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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch provided by Guatemalan Adventure Day Tour

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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch
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About
Overland travel from Guatemala City to Tikal means multiple days on the road, but flying lets you experience the magnificent ancient city in just one day. Enjoy aerial views of dense jungle as you fly from Guatemala City to Flores, then continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in a climate-controlled coach. Explore Tikal’s mysteries, temples, and history with an expert guide before flying back to Guatemala City.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • See the jungle from above on included, round-trip flights
  • Stay cool with air-conditioned ground transfers
  • Included entrance fees and lunch take care of on-the-ground expenses
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Guatemala City hotels
What to expect
  • This extraordinary day trip from Guatemala City showcases the best of Mayan architecture, culture and tradition. Enjoy a scenic flight over lush countryside as you make your way to the jungles of Guatemala and the ancient ruins of Tikal.  Your friendly guide will collect you from your Guatemala City hotel  and transport you to the local airport where you’ll head out on a small plane bound for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Tikal National Park. The 341-square mile (550 sq km) park is home to thousands of ancient structures and plenty of Mayan history. Your expert guide will take you through Tikal’s major highlights including the Central Acorpolis, maze of courtyards and dozens of small temples. You’ll see the impressive twin pyramid complexes and temples that were once used for Mayan rituals. You’ll enjoy a local lunch I the park with fellow travelers and have additional time to explore at your leisure before returning to the Flores airport and making your way back to Guatemala City.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • See the jungle from above on included, round-trip flights
  • Stay cool with air-conditioned ground transfers
  • Included entrance fees and lunch take care of on-the-ground expenses
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Guatemala City hotels
What to expect
  • This extraordinary day trip from Guatemala City showcases the best of Mayan architecture, culture and tradition. Enjoy a scenic flight over lush countryside as you make your way to the jungles of Guatemala and the ancient ruins of Tikal.  Your friendly guide will collect you from your Guatemala City hotel  and transport you to the local airport where you’ll head out on a small plane bound for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Tikal National Park. The 341-square mile (550 sq km) park is home to thousands of ancient structures and plenty of Mayan history. Your expert guide will take you through Tikal’s major highlights including the Central Acorpolis, maze of courtyards and dozens of small temples. You’ll see the impressive twin pyramid complexes and temples that were once used for Mayan rituals. You’ll enjoy a local lunch I the park with fellow travelers and have additional time to explore at your leisure before returning to the Flores airport and making your way back to Guatemala City.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5555GUATIKAL
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Temple I
  • Entry/Admission - Temple II
  • Entry/Admission - Temple IV
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Departure tax from Mundo Maya Airport US$ 3.00 per person
Duration
15h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Tour departs from most Guatemala City hotels. Pick up time will be within 15 minutes of the established departure time in your confirmation. Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Temple I
  • Entry/Admission - Temple II
  • Entry/Admission - Temple IV
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Departure tax from Mundo Maya Airport US$ 3.00 per person
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Tour departs from most Guatemala City hotels. Pick up time will be within 15 minutes of the established departure time in your confirmation. Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
15h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tikal National Park
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Temple I
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Temple II
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Temple IV
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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zoltannemeth
Fort Myers, FL22 contributions
Great day trip to Tikal
Mar 2021
Had a great day on this tour. Were picked up at 4.30am from our hotel in Guatemala City, small group, told exactly where to go and what to do at the airport. When we landed we were greeted by our guide, had time for a quick breakfast at the airport cafe, then hit the road. Tikal was magical and our guide was very knowledgeable. Most of the day we managed to stay away from larger crowds by going on a different route in the park than other tours. Lunch was very good (vegetarian option was also available), too. Because the airline changed the flight schedule the way back, we had an extra 2 hours to spend so our guide took us to Flores Island and we strolled by the water and enjoyed the sunset. Overall a very good day with a very good guide and every one of our group was super awesome, as well! Glad we didn't try to organize all this on our own, saved us a lot of headaches.
Written 18 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Keith B
9 contributions
Get Eddie as your guide at Tikal!
Out of 4 trips we booked 3 with this company and they are great. Very professional. This one was expensive bc of the flight alone. Its 220 if you book it by yourself... then you have to get transportation from Flores airport to the park and get a guide. Pay for their tour and it covers lunch too.
Best of all was the guide Eddie (I think it’s Edwin). He’s great and actually does archeology at the site. Knows everything and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Funny too. Great enough I tipped him.
What I don’t like is that on the way back the airport charged each of us a tax and told us that the airline online covers it one way. It wasnt much, something like 20Q (3 bucks) a piece but it’d be nice to know and plan to have money exchanged.
Also, for some it might be intimidating. They dropped us off at La Aurora airport and told us where to go. Then we get on the plane and go to Flores, walk out and our guide is waiting for us. Only he’s not our guide. He gives us to a driver and I hear him ask him his name before hand then tells us he’s great like he knows him. Lol. Then he takes us to Tikal and there gives us to the park guide Eddie. For me this is no problem. I travel a lot but I know some that would be freaked out in a foreign country. For those I’d put my trust in this company. They’re great.
Written 17 February 2020
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John B
Pearland, TX33 contributions
Amazing company
Took 3 tours with this company. All the tours I felt safe, the logistics were perfect, everything was on time, the guide was very knowledgeable, and took some amazing photos. Will contact them again when I return!
Written 9 February 2020
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SHG
2 contributions
Tikal day trip from Guatemala City
Nov 2019 • Family
The guide was very good and really took care us. He way very knowledgeable and passionate about Tikal and the surrounding area.
Written 14 November 2019
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Monika Thielke
Las Vegas, NV548 contributions
Amazing
My day started very early - pickup time from my Guatemala hotel was at 4:30 am. After a short shuttle transport to the airport and a quick maneuver through security there was plenty of time until our plane left to Flores. The ride was around 30 minutes with a beverage and snack service. After arrival we were picked up from the airport to leave by mini bus to Tikal. It took around an hour to get to our destination - with a both room/souvenirs shopping stop taken half way in.

