Tikal, Tikal National Park

Explore one of the most important centers of the Mayan civilization at Tikal. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1979, the ancient Mayan city was inhabited from 6th century BC to the 10th century. On a tour of the park, you can view thousands of ancient ruins sprawled across the verdant jungle. Hike the tropical forest trails in between the grand ruins. In addition to culture, pay attention to the natural gems here too--you'll pass through a canopy of lush green trees inhabited by howler monkeys, toucans, coatimundis, and other jungle creatures. For Tikal and beyond, use our Tikal National Park online trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Tikal National Park vacation.
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  • The only ancient civilization that is located in the forest, the mysterious pyramids, in the rainforest of Guadalajara. You can also see raccoons, foxes, big mouths, spider monkeys, etc. in the park. This journey, in addition to its elegant culture, is a well-deserved and unforgettable one.
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  • Tikal. How can you sum it up into a few short words? The temples are incredible works of art and the scenery is breathtaking. My Husband and I just returned from our trip, and because it is the off se...  more »
  • Absolutely amazing Place surrounded by Mayan culture, mystery and spectacular structures. Light rain throughout the day meant sunrise was obscured during our visit but the experience was nevertheless "bucket list material"
  • One of the jewels of the Mayan world, a must visit place if you're in Guatemala.
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