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Visiting Tikal: The Tikal Airport
Before visiting Tikal and its ancient ruins, you must determine the best arrival city. There isn’t a Tikal, Guatemala airport, so visitors must select a nearby airport to fly into before traveling to Tikal. Most travelers choose to fly into Flores, Guatemala, a nearby town, before traveling to Tikal to explore.
Our Guatemala, Tikal, and Rio Dulce tour brings you to Tikal, but instead of starting at the Flores airport, our travelers fly into Guatemala City.
Tikal Travel: Local Airports
When visiting Guatemala to explore Tikal National Park and its famous Mayan ruins, many travelers start in one of two places: Flores or Guatemala City. The former is the go-to starting point for travelers who solely want to visit Tikal, while the latter is a great jump-off point for travelers who wish to experience more of what Guatemala has to offer.
If Tikal is the focus of your Guatemalan adventure, you’ll probably start your trip at the Flores airport. This is the closest airport to Tikal National Park, home to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal. The city is located approximately 90 minutes away from Tikal.
Once you touch down the Flores runway, you’ll need to determine how you plan to travel to Tiokal. There are several local options, including taxis, minivans, and buses. Generally, taxis and minivans are waiting at the Flores airport to carry you to Tikal. However, this isn’t always consistent, so you may need to take a public bus or a private taxi to reach your destination.
Travelers exploring Guatemala and all of its wonders may choose to start in Guatemala City. This city is a fair distance away from Tikal, requiring about an eight-hour bus ride if you go straight through. Given the distance, this starting point isn’t ideal for those who want to spend most of their time in Tikal.
With Caravan, Tikal is part of the tour. Our Guatemala, Tikal, and Rio Dulce tour takes you to various must-see stops in Guatemala, giving you a well-rounded and unforgettable experience.
The tour starts in Guatemala City, where you’ll fly in. In the following days, the tour whisks you around Guatemala, visiting the Popol and Ixchel Museums, enjoying the sparkling water of Lake Peten Itza, exploring the ruins of Tikal, perusing Flores Island, and taking an invigorating cruise up the Rio Dulce.
The tour is packed with entertaining activities and must-see sights while leaving plenty of time to explore Guatemala’s beauty independently. The best part? Our tours include hotels and meals, so you won’t need to stress about the little details!
Book a Tikal Adventure With Caravan Today!
If you’re ready to book a Guatemalan adventure to the ruins of Tikal, a guided tour might be the perfect fit. At Caravan, we handle the details so you can focus on enjoying your trip. Our Guatemala, Tikal, and Rio Dulce tour takes you to key points in Guatemala to maximize your experience.
Ready to explore Guatemala and Tikal? Call us at 1-800-CARAVAN or 1-800-312-321-9800 to book a trip today!
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
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Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.
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