Surrounded by breathtaking mountain landscapes, you will soon discover that Guatemala is a country full of rich history, culture and colour. Known as the heart of the Mayan World, Guatemala is home to volcanoes, rainforests and ancient Mayan sites. Explore the cobblestone streets of the colonial city of Antigua. Take a boat ride to the native town of Santiago Atitlan. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and visit the most important Mayan ruin of Tikal. This tour offers the very best of Guatemala, come and see for yourself.
On arrival at Guatemala City Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Antigua.
Today after breakfast you will be taken on a tour of Antigua. During colonial times it was the capital city of the Kingdom of Guatemala, comprising the Provinces of Southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In the afternoon you will be taken to see San Antonio Aguascalientes and a coffee plantation. (B)
Day 3Antigua - Atitlan
Today you will depart to Chichicastenango, located in the central Guatemalan highlands, known for its multicolour market. Here you will visit the Saint Thomas Church, the Calvary and the Graveyard, in which rites based on Mayan traditions still take place. In the afternoon, head to the Atitlán lake. (B)
Day 4Atitlan – Guatemala
Today you wil enjoy a boat ride to the native town of Santiago Atitlan, located between the Toliman and San Pedro Volcanoes. After an enjoyable trip on the river, you will visit St. James Apostole Church. In the afternoon return to Panajachel then to Guatemala City. (B)
Day 5Guatemala – Tikal - Guatemala
Today you will fly to Flores, where you will be met and taken on a tour of the most important Archeological Site in the Mayan world: Tikal. Its name means “Place of Voices” and was built during the Mayans classic period. Visit the Q and R complexes, the Main Acropolys, Temple I of the Great Jaguar and the Temple II of the Masks. Visit the Lost World. In the afternoon, you will take a flight back to Guatemala City. (B, L)
Day 6Guatemala City
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport. (B)