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Guide to visiting Flores & Tikal Guatemala (2019) Mayan Ruins


Guide to visiting Flores & Tikal Guatemala (2019) Mayan Ruins

In this episode we stay on in the picturesque town of Flores in Guatemala and share with you our experience of visiting the Mayan site of Tikal.

Flores is a small and beautiful town located on and island in a lake. The island is easily accessible as it is connected to .the mainland by a bridge. We show you all the island. Flores is a meca for tourist arriving in Guatemala from Belize or as a final stop before heading to Belize and is the main place that tourists stay to visit the Mayan Ruins of Tikal.

We took a day tour to the Mayan Ruins of Tikal, which are located approximate one and a half hours drive from Flores. A site filled with mystery - make sure you have a guided tour as the guides are very knowledgable and without them you would be walking around the ruins and tikal without learning anything about the Mayan history or way of life - they're also great for spotting and pointing our wildlife on the way.

We recommend visiting Tikal early in the morning as by 11am the weather is very hot and nearly 40 degrees celsius. We left at 4.30am and there is a tour that leaves around 3am if you want to watch the sun rise over the ruins.

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A Tourist's Guide to Tikal and Flores, Guatemala

From Belize, I fly Tropic Air (as the only passenger) to Flores, Guatemala, gateway to the Tikal Ruins. After landing, I transfer to the jungle, staying at the Jaguar Inn.

Then next day, I take a trip around the ruins.

Then I head back down to Flores Island for the night.

EXPLORING ANCIENT MAYAN RUINS! - Tikal - Guatemala Series | Episode 14

Today I finally explored the beautiful ancient Mayan city Tikal in Guatemala! I start the day in Flores, a city about an hour away, where I catch a shuttle out to Tikal. It was such a magical day walking around there and soaking up all the mystery and beauty. This is definitely a lengthier vlog and I hope you all enjoy it! Thanks for sticking by my side Pikeys! It means more to me than you know. Until next time.

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Backpacking Guatemala - THE COMPLETE GUIDE - Antigua, Semuc Champey, Tikal, Lake Atitlán, and more!

Ever wanted to explore a beautiful but often overlooked country? Come see Guatemala! Discover all the highlights this amazing country has to offer, including Lake Atitlán, Antigua, Lanquín, Semuc Champey, Tikal, Flores, Hobbitenango, the Acatenango hike, Volcán de Fuego, Antigua, and El Paredon. I also talk about the basic essentials you need to know for each place as well as the country in general. Enjoy!

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The Lovely Village of Flores, Guatemala (near Tikal Mayan ruins)

Walking around the beautiful, peaceful village of Flores, Guatemala; a town on an island in the middle of a lake (near Tikal Mayan pyramids).
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Guatemala Backpacking | SOLO FEMALE TRAVELER | Ep. 34 | Flores & Tikal

If you're wondering what to see in Guatemala while backpacking Central America or how to get from Belize to Guatemala, this travel vlog is for you! This solo backpacker girl's (and the awesome boys' ! ) backpacking adventure continued from Belize (San Ignacio) to Guatemala. We crossed the border from Belize to Guatemala and got a shuttle to the island of Flores. Flores is a cute little island where most backpackers stop while visiting the world famous Maya pyramids of Tikal - belonging to the top attractions in Guatemala. We stayed in the legendary Los Amigos hostel, the best hostel in Tikal - as it is a backpacker hub where most travelers hatch before doing one of the Tikal tours. The hostel is one of the most nicely decorated hostels I've ever stayed at, so it is a must see while visiting Guatemala ! If you are backpacking alone and wondering where to stay in Flores (Tikal) - Los Amigos hostel is the place to be as it's not only beautifully decorated but also a great place as solo traveler to meet new people. We did the Early Bird tour to Tikal as we heard that the Sunrise + Sunset tours were BS - as you won't be able to see neither of them anyways. The Mayan ruins of Guatemala in Tikal where amazing and our backpacker bunch got so much out of the experience as we did a guided tour of Tikal. It was amazing seeing both the Mayan pyramids, learning about the Mayan pyramids and seeing howler monkeys and other species roam around the jungle.

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MAYAN RUINS | Guide to Visiting Tikal 2020

What do Star Wars, dense tropical jungles, and ancient sacrifices all have in common? Join us, the Bucket List Travellers, as we share our guide to visiting Tikal, one of the largest cities of the ancient Mayan civilization. The Tikal Mayan ruins is an epic sprawling ancient metropolis and we’ll give you the low-down on how to make the most of your time exploring Tikal.

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Visiting Tikal Guatemala | How to Explore Ancient Mayan Ruins

The ancient Mayan ruins in Tikal Guatemala may be the most impressive of the lot. With ruins towering over the jungle top dominated by tons of howler monkeys, visiting Tikal Guatemala is a must. To explore these ancient Mayan ruins, you should stay in Flores, a small island town that is about 40 minute drive from Tikal. I'd personally recommend getting a guide if you go as the extra cost of only $10 USD makes a big difference in what you learn.

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Exploring TIKAL, The Most Impressive Mayan Ruins In Guatemala

The EPIC view of Tikal really took our breath away. We spent the day exploring the most beautiful Maya ruins in Guatemala. Tikal National Park is home to over 60.000 buildings of which only a fraction has been excavated. The temples are situated in the middle of the jungle. The surroundings really give it an impressive atmosphere. As we were walking in the jungle between the temples, we came across a bunch of wildlife, which was a really cool extra. We highly recommend to visit Tikal, as it is such an amazing site to explore. You can hire a guide at the entrance to give you a tour. We recommend staying on the beautiful island of Flores, where you can easily book a tour to visit the temples of Tikal.

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Tikal is the ruin of an ancient city, which was likely to have been called Yax Mutal, found in a rainforest in Guatemala.
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TIKAL Mayan Jungle Ruins | We Took Transport ONLY tour from FLORES | Guatemala Travel Vlog

Tikal, a vast site with Mayan Ruins in the jungle of Guatemala. You can visit WITHOUT paying for a guided tour, but how easy is it? In this video, we stick to our backpacking nature and decided to visit Tikal without paying for a guided tour.

We arranged a transport ONLY option from Flores island, that would take us in the daytime to and from the site. It can only be seen for sunrise and sunset with a guide which is much more money. In the daytime it was not too busy, but difficult to navigate the twisty and turning paths. So we did get a bit lost!

In this video of Tikal, without a tour we find our way to the main jungle ruins and guide you with information and thoughts along the way.

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