What to bring:-bottled water and/or snacks What to wear:
comfortable clothing and running/hiking shoes
This is the mother of all Mayan sites! Your experienced tour guide will take you on this all-day excursion leaving from Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize. Your guide will help you cross the Belize/Guatemalan border, then you will travel a couple of hours to Tikal National Park, located in Guatemala’s northern Peten region. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Guatemala along the way! Tikal is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is definitely worth the day trip from Belize. Inside the park, there is a diverse population of subtropical flora and fauna and notable wildlife such as jaguars, pumas, several species of monkeys, anteaters (known as pizotes), and more than 300 species of birds roam the park. Tikal was a major Pre-Columbian Period political, military, and economic epicenter for the Mayan people. It is by far one of the biggest and most important of the many Mayan archaeological sites located across Central America. The city has been mapped and covers over 6.2 square miles and features over 3,000 structures. The Great Plaza, centrally located at Tikal has been seen in several different films. In addition to The Great Plaza, your guide will take you to other notable structures such as Temple IV, the tallest structure in Tikal, which offers stunning views of Guatemala, including other Mayan sites in the area; El Mundo Perdido (The Lost World), and the Plaza of the Seven Temples. There is so much to explore! This is definitely a must-see for those interested in Mayan history and archaeological sites!