• Location: San Ignacio, Belize
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Visit the incredible ancient city of Tikal on this 9.5-hour tour from San Ignacio. Once a powerful city center during the Mayan period, today Tikal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that draws scores of visitors each year. Your professional guide takes you across the border into Tikal National Park in Guatemala, and leads you on a fascinating tour of the archaeological complex. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel and all park fees are included.


  • Day trip to Tikal from San Ignacio
  • Visit Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Tour the ruins of Tikal with a professional and informative guide
  • Learn about the Mayans who built one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian world
  • Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable coach included

What You Can Expect

Tikal Day Trip from San Ignacio

Explore Tikal on a day trip from San Ignacio!

Visit one of the largest and most important Mayan sites in all of Central America. Your professional guide will pick you up at your San Ignacio hotel before 7:30 a.m. for the roughly 1.5-hour drive to Tikal National Park. You will be assisted in all border crossing procedures to enter Guatemala safely. Be sure to bring your passport.

Once inside the park, let your imagination run free as you explore highlights among more than 3,000 structures that archaeologists have excavated so far. Learn about daily life and religious practices of the ancient Mayans while wandering through the maze of the Central Acropolis, and envision the excitement of an elite sporting match in the ball courts.

Tikal boasts an array of magnificent ceremonial temples. Climb the steep staircase of the 144-foot (44-meter) Temple of the Grand Jaguar, built to honor a Mayan king. A set of twin pyramids with altars will greet you at complexes Q and R. Marvel at the Temple of the Masks, which was once adorned with intricate ceremonial mask carvings. Perhaps most impressive is the oft-photographed Temple IV, also known as the Double Head Serpent.

After a refreshing lunch break inside the park, satisfy your inner archaeologist during free time when you can explore the ruins independently. Your guide will then take you back to Belize and drop you off at your San Ignacio hotel at around 5 p.m.

Customer Reviews

Ann J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

An amazing experience! Don't forget your passport


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

After a long, bumpy road to get to Tikal it was well worth the trip. Amazing sites and history.

Barbara M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

These runs are impressive! Crossing over the border with our guide Omar was super easy and the highway offered smooth sailing. The number of ruins that can be seen and not seen is unbelievable. We highly recommend this tori from San Ignacio.

Kyle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Very good tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and the history was amazing. Just remember, this is in a jungle and there is lots of walking, so dress accordingly!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Belize Family is an amazingly thorough, responsive company. Not once did I worry about the logistics of traveling or transportation. The drivers were able to find my remotely located Air BNB on the hilltops of San Ignacio for both tours. This tour consisted of ample walking, sightseeing, climbing of stairs, animal watching and the included warm meal didn't hurt.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

LOVED this tour so much! Be aware that you will have several drivers over the day, we did not know that and were a bit confused. You'll get picked up and then that driver will help you navigate through the border, but then you'll meet a new driver to take you around Guatamala. Then he will pick up your actual guide on the way. When you get back the drive will drop you off at the border and you'll meet a different drive when you enter back into Belize. The only bad part of this day was our driver was not waiting right there once we crossed back into Belize, our driver had already left not being able to cross the border. Our new drive came in about 10 minutes, but we were a bit worried. Overall, though this was an amazing trip! Tikal was beautiful and the wildlife you see was amazing too.

laszkiewicz.sebastia ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very nice trip !! The company was on time, everything including food was perfect ! Thank you !

Mel R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very comprehensive tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made it clear that we would have all the time we wanted to view the various pyramids and temples. We were able to see three species of monkeys and several varieties of birds. The lunch provided was simple, but good. The tour takes a long time - 10-1/2 hours - and is not for anyone who tires easily or cannot walk for several hours.

ratesh p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had an amazing time touring Tikal National Park. Elmer was an amazing tour guide and is very enthusiastic about his job. We really enjoyed learning so much from him about Maya culture and history. Definitely recommend!

Anthony F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

a late start and long wait at the crossing but what a wonderful day beyond my expectations

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