Ancient Maya of the Rainforest Ruins of Tikal
3 night visit to the breathtaking Maya ruins, lush rainforest jungle and spectacular views from the pyramids of Tikal and Yaxha. For location of Tikal see our MayaMap page.


Day 1: Your adventure begins with your evening flight from Guatemala City to Flores (closest airport to Tikal).  When you arrive you'll transfer directly to Camino Real Tikal.  Located on lovely Lake Peten it is a very comfortable base for exploring the sites in the region.  Overnight Camino Real Tikal.

Day 2:   You have a full day to visit the spectacular Mayan ruins at Tikal.  One of the most famous and beautiful of Maya sites, Tikal’s massive and steep pyramids (one is over 200 feet high) loom above the lush jungle of the Peten. With a history beginning at 600 BC when farmers settled in the high ground above the swamps of Lake Peten, at its peak Tikal was home to an estimated 100,000 people and the site has over 3,000 structures within a six square mile area. Glyphic texts tell of a dynamic written historical record spanning over 1,800 years, including a very old date of 292 AD.  For your maximum enjoyment of Tikal, climb the highest pyramid, Temple 4, and get a birds-eye view of the site above the jungle canopy.  You'll also visit the Sylvanus Morley Museum.    Overnight Camino Real Tikal.

Day 3:  In the morning visit Lake Yaxhá.  On the banks of its beautiful lagoon is the Maya ruin site of Yaxhá ("Green Water"). Yaxhá was the third largest Maya city in the Peten (after El Mirador & Tikal) and has an unusual layout for the region. Its twin pyramid complexes, 9 acropolis', plazas and more than 500 structures are connected by sacbés (ancient elevated roads) in a manner more similar to Maya sites in the Yucatan. The views of the jungle from the 30 meter high Structure 216 are breathtaking. Birds, butterflies, spider and howler monkeys abound at this remote jungle site.  Then to Flores for a walking tour of the island and the small archaeological site of Tayasal (former Maya name of Flores before the Spanish conquest).  Overnight at Hotel Peten Esplendido in Santa Elena (across the causeway from Flores Island).

Day 4:  Early morning transfer to Flores airport for flight to Guatemala City.

Tour Specifics:  This tour can be customized to meet your individual needs and interests.

Cost per person for this 3 night FULLY ESCORTED private tour (double occupancy):

2 people $900 per person
4 people $820 per person
6 people $760 per person
8 people $700 per person

Minimal cost for children under age 12 sharing the same room as 2 adults.

Tour includes:

-- 3 nights hotel and tourist taxes.
-- All ground transportation in privately chauffeured van with a/c including pick up and drop off at the Flores airport.
-- 2 lunches per person.
-- All other entry and guide fees for activities listed on the itinerary.
-- The all day services of one of our expert licensed guides on the days you tour the ruins and archaeological sites.

Tour does not include round-trip airfare Guatemala City/Flores (approximately $320 including taxes and fees). Flights from other countries connect through Guatemala City.  Contact us about air ticket prices from your departing airport.

Prices for Dec. 18-Jan. 6 and Easter week may be slightly higher depending on hotel policies.

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