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    $1250 p/p in USD
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Guatemalan Adventure

  • Guatemala
Destinations

Destinations

Guatemala,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

A wonderful combination of the very best of Guatemala; the fascinating colonial city of Antigua Guatemala with its ancient architecture and beautiful surroundings, incredible views from Pacaya Volcano, colourful Chichicastenango market, spectacular Lake Atitlan and one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan world, Tikal.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Cultural Safari, Family Safari
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Guatemala City, end in Guatemala City

Activities

  • Hiking and Walking
  • Small Ship
  • Culture Exploration
  • Wildlife and Jungle Exploration
  • Archaeology

Difficulty

  • Moderately Easy

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 1,250 per person, based on two sharing

From USD 335 single Supplement

Prices not valid for Holy Week and Christmas period 

What's Included

  • All ground transportation as specified in itinerary
  • Lodging everyday of the trip in specified hotels
  • American breakfasts at the hotels
  • Specialized guide in English
  • Private boat tour in Lake Atitlan
  • Entrance fees
  • Internal flight Guatemala City – Flores, Petén – Guatemala City via TAG
  • Lunch in Tikal Park and Yaxha on Days 6 & 7

What's Excluded

  • International flights & taxes
  • Meals not specified
  • Tips and personal expenses

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Guatemalan Adventure
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Guatemalan Adventure‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Reception at the airport La Aurora. Transfer to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.

Accommodation: Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua or similar

Visit to the most important and significant attractions of the city including Antigua’s most beautiful churches, monasteries, convents and the cultural center. Antigua is among the world’s best conserved colonial cities. It is a magical and captivating small town that will make you feel time stopped some 300 years ago. From its colonial architecture to its beautiful surroundings, strolling through town on the cobbled streets, you will experience the splendors of ancient times. In the afternoon visit San Antonio Aguascalientes, where you will get to visit a great diversity of handicrafts. Overnight accommodation in Antigua Guatemala.

Accommodation: Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua or similar

Visit to the most active volcano in Guatemala, 2500 m above sea level, the environment formed by humid forest and rocks. This is one of the most exciting experiences in Guatemala, where you will enjoy impressive views of the lagoon of Calderas and another three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango as well as landscapes as if you were on the moon. It is readily accessible and you don’t need to be in good shape to climb it, however you need to wear good hiking boots and wear long pants. Early in the morning around 8 am transfer to Pacaya Volcano for a 5 hour visit. Free afternoon. Overnight accommodations in Antigua Guatemala.

Accommodation: Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua or similar

Visit to the archaeological site of Iximché, also known as ‘The Land of Corn’. This city was the first capital of Guatemala and the last Mayan City. Experience for yourself a place fulfilled with mysticism, being the city that witnessed the Conquer of the Spanish and a place for Mayan rituals. After the visit you’ll be transferred to Chichicastenango’s market, the most colorful and exciting place in the Mayan Highlands and the only place in Guatemala with a 100% Quiché population. Admire the historical and mystic Church of Santo Tomás where the Mayan bible was discovered. Be the witness of Mayan ceremonies inside the church, where you can present gifts to the Mayan Gods. Transfer to Panajachel for overnight accommodations.

Accommodation: Posada de Don Rodrigo Panajachel or similar

Visit to Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The word ‘Atitlán’ is a Mayan word that translates as ‘the place where the rainbow gets its colors’. Panajachel is an 800 year old town of about 14,000 people, mostly Kaqchikel Mayas and some foreigners from every corner of the globe, living inside that rainbow. Upon arrival discover the magic that surrounds all its greatness while taking a boat to cross the lake and visit two different Tzutuhil villages. Visit a small town around the lake, where you’ll be able experience the Mayan culture to the purest. Then transfer to Santiago where you will visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximon or Ri Laj Mam, visited by people of different ethnicities who come to ask for health and prosperity in their lives. Whether you believe in it or not, make sure to enjoy this magical experience. Transfer back to Panajachel by boat to have lunch. Transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City.

Accommodation: Barcelo Hotel or similar

Early in the morning we take a flight to Flores, Petén. Upon arrival transfer to one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan world, Tikal, its name which means ‘Place of Voices’, built during the Maya Classic Period. There are places on this earth that are so stunning that it is impossible to capture them in words or photographs. Tikal is such a place and is considered the second largest city in the Maya world. Tikal has the distinction of being the first site in Guatemala declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Upon arrival at Tikal archaeological site, the guide will show you the layout of the complex of Temples and Acropolis. Visit the Complex Q and R, then to the Central Acropolis, Temples I El ‘Gran Jaguar’ and the Temple II ‘Los Mascarones’, regarded as the first and one of the most important monuments in the complex. Visit the Lost World then transfer back to Flores or Tikal for overnight accommodations.

Accommodation: Hotel Isla de Flores or similar

Transfer to Yaxhá, a former ceremonial center and city of the Pre-Columbian Maya Civilization. The facilities have evidence of Teotihuacan influence in their architecture and stelae. We can find the only twin pyramid complex outside of Tikal, also known as the Stelae Plaza. After we finish the tour, transfer to the airport to take a flight back to Guatemala City. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City.

Accommodation: Barceló Hotel or similar

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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