Guatemala Highlights Tour EB05

7 Days From £0 (1,065 USD)

An excellent and varied trip taking in the highlights of this fascinating country as we visit colorful Chichicastenango market, ancient Antigua, beautiful Lake Attitlan and marvel at Tikal.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour, Fully Flexible
Start Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
End Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travelers

About The Operator

Accreditations: ASTA Membership
Years In Business: 8

An excellent and varied trip taking in the highlights of this fascinating country as we visit colorful Chichicastenango market, ancient Antigua, beautiful Lake Attitlan and marvel at Tikal, the most impressive of all the Mayan sites. From the volcano studded highlands to the tropical lowlands this compact tour has the best of what Guatemala has to offer.

Tour Highlights
- The famous and colorful Chichicastenago Market
- Beautiful Lake Attitlan
- Ancient Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage city
- Amazing Tikal – the most impressive of all the Mayan sites

Description

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

Includes
-All tours with a qualified English-speaking professional guide
-6 Nights accommodation in standard hotels including breakfasts
-All Private Transfers
-All Entrance Fees

Excludes
-Domestic Flights: Guatemala City / Flores / Guatemala City
-International airfare and taxes
-National Departure Taxes at airports
-Other Meals unless specifically stated in the Itinerary
-Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
-Travel Insurance covering theft, loss, illness, accidents and incidents outside our control..
-Baggage porterage and other extras not specified.

Prices per person, based on 2 people traveling - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrive Guatemala City - On arrival in Guatemala City you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 02. Visit Chichicastenango market, Santo Tomas Church & Lake Atitlan (B) - Today we will make our way to one of the region´s most famous outdoor markets in Chichicastenango where locals come from around the area to buy and sell everything from fruit to grains, animals and handicrafts. Whilst there, a visit to the Santo Tomas Church is a must as the local Maya - Quiche pray here according to ancient Maya traditions. After a local lunch we will head out to the Lake Atitlan. This lake is considered to be one of the world´s most magnificent and beautiful lakes and after a visit we will make our way to Panajachel. Upon arrival we will check in to our hotel.
Day 03. Visit Santiago Atitlan & boat trip to Maya-Tzutuhil (B) - After breakfast we will make our way to Santiago Atitlan, one of the 12 villages that surround Lake Atitlan. In order to get there, we will board a boat to the Maya-Tzutuhil village of Santiago Atitlan which is renowned for its naïf paintings, textiles and woodcarvings, as well as the character ´Maximon´ who is worshipped by the villagers of Santiago. After the tour we will return to Panajachel and continue on our way to Antigua. Upon arrival we will check in to our hotel in the town.
Day 04. Visit Antigua & Coffee Farm (B) - Antigua is considered one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Central America and the minute you step foot onto its cobbled streets you will understand why UNESCO declared it a ¨Cultural Heritage of Humankind¨. The region is surrounded by three volcanoes (Agua, Fuego and Acatenango) and the urban areas are dotted with bougainvillea plants that climb out of crumbling buildings, terracotta tile roofs and plenty of parks for you to sit in and unwind. Along the way we will stop at the San Antonio Aguas Calientes village where you will find plenty of locally made handicrafts and textiles. We will then head to Centro Cultrual La Azotea where a guide will take you on a visit to a coffee farm and you can enjoy some of Antigua’s finest coffee. You will also visit the traditional Mayan music museum (Casa K’Ojom) and have a guided walking tour of Antigua´s historic center.
Day 05. Flight to Flores to visit the ancient Maya city of Tikal (B, L) - After an early breakfast you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport where you will board your flight to Flores in Peten. Peten, in the northern part of Guatemala, is regarded as the birthplace of the Mayan Civilization and at its center is the magnificent city of Tikal. The city has long been regarded as one of the biggest and most important sites of the Mayan world and in 1979 was declared a World Heritage Site. You will be given a guided tour of the site´s palaces, temples and complexes, as well as be able to take in the beauty of the natural surroundings in which hundreds of exotic birds and wildlife call home. You will then return to Flores where we will check in to our hotel.
Day 06. Free morning to relax or re-visit Tikal (optional). Afternoon flight to Guatemala City (B) - After breakfast, you will have the morning at your leisure which you can spend either relaxing by the pool, wandering around, bike riding or kayaking. If you make an early start you could even re-visit Tikal (optional extra). Then in the early afternoon you will be transferred to the airport where you will board your flight to Guatemala City. Your final night in Guatemala will be spent in the capital.
Day 07. Transfer to Guatemala City Airport to connect with your international flight home (B) - Enjoy your last morning in Guatemala City before being transferred to the airport where you will catch your flight home.