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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  • A Mayan site beautiful, immense and plunged into the jungle. You walk as if you want to see everything, calculated minimum 3 hours, comfortable shoes, recommended a local guide for explanations and to let you see everything without getting lost. You can hop on many pyramids, through lateral staircases, no longer by staircases. Wonderful sunset on the main square. Lucky, there was little people and we enjoyed it a lot!
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  • I can't really add that much to the 5 star reviews. You need 2 days, one guided and one on your own. It is a world heritage site for both the ruins and the jungle nature. You can still climb the pyram...  more »
  • We loved Tikal. Our guide, Jose, was fabulous. We could have spent all day in the park. We purchased the sunset tickets....which was really dumb of us to do. They didn't even check to see if we had th...  more »
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  • This is a great set of Mayan ruins! It is an expansive area with many smaller temples to explore outside of the main square. You can also climb up a large number of them as well. Definitely recommend.
  • Tikal was simply amazing, you can enjoy the sunrise, sunset and night here and you will love it. The histories about the Mayan culture are very interesting, surrounded by nature you will love to breathe fresh air all over the place. The tours can be in English and Spanish and you will need many hours to learn about how amazing this culture was. Get ready for an amazing adventure knowing about how this people used to live more than 1000 years ago.
  • By far the most interesting place in Guatemala Very rich in history Lots of guides And well taken care of. Clean. Safe A must visit to all. Must wear comfortable shoes. Bring water very safe place. Can’t wait to visit again. At night you will have the pleasure of the firefly lighting your night
  • Ana amazing place in a beautiful setting. Getting there early for the sunrise is highly recommended if only to experience the howler monkeys waking up in the jungle. As amazing as it is it could really benefit from a visitor centre or the provision of additional info to guests. While guides can be a good resource information can be hit or miss dependent upon which guide you get.
  • Phenomenal!! The wooden stairs on the backside of the temples is a great way to let visitors safely climb the temples while also preserving them. Stay until the afternoon to get the best pictures of Temple I, when it will be illuminated by the sun.
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