The ancient city of Tikal is in the north of Guatemala, the center of the department of Petén. It is known as the “Place of Voices.” Time has immortalized this Mayan site as a religious and cultural center, transmitting the messages of the ancient Mayans through the hieroglyphics carved in limestone, the unique architecture, and the remains of colored pottery.
Tikal Mayan Site was declared as a National Park In 1955. It later acquired the rank of National Monument for its extraordinary cultural richness and the immense variety of species of flora and fauna.
Following these parameters, UNESCO named Tikal Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1979. Later it was assigned the category of a nuclear area within the Maya Biosphere Reserve, the largest protected reserve of northern Guatemala confined to protecting nature and other archaeological centers of the Mayan culture.
The National Park is 576 sq. km and contains over 3000 structures spread around different plazas like the Acropolis, ceremonial temples, residences, ball courts and astronomical complexes. The natural surroundings of the Maya city are a laboratory of fauna and flora which is a perfect proof of a humid subtropical forest.
In this tour, you will be guided along the paths of the most important city in the Mayan world. Abundant wildlife, the Mayan forest, temples millennial silent witness of the birth and splendor as well as of the collapse of one of the most important civilizations on the planet.
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The place where the remains of architecture are located practically occupies the center of the 576 square kilometers that the Tikal National Park covers. Here, you can explore one of this Mayan metropolis’s most famous temples, pyramids, and palaces.
In addition, you will learn about the protected wildlife, including mammals, birds, and reptiles, under the enormous variety of trees and plants that populate the rich jungle of the region.
There are three hotels, Jungle Lodge, Tikal Inn, and Jaguar Inn. Also, there is the possibility to stay in the camping ground. The hotel Jaguar Inn also provides a tent rental service.
The entrances to Tikal are possible to buy it at Banrural and Crédito Hipotecario Nacional (CHN Bank).
If you travel by plane, at your arrival will find a CHN Bank at the Mundo Maya International Airport. Also, there is a bank office at the entrance of the Tikal National Park.
Consider that there may be long lines to buy it, so it is recommended to buy the ticket in advance, and thus you will not waste time.
The Tikal National Park is located 580 kilometers from Guatemala City; a paved road connects this Mayan site with the capital town.
The road crosses many provinces, including El Progreso, Zacapa, Izabal, until it reaches Peten, the largest region in Guatemala.
Three bus companies have daily departures from the capital town; these companies are Cristóbal Colón, Maya de Oro, and ADN.
5:45 AM – 10:00 AM – 14:00 hrs – 19:00 hrs – 20:00 hrs – 21:00 hrs
21:00 hrs – 21:30 hrs
Offer 5 daily departures starting at 6:00 am from Guatemala City to Flores, and the first flight from Flores to Guatemala at 8:00 am.
Offer two daily departures from Guatemala City to Flores returning the first one at 8:00 am.
Offer three flights a week from Cancun international airport every day, departing from Cancun at 7:50 am and returning at 17:50.
Offer three flights a week from Cancun international airport, Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, starting from Cancun at 9:00 pm returning from Mundo Maya International Airport at 8:25am.
Our representative is going to pick you up at your hotel between 7:30 and 8:00 am approximate, (take note that there is no exact time as we pick up more travelers at their hotels), then you will be transported to Tikal Park (60 minutes).
At your arrival, you’ll have an introduction about Tikal; then you will start this tour visiting the main plazas and complexes including twin pyramid complex, the main square which includes, the central, south and north acropolis, The Great Jaguar Temple and Temple II among other.
Then you will continue your nature and archaeological adventure in Tikal taking walks by age-old causeways traveling to temple III, Bat palace, complex N and lastly arrive at the extraordinary temple IV, on the top you’ll have a superb look at the forest and the top of the main temples of Tikal.
In the way returning, you will visit the lost world, seven temples, and temple V, then towards the picnic place to have a delicious meal.
The possibility of observing wildlife such as howler and spider monkeys, coatis, and a variety of birds, reptiles, and insects is present throughout the tour which improves the experience
15:30 hrs approx. You’re going to be transported to Mundo Maya flight terminal or your hotel.
Note: in a private service you should have all enough time to experience as far as possible the park, museums, and also the opportunity to experience a sunrise and sunset tour. Inquire your travel advisor for information.