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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

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What You Can Expect

Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

Tikal National Park

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.

Customer Reviews

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I give this trip a 5 star rating. It met and exceeded all expectations. Very proud of you guys handling trip from start to finish. Commend everyone's involvement with this tour from start to finish. Booking process, drivers, airline personnel, guides, etc. This is the way to run a professional business! I speak for a total of six travelers.
John Borges, Retired, Lieutenant Colonel, Army
Louisiana, USA

Jean Katherine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a wonderful day seeing the great temples. We hiked about three hours, and had a wonderful lunch.

Clive B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an excellent all day tour from Guatemala City. Be prepared for a long day! Collected from hotel at around 5am, then a 7am flight of around 45 minutes in a tiny plane to Flores. Meal box on the plane was an unexpected bonus, even if nothing special. Then taken by mini bus to Tikal - about an hour and a quarter drive, plus a 20 minute stop at a shop with souvenirs and provisions. No pressure to buy anything. Tikal itself very impressive. Lots of different buildings in various states of repair, but managed to walk up about six of them which offered a different perspective and some great views across the jungle. The guided walk around the site was quite relaxed, and lasted about 5 hours 9.30am to 2.20pm with a very knowledgeable guide. As someone who hates being rushed and not seeing most of the site this was really good - although some on the tour seemed to want their lunch earlier. Lunch was provided on the way out of the site - not the greatest of meals, but did provide some much needed food and drink, and there was a reasonable choice of dishes. On the way back we also had time to stop for half an hour in Flores itself, by the lake, which was pleasant.

Highly recommended if you have a full day to spare in Guatemala.

Julie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The your guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Douglas P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Unbelievable place, great tour guide, very worth it all around.

Margareta M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This day trip will give you a taste of the rich historical surroundings - our guide was fluent in english and knew a lot :- highly recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Simply Amazing!! They pick u up from hotel n after tour is over n go back to your destination they drop u off.. Tour guy was awesome, must dress for alot of trail walking n comfortable clothes... But just awesome seeing these treasures!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Super cool trip from Guatemala City. You fly up to Flores early in the morning. About an hour drive up to the park. The trails are fairly easy to walk, but climbing the different temples could be challenging if you're not in some decent shape. You don't have to climb the temples if you don't want to. The Tikal ruins are absolutely amazing and are truly a sight to see. I highly recommend this tour. The guide for the day was Abel, he was fantastic, spoke perfect English and had so much knowledge to share. The lunch in the park after the tour was good as well. Be prepared to pay a few bucks for beverages at lunch as they're not included. Overall, was a great day and would have loved to spend more time at the ruins.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Must go in Guatemala


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Amazing day trip from Guatemala city to Tikal. Our driver picked up us nice and early from our hotel to the airport. At Mundo Maya Airport our guides were waiting for us to start the tour. It was a day full of history, archaeology, a lot of walking and fun!! It rained for few hours in the afternoon but this place is still amazing under the rain. I highly recommend it. Sandra C.

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