Tikal Day Trip By Air From Antigua With Lunch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 17 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    3:40 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from most Antigua hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the beauty and ancient history of the Mayan ruins of Tikal on this air tour from Antigua! Enjoy a scenic flight to Tikal and spend the day exploring this incredible archaeological site in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park, located in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle. Tour the ruins with your expert guide and learn about the history behind the steep-sided temples and plazas. This full-day tour gives you the opportunity to see one of Guatemala's most beautiful ruins in an easy and convenient way!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Lunch included
  • Round-trip airfares

Know More about this tour

Fly from Antigua to the Mayan ruins of Tikal on this exciting day trip! Experience the history, culture, beauty and nature of Guatemala while visiting the incredible archeological site of Tikal, located in the Guatemalan jungle.

You'll be picked up from your Antigua hotel in the morning and taken to the Guatemala City airport to begin your day trip. Hop on a plane and set off toward the town of Flores in northern Guatemala. Once you land, you'll be driven to Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With an area of more than 341 square miles (550 sq km), this national park contains thousands of separate ruin structures scattered around, each full of fascinating history.

Visit the Mayan ruins with your expert guide and explore everything from the Central Acropolis, a maze of courtyards and small temples, to Complex Q and R, where you'll see twin pyramid complexes with altars set in front of the temples. Visit the massive Temple I, the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. Built to honor and bury King Moon Double Comb, the 144-foot (44-meter) temple is a small enclosure of three rooms with outside stairs leading to the top of the steep temple. Across the way, visit the equally beautiful Temple II, the Temple of the Masks.

Next, enjoy a delicious lunch at Tikal National Park before having some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Then, head back to the Flores airport to begin your transfer back to Antigua.

Inclusions

Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide

Round-trip flight

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch

Round-trip shared transfer to and from Tikal Ruins

Entry/Admission - Temple I

Exclusions

Gratuities

Drinks

Departure tax from Mundo Maya Airport US$ 3.00 per person

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Jan-2020

    Our flight was delayed in the morning due to fog and we lost 2 hours in the morning waiting at the airport. But still our tour guide made sure that we made most of our tour and we covered all the important places within the park.

    It was well organized from my pickup in antigua to dropping me back. I was able to contact the Agent throughout the trip with whatsapp which made things easier with all flight delays and stuff.

  • 13-May-2019

    Our trip was awesome. The guides were good and spoke English and Spanish. Tikal is incredible and is a must visit if you are in Guatemala.

  • 13-Sep-2018

    An absolutely amazing day!!!! This tour was the highlight of the trip for me. Yes, it is a long day, but you are able to do so much! The pickup and drop off driver was a good driver and pleasant to talk to. I was impressed that he was able to recognize me in the evening and waved me over which was a good thing as I was tired after the long day. The guide for the ruins was very informative and was able to adjust the schedule to give us the entire guided tour even though our flight was delayed. I felt we had the perfect amount of guided tour and free time to explore and take pictures. I would happily book again and recommend this tour to everyone!

  • 12-Apr-2018

    This was a well-organized and efficient tour. Tikal is a must-see.

  • 27-Feb-2018

    This trip was the highlight of our time in Guatemala. I would highly recommend going to see Tikal if in Guatemala.

  • 06-Feb-2018

    The information provided at time of booking was excellent and for the most part well organised. Our guide Erdo was fantastic. Recommend going to Tikal.

  • 14-Jan-2018

    My review is based on the expertise of the wonderful guide we had. Carlos was extremely knowledgeable regarding the Maya structures and their history, which was expected, but he also possessed a deep familiarity with the plants and wildlife of the site. He was able to call birds, monkeys and other animals so that we could get a better look at them and to identify and discuss interesting features of the flora. The trip was unexpectedly special for his comprehensive understanding of Tikal in its environmental context and his ability to convey his love for it.

  • 23-Oct-2017

    Would highly recommend this one day tour to young healthy people. Older people and children would find this tour very difficult. We were picked up on time. We didn't have any problems with the flights, however I'd warn you to be at the gate before the boarding time. The guides were knowledgeable.

  • 07-Aug-2017

    Tikal was a fantastic experience. Even though only a small amount has been uncovered of all the pyramids and buildings in the area it is outstanding. I also loved that nature surrounds the pyramids most of which are fully uncovered by foliage and some of the buildings are partially covered by the foliage as you can see how it lay undiscovered for so long. I was picked up promptly by my driver from Antigua and driven to the short flight that takes you there. I was with another couple and we were met by a great guide I am embarrassed that I don't remember his name because he was fantastic. We spent the whole day with him and he was very knowlegable and patient. In addition to all the pyramids and buildings he explained and pointed out all the wildlife surrounding the area, which was abundant. We were then driven directly back for a short flight back and my driver met me promptly again to take me back to Antigua. I highly recommend this tour and seeing Tikal with an experienced guide.

    Janette

  • 06-Jul-2017

    Wow!

    This tour was incredible!

    I was picked up from my hostel in Antigua right on time. My driver did not speak English but dropped me off and communicated to me that I need to check in at TAG airlines.

    I got to the airport a couple hours early for the flight but that was okay. In Flores a man was waiting for me with my name on a sign. he took my passport to buy my ticket for Tikal and returned it to me.

    I was loaded into a tour bus with 3 other people and was told I would have my own guide for the tour in English and the other group would have a Spanish speaking tour guide. It was a bit confusing but I think that we were just sharing transportation and that it was with 2 completely different tour groups because when we got there we did not stay together.

    My tour guide was one of the best tour guides I have ever had. His name was Erdozain and he knew everything there was to know about this place and was incredible about spotting wildlife. He had binoculars and let me peek through them to get a peek at the birds we saw an orange crested falcon which apparently can only be seen in 2 places in the world., along with oscellated turkeys, pizote, woodpeckers, and spider monkeys. His English was fantastic and he knew the history of the whole place inside and out.

    He made the trip very special by not letting look ahead of time at the temples until we got to just the right spot, then BOOM, you would just be awestruck by how massive the place was. I appreciated that very much.

    You could tell he was very passionate about this place and that he loved sharing it with people.

    After the tour we drove back to Flores, the other group of people were tired of walking so we just drove around Flores to see the town and we were dropped back at the airport.

    I loved this adventure and would recommend it to anyone who wants to see this beautiful place and is interested in history.

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