Best of Guatemala
Days : 9 | Nights : 8Guatemala City , Guatemala
A country that leaves travellers spellbound, Guatemala city has beautiful vistas to welcome one and all. Some of the major tourist attractions are culture, forested mountains towering volcanoes, and Mayan ruins. The beaches here might not be as good as at other places but 09 Days Guatemala Package is one of the most favoured destinations in the itinerary of travellers to Central America.
The tour can begin from Antigua Guatemala depending where you are staying. This tour includes some famous UNESCO Heritage sites that historically were involved together. The first day you will visit Copan in Honduras and Quirigua the next day. During this Antigua Guatemala tour, you will be able to appreciate the incredible Mayan Architecture, being Copan (Honduras) one of its greatest exponents of this civilization.
Most of the travellers to Guatemala head to Antigua Guatemala holiday which attracts the majority of the travellers. It is famous for its smoky volcanoes, colonial architecture and cobbled streets and. Another attraction of Guatemala is the Mayan ruin of Tikal. If you love nature then you will love Lake Atitlan, which is surrounded by volcanoes and Mayan villages. A lot of travellers also visit lake vistas of San Pedro la Laguna, Panajachel, and Livingston. For a travel between Antigua and Flores tour, one can reserve First-class buses service too.
Day 01: Arrival Guatemala City
Upon arrival and transfer to the selected hotel in Guatemala City for accommodations. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Guatemala City – Copan (Honduras)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from Guatemala City to Copán, Honduras, It is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copán Department of western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD. The city was located in the extreme southeast of the Mesoamerican cultural region, on the frontier with the Isthmo-Colombian cultural region, and was almost surrounded by non-Maya peoples. In this fertile valley now lies a city of about 3000, a small airport, and a winding road.
You will arrive at one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the Maya World: Copán, declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. Our tour begins with a visit to the Mayan site of Copán or the “Kingdom of the Sun”, that dates from the Maya Classic period (300 to 900 AD) where can still be seen several stone sculptures.
Enjoy a unique tour through Copan, this archaeological site has a special connection with Quirigua and covers the most impressive dynasty of the Mayan world the dynasty Yax Kuk Mo. You will have free time to take lunch in Copán village on your own. At the end of the tour transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Copan- Quirigua – Mariscos Or Rio Dulce
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Quirigua, it is one of the smallest Mayan Cities, but one of the most notable due to its splendid series of monuments. Most likely founded in the Late Pre-Classic era and flourished until the 10th century until Quirigua was abandoned for unknown reasons. The archaeological site of Quirigua contains the largest stela ever discovered in the Mayan world. At indicated time, transfer to Mariscos or Rio Dulce. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Mariscos Or Rio dulce – Livingston - Flores
Breakfast departs in boats for the visit the village of origin garífuna Livingston with his music reggae and Punta, coconut bread, etc. To continue with the boat ride, we arrive upward the river, you are able to appreciate vegetation and a natural canyon. The boat will lead you through the Canals. Then, you will arrive in Rio Dulce. You will also visit Castillo de San Felipe de Lara and be able to appreciate a panoramic tour, this castle was built in XVII Century by Spanish as a way to avoid looting in warehouses, which were located at the shore of the lake. Later on, we lead ourselves to visit la Ciudad de Flores. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Flores - Tikal - Guatemala
Breakfast at the hotel. At indicated time, you will be transferred to Tikal to visit the main Plaza and the Temple of the Great Jaguar, central acropolis, Mundo Perdido and temple IV from where you can observe the majesty of the city and the emerald green jungle. After lunch (included – no drinks), transfer to the Mundo Maya International to aboard the flight to return to Guatemala City. Upon arrival and transfer to the selected hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Guatemala City – Chichicastenango - Atitlan Lake
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from your hotel to the Guatemalan Highlands along the Panamerican Highway to Chichicastenango, a quiche Indian town surrounded by hills and mountains that jealously keep the inhabitants’ traditions, as they melt their prehispanic and Catholic rituals at the 400 years old church of Santo Tomas, built on the remains of a Mayan Temple. Here, market days, Thursdays and Sundays, acquire great meaning and smoky incense impregnates the atmosphere with mysticism and religiosity. People barter their product and the market explodes with color, tradition, and folklore. At the indicated time, transfer to Panajachel, a village located on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Considered as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, also three volcanoes Atitlan, Tolimán, and San Pedro are protecting the lake. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Boat Ride Santiago Atitlan – Panajachel - Antigua Guatemala
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, you will enjoy a morning boat trip to Santiago Atitlán. This village is located on the south part of Lake Atitlan, on the slopes of the Atitlan Volcano. On a very short walking, you will visit the church of Santiago Apostol and then visit the confraternity of Maximón. At the indicated time, transfer from Panajachel to Antigua Guatemala. Arrival Antigua Guatemala check in. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Antigua Guatemala
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from your hotel to visit Antigua Guatemala America’s Colonial Monument, Antigua Guatemala, named so by the beauty and greatness of the colonial buildings. The town is protected by the surrounding eternal guards, the Volcanoes of Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. Antigua was founded in 1543, as the third capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala and partially destroyed in 1773 by the Santa Marta Earthquakes. Go over cobblestoned streets to visit the Plaza de Armas, Palace of the Captains, the Cathedral, churches, and monasteries. Continue visiting the Jade factory and the handicraft market. You will also visit nearby towns of San Antonio Aguascalientes and Ciudad Vieja. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Depart Antigua Guatemala
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Airport for boarding the flight that will take you home or an optional tour.
Days : 9 | Nights : 8