Small group tour where the guide communicates efficiently with all guests. During the tour, the guide accompanies you to climb the monuments to explain the most important details while you are above the monuments. We take you to the best spots to take pictures at the right times, this is ideal for photographers.
Tikal will always seem to be only for us because we make the tour in a different way to be in the right place at the right time. Tikal at that time has few visitors and the temperature is still cool.
We developed the sunrise tour because our guests deserve to see Tikal first thing in the morning to appreciate wildlife while it is more active as well as at the end of the day during sunset tour. The main attraction of this tour is the awakening of the jungle with the noise of birds and howler monkeys, the sunrise is seen only 20% of the time, as it is usually cloudy or foggy.
The activity starts when we pick you up at Villa del Lago hotel at 02:30 am and transfer to Tikal
The walk begins at the tickets checkpoint at 04:00 am
The walk ends at the tickets checkpoint and we offer you a proper meal at Restaurante del Parque located in the visitor center, after you eat, you can walk around the visitor center to spot more wildlife, visit the scale model, do some shopping or if you are a fast walker, you can explore a little more of Tikal on your own, the transfer back to Villa del Lago hotel will be available at 12:00 noon
The activity ends when we drop you off at Villa del Lago hotel at 13:30 hrs
THINGS TO BRING
The best walking shoes
Rain cover just if in case
The best clothes for hot weather
Backpack to pack your breakfast and water that we will provide
Flashlight (or just the phone flashlight)
Professional bilingual tour guide in Tikal
Transfer from Villa del Lago hotel to Tikal
Transfer from Tikal to Villa del Lago hotel
Breakfast to go: a cup of coffee, an apple, a granola bar, a boiled egg, a tayuyo (corn tortilla with refried beans inside) and several bottles of water per person
Lunch at Restaurante del Parque
Mosquito Repellent Application
Sunrise and Day Entry fees to Tikal for a total of US$34 only payable for guests 10 year old and older. We pay them for you and you reimburse us during the service.
When booking online you make a confirmation payment of US$9.99 per person.
The balance payment of US$90 per person, please pay during the service with the following options where A is the one we prefer more and C the one we prefer less:
a. Using Guatemalan quetzales at the official exchange rate of the day shown at www.banguat.gob.gt
b. Credit or debit card, there is an automatic surcharge between 1% and 4% depending on your bank
c. With US dollars, make sure your dollars are in perfect condition, because our national bank system will not accept them if they have marks or any damage
d. With euros, at the exchange rate marked on www.bancoazteca.com.gt
We will walk approximately 4 to 5 miles during this tour, but not consecutively. The longest walk between two stops is approximately 20 minutes.
i. Use whatever makes you feel comfortable.
ii. Our tour is walking, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, especially on rough terrain.
iii. We love to take photos, we can show you the best spots to take photos. Also, if you agree, we will use our camera to take pictures and we’ll send them to you by email the next day.
*) There are no ATMs in Tikal, so be sure to bring enough cash with you if you want to buy souvenirs
**) We do not guarantee to see the sun, the weather allows you to see the sunrise only 20% of times, however, it is very interesting to enjoy the awakening of the jungle.
***) For food, we will give you a cup of coffee, an apple, a granola bar, a boiled egg, a tayuyo (tortilla with refried beans inside) and several bottles of water per person, will be a bottle of peanuts available at the backpack of the guide any time. We will provide lunch around 10:30 when we are done with the walk.
A Villa del Lago hotelB Tickets check pointC Complex QD Temple of the Double Headed Serpent (IV)E Temple of the Jaguar Priest (III)F Temple of the Masks (II)G The Great PlazaH North AcropolisI Temple of the Great Jaguar (I)J Central AcropolisK The North ZoneL Parking of TikalM Villa del Lago hotel
02:30 The activity starts when we pick you up at Villa del Lago hotel and transfer to Tikal
03:30 We enter the Tikal National Park
04:00 The walk starts at the tickets checkpoint, we will provide a cup of coffee, an apple, a granola bar, a boiled egg, a tayuyo (corn tortilla with refried beans inside) and several bottles of water per person (please take a backpack to carry some of these)
Visit of the Q Complex
Visit and climb the Temple of the Two-headed Serpent (IV) from where we observe the sunrise
Walk around the Temple of the Jaguar Priest (III)
Explore Palace of Windows
Visit of the North Acropolis
Visit of the Great Plaza
We explore the Central Acropolis
We climb the Temple of the Masks (II)
Visit of the Temple of the Great Jaguar (I)
Visit of Complex P and North Zone
We walk by the Petro Carving
10:30 The walk ends at the tickets checkpoint and we offer you a proper meal at Restaurante del Parque located in the visitor center, after you eat, you can walk around the visitor center to spot more wildlife, visit the scale model, do some shopping or if you are a fast walker, you can explore a little more of Tikal on your own, the transfer back to Villa del Lago hotel will be available at 12:00 noon
13:30 Arrival back to Villa del Lago hotel