Skip link for screen readers


Nestled among the tropical rainforests Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization and was declared UNESCO world heritage site in 1979. Dating back to the 4th century BC, Tikal demonstrates the architectural brilliance of the Mayans. The 64 metre climb up Temple IV rewards visitors with fantastic views across the jungle, it is also a wonderful place to watch the sun go down over this incredible park.

Excursions available: 

  • Ceibal Archaeological Site 
  • Tikal Archaeological Site
  • Yaxha & Nakum Archaeological Site
  • El Mirador Archaeological Site (by helicopter) 
  • Lake Peten-Itza & Rainforest

Specialist Knowledge

Need some help with your trip? Victoria Silva has travelled extensively across Guatemala and can help with his knowledge and expertise of the attractions and services available.

IATO independent reviews of Veloso Tours

Find inspiration & advice from our
Specialist Insights

Latin America's ancient civilisations: Mayans

In the first of the series, we delve into the past to discover the ancient civilisations of Latin America, starting with the…

in Tikal

Camino Real Tikal Hotel

La Lancha Village

Chiminos Island Lodge

Jungle Lodge

The closest lodge to the Tikal ruins with a guided tour included in the price