Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

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Take an exciting air tour from Guatemala City to discover the beauty and ancient history of the Mayan ruins of Tikal! After a scenic flight to Tikal, spend a day in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park exploring the incredible archaeological site of Tikal, located in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle. Your expert guide will show you around the impressive ruins and teach you all about the history behind the steep-sided temples and plazas. See one of Guatemala's most beautiful ruins in an easy and convenient way!

Itinerary

Duration: 15 hours

  • Upon arrival at Flores Airport, 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. 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. Then, head back to the Flores airport to begin your transfer back to Guatemala City.

    Duration: 4 hours

  • Your guide will show you Temple I, located in the Great Plaza, it is also known as the Temple of the Gran Jaguar because of a lintel that represents a king sitting upon a jaguar throne. Temple I is a typically Petén-styled limestone stepped pyramid structure that is dated to approximately 732 AD.

    Duration: 20 mins

  • Visit Temple II or the Temple of the Masks, "Los Mascarones". The temple was built in the Late Classic Period in a style reminiscent of the Early Classic. Temple II is located on the west side of the Great Plaza, opposite Temple I.

    Duration: 30 mins

  • Tikal Temple IV 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. Enjoy mystical and stunning views from the top of the 65-metre-high structure.

    Duration: 30 mins

Inclusions

  • English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Departure tax from Mundo Maya Airport US$ 3.00 per person
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Description

Take an exciting air tour from Guatemala City to discover the beauty and ancient history of the Mayan ruins of Tikal! After a scenic flight to Tikal, spend a day in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park exploring the incredible archaeological site of Tikal, located in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle. Your expert guide will show you around the impressive ruins and teach you all about the history behind the steep-sided temples and plazas. See one of Guatemala's most beautiful ruins in an easy and convenient way!

Duration

15 hours

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • The flights from Guatemala City are at the following time: Guatemala - Flores Departure: 5:45am - Arrival: 6:45am Flores - Guatemala Departure: 5:15pm - Arrival: 6:15pm *Schedule may vary subject to airline.
  • *Change fee applies.

Operated by Guatemalan Adventure

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