Our guide was amazing...very kind, informative and fun. When going on the tour during raining season ensure you bring a raincoat and good walking shoes, also don’t forget to bring insect repellent and sunscreen.

Our tour/walk was around 3 hours long, were we learned a lot about the Mayans. I was strong enough to climb all pyramids that we passed on our tour (sure felt the muscle gain the next day 😉). Most path were shaded, which made the walk enjoyable. At the end of the tour we had a delicious lunch - we had 4 choices to pick from - there was something for everyone (order was taken when we arrived in Tikal).

After lunch we were transported back to the airport...don’t forget to bring some cash for the airport fee, as they don’t accept credit cards.

After arrival back in Guatemala City - I was picked up by shuttle and arrived back at the hotel at around 8:30 pm. It was a wonderful day - just be prepared for 16 hours of fun!

Written 3 November 2019
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Robert P
Eagle Mountain, United States2 contributions
Fantastic trip and excellent tour guide!
Jun 2019 • Family
I had been to Tikal before but had just gone on my own. This time I was able to appreciate the history of the place even more. Our tour guide, Fernando, was the absolute best! He was so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the day. My family and group loved all of the extra info he gave us throughout the day. I also loved that he wasn't trying to just push us through but just wanted to take the necessary time to make sure we enjoyed the stay. If you can get Fernando, you will not be disappointed!

The lunch was fantastic and a great end to the day! The only issue came after that on the flight home. They delayed us and then put my group on a small turbo prop plane that was then late getting back to Guate. Everyone else seemed to be on the jet that had brought us up there but we got bumped to a smaller, louder plane for some reason. not really happy about that - or about being late getting back to Guate.

Overall, an unforgettable experience and one that i would recommend for anyone traveling to Guatemala.
Written 30 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

J B
Salt Lake City, UT89 contributions
Fun Tour, But Needs Better Organization
May 2019 • Solo
I'm a veteran traveler who has participated in tours for decades, all around the world.

Regarding the administration of setting up this tour, no complaints, Marcia was helpful and accommodating.

