Tikal Private Sunrise Tour with Transportation

Private sunrise tour of Tikal National Park with round-trip transportation from hotels near Flores and Tikal. You will watch the sun rise over the ruins from the top of Temple IV and hear the sounds of the jungle as it awakens.

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




7 to 8 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • 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.

    3:15 a.m. – We’ll meet you and pick you up at your hotel.

    4:20 a.m. – We arrive at Tikal National Park.

    4:30 a.m. – We begin our walk towards Temple IV and climb to the top to get to the lookout.

    6:30 a.m. – After sunrise, we descend Temple IV and start the tour around the rest of Tikal.

    9:30 a.m. – The tour ends at the parking lot. We’ll drive back to Flores.

    11:45 a.m. – We arrive back in Flores and here ends the tour.

    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 two entrance tickets: 1) a ticket for sunrise entrance, valid before 8 a.m. (Q.20 for Guatemalans and Q.100 for foreigners) and 2) a ticket for general park admission, valid for the rest of the day (Q.25 for locals and Q.150 for foreigners). Total cost is Q.45 per person for Guatemalans and Q.250 per person for foreigners. 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 in Flores.

    We cannot promise that you’ll see the sun during the sunrise tour. Only during 15% of the year are days clear enough to see the sun from the temple. But even on days that are not perfectly clear you will see and hear the jungle awake far below you.


    Water and water bottle

    Box breakfast or snacks

    Hiking or tennis shoes

    Rain jacket

    Sweatshirt (it can be chilly on the lookout)

    Outdoor clothing


    Bug spray


    Personal medications


    English/Spanish tour guide

    We can take photos of you or your group

    Round-trip transportation from your hotel near Tikal, Flores, or the airport




    Park entrance tickets 

    Hotel - Tikal - Hotel

    Duration: 4 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick up guest from any hotel in Flores Island and Santa Elena Flores, Remate and Tikal Hotels.
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/31/2019 - 2/15/2022
    Monday - Sunday:03:30 AM - 09:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • 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
    • 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.


English - Guide

Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by Tikal VIP Tours

Activity ID: V-192757P5

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