One of the greatest sites of the Mayan civilisation to survive today, Tikal’s historical statistics and scale are impressive but it’s really the once thriving city’s contrasting thick and magical jungle location that make it so utterly mesmerising.
Immersed in the Tikal UNESCO National Park in the northern region of Petén, there is the soundtrack of exotic birdlife and the odd flash of a spider monkey or toucan to delight the experience further. Your expert guide will take you on a comprehensive private tour of the site, bringing alive the history, theories and mysticism that surround Tikal. If you have the time, guided adventures into the Park are fantastic too.
Tikal is accessed by the town of Flores located on an island on Lake Petan Itza. Although it’s located in a remote region, the area is home to a handful of top notch eco lodges and charming boutique hotels of which only the best we’ve handpicked for you below.
When to go
Tikal can be visited all year round but is generally best in the cooler months from November to April.
What to do
- Private guided tours of the archaeological complex
- Explore the Mayan complex
- Nature walks
- Visits to communities around lake Peten
- Wildlife tours
- Jungle trekking
- Short helicopter ride
- Canopy tours
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