,


info@latindiscover.com

Guatemala Highlights with Copan

Antigua - Chichicastenango - Solola Market - Iximche - Copan - Rio Dulce - Yaxha - Tikal - Extension to Ambergris Caye (12 days / 11 nts)  From $N/A

Antigua, Volcan de Agua

Day 1: Arrival in Antigua (Sat) (Guided Transfer)
AntiguaToday you will be met and transfered to Antigua,located about 1hr away, overnight in Antigua.

Day 2: Chichi Market (Sun) (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. Overnight at Lake Atitlan region.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch ).

Day 3: Lake Tour & Visit to Villages (Mon) (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 your hotel in the Atitkan region for overnight.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch ).

Day 4: Solola Market & Iximche (Tues) (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. Retrun to Antigua for overnight.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch ).

Day 5: Architecture & History Tour (Wed) (B) (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: Copan, Honduras (Thur) (Guided Full Day)
Copan - Aerial viewTransfer across Guatemala towards the border with Honduras. Just across the border you are in the pretty colonial village of Copan Ruinas located 5hrs away. Free afternoon to relax or explore this pretty colonial town. Dinner included at the wonderful Hacienda San Lucas Copan. Overnight in the Copan region.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 7: Copan & Bird Park (Fri) (Guided Full Day)
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the Maya Site of Copan. Enjoy a private guided tour of Copan Ruins site with its famous hieroglyphic staircase, ball court and tunnels. Lunch is in the tropical bird park where guests can also enjoy a visit of this beautiful facility looking after rescued tropical birds & working to educate people about conservation. Overnight in Copan region. 

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch ).

Day 8: Transfer to Rio Dulce (Sat) (Guided Full Day)
Transfer across Guatemala through the central desert region to the lush tropical area at Rio Dulce. (5 hrs) Visit the beautiful, UNESCO protected small Mayan Temple site at Quirigua along the way. Once at Rio Dulce you will board a boat for a scenic trip along Rio Dulce (Transfer time depends on hotel) to your riverside hotel. Overnight in Rio Dulce/Livingston.

(Included meals : Breakfast ).

Day 9: Rio Dulce (Sun) (Guided Full Day)
Cruise the Rio Dulce River through the central canyon and down to the Garifuna town of Livingston on the Coast. Explore Livingston on a guided walking tour then journey back downriver to Rio Dulce and per chance see the elusive Manatee. Once back at Rio Dulce board your transfer to the Tikal area located between 3-4hrs away. Overnight in Tikal Area.

(Included meals : Breakfast ).

Day 10: Yaxha Tour (Mon) (Guided Full Day)
After breakfast guests will transfer to Yaxha National Park (approx 1hr) to explore this atmospheric lakeside site. Guests will have lunch at El Sombrero. Climb on the main temples and enjoy the view over the rainforest canopy from atop the main temples. Overnight in Tikal area.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch ).

Day 11: Tikal - Guatemala (Tues) (Guided Full Day)
Sunrise on the beachToday guests transfer to Tikal National park (approx 1hr) 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. Afternoon flight to Guatemala City. Overnight in Guatemala City.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch ).

Day 12: Fly out from Guatemala (Wed) (B) 
Today guests are met at their hotel by their driver for an unguided transfer to the airport in time for their international flight out.

(Included meals : Breakfast ).

 

  High-end hotels
  El Convento – Junior Suite in Antigua
  Hotel Atitlan - Standard room at Lake Atitlan
  Camino Real Tikal – Standard room in Tikal Area
  Westin Camino Real – Deluxe room in Guatemala City
  Nana Juana – Standard room in Rio Dulce area ##
  Hacienda San Lucas – Standard room in Copan ##
   
  ## (This is not a high end hotel but is the best in the area)
   
  MEALS
  American breakfast throughout (Except Panza Verde which only offers Continental Buffet Breakfast)
  GUIDES & TOURS
  Private minibus transfers at all times, private guided tours
   
   
  Mid-range hotels
  Meson de Maria – Standard room in Antigua
  Posada de Don Rodrigo – Standard room in Lake Atitlan
  Casona del Lago – Standard room in Tikal Area
  Biltmore Express Holiday Inn – Standard room in Guatemala City
  Catamaran – Standard room in Rio Dulce area
  Don Udos – Standard room in Copan
  MEALS
  Continental breakfast throughout
  GUIDES & TOURS
  Private minibus transfers at all times, private guided tours
   
   
  Economic hotels
  Los Bucaros – Standard room in Antigua
  Hotel Kakchiquel – Standard room at Lake Atitlan
  Hotel Peten – Standard room in Tikal Area
  Biltmore Express Holiday Inn – Standard room in Guatemala City
  Hacienda Tijax – Cabana with private bathroom in Rio Dulce area
  Casa de Café – Standard room in Copan
  MEALS
  Continental breakfast throughout
  GUIDES & TOURS
  Private minibus transfers at all times, private guided tours
   

The tour price apply for the standard season: Jan 3rd to Dec 19th, 2011. excluding Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas. reservations during these days must be checked with Latin Discover as minimum nights and rates change over these dates.