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Tikal Day Trip with Local Lunch from San Ignacio provided by Belize Family Adventure

Tikal Day Trip with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

Tikal Day Trip with Local Lunch from San Ignacio
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94% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Cross the border to Guatemala with help from the guide
Duration:
9h 30m
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
25
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Round-trip coach transfers make it possible to visit Tikal on a day trip from Belize without booking a hotel room in Guatemala. After an early departure from San Ignacio, you’ll be on your way to the magnificent Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with fascinating history. A guided tour of Tikal explores the site’s secrets, then you’ll have time to explore the ancient Maya city on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Coordinated transport and tour make the most of your time
  • Enjoy a provided lunch within Tikal National Park
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at San Ignacio hotels
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Coordinated transport and tour make the most of your time
  • Enjoy a provided lunch within Tikal National Park
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at San Ignacio hotels
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6219TIKAL
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within San Ignacio town limits
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Departure tax fee (US$ 19 per person, due on day of travel)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off outside San Ignacio town limits
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We provide complimentary pick up from hotels within San Ignacio town limits, for hotels outside of town, a small surcharge applies.
  • 6 Far W St, San Ignacio, Belize Ground floor of Elviras Building by Ervas Restaurant
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Note: departure tax fee is due on day of travel in cash
  • Please note: a minimum of 2 passengers is required in order for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Hotel pick up and drop off included in pricing is for hotels within San Ignacio town limits. For hotels outside of San Ignacio a surcharge applies
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within San Ignacio town limits
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Departure tax fee (US$ 19 per person, due on day of travel)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off outside San Ignacio town limits
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We provide complimentary pick up from hotels within San Ignacio town limits, for hotels outside of town, a small surcharge applies.
  • 6 Far W St, San Ignacio, Belize Ground floor of Elviras Building by Ervas Restaurant
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Note: departure tax fee is due on day of travel in cash
  • Please note: a minimum of 2 passengers is required in order for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Hotel pick up and drop off included in pricing is for hotels within San Ignacio town limits. For hotels outside of San Ignacio a surcharge applies
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
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Kathryn T
Pinehurst, NC116 contributions
Apr 2022
Fantastic experience! Great tour guide, outstanding driver, nice lunch. Tikal is a phenomenal Maya site. Truly an extraordinary experience and worth the day!We were staying in Belize so drivers and guides helped walk us through the passport process both coming and going on both sides of the border. Be. Prepared to show your passport, vaccination cards and, upon return, proof of Belizean Insurance or you will have to buy it.

Our guide was very knowledgeable, personable and we enjoyed the towns and places he showed us on the way as well. I wish I had purchased something at the shop we stopped at which also had a great replica of what Tikal looked like, There really are not many places to get good local artisan ry and this had the best we saw as it turns out.

The tour was just my husband and myself, the SUV was spotless, we felt completely safe and at ease.

