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If you're up for an energetic climb, ascend the wooden stairs to the top of this 212-foot structure, the highest in Tikal, for a magnificent view of the jungle below.
| Tikal National Park and Maya Biosphere, Tikal National Park, Guatemala
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All reviews sunrise tour worth the climb star wars the sun rise wooden staircase view is amazing howler monkeys watch the sunrise entire park take your time tour group an amazing experience early morning mayan sites grand plaza jungle lodge lost world
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Than all the ones, especially Temple I, II and V, which people seem to go directly to. If you make a left at the first intersection once you are in the park (and don’t follow everyone else), you will be treated to a nearly empty...More

Thank Carl T
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We took a sunrise tour (highly recommended) and sat on the stairs at the top of Temple IV as the jungle woke up. Although there was a bit of fog, this was the highlight of our trip. You climb up scaffolding-like stairs (built several years...More

Thank Skaerje
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We hiked it up and couldn't believe the views from up there. Just absolutely amazing views of Tikal. A must do!

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Temple 4 is another aspect of the amazing site that is Tikal. If you are in the Peten region do not miss out on a visit to the park. Take at least a whole day to explore the site, spot animals and enjoy the history....More

1  Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Not much to say about this to be honest - spend 6 hours at least at Tikal to see all the ruins properly. Don't be cheap and hire a good guide.

Thank Christopher V
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We did a morning sunrise tour of Tikal. For sunrise we sat on temple 4 and watched the sun come up over the park. I personally could have done without temple 4 and think watching sunrise from the Lost World would be better. The entire...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Temple IV is the highest building of Tikal. The temple is not fully uncovered. To go up you have to use the wooden staircase. From the top you have view of tops of other temples sticking out from the jungle. I can imagine that sun...More

Thank duhoz
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were able to climb Temple IV on a sunrise tour. It was quite an experience. The guides were knowledgeable and asked to remain silent during sunrise. We all respectfully did so. I plan on going again with family members!

1  Thank Rach831
Reviewed 24 March 2018

As someone who does not like heights I was unable to climb this the tallest of the temples but I was told that this has the best view across the park of the area and of the site and the buildings which are presently uncovered....More

1  Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Temple IV is one of the tallest and most voluminous buildings in the whole Maya world and of course in Tikal. Book sunrise tour. It is amazing waiting for sun and listening to jungle from the top of the temple.

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26 February 2018|
Response from Robbert L | Reviewed this property |
I think the only ones you can climb (via stairs on the backside) is Templo IV and the Temple on the Main Square All other are, as far as I recall, not accessible (any more) (as a result of accidents in the past and... More
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Response from devineM | Reviewed this property |
Deet,deet,deet.water,water,water. Sunscreen. Nothing else.
30 September 2016|
Response from hopefulist | Reviewed this property |
To see the view from Temple IV, google 'star wars tikal' and click on images.