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Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua

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Antigua, Guatemala

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Discover northern Guatemala’s most incredible Mayan ruins as you explore the sites of Tikal and Yaxha on this 2-day, overnight adventure from Antigua by air. Uncover the mysteries of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal, perhaps the most elaborate of the ancient Mayan cities, on day 1 before continuing on to Yaxha, a sacred Mayan center situated along the shores of the Yaxha and Sacnab lakes. Your exploration of Tikal and Yaxha includes round-trip transport from your Antigua hotel, all flights, overnight accommodation, a guide, 2 lunches and breakfast on the second day.
  • Overnight trip to Tikal and Yaxha from Antigua
  • Tour the beautiful Mayan ruin sites of Tikal and Yaxha with your expert guide
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park
  • Get up close to native wildlife as you venture into the Guatemalan jungle
  • 1 night of accommodation, breakfast, lunch and round-trip airfare
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
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Breakfast
Overnight accommodation
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Lunch (2)
Drinks
Dinner
Gratuities
Departure tax from Mundo Maya Airport US$ 3.00 per person

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up time will be within the 15 minutes of your established departure time. Please wait at the lobby of your hotel.

Departure Time

3:45 AM
Journey back in time as your discover the ancient Mayan centers of Tikal and Yaxha in northern Guatemala during this 2-day overnight adventure with flights leaving from Antigua. Learn about the mysteries of the Maya people as you admire their innovative engineering and majestic temples at these two amazing archaeological sites.

Start your Mayan adventure with an early morning pickup from your Antigua hotel, proceeding on to Guatemala City’s airport for your quick flight to the northern city of Flores. Upon your arrival, continue on to the sacred Mayan site of Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal).

Covering more than 341 square miles (550 sq km) the grounds of Tikal are home to several thousand individual structures. Start your exploration from the city’s Central Acropolis, home to a labyrinth of courtyards, temples and small interior rooms, before proceeding to Complex Q and R, site of the twin pyramids and a beautiful religious altar area out front.

Then continue on to Temple I, also known as the Temple of the Grand Jaguar, which was built to honor Mayan King Moon Double Comb. This 144-foot (44m) high temple contains an enclosure of several small rooms leading to the steep stairs that climb to the temple’s peak. You’ll also check out the nearby Temple II, known to experts as the Temple of the Masks.Spend the second half of your day at Tikal with lunch at the site, followed by an afternoon to explore at your leisure and finishing with an overnight at your included hotel.

Start your second day with included breakfast at your hotel, before heading southeast to the Mayan site of Yaxha. Admire this religious site’s picturesque locale situated among the thick jungle along the shores of Yaxha and Sacnab lakes, before exploring its key structures with your guide. Among the more than 500 buildings you’ll see at Yaxha are the impressive pyramid temples, the site’s ball court, and its beautiful elevated plazas. 

After finishing your tour of the ruins, enjoy an onsite lunch before beginning your trip back to the airport and on to your hotel back in Antigua.
Itinerary
Tikal National Park
You'll be picked up bright and early from your Antigua hotel and taken to the Guatemala City airport to begin your overnight adventure. After landing, head straight to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal) to begin your tour! Spread out over 341 square miles (550 sq km), Tikal National Park contains thousands of separate ruin structures. Visit the central area of the once great Mayan city with your expert guide and explore various parts of the park, including visit the Central Acropolis, which consists of a maze of courtyards, small rooms and temples. You'll also see Complex Q and R, featuring twin-pyramid complexes with altars set in front of the temples at both complexes. Then, visit Temple I, the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. Near here, visit the equally beautiful Temple II, also known as the Temple of the Masks. After exploring Tikal, enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to your hotel.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight at Hotel Camino Real Tikal or Similar
Meals:
 Lunch  
Yaxha
On your second day, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading southeast to the Mayan archeological site, Yaxha. While here, enjoy the scenic jungle landscape of this unique area overlooking the Yaxha and Sacnab lakes. As you follow your knowledgeable guide around Yaxha, learn about the history of this ceremonial Mayan site, which features more than 500 ancient structures. Spend time visiting various sections of the site, including pyramid temples, ball courts and elevated plazas. After touring the ruins, enjoy lunch before beginning your journey back to Antigua.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Guatemalan Adventure

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua.

