Tikal Day Tour
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Stop At: Lost World, Tikal National Park Guatemala
Tikal is an ancient Mayan citadel in the rainforests of northern Guatemala. Possibly dating to the 1st century A.D., Tikal flourished between 200 and 850 A.D.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Temple IV, Tikal National Park and Maya Biosphere, Tikal National Park Guatemala
Tikal Temple IV is a Mesoamerican pyramid in the ruins of the ancient Maya city of Tikal in modern Guatemala. It was one of the tallest and most voluminous buildings in the Maya world. The pyramid was built around 741 AD. Temple IV is located at the western edge of the site core.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Great Plaza, Tikal National Park Guatemala
Pyramid and the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. At 70 meters, Temple IV is the tallest pre-Columbian structure in the Americas.
Duration: 1 hour
- Lunch without drink
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Lost World
- Entry/Admission - Temple IV
- Entry/Admission - Great Plaza
- 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
- Near public transportation
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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.
The site is fantastic. The tour was very well organized. The guide.... could be better.