Tour to Tikal by plane
You will be pick up at your hotel in Belize City and transfer to the Belize International airport to flight to Flores Guatemala . The largest and most spectacular of all the Mayan Sites. Located in Guatemala 's El Peten area, near the city of Flores, deep in High Canopy Jungle, "yet only two hours from the Belize border." Tikal has become a archaeological national symbol in the region. The ruins are so extensive, it would take at least two days to see it all thoroughly, although you could visit most of the major temples in a single day. The highest temple on the site is the Temple of the Giant Jaguar, (seen here.) Two or three small rustic style jungle resorts are located just outside the Tikal park entrance itself to accommodate visitors, however, the park is also conveniently located to
cozy jungle resorts in El Peten of Guatemala.
Full day tour of Tikal Maya site with guide. Tikal was one of the most important urban Mayan centers. This is evident with its more than 3,000 structures including palaces, temples and stelas. Tikal is a place for wondering -- not only at the engineering accomplishments of the Maya, but at the jungle splendors of the Peten. The site of Tikal is a national park, where the native flora and fauna now flourish relatively undisturbed. Howler and spider monkeys swing in the treetops, foxes, pumas and wild turkeys roam the grounds and hundreds of bird species, including toucans and macaws, are visible in the surrounding jungle.
Visitors are dazzled by the imposing Great Plaza and the architectural immensity of its temples. Temple I, known as the Temple of the Great Jaguar, looks to the west through the plaza from a height of over 170 feet. Temple II , which faces it, is called the Temple of Masks , has a flat form and reaches 139 feet. The esplanade which separates them covers approximately two-and-a-half acres, and its original floor goes back to 150 years before Christ. 70 stelae and altars, two palace complexes known as acropolis can be find here. But the colossal remains of Tikal include many other buildings, among them Temple IV , the highest in the area at about 200 feet. Archaeologists estimate that it required almost 2,000 tons of material to build. At the same time, there are another 200 altars and stelae, hundreds of burial sites and ritual offerings. The findings in Tikal, which can be seen both in museums in the park itself and in Guatemala City, show the delicacy of its ceramics and jade carvings, as well as lintels carved from hardwood.