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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

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Discover the ancient ruins of Tikal and gain a deeper understanding of Mayan culture and traditions on this Tikal day trip by air from Guatemala City with lunch. Take a scenic flight from the nation’ capital and make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed archeological park in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach. Wander the jungle with your expert guide who will offer up facts, stories and history about the temples that surround you. Get the most of your time in Guatemala with this truly memorable day trip!
  • Day trip to the Mayan Tikal ruins by air from Guatemala City
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park to discover the ancient Mayan ruins
  • Explore one of the pre-Colombian civilization’s largest archaeological sites with your expert guide
  • Round-trip airfare, lunch and all entrance fees included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Departure tax from Mundo Maya Airport US$ 3.00 per person

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4:30 AM
Departure Point: Tour departs from most Guatemala City hotels. Pick up time will be within 15 minutes of the established departure time in your confirmation. Return point: Returns to original departure point
This extraordinary day trip from Guatemala City showcases the best of Mayan architecture, culture and tradition. Enjoy a scenic flight over lush countryside as you make your way to the jungles of Guatemala and the ancient ruins of Tikal. 

Your friendly guide will collect you from your Guatemala City hotel  and transport you to the local airport where you’ll head out on a small plane bound for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Tikal National Park. The 341-square mile (550 sq km) park is home to thousands of ancient structures and plenty of Mayan history.

