The most impressive of Tikal's structures are the six huge step
pyramids or Temples I-VI, some towering over 200 feet above the
humble tourist. Yet the majesty of Tikal is apparent wherever you
are; craning your neck upwards, peering giddily downwards, or
gazing across the Grand Plaza at the temple tops rising above the
jungle canopy on the skyline.
Wildlife is plentiful and your visit will be accompanied by the
sounds of chattering birds and howler monkeys, all adding to the
unforgettable experience. Indeed, the Petén region contains over
800 species of trees, 57 species of reptile, and 500 species of
birds. Tapirs, peccaries, and jaguars still roam the emerald
Tikal can be visited as a day trip or an overnight trip staying
in one of the rainforest lodges.