Embark on an unforgettable journey to the Tikal Guatemala ruins from Palenque, Mexico. Explore the archaeological site and visit Guatemalan towns.
On this Tikal Guatemala Ruins Tour, journey from Palenque, Mexico deep into the jungle of Guatemala to discover the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal, the biggest excavated site in the Americas. See for yourself why it is the most famous cultural and natural reserve in Guatemala. The protected area covers 358 square miles (576 square kilometers) of jungle around the ceremonial center of this archaeological jewel. You’ll be fascinated by the ancient buildings, rich history, and mysterious legends of the site. Tikal remained a mystery for centuries after the Mayans abandoned it more than 1000 years ago and it was retaken by the insatiable forest. Only a surviving indigenous legend led to its rediscovery in 1848. The more you’ll see, the longer you’ll want to stay!
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night (6:00 am Day 1 to 22:00 pm Day 2)
Start and end location: Palenque
Availability: Leaving Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Day 1 – Cross the Border into Guatemala and Explore the Ancient Ruins of Tikal
Your adventure begins in Palenque, Mexico. From there, you will travel to the ranch of Don Rodo in Tenosique, Tabasco, famous for its provolone cheese. During your journey, you will be able to see the incredible canyon of Usumacinta. Later, you will go to the Mexico-Guatemala border at El Ceibo before continuing into the Guatemalan state of Peten.
After continuing on your journey for a while, you will arrive to the majestic archaeological site of Tikal. Explore the ruins and learn about their history from your professional guide. You’ll spend the night in El Remate, Guatemala, on the shores of Peten Itza Lake.
Day 2 – Discover the Island of Flowers and Return to Palenque, Mexico
After breakfast, you will go to another side of Peten Itza Lake to visit the Island of Flowers. Later, you will continue to the border at El Ceibo and transfer to Palenque.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.