9 Days
Length
Guatemala
Destination
Day 1: Arrival to Antigua
Arrival to Guatemala City, our team will be waiting for you and take you to the hotel in Antigua.
3 nights of lodging in Antigua Guatemala
Day 2: Pacaya- Sta. Teresita
Pacaya Volcano is the perfect match between adventure and nature, and with a moderate effort you will have amazing views from the summit of the Agua, Fuego and Acatenango Volcano.
In the afternoon you will go to Santa Teresita Spa to have a fantastic time with your couple after the hiking, here you will be able to relax and enjoy of an authentic spa and swim in the hot springs while you are pampering as you deserve.
Day 3: Walking tour
Antigua Guatemala, third capital of the Captaincy-General of Guatemala, was founded in 1524 as Santiago de los Caballeros until 1773 when Santa Marta Earthquakes destroyed most part of the town. After that the capital was moved to the current Guatemala City.
Its monuments were inspired by the Italian Renaissance which later became a local style variation known as Barroco Antigüeño. Today you will visit some of the most significant historical buildings of the city such as the Cathedral, Las Capuchinas, La Merced among others.
You will have the afternoon free for shopping in Antigua.
Day 4: Antigua- Atitlan
After breakfast we are heading to Atitlan. When we arrive you are going directly to the lake to do Kayak. The lake is surrounded by Volcano Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro and is located at 1,560 mts above sea level. One of its main characteristic is a strong wind known as Xocomil, whose name derived from a cakchiquel etymology that means “the wind collects the sins”, this wind appears around midday waving swirling waters making them very strong waves.
2 nights of lodging in Antigua Guatemala
Day 5: Lake Atitlan Villages Tour
After breakfast we will be heading to San Marcos La Laguna for a Mayan ceremony.
Then continue to San Juan La Laguna, discover how the indigenous people still preserve the yarn dyeing with natural plants. Visit the local artists to learn how they extract the dyes and how they use them to create the most beautiful weaves using the waist and standing looms technique. Then continue to Santiago Atitlan, this is one of the few places where Maya people still worship to Maximon, considered a God for them. This village is the largest and most important of the lakeside villages, being the centre of the Tz´utujul-speaking Maya. Today Santiago during the day is a commercial place, while in the afternoon it turns very friendly for those who are seeking to relax and take a walk.
Day 6: Atitlan- Flores
You will have the morning free to make some shopping at Santander Street. At midday we will leaving to the national airport and flight to Flores. The team will be waiting for you and take you to the hotel.
2 nights of lodging in Flores area
Day 7: Flores – Yaxha
After breakfast transfer to the archaeological site of Yaxha and after you will have a guided tour in the site.
Yaxha whose name means Agua Verde (Green water) is one of the fewest sites that still preserve its original name. During the tour walk through its original roads which connect the fourteen restored buildings, enjoy the vegetation and have the amazing views right at the shores of its river, which has the same name of the site. After tour transfer back to Flores.
Day 8: Tikal- Guatemala
After breakfast you will be heading up to Tikal.
Tikal was declared World Heritage due to its natural, cultural and archaeological richness. This is one of the most important archaeological complex left by the Maya civilization, which register 33 rulers who reigned over a vast territory of the ancient Maya World.
After the hike you will have a luxury picnic in the magnificent jungle of Guatemala. Surrounded by the abundant vegetation and wildlife. After the picnic you will be transfer to the airport and fly back to Guatemala City.
1 night of lodging in Guatemala City
Day 9: Home
Today flight to Guatemala City on time to catch your flight back home!

 

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HighlightsAntigua Guatemala, Pacaya Volcano, Spa, Lake Atitlan, Yaxha, Tikal, Flores Island