A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, Tikal is one of the most iconic and impressive Maya ruins in the world.
Located in the department of El Peten in northern Guatemala, Tikal is a popular attraction for visitors in Belize because of its close proximity to the Belize-Guatemala border.
Tikal is the site of one of the oldest and most powerful city states of the ancient Maya civilization with a footprint of 6 square miles (16 square kilometers).
The main attractions for visitors are the enormous buildings, including the so-called Temple 1 (measuring 154 feet high), royal palaces, and pyramids. The site also includes three ball courts, hundreds of smaller buildings, stelae and a network of elevated causeways.
This tour departs The Lodge at 4:30 AM and returns at 9PM.