Among the most renowned Mayan ruins in Central America, the Tikal tour from San Ignacio is a captivating adventure just a short journey from Belize to Guatemala. Pacz Tours proudly presents safe, all-inclusive, one or two-day excursions to Tikal National Park, a true gem in the heart of Mayan history and culture, making it one of the top things to do in Belize. Whether you opt for the Tikal Sunrise and Sunset tour or the full-day adventure, the marvels of Tikal await you.
Pacz Tours’ Day trip to Tikal leaves at 7:30 am and returns at 5 pm from resort and hotels within San Ignacio Town. Your tour guide is with you the whole way to fill you in on the history of the area and answer questions. At the border, you will be assisted through all the stamping and fees by your guide. The drive from border of Belize to Tikal is about 2 hours.
For the next three and a half hours, embark on a captivating journey as we transport you back a thousand years in time. Amidst the dense jungle, the haunting calls of howler monkeys will reverberate off ancient temples, while spider monkeys gracefully swing from tree to tree. Tikal is a vibrant sanctuary, teeming with life – from colorful toucans to curious coatimundis and countless other creatures, both great and small. The majestic ruins will materialize before you, reminiscent of a stairway to heaven, inviting you to tread in the footsteps of the ancients, a unique experience that blends seamlessly with our rich selection of archaeological tours.
As your adventure unfolds and you bid farewell to the park, a wonderful opportunity arises for you to collect memorabilia, tangible mementos of your incredible journey. With cherished memories in hand, we’ll embark on the return journey to Belize. Rest assured, your guide will be there once again to ensure a secure and efficient crossing from Guatemala back into Belize.
Staying in San Ignacio or Belize City and area in between, you can do the tour of Tikal with us.
Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a testament to the collaboration between the Guatemalan and Belizean Governments. Nestled in the Peten department of Guatemala, it is situated approximately 71 miles from the charming town of San Ignacio.
In pre-Columbian times, Tikal stood as the largest urban archaeological site of the Maya Civilization. The city’s earliest settlements date back to 900 BCE, reaching its pinnacle around 600 CE during the height of Mayan Civilization. Tikal’s population fluctuated, ranging from 9,000 to an astonishing 90,000 inhabitants.
The exploration of these remarkable sites commenced in the 1830s and continued through the mid-20th century when Mayan writing systems began to be deciphered. Today, Tikal National Park continues to beckon visitors, allowing them to ascend many of the site’s towering Temples (Pyramids), some reaching heights of 65 meters, including the iconic Guatemala Jaguar Temple.
What sets Pacz Tours apart is our unwavering commitment to providing you with an intimate and personalized experience. Our tours are intentionally designed for small groups, often resulting in the exclusive presence of your own party on our tours. This ensures that you receive the individualized attention you deserve and the freedom to explore at your own pace.
Additionally, for your convenience, we offer complimentary pickup and drop-off if you are staying in or around San Ignacio Town, making your journey to Tikal even more stress-free.
Tikal Overnight Adventure (Sunrise and Sunset Tour)
For those with a deeper desire to explore Tikal and experience the breathtaking sunrise or sunset views from the temples, our Tikal Overnight Adventure is the ideal choice. This immersive journey allows you to spend the night at one of the lodges within the National Park. With this extended tour, you have the option to partake in both the Sunset and Sunrise tours or revisit the park for a second day of exploration.
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Tikal, enveloped by the lush landscapes and ancient wonders of this magnificent destination. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you on this extraordinary voyage through Tikal’s time-honored legacy.