Gem Trips, Tikal National Park

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Gem Trips primarily specializes in tours in Tikal National Park, but can also provide trips across the country. The operator can tailor the experience to fit into your schedule and work with your budget. One of the more popular options is the sunrise Tikal tour, when the area comes alive with the sound of waking birds and mammals. You'll have a chance to trek the virgin jungle paths, see major Maya structures, and spot wildlife that includes toucans, wild turkeys, parrots, howler monkeys, and countless other creatures. Take a look at our Tikal National Park road trip website to schedule your visit to Gem Trips and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • My sister and I bought the tour and ABSOLUTELY loved it! We left Guatemala City to Peten early in the morning where Marco was waiting for us to take us to the park. Marco was very knowledgeable and pa...  more »
  • My friends and I wanted to watch the sunrise in Tikal, which requires a guide. After searching TripAdvisor, I saw that Marlon with GEM Trips was highly recommended. Having completed my tour of Tikal w...  more »
  • Marlon is an excellent guide! We went on a sunset tour with him, and we learned so much about the history and ecology of Tikal from the experience. He is very knowledgeable, fluent in English, and we ...  more »
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  • Last week, my family of six spent two full days in Tikal with Marlon, our GEM tour guide. The weather cooperated mostly with an incredible sunrise view from the highest temple the first day. The jungle was dark and foreboding as we trekked in at 4:30 am. The first glimpses of light came within an hour and soon thereafter we were high above the tree canopy listening to the many, many birds awaken to the new day. We spent the rest of the morning walking and being given one of the best lectures of old civilization, botany, urban development and environmental protection by Marlon. He is possibly the best tour guide I've had in over forty years of traveling this precious planet. The second day was our sunset tour with Marlon and the early afternoon rain dump came on schedule. It drizzled through most of the afternoon and the skies opened nicely to give us a good sunset from the new wooden platform on a temple. Marlon is kind, bilingual in English and Spanish and will shape the tour to meet your needs. I give him my highest recommendation.
  • Our family of five (including 9,11, and 13 year old kids) joined Marlon from GEM Trips on sunset and sunrise tours of Tikal last week, and I can say without hesitation that he helped to create incredible lifelong memories for all of us. From the pickup at the Belize/Guatemala border in his nice, air conditioned van, to lunch on the lake, to tours personalized and catered to our kids, Marlon made everything perfect. I will undoubtedly recommend GEM tours to any friends or family headed to Guatemala. Don’t hesitate to book with this outstanding and professional group.
  • We did a Tikal trip with Marlon from the Belize border. Marlon was so awesome - seriously A+. He was so knowledgable about the history of the Mayans and the surrounding wildlife. He gave us as much time to explore as we wanted and took us off the beaten path to go see Howler Monkeys, Toucans and Coati's. I really cant say enough about our entire day from travel, exchanging money, touring and food stops Gem Trips was 1st class and very well priced!
  • Marlon is an excellent guide! We went on a sunset tour with him, and we learned so much about the history and ecology of Tikal from the experience. He is very knowledgeable, fluent in English, and we were impressed by his communication before and during our tour. He knows the exact best routes for the most spectacular views. I would highly recommend him!
  • Marlon is as wonderful a guide as the other reviewers have already described. He has an incredible depth of information regarding the Maya ruins and he points out numerous things that I would have missed including animals and plants. Marlon was also a great help with the rest of my touring in Guatemala. At the last minute I wanted to arrange a night time hike up Pacayo Volcano to see the lava flowing and he arranged it all seamlessly. We also added on a trip to Yaxha (once we saw how great Tikal was, we wanted more) and again he accommodated this last minute request. There were also 5 other transportation legs that he helped me with throughout my trip in Guatemala. Everyone was always on time and helped me with anything I needed (including finding an ATM machine in Panajachel which would take my bank card). Gem Tours allowed my trip to be very flexible, low stress and enormously fun. I recommend this company not only for Tikal but for touring throughout Guatemala.
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