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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2015
Shuttle questions

I'll arrive early in the morning at Flores airport and will stay in Flores. Nevertheless I'd like to start exploring Tikal immediately. Will hired shuttles to Tikal make a stop at Flores to store the luggage? Or is there any other way (fi a baggage room in Tikal)? Which shuttles you'd recommend?

Additionally which shuttle you'd recommend from Flores to Palenque?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2014
Hotel in Tikal  (5 Answers)

Hello folks,
Going to Tikal soon and just lost my Lonely Planet guide with 3 names of hotels in Tikal.
I was told that it's better to stay in Tikal than in Flores when visiting the site of Tikal
Any help will be much appreciated

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 14, 2013
Cycle hire  (1 Answer)

Hi, does anyone know if you can hire cycles at Tikal as my walking is not too good ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2010
Is it reasonable to make a day trip to Tikal from San Ignacio, Belize?  (2 Answers)

We will have a 4WD rental car. Is it reasonable to plan a full day trip from San Ignacio to Tikal and make it back before dark.
Do you recommend paying for a tour once at Tikal, or can we enjoy as much on our own, if we read up first on the history. We are good researchers.
If you think it's important to stay overnight at Tikal, can you make a suggestion for a reasonable hotel that is clean and has good standards?
Thanks for your thoughts!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2008
Comfortable way to go to Tikal from Mexico?  (2 Answers)

What is the most comfortable way to get to Tikal from Yuacatan peninsula (I suppose Campeche and/or Tulum will be the southernmost point I'd reach in Yucatan without this detour) Apart from the mentioned I'd be staying in Merida and Cancun the most time of my journey.... Is there any chance for a short trip to Tikal? How long would you estimate, that this trip takes?

btw: I suppose it is forbidden to cross the borders with hired cars, isn't it?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2008
Cancun-Tikal?  (2 Answers)

Is there any possibility for a one or two day trips to Tikal (Flores) from Cancun?
I realize, that once there was a daily flight operated by Aviateca for around 270 (round trip), but unfortunately, Aviateca was liquidated...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2007
Visit Tikal from Guatemala City  (3 Answers)

We are landing in Guatemala City mid March around 5am and we have a day and half to spend somewhere before we can check into the hotel we have booked. Wondering if zipping up to Tikal for a day and a night is doable.
1. What do roundtrip flights from Guat. City cost?
2. Where can I find schedules?
3. Where is the best place to spend the night?
4. Once the flight lands around Tikal, how does one get around? shuttle services?

Tikal looks like 'THE' Maya ruins to visit. Is that true or has it become all commercialized?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2005

Hi, I've read my Lonely Planet cover to cover, visited every website I can in English and just cannot find afternoon flights to Tikal (Flores/Santa Elena). Any ideas? I tried Taca -but they are sold out. Tikal Jets only has am departures (from what I can see). Really don't want to waste a night in Guatemala City. Any advice? Also, the international operator informed me that all #'s in Guatemala are now 8 digits. All the #'s in my '04 Lonely Planet are 7 digits. The US Embassy website listed a 8 digit # but they are not open until Monday. Ideas as to where I get new #'s? Christopher

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2005
From Belize City airport to Tikal

We are arriving mid-April on a Friday at BZE at 2:30pm. Going to Tikal first, then Cayo District. We have reservations at Tikal Inn for Sat & Sun nights--and trying to decide where to stay Friday night. (1) Because of the lateness of the day, would it be better to stop overnight in San Ignacio then cross the border and go to Tikal the next day, or better to cross border the first night and stay at town of El Remate or perhaps Flores? (2) I've read that Linea Dorada has a shuttle that goes from Belize City to Flores for about BZ$50 pp. Does anyone know their schedule--if our plane lands at 2:30pm will we meet their schedule? Can we catch this shuttle from the airport or do we need to taxi to their location? Any help would be appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2003
Tikal or Caracol  (2 Answers)

I will be in Belize and November and am trying to decide between spending a day at Tikal or at Caracol. Unfortunatly I only have one day to spend. Any thoughts on which one would be a better experience?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2003
tikal  (3 Answers)

has anyone ever been to tikal from belize? thinking og going from belize in august..suggestions on how to get there?

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