11 days
Length

Maya Treasures is the best seller in our vacation packages, a cultural expedition through the best destinations within the highlands of Guatemala, a colorful region including La Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlan, and the famous Chichicastenango Market.

Here is the place to experience Maya live culture, an ensemble of ethnic groups with its customs, festival, and beliefs.
After the highlands experience, you will travel through time and history, a magical archaeological expedition exploring UNESCO World heritage sites such as Copan in Honduras, Quirigua, and Tikal in Guatemala.

These spectacular destinations are surrounded by tropical forests where exotic species of the neotropics live. Allowing us to observe unique flora, colorful birds, butterflies, encounters with mammals, and reptiles that undoubtedly improve the travel experience.

This adventure is ideal for couples, family Vacations, and group holidays. Also, it is easy to customize by adding or removing destinations and activities to ensure complete satisfaction.

Consider to add an extension to Belize and end your vacation in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

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  • Antigua Guatemala – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan – Copan Honduras – Livingstone – Tikal National Park – Yaxha National Park
  • Native markets – Live culture – Culture and History – Archaeology
  • Moderate
  • Culture – Archaeology
  • Guatemala
  • Couples – Small Groups
  • Standard
  • Minibus / Boat
  • 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Trip may include activities like walks and boat

Maya Treasures Tour Package

  • Arrival Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala
  • Antigua Guatemala cultural tour
  • Antigua – Chichicastenango market (Thursday and Sunday) / Lake Atitlan
  • Lake Atitlan boat tour
  • Lake Atitlan – Antigua Guatemala
  • Antigua Guatemala – Copan, Honduras
  • Quirigua Archaeological Site – Rio Dulce
  • Livingston – Peten
  • Tikal National Park
  • Yaxha National Park – Flight to Guatemala City
  • Back Home

 

INCLUDED
All ground transportation during your trip for tours and transfers mentioned according the program
10 nights of lodging at Standard Hotels
10 breakfasts (American Breakfasts)
03 lunches without drinks (Tikal & Yaxha)
Local guides for tours
Entrances fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
Private boat at Lake Atitlan and Rio Dulce
One Way airline ticket from Flore – Guatemala via TAG Airline (SAAB 340A or Embraer 110)
Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Travel insurance for trip cancellation, medical services or evacuation
Meals not described
Departure tax from Flores to Guatemala City ($3.00 or Q20.00 each route)
Alcoholic and none alcoholic beverages
Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, etc
Gratuities for drivers and guides
Services not described

Maya Treasures Tour Package

Additional information

Physicality4/10
DestinationGuatemala, Honduras
DeparturesFriday, Tuesday
1

Arrival to Guatemala City

Depending on your arrival time, you have the opportunity to discover the wonder of UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Destination through the short walk.
2

Antigua Historical Walking Tour

At the arranged time, your tour guide will meet you to start an exciting historical, cultural, and culinary walking tour. You are going to old buildings, some in ruins, another now serving for the purpose they had been made. Also, you can taste any local food and discover the technique of preparing the chocolate. Throughout the walk, you’ve got the chance to purchase many of the diverse artisans in small markets and galleries.
3

Chichicastenango Market Tour (Thursday and Sunday)

Immersion within the Chichicastenango Market
Experience the mysticism of the ancestral process, the Mayan market, the people of different villages gather to trade and purchase.

Now exposed to tourists, it manifests itself on the list of ideal places to buy souvenirs to bring to your loved ones and support for local commerce. Also, visit the Cathedral of Santo Tomás, the main point of this market where you can see how the Catholic faith and Mayan beliefs share religious syncretism.

As in past times, are rituals by way of thanking and enquire of gods for living and dead, these ceremonies may be witnessed with all the respective respect.
After this experience, we will begin to visit a local family to enjoy a meal before our trip going to Lake Atitlan

4

Experience Lake Atitlan

Discover one of the most beautiful destinations on the continent, the journey of Lake Atitlán starts with a breathtaking boat ride on the lake towards San Juan La Laguna. Learn about the ancient process of creation of textiles, visit a coffee plantation, you will have lunch at the Casa Maya project.

Following lunch, you are going to travel toward Santiago Atitlan to explore the village as well as the religious syncretism, a mixture of the catholic faith and Mayan beliefs.

Then you will go back to your hotel.

5

Lake Atitlan – Antigua Guatemala

After breakfast, head to the Mayan site of Iximché; after the visit, you can enjoy a meal in the Tecpan area before continuing to Antigua Guatemala.

Afternoon transfer to Antigua Guatemala, time for one last look at La Antigua Guatemala

Lodging in Antigua Guatemala

6

Antigua – Copan, Honduras

7:00 a.m. This a long day about 6 hours trip departing for Copan through the east part of the country, through a changing landscape with the mild weather of Antigua and Guatemala City arriving in dry and warm Chiquimula province.
We will then head towards the Guatemalan border El Florido to enter Honduras and head to our hotel in Copan. After check-in and lunchtime, you will be transported to the archaeological site.
Tour in Copan begins accompanied by our local expert guides who will guide you through the ceremonial center, the ball court, the hieroglyphic stairway, and the Acropolis, to learn about the history of this World Heritage Destination.
Lodging in Copan
7

Quirigua Archaeological Site – Livingston

After breakfast, we will head to the Quirigua archaeological site. This site is characterized by its great sculptures, considered to be masterpieces of the Maya Culture. Quirigua remains significant because of mostly the wealth of sculpture, such as the tallest stone ancient monuments possibly built in the New World. They consist of carved stelae and sculpted calendars that represent an important reference for the research into Mayan culture.

After our tour to Quirigua, we will continue to Puerto Barrios (2 hrs. Hour approx.) and then a short boat trip to Livingston

Lodging in Livingston

8

Livingstone – Peten

After breakfast, begin a walking tour of the small fishing community of Livingstone, discovering the vibe of this Afro-Caribbean influenced town. The customs, cuisine, and dances make this destination quite unique, after the Garifuna experience, you will board for a tour of the Río Dulce River.
Boat ride visiting the island of birds, the grand canyon, and the Castle of San Felipe de Lara, a fortress built by the Spanish to protect the merchandise that arrived and left for Spain.
After the tour, you will come to Rio Dulce to board the minivan and head to the Island of Flores. (3.5 hrs. Approx.).
Lodging in Flores Island
9

Tikal National Park

After breakfast, you will be transported to the Tikal National Park, one hour approximately. Upon arrival at the park, our experienced guide will take you through the trails of Tikal, learning on the history and Mayan archeology.
This destination is one of the most beautiful and essential sites in the Mayan world, a unique open laboratory for flora and fauna, representative of the neotropics.
The park offers a fantastic photo opportunity, also the possibility of close encounters with wildlife
Lodging in Peten
10

Yaxha – Guatemala City

Today you will board our bus and head towards Yaxha National Park. Yaxha is located on the banks of the Yaxha Lake; here, we will walk through their causeways, temples, and plazas while learning about the fantastic Mayan history.
After visiting the park, you will stop for lunch in a local restaurant to taste the cuisine of the Maya lowlands of Guatemala.
In the afternoon, return to the airport to take the return flight to Guatemala City.
Lodging in Guatemala City
11

Back Home

Transportation to the airport. Your adventure in the Country of the Eternal Spring finishes.

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