Tikal Guatemala Maya jungle view

Tikal is Guatemala’s pride and joy… And this isn’t without merit since it is considered one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya Civilization. It is absolutely AMAZING!

The Maya began building this monumental ancient city around 600 B.C. and at its peak some 1,500 years ago, it was a wealthy metropolis, home to an estimated 100,000 Mayas, as well as an important religious, scientific, and political center.

The site is located within a national park that is comprised of 222 square miles of jungle that is home to an abundance of wildlife – such as coatis, pacas, tyras, armadillos and ocellated turkeys.

Tikal Temple 2

Tikal Temple II

Great Plaza at Tikal

The Great Plaza at Tikal

Tikal Maya ruins

You will find yourself transported back in time

Tikal Day Trip from Belize:

The Tikal Belize tour leaves at 7:30AM from San Ignacio (your hotel location) and everyone usually gets back by 5PM. From the Belize-Guatemala border, it takes 1.5 hours to arrive in Tikal.

Tour price:

  • 1-3 persons = $150 USD, now $140 USD
  • 4 persons and up = $140 USD, now $130 USD

Included in the price is:

  • A special Guatemalan tour guide (Belizean guides aren’t allowed to guide in Guatemala.)
  • Tikal Park entrance fee which is approximately $25 USD
  • Lunch
  • Water and sodas

Not included:

  • $18.75 USD border management fee (everyone pays this when they exit Belize – children under 12 are exempted.)

Things to bring on tour:

  • A valid passport
  • Spending cash for souvenirs (US currency is accepted)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • Light hiking shoes is best but closed toe sandals are ok
  • Hat and sunglasses?

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Terms and conditions:

*This is not considered a private tour. The guide has the option of accepting a few more people to go on this trip.

*No charges for infants ages 2 and under

*1/2 price for kids ages 3-5

*Children 6 years and older pay full prices on all tours. 

*Prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons, single pay rate of 2.

*US$18.75 Departure tax for Tikal tour is not included

Photo cred: 1 and 2 Mike Murga, 2 Laurent de Walick, 4 Martijn.Munneke.

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