Don't miss the chance to see one of the largest archaeological sites of the Maya civilization: the'UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tikal. You will travel comfortably by plane from Cancun and cross the border to Peten, Guatemala to visit these amazing ruins on a day trip. This is the perfect tour if you'd like to explore amazing ruins across the border without having to stay the night. Your tour includes a professional guide, transport, entrance fees and lunch.
Your day trip begins with early morning pickup at your hotel in Cancun to then transfer to the airport in Cancun and board your flight to Peten. Enjoy a comfortable flight admiring the views as you cross the border to Guatemala and land at the airport in Peten. Once there, you'll'drive for one hour'by van to the lush jungles of Guatemala and'the'Tikal National Park.
At the site, you'll enjoy a 3-hour tour with a professional guide to learn all about the culture and history of this place. Tikal'became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya'civilization. Although the site's monumental architecture goes way back to the fourth century B.C., Tikal reached its peak during the Classic Period, between the years 200 and 900'A.C.
You'll explore every corner of this UNESCO World Heritage Site including the famous Temple of Grand Jaguar, Temple of the Masks and Central Acropolis. See other smaller temples and learn about'the glyphs found on the site, which suggest the'Mayan name for Tikal would have been Yax Mutul.
After your tour, you'll have time to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and then visit'Isla de Flores, which was named honoring one of Guatemala's first pro-independence characters: Cirilo Flores. You'll then head to the airport and board your flight back to Cancun to be dropped-off at your hotel upon arrival.
You'll head back to Canc'n between 05:30 and 06:00 in the afternoon.