Tour Overview

Experience the diversity of Guatemala City and admire the glistening waters of Lake Atitlan. Discover Quiriguá's Mayan legacy, cruise on the Rio Dulce and soak up the Caribbean flavours of Livingston. Let Flores charm you and uncover the ruins of majestic Tikal. Explore the charms of Antigua Guatemala and the natural wonders of leafy Cobán.

Itinerary

icon Day 1: UK/Ireland - Guatemala City

Location: UK/Ireland - Guatemala City

Accommodation Name: Las Americas

Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport, ready for a flight* to Guatemala City. Arrive in Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala, known for its volcanoes, mountainous location and Inca heritage. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Guatemala City.

* If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 04:00) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

icon Day 2: Guatemala City - Quiriguá - Rio Dulce

Location: Guatemala City - Quiriguá - Rio Dulce

Accommodation Name: Catamarán Island

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Return to Guatemala and visit the Quiriguá Archaeological Park, located on the banks of the Motagua River. The park is comprised of a complex of stela slabs, sculpted in sandstone, among which is the tallest stele of the entire Mayan world, as well as zoomorphic figures that date from the classic period of the Mayans. Afterwards, transfer to Rio Dulce, an area of immense natural beauty. Overnight stay in Rio Dulce.

icon Day 3: Rio Dulce - Livingston - Flores

Location: Rio Dulce - Livingston - Flores

Accommodation Name: Del Patio

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Board a boat on the river and head to the town of Livingston, known for its reggae music and coconut bread. Continue up the river and admire the exuberant vegetation and an amazing natural canyon. From the boat enjoy a panoramic tour of the Castle of San Felipe de Lara, a fortress built in the seventeenth century by the Spanish. Afterwards, transfer to Flores, situated on an island on Lake Petén Itzá. Overnight stay in Flores.

icon Day 4: Flores - Tikal - Flores

Location: Flores - Tikal - Flores

Accommodation Name: Del Patio

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel. Today explore the most important Archaeological Site of the Mayan world, Tikal, built during the classic Mayan period. Your guide will show you the model of the Temples and Acropolis complex and guide your visit of the Q and R Complex, the Central Acropolis, the Temples I "The Great Jaguar" and the Temple II "of Los Mascarones". Enjoy lunch at Tikal before transferring back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Flores.

icon Day 5: Flores - Chisec - Cobán

Location: Flores - Chisec - Cobán

Accommodation Name: La Posada

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer towards the highland town of Cobán, stopping along the way at the indigenous village of Chisec, where the main laguage is The Mayan language Qeqchi. In this place, you could taste their typical dish “Caldo del Chunto or Kakik ”. Continue to the lush landscapes of Cobán, arrive and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Coban.

icon Day 6: Cobán - Semuc Champey - Cobán

Location: Cobán - Semuc Champey - Cobán

Accommodation Name: La Posada

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off to Semuc Champey, located in the municipality of Lanquín, on the river Cahabón. Semuc Champey is a series of limestone pools, fed by mountain springs and an underground river. Be amazed by this beautiful natural wonder, nestled in the untouched nature of the highlands and spend some time at the pools. Due to the characteristics of the warm humid subtropical forest, there is an abundant variety of wildlife in the area. Return to Cobán. Overnight stay in Cobán.

icon Day 7: Cobán - Biotopo del Quetzal - Guatemala City

Location: Cobán - Biotopo del Quetzal - Guatemala City

Accommodation Name: Las Americas

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on an excursion to Biotopo del Quetzal, one of the most important tourist attractions in the region. Located in Purulha, this huge nature reserve is dominated by cloud forests and mountains that reach a height of 2300 metres above sea level. The reserve has more than 50 species of trees, some of which are 450 years old. Spend some time exploring the abundant cloud forests of Biotopo and get to know the native wildlife that inhabits the reserve. At the indicated time, transfer to Guatemala City. Overnight stay in Guatemala City.

icon Day 8: Guatemala - Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlán

Location: Guatemala - Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlán

Accommodation Name: Regis Panajachel

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Seize the day with an early morning visit to Chichicastenango market, located in the central Guatemalan highlands and visit the local Church of Santo Tomas. Transfer to Lake Atitlan, surrounded by three volcanoes Atitlán, Tolimán and San Pedro. Its crystal clear waters are amazingly beautiful. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Panajachel. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Atitlan Lake.

icon Day 9: Lake Atitlán - San Juan La Laguna - Antigua Guatemala

Location: Lake Atitlán - San Juan La Laguna - Antigua Guatemala

Accommodation Name: Lo De Bernal

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, take a boat ride to the indigenous village of San Juan La Laguna. Explore the town and visit the local Catholic Church and the Chocolate Factory. At the local Textile Factory, learn about the production of natural dyes and visit the local artisans who can explain how medicinal plants are used in the region. In the afternoon, transfer to Antigua Guatemala. Overnight stay in Antigua.

icon Day 10: Antigua Guatemala

Location: Antigua Guatemala

Accommodation Name: Lo De Bernal

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a half-day tour of Antigua, considered one of the most beautiful colonial cities of America. During the colonial period, it was the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala and included the provinces of southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. After an earthquake in 1773, the city was uninhabited the population moved to what is now Guatemala City. Visit La Merced church, Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. Afterwards, enjoy free time to go shopping and at the indicated time return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Antigua.

icon Day 11: Antigua Guatemala - UK/Ireland

Location: Antigua Guatemala - UK/Ireland

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

What's Included

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    Meals

    10 Breakfasts and 1 Lunch. **

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    Boat Rides in Panajachel and Rio Dulce.

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    International flights: UK/Ireland - Guatemala City - UK/Ireland. *

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    ATOL Protection.

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    Departures from main UK/Ireland departure airports.

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    Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.

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    Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English speaking guide.

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    All air taxes and fuel surcharge.

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    10 nights accommodation in Charm and Deluxe category hotels.

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