Trekking Guatemalas Magnificent Seven
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Dating from 700 years BC, Tikal is one of the worlds premier archaeological sites. Once the centre of the Mayan civilisation, this impressive lost city, hidden away in the steamy jungle is one of the countrys most interesting attractions. Situated on a hill above the surrounding swampland, Tikal was occupied till around 900... More
Dating from 700 years BC, Tikal is one of the worlds premier archaeological sites. Once the centre of the Mayan civilisation, this impressive lost city, hidden away in the steamy jungle is one of the countrys most interesting attractions. Situated on a hill above the surrounding swampland, Tikal was occupied till around 900 AD. Then the city became deserted and gradually disappeared into the encroaching jungle. It was only in the 1840s that European explorers rediscovered this site and began the process of unearthing the various pyramids, temples and plazas which can be seen today.
The Mayan City of Tikal
This 2-day extension begins with an early transfer from Antigua to the airport in Guatemala City, where we catch the one-hour flight north to the town of Flores. From the airport an hour's drive into the surrounding rainforest brings you to Tikal itself. At the entrance to the National Park, there is a small group of hotels, lodges, shops and restaurants and you will be able to check in to the hotel, before heading off into the park for the first of two visits to Tikal. In the morning, there is the opportunity to make a second visit to the site. The park is open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. An early start, followed by a short walk to the Great Plaza at the centre of the site, will enable you to choose your tower and get to the top of it as the sun rises. After spending the morning at the site, you will return to the hotel and meet the transport for the drive back to the airport at Flores. The flight back to Guatemala City is usually at around 3 p.m.
Available 'All Year' between
Transfer from Antigua to Guatemala City Airport , flights to and from Flores, transfers to and from Tikal, English-speaking guide while at Tikal, 1 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Tikal and lunch at Tikal on Day 1.
What's Not Included
Park entrance fee (approx $20.00 per day), meals other than lunch on Day 1 and breakfast at hotel on Day 2, tips for local staff, miscellaneous personal expenses - beer, souvenirs etc. Note: The return flight from Flores may not connect with your international flight. If a further night in Antigua is required before continuing your homeward journey, this and associated transfers can be arranged.
Transfer from Antigua to Guatemala City for the 1 hour flight to Flores and then onto Tikal. Afternoon sightseeing. Overnight Tikal Inn or similar. (L)
Early start for sunrise and morning sightseeing at Tikal. Return to Flores and fly to Guatemala City. Transfer to Antigua. services end. (B)