Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

  • Location: Antigua, Guatemala
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
From USD $531.08

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Spend the night in northern Guatemala and discover the Mayan ruins of Tikal and Yaxha! This 2-day adventure takes you from Antigua to the jungle of Guatemala. Admire the temples in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park and visit Yaxha, a large classic Mayan ceremonial site overlooking the Yaxha and Sacnab lakes. Enjoy overnight accommodation in Tikal or Flores with breakfast, lunch and round-trip airfare to and from Antigua included. This is the perfect way to discover the great Mayan ruin sites of Guatemala!

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
Day 1:
Visit Tikal and Yaxha on this 2-day trip from Antigua! You'll be picked up bright and early from your Antigua hotel and taken to the Guatemala City airport to begin your overnight adventure. Hop on a small plane and set off toward the northern Guatemalan town of Flores. After landing, head straight to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal) to begin your tour!

Spread out over 341 square miles (550 sq km), Tikal National Park contains thousands of separate ruin structures. Visit the central area of the once great Mayan city with your expert guide and explore various parts of the park, including visit the Central Acropolis, which consists of a maze of courtyards, small rooms and temples. You'll also see Complex Q and R, featuring twin-pyramid complexes with altars set in front of the temples at both complexes.

Then, visit Temple I, the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. Built to honor and bury King Moon Double Comb, this 144-foot (44-meter) temple is a small enclosure of three rooms with exterior stairs leading to the top of the steep temple. Near here, visit the equally beautiful Temple II, also known as the Temple of the Masks.

After exploring Tikal, enjoy a delicious lunch at the ruin site before heading to your hotel, where you'll enjoy free time to discover the town on your own.

Day 2:
On your second day, enjoy complimentary breakfast at your hotel before heading southeast to the Mayan archeological site, Yaxha. While here, enjoy the scenic jungle landscape of this unique area overlooking the Yaxha and Sacnab lakes. As you follow your knowledgeable guide around Yaxha, learn about the history of this ceremonial Mayan site, which features more than 500 ancient structures. Spend time visiting various sections of the site, including pyramid temples, ball courts and elevated plazas. After touring the ruins, enjoy lunch before beginning your journey back to Antigua.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from most Antigua hotels
Departure Time:
4:30am
Duration:
2 days (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua

Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Antigua

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees to Tikal
  • 1 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Round-trip flights
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
          Exclusions:
          • Drinks
          • Dinner
          • Gratuities (optional)
          • Departure tax from Mundo Maya Airport US$ 3.00 per person
          Additional Information:
          • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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          Cancellation Policy

          If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
          If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
          If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

          Traveler Reviews

          Reviewed by: Simone W, March 2016

          This tour blew away my expectations!
          We agreed our guide, Manuel, was the best guide we've ever had. He's been giving tours of Tikkal and Yaxha for 25 years and it shows! He's patient and knowledgeable, and he takes visitors through the sites in a unique way: unlike other guides who go straight for the big plazas first, he saves them for last. He even took us hiking off the paths so we could see the hidden back sides and ruins no one else visits!
          The food was absolutely delicious! Both lunches were authentic Guatemalan 3-course spreads we even tried Maya nut chicken and soup! and the breakfast was filling and delicious.
          And the hotel was the best hotel in the area -- a 5 store resort. After an early morning wake-up call to catch our flight and after hiking the ruins all day, it was just what we needed to relax and restore ourselves.
          I highly recommend this trip!!

          Reviewed by: k.raghuveer007, December 2015

          This tour from Guatemalan adventure is excellent except for the expensive hotel that they put us is in Camino Real Tikkal. Dinner and drinks are expensive so be prepared if in case you are on a budget. But the hotel has nice view of the lake and it is very pretty with all the ammenties. You might have to pay for wifi. We were taken on time to the airport small one beside the La aurora airport - sharing the same run way in the morning. Airport is little small and it is chaotic so be prepared and flights usually don't run on time. Make sure to have your passport. Tikkal and Yaxha are a long drive from the airport and also from each other. Our guide in Tikkal was Lopez was he was good and explained a lot about the ruins and the forests. It was a wonderful experience seeing the Mayan ruins and walking through the rainforests and getting to see all different animals and birds. Lunch is Tikkal that was provided is ok and not authentic. Yaxha was totally different compared to Tikkal it is small but very calm and peaceful away from all the crowds. We stopped at an authentic resturant for lunch and it was pretty good. We had finished our tour early so our guide took us to flores to spend some time near the lake and it was very beautiful.