The single most talked about Mayan ruin in Central America is Tikal and it’s a pretty short trip from Belize to Guatemala. Pacz Tours offers safe, all-inclusive, one or two-day excursions to Tikal National Park as it is one of the top things to do in Belize.
Pacz Tours’ Tikal Single Day Tour leaves at 7:30 am and returns at 5 pm. 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. For the next three and a half hours, time will rewind a thousand years. You’ll hear the howler monkeys echoing off the temples and the spider monkeys swinging tree to tree.
Tikal is host to toucans, coatimundi and a million other creatures great and small. Ruins will rise before you as they did in the days of antiquity like a stairway to heaven, as you follow in the footsteps of the ancients.
After you leave the park, there will be an opportunity to pick up memorabilia, then it’s back to Belize. Your guide will be there once again to ensure a safe and speedy 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.
With the collaboration of both the Guatemalan and Belizean Governments; it is possible to visit a second UNESCO world heritage site found in Guatemala. Tikal National Park is located in the department of Peten, Guatemala, and is about 71 miles from the town of San Ignacio. In pre-Columbian times, Tikal was once the largest urban archaeological site of the Maya Civilization. The earliest known settlement of the great city dates back to 900bce and reached its peak about 600ce the height of the Mayan Civilization. Tikal’s Population varies from 9000 to 90,000 inhabitants. Archaeological exploration of the sites started in the 1830s up until the mid-20 century when some of the Mayan writing systems were deciphered. Today Tikal National Park remains a lure to Central America, visitor can climb many of the site’s Temples (Pyramid) towering 65 meters high, Guatemala jaguar temple.