8 Days Guatemala Luxury Holiday Itinerary
Go to the next level, stay in high-end properties, and dine in gourmet restaurants.
The Mayan world is a destination where culture, nature, and exclusivity fuse in a perfect assembly. A Place to discover Mayan sites, live culture, picturesque colonial cities, exquisite gourmet cooking, and tropical forests.
Experience The Maya World in your own way. Explore the natural marvels of fantastic destinations in Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, El Salvador, and Honduras with our special touch.
Local scholars and Insider Tour Guides will take you through the most inspiring destination.
- Highlights: Biking and chocolate workshop in Antigua Guatemala, kayaking and ziplining in Lake Atitlan, camping in Yaxha.
- Activities: Native markets – Live culture – Sustainable Cultural Tour – History – Archaeology – Adventure
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Holiday Type: Family Adventure
- You will visit: Guatemala
- Trip Style: Couples, Small Groups, Free independent travelers (FITs)
- Comfort level: Standard
- Transportation: Minibus / Boat / Airplane/Helicopter
- Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights
- Physical demand: The trip may include activities like walks, boat rides, helicopter trips
- Day 1: Arrival- Antigua
- Day 3: Antigua – Pacaya – Atitlan
- Day 4: Lake Atitlan Villages tour
- Day 5: Chichicastenango – Guatemala – Flores
- Day 6: Trip to the hotel – Yaxha- Flores
- Day 7: Tikal National Park
- Day 8: Home
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival- Antigua
Arrival in Guatemala City, our team will be waiting for you and will take you to the hotel in Antigua
2 nights of lodging in Antigua Guatemala
Day 2: Antigua Walking tour
Antigua Guatemala, the third capital of the Captaincy-General of Guatemala, was founded in 1524 as Santiago de los Caballeros until 1773 when the Santa Marta Earthquakes destroyed most 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, such as the Cathedral, Las Capuchinas, and La Merced. In addition, you will have the afternoon free for shopping in Antigua.
Day 3: Antigua – Pacaya – Atitlan
Today get ready for a fantastic trip by helicopter. After breakfast, You will head to the Pacaya volcano. The Pacaya is an active volcano; it is surrounded by various nature. It is the perfect match between adventure and nature. With a moderate effort, you will have amazing views from the summit of the Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango Volcano.
After hiking the volcano, we took the helicopter and flight toward Lake Atitlan. Here our team will be waiting for you; upon arrival, you will have a deep immersion in the Maya civilization with a speech from an expert scholar.
2 nights of lodging at Lake Atitlan
Day 4: 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, and 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 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 Maximon, who was considered a God for them. This village is the largest and most important lakeside village, the center of the Tz´utujul-speaking Maya.
Today, Santiago is a commercial place during the day. However, it turns amicable in the afternoon for those seeking to relax and take a walk.
Day 5: Chichicastenango – Guatemala – Flores
Today you are going to visit Chichicastenango by helicopter. The Chichicastenango market is one of the most visited places in Guatemala, where merchants, tourists, and Mayan weavers gather every Thursday and Sunday to haggle and sell their products. Then we fly back to Guatemala City and take a flight to Flores.
2 nights of lodging in the Flores area
Day 6: Trip to the hotel – Yaxha- Flores
After breakfast, you will go to the “Los monos” hotel and the natural reserve. Then you will be transferred to the archaeological site of Yaxha to have a special lunch. Here enjoy the beautiful sunset from the Temple of the Red Hands.
After the tour, back to Flores.
Day 7: Tikal National Park
Today, get ready for a fantastic journey into the magnificent archaeological site of Tikal, where you will be able to travel through the history of one of the most important civilizations on the planet.
You will take a guided trip around the main public plazas and some temples and palaces of Tikal. At midday, you will have a luxury lunch in the middle of the jungle.
Afternoon transfer to the airport to take your commercial flight to Guatemala City.
1 night of lodging in Guatemala City
Day 8: Home
Today flight to Guatemala City on time to catch your flight back home.
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