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Tikal Private Day Tour from Belize Border with transportation provided by Tikal VIP Tours

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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Private day tour of Tikal National Park with round-trip transportation from the border of Belize. On this tour, you will learn about Mayan and Guatemalan history and culture, archaeology, and the region's flora and fauna. What sets our tours apart from others is our dedication and love for our work and our empathetic approach towards guests. We strive to ensure that our tours exceed your expectations in every way, but especially in terms of experience and value. Tikal VIP Tours is aptly named for the importance of our clients—we strive to provide a VIP experience for everyone and hope that your time in Guatemala will be an experience of a lifetime. Because of his passion for guiding, Elmer Alvarado has become one of the “Most Recommended” guides certified by the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) since 2011. “I am living my dream,” says guide and founder, Elmer Omar Alvarado. “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life and you will always be happy.”
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Customs And Excise Benque Border
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Tikal
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
    Tikal National Park is the most excavated (Mayan?) archaeological site in Central America and one of the most excavated (archaeological) sites in the world. It covers some 57,600 hectares of wetlands and forests and encompasses architectural remains of the Mayan civilization dating from 600 BC to 900 AD. Tikal is the only natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage site in Central America and one of few in the world with both designations. As such, Tikal is considered one of the top 20 tourist sites in the world and a must-see during your visit to Guatemala. ITINERARY 8:00 a.m. – After you cross the Belize border we will meet you outside to pick you up. 10:00 a.m. – We arrive at Tikal National Park and begin our walk through the park visiting the most impressive sites. 2:00 p.m. – The tour ends at the Tikal parking lot and we’ll head out to eat lunch at a restaurant near the park. 4:00 p.m. – We arrive back at the Belize border where you will go through customs again and then can drive back to your hotel in Belize. ADMISSIONS & TICKETS You will have to buy your entrance tickets ahead of time using your government-issued ID (Guatemalans) or passport (foreigners). ​ You will need to purchase a general admission entrance ticket, valid from 6a.m.-6: p.m. (Q.25 for locals and Q.150 for foreigners per person). Kids under 10 years old are free. ​ Museum tickets are sold separately and must be purchased in advance (Q.30 per person). Tickets are valid for both museums. ​ Tickets are sold at any Banrural Bank and at the main entrance of the park. The Banrural Bank (in Santa Elena ) is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the supermarkets. The park is open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. ​ We can also buy tickets for you ahead of time and then you can pay us back when meeting. ​ IMPORTANT INFORMATION Only cash in the local currency is accepted for entrance tickets (no debit or credit cards). There is no ATM in Tikal, so please withdraw enough cash. AT THE BORDER If you rented a car and drove to the border between Belize and Guatemala, leave it at the parking lot (the only one there) so you don’t have to do 45 minutes of paperwork. It’s a safe spot where they have guards and security cameras. Sometimes they charge $2.50 USD to leave your car parked there. As you go through Belize customs, they charge $20.00 USD to leave the country (but not to enter the country). Pay with cash. Before you exit Belize customs, ensure that your passport is stamped. As you leave customs, you will see us waiting for you with your name on a sign. We will take you to Guatemalan customs stamp where your passport will be stamped again. There is not an entrance or exit fee at the border.  Before we leave, withdraw money from the ATM for your Tikal tickets, lunch, and souvenir, etc. The debit or credit card you use should have a security chip. THINGS TO BRING Passports. Water and water bottle Snacks Hiking or tennis shoes Rain jacket Outdoor clothing Bug spray Sunscreen Personal medications INCLUDED​ English/Spanish tour guide We can take photographs of you or your group Round-trip transportation with A/C from the Belize border  NOT INCLUDED Meals Park entrance tickets Belize departure tax (costs $20 USD cash per person)
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  • You'll end at
    Customs And Excise Benque Border
    Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala, Melchor de Mencos, Belize
    Guatemala-Belize Border Custom
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Important Information
Departure Point
Customs And Excise Benque Border, Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala, Melchor de Mencos, Belize
Duration
8–9 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Tikal
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Peanutgalleryontour wrote a review Jan 2020
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We are a family with 3 small children - twins 7,7 and a 10year old and had Elmer as our Yaxhà full day tour guide. Elmer immediately connected with all of us, finding ways to instantly bring the history to life, already in the car on the way to the site. He is clearly not only
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from tikalviptours, Owner at Tikal Private Day Tour from Belize Border with transportation
Responded 21 Jan 2020
It was a great pleasure, thank youuu to have booked with Tikalviptours and to want me to guide you around this fantástic site, im so glad that im able to provide a good service and you have a very good experience in the site. Thanks to have visited flores and the mayans site and to have made the time to describe it, i really apreciate it. Thanks Elmer Tikalviptours.com
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pagosabob wrote a review Jan 2020
Pagosa Springs, Colorado1 contribution1 helpful vote
Elmer is an terrific guide! His wealth of knowledge is amazing, and is not limited to just Tikal and the Mayans. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from tikalviptours, Owner at Tikal Private Day Tour from Belize Border with transportation
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thanks so much😉, for your kind testimonial, was a great pleasure to tell you about my culture and to show you everything at tikal, thanks to have trusted on me and thanks to love our culture and legacy "tikal". Elmer Tikalviptours.com
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Jim S wrote a review Nov 2019
Estes Park CO19 contributions
We had an amazing day at Tikal with Elmer as our guide. We were fortunate to have him. Extremely knowledgeable of the culture and ruins there. We highly recommend him for showing you a fabulous time there.
