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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  • As a Guatemalan I feel proud that the country have even preserved places like tikal, an amazing place, with an incredible history.
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  • Ancient Maya ruins in the jungle of Guatemala. Surely worth a visit, feel like being in an Indiana Jones movie :)  more »
  • It is a wonderful place! Large, the Park has more than 500 square kilometers, the area of the pyramids and temples 16. I went with my spouse and daughter, we hired a guide, worth making it to understand that it means to discover places that alone are not appreciated or not understood that it is. To me this should be the last stop of the trip, with 5 or 6 hours is enough. If they are in Guatemala and can make the time to do it, you won't regret!
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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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