Tikal Ruins - Guatemala
Tikal or “City of echoes” is situated in one of Guatemala’s largest protected areas in the Peten region, and is a UNESCO world heritage site. This magnificent Archaeological Site in the Maya lowlands was the capital of a conquest state, which dominated much of the Maya kingdom politically, economically and military during the Classic Period. Tikal dates back to 1,000 BC and is comprised of over 3,000 structures-some of which rise over 150 feet high. At its apogee, Tikal’s population was estimated to be as large as 90,000.
Start off your day with a 15 minutes’ drive to the Western border, followed by a 2 hours drive towards this amazing Site. Agoutis, coatimundis, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, grey foxes, ocellated turkeys, exotic birds, and plants are just a few of the wildlife that roams around the 222 sq. miles of protected park.
Tikal offers guests the opportunity to experience a natural setting of unspoiled beauty while being educated about the complex ancient civilization