Our stay at Tikal Inn was arranged by Turansa Tours. Everything went very well. We flew from Guatemala City on the 6:30 am flight and were picked up by representatives from Tikal Inn. A guide provided some commentary as we drove from Flores to the park. After dropping our luggage at the hotel we had a four hour guided tour with one of the guides employed by Tikal Inn. Nixon, an archeology student, provided some interesting details about the Mayan culture. He was also very good at spotting birds and we saw all kinds including a Keel-billed Toucan. After walking in 40 degree heat for four hours we were exhausted and so were very pleased to arrive back at the hotel for lunch. Our friendly waiter recommended that we start our meal with a lemonade. Perfect! Lunch, included with our package, was good. Our rooms were ready as soon as we finished lunch. After being shown our rooms by friendly young men we slipped into our bathing suits and jumped in the pool. Wonderful! We spent the rest of the day lounging by the pool. Many of the other guests chose to go on the sunset tour but we didn't want to budge from our comfortable surroundings. Over dinner, Spanish omlettes that were very good, Juan, the head guide, came by to talk a bit about the sunrise tour that we'd signed up for, reminding us to bring water as it would not be available early in the morning. At 4:00 the next morning we were woken with a knock on our door and fifteen minutes later were walking through the dark jungle. It was amazing to listen to th night sounds, including a murmuring janguar. Juan was an excellent guide and filled in many more details about Tikal and Mayan life. The pancake breakfast back at the hotel was very good. Our flight back to Guatemala City wasn't until 5:00 pm so we spent the rest of the day once again lounging by the pool, as did many of the other guests. A short but wonderful trip into the jungle. Well worth the $375 per person which we paid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Tikal Inn is located in Tikal National Park. It sits on the edge of the jungle and it is only a ten minute walk from the center of the Maya Ruins (Grand Plaza). The hotel's traditional architecture provides a comfortable setting to relax, bird watching, wild life observation and enjoy the natural beauty of Tikal National Park. All rooms have private bathrooms, hot water, and ceiling fans. We have a swimming pool, front desk/conference center for 80, bar and restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tikal Tikal National Park