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Nestled among the tropical rainforests Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization.

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
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Tikal

2102 Camino Real Tikal Hotel

Camino Real Tikal Hotel

A comfortable base just 30 minutes from the ruins at Tikal.

 
2103 La Lancha Village

La Lancha Lodge

A luxury lakeside retreat, a perfect base to explore Tikal.

 
Bungalow

Chimino's Island Lodge

A true jungle experience, located on its own island 45 minutes from Flores.

 
2105 Jungle Lodge

Jungle Lodge

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