When To Go
Mar - Apr are the hottest but also the driest months, while in Dec - Feb it can be chilly at the beginning and end of the day. Most rain falls between May - Oct when there are plenty of mosquitoes and other insects.
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
Getting Local Currency
Quetzal. Dollars can be exchanged in banks, hotels and travel agencies in Flores, and there are a couple of ATMs where notes may be withdrawn using a UK credit or debit card. (Best not to rely on these and use this method in a larger town before travelling to the Petén). You may have ask your bank to authorise withdrawals before you leave the UK and each transaction is limited to about £100.
GMT -6 hours.
Belize: Belize City is a 4-5 hours drive east from Flores (220 km) crossing the land border into western Belize.
There are daily flights from Guatemala City (1 hour) to Flores. From here it’s a 1 hour 15mins drive to Tikal.
If you still have questions, please contact us and one of our Travel Experts will be happy to help.
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