TikaL

A Maya Marvel

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ABOuT TiKaL

Amazing Ancient City

Tikal was one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya. Dating back as far as the 4th century and reaching its apogee during the Classic Period. During this time Tikal dominated much of the Maya region.

Tikal is renowned for its impressive architecture and monumental structures. Its most famous feature is the Great Plaza, which is surrounded by several temples and pyramids. The most prominent of these structures is the Temple of the Great Jaguar, a 47-meter-high pyramid that was the final resting place of one of Tikal’s rulers.

FUN FACT

If you’ve seen the classic Star Wars movies you might recognize the view from temple 4!

A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE

going back in time

Tikal is unique because temples are scattered over a huge area in the middle of the jungle. Even on a busy day you might suddenly realize you’ve been walking for a while without seeing anyone else!

The jungle surrounding Tikal is a home to a wide range of flora and fauna. As you watch over the endless sea of green from thousand year old pyramids you can almost feel like you’re going back in time.

During the sunset, monkeys will be curiously observing you from the treetops. There is a big chance you’ll spot other wildlife too, like toucans, ocelots, wild turkeys, tarantulas, pisotes and foxes and, if you’re really lucky, even a jaguar!

EXPLORE TIKAL

WITH OUR EXPERIENCED GUIDES

Our guides have been doing this for years and are experts on Tikal’s architecture, history and the abundant flora and fauna

The tours covers the majority of the discovered ruins in Tikal. Our guides will give you ample time to stroll over the central plaza and surrounding palaces.

Strolling through el Mundo Perdido (The Lost World) complex is a delight. Of course you’ll also get to spend a fair amount of time on top of temple 4, Tikal’s highest pyramid, far above the impressive canopy of the jungle.

CHOOSE YOUR TIKAL Tour

Our tours to Tikal include transportation both ways in a private shuttle and a full guided tour by an experienced fluent English speaking guide. We also have Spanish speaking guides if you prefer.

SuNRISE TOur

Rise and shine! Experience walking through Tikal under a starlit sky and through the mysterious dark jungle, leading up to the most magical sunrise you’ll have ever seen!

3AM

Q230

Return at 11AM

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EARLY BIRD

A little bit after sunrise but most animals are still waking up! Chill in the fresh morning breeze and experience the sounds of the howler monkeys roaring into the new day!

4:30AM

Q130

Return at 12:30PM

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DAY TOUR

Why hurry? You’re on vacation baby! Enjoy a good night’s sleep and our yummy breakfast while still having a blissful day exploring Tikal’s amazing ruins! The best of both worlds!

6, 8 or 10AM

Q130

Return at 1PM/3PM/4PM

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SUNSET TOUR

Our favorite! Most groups will have left by this time and there is this mystical quietness to the park! See more animals and an amazing sunset from on top of The Lost World!

12AM

Q165

Return at 18:45PM

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Transportation Only

For the old-school free spirits! Roam around Tikal, taking in Tikal’s marvels at your own leisure.

4:30/6/8/10AM

Q100

Return at 12:30, 2, 3 or 4PM

BUYING ENTRANCE TICKETS

Tickets to Tikal cost Q150 and are sold through Banrural or at https://boletos.culturaguate.com.

Banrural has offices in Flores and Tikal. Taking the Sunrise or Sunset Tour the park charges an additional Q100 for being in Tikal outside of normal opening hours. On the Sunrise Tour, the Banrural office in Tikal isn’t open yet when you arrive, so get your ticket in advance!

Get to Tikal in a cool, comfortable bus with drinks, snacks, charging plugs and WIFI on-board! A stop in El Remate is included, to go for a swim and enjoy the sunset!

Standard

$30

+ Guided Tour

All-Included

$75

+ Entrance & Lunch

VIP

$95

+ 3 Drinks

 

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TIPS

Get the most out of your Tikal tour!

  • Bring comfortable footwear because you’ll be walking for a couple of hours.
  • Plenty of water and some mosquito repellant are a must as well!
  • Order one of our yummy lunchboxes! Better than the overpriced, fatty snacks sold in the park. Vegetarian option available.
  • If you take the Sunrise or Sunset tour bring a flashlight and a longsleeve shirt. It can be chilly on top of the temples.
  • Try to listen to the many sounds of the jungle and enjoy a quiet moment, absorbing this magical experience.

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