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Guatemala Highlights Tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
This 8 days tour offers the best of Guatemala, driving through incredibly colorful landscapes.
Visit ruins, churches, and museums, meet indigenous people wearing their typical suits; enjoy the multicolored market and Maya traditions.
Lake Atitlan and the magic of the Maya Cosmo-vision, their native markets, hike through Maya causeways under an exuberant tropical forest of the beautiful Maya city of Yaxha, climb some temples and enjoy fantastic views.
Explore Tikal, the most important city in the Mayan world, which is a mixture of nature, history, archaeology, abundant wildlife, and exceptional tropical forest.
- IDay 1 – Arrival – Antigua Guatemala
- IDay 2 – Antigua Guatemala
- IDay 3 – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan
- IDay 4 – Lake Atitlan
- IDay 5 – Iximche – Flight to Flores
- IDay 6 – Tikal National Park
- IDay 7 – Yaxha National Park
- IDay 8 – Back Home
Day 3: Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan
After breakfast, around 8:00 a.m., you will head to Chichicastenango (2.5 hours) to enjoy the multicolored ethnic market.
Here the scent of incense and the people’s mysticism promises a unique atmosphere, bargaining of prices, and a church with mixed Mayan and Catholic traditions.
This is a market that every Thursday and Sunday appears and disappears as one of the ancient commercial traditions of the Guatemalan highlands, now delights the visitors.
In the afternoon, transfer to Panajachel. (1 hour)
Lodging in Panajachel
Day 4: Lake Atitlan
A day tour in Lake Atitlan to live immersion into the Tzutujil Mayan people, its markets, traditions, spiritualism, and beliefs.
After finishing our visit to these magnificent towns, you returned to the hotel.
Lodging in Panajachel.
Day 5: Iximche – Flight to Flores
In the morning, visit Iximche in Tecpán. Iximché was a Maya Cakchiquel city founded in 1463, less than a century before the arrival of the Spaniards, which played a decisive role in the Spanish conquest of this region of Guatemala.
Then continue to Guatemala City airport to take your flight to Flores, Peten.
Lodging in Peten.
Day 1: Arrival – Antigua Guatemala
Meet and greet at La Aurora International Airport and transfer to the City of Antigua Guatemala (1 hour).
Lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
Day 2: Cultural Walking Tour In Antigua Guatemala
After breakfast, you will enjoy a tour through the villages around Antigua Guatemala; where they will learn their history through ruined buildings, live culture, and the incomparable view.
In this cultural tour, you will visit San Juan El Obispo (The first bishop in Guatemala founded by Francisco Marroquín), San Pedro Las Huertas, Ciudad Vieja (home of Guatemala’s former second capital, which was buried by an earthquake-triggered mudslide in 1541).
Also, the experimental Organic Macadamia Farm, Santiago Zamora women´s cooperative and San Antonio Aguas Calientes.
The Santiago Zamora cooperative is a women’s association that mainly shows tourists their local daily activities at home.
The presentations begin with a demonstration of the local textiles.
You will learn how to form the threads, use the backstrap loom, and get the final textile.
Learn how to do a cup of coffee from the seed to the cup. Dance local music with the women.
In the end, enjoy excellent local food, “pepian” made of many local species, and they add pork, beef, or chicken.
Afternoon cultural tour in Antigua Guatemala, an effortless walking experience through this colonial city’s ruins, museums, monasteries, markets, art galleries, and plazas.
Lodging in Antigua Guatemala
Day 6: Tikal National Park
After breakfast, we depart for Tikal National Park.
Here you will be guided along the paths of the City of the Voices, Tikal, one of the most beautiful Mayan sites and a unique open laboratory of flora and fauna representative of the tropics.
Lodging in Peten.
Day 7: Yaxha National Park
Today you will board our bus and head toward Yaxha National Park. The series Survivor-The Mayan Empire was filmed in this beautiful Maya city.
Yaxha is located on the banks of Yaxha Lake; here, we will walk through their causeways, temples, and plazas while learning about Mayan history.
In the afternoon, return to the airport to take the return flight to Guatemala City.
Lodging in Guatemala City.
Day 8: Back Home
Breakfast and transfer to the airport on time to catch the international flight.
End of your adventure in the country of the Eternal Spring.
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