(included at your hotel) you will go on a guided tour of Tikal,
starting at 9:15 a.m. from your hotel’s lobby. Tikal is the most impressive
of all Maya Ceremonial centers, due to its magnificent monumental architecture
and the abundance of structures that have been excavated and restored
at the site. Lunch included at your hotel. After lunch, visit the Sylvanus
Morley Museum on your own, where you will find the pieces that the University of
Pennsylvania discovered during 13 years of research at the site. You
will have some time to see more of the site in the afternoon on your
own or you may also go on an optional bird watching tour in Tikal, where there are 410 resident species... You prefer to go on the Canopy Tour this afternoon instead... This is an exciting adventure above the tree tops... Overnight in Tikal's Inn, Jaguar Inn or Jungle Lodge.
Early morning transfer to the airport at 6:05 a.m. for your flight back to Guatemala City on board TACA 7979 at 8:05 am. You will enjoy breakfast
at the Airport Cafe Mundo Maya
International Airport in Flores (included) Your arrival into Guatemala City is at 11:51 a.m. Your flight's check in time is at 11:51 a.m. and your departure to Cancun
is at 2:51 pm.
PLEASE NOTE THAT STARTING ON APRIL 20th flights with TACA Airlines from Cancun to Flores have been suspended indefinitely. All flights to Flores from Cancun are being routed via El Salvador and Guatemala City and we will gladly send you a quote if you are interested.
We may also help you with your ground transportation and any other arrangements to get you to Flores and Tikal via Belize City or inform you about options to travel from Chetumal (pleawe see itinerary below). We are working on resolving this temporary problem using private planes and waiting for new flights to be established from Cancun to Flores directly.
6:30 a.m. leave Chetumal City from the bus terminal to Flores, Petén in a collective bus. Brief stop in El Cruce Ixlú and transfer to Tikal National Park.
Check in at your hotel: Jungle Lodge, Tikal Inn or Jaguar Inn. Dinner on your own.
Day 2 After
breakfast, go on a guided tour of Tikal with a professional guide. Park and museum entrance fees and lunch
included. After lunch, visit the Sylvannus G. Morley Museum.
The Morley’s museum is a small building, close to the parking area where
some of Tikal's most valuable treasures are kept.Sunset position on your own on Temple IV. Overnight at Jungle
Lodge, Tikal Inn or Jaguar Inn.
early morning start for bird watching with a professional guide is optional.
(Packed breakfast will be provided for those interested in this tour).
There are 410 bird species in the Tikal National Park. Tikal is the
largest excavated site in the American continent. It is Guatemala's
most famous cultural and natural preserve. After breakfast *this refers
to a regular breakfast at your hotel, for those not interested in going
birding*, free day to wander around The Tikal National Park on your own. Transfer to the island city of Flores for overnight. (Alternatively, you may do a 3 day 2 night tour and leave fromTikal very early on this day -instead of having this free extra day in the park- and you may also leave to catch the early morning bus from Tikal directly. Let us know which option you would prefer).
You will leave your hotel very early to catch a bus transfer directly to Chetumal,
Mexico, which leaves from Flores at 7:30 a.m.