If you want the most experience out of the shortest time, this is the perfect day trip. You are very well taken care of from the time you are picked up until you are delivered back to your hotel. Everyone is professional and friendly. Our Tikal guide, Elder, was personable and knowledgeable and obviously cared about Mayan history. He was eager to share his knowledge. If possible, read up on your Mayan history to get the most of your experience here. There is quite a bit of walking on some rough terrain so wear appropriate shoes. Also, if possible, be prepared with mosquito repellent and sun protection. At the first stop on the way to Tikal you will be shown a small cultural exhibit then have a bit of free time to shop. But beware, the prices are very steep, so choose wisely.
This tour was incredible and worth every penny! It and #39;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!!
Trip was awesome!! Only glitch was the weather in Flores delayed departure by 30-40 minutes. the rain cleared out by the time we left in the shuttle. However, due to the delay, we were not able to spend any time in the museum/gift shop. Our guide was very informative and helpful, lunch was quite good, and the weather cleared up and was great the rest of the day with small shower here and there but nothing to dampen our excitement at visiting this amazing place!
A must for any trip, especially first trip, to Guate. Despite unforseen glitches, such as no light in the airport office, the guides and the drivers were punctual, absolutely attentive and very knowledgeable.
Thanks for coordinating such a great experience for us.
Liani S United States of ...
It's a must! Our guide, Manuel Banos, was very thorough and knowledgeable of the history and facts of the Mayan civilization. It was definitely the highlight of our trip to Guatemala.
Our guide, Carlos, was very knowledgeable not only about the ruins, but the Mayan medicines growing in the surrounding jungle.
Excellent tour. We had a terrific guide and enjoyed a delicious lunch among the jungles of Tikal. Highly recommended.
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.
This tour makes for a long day, but is so worth it. Our guide, Erdo, was super knowledgeable about Mayan history as well as the flora/fauna of the jungle. The day was well-paced, the group was a great size, and it was a great way to spend my birthday. Lunch was great too.
Federico Luzzani Puerto Rico
Had a great trip - well organized and informative.
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.
Brilliant - a really amazing day which exceeded my expectations. Everything went according to plan - really great guide and no delays. Definitely great value.
My wife and I really enjoyed the trip. Our tour guide "Henry" was cordial and informational. We were pleasantly surprised with the complimentary lunch. The guide gave us enough time to explore by ourselves. The pickup and drop were properly coordinated and executed. On the whole, I would highly recommend this trip.
This was an enjoyable and educational trip. Despite the constant rain the day of our trip, our guide was enthusiastic and made the visit very enjoyable. A wonderful lunch was included.
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.
Great trip, magical place, but a little too long in the airport waiting to go to tikal. Thank you for a special trip with my 16 year old daughter.
Great experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and cordial. Lunch was scrumptious. The rain added so exitement to the trip. Would definitely recommend it.
Money well spent! Highlight of trip. We did it midday in early March and weather was perfect. We used bug spray but no mosquitoes. Lunch was pleasant surprise. It was very good.
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!
What a complicated trip and it all worked out perfectly- a long and intriguing day and I didn't have to worry or make a plan all day
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!
A very long 16 hour day! Hot humid 5 hour difficult
Hiking with no food until 230 pm. Loved seeing the pyramids but the tour pushes you to the limits
Hiking is moderately strenuous. Be prepared
The tour was great and all the staff that we worked with were very helpful. I have only two complaints:
1. There was a long rest stop at a gift shop on the trip between the airport at Flores and Tikal National Park. We were there for at least thirty minutes. It felt like a huge waste of time.
2. The return flight from Flores to Guatemala City was delayed by 1.5 hours. The staff at the airport did not communicate this delay at all and offered no compensation.
Otherwise, the national park itself and the tour were great.
The actual site was wonderful, BUT the website should stress that this includes some difficult terrain. Some of the paths were washed out our very steep. Twice our tour guide, Manuel, decided to take a short cut through the jungle, and one of our trip participants uses a cane to walk. It was EXTREMELY difficult for her, and Manuel just kept going. Another member was somehow left behind at the first pyramid and we never saw him again until the end when I insisted Manuel walk me back to the beginning, where our lost member was waiting. He did not get to see more than half of the site because he thought he should wait for us to find him. Also, there is NO provision for safely getting up and down the pyramids, no ropes or railings. Please note that participants should sign a safety waiver or be aware of the dangers involved.
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