Land of the Maya

In the heart of the jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation, lies Tikal, one of the major sites of Mayan civilization, inhabited from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. Tikal was also the Economic and warfare Super Power of The Classic Maya world, and the largest City in the Americas during the Classic era (250 to 900 AD).

Tikal, meaning "the place of the voices" in the Itza Maya language, is located in Guatemala about 50 miles northwest of the border with Belize and is Guatemala’s most famous cultural and natural preserve. This majestic site encompasses 222 square miles of jungle.

Temple IV is the tallest structure in Tikal at 230.98 feet. It’s an interesting climb on wooden ladders and protruding roots. From the top of temple you’ll be awed by the magnificent view of the other temples and the surrounding area. The jungle seems to stretch in every direction, as far as the eye can see.

For complete, accurate and up to date information on Tikal, visit the Tikal National Park web site or just Google "Tikal".