Guatemala City

Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

From USD 402.99

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  • 15 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


Discover the ancient ruins of Tikal and gain a deeper understanding of Mayan culture and traditions on this Tikal day trip by air from Guatemala City with lunch. Take a scenic flight from the nation’ capital and make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed archeological park in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach. Wander the jungle with your expert guide who will offer up facts, stories and history about the temples that surround you. Get the most of your time in Guatemala with this truly memorable day trip!
  • Day trip to the Mayan Tikal ruins by air from Guatemala City
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park to discover the ancient Mayan ruins
  • Explore one of the pre-Colombian civilization’s largest archaeological sites with your expert guide
  • Round-trip airfare, lunch and all entrance fees included

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Departure tax from Mundo Maya Airport US$ 3.00 per person

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

04:15 am

Pickup details

Departure Point: Tour departs from most Guatemala City hotels. Return point: Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

This extraordinary day trip from Guatemala City showcases the best of Mayan architecture, culture and tradition. Enjoy a scenic flight over lush countryside as you make your way to the jungles of Guatemala and the ancient ruins of Tikal. 

Your friendly guide will collect you from your Guatemala City hotel  and transport you to the local airport where you’ll head out on a small plane bound for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Tikal National Park. The 341-square mile (550 sq km) park is home to thousands of ancient structures and plenty of Mayan history.

Your expert guide will take you through Tikal’s major highlights including the Central Acorpolis, maze of courtyards and dozens of small temples. You’ll see the impressive twin pyramid complexes and temples that were once used for Mayan rituals. You’ll enjoy a local lunch I the park with fellow travelers and have additional time to explore at your leisure before returning to the Flores airport and making your way back to Guatemala City.

Tikal National Park

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Temple I

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Temple II

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Temple IV

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The flights from Guatemala City are at the following time: Guatemala - Flores Departure: 5:45am - Arrival: 6:45am Flores - Guatemala Departure: 5:15pm - Arrival: 6:15pm *Schedule may vary subject to airline.
  • *Change fee applies.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Traveller Tips

      Do get up the Mundos Perdidos pyramid as the view is breathtaking.


