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Maya Magic & Mystery

Antigua - Lake Atitlan - Chichicastenango - Comalapa - Santiago - Yaxha - Tikal (8 days / 7 nts)  From $2251

View of the lake

Day 1: Arrival Antigua (Unguided)
La Merced churchGuests are met & transferred in a private vehicle to Antigua, located 1hr away. Overnight in Antigua.

(Included meals : N / A).

Day 2: 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. Entrances to these sites are included. In the afternoon guests will visit the local woodcarvers in the village of Jocotenango & then the fabulous Azotea Coffee Farm & Maya Traditions Museums covering traditional music, costume & traditions. Overnight in Antigua.

• Upgrade with gala dinner in one of the monuments

(Included meals : Breakfast).

Day 3: Azotea Coffee Farm, Maya Museum (Guided Half Day)
Guests will be transferred to visit the colorful authentic market at Comalapa (1hr) & enjoy a tour of the market, the famous local primitive painting galleries & the famous town mural. Transfer on to Lake Atitlan (2.5hr). Overnight in Antigua.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 4: Comalapa Market & Lake Atitlan (Guide Full Day)
This morning guests will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna where they can visit the women’s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and natural dye process. Also here visit the studios / homes of the celebrated naïf painters. From here guests continue to the village of 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.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch).
 

Day 5: Chichicastenango Market + Flight to Tikal area (Guide FD)
Today guests transfer approx. 1hr 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 on to Guatemala City Airport (3hr) in time to catch the early evening flight to Flores. (45min) In Flores you will be met & transferred to your hotel in the rainforest. (Trf. time depends on hotel)

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 6: Yahxa - Tikal area (Guided)
Guests transfer to Yaxha National Park to explore this lesser visited, atmospheric site. Guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of the howler and spider monkeys as well as many colorful tropical birds and other mammals in this area which is rich with wildlife. A standard picnic lunch is provided on the shores of Lake Yaxha.

• Upgrade with luxary picnic

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 7: Tikal - Guatemala City (Guided Half Day)
Yaxha - Sunset from Main TempleToday 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. After lunch guests & time to relax and refresh guests will fly back to Guatemala City (30min) and transfer to their hotel (Approx 10min).

• Upgrade with a luxury picnic

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 8: Fly out from Guatemala (Unguided)
This morning our private driver will transfer guests to the airport (approx 10mins) in plenty of time to catch their flight.

(Included meals : Breakfast).

Double
$2,251

Valid 1-Jan-14 to 30-Nov-14
Shared service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice

  High-end hotels
  Panza Verde – Standard Suite in Antigua
  Hotel Atitlan - Std Room at Lake Atitlan
  Camino Real Tikal – Standard Room in Tikal Area
  Westin Camino Real – Deluxe room in Guatemala City
  Bonifaz – Standard Room in Quetzaltenango #
  Santo Tomas or Mayan Inn – Std Room in #
  Villa Caribe – Suite in Rio Dulce area #
  Unicornio Azul – Std Room in Huehuetenango Area #
  Hacienda San Lucas – Std 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
  Holiday Inn – Standard room in Guatemala City
  Bonifaz – Standard Room in Quetzaltenango
  Santo Tomas - Standard Room in Chichicastenango
  Catamaran – Standard Room in Rio Dulce area
  Unicornio Azul – Standard Room in Huehuetenango Area
  Don Udos – Standard Room in Copan
  MEALS
  Continental breakfast throughout
  GUIDES & TOURS
  Private minibus transfers at all times, private guided tours
   
   
  Economic hotels
  Lazos Fuertes – Standard Room in Antigua
  Hotel Kakchiquel – Standard Room at Lake Atitlan
  Hotel Peten – Standard Room in Tikal Area
  Holiday Inn – Standard room in Guatemala City
  Bonifaz – Standard Room in Quetzaltenango
  Hotel Chugila - Standard Room in Chichicastenango
  Hacienda Tijax – Cabana with private bathroom in Rio Dulce area
  Unicornio Azul – Standard Room in Huehuetenango Area
  Casa de Café – Standard Room in Copan
  MEALS
  Continental breakfast throughout
  GUIDES & TOURS
  Private minibus transfers at all times, private guided tours

Services Include :
-Lodging
-Hotel taxes
-Meals as per itinerary
-Transfers between destinations
-Guide
-Entrance fees to sites

Services not included :
  -International flights
-Airport departure taxes
-Tips to guides & transfers
-Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
-Personal expenses (Calls, laundry , etc...)