Located in the heart of the jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation, lies one of the major sites of Mayan civilization, inhabited from the XV century B.C. to the X century A.D. In 1979 Tikal was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tikal is not only the heart of the Mayan civilization, but also protects some 22,100 ha of rainforest. The ceremonial center contains superb temples and palaces, and a public square accessed by any direction.
The ruined city reflects the cultural evolution of Mayan society from hunter- gathering to farming, with an elaborate religious, artistic and scientific culture which finally collapsed in the late 9th century. At its height, AD 700-800, the city supported a population of 90,000 Mayan Indians. There are over 3,000 separate buildings dating from 600 BC to AD 900, including temples, residences, religious monuments decorated with hieroglyphic inscriptions and tombs.
There are two options for this tour. Either have a private guide for your party or join a group tour which departs every day from Mundo Maya Airport. The price will vary depending on your choice.