Tikal Tours from San Ignacio
Located in western Belize near the Guatemalan border, San Ignacio is within easy day-tripping distance not only of the ancient Maya ruins at Caracol in Belize, but also from the jungle-set Tikal National Park in Guatemala, one of Central America’s most impressive Maya sites. Here’s what you need to know about Tikal tours from San Ignacio.
Climb up the huge Tikal temples, which rise high above the surrounding jungle canopy at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From the top of the Temple of the Masks, admire views of the Temple of the Great Jaguar, the centerpiece of Tikal’s Great Plaza.
Learn about the advanced Maya civilization and their sophisticated use of mathematics and astronomy from a tour guide.
Hear howler monkeys screeching in the trees above as you make your way along jungle trails that weave through the archaeological site.
Examine stone carvings etched with ancient glyphs.
Things to Know
Tikal is about 96 miles (115 kilometers) from San Ignacio. The drive normally takes 2.5 hours, though it may be longer depending on border-crossing times.
Bring a passport as you’ll be passing through immigration at the border between Belize and Guatemala.
Most organized Tikal day trips from San Ignacio are full-day tours, lasting upward of nine hours.
Round-trip transport, lunch, and entrance fees are typically included on Tikal day tours from San Ignacio.