Tikal Private Day Tour from Belize Border with transportation
Private day tour of Tikal National Park with round-trip transportation from the border of Belize. On this tour, you will learn about Mayan and Guatemalan history and culture, archaeology, and the region's flora and fauna.
What sets our tours apart from others is our dedication and love for our work and our empathetic approach towards guests. We strive to ensure that our tours exceed your expectations in every way, but especially in terms of experience and value.
Tikal VIP Tours is aptly named for the importance of our clients—we strive to provide a VIP experience for everyone and hope that your time in Guatemala will be an experience of a lifetime. Because of his passion for guiding, Elmer Alvarado has become one of the “Most Recommended” guides certified by the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) since 2011.
“I am living my dream,” says guide and founder, Elmer Omar Alvarado. “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life and you will always be happy.”
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
What's excluded :
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Tikal
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Selva Tropical 100 Flores, Departamento de El Petén, Tikal National Park 17013 Guatemala
Tikal National Park is the most excavated (Mayan?) archaeological site in Central America and one of the most excavated (archaeological) sites in the world. It covers some 57,600 hectares of wetlands and forests and encompasses architectural remains of the Mayan civilization dating from 600 BC to 900 AD. Tikal is the only natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage site in Central America and one of few in the world with both designations. As such, Tikal is considered one of the top 20 tourist sites in the world and a must-see during your visit to Guatemala.
8:00 a.m. – After you cross the Belize border we will meet you outside to pick you up.
10:00 a.m. – We arrive at Tikal National Park and begin our walk through the park visiting the most impressive sites.
2:00 p.m. – The tour ends at the Tikal parking lot and we’ll head out to eat lunch at a restaurant near the park.
4:00 p.m. – We arrive back at the Belize border where you will go through customs again and then can drive back to your hotel in Belize.
ADMISSIONS & TICKETS
You will have to buy your entrance tickets ahead of time using your government-issued ID (Guatemalans) or passport (foreigners).
You will need to purchase a general admission entrance ticket, valid from 6a.m.-6: p.m. (Q.25 for locals and Q.150 for foreigners per person). Kids under 10 years old are free.
Museum tickets are sold separately and must be purchased in advance (Q.30 per person). Tickets are valid for both museums.
Tickets are sold at any Banrural Bank and at the main entrance of the park. The Banrural Bank (in Santa Elena ) is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the supermarkets. The park is open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
We can also buy tickets for you ahead of time and then you can pay us back when meeting.
Only cash in the local currency is accepted for entrance tickets (no debit or credit cards).
There is no ATM in Tikal, so please withdraw enough cash.
AT THE BORDER
If you rented a car and drove to the border between Belize and Guatemala, leave it at the parking lot (the only one there) so you don’t have to do 45 minutes of paperwork. It’s a safe spot where they have guards and security cameras. Sometimes they charge $2.50 USD to leave your car parked there.
As you go through Belize customs, they charge $20.00 USD to leave the country (but not to enter the country). Pay with cash.
Before you exit Belize customs, ensure that your passport is stamped.
As you leave customs, you will see us waiting for you with your name on a sign.
We will take you to Guatemalan customs stamp where your passport will be stamped again. There is not an entrance or exit fee at the border.
Before we leave, withdraw money from the ATM for your Tikal tickets, lunch, and souvenir, etc. The debit or credit card you use should have a security chip.
THINGS TO BRING
Water and water bottle
Hiking or tennis shoes
English/Spanish tour guide
We can take photographs of you or your group
Round-trip transportation with A/C from the Belize border
Park entrance tickets
Belize departure tax (costs $20 USD cash per person)
Duration: 4 hours
Departure Point :Customs And Excise Benque Border, Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala, Melchor de Mencos, Belize
Traveler pickup is offered
Go through Belize customs and walk to Guatemala customs. You will see us with a sheet of paper with your name written on it.
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/31/2019 - 10/26/2021
Monday - Sunday: 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.