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Tikal Private Sunset Tour with transportation provided by Tikal VIP Tours

Tikal Private Sunset Tour with transportation

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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • 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 sunset tour of Tikal National Park with round-trip transportation from hotels in Flores and Tikal. You'll learn about Mayan history and culture, archaeology, flora and fauna, and see the sun set from the top of Temple IV. 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.”
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  • 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 1:30 p.m. – When we meet you and pick you up at your hotel after your lunch. 3:00 p.m. – We arrive at Tikal National Park and begin our walk through the park visiting the most impressive sites. 6:30 p.m. – The tour ends at the Tikal parking lot and we drive back to Flores. 8:00 p.m. – We arrive back in Flores to drop you at the airport or your hotel. 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 general park admission, valid during the day (Q.25 for locals and Q.150 for foreigners) and 2) a ticket sunset entrance, valid after 6 p.m. (Q.20 for locals and Q.100 for foreigners). Total cost is  Q,45  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 sunset tour. Only during 60% 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 far below you. If arriving at the airport, we will have a sign with your name after you come through baggage claim and exit the airport. THINGS TO BRING 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 your hotel near Tikal or Flores ​ NOT INCLUDED Meals Park entrance tickets ​ ROUTE Flores - Tikal - Flores
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Duration
7–8 hours
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 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 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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RRR wrote a review Jun 2020
San Francisco, California1 contribution
Elmer was incredible! This was the highlight of our Guatemala trip. We had three kids (7,5,2) that we took on the trip - very doable and Elmer was highly accommodating. We were able to see all the sights in Tikal and learned a lot. He has a lot of knowledge of the wildlife and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from tikalviptours, General Manager at Tikal Private Sunset Tour with transportation
Responded 3 Jul 2020
Ramzi, was a pleasure to meet you and your family, i also enjoyed taking you guys around the park Tikal and was very lovely to talk and play with the kids, thanks a lot for your visit and to have trusted on us.
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Duane White wrote a review Nov 2019
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Elmer was a great guide. We had a good pace, plenty of time to take pictures, and make the sunset. He was fun and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Seaside49731557453, Owner at Tikal Private Sunset Tour with transportation
Responded 3 Dec 2019
I am glad you had such a positive experience at tikal! It was a pleasure to guide you and let you see this beautiful place! Thank you for sharing that with others, I appreciate this highly. Tikal VIP Tours Elmer
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Ollie D wrote a review Nov 2019
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This is one of the best tours me and my friend have done, anywhere. Amazing views and super insightful guide, I couldn’t recommend this more
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Seaside49731557453, Owner at Tikal Private Sunset Tour with transportation
Responded 21 Nov 2019
Thanks so much for your words Olí and for writing your experience, it was a pleasure to show you around and to explain you everything, thanks for trusting on Tikalviptours and for coming from UK Just to visit Tikal and flores, that really impressed me a lot. Take care.
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Sasha Russell wrote a review Nov 2019
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Tikal Private Sunset Tour is a must! My friend and I, both in our mid twenties, booked this tour, debating between sunrise and sunset. After seeing Elmers statement on the TripAdvisor page about the likeliness of seeing a sunrise, we decided on sunset. Elmer picked us up
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Seaside49731557453, Owner at Tikal Private Sunset Tour with transportation
Responded 21 Nov 2019
Hello Sasha and Jordan, it was great to meet you and be able to guide you at Tikal national Park and to take you as many pictures as you wanted and to to asnwear all your question and thank you for been very interested in the tour and for your visit. Thanks for trusting tikalviptours and to take the time to describe your experience and hope you keep on enjoying the rest of your trips in Guatemala. It was a great Pleasure. Take care.
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Joanne K wrote a review Nov 2019
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions5 helpful votes
Elmer was excellent, professional and efficient from the minute we booked our tour. He was in touch immediately upon booking to discuss our tour details. The tour started with a punctual pick up from our hotel and continued with a 1.15 hour journey to Tikal. Elmer was
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Seaside49731557453, Owner at Tikal Private Sunset Tour with transportation
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Hello Joanne, thanks so much for visiting Tikal and Guatemala, i apreciate it and for describíng your experience with us and for been very interested in it, i really loved telling you about the mayans and the jungle. Thanks for trusting on tikalviptours and it was a pleasure to be your guide. Thanks again and 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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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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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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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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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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Key Details
  • Duration: 7–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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