Tikal, Maya City of Voices

  • Port

    Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Adventure, Air, Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 9 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

From the pier, transfer to a nearby airport for a 40- to 90-minute flight by chartered aircraft to the vast northern region of Petén.

After disembarking the aircraft, a one-hour drive along a rain forest-lined road brings you to the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal, as your guide provides you with an informative overview of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Upon arrival, begin a guided hike along dirt roads and pathways that will lead you back in time. A mysterious realm unfolds as you enter the forest surrounding the ruins, and eventually the Great Plaza will come into view. You will see the Pyramid of the Great Jaguar, the Central Plaza, the Palace of the Masks and Pyramid IV. Marvel at the size of the Central Acropolis and the North Acropolis, as well as the temples that tower above the tree line.

Lunch is served on the premises as you relax and reflect on your exclusive encounter with the magnificent remnants of the Mayan culture.

Notes:

Flight time depends on the size of the aircraft. You must bring your passport with you. The walking tour takes three hours and covers 2½ miles of dirt roads and pathways with gradual inclines and stairways. Wear sturdy, comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes, a long-sleeved shirt and trousers; bring a waterproof jacket. A $3 per person airport security fee must be paid to the airport authorities on the return flight. A ship’s escort will travel with you to Tikal, where you will meet your tour guide.