemorate the burial of Mayan King Moon Double Comb. Finish your exploration with a stop at Temple II, which has been dubbed the Temple of the Masks.

Take a break to sample a tasty lunch on the grounds of the national park before getting some time to wander the site at your leisure in the afternoon. Then proceed back to Flores airport to catch your flight back to Guatemala City and transfer back to your Antigua hotel.

Tikal National Park

Upon arrival at Flores Airport, 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. 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. Then, head back to the Flores airport to begin your transfer back to Antigua.

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Temple I

Your guide will show you Temple I, located in the Great Plaza, it is also known as the Temple of the Gran Jaguar because of a lintel that represents a king sitting upon a jaguar throne. Temple I is a typically Petén-styled limestone stepped pyramid structure that is dated to approximately 732 AD.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The flights from Guatemala City are at the following time: Guatemala - Flores Departure: 6:30am - Arrival: 7:30am Flores - Guatemala Departure: 8:15pm - Arrival: 9:10pm *Schedule may vary subject to airline.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • *Change fee applies.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

      Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tikal Day Trip Including Round Trip Flights from Antigua with Lunch?

      A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

      Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Tikal Day Trip Including Round Trip Flights from Antigua with Lunch?

      A:The policies on sanitization are:
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

      Q:What is the social distancing policy during Tikal Day Trip Including Round Trip Flights from Antigua with Lunch?

      A:The policy on social distancing is:
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

      Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tikal Day Trip Including Round Trip Flights from Antigua with Lunch?

