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From Flores: 2-Day Tikal & Yaxhá Tour

1. From Flores: 2-Day Tikal & Yaxhá Tour

This tour can begin from Flores or El Remate. The tour is designed to visit Tikal, one of the most amazing places you will ever visit. Then on the second day, you will visit the archaeological site of Yaxhá, considered both a cultural and natural monument. Day 1 Tikal - 07:30: Pick-up from your hotel in Flores to start the tour. You will make a stop at the airport in order to pick-up travelers coming from Guatemala City - 07:55: Transfer to one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan World- Tikal. Its name means 'Place of Voices,' built during the Maya Classic Period - 09:00: Upon arrival at Tikal archaeological site, your guide will show you the layout of the complex of temples and acropolis. Visit Complex Q and R, then to the central acropolis, Temples I of the Grand Jaguar and the Temple II Los Mascarones, regarded as one of the most important within the complex. You will also make a visit to the Lost World - 14:00: Return to the visitor center for lunch - 15:30: Transfer from the park to your hotel Day 2 Yaxhá - 07:55: Departure to the archaeological site of Yaxhá - 09:00: Arrive at Yaxha, a former ceremonial center and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. The facilities have evidence of Teotihuacan influence in their architecture and stelae. You can find the only twin pyramid complex outside of Tikal, also known as the Stelae Plaza - 13:00: Time for lunch - 15:30: Transportation back to your hotel or airport

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From San Ignacio: Tikal Maya Site Day-Trip with Local Lunch

2. From San Ignacio: Tikal Maya Site Day-Trip with Local Lunch

Start with pickup from San Ignacio at 7:00 AM, and take a 15-minute drive to Guatemalan border. Be assisted at the border by your guide, and continue on the 2-hour long journey to Tikal. Discover the ancient Mayan site of Tikal which is considered to be one of the most spiritual locations on earth. Once at the national park, see the abundance of wildlife surrounding the temples. Discover how the Mayan civilization built inspiring temples and cities that formed a vast complex of religious, social and political power.  Enjoy a guided tour of the main sights of the complex, which is estimated to have over 3,000 structures including palaces, temples, ceremonial platforms, ball courts, terraces, plazas, causeways, and reservoirs. See several of the main temples including the tallest structure which measures 212 feet.  After visiting the main parts of Tikal, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, drive back to San Ignacio you can stop at the local gift shops, with arrival back in San Ignacio at approximately 4:30 PM.

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Guatemala City: Tikal Full-Day Tour by Air

3. Guatemala City: Tikal Full-Day Tour by Air

Travel from Guatemala City to Tikal on a full-day tour. Enjoy an early morning flight from Guatemala International Airport to Mundo Maya Airport in Flores, at which point you will then be transferred to Tikal archaeological site. While in Tikal National Park, you will have the opportunity to walk through the jungle and admire the many species of local flora and fauna. The park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes untamed nature, as well as many main temples, plazas, and altars. As you tour the site, your guide will share with you the history of the site and share insights about the Mayan culture. At the end of the tour a traditional lunch will be served. In the afternoon, return to the airport for your flight back to Guatemala City. Upon arrival in Guatemala City, you will then be transferred back to your hotel.

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Tikal Day Tour From Flores With Lunch

4. Tikal Day Tour From Flores With Lunch

Discover the impressive splendor of Tikal, which means Place of Voices. The park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979, spans an area of 576 square kilometers. During this 8-hour tour you’ll have the opportunity to walk through the jungle and admire the many species of local flora and fauna. In addition to the main temples and plazas, there are several other sites not to miss. See the Major Plaza surrounded by impressive buildings such as Temples I and II, or the North and Central Acropolis. See the altars that played a role in the dynamic history of Tikal’s Mayan civilization. At the end of the tour you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch.

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From Antigua Guatemala: Tikal Full-Day Tour by Air

5. From Antigua Guatemala: Tikal Full-Day Tour by Air

You will be picked up at your hotel in Antigua, Guatemala at approximately 4:00am and transferred to Guatemala International Airport - La Aurora, to take your flight to Flores*. Upon arrival at Mundo Maya Airport, you will then be transferred to Tikal archaeological site. During this tour you will have the opportunity to walk through the jungle and admire the many species of local flora and fauna. Here, discover the impressive splendor of Tikal, which means “place of voices”. The park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979, spans 576km squared. In addition to the main temples and plazas, there are several sites not to miss. The Major Plaza is the Archaeological Park of Tikal, surrounded by impressive buildings such as Temples I and II, called the North and Central Acropolis. Also, there is a range of wakes and altars that play a part in the dynamic history of the Mayan Civilization in Tikal. At the end of the tour a traditional lunch will be served. In the afternoon, we´ll return to Airport Mundo Maya in Flores to take a flight back to Guatemala International Airport. Upon arrival, you will then be transferred back to your hotel in Antigua. * Please Note: This tour is on request until flights can be confirmed. Please contact Gray Line Guatemala to check availability before purchasing.

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Tikal & Yaxha Archaeological Sites: 2-Day Tour

6. Tikal & Yaxha Archaeological Sites: 2-Day Tour

Experience the wonders of 2 of Guatemala’s most important Mayan archaeological sites. On this 2-day tour you’ll explore ruins and learn about the more than 100 wildlife species that live in and around the parks. Day 1: Tikal morning tour You’ll be met at your hotel in Flores by an expert guide and head out on an hour’s drive to the Tikal archaeological site. You’ll explore the site on a 3-hour guided tour and learn about the temples and ruins you encounter, dating from the Mayan Classic period. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your hotel. Day 2: Yaxha sunset experience Today your driver will meet you at your hotel at noon to take you on a tour of the Yaxha archaeological site. See the ruins and explore jungle in the park. After sunset you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Flores. Please note that the price of the tour does not include a local guide at Yaxha, or the entrance fees to the 2 parks.

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What people are saying about Tikal Ruins

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 59 reviews

Staying in Flores to visit the archaeological sites of Petén and take tours like this one, I consider the best option since the transfer times and services available in Flores are very good and I am very satisfied with the fulfillment of what was promised in the contract. The tours were very interesting, Tikal seemed very enriching culturally for its constructions in very distant periods of the Mayan culture as can be seen with the "Great Central Plaza" and "Mundo Perdido" plaza, another important aspect in Tikal is its national park which makes the environment very pleasant, allowing you to enjoy nature. The distance and road conditions are good and on its way I had the opportunity to get to know the region around the Petén Itzá and observe how its inhabitants live. The facilities at the entrance like shops and restaurants are very clean and pleasant. The trails between the sites visited in the ruins impressed me with their cleanliness.

Cesar did a fantastic job. He wasn’t knowledgeable about the habitats surrounding the temple and had so much knowledge about the actual structures/ Village itself. He was born and raised in the area so you could tell he was proud to show us everything. 10/10 would recommend.

Everything was perfect. The weather wasn`t very hot, there were no mosquitos and not many visitors in Tikal. The guide gave much information and was very kind. Our group was only 11 people and the food at the restaurant was good.

Pick up was easy, the tour guides were great, I had a really fun time. Thank you so much!

Leo was absolutely fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable.