Tikal One Day Tour  – From Flores

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    • Duration:1 Day
    • Destination:Guatemala

    Tikal One-Day Tour From Flores: Journey to the Ancient Mayans

    Discovering Tikal: The Heart of Mayan Civilization

    Embark on the Tikal One Day Tour From Flores and step into the ancient city of Tikal, nestled in Guatemala’s northern region, in the Petén department. Renowned as the “Place of Voices,” Tikal is a timeless testament to the Mayan civilization. Here, the echoes of the past resonate through hieroglyphics etched in limestone, distinctive architecture, and the remnants of vividly colored pottery.

    A World Heritage Site: Tikal’s Global Recognition

    In 1955, Tikal was designated a National Park, celebrated for its cultural significance and diverse ecosystem. Its status elevated to a National Monument due to its cultural richness and the plethora of flora and fauna species. Recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity in 1979, Tikal also forms a core area within the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala’s largest protected area, safeguarding nature and Mayan archaeological sites.

    The Splendor of Tikal National Park

    A Treasure Trove of Mayan Legacy

    Spanning 576 sq. km, Tikal National Park houses over 3000 structures across various plazas, including the Acropolis, ceremonial temples, residences, ball courts, and astronomical complexes. The park’s humid subtropical forest environment serves as a living laboratory of fauna and flora, encapsulating the essence of the Mayan natural world.

    Walking Through History: The Essence of the Tour

    Experience the Majesty of the Mayan World

    On the Tikal One Day Tour From Flores, traverse the paths of Tikal, the Mayan world’s most pivotal city. Immerse yourself in the lush Mayan forest, encounter abundant wildlife, and stand in awe before ancient temples. These millennial structures silently narrate the rise, zenith, and fall of one of history’s most significant civilizations.

    For detailed information and pricing on this transformative journey, please contact us!

    Tikal One Day Tour From Flores

    What Will You Find in Tikal?

    The place where the remains of architecture are practically occupies the center of the 576 square kilometers that the Tikal National Park covers. You can explore one of this Mayan metropolis’s most famous temples, pyramids, and palaces here.

    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.

    Where to stay when visiting Tikal

    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.

    Where To Buy Tikal Tickets

    The entrances to Tikal are possible to buy at Banrural and Crédito Hipotecario Nacional (CHN Bank).

    If you travel by plane, you will find a CHN Bank at the Mundo Maya International Airport on your arrival. 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 purchasing the ticket in advance is recommended; thus, you will not waste time.

    How to get to Tikal from Guatemala City

    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.

    Departures

    Maya de Oro:

    5:45 AM – 10:00 AM – 14:00 hrs – 19:00 hrs – 20:00 hrs – 21:00 hrs 

    Cristobal Colon Primera Clase:

    21:00 hrs – 21:30 hrs

    ADN:

    21:00 hrs

    Tikal from Guatemala City by Plane

    To go to Tikal by plane, two airline companies are TAG Airlines and Aeromar Airlines. Both companies offer daily flights as follow:

    TAG Airlines:

    Offer five daily departures starting at 6:00 am from Guatemala City to Flores and the first flight from Flores to Guatemala at 8:00 am.

    Avianca Airlines:

    Offer daily departures from Guatemala City to Flores at 6:00 am. 

    Tikal from Cancun

    A new route from Cancun in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo opens the opportunity to visit Tikal in Guatemala.

    TAG Airlines:

    Offer three flights a week from Cancun international airport every day, departing from Cancun at 7:50 am and returning at 17:50.

    Aeromar Airlines:

    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.

    What to Bring

    • Small backpack
    • Hat or cap
    • Binoculars
    • Camera, memory cards and spare
    • Batteries
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Sun cream
    • Hiking shoes
    • Raincoat
    • Drinking water

    What's Included

    • Shared transportation from your hotel in Antigua Guatemala to La Aurora International Airport, then Transfer from Mundo Maya International Airport to Tikal (Round trip)
    • Airline ticket Guatemala City – Flores – Guatemala City
    • Entrance fee to Tikal National Park
    • Lunch & Soft Drink
    • Bilingual Professional Tour Guide

    What's not Included

    • Gratuities
    • Other services not mentioned

    Itinerary of the trip

    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.

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