We used Flores as a base for this trip. It is also possible to book a tour from Belize or to stay in the park but there are only a few places in the park.
Tikal is one of the largest Mayan sites in Central America and its not overly crowded. The park has lots of wildlife which is best seen in the early morning. You can get a van from Flores to Tikal at 4:30 am in order to catch the sunrise. It costs 100Q more to get into the park that early. We were low on cash and somewhat disillusioned with sunrise trips after watching the sunrise in Angkor Watt in a crowd of over 1000. In retrospect Tikal would have been worth it.
The park only accepts Guatemalan cash for entry and there are no ATMs. Entry is 150Q after 6:00 am.
We booked (or thought we…
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