Very informative and interesting. The driver and guide had all the details of our border crossing handled. We simply had to pay the departure tax and we were off to Tikal. Highly recommend this tour to Tikal as it is an amazing place to see. The drive from San Ignacio through the Guatemalan countryside is beautiful as well.
First of all, our family saw Chichen Itza first before seeing Tikal because of CI's New 7th Wonder status. However, Tikal, in my opinion, was SO MUCH more better!!!!! DID I SAY THAT?!?!? It may be 2 hours into Guatemala, but it is so worth it. There are a LOT more temples and pyramids to see and climb at Tikal. There are still unearthed temples in plain sight, and archeologists digging around the area while we were there. And being in the middle of the jungle just adds to the ambiance of this place.
Our guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to go to Tikal.
Awesome experience and worth the money.
A driver picked us up from our San Ignacio hotel and took us to the border where he handed us off to their Guatemalan counterpart who then drove us 2 hours to Tikal. We picked up our guide, Elmer, on the way. Elmer asked if we prefer a tour in Spanish or in terrible English. Since we don't speak Spanish we opted for terrible English : And to our surprise Elmer spoke English perfectly! He was so knowledgable about the site and Guatamala in general, fun to listen to and spend time with. He has a great eye and spotted almost all of the wildlife he had told us about on the drive over! It was a fun perk to see them all.
Tikal is phenomenal, mind-blowing! We are so glad we opted for a longer tour to visit the most impressive ancient Mayan site in the area.
We were also fed a snack of green mango and oranges with pumpkin powder. A fun native treat! Lunch was also served on the way back at a restaurant. Fajitas were on the menu.
Fantastic day out with a friendly knowledgeable guide!
The trip to Tikal was comfortable and well worth it. Our guide, Elmer, knew so much about the flora, history and culture of the Mayas. He was fabulous! San Ignacio was the perfect spot to stay to get to the jungle.
My son and I had a great time. Everything worked as expected and our guide was great. Thanks!
Tikal was awesome! Also our your guide for the Tikal part was very knowledgable.
While the actual experience of being in Tikal is extraordinary and an unbelievable sight, our guide was nothing thrilling. It seemed as though we were interrupting his day and although he was knowledgeable he seemed completely uninterested in guiding us. The free lunch was decent.
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