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Guatemala Highlights

Antigua - Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlan - Solola Market - Iximche - Yaxha - Tikal - Extension to Ambergris Caye (8 days / 7 nts)  From $2669

Antigua, El Calvario Church

Day 1: Arrive in Antigua (Guided Transfer)
Antigua 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)
Flores, View of the cityGuests 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)
The Acropolis, the scene of 900 years of ceremonial activityToday 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.
Quality Hotels Double Single Sup
4 / 5* Hotels Casa Santo Domingo (Antigua)
Atitlan hotel (Lake Atitlan)
Camino Real Tikal (Tikal)
Westin Camino Real (Guatemala City)
$3,304 $1,007
3* Aurora (Antigua)
Dos Mundos (Lake Atitlan)
Maya Internacional (Tikal)
Biltimore Express (Guatemala City)
$2,669 $433

Valid to 30-Nov-14
Shared service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

Prices are in US dollars
Prices are per person based on a group tour
Internal flights are included in the prices you will find below.
Prices are based on 3* and on 4/5* hotels – Please contact us for quotations on different hotels
Prices are subject to change
Valid from 1 Nov 2011 – 18 Dec 2012 but not including Easter Week & Thanksgiving.
Prices may come down during the year based on sales and we will keep clients up to date.

Note on Guiding :
From days 1-5 guests are with the same guide. On day 6 they fly to Flores on their own and are met by another guide for the Yaxha & Tikal Tour. The final transfers in Guatemala City on days 7 & 8 are unguided.