How much does it cost to visit Tikal?
Tikal National Park is open daily for visits from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Adult tickets for foreigners cost 150 GTQ (about $20 USD). Children under 12 can enter Tikal free of charge.
Where can I buy Tikal tickets?
You can get tickets at Banrural bank branches around Guatemala. They can be purchased up to 30 days in advance and are date-stamped once you pass the second gate (where you will receive a bracelet) into the park. There is also a Banrural at the main gates to Tikal that you can purchase your ticket at.
Is Tikal open Covid?
The Tikal National Park is now open, so since October 1st all of our operations have resumed and are fully operational. UPDATED JANUARY 12th: To comply with the strict observance of the Government of the Republic of Guatemala’s measures regarding biosafety the park opens its doors starting at 6 am every day.
How do you get to Tikal National Park?
The entrance to Tikal National Park is located 18km (11 miles) south of the visitor center and true entrance to the ruins and its network of trails. Here you will have to pay the Q150 entrance fee. The entrance is open daily from 6am to 6pm.
Is Tikal worth visiting?
Yes, Tikal is really worth a visit. Been to many Mayan ruins and it is in a class of its own. Be sure to stay overnight.
Can you climb Tikal?
As a visitor you are not only allowed to walk the Tikal Ruins, but are encouraged to climb them. While it is special to stand atop one of the major temples in the grand plaza, the Tikal Ruins are so expansive that you are able to walk through a much larger range of history.
How far is Antigua from Tikal?
The distance between Antigua Guatemala and Tikal is 319 km. The road distance is 567.3 km.
How do you get from Belize City to Tikal?
How to Get from Belize City to Tikal the Cheap and Easy Way
- Tropic Air check in counters inside the Belize City International Airport.
- 44 person shuttle connecting Belize City and Santa Elena (Flores/Tikal)
- Mundo Maya Travel Office.
- The Belize City Bus Terminal in the town center.
- A row of buses, waiting to transport people at the Belize City Bus Terminal.
How far is Tikal from Guatemala City?
Tucked away in the jungle just under 330 miles (530 km) north of Guatemala City, the Mayan temples of Tikal National Park are often the highlight of any visit to this incredible country.
What is Tikal the ruins of?
Tikal is a complex of Mayan ruins deep in the rainforests of northern Guatemala. Tikal, or Yax Mutal, was an important city in the empire of the Maya from 200 to 900 A.D. The Mayan ruins have been part of a national park in Guatemala since the 1960s, and in 1979 they were named a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Is Tikal safe?
The park is reasonably safe, but robberies (and worse) have happened in the not too distant past, and you should keep aware of your surroundings. Be especially careful with the bus rides from Flores to Tikal, as there have been a recent rash of robberies on the main highway.
How safe is Guatemala?
Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in Latin America, one of the world’s highest homicide rates and a very low arrest and detention rate. Most incidents of violent crime are drug- and gang-related. They occur throughout the country, including in tourist destinations.
How far is Tikal from Flores?
How far is it from Flores to Tikal? It is 44 km from Flores to Tikal. It is approximately 66.4 km to drive.