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Address: Tikal National Park, Guatemala

The Lost World complex includes the Great Pyramid, the oldest visible...

The Lost World complex includes the Great Pyramid, the oldest visible building at the Mayan ruins site in Tikal, now a popular place to watch the sunset and feed the toucans.

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Amazing history

Very preserved temples...it's an amazing history..it represents the highest point of civilization at that time ! It is impressive you cannot miss it

Reviewed July 4, 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very preserved temples...it's an amazing history..it represents the highest point of civilization at that time ! It is impressive you cannot miss it

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Reviewed June 29, 2015

Traveled in June 2013. Tikal (Guatemala) was one of the best parts of our trip to Belize. We loved the drive through Guatemala to reach the park, driving through the small towns, highlands and forests to reach the park, we truly felt transported to another time and place. Wonderful to meet some local people and try some roadside eats. Had... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fantastic trip, beautifully preserved pyramids in a beautiful setting. Lots to explore. Went with a tour group who set up our flight from Guatemala City and took us through the park. This is where they filmed parts of Return of the Jedi if that increases the interest of little ones.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed April 17, 2015

of course you should visit it too when being there but if you are really stressed for time, you can drop this spot.

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Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went from our hotel in San Ignacio going through Guatemala for a day trip guided by one person from our hotel who picked us up and drove about an hour away to Tikal. AMAZING! Our guide took care of all the paperwork needed and introduced us to a guide that was so knowledgable of his home land it was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed March 5, 2015

This area is interesting because of the quantity and variety of structures and styles. The huge pyramid contains in itself the oldest structure in Tikal dating to 700 BC. Creating pyramids on top of other pyramids is a well known mayan construction style. Think of matryoshka pyramids. Very cool.

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Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

The lost world is ok. It is interesting by its old age but doesn't worth the trip on its own. If you are in in Tikal, definitely walk to it

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Victorville, California
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Reviewed January 25, 2015

Our tour group got up at 3:15am to travel from Flores to Tikal national park. Went to Temple VI at 64m (The tallest temple) to see the sunrise. It was a risk since mostly its cloudy or misty in the morning and you can't see the sun coming up (80% of the time). We lucked out and saw super sun... More 

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Reviewed January 14, 2015

Not sure what was lost, actually I was a little the day I found the path to this great little place. The structures there are not anymore impressive than any other in the park BUT for me and my son this was a cool place. There were both monkeys and parrots in the trees in this complex when we were... More 

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Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went for the sunrise over Temple IV, which was a little disappointing given that it was a foggy morning. However, we immediately went to Mundal Perdido. We were the only ones there. Being at the very top with the fog while listening to the sounds of the jungle was a moment I will never forget.

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