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Tikal Tours

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Sunrise tour –  $25 US p/person

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English speaking guide.  4 - 8 a.m. (4 hours approx. - entry tickets are not included, must be bought on entry to the ruins).

Our most famous and spectacular of tours. Make your way through the jungle in the dark, climb the highest temple in Tikal, temple 4, and await the awakening of the jungle. Listen to the sounds of the monkeys, and birds, as a new day dawns over this majestic city, and you have a spectacular view over the Peten Jungle. This is followed by the regular tour of the most important temples of Tikal.


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Sunset/night tour – $25 US p/person

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English speaking guide.  5:30 - 8 p.m. (3 hours approx. - entry tickets not included, must be bought on entry to the ruins)

A different, more relaxed and spiritual tour. Sunset is watched from one of the temples of the main plaza, and as night falls you get to see the heavens and the stars in their maximum splendor, zero light contamination. The guide will tell you stories about the maya and their cosmology.


ABOUT TIKAL

It is one of the most important sites of the Maya civilization. It is thought to have been active from around 600 BC until 1000 AD. The ruins of Tikal were officially discovered in 1848, by Modesto Mendez and Ambrosio Tut. In 1979 Tikal was declared a Natural and Cultural World Heritage site by the UNESCO. Since then Tikal’s fame has extended throughout the world. Access to the ruins for the general public is by foot, but for handicapped and elderly people, there is a public transport service available at fixed times.

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Day tour – $25 US p/person

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English speaking guide.  10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (4 hours approx. - entry ticket is not included, must be bought on entry to the ruins).

The classic tour done by the majority of people visiting Tikal for the day, 4 hours of history about Tikal and the mayas, the wildlife and plants. It covers the most important areas of Tikal. If you take this as a second tour, secondary areas are also covered to give you a wider view of the site.


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Birding tour –  from $25 US p/person

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English speaking guide.  Half day, or full day tours available.

A specialized tour for bird lovers.  Tikal is a birders paradise with hundreds of different species, and depending on the time of year migratory birds can also be seen. You can take jungle trails, visit water holes, part of the Tikal ruins, or visit other archaeological sites such as Yaxha, Uaxactun, or Tayazal to bird watch. We have half day and full day tours with a guide specialized in bird watching. Once a year there is also a bird count organized at Tikal and at Tayazal, this is a two or three day event.

Uaxactun Tour

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Located 23 km to the north of Tikal, it has medium and large structures with a similar style to those found at Tikal. It is a site famous for its maya observatory and for its annual equinox festival, and has a variety of stellae as well as a fantastic panoramic view of the jungle from the top of its main temple. Its name means “Eight stones”, and it is a great complement for those also visiting Tikal.

Private tour, with a duration of about 4 hours, minimum 2 people.

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Yaxha Tour

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This site is a mix between archaeology, beautiful scenery and ecological tourism. Located next to the Yaxha lagoon, from its main temple you get an amazing view of the lagoon, and the maya city of Topoxte on the other side. You may even hear the howler monkeys nearby.

Private tour, with a duration of about 4 hours, minimum 2 people.

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Tours around Flores / Tayazal

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This tour visits the peninsula of Tayazal, last maya city to be conquered by the Spaniards in America. It includes a colonial tour of the island of Flores, a boat ride to Tayazal, and a guided tour on foot that includes spectacular views of the lake, the island, and a cenote. You also get to have lunch at a lakeside beach where you can swim, and also visit the tiny museum on the island of Santa Barbara.

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El Mirador, Ceibal, Aguateca, El Zotz, etc.

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We can also organize visits to more remote places such as El Mirador (by land or by air), Ceibal, Aguateca, or El Zotz.

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