Tikal Things to Do
Because we didn't have enough time, we ask Travel & Health Guatemala some advise for us. We wanted to do all was posible but was difficult for the time. They advise us to visit three places, Xela, Antigua and Tikal. We decided to do it and was the best idea. One trek in Xela, a city tour in Antigua and a big trek in Tikal.more
Because we didn't have enough time, we ask Travel & Health Guatemala some advise for us. We wanted to do all was posible but was difficult for the time. They advise us to visit three places, Xela, Antigua and Tikal. We decided to do it and was the best idea.One trek in Xela, a city tour in Antigua and a big trek in Tikal.more
We only had 1 week of vacation, and Travel & Health organize all best thing to do in this week.We arrived to Guatemala city and went to Xela to do one amazing trek and then we go back to Antigua for one day, and flying to Tikal, this was a great decision, Tikal was fascinating and we stay 2 night there and go back to Guatemala city.Travel & Health...more
Plane to Tikal
The best to get to Tikal is by plane. A short 25 minutes flight from Guatemala City to Flores. Also you can reach Tikal from Belize, or Can Cun.
From Flores airport you can get one of the tourist minibuses to the National Park of TIkal. 1 hour ride.
Or you can visit Tikal by road, a 7 hours ride from Guatemala city, with great views of the rain forest jungle.
There is a souvenier shop and restarant at the Park. Prices are higher than in Flores so if you are going on to Flores pick up stuff there. If going further into Guatemala, things will be considerably cheaper than in Flores, as some travellers told us. We found prices much cheaper than Belize.Related to:
- National/State Park
- Jungle and Rain Forest
Tikal Warnings and Dangers
Fake Bus Tickets
Beware of people selling bus tickets back to Belize - they will sell you a $35 ticket (which I think is the right price) but will only get you a bus to the border of Belize, where they will leave you. Always go with a reputable bus company with a proper office or recommendation.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Mountain Climbing
Tikal Sports & Outdoors
bicycling, horseride, canoeing
I went on a tour to Tikal and Yaxha and it was just awesome! We canoed to an island on a lake with Mayan ruins and rode bikes on jungle trails to another hidden Mayan site where we camped out and it was all just unique and there was no one else in most places we went which made it all extra special!
Equipment: You should be able to arrange this trip by yourself, rent bicycles in Flores, bring your own tent and camping gear, bring food too. I just took a tour with these guys I found on the internet. They were amazing!Related to:
- Jungle and Rain Forest
If you plan to spend the day at Tikal bring a packed lunch as the food available at the site is not good and overpriced. To gat decent food would be hiking back to the hotels, which is a waste of time. Mid afternoon find a shady spot away from the hoards and dream of Mayan worlds, your imagination should have been well fed.more
Temple IV My fondest memory is getting up at 5:30 am, in the dark (no power) and hiking through the park in the dark to get to the top of Temple IV for sunrise. Reaching the top of the Temple and looking out over the jungle canopy I heard howler monkeys for the first time. Wow!more
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