Maya Wonders Archaeological Tour
13 Days Guatemala Itinerary
Maya wonders is a 13-day tour designed for Mayan archeology lovers. An archaeological expedition to discover important Mayan cities flourished during the Pre-Classic, Classic, and Post-Classic Maya.
You will travel along the ancient Mayan trade routes, from the Guatemalan Pacific coast, the central highlands, Copán in Honduras, and the rivers and sites of the Maya lowlands in the province of Petén.
In addition to the archaeological treasures, you will discover during this cultural adventure, there is the chance to immerse in living Mayan culture and experience local cuisine.
- Highlights: Mayan Sites
- Activities: Arcaheology – Live culture – Culture and History
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Holiday Type: Archaeology
- You will visit: Guatemala – Copan in Honduras
- Trip Style: Couples – Small Groups – FIT’s
- Comfort level: Standard
- Transportation: Minibus / Boat
- Length: 13 Days / 12 Nights
- Physical demand: The trip may include activities like walks and boat rides
- Day 1: Arrival in Guatemala
- Day 2: Kaminal Juyu- Mixco Viejo – Antigua
- Day 3: Antigua Guatemala
- Day 4: Antigua- Iximche- Takalik Abaj
- Day 5: Takalik Abaj – Antigua
- Day 6: Antigua – Copan
- Day 7: Copan- Quirigua- Flores
- Day 8: Flores- Ceibal – Aguateca
- Day 9: Aguateca- Tikal
- Day 10: Uaxactun- Tikal Sunset
- Day 11: Tour in Tikal
- Day 12: Tikal- Yaxha- Topoxte- Guatemala
- Day 13: Home
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Day 1: Arrival in Guatemala
Arrive in Guatemala City. Our team will be waiting for you and will take you to the hotel in Guatemala City.
One 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.” You can observe Mayan ceremonies and walk around the area in this place. Then we are going to another important archaeological site Mixco Viejo; you will be guided around the plazas and temples. Then you are going to be transferred to the hotel in Antigua.
Two nights of lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
Day 3: Antigua Guatemala
After breakfast, start your cultural tour in the UNESCO World Heritage Destination of Antigua Guatemala. You will visit ruins of colonial churches, buildings with Spanish baroque-influenced architecture, museums, art galleries, markets, and more.
Day 4: Antigua- Iximche- Takalik Abaj
In the morning, you will be transferred to the Iximché Archaeological Site, a city full of richness and natural beauty that perished when the Spanish conquerors arrived and subdued the Cakchiquel people. Hence, it was necessary to move Guatemala City to their second capital.
Then you are going to be transferred to the hotel in Takalik Abaj.
Day 5: Takalik Abaj – Antigua
Today, you are visiting the Takalik Abaj archaeological site. This pre-Columbian site was an important center of commerce, trading with Kaminal Juyu. You will be guided around their plazas and buildings, which present a variety of styles.
Then you will be transferred to Antigua.
One night of lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
Day 6: Antigua – Copan
You will leave the city of Antigua Guatemala, toward Copan; this is a 6 hours trip through the eastern region of Guatemala.
Upon arrival, you will go directly to the hotel to register. Then you will head to the Copan archaeological site for a guided archaeological experience to discover the magnificence of this Mayan site on
One night of lodging in Copan, Honduras.
Day 7: Copan- Quirigua- Flores
Today we are leaving for another fantastic archaeological site in Guatemala, Quirigua. Here you are doing a guided tour around the big central plaza and the Acropolis. You will be able here to observe birds and visit the museum. Then you are going to be transferred to Flores.
One night of lodging in the Flores area.
Day 8: Flores- Ceibal – Aguateca
Today, be ready for a day full of adventure in the Archaeological site El Ceibal, whose name references the number of ceibas in the area. First, you are doing a guided tour of the site and watching the place’s incredible flora and fauna. Then you are going to be transferred to the hotel in Aguateca. Today we will overnight at Chiminos Lodge.
Day 9: Aguateca- Tikal
Today be ready to introduce yourself to the archaeological site of Aguateca. Pre-hispanic constructions surround this place. You can find here mysterious cliffs and extensive plains of singular beauty. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in Tikal.
Three nights 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 stelae, temples, plazas, and palaces of these beautiful places. Then you will go back to Tikal to end the day by watching the fantastic 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 transferred to one of the greatest civilizations that habited here thousands of years ago, Tikal. You will 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 go to the archaeological site of Yaxha and Topoxte. Yaxha means “green water” built on islets and connected to the land between canals and access roads. In Yaxha, you can find a lot of birds, crocodiles, and other species of fauna and flora. Then we are moving to Topoxte, which 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 by water, jungle, and a beautiful Mayan architectonic.
After visiting these places, you will be transferred to the airport 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
Transfer to La Aurora International Airport on time to catch your flight back home.
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