Best of Guatemala
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Days : 6 | Nights : 5Guatemala 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. Exploring the highland town of Chichicastenango is a marvelous travel experience to each visitor. People who visit to take a look at the Maya ruins at Tikal include the beautiful small town of Flores also in their travel itinerary. 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.
Day 01: Guatemala City Airport - Antigua Guatemala
Upon arrival and transfer to Antigua Guatemala. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: 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 hotel.
Day 03: Antigua Guatemala - 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 hotel.
Day 04: Boat Ride Santiago - Atitlan Lake – Guatemala City
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 Guatemala City. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Guatemala City - Flores - Tikal - Flores - Guatemala City
Breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Mundo Maya International Airport in Peten. At arrival, visit the Archaeological Site of Tikal “Place of Voices”, surrounded by the tropical forest that has kept Tikal in its millennial dream. 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 hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Depart Guatemala City
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Airport for boarding the flight that will take you home or an optional tour.
Days : 6 | Nights : 5