11 days
Length
4/10
Physicality
Guatemala, Honduras
Destination
Friday, Tuesday
Departures

An active cultural adventure through incredibly colorful landscapes, villages, Maya sites, churches, museums, colonial cities and multicolored markets; this is also a unique opportunity to immerse into the customs of the enigmatic Maya people.

  • Antigua Guatemala – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan – Iximche – Tikal National Park – Yaxha National Park – Quirigua – Copan
  • Native markets – Live culture – Sustainable Cultural Tour – Culture and History – Archaeology

  • Moderate
  • Cultural – Archaeology
  • Guatemala
  • Couples – Small Groups
  • Basic – Luxury
  • Minibus / SUV / Boat
  • 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Trip may include activities like walks and boat

Maya Treasures

  • Arrival Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala
  • Antigua Guatemala cultural tour
  • Antigua – Chichicastenango market (Thursday and Sunday) / Lake Atitlan
  • Lake Atitlan boat tour
  • Lake Atitlan – Iximche – Antigua
  • Antigua Guatemala – Copan, Honduras
  • Quirigua Archaeological Site – Livingston
  • Livingston – Peten
  • Tikal National Park
  • Yaxha National Park – Flight to Guatemala City
  • Back Home

 

1

Arrival – Antigua

Meet and greet at La Aurora International Airport and transfer to the City of Antigua Guatemala, (1 hour)

Lodging in Antigua Guatemala.

2

Cultural walking tour in Antigua

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), experimental Organic Macadamia Farm, Santiago Zamora women’s cooperative and San Antonio Aguas Calientes.

The Santiago Zamora cooperative is women´s association specially focuses on showing to 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 until use the back strap 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´s. At the end enjoy a nice 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 the ruins, museums, monasteries, markets, art galleries and plazas of this colonial city.

Lodging in Antigua Guatemala

3

Chichicastenango Market Tour (Thursday and Sunday)

After breakfast, we begin our trip towards the heart of the Guatemalan highland, driving through incredibly colorful landscapes: hillsides planted with vegetables and flowers, towns that have captured our history in the paintings and crafts made by local artists. (3 hour approx.)

Here you will enjoy the colorful market and Maya Quiche peoples’ traditions. The magic that surrounds the ancient, indigenous commercial process in a mixture of flower scents and incense, turn the event into a magical moment. In the afternoon, we will board our minibus and head to Panajachel (1 hour approx.)

Lodging in Panajachel

4

Lake Atitlan Tour

This morning you will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min approx.) to the village of San Juan La Laguna where you can visit the women’s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and the natural dye process.

Visit the studios of local naif painters, and the then continue to the village of Santiago. After lunch (not included) you will continue your tour to the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya.

Lodging in Panajachel

5

Iximche – Antigua

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 Antigua Guatemala.

Lodging in Antigua

6

Copan – Honduras

7:00 a.m. We will depart for Copan through the east part of the country, through a changing landscape with the mild weather of Antigua and Guatemala City and arriving in dry and warm Chiquimula province.

We will then head towards El Florido, where we will cross the border to enter Honduras and head to our hotel to rest awhile (5 hrs. Approx.). In the afternoon, we will make our tour in Copan, accompanied by our expert guides who will lead us through the ceremonial center, the ball court, the hieroglyphic stairway and the Acropolis.

Lodging in Copan

7

Quirigua Archaeological Site – Livingston

After breakfast, we will head to the Quirigua archaeological site. This site is characterized by its great sculptures, considered to be masterpieces of the Maya Culture.

After our tour to Quirigua we will continue to Puerto Barrios (2 hrs. Hour approx.) and then short boat trip to Livingston

Lodging in Livingston

8

Livingstone – Peten

After breakfast, you will have a walking tour around the Garifuna village of Livingston, then you will aboard the boat for a tour through the Rio Dulce River visiting the island of the birds, great canyon, and El Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, a fortress built by the Spaniards to protect the merchandise that arrived and left for Spain, and that was coveted by the pirates of the time.

After tour, you will aboard the minivan and head to the Island of Flores. (3.5 hrs. Approx.).

Lodging in Flores Island

9

Tikal National Park

After breakfast, we depart for Tikal National Park, where you will be guided along the paths of the City of the Voices, Tikal, which is one of the most beautiful Mayan sites and a unique open-laboratory of flora and fauna, representative of the tropics.

Lodging in Peten

10

Yaxha – Guatemala City

Today you will board our bus and head towards Yaxha National Park. Yaxha is located on the banks of the Yaxha Lake; here we will walk through their causeways, temples and plazas, while learning about the fantastic Mayan history.

In the afternoon, return to the airport to take the return flight to Guatemala City.

Lodging in Guatemala City

11

Back Home (Unguided)

Transportation to the airport. Your adventure in the Country of the Eternal Spring finishes.

Departures:
Every Tuesday and Friday
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 people.

Price:
Based on double occupancy and standard hotel type.

US$2180

Per Person

US$460

Single Supplement

INCLUDED
All ground transportation during your trip
24/7 assistant and support
Full trip expert local guidance
10 nights of lodging at Standard Hotels
10 breakfasts (American Breakfasts)
3 lunches without drinks (Santiago Zamora, Tikal & Yaxha)
10 days’ guide for tours and transfer in
Private boat for Lake Atitlan
Entrances fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
Round trip airline ticket from Guatemala – Flores via TAG Airline (SAAB 340A or Embraer 110)
Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Travel insurance for trip cancellation, medical services or evacuation
Meals not described
Departure tax from Flores to Guatemala City ($3.00 or Q20.00 each route)
Alcoholic and none alcoholic beverages
Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, etc
Gratuities for drivers and guides
Services not described

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