Ancient Cities and Rainforest
|Day 1: Arrival to Guatemala
Arrival to Guatemala City, our team will be waiting for you and take you to the hotel in Guatemala City.1 night of lodging in Guatemala City.
|Day 2: Kaminal Juyu- Mixco Viejo – Antigua
Today, after breakfast, we are leading to the archaeological site of Kaminal Juyu, which name means the “Hill of the dead”. In this place you can presence Mayan ceremonies and walk around the site.Then we are going to another important archaeological site Mixco Viejo, you will do a guided tour around the plazas and temples. Then you are going to be transfer to the hotel in Antigua.
2 nights of lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
|Day 3: Antigua Guatemala
After breakfast it is time for our cultural tour in Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visiting ruins of colonial churches, buildings with Spanish baroque-influenced architecture, museums, art galleries markets and more.
|Day 4: Antigua- Iximche- Takalik Abaj
Today transfer to Iximché Archaeological Site, this was a city full of richness and natural beauty which perished when the Spanish conquerors arrived and subdued the Cakchiquel people, so was necessary to move Guatemala City to their second capital.Then you are going to be transfer to the hotel in Takalik Abaj.
|Day 5: Takalik Abaj – Antigua
Today you are visiting the Takalik Abaj archaeological site, this is a pre-Columbian site and it was an important centre of commerce, trading with Kaminal Juyu.You will be guided around their monumental architecture that presents a variety of styles. Then you will be transfer to Antigua.
1 night of lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
|Day 6: Antigua – Copan
Today be ready to leave in the very morning to the City of Copan, a tranquil oasis of an ancient culture sublime of nature. The ruins of Copan are considered as the Paris from the Maya World in Central America.1 night of lodging in Copan Honduras.
|Day 7: Copan- Quirigua- Flores
Today we are leaving to another fantastic archaeological site of Guatemala, Quirigua. Here you are doing a guided tour around the big main plaza and the Acropolis.You are able here to observe birds and visit the museum. Then you are going to be transfer to Flores.
1 night of lodging in Flores area.
|Day 8: Flores- Ceibal – Aguateca
Today be ready for a day full of adventure in the Archaeological site El Ceibal, which names makes reference to the amount of ceibas in the area. You are doing a guided tour in the site and watch the incredible flora and fauna of the place.Then you are going to be transfer to the hotel in Aguateca. Today we will overnight at Chiminos Lodge.
|Day 9: Aguateca- Tikal
Today be ready to introduce yourself into the archaeological site of Aguateca. This place is surrounded with pre-hispanic constructions. You can find here mysterious cliffs and extensive plains of a singular beauty. Then you are going to be transfer to the hotel in Tikal.3 night of lodging inside Tikal National Park.
|Day 10: Uaxactun- Tikal Sunset
Uaxactun is considered an Ancient city, that set the beginning of the evolution of the architecture in the Maya lowlands. You will be doing a guided tour around the stelaes, temples, plazas and palaces of this beautiful places.Then you will go back to Tikal to end the day watching the amazing sunset from one of the temples of the archaeological site.
|Day 11: Tour in Tikal
Today be ready to be introduced to a majestic world, you will be transfer to one of the greatest civilization that habited here thousands of years ago, Tikal.You are going to be able to travel through the history by a guided tour around the main public plazas and some temples and palaces of Tikal.
|Day 12: Tikal- Yaxha- Topoxte- Guatemala
Today we are going to the archaeological site of Yaxha and Topoxte. Yaxha means “green water”, it is built on islots and connected to the land between canals and driveways. In Yaxha you can find a lot of birds, crocodiles, and other species of fauna and flora. Then we are moving to Topoxte that is inside of Yaxha.Its name means “seed of the ramon”, it is a kind of tree that is very high in proteins. This site is surrounded of water, jungle and a beautiful Mayan architectonic.
After visiting these places you will be transfer to the airport in order to take your flight back to Guatemala city. Our team will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel.
1 night lodging in Guatemala City.
|Day 13: Home
Today flight to Guatemala City on time to catch your flight back home.
|Highlights||Kaminal Juyu, Mixco Viejo, Antigua Guatemala, Takalik Abaj, Copan Honduras, Flores Island, Ceibal, Aguateca, Uaxactun, Tikal, Yaxha|