Tikal National Park
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- 98%History Buffs
- 77%Local Culture
- 66%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 61%Budget Travelers
- 56%Spiritual Seekers
- 55%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (27)
- Tikal National ParkMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
The ancient mayan pyramids are so enormous (the biggest in the Americas) that their tips outreach the surrounding jungle filled with the echos of howler monkeys. Tikal is so other-worldy, so steeped in myth and legend that George Lucas chose it for the setting of the rebel base in Star Wars. Like any wonder of the ancient world, you're gonna need a couple of days to soak it all in. Not to be missed and well worth the effort.
- Tikal National ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 22, 2013
Arguably the most famous site in Guatemala, and one of the most important artifacts of Meso-American civilization, Tikal simply has to be seen. Grey stone temples rising hundreds of feet out of the jungle and pyramid complexes that rival the Egyptians, this city, once swallowed by the jungle and later rediscovered, was once the center of one of the largest empires in the New World. Pony up a little extra for a guide while you tour around - it's a lot more rewarding that wandering through with your nose in a guidebook.
- Tikal National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2May 05, 2013
Exotic birds, howling monkeys, crocodiles and amazing pyramids combine to make a visit here unforgettable. Our lodging was so-so and we had some difficulty in finding a good guide (we explored a lot on our own) but nothing can detract from the history and natural beauty found here.
- Tikal National ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersMar 17, 2013
Be in line for the park at 6 AM when it opens so you can experience the wildlife before most animals take their daytime ciesta. It's also pretty impressive to watch the sun rise over Mayan ruins, and see each structure in that light, and then again in the mid-afternoon with the sun right above. Bring plenty of water, because getting around Tikal is a sweaty hike, but you'll be well rewarded with the view across the canopy from the top of Templo IV.
- Tikal National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 2Dec 30, 2012
One of the top places in the world to visit with stunning Mayan ruins. Take the early sunrise tour from Flores/Santa Elena . The ruins are marvelous and you're allowed to climb on almost all of them. Birds, monkeys, and other animals roam through the jungle and the vistas from the top of the main temple is absolutely stunning. Most of the ruins is still buried but this is a large site that requires an absolute full day to enjoy
- Tikal National ParkOct 18, 2012
A lot of history here and very well kept. They let the tourists pretty much go everywhere so we did but be careful! The stairs that we climbed didn't look very sturdy although they held over 20 people at a time climbing up to the top of one of the ruins.
- Tikal National ParkSep 10, 2012
Gorgeous. We didn't take the sunrise tour, but that's because we were tired and satisfied due to the sunset tour, during which, due to the full moon, we watched both the sun set and the moon rise over the jungle from Temple IV. Hiking back on a trail lit by the moon and fireflies was beautiful!
- Tikal National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Aug 18, 2012
There's just nothing that can prepare you for the first time you see Tikal. Thousand-year-old buildings pop their heads out of the misty jungle, and you can't imagine anyone building the city today, much less in ancient times. Plan to fly here and spend at least a night or two in the Peten, as driving here is extremely long and treacherous (both the roads and the bandits) and you need at least one full day and a sunrise to experience the best of Tikal.
- Tikal National ParkJul 05, 2012
One of the best ancient ruins I have ever visited. Miles of temples disappearing into the Forrest, some uncovered, some not. Climb the steep (and horrifying) ladders to the top of the Temples and see unbelievable views of the Guatemalan wilderness! Is it the safest thing to do? No. Is it completely beautiful and unforgettable? Yes!