Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. On of the most important cities of the Mayan World . It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in the northern región of Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tikal its beautifull, surrounded by the jungle, was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Mayan civilization.
Tikal is the best understood of any of the large lowland Maya cities, one of the sites you can´t miss.
You can fly from Cancun in a cessna airplane as a one day trip in a cessna aiplane, the fligh takes 2 hours 45 minutes.
One the way back Tikal-Cancun there is a short stop in Cozumel for customs and inmigration.