Traveler Tips


  • "Pack bug spray, dryer sheets, cortisone, whatever you need to fight the army of bug bites you may get here, just a very humid location because you're in a rainforest." See review

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This trip was SUCH an adventure. We...
andreaxkim
, Feb 2018
This trip was SUCH an adventure. We were coming from Antigua and our pick up was at 3:45am. We arrived to the airport at 4:30 and had a 6:30am flight to Flores. From Flores, we went into a shuttle and went DIRECTLY to Tikal and embarked on a 5 hour hike. We were so tired, but when you get to the site...you will be floored at the beauty. The entire trip was executed flawlessly. I recommend this to anyone who wants some serious hiking, likes a good workout, see history being made as parts of both Tikal and Yaxha are still under investigation, and loves adventure. There are A LOT of mosquitos and bugs here. Pack bug spray, dryer sheets, cortisone...whatever you need to fight the army of bug bites you may get here...just a very humid location because you're in a rainforest. I would do it all over again!
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The tour was expensive, I was not...
David O
, Feb 2017
The tour was expensive, I was not sure why it cost so much, but it was the only way to book to see the sites in the time available, so I booked it anyway. I found on the way once it was started, when I got to the airport at Tikal end that I was booked into a very pricey upmarket and remote hotel on the north shore of the lake for the overnight stay. There were no options given, this was booked upfront. This must have added considerably to the price I do not have a breakdown, nor how much Viator and the agent Guatemalan Adventures took as their fees it would have been so much nicer and cheaper to have the option to stay in a normal hotel in Flores or El Remate. Everything else about the tour was fine. The hotel option was a big disappointment.
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This tour blew away my...
Simone W
, Mar 2016
This tour blew away my expectations! We agreed our guide, Manuel, was the best guide we've ever had. He's been giving tours of Tikkal and Yaxha for 25 years and it shows! He's patient and knowledgeable, and he takes visitors through the sites in a unique way: unlike other guides who go straight for the big plazas first, he saves them for last. He even took us hiking off the paths so we could see the hidden back sides and ruins no one else visits! The food was absolutely delicious! Both lunches were authentic Guatemalan 3-course spreads we even tried Maya nut chicken and soup! and the breakfast was filling and delicious. And the hotel was the best hotel in the area -- a 5 store resort. After an early morning wake-up call to catch our flight and after hiking the ruins all day, it was just what we needed to relax and restore ourselves. I highly recommend this trip!!
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k.raghuveer007
, Dec 2015
This tour from Guatemalan adventure is excellent except for the expensive hotel that they put us is in Camino Real Tikkal. Dinner and drinks are expensive so be prepared if in case you are on a budget. But the hotel has nice view of the lake and it is very pretty with all the ammenties. You might have to pay for wifi. We were taken on time to the airport small one beside the La aurora airport - sharing the same run way in the morning. Airport is little small and it is chaotic so be prepared and flights usually don't run on time. Make sure to have your passport. Tikkal and Yaxha are a long drive from the airport and also from each other. Our guide in Tikkal was Lopez was he was good and explained a lot about the ruins and the forests. It was a wonderful experience seeing the Mayan ruins and walking through the rainforests and getting to see all different animals and birds. Lunch is Tikkal that was provided is ok and not authentic. Yaxha was totally different compared to Tikkal it is small but very calm and peaceful away from all the crowds. We stopped at an authentic resturant for lunch and it was pretty good. We had finished our tour early so our guide took us to flores to spend some time near the lake and it was very beautiful.
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Smooth travel arrangements, 2...
Ann L
, Jun 2015
Smooth travel arrangements, 2 delicious lunches, and 2 excellent guides. My only concern was that I would have liked to stay in Flores rather than in a hotel on the lake, a long distance away -- nonetheless, that hotel was lovely and relaxing after a strenuous day walking through Tikal.
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Our trip was awesome! The tour was...
Mark C
, Mar 2014
Our trip was awesome! The tour was outstanding. Logistics upon arrival and at every single venue were spot on so we had the confidence of being cared for along the way to and from Antigua, the airport, the parks, and the hotel. Erdo, our guide simply made the trip! He was patient, informed, flexible to our needs, explained the Mayan history and culture with knowledge and pride, spoke English well, and was additionally an expert on birds, animals, and trees. To say the least, we learned a lot from Erdo. Our night at the hotel Camino Real was great. We sampled the buffet of Guatemalan tipicos dishes and enjoyed the balmy night air along with the sounds of the woodlands around us. As a frequent visitor to Guatemala, amid all the concerns regarding safety, I must say we never once felt any concern. This is in large part due to the confidence we had in the tight logistics. Someone always knew right where we were, and the arrangements were always in place: To pay the park fee, at our lunch stops, at the hotel reception, the early morning pickups. It means a lot to the traveler who may have heard of the safety concerns to have this kind of coordination. We were able to spend 100% of our time "taking it all in". I would say that a person looking for the jungle experience, needs to understand this is not Manhattan! Come prepared to walk, climb, and enjoy in "Guatemalan Time"! Many thanks to Viator for a spectacular experience!
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We had fun. The tour guide for Tikal...
Khurrum A
, Jan 2014
We had fun. The tour guide for Tikal was okay and it rained heavy most of the day (hence the rain forest), but the experience was adventurous. Plus the lunch after the tour was great! The tour guide for Yaxha was a lot kinder and funnier. Easy hike, with the chance to climb up the stairs of the actual temples, as opposed to Tikal having modern wooden stairs. A lot quieter and less tourist, so intimate guided tour. Great service by driver and guide all day long.
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