Tours to Tikal

Tours to Tikal offer an opportunity to explore the wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about the ancient Maya civilization.

Tours to Tikal: An Unforgettable Journey into Maya Civilization

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Discover Tikal

Our comprehensive tours to Tikal offer a deep dive into one of the world’s most remarkable cultures: the Maya Civilization.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore the Great Plaza, climb the towering Temple IV for a panoramic view, and visit the fascinating Tikal Museum.

These tours are more than just visiting an archaeological site; they immerse you in history, culture, and natural beauty.

Experience Mayan Splendor

Since restoration projects began in 1956, Tikal has been brought back to its former glory, astonishing every visitor.

Wander through its causeways, avenues, plazas, palaces, and temples, and feel the energy of this magnificent city-state once home to one of the most impressive civilizations on the planet.

The Mayans, known for their advanced understanding of astronomy and mathematics, left a legacy that continues to awe and inspire.

The Great Jaguar Temple

History of Tikal

The Ancient City

Located in northern Guatemala, in the heart of the Petén department, Tikal is also known as the “Place of the Voices.”

The ancient Maya city has been immortalized as a religious and cultural hub. The Mayans’ messages are conveyed through limestone hieroglyphs, unique architecture, and colorful ceramics.

A National Treasure

The Mayan site was declared a national park in 1955 and later earned the status of a national monument due to its extraordinary cultural significance and diverse species of flora and fauna.

In 1979, UNESCO recognized Tikal as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

It is also part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, a vast region dedicated to preserving nature and other archaeological sites of the Mayan civilization.

This commitment to conservation ensures that your visit to Tikal is educational, awe-inspiring, and sustainable.

Tours of Tikal

Antigua to Tikal by Air

From US$ 360.00 p/p

Guatemala City to Tikal  

From US$ 340.00 p/p

Tikal Tour from Flores

From US$ 90.00 p/p

Birding Tour

From US$ 160.00 p/p

From Belize

From US$ 215.00 p/p

Private Tour

From US$ 140.00 p/p

Natural Treasure

Guatemalan Howler Monkey

Natural Beauty

In addition to its cultural riches, Tikal is nestled within a thrilling tropical rainforest.

A vibrant environment that teems with a diverse array of flora and fauna, adding an element of adventure to your journey through the “green mystery.”

A Unique and Authentic Experience

Tikal is not just a tour; it’s a rare and exclusive experience that seamlessly blends history, culture, and nature uniquely.

Tikal Temple V

Why Visit Tikal?

Visiting Tikal offers more than a glimpse into the past; it provides a comprehensive experience that combines exploration, education, and adventure.

From its rich history and majestic ruins to its stunning natural surroundings, Tikal is a testament to the ingenuity and grandeur of the Maya Civilization.

Rest assured, whether you visit during the dry or rainy seasons, Tikal’s rich history and stunning landscapes make it a must-see destination all year round.

Tour Packages

2 Day Package

El Mirador & Tikal

3 Day Package

La Guacamayas

2 Day Package

Tikal Sunrise & Sunset

2 Day Package

Tikal & Yaxha

3 Day Package

Tikal - El Mirador - Yaxha

5 Day Package from Cancun

Antigua - Atitlan - Tikal
Have You Got Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions.

What are the most popular Tikal tour options available?

Popular tour options include full-day guided tours, sunrise tours, sunset tours, private tours, and combination tours that include other attractions like Yaxha or Uaxactún. Each tour offers a unique experience, with some focusing on the historical aspects. In contrast, others highlight the natural beauty of the region.

How long does a typical Tikal tour last?

A typical Tikal tour lasts between 6 to 10 hours, depending on the type of tour chosen. Full-day tours often include transportation, a guided exploration of the ruins, and time for lunch. Sunrise and sunset tours may start early in the morning or late in the afternoon and can last around 5 to 7 hours.

When is the best time of year to visit Tikal?

The dry season, which ranges from November to April, offers the most pleasant weather, with less rainfall and cooler temperatures. This tour is ideal for those who prefer mild weather and want to avoid the crowds. However, the rainy season (May to October) can also be rewarding. Despite the increased rainfall, it brings fewer crowds and lush green scenery, making it an excellent choice for nature enthusiasts and those who enjoy a more serene atmosphere.

Are there guided tours available in multiple languages at Tikal?

Yes, guided tours are available in different languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. It’s advisable to book in advance to ensure a guide is available in your preferred language.

What should I pack for a Tikal tour?

For a Tikal tour, you should pack comfortable walking shoes, light and breathable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, a reusable water bottle, snacks, a camera, and binoculars if you are interested in birdwatching. Also, consider bringing a raincoat or poncho during the rainy season.

How can I book a tour to Tikal from significant cities like Guatemala City or Flores?

Booking a tour to Tikal is easy and convenient. You can book through various travel agencies, hotel concierge services, or online platforms. Many tour operators offer packages that include air or land transportation from Guatemala City or Flores. Rest assured, you can plan your trip with ease and peace of mind with these options.

What is the cost range for Tikal tours?

The cost of Tikal tours varies widely depending on the type of tour, duration, and what is included. Group tours typically start from $95 per person, while private tours cost between $160 and $300 or more. Luxury tours and combination packages will be on the higher end of the spectrum.

Are there any combination tours that include Tikal and other nearby attractions?

 Correct Martsam Travel offer combination tours that include Tikal and other nearby attractions, such as Yaxha, Uaxactún, the Actun Kan Caves, and El Mirador Helicopter Tour & Tikal. These tours can span multiple days and provide a comprehensive experience of the region’s cultural and natural heritage.

Can we do a day trip to Tikal from Belize or Mexico?

Yes, it is possible to make a day trip to Tikal from Belize. From Mexico, which will require more time because no flight is available now. Many tour operators in Belize, particularly from San Ignacio, offer day trips to Tikal. These trips often include transportation, border crossing assistance, and a guided tour of Tikal.

Which wildlife can be seen during a Tikal tour?

A Tikal tour is not just about the ruins and the history, but also about the rich biodiversity that the area offers. Visitors can have the thrilling opportunity to see a variety of wildlife, including howler monkeys, spider monkeys, coatimundis, toucans, parrots, and many other bird species. The area is also home to jaguars and pumas, though sightings of these big cats are rare. The lush forest environment of Tikal is a haven for wildlife, and you might just be lucky enough to spot some of these fascinating creatures.

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Exploring the Ancient Ruins of Tikal from Guatemala City

Exploring the Ancient Ruins of Tikal from Guatemala City

Embark on an archaeological journey through the heart of the Mayan civilization, from Guatemala City to Tikal.
This ancient city is a treasure trove of history and culture, with secrets waiting to be uncovered. Immerse yourself in the Mayans’ fascinating world and discover Tikal’s wonders.

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