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Guatemala Highlights (8 days / 7 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Antigua
v/   Chichicastenango
v/   Lake Atitlan
v/   Solola Market
v/   Iximche
v/   Yaxha
v/   Tikal
v/   Extension to Ambergris Caye
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Negotiate with vendors at Chichicastenango craft market, see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic Church, take a boat ride across Lake Atitlan to the village of San Juan, visit Tikal where Mayan temples soar above the jungle canopy abounding in monkeys and tropical birds.
Day 1:Arrive in Antigua
Day 2:Chichi Market
Day 3:Lake Tour & Visit to Villages
Day 4:Solola Market & Iximche
Day 5:Architecture & History Tour
Day 6:Yaxha Sunset Tour
Day 7:Tikal - Guatemala City
Day 8:Fly out from Guatemala (B) (Unguided Transfer)


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
 3*4 / 5* Hotels
Antigua
Hotel Aurora, Antigua
Aurora
17 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua
Casa Santo Domingo
128 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Lake Atitlan
Hotel Dos Mundos, Lake Atitlan
Dos Mundos
23 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Hotel Atitlan hotel, Lake Atitlan
Atitlan hotel
66 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Tikal
Hotel Maya Internacional, Tikal
Maya Internacional
25 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Hotel Camino Real Tikal, Tikal
Camino Real Tikal
72 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Guatemala City
Hotel Biltimore Express, Guatemala City
Biltimore Express
116 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
Hotel Westin Camino Real, Guatemala City
Westin Camino Real
271 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Day 1:  Arrive in Antigua (Guided Transfer)
Guests are met & transfer to Antigua, located 1hr away. Overnight in Antigua.


(Included meals : N / A)

 
Day 2:  Chichi Market (Guided Full Day)
Today guests transfer approx. 2hr to the famous market at Chichi. Time for shopping in this fabulous craft market and an opportunity to see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic Church before transferring on to Lake Atitlan for overnight.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch ).
Day 3:  Lake Tour & Visit to Villages (Guided Full Day)
This morning guests will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna to visit a textile cooperative, medicinal plant center and local naif painter workshops. Then we go on to Santiago where they have lunch in a local hotel and tour the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya. Return to hotel in Atitlan for overnight.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch).
Day 4:  Solola Market & Iximche (B,L) (Guided Full Day)
Guests will be transferred to visit the colorful authentic market at Solola and enjoy a tour of the market. Lunch will be in a traditional restaurant on route back to Antigua There will also be a short tour of the small Maya Archaeology site at Iximche. Overnight in Antigua.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch ).
Day 5:  Architecture & History Tour (Guided Half Day)
Guests will take a half day walking tour of Antigua. (3-4hr). The tour takes in the main square, Palace, Cathedral, La Merced Church & San Francisco Church. All entrances are included. Free Afternoon. Overnight in Antigua.

(Included meals : Breakfast ).
Day 6:  Yaxha Sunset Tour (Guided Half Day)
Guests transfer to Guatemala City (Unguided) and take the morning flight up to Flores. They are met at the airport by their private driver for the transfer to their hotel and have some time to relax. After lunch guests transfer to Yaxha National Park (approx 1hr) to explore this atmospheric lakeside site ending with refreshments & wonderful views at sunset over the rainforest canopy from atop the main temples. Overnight in Tikal area.

(Included meals : Breakfast ).
Day 7:  Tikal - Guatemala City (Guided Half Day)
Today guests enjoy a tour to explore the amazing UNESCO protected Mayan Temple site of Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest. After lunch guests transfer back to Flores airport and fly to Guatemala City. At the airport they are met by their driver for an unguided transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City for overnight.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch).
Day 8:  Fly out from Guatemala (B) (Unguided Transfer)
Today you will be met at your hotel lobby by your driver for an unguided transfer to the airport in time for their international flight out.
(Included meals : Breakfast ).

4 day Belize Beach Extension from Flores Area (unguided)
Day 7:  Stay another night at Maya Internacional
Day 8:  Fly to Belize & to Ambergris Caye. Free afternoon.
Day 9:  Free day at the beach
Day 10:  Fly to Belize International for international flight out
· Add extra days at the beach as required.
 

Itinerary:

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Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)
Departures:
   Saturday