Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Guatemala City
Day 1: Guatemala City - GUA Airport - Tikal National Park
Stop At: Peten, Tikal National Park Guatemala
You'll be picked up bright and early from your hotel in Guatemala City and taken to GUA Airport to begin your overnight adventure. Hop on a small plane and set off toward the northern Guatemalan town of Flores. After landing, head straight to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal) to begin your tour!
Spread out over 341 square miles (550 sq km), Tikal National Park contains thousands of separate ruin structures. Visit the central area of the once great Mayan city with your expert guide and explore various parts of the park, including visit the Central Acropolis, which consists of a maze of courtyards, small rooms and temples. You'll also see Complex Q and R, featuring twin-pyramid complexes with altars set in front of the temples at both complexes.
Then, visit Temple I, the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. Built to honor and bury King Moon Double Comb, this 144-foot (44-meter) temple is a small enclosure of three rooms with exterior stairs leading to the top of the steep temple. Near here, visit the equally beautiful Temple II, also known as the Temple of the Masks.
After exploring Tikal, enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to your hotel.
Duration: 4 hours
• Lunch: Drinks not included.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Camino Real Tikal or Similar
Day 2: Yaxha National Park - GUA Airport - Guatemala City
Stop At: Yaxha, National Park, Peten Guatemala
On your second day, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading southeast to the Mayan archeological site, Yaxha. While here, enjoy the scenic jungle landscape of this unique area overlooking the Yaxha and Sacnab lakes. As you follow your knowledgeable guide around Yaxha, learn about the history of this ceremonial Mayan site, which features more than 500 ancient structures. Spend time visiting various sections of the site, including pyramid temples, ball courts and elevated plazas. After touring the ruins, enjoy lunch before beginning your journey back to Guatemala City.
Duration: 3 hours
• Lunch: Drinks not included.
No accommodation included on this day.
- 2x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Overnight accommodation (Camino Real Tikal or similar)
- 1 Breakfast
- 2 Lunches
- English- and Spanish-speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Tikal National Park
- Entry/Admission - Yaxha
- Departure tax from Mundo Maya Airport US$ 3.00 per person
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
The first day Yaxha was really disappointing. Even though I had booked for an English-speaking tour, I was in a group with 3 Spanish-speakers and myself. Obviously, the guide spent much more time explaining things in Spanish, and often forgot to repeat the information in English. Yaxha itself was amazing! If you have the time, you should definitely visit this site and, best to go before Tikal, if possible. We had the whole site almost entirely to ourselves! The hotel was average, but the bird life waking up on Sunday morning was spectacular. I had a toucan right outside my bedroom window! Tikal was excellent! We had a great group, and a very knowledgable guide. Although it rained and poured! intermittently throughout the day, our little group accepted the situation with good humor, and ended up having a wonderful day. Take rain gear, especially in November raincoat, not an umbrella -- you'll want your hands free to climb!. Wear waterproof shoes if you have them. Tikal is a lot of walking, but there is something fantastic to see around every corner.... Climb every pyramid and temple that you can!
The guide, the food, and all the people was great, I am from Guatemala and is my 4th time to Tikal but I learned so much from Alex and Marlon our guides, They accommodate my husband to see the magnificent temples since he fell at the airport and couldn't walk that well. Great Job, I will give 10 stars but you only have 5. I will recommend viator and this trip 100, THANK YOU GUYS