Tikal Archaeological Site

Quick Details

Tikal Tour from Flores
Adult Ages 10+
$70
Tikal Tour by Air- Guatemala City
Adult Ages 10+
$340
Child Ages 2-10
$330
Tikal Tour by Air - Antigua
Adult Ages 10+
$370
Child Ages 2-10
$360

Explore Archaeological Sites of Maya Civilizations

This tour offers three options:

  • Tikal Tour from Flores
  • Tikal Full-Day Tour by Air (from Guatemala City)
  • Tikal Full-Day Tour by Air (from Antigua Guatemala)
Pick-Up Information:
  • Tikal Tour from Flores – you are picked up at the meeting point in Flores and transferred to the Tikal archaeological site.
  • Tikal Full-Day Tour by Air (Antigua & Guatemala City) – you are picked up at your hotel early in the morning and transferred to the local airport to take your flight to Flores. Upon arrival at Mundo Maya Airport, you meet your local guide, an expert in the area, and are transferred to the Tikal archaeological site. Sometimes, your transfer is via the Island of Flores.
Itinerary:

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala.

During this tour, you have the opportunity to walk through the jungle and admire the many species of local flora and fauna. Discover the impressive splendor of Tikal, which means “place of voices.” The park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979, spans 576 square km.

In addition to the main temples and plazas, there are several sites not to miss, like the Major Plaza of 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 of the dynamic history of the Maya Civilization in Tikal.

The Temple of the Grand Jaguar (Temple I) and the Temple of the Masks (Temple II) loom like a pair of colossal bookends on opposite sides of the Great Plaza, a vast expanse ringed by terraces, palaces, and ball courts. Temple I rises some 50 meters above the plaza’s eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramid’s nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Maya underworld. The central part of the ancient city alone contains 3,000 buildings and covers about 16 square kilometers. Tikal is also part of the one-million-hectare Maya Biosphere Reserve created in 1990 to protect the dense forests of the Petén.

Drop-Off Information:
  • At the end of the Tikal Tour from Flores, a traditional lunch is served. Then, you are transferred back to Flores.
  • At the end of the Tikal Full-Day Tour by Air (Antigua & Guatemala City), we have time for lunch (included). Then, we return to Mundo Maya Airport in Flores to take our flight back to Guatemala City or Antigua. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel.