Overview

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What’s included

• Meet & greet upon arrival at airport
• Arrival and departure transfers
• 2 nights in Guatemala City at Barceló Hotel or similar
• 1 night in Lake Atitlan at Villa Santa Catarina Hotel or similar
• 1 night in Petén at Villa Maya Hotel or similar
• 3 nights in La Antigua at Villa Colonial Hotel or similar
• 8 meals: 7 breakfasts and 1 lunch
• Tour to Chichicastenango
• Tour Atitlan by boat
• Guided excursion of Tikal
• Guided excursion of Yaxha
• Tour to Ixpanpajul
• Tour to Pacaya Volcano
• Tour to coffee plantation with zip lines
• Transfers throughout the itinerary
• English speaking guides & representatives

Not Included
• Domestic flight: Guatemala City – Flores – Guatemala City

Details

Duration: 8 days & 7 nights

Travel Style: Guaranteed Departures

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Full itinerary
Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Accommodations

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL)

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of the representatives to assist you in transferring you to your hotel.

| Overnight in Guatemala City
DAY 2 | Lake Atitlan

Begin the day with breakfast at your hotel. You will depart to the Guatemalan Highlands where it is still possible to see the living Mayan culture. You will visit Chichicastenango. There you will visit the most famous market in all Latin American which boasts of color and tradition. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Lake Atitlan, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The majestic volcanoes are possible through special landscape that surrounds the beautiful lake.

| Overnight in Lake Atitlan
|  Breakfast
DAY 3 | Guatemala City

Begin your third day with breakfast at your hotel. During the morning, we will cross the Lake Atitlan by boat to visit Santiago Atitlan. It is a Tzutuhil town, located at the banks of the lake. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Guatemala City. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Lake Atitlan, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The majestic volcanoes are possible through special landscape that surrounds the beautiful lake.

| Overnight in  Guatemala City
|  Breakfast
DAY 4 | Peten

Have breakfast at your hotel. Be prepared for an early morning because you will fly (flight not included, to be booked by agent) to Flores to visit the spectacular Mayan City, Yaxhá. After lunch, you will proceed to Ixpanpajul to take an adventure tour where you will walk over its hanging bridges. You will have the chance to enjoy of the flora and fauna of this unique region.

| Overnight in Peten
|  Breakfast
DAY 5 | La Antigua

Following breakfast, you will visit the heart of the classic Mayan period, Tikal. You will have lunch at the site and then return to Flores to take your flight back to Guatemala City (flight not included, to be booked by agent). Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to La Antigua by one of our representatives.

| Overnight in La Antigua
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6 | La Antigua

After breakfast, you will depart in a 4×4 vehicle (self-driven) to enjoy among mountains, volcanoes, and indigenous villages. You will arrive to the slopes of Pacaya Volcano and will start, right at that spot, to climb the volcano. Enjoy of this spectacular landscape, observing the activity of this nature wonder. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel.

| Overnight in La Antigua
|  Breakfast
DAY 7 | La Antigua

Have breakfast before departure to Finca Filadelfia to visit a coffee plantation and its full process, at the same time, you can enjoy of the marvelous landscape of Antigua Valley. The tour ends with tasting a coffee of the region prepared by local baristas. To create more fun for your day, the group will take two cables of 520 and 430 meter each one through a canyon of more than 150 meters altitude. Afterwards, you will then return to your hotel.

| Overnight in La Antigua
|  Breakfast
DAY 8 | (DEPART)

Begin your last day in Guatemala with breakfast and be prepared for transfer to the international airport for your departure at the appropriate time

 
|  Breakfast
Departures
Hotels
Barceló Guatemala City

An outdoor pool, hot tub and spa with a gym and sauna are offered at this elegant hotel. Each spacious room has a terrace with views over Guatemala City or the surrounding volcanoes.

Barceló Guatemala City offers classic-style rooms with flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning and a safe. A mini-bar, coffee maker and free bottled water are included. Bathrooms come with bathrobes.

The hotel features 25 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 1,500 people. The hotel’s 24-hour reception can organize airport transfers and city tours. Car hire can be arranged, and there is free private parking on site.

The La Pergola Pool Bar has a poolside terrace and serves local and international cuisine. The hotel also has a sports bar and a stylish lobby bar with live music.

Villa Santa Catarina Hotel

This charming hotel is set in pretty gardens in Santa Catarina Palopo, on the edge of beautiful Lake Atitlan. It offers elegant rooms with furnished balcony and an outdoor pool, 5 minutes’ drive from Panajachel.

Villa Santa Catarina’s peaceful rooms feature views of the pool, gardens and Lake Atitlan with its nearby volcanoes. All come with cable TV and private bathroom. Wi-Fi is also available for an extra charge.

Santa Catarina’s Las Payas Restaurant is open from 07:00 until 22:00 and serves a varied menu of international and regional cuisine. There is also a full bar service, and the hotel has a pool table and board games.

Reception is open 24 hours and the hotel offers trips through tour company Tropical Discovery including boat trips on the lake, visits to Chichicastenango Market and Mayan villages, and scuba diving.

Villa Maya Hotel

This elegant hotel is located within a tropical estate, on the edge of the Petenchel and Monifata Lagoons. White-tailed deer and peccaries are bred in the grounds, and the hotel features an outdoor pool.

Villa Maya’s air-conditioned rooms have stylish décor and feature a furnished balcony with garden, forest and lagoon views. All come with private bathroom and Wi-Fi is available for a charge.

Villa Maya’s restaurant serves a varied menu of international and regional dishes, and offers a BBQ on Sundays. There is also a bar-cafeteria and room service is available.

The hotel is well located for exploring this exotic area, with its jungles filled with numerous species of bird, monkey and tropical plant. Nature trails, bike and binocular rental and horse riding are just some of the services on offer.

Villa Colonial Hotel

Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, this hotel is located in the historic town of Antigua Guatemala. The Cathedral and the main square are 5 minutes’ walk.

Rooms at Villa Colonial come with a cable TV, a desk and a private bathroom with hairdryer, shower and free toiletries.

Featuring a colonial architecture, Bouganvileas Restaurant serves local and international cuisine. Room service is available.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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