Day 1: Arrival...
After your arrival in Guatemala City, you will transfer to Antigua and check-in to your hotel. You will have the evening at leisure to explore this charming city. Established by Spanish Conquistadors in 1524, Antigua was Guatemala's capital for over two centuries. Antigua enchants visitors with its narrow cobblestone streets, tree-shaded parks, and old colonial architecture. Overnight in Antigua.
Day 2: Guatemala/Chichicastenango...
Morning drive into the Altiplano (highlands) of Guatemala. Chichicastenango is home to one of the most spectacular and traditional markets in the Americas. The market is operational on Thursdays and Sundays starting at 8:00 am. There you will see and have a chance to buy impressive handicraft souvenirs. Visit the 400 year old Santo Tomas Church, where Catholic and pagan rites take place side by side in a truly mystic atmosphere. On the steps, people praying burn copal incense. Once inside the church, they offer candles and flowers to the souls of the departed, while they call on the saints and the lords of all the natural forces. After lunch you will be transferred to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan where you will have the rest of the afternoon and the evening at leisure. Overnight in Panajachel, 5000 feet above sea level! B
Day 3: Chichicastenango/Atitlan...
Today you will have an excursion by boat to Santiago, a typical Mayan village. Crossing Lake Atitlan you will see the three volcanoes San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlan that are dominating the landscape. Santiago is known for the quality and beauty of its textile products. In the afternoon, you will return to Guatemala City. Overnight in Guatemala City. B
Day 4: Lake Atitlan/Antigua...
Today we drive through the Western Highlands on our way to Antigua. For many years, the Colonial City of Antigua was regarded as one of the major centers of Spanish power in the Americas along with Lima and Mexico City. Enormous churches monasteries and colonial mansions from the 17/18th century line the city's cobblestone streets. UNESCO declared Antigua patrimony to mankind. The guided tour also includes visits to The Merced Church, Central Plaza, Casa Kojom (coffee and Music Museum), Ciudad Vieja and Aguas calientes. Lunch at a local restaurant in the heart of Antigua. Late afternoon at your leisure or walk the streets and visit the markets in search of handmade cloths, weavings and crafts. Overnight in Antigua. B, L
Day 5: Antigua/ Guatemala City...
Fly into the heart of the Guatemalan jungle to the Maya monuments and pyramids of Tikal. In this remote area, one of the greatest civilizations of its time built a city that lasted for centuries. The site of Tikal is in a national park where the native flora and fauna still flourish relatively undisturbed. Hundreds of species of birds, including toucans and macaws, can easily be seen, as can spider and howler monkeys as they glide through the dense vegetation. After lunch at the ruins you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Peten. B, L
Day 6: Tikal Excursion...
After your breakfast you can explore the Mayan Ruins on your own If you are staying at Jungle Lodge or Tikal Inn (both are inside of the National Park of Tikal), or just relax and enjoy of the wonderful environment and the greats views of the Lake Peten Itza if you are staying at Camino Real Tikal (located at the Natural Reserve of Cerro Cahui). In the afternoon you will be transferred to Flores Airport to take your flight back to Guatemala City. Overnight in Guatemala City. B
Day 7: Depart Guatemala City...
After breakfast you will be transferred to Guatemala City Airport for your flight home. End of our services.
Accommodations and Meals:
B = American Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
All prices are quoted per person.
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Accommodations, transfers, local airfare Guatemala City - Tikal and/or Copan, guided services throughout and meals and activities as indicated on itinerary.
Price Does Not Include:
International airfare, gratuities, personal expenses and airport departure taxes.
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