Tikal, Tikal National Park

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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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  • This is one of the best known Maya ruin sites and well worth a visit. It is still possible to go to the top of Temples 2 and 4 albeit it with wooden stairs rather than the much more challenging Maya s...  more »
  • The park are big. There are 6 big temples and many small one . We can climb up to temple number #2 and #4 . We took the early morning tour (4AM) to temple #4 . It was amazing to hear the sound of the ...  more »
  • Defenetly worth to drive there. You can feel the Maya culture and learn who they live long tie ago. We got a good guide with lot of to tell us. Lot of knowledge. Nice guy, who even take beer with us i...  more »
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  • 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
  • I have been waiting for years to see this magnificent sight! Breathe taking! If you love culture & learn the history....you will never forget! Our tour guide was Elmer. He was awesome! Very intelligent & informative. We went as a big group and he even managed to keep track of all of us. I plan on visiting again. Beautiful.
  • 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.
  • A wonder of the world. One of the greatest Maya city in Central America. It's a lifetime experience. Toured the place for a Anthropology project in college. Tour guide are knowledgeable and keen. Every section is properly marked and approachable for touring.
  • Incredibly interesting and very scenic. Walking through the jungle with monkeys, toucans, and other animals to suddenly see massive spires peaking out from over the trees is amazing. If you get a good guide it becomes all the more interesting. Well worth a visit.

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