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Tikal Private Sunrise Tour with Transportation provided by Tikal VIP Tours

Tikal Private Sunrise Tour with Transportation

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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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 sunrise tour of Tikal National Park with round-trip transportation from hotels near Flores and Tikal. You will watch the sun rise over the ruins from the top of Temple IV and hear the sounds of the jungle as it awakens. 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 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 3:15 a.m. – We’ll meet you and pick you up at your hotel. 4:20 a.m. – We arrive at Tikal National Park. 4:30 a.m. – We begin our walk towards Temple IV and climb to the top to get to the lookout. 6:30 a.m. – After sunrise, we descend Temple IV and start the tour around the rest of Tikal. 9:30 a.m. – The tour ends at the parking lot. We’ll drive back to Flores. 11:45 a.m. – We arrive back in Flores and here ends the tour. ​ 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 two entrance tickets: 1) a ticket for sunrise entrance, valid before 8 a.m. (Q.20 for Guatemalans and Q.100 for foreigners) and 2) a ticket for general park admission, valid for the rest of the day (Q.25 for locals and Q.150 for foreigners). Total cost is Q.45 per person for Guatemalans and Q.250 per person for foreigners. 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 in Flores. We cannot promise that you’ll see the sun during the sunrise tour. Only during 15% of the year are days clear enough to see the sun from the temple. But even on days that are not perfectly clear you will see and hear the jungle awake far below you. THINGS TO BRING Water and water bottle Box breakfast or snacks Hiking or tennis shoes Rain jacket Sweatshirt (it can be chilly on the lookout) Outdoor clothing Flashlight Bug spray Sunscreen Personal medications ​ INCLUDED English/Spanish tour guide We can take photos of you or your group Round-trip transportation from your hotel near Tikal, Flores, or the airport ​ NOT INCLUDED Meals Flashlight Park entrance tickets  ​ ROUTE Hotel - Tikal - Hotel
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Duration
7–8 hours
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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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Jess A wrote a review Apr 2020
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I just want to say this tour was absolutely wonderful. More than what my boyfriend and I expected. The guide was super smart and knowledgeable about the history and the ecological aspects of the area. We saw species of animals we’ve never seen before and the space station fly by
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from tikalviptours, General Manager at Tikal Private Sunrise Tour with Transportation
Responded 6 Sep 2020
Hello Jessica, im very very happy that you met your expectations and more, it was wonderful to be your guide and to be able to see the sun rising at Tikal, thank you so much for your visit and for such great description of your experience. Please Take care
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Julian Y wrote a review Feb 2020
Medellin, Colombia689 contributions44 helpful votes
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 shape. He is a really good Guide knowing many facts of the places we visited. Always welcoming to any question we had, it was also a bird watching tour as this
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from tikalviptours, General Manager at Tikal Private Sunrise Tour with Transportation
Responded 7 Sep 2020
Julián thank you so much to have chosen Tikalviptours to Visit tikal, im very happy that you liked the tour and the tipe of car we used, on the other hand, im Very sorry i was not able to go and guide you (Elmer) but im happy Celvin made his best guiding you in the site. Sometimes im not able to go to tikal because i have to be behind the screen talking with our guest or because sometimes i get doble booking. Im sorry this time i couldn't guide you. Elmer
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duanegrady wrote a review Feb 2020
Goshen, Indiana5 contributions3 helpful votes
Elmer is an exceptionally good tour guide. From picking us on time to providing constant helpful information and covering a lot of territory...both in terms of his wealth of knowledge and the actual breadth of the park we covered. We had an exceptional experience.
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Response from tikalviptours, General Manager at Tikal Private Sunrise Tour with Transportation
Responded 11 Sep 2020
Mr Duane, thank you so much for your visit to Tikal and was a pleasure to have Scort you in the site and to cover as much as posible in the Park, Also thank you for describing your experience and for your Kind words. We are glad you had a good experience.
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ErinLyn wrote a review Feb 2020
Holland, Michigan21 contributions
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Our experience with VIP Tours was AMAZING! Fidias was our driver and he was very friendly and fun to talk to as we traveled from site to site each day. Elmer was sick, so he sent Pablo in his place and he did a fantastic job! Pablo is an expert birder who was extremely
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Response from tikalviptours, General Manager at Tikal Private Sunrise Tour with Transportation
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Erin, hello, thanks so much for us Tikalviptours was a great pleasure to organize your tours to tikal and Yaxha, thanks so much to have trusted us and for your visit in Guatemala, we apreciate it. please Take care Tikalviptours team
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Annie C wrote a review Feb 2020
Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain9 contributions8 helpful votes
Elmer was supposed to be our guide but he could not make it so Jovani was our guide for this tour. Elmer was still a very integral part of our tour. He contacted us and our accommodation to make sure we would make it to our pickup point. He was very proactive and that was also
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Response from tikalviptours, General Manager at Tikal Private Sunrise Tour with Transportation
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Hello Annie, thanks so much to have contacted Tikalviptours.com and to have tour around with us, was a great pleasure to assist you and to guide you in Tikal, thanks a lot Also for describing your experience and to travel in Guatemala , hope you continúe having great travéls and experiences around the world. Elmer Alvarado
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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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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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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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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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natashabP7586MD
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Great experience!
This was a can’t miss tour. Omar is super knowledgeable and was a delight to work with. We saw so many incredible M
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Haley R
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Jungle Trek to El Mirador - MAGICAL!
This was the second time I booked a tour with Elmer because my first experience to Tikal and Yaxha was so great. On
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GeorgeFTL
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Probably the best guide, tour and transfer service we ever experienced anywhere
We were very fortunate to entrust Elmer from Tikal VIP Tours with organizing our time in the Flores/Tikal area and
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Peanutgalleryontour
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Best Yaxhà/Tikal tour guide, super competent, cultivated and fun!
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.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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