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Response from Seaside49731557453, Owner at Tikal Private Day Tour from Belize Border with transportation
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Hello Jim, thanks for your words and for coming and visit Tikal. It was a great pleasure to be your guide. Thank you and Take care.
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mandmvacations19 wrote a review Nov 2019
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This tour was great I don't think I have ever met anyone as knowledgeable and passionate about their job as Elmer was We asked alot of questions and he had an answer for every one of them If you don't use him you will be missing out
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Seaside49731557453, Owner at Tikal Private Day Tour from Belize Border with transportation
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Hello, thank your for your Kind Words and for talking the time to talk about your experience in Tikal and with US, it was a pleasure for me and for tikalviptours to assist you while traveling to Guatemala, thanks for your visit. I apreciated it and Also learned from you a lot. Take care.
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Chris wrote a review Nov 2019
Incline Village, Nevada4 contributions
We decided to visit Tikal while staying in Belize. We debated taking our own rental car over but decided because of how complicated it seemed at the border to hire a guide. It was A great decision. Elmer was our guide. From the start to finish he was a knowledgeable and polite
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Response from Seaside49731557453, Owner at Tikal Private Day Tour from Belize Border with transportation
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Hello, thanks so much you were and are very nice people, thanks a lot for Visiting Guatemala, it was my pleasure to scort you around and to explain about it, thanks to like the tour and to come. Take care.
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Very passionate guide, informative trip.
One of the things that make your journey in a foreign land memorable is how a local passionately tells the story ab
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Ramzi R
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Tikal trip with Kids
Elmer was incredible! This was the highlight of our Guatemala trip. We had three kids (7,5,2) that we took on the t
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Mgcwan
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Tikal Private tour
My friend had arranged a private tour to visit Tikal during our visit to Guatemala. The private tour was terrific
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gabrielafY7635UT
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Best Tour Guide in Guatemala
I had the pleasure to work with Elmer, as I organized two tours for friends visiting Guatemala! My friends were so
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Tikal Group Tour of 4 with Ride included
I just want to say this tour was absolutely wonderful. More than what my boyfriend and I expected. The guide was su
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ChrisInCampbell71
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Amazing Tour!
Elmer was an amazing tour guide. He is flexible, knowledgeable and friendly. We communicated using WhatsApp and he
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TVNB
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Tikal private day tour
Elmer was awesome . You will not be disappointed with the enthusiasm he brings and extent of Elmer's knowledge o
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flaka78
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Great experience with Elmer
My husband and I booked the sunset tour in Yaxha with Elmer (our guide) and we had a great experience. Elmer picked
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Eric C
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Tikal
Elmer was awesome, I was not expecting too much when I first arrived, and I have to say I was truly impressed and h
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291gerritjanv
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A great sunrise tour!
My girlfriend and I picked this tour to have a more personal experience of Tikal and not the standard group tour.
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viajeros2230
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Excellent Tour
We were a group of 11 Persons. Omar took us to to Tempel IV to see the sunrise. Great experience!!! He knows
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Jérôme B
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A great day trip
Very nice tour with a great guide Henry. He knows everything about Tikal, mayas culture, fauna and flora.... We saw
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julianyepesmesa
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Nice vip sunrise tour
The tour was not done by Elmer but a friend called Celvin. He was very punctual at the pickup and had a car in good
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duanegrady
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Good learning in Tikal
Elmer is an exceptionally good tour guide. From picking us on time to providing constant helpful information and co
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Yaxha Sunset/Tikal Sunrise
Our experience with VIP Tours was AMAZING! Fidias was our driver and he was very friendly and fun to talk to as we
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  • Duration: 8–9 hours
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