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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
    9h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off within San Ignacio town limits
    • Lunch
    • 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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    Popular mentions
    Tikal is amazing and worth the trip from San Ignacio. We were disappointed with our tour guide who seemed to be going tough the motions and didn’t seem very interested or engaging.
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    We booked through Belize Family Adventure for the trip to Tikal. I was nervous for the border crossing with two young children, it was so easy. Another company picks you up once you cross the border. The food was great, the gift shop was fun and some great masks to buy.
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    This was a very beautiful experience visiting this Mayan ancient city ruin. It was worth the time and steps seeing the temples and the views from the top of the temples. If you want to go and see the ruins, go and you won't be disappointed. Also the lunch was very delicious
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    I don't normally leave reviews, but I find myself leaving reviews for everywhere I stayed and everything I did in Belize and Guatemala because it was all so fantastic. Our day trip to Tikal was no exception. They made it easy to cross the border, we got a good hike in and saw
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    We had a fantastic time with Belize Family Adventure! We did two tours with them: the Tikal day tour and the famous ATM tour. For the Tikal day tour, our guide Elmer was fantastic, giving us plenty of information about the Maya civilisation, the history of Tikal, the excavation
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