- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This full-day tour of Tikal offers the opportunity to see one of Guatemala's most amazing archeological sites. Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal) with an expert guide, and learn about the ancient culture that constructed its steep-sided temples and plazas. Explore the beauty of these pre-Columbian Mayan ruins on a day trip from Flores, Santa Elena Peten or Mundo Maya International Airport. Round-trip hotel or airport transport and lunch are included.
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
- Round-trip shared transfer
- Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Flores hotels, Santa Elena Peten Hotels or Mundo Maya International Airport
Located in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle, the ruins of Tikal stand amid Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient city is considered one of the largest and most monumental of all sites discovered in the Mayan world.
After airport or hotel pickup, you’ll be transferred to Tikal to begin your full-day tour of the archeological ruins. Follow your guide as you explore the 341-square-mile (550-square-km) park, which contains thousands of separate Mayan structures.
Visit the Central Acropolis—a maze of courtyards and small temples—and walk to the twin pyramids of Complex Q and R, where you'll find fascinating altars in front of the temples. Learn about the impressive Temple I, the Temple of the Grand Jaguar, built to honor and bury a Mayan king. View the 144-foot (44-meter) temple, which encompasses three rooms and contains a steep stairway leading to its peak. Marvel at the neighboring Temple II, the Temple of the Masks, which proves equally stunning.
Your guide will share knowledge about the Mayan civilization and the significance of each structure as you enjoy the natural surroundings. Keep an eye out for birds and other wildlife that inhabit the magnificent rainforest.
Next, eat a delicious lunch at Tikal National Park before having some free time to explore the ruins on your own. In the late afternoon you’ll be transferred to the airport or your hotel.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- If you are lodging at a hotel on the Island of Flores, please be requested to move to our meeting point (Hotel Ramada, Calle playa sur, Isla de Flores Peten) to be picked up for your excursion. Our tour guide or driver pick up you around 07:45 hours please be sure to be at that time at the indicated place
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The day tour I had was made very special due to the tour guide, Eddie [Montenez]. He was highly knowledgeable of Mayan history and culture, as he studied archaeology and pottery. The tour sites listed on the description were all visited and the most amazing view came atop the Temple IV. Heard the howler monkeys, saw a few spider monkeys and came face to face with a coatimundi, friendly creature. We also saw a croc eating a capture on 1st entry. Since it 8hrs, with a break for lunch, it can be tiring but it's worth it. Also, many items of Mayan culture and souvenirs for reasonable price.
Our tour was definitely one of he best that I have been on during my travels and use of guided tours. The transit was comfortable both in the vehicle outfitting and in the driver's care for the road. With that beautiful setting to watch as we drove it was quite an almost therapeutic drive. The monuments and what was been uncovered of the ancient city is breathtaking. The works of the Mayan people leave me inspired and filled with reverence. Guatemala has done a fabulous job of restoration. Finally, our tour guide, Wilson, was absolutely the best ever. He were the only English speakers in a Spanish speaking tour group. He graciously performed bilingual narrative throughout. During the tour he gave us lots of time to walk and enjoy the setting. No rushing from here to there. And he has a passion and a deep knowledge about what he shared with us. He was informative, charming, and quite enjoyable to listen to. I have been on a dozen or so guided day trips in different parts of the world and Wilson was so far the best I have experienced. Great guide. Great tour.
Tikal is absolutely amazing and you simply cannot go to Guatemala without seeing this jewel. The programme of the tour, the organisation and the tour guide were all great and this tour was worth every single penny paid.
Tikal was a year ago. It was my second time there. This time I took my adult son. The tour was quite interesting as I remember. It did not cover several structures I covered the first time, but we were on an OAT tour with our own guides. This tour covered a good bit....probably enough fir most people.
Our tour guide was excellent and explained everything very clearly. Kind of a large group so I stuck by him to make sure I didn't miss anything because Tikal is so fascinating.
The tour was amazing, it was made super special because we had a great tour guide! Erdozain was so knowledgeable and had such a great energy! He taught us about the vegetation, wildlife and also the ruins! Highlights for us we're seeing all the birds, animals and taking short cuts through the jungle
In general this tour was awesome, the park is majestic and the guide was knowledgeable but I didn't over load your brain with useless information. My only big complaint is that the tour company was an hour late from the schedule time to pick us up; they forgot to pick us up until I called.
We loved this tour! Erdo, our tour guide, was super friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. We learned so much on this tour we were sad to say goodbye at the end. It's worth the money. Lunch was great, and Erdo does his best to explain as many aspects about Tikal as possible. He's also super flexible so of you want to do something, you can ask!
Erdo was an AMAZINGLY knowledgable tour guide. His excitement about Mayan civilization was palpable and I was totally invested in the history of the area. The tour itself is totally worth every penny. You get so much for you money, including a great lunch at a cafe in the rainforest and an opportunity to connect with people from all over there to enjoy the tour as much as you are. Do it!
Loved the tour and our guide. Instead of following the road he took us on trails through the jungle. His english was excellent! They picked us up promptly and made the trip fun and interesting. Lunch was great. Don't hesitate on this one. Super value!
WE loved the tour and tour guide Manuel. It was a wonderful experience. The food was OK, nothing to rave about. I just give this 4 stars, because we had so many more people with us. Some that had a hard time walking, others were sick and drove to the plaza, others wanted to climb every pyramid. Sort of unbalanced - the more people you have to accommodate the harder it gets. It was also super hot and humid, we were drenched. They also made a stop at this VERY expensive gift store with US prices. I would have rather spend my money and souvenirs at a local community.
Excellent tour. Pickup was on time and well organized. We had ample time to explore all parts of Tikal while learning very interesting facts about the history of the ancient city and seeing a variety of wild animals throughout the park. The lunch was very good as well at the end. I highly recommend going on this tour! Thanks again!
All was perfect, the only thing I disagree is to call the Tour Operator the day before to arrange pick up and time location, it would be easier to fill out the form directly when you make the reservation in Viator and all set. But the tour was awesome and the guide explained everything and lunch was ok.
Everything worked out quite well on this tour. We were picked up on time at our hotel. On the way to Tikal a stop was strategically provided for coffee and snacks. The itinerary was very organized and well thought out. The guide was very knowledgeable, professional and interesting. He provided an appropriate amount of free time to explore the area. The lunch that was included was excellent. I recommend this day tour of Tikal.
excellent performance by your perssonel. I had my doubts regarding the pickup but everithing worked smooth and great and the peple driver and guide where proffesional and very helpfull.I woul use your services elsewhere in the future.thanks
Very professionally done. Arrived on time to pick me up, and was offered a choice of English or Spanish guide. The pace was excellent as was the info given.....and plenty of time for browsing around and also asking questions. The lunch provided was also excellent in a very nice shaded spot. Cannot fault this day at all. Highly recommended.
This was a very enjoyable tour. Our guide picked us up from the airport on time, took us in a nice bus and didnt stop giving us information for the next 4 hours. Highly recommended. The guides English was good and he was very knowledgeable. He took us all around the site, not only to see the Mayan ruins but also brought us to find howler monkeys and toucans. My boyfriend and I were being picked up at Tikal itself after the tour so we missed getting a mini-tour of the island which I can imagine wouldve been very enjoyable! Cannot recommend this enough.