Best of Guatemala
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Days : 5 | Nights : 4Guatemala City , Guatemala
Guatemala is an alluring country that offers everything for the holidaymakers and honeymoon couples like ancient Mayan ruins, active volcanoes, fascinating colonial towns and rich culture. If you are fond of traveling, you will never overlook this Central American country. You can find something interesting in every little corner of this incredible country. The most popular tourist attraction in this country is Antigua Guatemala. Surrounded by volcanoes, this region draws travelers with its alluring Spanish colonial architecture. It is amazing to visit the Santiago Atitlán which is situated on Lago de Atitl at an elevation of 5105 feet.
Lake Atitlan is a great attraction in Guatemala as it is one of the most fascinating lakes in the world. The shorelines of this destination are dotted with Mayan villages out of which the Panajachel is the biggest one. Exploring the highland town of Chichicastenango is a marvelous travel experience to each visitor. Surrounded by valleys and mountains, this destination is famous for Mayan culture and eye-catching open-air craft market. It shall be thrilling to experience the chaos of visiting a large market in America. Besides, you can collect some souvenirs for the beautiful memory of your Guatemala trip. Also include the small border town of Mesillea in your travel itinerary where you can find many basic services.
Day 01: Mesilla - Panajachel
Upon arrival in the Border La Mesilla and transfer to Panajachel. Check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Panajachel - Chichicastenango - Panajachel
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from your hotel 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 for accommodations.
Day 03: Boat Ride In Santiago Atitlan - Atitlan Lake - 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. Accommodations at selected hotel.
Day 04: 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 for accommodations.
Day 05: Antigua Guatemala - Airport Or Some Extension To Tikal
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Airport for boarding the flight that will take you home or takes some extension to Tikal.
Days : 5 | Nights : 4