Based on the advice given on this board we did not take the day trip to Tikal. We went to Altun Ha instead with Willie from SEArious. It was a really wonderful day that started at the ruins at Altun Ha and then lunch, swim and an incredible pedicure for me at exotic Maruba Jungle Spa.
We are returning two weeks from today
and are going to take the Lamanai tour this time either with Willie from SEArious or the Tropic Air (so we can fly in)
I would love to go to Tikal someday when we can stay overnight. mobunny