Overall, the tour was fascinating, as I hoped for, with so much to see. Manuel was a good tour guide, seemingly better than several others we saw, going pretty seamlessly between English and Spanish for a group of about ten in which both languages were spoken. He capably led us all through the park. Vehicles were clean and modern, drivers nice (other than my pick up driver, who didn't have me on his list of people to pick up with the rest of the members of my group, and who initially looked at me and said, "Sorry, you're out of luck," in a way that was neither, reassuring nor helpful), lunch was good.

Now, to my one big complaint, which is an important one for anyone who values his/her time/money - too much time was wasted on trivial diversions that did not matter. I purchased this tour in large part based on the itinerary that I was provided. The itinerary advised we would be entering the park at 9:00, where actually, we weren't in the park until 10:00, not seeing our first pyramid until approximately 10:30-10:45. The itinerary said lunch between 1:30-2:30, with an hour remaining free time to spend in the park, but lunch was actually more like 2:00-3:00. There was no extra time after lunch to spend in the park, but even if there were, it would have been wasted anyway since the lunch site is far enough from the ruins that for reasons of time and not being able to find one's way back through the jungle, would be a waste anyway. The big impact of all of this is that at the main site in the park, where the biggest cluster of temples is (the most photographed part), we only had a half hour, which I felt rushed through to keep up with my group.

We wasted an unbelievable amount of time at the gift shop between Flores and the park, just outside the entrance to the park. It got to the point that several of us said to one another, "What are we still doing here?" and finally sat ourselves in the van to see if we could speed things along. Then there was another unexplainable stop to, apparently, stop and talk with the cooks, with no apparent sense of urgency, which made people feel free to use the bathrooms at their leisure, slowing things down further still.

We also spent a really long, probably unacceptably long time, sitting in the Flores Airport, waiting for our return flight.

All of this time, or at least a good deal of it, should have been ours, which would have given us at least an hour, 90 minutes, maybe two real hours to explore the park on our own, especially the main site. All wasted time that I had paid for.

Due to this, I have to knock the tour down from "excellent" to "average." If they can get this important wrinkle ironed out, I would recommend the company.
Written 19 May 2019
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Mari S. B
1 contribution
Great tour, knowledgeable guide
Mar 2019 • Solo
Very well organized tour from picking up at the hotel (hostel in my case) to dropping off at the end of the day. What made my experience great was the tour guide. I was impressed by the depth of his knowledge and he answered every question that I asked. Highly recommended.
Written 7 April 2019
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bobbyjohl
12 contributions
Long day, but worth it
Sep 2018 • Couples
Tikal is a must see if you are going to be in Guatemala.

The ruins themselves are incredible. My wife and I were the only English speakers so we had a guide just for the two of us. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the history and made sure we were able to hit all of the important parts of the ruins. Comfortable shoes are a must because you will be walking quite a bit up and down hills and ruins while you're there.

Lunch was a traditional Guatemalan meal and they had cold beer available for purchase.

Keep in mind, it may be substantially hotter in Tikal than in Guatemala City, so plan accordingly and bring plenty of water!

On the way back from the ruins, we had a few hours left before our flight, so the bus dropped us off in Flores(which has some amazing rooftop bars and restaurants!) so we could explore it. We took a tuk-tuk back to the airport from Flores.

All in all it was a long, but great day.
Written 3 April 2019
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bjulz
Houston, TX18 contributions
Fascinating Mayan Ruins
Mar 2019
I went with my family earlier this month. We were picked up at our hotel on time (4:30 AM) and driven to the airport. It was about a 30 min flight. The shuttle ride to the national park was okay. The shuttle didn't have any headrests and when you've been up since 3:30 AM we could of really used them. The gift store they stopped at on our way there was very expensive. (bring your own snacks)
The ruins were awesome and we saw cute little monkeys! They warn you about jaguars but we didn't see any. It's definitely a lot hiking so bring water and snacks. Our lunch after the tour was very delicious. Once back in Guatemala City we were exhausted, but it was all worth it!!
Written 29 March 2019
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