6 days Guatemala Itinerary
The perfect getaway to explore the living Mayan culture of Guatemala. Discover the wonder of Antigua, Lake Atitlán, and Chichicastenango Market
A short break to enjoy the best destinations located in the highlands of Guatemala, a cultural vacation that provides you the opportunity to discover the World Heritage destination of Antigua, Guatemala, the colorful market of Chichicastenango, and Lake Atitlan, through a selection of activities.
Note: This is a cultural vacation suggestion; please note that we can tailor it based on your travel preferences, wishes, and time to travel.
- Antigua Guatemala – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan
- Native markets – Live culture – Culture and History
- Cultural holiday
- Independent traveler – Groups
- Standard to luxury
- Minibus / Boat
- 6 Days / 5 Nights
- Trip may include activities like walks and boat rides
- Day 1: Arrival in Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala
- Day 2: Cultural walking tour in Antigua
- Day 3: Chichicastenango Market (Thursday and Sunday) / Lake Atitlan
- Day 4: Lake Atitlan boat tour
- Day 5: Free Morning – Antigua Guatemala
- Day 6: Back Home
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Guatemala City
Based on your arrival time, there is the possibility to discover the magic of UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Destination through a short walk.
Day 2: Antigua Historical Tour
at the agreed time, your tour guide will meet you to begin a fascinating historical, cultural, and culinary walking tour. You were visiting old buildings, some in ruins, another still serving the function they were created.
Also, you will taste the local cuisine and discover the process of preparing the chocolate. During the walk, you will have the opportunity to buy some of the different artisans in small markets and galleries.
Day 3: Immersion in the Chichicastenango market
witness the mysticism of an ancestral process, the Mayan market, the inhabitants of different towns gather to sell and buy.
Now exposed to tourism, it manifests itself as one of the best places to buy souvenirs to bring to your loved ones and support local commerce. Also, you will visit the cathedral of Santo Tomas, the central point of this market, where you can see how the catholic faith and Mayan beliefs share in religious syncretism.
As in the past, are ceremonies to thank and ask gods for living and dead; these ceremonies can be observed with the respective respect
After this experience, we will proceed to visit a local family to enjoy lunch before our trip heading to Lake Atitlan
Day 4: Experience Lake Atitlan
discover one of the most beautiful destinations on the continent, the tour of Lake Atitlán begins with a panoramic boat ride on the lake toward San Juan La Laguna. Learn about the ancient process of production of textiles, visit a coffee farm, and you will have lunch at the Casa Maya project.
After lunch, you will head towards Santiago Atitlan to explore the town and the religious syncretism, a mix of the catholic faith and Mayan beliefs.
Then you will return to your hotel.
Day 5: Relax & Transfer To Antigua
This morning will be on your own to rest in the hotel or take some of the following recommended activities.
Optional Morning Activities:
Afternoon transfer to Antigua Guatemala, time for one last look at La Antigua Guatemala
Lodging in Antigua Guatemala
Day 6: Back Home
Transfer to La Aurora international airport in time to catch your international flight back home.
Note: Consider a two days extension to the Tikal Mayan Site
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