Tikal in Guatemala

tikal guatemala
If you’re ever in Guatemala you should definitely go to Tikal. But also if you’re in Mexico or Belize it’s worth taking a day to explore the Maya ruins of Tikal. Tikal is a 1 hour drive from Flores, and many organizations offer day tours.

maya ruins tikal guatemala

anne travel foodie guatemala
Tikal are the ruins of what used to be a large city in Mayan times. After the city was abandoned the jungle took over. It must have been a great discovery when the first person started researching the area. Nowadays many temples and other ruins are visible, but 80% is still buried underneath the ground.

temples tikal guatemala

temple tikal gueatemala
I advice you to go with a tour or to hire a guide as they’ll be able to tell you all you about the history of the sight and the daily life of the Mayans.

lunch tikal gueatemala tour belize
We went on a tour from Belize with Pacz Tours. Included with the tour was transportation, border crossing fees, entrance fees and a guide. And lunch on the way back was also included! Tikal is a 2,5 hour drive from San Igancio in Belize, although you’ll need a bit longer to fill out all the paperwork at the border.


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