      A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff

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      I was able to contact the Agent throughout the trip with whatsapp which made things easier with all flight delays and stuff.
      Tikal is incredible and is a must visit if you are in Guatemala.
      Yes, it is a long day, but you are able to do so much!
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      Great activity.
      Carlos_T, Aug 2022
      The most memorable moment was the opportunity I had traveled 🧳 from antigua Guatemala to Tikal with my family. Everything was perfect and safe, on time, and the lunch was so delicious.
      Amazing but short
      Katarzyna_G, Jul 2022
      Tikal was amazing, the lunch was delicious, and the souvenir stop worth it (didn't anticipate it, usually it's waste of time for me). Make sure to get some Mayan tea there! My only complaint is that it felt like we spent too little time in Tikal - first I waited for 50 minutes for the tour to start in Flores. Then the tour was over when the lunch was over - I waited 2 hours at the airport for my return flight regretting I didn't use that time to see more of Tikal.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Tikal Ruins Tour
      Jacob_T, May 2022
      Our guide was amazing! His name was Aquilino (hope I’m spelling it right.) He was so knowledgeable about all the ruins and the Mayan people. He shared with us details about the animals and the plants, about Mayan culture and society. His English was incredible and we had no problems understanding him. I highly recommend touring Tikal!
      Wow! This tour was...
      lshepherd0624, Jul 2017
      Wow! This tour was incredible! I was picked up from my hostel in Antigua right on time. My driver did not speak English but dropped me off and communicated to me that I need to check in at TAG airlines. I got to the airport a couple hours early for the flight but that was okay. In Flores a man was waiting for me with my name on a sign. he took my passport to buy my ticket for Tikal and returned it to me. I was loaded into a tour bus with 3 other people and was told I would have my own guide for the tour in English and the other group would have a Spanish speaking tour guide. It was a bit confusing but I think that we were just sharing transportation and that it was with 2 completely different tour groups because when we got there we did not stay together. My tour guide was one of the best tour guides I have ever had. His name was Erdozain and he knew everything there was to know about this place and was incredible about spotting wildlife. He had binoculars and let me peek through them to get a peek at the birds we saw an orange crested falcon which apparently can only be seen in 2 places in the world., along with oscellated turkeys, pizote, woodpeckers, and spider monkeys. His English was fantastic and he knew the history of the whole place inside and out. He made the trip very special by not letting look ahead of time at the temples until we got to just the right spot, then BOOM, you would just be awestruck by how massive the place was. I appreciated that very much. You could tell he was very passionate about this place and that he loved sharing it with people. After the tour we drove back to Flores, the other group of people were tired of walking so we just drove around Flores to see the town and we were dropped back at the airport. I loved this adventure and would recommend it to anyone who wants to see this beautiful place and is interested in history.
      Well Organized Trip
      Jaiganesh P, Jan 2020
      Our flight was delayed in the morning due to fog and we lost 2 hours in the morning waiting at the airport. But still our tour guide made sure that we made most of our tour and we covered all the important places within the park. It was well organized from my pickup in antigua to dropping me back. I was able to contact the Agent throughout the trip with whatsapp which made things easier with all flight delays and stuff.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Absolutely worth it
      Anne_S, Nov 2019
      What a fantastic day! Our guide, Erdozain (with support from Alan) was so knowledgable and so passionate about Tikal that it made our tour very special. It was so exciting to see spider and howler monkeys and all sorts of other flora and fauna. Definitely climb all of the temples! The small airplane to Tikal was also a fun experience in and of itself!
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Tikal Day Trip
      Anthony_B, Jun 2019
      From start to finish this was one of the best tours I've participated. It was easy to book on-line. The driver was prompt and courteous. Our flights between Antigua and Tikal were completed without difficulty. The tour guide was knowledgeable, and personable. The lunch was excellent. I would highly recommend this tour without reservation.
      Really great trip
      KevinRaos, May 2019
      Our trip was awesome. The guides were good and spoke English and Spanish. Tikal is incredible and is a must visit if you are in Guatemala.
      Good trip when you're pressed for time!
      Laurel_L, Mar 2019
      This trip was a good fit for me because I had to squeeze Tikal into one day. However, there is so much to see and just no way to see it all in this short tour. I really wanted more time! If you are able to visit Tikal and spend the night in Flores, definitely do that. The guide was fine, he was very interested in the philosophy of the Mayans. He gave us a little bit of free time (about 20 minutes) to explore, which was not nearly enough, but my favorite part of the trip. As far as transportation, it was well arranged. Shuttle was nice. You will still need to get around the airport by yourself, but someone will be waiting for you when you land.
      Tikal was a fantastic experience...
      Edmund G, Aug 2017
      Tikal was a fantastic experience. Even though only a small amount has been uncovered of all the pyramids and buildings in the area it is outstanding. I also loved that nature surrounds the pyramids most of which are fully uncovered by foliage and some of the buildings are partially covered by the foliage as you can see how it lay undiscovered for so long. I was picked up promptly by my driver from Antigua and driven to the short flight that takes you there. I was with another couple and we were met by a great guide I am embarrassed that I don't remember his name because he was fantastic. We spent the whole day with him and he was very knowlegable and patient. In addition to all the pyramids and buildings he explained and pointed out all the wildlife surrounding the area, which was abundant. We were then driven directly back for a short flight back and my driver met me promptly again to take me back to Antigua. I highly recommend this tour and seeing Tikal with an experienced guide. Janette
      This trip was the highlight of our...
      Nina J, Feb 2018
      This trip was the highlight of our time in Guatemala. I would highly recommend going to see Tikal if in Guatemala.
      This tour was incredible and worth...
      Aleia V, Jun 2016
      This tour was incredible and worth every penny! It's a long trip but made easier by the friendliness and timeliness of the drivers and plane staff. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Tikal itself was unreal and is a must see. It was great to see Flores too. Highly recommend!!
      A beautiful place! The tour involved...
      JAMES W, Dec 2016
      A beautiful place! The tour involved about 5 hours of walking. Sometimes rough and uo many stairs on the ruins. Our guide was knowledgable and passionate about his Maya culture. We often hiked off the main roads through paths in the rain forest seeing a wide variety of wildlife. The lunch was good. Bring water, bug spray and a rain jacket. There is a reason it is called the rain forest! The whole experience was well run and a great day trip from Antigua.
      Amazing trip, so glad to have gotten...
      Lawrence C, May 2016
      Amazing trip, so glad to have gotten to Tikal for the day all the way from Antigua. The place was amazing and the time spent was sufficient. I knocked off 1 star for the following issues. I understand with flights involved, timelines need to be a bit loose, but I did find that it was a bit too loose with many many hours spent at airports waiting for the flights. The other issue of annoyance was that this all inclusive tour failed to mention that I had to pay departure airport tax out of Flores airport. They wouldn't even accept USD so that was quite annoying. Ended up having to use credit card just to get the flight home! Otherwise, the guide was good, the transfers were good and Tikal itself was spectacular!
      Awesome trip. A must do. If you...
      Carlos S, Jan 2015
      Awesome trip. A must do. If you are staying in Antigua don't even think of driving or ride a bus. A friend of ours did this trip a felt very sorry of his option. The roads are narrow and not much safe and it is, at list, a 7 to 10 hours journey (one direction). A little confusion at Tikal arrival airport and some delay, but all in all, everything went easy and smooth. The guide (Vinicius) was nice, hellpfull and provided all the information we wanted to know. The lunch is good and you can choose your prefered meal between meat, pasta, chicken or vegetarian. Tikal is a awesome place. We couldn't be more amazed. Recommended A+++
      beautiful...saw so many...
      Lauren , Nov 2014
      beautiful...saw so many animals...birds, snakes, army ants, monkeys, royal rats, tarantula, racoons native to the area. Temples are awesome. Rich in culture and history. Our guide was great, spoke English very very well and was knowledgeable.
      This was an excellent tour,led by...
      Jacqueline S, Feb 2014
      This was an excellent tour,led by our English speaking guide, Miguel. His knowledge of the Mayan culture, history and archeology was immense. It did rain for almost the entire time, but somehow that didn't matter much to me. They sold cheap rain ponchos at the entry way to Tikal (20 Q). It is highly likely that I will return someday for a longer tour, and perhaps stay in Flores for several days, rather than try to squeeze it into one day. This was spectacular.
      We had an amazing guide, Miguel, and...
      Maree J, Feb 2014
      We had an amazing guide, Miguel, and he shared a lot of information about Tikal. It rained the entire time we were there almost, which was annoying but I'd like to meet the person who can control the weather! Miguel just kept on with the tour and despite being wet, it was very enjoyable. I would point out that you need to me at a medium level of fitness for this tour as it involves 3-4 hours of hiking/walking. The paths are steep, not always graded, bumpy etc. Anyone with physical mobility issues would find this tour very difficult. The lunch was surprisingly good, and the transport arrangements were all well taken care of from Antigua to Tikal and back again without issue. Recommended!
      Daniel_J, Nov 2022
      The tour guide was awesome! Tikal is a beautiful place and will visit again. I will come again and again!
      Sr. Lopez is the best!
      Morgan_B, Aug 2022
      Very easy to book and everything was taken care of! A lot of moving parts for everyone involved but they handled everything with ease. Sr. Lopez was phenomenal, very passionate about the history of Tikal and knowledgeable. Our trip wouldn’t have been the same without his guidance!


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