The Best of Guatemala, The Real Highlights KF01

10 Days From £0 (1,305 USD)

Explore the best of Guatemala on our real highlights tour.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Guatemala City
End Location: Guatemala City
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable For Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Section coming soon
Years In Business: 16

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
Private ground transportation with a bilingual driver/guide during the 10 days of the itinerary.
Collective water transportation if less than 06 persons / if 7 or more always private boat
09 nights double room occupancy on the hotels mentioned. Plan A = luxury/Plan B = tourist / Plan C = low budget with breakfast
Domestic flight between Guatemala City and Flores with TAG or TACA
Entrance fees to all sites
24 hour telephone assistance in English and Spanish.
01 mobile phone with 100 minutes of local time to call
Payment: 25 % on agreement / 50 % one week before arrival / 25 % on arrival
Excludes:
Personal expenses.
Tips to Drivers and Guides.
Meals other than mentioned within the Itinerary.
International airfare to/from Guatemala and Airport taxes.

Excludes
- International flights

Notes
Price per person: (Prices are in USD) valid 2012 & 2013
Type of Plan 02 PAX

SGL supplement : 215 USD
(*) Prices NOT valid during holy week / Christmas & New year


Our itineraries can be individualized or adapted to extended stay:
Excellent combination:
(1) Copan in Honduras , after day 2 minimum 01 night
(2) Ceibal , Yaxha or Aguateca archeological sites after day 7 before leaving to Livingstone , 01 extra day & night
(3) One extra day in Quetzaltenango after day 5 to visit the Cuchumatanes in Huehuetenango , especially for horseback riding in UNICORNIO AZUL
(4) A few extra days after day 5 to explore completely hidden SAN MARCOS
(5) After arriving in FLORES on day 7 from Guatemala , before going to TIKAL … heading to the site of EL MIRADOR (5 days/4 nights) or helicopter flight (01 day needed)

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. GUATEMALA CITY – ANTIGUA GUATEMALA. Arrive in Guatemala City International Airport. Immediate private transfer to the colonial city of Antigua. Overnight:: Posada La Merced. (**)
Day 02. ANTIGUA GUATEMALA. In the morning you will explore the colonial city with a private guide, visiting the main monuments from the colonial period, Las Capuchinas convent, La Merced church, the Plaza de Armas, the Palace of the Royal Council, the Captain-General’s Palace and the Cathedral. In the afternoon you will visit San Antonio Aguascalientes and the coffee farm La Azotea. Overnight in Antigua (second night) / should be a Wednesday or Saturday
Day 03. ANTIGUA GUATEMALA – CHICHICASTENANGO – LAKE ATITLAN (PANAJACHEL) Depart Antigua and travel to Chichicastenango in the central highland region of Guatemala, to visit the colorful market. You will also visit the Santo Tomas church, the Calvario, and the cemetery where Mayan ceremonies take place. In the afternoon travel to Lake Atitlan. Overnight: Posada Los Volcanes. Note : visit in CHICHI should be on a Thursday or Sunday
Day 04. LAKE ATITLAN. Depart at 9.00am to travel in a boat to the indigenous village Santiago Atitlán, situated between the Tolimán and San Pedro volcanoes. You will visit the Santiago Apóstol church, the market where you can buy all types of fruit and vegetables, and the idol Maximón, a symbol of the mixed pagan-Christian religion of the indigenous communities of Guatemala. Overnight: in Panajachel (second night)
Day 05. LAKE ATITLAN (PANAJACHEL) – QUETZALTENANGO. Depart Panajachel and travel to Quetzaltenango, discovering the south-east of Guatemala. On the way you will visit Salcajá and San Andrés Xecul, both of which are indigenous villages with beautiful colonial churches. In the afternoon you will tour the historical center of Quetzaltenango in a streetcar/tram.Overnight: Hotel Modelo .
Day 06. QUETZALTENANGO – GUATEMALA CITY. Visit the villages of Cantel, Zunil, Almolonga and the hot springs at Fuentes Georginas, have lunch in the Eco Saunas Las Cumbres. Leave Zunil and travel to Guatemala city. Overnight: Posada Los Volcanes.
Day 07. GUATEMALA CITY – TIKAL NATIONAL PARK. Depart Guatemala city and fly (domestic) with TAG or TACA to Flores, with transfer to Tikal national park where you take a private guided tour, which will visit the main ruins complex and other complexes like the Lost World and Complex Q. Overnight: Hotel Jaguar inn/in the park
Day 08. TIKAL NATIONAL PARK – LIVINGSTON. From Tikal travel to and visit the island of Flores, transport by road to Rio Dulce, crossing by boat to Livingstone, the Caribbean side of Guatemala. Overnight: Hotel Casa Rosada
Day 09. LIVINGSTON – GUATEMALA CITY. Guided tour in Livingstone visiting the Siete Altares (Seven Altars), travel in private boat to Puerto Barrios and transport to Guatemala City. Overnight Posada Los Volcanes.
Day 10. GUATEMALA CIY. Departure. Transport to international airport La Aurora (B) End of Services.