Your professional guide will pick you up at your San Ignacio Guesthouse at approx. 6:30 a.m. for the roughly 2.5-hour drive to Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be assisted in all border crossing procedures to enter Guatemala safely. Be sure to bring your passport. Once inside the park, let your imagination run free as you explore highlights among more than 3,000 structures that archaeologists have excavated so far. Tikal was once a powerful city center during the Mayan period. You will learn about daily life and religious practices of the ancient Mayans while wandering through the maze of the Central Acropolis, and envision the excitement of an elite sporting match in the ball courts. Tikal boasts an array of magnificent ceremonial temples. Climb the steep staircase of the 144-foot (44-meter) Temple of the Grand Jaguar, built to honour a Mayan king. A set of twin pyramids with altars will greet you at complexes Q and R. Marvel at the Temple of the Masks, which was once adorned with intricate ceremonial mask carvings. Perhaps most impressive is the oft-photographed Temple IV, also known as the Double Head Serpent. After a refreshing lunch break inside the park your guide will then take you back to Belize and drop you off at your San Ignacio Guesthouse around 5pm.
COST: $155 usd/person
DURATION: 10-11 hours
DIFFICULTY: Easy to moderate
INCLUDED IN COST:
• Round-trip transport
• All park fees are included
• Tour Guides
• Border fee
Tikal Mayan Ruins (Guatemala)
More than 30 days before tour = 100% refund
20-30 days before tour = 50% refund
10-20 days before tour = 25% refund
2-10 days before tour = 10% refund
Day before tour and day of tour = no refund.