We did a one day trip from San Ignacio with Elias Cambranes. (Excellent guide with duo citizenship--research him on Trip Advisor.) We debated between Tikal and Caracol and so glad we chose Tikal. Leaving San Ignacio at 6AM, with a quick bathroom stop, we were walking into Tikal at 9 AM, well ahead of the crowds. We had ample time to tour all the temples, pyramids, and palaces of this Mayan treasure. Well worth the 2 1/2 hour ride, during which our guide Elias gave us the history, customs etc, of both Guatemala and Belize.