Tikal Day Tour - Santa Elena

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer to pick up from Mundo Maya International Airport at 7:30 am, as well as Hotels within Santa Elena Peten, and Flores Island at 8:00 am.
  • Return Details :
    Hotel, airport, or bus station
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Tikal (Tikal in modern Mayan orthography) 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 Petn Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petn, the site is part of Guatemalan Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Walk in the forest with scattered Mayan buildings will give you insight of this culture, and also splendid experience you'll never forget.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Upon arrival a representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to the Tikal National Park. You will have the option to get breakfast on the way.

Tikal (or Tik'al, according to the modern Maya spelling) is the biggest archaeological site and ancient urban centers of pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the Peten region in the present territory of Guatemala, part of the Tikal National Park which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.

Tikal National Park is located approximately 45 minutes away. We'll visit the following locations: Complex Q, The Central Acropolis, South Acropolis, Great Plaza, Temple IV and finally the Lost World Complex. After our sightseeing, we'll go to the restaurant within the park to take the lunch at approximately 1:30pm. Lunch includes 1 drink per person.

At 3:30pm the tour departs from the park to the airport. If time permits we will visit the Island of Flores.

At 5:30pm we return to the Mundo Maya Airport, bus station or hotel accommodation.

Inclusions

Lunch without drink

Driver/guide

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Lost World

Entry/Admission - Temple IV

Entry/Admission - Great Plaza

Exclusions

Drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant meals not included

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

A moderate big of walking is involved in the middle of the jungle

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Feb-2017

    Pickup bus was an hour late during which we were unable to contact the tour company. Hour's journey to the site was pleasant enough but interrupted by a 30 minute stop at a souvenir shop on the way. At the sight all English speakers from the multiple busses were grouped together to follow one guide who took us through various jungle wildlife paths to the various temples. We saw maybe half the sight during the day starting with the largest pyramid and ending up at the main plaza sight. Explanations of usage and history were provided for the various sights, as was an insight into the wildlife. The day ends with an included lunch group was split between a location in the jungle and the souvenir shop we stopped at on the way in. This was OK and the extra drinks were a few dollars each. Note that the sight, and they optional pyramid climbs, could be taxing if the temperatures were over 40 Celsius common in the summer, or if the sight was a mud bath due to the rain it sometimes gets. Overall the men in the group felt the time spent at the central plaza was insufficient, and that we would have seen more pyramids and less wildlife given the choice navigating by our own maps. The women in the group were generally satisfied with the mix. Hour's return drive was direct to our hotels and didn't require a stop at the airport as the groups had been split out. Is worth noting that where as those of us in local hotels got picked up at 8am, those flying in from Guatemala City had 4am starts.

  • 10-Aug-2016

    The site is fantastic. The tour was very well organized. The guide.... could be better.