Your expert guide will take you through Tikal’s major highlights including the Central Acorpolis, maze of courtyards and dozens of small temples. You’ll see the impressive twin pyramid complexes and temples that were once used for Mayan rituals. You’ll enjoy a local lunch I the park with fellow travelers and have additional time to explore at your leisure before returning to the Flores airport and making your way back to Guatemala City.
Stop At:  
Tikal National Park
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Temple I
Temple I
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple II
Temple II
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple IV
Temple IV
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Guatemalan Adventure
You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch.
What is the social distancing policy during Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Made Tikal come alive!
, Feb 2022
The Mayan ruins just blew us away and to know that only 20% have been discovered! From the hotel pickup to the flights, the tour and ending with the hotel drop-off everything worked like clockwork! Luis, our guide was fantastic in showing us all the sights and making Tikal come alive for us. His extensive knowledge and positive nature made the tour even more enjoyable! Will recommend this tour and Guatemala as a tourist destination to all my friends!
Great time and wonderful...
, Jan 2022
Great time and wonderful guide…………. Would highly recommend it. It was a lot of walking and great lunch
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Day Trip!
, Dec 2021
It's a great way to see Tikal if you are limited on time. I spent about 4.5 hours in Tikal, and I think that's enough time to see pretty much everything there with the tour guide (Aquilino), who is very friendly and knowledgeable about Mayan history and culture. Here's how it went (FYI): I got picked up at a hotel in Zone 9 in Guatemala City at 4:30am; checked-in with Aeromar/G Airways to Flores (Note: you can bring liquid onboard, there's no liquid limitation on domestic flights in Guatemala...and it's important because once you pass security, there's only a waiting hall with bathrooms and nothing else). Flight was on-time, 50 min to Flores. Once at Flores at around 7:30, I was greeted by someone with a sign with my name on it. I hanged out at the cafeteria next door until 8am when we (the tour group) departed for Tikal. It took about an hour and a half to get to Tikal, and we made couple stops: first to check out the model of the Tikal site with bathrooms and shops for about 15-20 min; second was a quick stop to take picture of the lake. We arrived at Tikal at about 9:30. On the way walking to the different temple, we ordered lunch (a choice of beef, chicken, port, veggie, comes with rice and veggie). The lunch is served after we were done with the tour at Tikal, and the restaurant is within the site. I think we got to the restaurant at about 2:30 and after that we left the site. Since we got a bit of time, for those who were flying back to GUA, the tour guy arranged a quick stop at Flores Island for 50 min (4:30-5:20ish) before we were dropped off at about 5:30 at the airport for the 7:20pm flight back to GUA. At the Flores Airport, there's a cafeteria where I had a quick dinner before flight. Other options are available across the street slightly to the east of the airport where there's a shopping center with Pizza Hut, McDonald's and Taco Bell. Again, after security at the airport, there's waiting hall with bathrooms only. Flight back was on-time and got picked up again at GUA back to the hotel. Everything went smoothly with no issues. It's a long day but it is perfect if you are short in-time and really want to visit Tikal (which is the best Mayan site I've visited so far, and I've been to Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza, Altun Ha, and Iximche)
3 travelers found this review helpful
Fatastic place - must see!!!
, Dec 2021
It was really a fascinating trip - throughout history. Beautiful place, architecture and atmosphere. Guide (Aquilina) - very professional, speaking very good English and sympathetic.
Liberation Maya
, Nov 2021
From the moment we got pick up it was nothing but a good vibe. Our driver was amazing as well as our tour guide. Would totally recommend 💚
Miguel and Tikal: an unforgettable combination
, Sep 2021
I took this trip by myself from GUA and returned in the same day. I had my own tour guide and at times it felt like we had the entire park to ourselves. My driver to and from my hotel and GUA was Henry and he was fantastic and was able to lay out what to expect at the airport and upon my return. My guide for the trip was Miguel who is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. If you ask questions, he will have answers for you. Not only did I appreciate his knowledge and insight but also he company as we experienced the park together. It was such a magnificent destination that at times I wish my family was with me, but I’m lucky to have been able to share the day with Miguel. If you speak Spanish, German, French or American please request him you will not be disappointed. The entire day went really smooth and I’m so happy I spent the money (since I didn’t have the time) to do this journey.
Great Experience, Highly Recommend
, Jul 2021
What an experience! We had an amazing tour guide who was super knowledgeable about not just Guatemalan history, but also how it related to the greater spectrum of world history. We saw such amazing features, learned about the history and potential meanings, and trekked through the rain forest. Our guide timed the lookouts for when he thought were best and we were able to catch amazing views. Since it was only the two of us, we were also able to stop at a zip line place that was really fun and overall had a wonderful time. Super easy logistically with the airport transfers, flights, and meeting our guide.
Tikal worth a trip!
, Jun 2021
This trip is totally worth it. Tikal should be one of the World Wonders. Our guide was Henry Ramirez, very knowledgeable and he even made a stop in one Peten Itza Lake. Other than that, I wish he would have been more energetic as all my tour guides in Guatemala were very energetic making the tour even more interesting. I was traveling solo and he took a few pictures but he made me walk alone by Flores Island and i needed someone to take a picture for me (not another stranger as we were during COVID) so I thought that the customer service he provided was not the best and my tip was a reflection of that. Other that that, a wonderful experience!
Highly recommend this tour!
, May 2021
We could not have picked a more beautiful day for our trip, and our tour guide, Miguel, really made it phenomenal with his knowledge and insight. It was just a fantastic visit and opportunity to learn about the Mayan culture and architecture. Very well done!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Unforgettable experience
, May 2021
Great, knowledgeable guide who took time to explain each temple or location. I did not feel rushed. There were opportunities for me to climb three temples. Beautiful place and you can’t really appreciate the scale of these temples unto l you see them in person.
Fantastic tour of Tikal.
, May 2021
My Guide Miguel has a passion for archeology and the Mayan world. He is very knowledgeable about wildlife, plants and history. All the transportation arrangements were carried out flawlessly. It was such a great day.
TiKal day trip
, Apr 2021
Roel was very knowledgeable and friendly. We would definitely use him again Thanks again for an excellent and full day
Highly highly recommend. One of my very favorite things I did in Guatemala
, Feb 2021
Amazing! They were so prompt on replying to any of my concerns and questions, the tour and how they took care and navigated all the parts of picking me up and getting me to places was above and beyond expectations
Tikal Day Trip
, Feb 2020
If you’re thinking twice about this your- DON’T. We highly recommend this tour. Ronnie was PHENOMENAL. We had a GREAT time!!!
, Feb 2020
Other than not going to 4th temple bc of lack of time it was great....would have liked to push group a little faster ( they were capable). Maybe one couple was slower bc they had to stop and smoke the rest didn’t get to see/ climb temple
Best day in Guatemala
, Feb 2020
What a beautiful experience. Logistics of the tour were perfect. Everything was on time and went as expected. The guide was very knowledgeable. Would recommend!
Great trip and guide
, Nov 2019
Manuel was very knowledgeable and kind. Most worthwhile! The restaurant for lunch was very attractive, but the beef options was quite chewy.
, Oct 2019
It's a long day but worth it. Do get up the Mundos Perdidos pyramid as the view is breathtaking. Santiago, our guide (if you speak Spanish or French) was just lovely!
An amazing place with a knowledgeable guide!
, Aug 2019
Our trip to Tikal was amazing! We had a small group of 6 with a private guide. Our guide, Eridian, was fantastic! Elias was Eridian's assistant and was learning about guiding tours in Tikal. Both of then were born and raised in the area near Tikal. Eridian taught us much more than just the history of Tikal. We loved learning about the flora and fauna, the history, and the legacy of Tikal. We felt that we were able to understand the people that created Tikal and their descendants better. Eridian has a passion and education for Tikal that goes far beyond the guide books. His understanding was demonstrated by his knowledge and respect for the area. We appreciated his kindness and his interest in each member of our group. The experience was life-changing! Thank you!
Excellent experience!
, Jun 2019
My experience was awesome. From the beginning to the end, my experience was excellent. The tour guide was outstanding! I will travel with Viator again!

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