Do bring water! It was 100 Fahrenheit before heat index of 108. We wore lightweight long sleeves and sprayed our clothes with Pirmithin before packing, also used rug-in DEET as some mosquitos carry diseases we really did not want. A sweat rag (bandana) is a great idea, along with a light weight sun hat with brim. You can buy drinks at a few locations. You will walk about 6 miles in the jungle, but a good lunch awaits complete with ice cold towel for hands, face and back of neck!
Written April 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brittany J
Kailua, HI6 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
We were very lucky to have an expert birdwatcher as our guide, who took us off the beaten trail quite a bit and had a wealth of knowledge for us. Not many reviews nor the summary of the tour really prepared us for how physically demanding this would be. My Fitbit has the day at 6.1 miles and my iPhone at 5.3 miles so not sure which is accurate. This wouldn’t of been a huge issue but I was traveling with my 68 year old father, who was expecting to walk a bit and did not climb the temples. He was thoroughly worn out especially the last hour or so and the guide seemed to be a little impatient with his slower pace at the end. All in all we were happy to have gotten to do more hiking than walking on big paths, but I probably wouldn’t of booked this particular one if I knew he’d have to hustle so much. Highly recommended, but be ready for hills and hiking.
Written March 10, 2020
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Jan-Kristòf L.
Brooklyn, NY50 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Wow. Wow. Wow. Period. This is my third day in Belize with my husband and this is the highlight of our trip so far for both of us! As many have talked about here already, the entire day went by smoothly from being picked up to the border crossing to driving over to Tikal. On our way there, our tour guide Willy stopped by a local store with us for some cafecito, souvenirs and beautiful model of the Tikal complex where he went over some of the history with us. He also used this model to map out what our day will look like. Once there, it was truly a breathtaking experience. It almost feels like I wasn't there. I look at the pictures and it does not do this place and all its history justice. The Mayan technology was truly ahead of its time and a marvel of civilization. Please keep in mind that it is A LOT of walking, hiking and climbing. It's about six miles. However, it is totally worth it. We got to see spider monkeys, howler monkeys and a toucan as well. I want to thank the driver who picked us up and got us to the border. I cannot remember his name right now. I want to think Willy and Hugo for driving us to Tikal, Willy for being a fantastic guide through Tikal and Hugo and Willy for organizing lunch and driving us back. Everyone is so patient, knowledgeable and professional.
Written April 20, 2022
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KSOMacon
Macon50 contributions
May 2022
Tikal was great, our driver Marconi and guide Christian were great, and lunch was great. I would not recommend this tour, however, because it was just too much hassle getting across the border twice. We waited in line for half an hour to pay our $80 for 4 people to get approved to leave Belize. Then we waited in line to fill out Covid paperwork and get approved to enter Guatamala. On the way back it was much worse because we did not have proof of Belize insurance. How we got into the country without it when flying into Belize City 3 days prior I do not know. I had to fill out extensive forms for 4 people using my cell phone and pay another $72 to be allowed back into Belize. The border is an unpleasant place to spend 2 hours of your vacation. The added expense made this quite an expensive day. The ruins were interesting, but not worth the stress of running the bureaucratic gauntlet between countries.
Written May 27, 2022
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Greg S
Indianapolis, IN27 contributions
Apr 2022
We loved the opportunity to wander and discover the ruins within Tikal Park. Our guide, Mariella (I'm not sure of the spelling) was fantastic. She is very knowledgeable about the Mayan people and the way they lived their lives in this complex. She also knows about the wildlife that surrounds the park. Especially the birds you will encounter. The lunch that was provided was also much appreciated. We definitely recommend booking this tour with the Belize Family Adventure, of which Mariella is part. They picked us up from our resort and brought us back after the tour was over.
Written April 21, 2022
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Lynne W
Fairfield8 contributions
Jan 2020
Our team made our crossing into Guatemala seamless. Pick up at our river side cabanas and taken to the border to meet our Guatemala guide. Guide and Tikal guide were flexible in adjusting to our groups needs as some of us could climb alot and some were more limited. Lunch was pre-ordered which was really nice to have ready upon our arrival. Guides were knowledgeable of the mayans, some of whom continue to come to the site to worship. We were fortunate to see a ceremony while we were there.
Written February 11, 2020
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Ernie and Diana
Phoenix11 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a great guide Yumi who was so personable and knowlegeable. The tour was exceptional. We had a total of 12 people on this tour (all 10 people besides us were fun & insteresting) and she remembered each one of us by name instantly. Lunch was provided and was excellent. The day was packed full of Myan history. All in all this tour was one of our favorites.
Written February 12, 2020
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cgmacd
West Bloomfield, MI8 contributions
Dec 2019
We loved visiting Tikal! The ride to get there is a little long but we enjoyed the scenery and learning about the area from our Guatemalan guide. Even walking through security and across the border was interesting! We stopped at a local gift shop where our guide showed us a miniature scale layout of Tikal which really helped to give us a frame of reference while at the site as it is so big. Our guide was great in taking us on several side paths and away from the crowds. We were able to see birds and spider monkeys on a couple of occasions. We also learned about the Mayan civilization, the archaeological restoration of the site, and climbed several of the temples as allowed. Overall a great experience! I wouldn't hesitate to book with Belize Family Adventure again.
Written January 3, 2020
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Beth D
1 contribution
Mar 2022
What a great trip this was! Never having been here, we were worried about finding the right tour with the right guide. We picked this tour because it had the most ratings. We were not disappointed! We were driven to the border and led to where we needed to present our passports. On the Guatemala side, our guide Yumi was waiting for us. She walked with us through the rest of the border crossing. She quickly got to know our group of nine by name. Yumi was fun, knowledgeable and passionate about this area. Tikal was amazing and Yumi helped us to understand so much of this culture. We saw spider monkeys (including a mom and her baby), a coatimundi and a beautiful toucan. Our two teenagers were on this tour with us and they enjoyed it all just as much. We had a good amount of choices for our meal on the way back from Tikal, and we enjoyed the meal, the beer and the company of our newly met group. We highly recommend both this company and this tour. Thank you so much Yumi for such a great day!!
Written March 26, 2022
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johnbwoodmd
Carbondale, IL102 contributions
Feb 2020
A little SNAFU with our pickup was the only mild issue. Small group of 3. Comfortable vans for the 2.5 hour drive from San Ignacio. Maryella did a nice job. Somewhat of a minimalistic approach which gave us all the relevant facts with a lot of time for exploration of the complex. Guatemala is a beautiful country, we will be back.
Written February 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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