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Tikal Day Trip from San Ignacio

  • Day trip to Tikal from San Ignacio
  • Visit Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Tour the ruins of Tikal with a professional and informative guide
Tikal Day Trip from San Ignacio
From US$150.00
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Tikal Day Trip from San Ignacio
From US$150.00
Visit the incredible ancient city of Tikal on this 9.5-hour tour from San Ignacio. Once a powerful city center during the Mayan period, today Tikal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that draws scores of visitors each year. Your professional guide takes you across the border into Tikal National Park in Guatemala, and leads you on a fascinating tour of the archaeological complex. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel and all park fees are included.
What to Expect
Visit one of the largest and most important Mayan sites in all of Central America. Your professional guide will pick you up at your San Ignacio hotel before 7:30 a.m. for the roughly 1.5-hour drive to Tikal National Park. You will be assisted in all border crossing procedures to enter Guatemala safely. Be sure to bring your passport.

Once inside the park, let your imagination run free as you explore highlights among more than 3,000 structures that archaeologists have excavated so far. Learn about daily life and religious practices of the ancient Mayans while wandering through the maze of the Central Acropolis, and envision the excitement of an elite sporting match in the ball courts.

Tikal boasts an array of magnificent ceremonial temples. Climb the steep staircase of the 144-foot (44-meter) Temple of the Grand Jaguar, built to honor a Mayan king. A set of twin pyramids with altars will greet you at complexes Q and R. Marvel at the Temple of the Masks, which was once adorned with intricate ceremonial mask carvings. Perhaps most impressive is the oft-photographed Temple IV, also known as the Double Head Serpent.

After a refreshing lunch break inside the park, satisfy your inner archaeologist during free time when you can explore the ruins independently. Your guide will then take you back to Belize and drop you off at your San Ignacio hotel at around 5 p.m.
Reviews (54)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
You have to do it!

A must-have experience. Book with Belize Adventure Trails. Wilbert is an absolutely phenomenal guide, he made the tour. His knowledge of the Maya, their history and culture is great, and he goes with you in to Guatemala, some other companies give you a different guide...More

Thank 514staciez
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile
Great way to visit Tikal from Belize

We started our day with easy pickup at the hotel. The border crossing was a piece of cake and the travel through Guatemala was great. Our guide, Elmer, was one of the best guides my wife and I have ever had! His knowledge of Tikal...More

3  Thank Scott J
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile
Good spot for 3 generations to see and enjoy the ruins

We went from San Ignacio and the San ignacio resort organized our whole trip. Tikal is just amazing and the view on top of the 200 step big temple is spectacular. The stairs are not feasible for seniors who have leg, back or heart issues....More

2  Thank art-scuba
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We started off from San Ignacio and were transferred into Guatemala. From there we drove in and met our tour guide Elmer. He is very knowledgeable and we were amazed and interested in everything he had to share. Tikal is a beautiful place to visit....More

Thank MariaA16499
Reviewed 12 August 2018
Terrific day trip!

We knew it would be a long day of travel, but the trip to Tikal was well-worth the time. We were well cared-for, and our guide, Reggie, was very knowledgeable, accommodating and just generally terrific. Our 10-year-old got a little tired at the ruins, but...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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23 October 2018|
Response from godzillah | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jon, This was with a group - enough for us to be in two mini vans when we changes vehicles across the border in Guatamala. So it was still small enough to get to know the fellow travelers but not too small that the long... More
27 May 2018|
Response from godzillah | Reviewed this property |
No. The ruins are not fully discovered in many of the Belize sites and so this is not a site for this type of activity in case they damage some digs in process