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Tikal Day Trip with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

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    What to Expect
    Visit one of the largest and most important Mayan sites in all of Central America. Your professional guide will pick you up at your San Ignacio hotel for the drive to Tikal National Park. You will be assisted in all border crossing procedures to enter Guatemala safely. Be sure to bring your passport.

    Once inside the park, let your imagination run free as you explore highlights among more than 3,000 structures that archaeologists have excavated so far. Learn about daily life and religious practices of the ancient Mayans while wandering through the maze of the Central Acropolis, and envision the excitement of an elite sporting match in the ball courts.

    Tikal boasts an array of magnificent ceremonial temples. Climb the steep staircase of the 144-foot (44-meter) Temple of the Grand Jaguar, built to honor a Mayan king. A set of twin pyramids with altars will greet you at complexes Q and R. Marvel at the Temple of the Masks, which was once adorned with intricate ceremonial mask carvings. Perhaps most impressive is the oft-photographed Temple IV, also known as the Double Head Serpent.

    After a refreshing lunch break inside the park, satisfy your inner archaeologist during free time when you can explore the ruins independently. Your guide will then take you back to Belize and drop you off at your San Ignacio hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide complimentary pick up from hotels within San Ignacio town limits, for hotels outside of town, a small surcharge applies.
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    9h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off within San Ignacio town limits
    • Lunch
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Departure tax fee (US$ 19 per person, due on day of travel)
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off outside San Ignacio town limits
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • It is recommended you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Note: departure tax fee is due on day of travel in cash
    • Please note: a minimum of 2 passengers is required in order for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Hotel pick up and drop off included in pricing is for hotels within San Ignacio town limits. For hotels outside of San Ignacio a surcharge applies
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We checked in for our tour at the Plaza Hotel on Burns Street the day before as we had booked through TripAdvisor and were a bit confused as to where we were supposed to meet as we were staying at an Airbnb in town and not a hotel. They checked us in for both our scheduled tours
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    The trip was well organized (despite the pace being busy delays were minimal) and the guides were knowledgeable and eager to answer questions of all kinds, from the present situation in Guatemala to archeological and historic details to questions about plants and animals
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    We loved visiting Tikal! The ride to get there is a little long but we enjoyed the scenery and learning about the area from our Guatemalan guide. Even walking through security and across the border was interesting! We stopped at a local gift shop where our guide showed us a
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    You may remember seeing these temples in Star Wars: A New Hope. We enjoyed Tikal a lot. Be aware that this is a guided tour with for the most part. I prefer free roaming. However once you get to Tikal you know why you need a guide, it is a bit of a maze
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    Our tour ended up being just my wife and I. It was an amazing trip - lots of walking and hiking. We saw monkeys and birds that were new to us. The temples and Mayan ritual grounds were amazing. Definitely glad we did the trip! Shoutout to our guide in Guatemala, Christian.
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    By: Belize Family Adventure
    199 reviews
    Cindy M
    296
    Very beautiful historical Mayan area
    Yes, there is a long and bumpy and winding road to get to Caracol. But so worth it! Leo kept us entertained the
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    TravelBugg94
    10
    Great experience!
    Me and a group of my friends (5 total) booked the excursion and enjoyed ourselves! Pick-up/drop off was smooth, we
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    Cindy M
    296
    This was a highlight of our holiday!
    We checked in for our tour at the Plaza Hotel on Burns Street the day before as we had booked through TripAdvisor
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    Y6348SJcarols
    20
    Educational and entertaining
    The trip was well organized (despite the pace being busy delays were minimal) and the guides were knowledgeable
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    cgmacd
    West Bloomfield, Michigan
    73
    Amazing Tikal Tour!
    We loved visiting Tikal! The ride to get there is a little long but we enjoyed the scenery and learning about the
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    Aaron S
    10
    Great Visit!
    This was a great visit! The combination of caves and the history is fantastic! The directions the tour guides
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    Erika E
    143
    Great excursion- organization needs work
    The excursion was outstanding! A great time was had by all. Aside from that, the booking company seriously needs
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    MarcVanBaar
    Charleston, South Carolina
    2918
    Amazing combination of nature and culture
    I have seen many countries and Unique places, but this is in my top ten of all time. A 40 minute hike through the
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    Monaghanchase
    Glendale
    20
    Horrible
    Well let’s start with they were 3.5 hours late. Trip advisor said email them which I did multiple times, still
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    tinaxfile
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    10
    Super Adventurous Highly recommend
    Its a must do if you like to be thrilled and scared. Make sure you have closed toe shoes that can be used in
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    sparkydog2019
    Los Angeles, California
    20
    Horrible service
    Well now 8:26 am and they were supposed to pick me up at 8:00 am. Now I am not sure if they are ever going to
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    MarcVanBaar
    Charleston, South Carolina
    2918
    Superb, temples, palaces, monkeys
    You may remember seeing these temples in Star Wars: A New Hope. We enjoyed Tikal a lot. Be aware that this is a
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    Maestroricardo
    51
    The magnificent ruins AND the animals
    GREAT archeological site. And MORE than that. First, we went in the rainy season and our driver/guide (Dimas) was
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    chengr2018
    20
    A very educational trip with amazing views
    Our tour ended up being just my wife and I. It was an amazing trip - lots of walking and hiking. We saw monkeys
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    madelinem725
    30
    Tikal from San Pedro
    My fiancé and I had a fabulous time at Tikal! The entire day was an adventure: the guide picked us up at our
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