      138 reviews
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      Good, but could have been tighter.
      Brad_L, Aug 2023
      Tikal and the actual. park was amazing. There was just lots of waiting around— for pickup, for the tour to start, for the plane at the end of the day, for the pickup back to our hotel. If I had to do it again, I would have just booked my own rides and plane, then rented a car to get to the park. Our guide— Noah was very nice.
      Increíble!!! Incredible!!!
      Maria_C, May 2023
      This was an amazing trip. Viator was awesome in taking care of all of the details. Not an easy place to access on your worn. Tour guide was wonderful. Highly recommend. Worth every penny!!
      A Must See on the bucket list.
      EstellK_S, Apr 2023
      The magnificence and beauty of the park. The extraordinary achievement of the Mayans. The guide was well informed and very patient. The temples are wonderful and you can climb three of them by a wooden structure. The lunch was good. The whole experience is well worth it.
      Excellent Day Trip to Tikal
      Monica_A, Apr 2023
      We were very happy with this day tour. I chose the option of having transportation to the airport. The person who picked us up was very punctual and informative on the directions for our flight to Flores airport. When we arrived we were able to grab a bite to eat at the airport and the shuttle that drove us to Tikal was excellent, especially the air conditioning. Our tour guide was Mr. Lopez who explained everything in English, was very knowledgeable of the Mayan culture, shared fun and interesting stories and guided us with many stops to show us about the flora and fauna of the area. We were able to go up some of the ruins and the tour of the park ended in the most breathtaking pyramids and Mayan residential area. Lunch was excellent, very tasty. For the return to the airport the air conditioning in the shuttle was great! This part of the country is very warm year round. At the airport, Mr. Lopez was very kind and accompanied us to the airline counter for our flight back to Guatemala City. This day tour to Tikal is an excellent option during your visit to Guatemala. Would definitely recommend it!
      Great day trip!
      PatriciaStride_C, Apr 2023
      Long day but well worth it. Our guide was excellent, spoke English well and provided lots of history. We were at Tikal for about 5 hours including a delicious lunch on site.
      Delightful very busy,...
      Doug_M, Mar 2023
      Delightful very busy, full day. Great managers, drivers and guide. Lots of walking! Climb pyramids. Recommend walking and getting conditioned if you are out of shape. Lunch great!
      Tikal in 1 day, comprehensive without being rushed.
      Keith_H, Mar 2023
      Great guide, learned alot. Well paced for a really long day. In addition to temples got to see a good amount of wildlife. The guide was knowledgeable on both.
      Simply impressive. This...
      Alfredo_L, Mar 2023
      Simply impressive. This is a trip I will repeat in the future but staying the night. Loncho was a fantastic guide, my respects. Loved everything about this experience.
      Trip to Tikal
      Kevin_P, Feb 2023
      Had a great tour of Tikal with Mr. Lopez despite flight arriving 3 hours late. Learned a lot, but our return flight was changed until 7:30 without communication. We were dropped off at airport at 4:30. We had to wait 3 hours in a lobby. We were frustrated because the guide had told us the return flight was at 635. We believe the guide had the correct departure (730), but did not want to tell us otherwise he would have gotten an earful from the group. Still, Tikal was excellent despite the deceiveful guide.
      My personal experience!
      Basil_P, Feb 2023
      The trip with my host and how informative he was with very good attention to details. I knew about the Mayan Empire from historical studies but getting first hand information with the added availability of the amazing surroundings was simply priceless and something that I can never forget.
      Great day @ TIKAL! :)
      Amber_E, Feb 2023
      It was a LONG day, but it was a GREAT day. This company will take care of you from start to finish. I highly recommend doing this day tour as it's one of the best ruins I've seen yet.
      Alberto_D, Feb 2023
      Amazing tour for those who like ancient culture this is mandatory. I had lucky for doing this in the dry season where you can see most of the city...during the summer (june to sep) you will see only the main plaza
      It’s been a pleasant day....
      NEI_M, Jan 2023
      It’s been a pleasant day. Visiting this Mayan historical site is an amazing experience. Everything was perfect (the shuttle from the hotel to the airport and on the way back, the trip from Flores Airport to the park, the guide and also the lunch).
      An amazing tour 🙂
      Jack_I, Jan 2023
      We had Erdozain as our tour guide and he was absolutely amazing. He was so insightful, positive and happy. We learnt all about the Mayan culture and way of life whilst seeing the ruins. He was also very good at finding wildlife and teaching us about the different birds/animals.
      The ruins were the best I...
      Jennifer_E, Dec 2022
      The ruins were the best I have seen, lunch was good and the guide, Louis, was extremely knowledgeable.
      Adventure of a lifetime!
      Shruti_D, Aug 2022
      Incredible tour! Our guide was so knowledgeable about the history/archeological findings and great at spotting wildlife. We saw toucans, an armadillo, spider monkeys, howler monkeys and a tigra. The lunch was delicious as well and had both non veg and veg options. It was a long day but we were able to have a full day in Tikal and take our time to see everything. Would absolutely recommend booking with this group!
      Worth it
      Sandra_U, July 2022
      We were a little skeptical of this tour at first. We were picked up by a driver who smelled bad - like he hadn't showered in a week. He picked us up from the hotel, picked up two more from another hotel, and dropped us off at the airport with no direction or assistance. The 4 of us wandered around until we figured out where to go and what to do. Upon arrival in Flores, everything was seamless. The driver there was great, and the English-speaking tour guide (his name was unusual, begins with an E) was exceptional. The site was as impressive as we had imagined, and E gave us a thorough tour. We had time to climb everything we wanted and got a nice lunch at the on-site restaurant as well. Overall, a worthwhile experience.
      Made Tikal come alive!
      Jay_R, Feb 2022
      The Mayan ruins just blew us away and to know that only 20% have been discovered! From the hotel pickup to the flights, the tour and ending with the hotel drop-off everything worked like clockwork! Luis, our guide was fantastic in showing us all the sights and making Tikal come alive for us. His extensive knowledge and positive nature made the tour even more enjoyable! Will recommend this tour and Guatemala as a tourist destination to all my friends!
      Great time and wonderful...
      Jessica_H, Jan 2022
      Great time and wonderful guide…………. Would highly recommend it. It was a lot of walking and great lunch
      Great Day Trip!
      Gabriel_L, Dec 2021
      It's a great way to see Tikal if you are limited on time. I spent about 4.5 hours in Tikal, and I think that's enough time to see pretty much everything there with the tour guide (Aquilino), who is very friendly and knowledgeable about Mayan history and culture. Here's how it went (FYI): I got picked up at a hotel in Zone 9 in Guatemala City at 4:30am; checked-in with Aeromar/G Airways to Flores (Note: you can bring liquid onboard, there's no liquid limitation on domestic flights in Guatemala...and it's important because once you pass security, there's only a waiting hall with bathrooms and nothing else). Flight was on-time, 50 min to Flores. Once at Flores at around 7:30, I was greeted by someone with a sign with my name on it. I hanged out at the cafeteria next door until 8am when we (the tour group) departed for Tikal. It took about an hour and a half to get to Tikal, and we made couple stops: first to check out the model of the Tikal site with bathrooms and shops for about 15-20 min; second was a quick stop to take picture of the lake. We arrived at Tikal at about 9:30. On the way walking to the different temple, we ordered lunch (a choice of beef, chicken, port, veggie, comes with rice and veggie). The lunch is served after we were done with the tour at Tikal, and the restaurant is within the site. I think we got to the restaurant at about 2:30 and after that we left the site. Since we got a bit of time, for those who were flying back to GUA, the tour guy arranged a quick stop at Flores Island for 50 min (4:30-5:20ish) before we were dropped off at about 5:30 at the airport for the 7:20pm flight back to GUA. At the Flores Airport, there's a cafeteria where I had a quick dinner before flight. Other options are available across the street slightly to the east of the airport where there's a shopping center with Pizza Hut, McDonald's and Taco Bell. Again, after security at the airport, there's waiting hall with bathrooms only. Flight back was on-time and got picked up again at GUA back to the hotel. Everything went smoothly with no issues. It's a long day but it is perfect if you are short in-time and really want to visit Tikal (which is the best Mayan site I've visited so far, and I've been to Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza, Altun Ha, and Iximche)

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