Tikal, Tikal National Park

Explore one of the most important centers of the Mayan civilization at Tikal. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1979, the ancient Mayan city was inhabited from 6th century BC to the 10th century. On a tour of the park, you can view thousands of ancient ruins sprawled across the verdant jungle. Hike the tropical forest trails in between the grand ruins. In addition to culture, pay attention to the natural gems here too--you'll pass through a canopy of lush green trees inhabited by howler monkeys, toucans, coatimundis, and other jungle creatures. For Tikal and beyond, use our Tikal National Park online trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Tikal National Park vacation.
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  • It is a park full of history and culture in the middle of a thick forest. We're going for parties: 1. it seems to Me that the value of the entry is right, more however should give a map of the place (although you can buy separately), the map is really important to locate within the Park, know what routes to take and optimize the time of the visit. 2. a very negative point, which personally found me, is an entry for the sunrise or sunset, you have to pay a new entry and if outside bit you must enter with a guide, who serves at the entrance to the Park at various prices , but necessarily have to pay the entry, something that does not seem right (unless you hire for a large group of tourists, but for a couple, hire a guide really get expensive). 3. the locals say the park be covered in 2 days (to offer you hotels or plans) really did the full route, with strategic stops (take pictures, have a drink, go to the bathroom) and accessing two of the 3 pyramids where you can upload (the highest and) representative of the park with best view) in about 8 hours by visiting every corner of the Park, without worries and with the great advantage that trees protect from the strong sun, make the place fresh. 4. important use of sunscreen and a good mosquito repellent also takes good hydration and procurement before the tour entering the bathroom (although there are services in the Park, are somewhat withdrawn). 5 takes a good camera with full capacity, you won't want to Miss making the best footage of this imposing Mayan city and the variety of fauna and flora (managed to see monkeys, ahulladores, exotic birds, and large trees)
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  • the park is best visited with a very knowledgable guide or with a good book. the staff at gate would offer help but would sneak money.. so it is better to ask someone else unless necessary.  more »
  • With a good guide you can get the maximum benefit of walking through the jungle as well as exploring all the Mayan structure. Spider and howler monkeys are rarely too far, so you can certainly spend a...  more »
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  • Amazing historical place occupying huge acres of land. Wonderful views of the ruins which once was a great civilization. The ruins are wonderful to watch. Strange views of the disappearing inhabitants, many myths. This place is a major tourist attraction with such great views of the ruins.
  • Absolutely incredible piece of history. You will be truly amazed at the incredible size of this place. We went here with BZM Tours out of San Ignacio and I highly recommend exploring this place with a guide. The history they can share with you is worth every penny. From various locations you will see exactly how large of a city you are in, scenes from Star Wars, and we even saw Toucans, spider monkeys, and hawks. So interesting and so fun. You almost feel like an archeologist exploring the sites for the first time. Don't miss it for the world. Probably the biggest highlight of our trip!
  • Wonderful place to visit. On my list of one of the wonders of this world. Be prepared to walk. I would go early in day. Take a break then go back out. Be prepared to walk 8-10 miles. Or better yet wear running shoes and do it at a jog. If you run out main plaza only takes 6 minutes from gate.
  • Impressive site. Being a XXI century human, you can barely comprehend the way the amazing maya culture operated and only be astonished by their achievements. Pyramids are in good state of conservation and you walk to the top of a few of them Entrance fee is quite dear for foreigners (150Q as of may 2018) plus 100Q if you are doing the early sunrise tour or sunset tour I would recommend using a guide for this place as ours was informative and gave a lot of insight into the place. If you are part of a big group could cost you as little as 20Q or 30Q
  • The grounds are very open in the sense that you can go pretty much everywhere you want with the exception of a few cordoned off pyramids. A couple of the larger pyramids have a stair case that goes up. The one with no top offers the best views and breezy conditions as it's top pokes out through the trees.
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