Best of Guatemala
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Days : 7 | Nights : 6Guatemala City , Guatemala
Guatemala, the Central American country is blessed with both Caribbean and Pacific coastline. Located South of Mexico, this mesmerizing country offers miles of spectacular beaches, wetlands, lagoons and mangrove forests. Exploring its volcanic and mountainous landscape of great diversity can be a wonderful experience. Antigua Guatemala is a must-visit destination in Guatemala surrounded by volcanoes and this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a favorite for many histories, art and architecture enthusiasts. The Lake Atitlan, a lovely lake is hidden inside a massive volcanic crater enhances the beauty of this tourist destination. Santiago Atitlan is another attraction in this country that lies between two volcanoes.
Guatemala is not just a country of scenic landscapes but also famous for adventure and culture. Lakes, villages, Mayan traditions, ruins and markets make it a top-most tourist destination in Central America. Visit the town of Chichicastenango if you would like to buy genuine Guatemalan crafts and fabrics. 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. The pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site of Topoxte is interesting for many historians and archeologists to Guatemala. Mesoamerican archaeological site, Yaxha is also an intersting place for them in this country.
Day 01: Guatemala City Airport - Antigua Guatemala
Upon arrival and transfer to Antigua Guatemala. Accommodations at selected 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 for accommodations.
Day 03: Antigua Guatemala - Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlan
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 indicated time, transfer to Panajachel, a village located on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Considered as one of the most beautiful lakes around 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 for accommodations.
Day 04: Boat Ride Santiago Atitlan - Lake Atitlan - Guatemala City
Breakfast at the hotel. At 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 indicated time, transfer from Panajachel to Guatemala City. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Guatemala City - Flores - Tikal-Flores
Breakfast will be delivered by the hotel. At 04:00 am, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Mundo Maya International Airport in Peten. At arrival, visit to 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 selected hotel for accommodations.
Day 06: Flores - Yaxha - Topoxte - Flores - Guatemala
Breakfast at the hotel. At indicated time, transfer to the Archaeological Site of Yaxha and Topoxté. Upon arrival, visit the site of Yaxha, then boat trip on the Yaxha Lagoon to visit the Site Topoxté, from where you can observe nature mixed with the archaeological importance of the place, returning to the visitor center for lunch at Camp El Sombrero (excluding drinks). In time transfer to the Mundo Maya International Airport to board a flight back to Guatemala City. Upon arrival, transfer to the selected hotel for accommodations.
Day 07: Hotel - Airport - Guatemala
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Airport for boarding the flight that will take you home or an optional tour.
Days : 7 | Nights : 6