Visit Tikal

Tickets and Opening Hours

Tikal National Park is open daily for visits from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Adult tickets for foreigners cost 150 GTQ (about $20 USD).

Children under 12 can enter Tikal free of charge.

Visiting Uaxactun costs an additional 50 GTQ.

If you sign up for a sunrise tour and enter the park before 6:00 AM, the ticket fee is 250 GTQ.

Tickets purchased after 3:00 PM are also valid for the next day.

Guatemalan citizens can enter for free in the park on Sundays.

As of today, you can’t purchase tickets online.

If you want to visit Tikal as part of a larger tour, we highly recommend the Caravan Guatemala tours.

*) Bring plenty of bottled drinking water and sunscreen. The Peten has a tropical climate similar to that of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Most northerners visit during the dry season, which runs from October to May.
**) There are also no ATMs in Tikal so make sure to bring enough cash with you.

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