Get the full Guatemalan experience with our hotel deals and packages! Explore the lush jungle in completely unique ways: take a guided tour with a knowledgeable expert of the nearby ruins, ride through the forest canopy on a zip line, take a horseback riding tour, ride a bicycle through the jungle, and so much more.
We have been helping people discover Tikal since 1968. Our staff of local experts can help organize:
We also offer hotel packages that will let you relax and unwind in Guatemala, to complement your long days exploring the rainforest and climbing Mayan ruins!
Our most famous and spectacular hotel package for the most-visited site in Guatemala. Follow our guide through dark forest, climb the highest temple in Tikal, Temple IV, and experience the awakening of the jungle. Listen to the sounds of the animals as a new day dawns over this majestic city, as the sun spills over a spectacular view over the Peten Jungle. This is followed by the regular tour of the most important temples of Tikal.
English speaking guide. 4 - 8 a.m. (4 hours approx. - entry tickets are not included, must be bought on entry to the ruins).
A different, more relaxed and spiritual tour. Watch the sunset 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, with zero light contamination. The guide will tell you stories about the Maya and their cosmology.
English speaking guide. 5:30 - 8 p.m. (3 hours approx. - entry tickets 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, and the area’s wildlife and plants. It covers the most important areas of Tikal and the forest. Can be taken in addition to another tour, with secondary areas for a wider and more in-depth view of the site.
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).
This tour visits the peninsula of Tayazal, the last Mayan city to be conquered by the Spaniards in America. It includes a 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 natural sink hole, called a cenote.
The tour includes lunch at a lakeside beach where you can swim, and also visit the museum on the island of Santa Barbara.
This tour provides a mix of archaeology, beautiful scenery and ecological tourism. Located next to the Yaxha lagoon, from the main temple you get an amazing view of the lagoon, and the Mayan ruins of Topoxte on the other side.
Private tour, with a duration of about 4 hours, minimum 2 people.
Located 23 km to the north of Tikal, Uaxactun 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, 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.
A specialized tour for bird lovers, available as a half or full day tour. Tikal is a birders paradise with hundreds of different species, and depending on the time of year, migratory birds as well.
The tour will take you through jungle trails, to visit watering holes, see part of the Tikal ruins, or visit other archaeological sites such as Yaxha, Uaxactun, or Tayazal to bird watch, depending on the season and tour.
Once a year there is also a bird count organized at Tikal and at Tayazal, this is a two or three day event.
For those seeking a little extra excitement or something to do at night in the rainforest, the canopy tour is now available at night! Daily from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you're visiting during a full moon, you won't want to miss this moonlit adventure.
Get a bird’s eye view of Tikal National Park! Zoom through the jungle canopy on a network of zip lines. You will soar between the trees on secure lines with top quality equipment.
Go on an 8km or a 17km tour through Tikal by bike! See more of the jungle on a moderately challenging route on a paved path through the forest. We are the exclusive organizers of Tikal bike tours, where it’s possible to see a huge variety of birds, monkeys, and so much more.
Helmet, gloves, and bicycles are provided by us.
Explore Tikal National Park on a one hour horseback ride, accompanied by an expert guide. On your ride through the forest, you may see (and hear!) a wide variety of animals, from monkeys, toucans, and even sloths.
Cerro Cahui nature reserve – 35 minutes from Tikal, on the shores of Lake Peten Itza, has two main trails, one of 4 km and one of 6 km, which lead up to two lookouts with amazing views over Lake Peten Itza, and the lagoons of Sal Peten and Macanche to the east. Jungle vegetation and a beautiful walk and it may be possible to see monkeys and birds along the way. At the end of the hike, you have the option to swim in the lake opposite the nature reserve.
Includes transfers from Tikal and back, entry fees to Cahui nature reserve, and picnic. Self-guided. Time: around 5 hours or half a day.
A fully organized 2 day hiking trip!
Experience a 5 day jungle adventure! Includes a 2 day trek each way, and 1 day to explore the site of El Mirador. At El Mirador, you will see La Danta, the largest pyramid in the world which measures about 70 metres high and has a total volume of 2,800,000 cubic metres!
The trek includes guide, food, and pack horses to carry the provisions.
Unwind after a day spent exploring Tikal! Available in your room, with 24 hours notice. Enjoy a relaxing massage, with oils, incense, and soft music.
We organize your trip to Flores, including the use of a private swimming pier. Spend half a day at the beautiful private beach of El Encantadero (the charming place) on the shores of Lake Peten Itza. Enjoy a private pier to swim or sunbathe, amazing views of the lake, hammocks to relax and fall asleep to the sound of the waves, and a lunch or dinner freshly prepared by your host.
We offer tours across the border in Belize to some of the many impressive Mayan sites:
Your guide will lead you through a jungle trail rich in flora and fauna, at the end of the trail you will tube down the Caves Branch River system relaxing on inflated tubes, the gentle currents of the river will draw you through amazing caves and taverns.
Headlamps will be provided so that you don't miss a thing including Mayan artifacts during this underworld adventure.
An exciting canoe trip in a remote cave used by the ancient Maya for burial and ceremonial purposes when they visited Barton Creek. This tour involves canoeing for at least an hour where the guide will point out the skulls and buried
This tour involves canoeing approximately one hour, as the guide points out the skulls and buried artifacts while passing amid the stalactites. The cave is adorned with stalactites and stalagmites and Mayan pottery shards and bones.
This tour includes transfer from Tikal and back, an English speaking guide, box lunch, and all required equipment.
Departure at 6 AM, returning 5:30 PM.
You will need:
Actun Tunichil Muknal, or Cave of the Stone Sepulchre, known locally as ATM is one of the most impressive caves in the Mayan World of Belize, named after a sacrificial chamber deep within the ATM Cave. This wet cave is located within the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve near Teakettle village in the Cayo district.
A swimming and cave exploring adventure to an amazingly preserved Mayan archeological site!
Swimming and climbing is required when entering the ATM Cave. This is a predominantly wet cave with water levels ranging from ankle to chest height. The ATM Cave river system leads you through a labyrinth of dry chambers culminating at the cathedral-like main chamber, which is 350 meters in length, 50 meters in width. Spend about an hour to an hour and a half admiring with great care the many skeletal remains and artifacts; both pottery and stone tools. Toward the back of this chamber, you will climb a ladder to get to the chamber of the Stone Sepulchre where you will see the skeletal remains of the famed crystal maiden.
Photo courtesy of Antti T. Nissinen on Flickr.