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Mayan Treasures

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

Mayan Treasures
Starting Tuesday and Friday

This fascinating 12 days’ tour offers the best of the Mayan World, Live Culture and Maya History of Guatemala and Copan in Honduras.

An active cultural adventure through incredibly colorful landscapes, villages, Maya sites, churches, museums, colonial cities and multicolored markets; this is also a unique opportunity to immerse into the customs of the enigmatic Maya people.

Discover the secrets of Lake Atitlan and enjoy the genuine art of naif painters, learn about the different techniques that native use to produce amazing textiles, and be surprised with spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya.

Explore the Mayan World visiting renowned archaeological sites, declared as cultural and natural world heritage by UNESCO and Maya ruins surrounded by exuberant tropical forest that inhabit abundant species of wildlife.

  • 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
  • Copan – Rio Dulce
  • Livingston – Peten
  • Tikal National Park
  • Flores – Flight to Guatemala City
  • Back home

Day 1: Arrival – Antigua

Meet and greet at La Aurora International Airport and transfer to the City of Antigua Guatemala, (1 hour)
Lodging in Antigua Guatemala.

Day 2: Cultural walking tour in Antigua

Cultural walking tour in Antigua Guatemala, a smooth walking experience through the ruins, museums, monasteries, markets, art galleries and plazas of this colonial city.
Lodging in Antigua Guatemala

Day 3: Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan

After breakfast, around 8:00 a.m. we will head to Chichicastenango (2.5 hours) to enjoy the multicolored ethnic market, where the scent of incense and the people’s mysticism promises a unique atmosphere, bargaining of prices, and a church with mixed Mayan and Catholic traditions.

Chichicastenango is a market that every Thursday and Sunday appears and disappears as one of the ancient commercial traditions of the Guatemalan highlands and that now delights the visitors.

In the afternoon, transfer to Panajachel. (1 hour)
Lodging in Panajachel

Day 4: Lake Atitlan

A day tour in Lake Atitlan to live an immersion into the Tzutujil Mayan people, its markets, traditions, spiritualism, and beliefs.

After we finish our visit in these beautiful villages, transfer back to the hotel.
Lodging in Panajachel

Day 5: Lake Atitlan – Antigua Guatemala

Free morning at Lake Atitlan, afternoon transfer to Antigua Guatemala

Optional Morning Activities:
Kayaking
Birding Tour
Hiking
Biking

Lodging in Antigua

Day 6: Antigua Guatemala – Copan – Honduras

7:00 a.m. We will depart for Copan through the east part of the country, through a changing landscape with the mild weather of Antigua and Guatemala City and arrive in dry and warm Chiquimula province.

We will then head towards El Florido, where we will cross the border to enter Honduras and head to our hotel to rest a while (5 hrs. Approx.). In the afternoon, we will make our tour in Copan, accompanied by our expert guides who will lead us through the ceremonial center, the ball court, the hieroglyphic stairway and the Acropolis.

Lodging in Copan

Day 7: Copan – Rio Dulce

After breakfast, we will head to Rio Dulce ( approx. 5 hrs)
Free afternoon
Lodging in Rio Dulce

Day 8: Rio Dulce – Livingstone – Peten

After breakfast you will get aboard the boat for a trip on the Rio Dulce River visiting El Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, the island of the birds, great canyon, and the Garifuna village of Livingston (approx. 2:30 hrs)
After the tour, you will board the boat returning to Rio Dulce to take the minivan and head to the Island of Flores. (3.5 hrs. Approx.).

Lodging in Flores Island

Day 9: Tikal National Park

After breakfast, we depart for Tikal National Park, where you will be guided along the paths of the City of the Voices, Tikal, which is one of the most beautiful Mayan sites and an natural open-laboratory of flora and fauna, representative of the tropics.

Lodging in Peten

Day 10: Flores – Guatemala City

Free day at the Island of Flores
In the afternoon, return to the airport to take the return flight to Guatemala City.
Lodging in Guatemala City

Optional Tours & Activities
Yaxha Archaeological tour
Ixpanpajun nature park
Lake tour
Fishing Tour
Birding Tour

Day 11: Back Home

On time transportation to the airport. Your Adventure in the Country of the Eternal Spring finishes

Per person$1405
Departures:
Every Tuesday and Friday
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 people.
Price
Based on double occupancy and standard hotel type.

Includes:

  • All ground transportation during your trip
  • 10 nights of lodging at Standard Hotels
  • 10 breakfasts (American Breakfasts)
  • 1 lunches without drinks
  • Local guide at: Antigua Guatemala, Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan, Copan, Rio Dulce & Tikal
  • Entrances fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private boat at Lake Atitlan, Puerto Barrios and Rio Dulce
  • One Way airline ticket from Flores – 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

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Payment Polices

Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you for choosing Martsam Tour & Travel to assist you with your travel arrangements.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following terms and conditions apply to all Tours organized by Martsam Tour & Travel.
For this purpose, the term “Tours” shall include all room accommodation bookings at hotels, resorts, excursions, tours, transfers, rentals, etc., that have been organized on your behalf by Martsam Travel.

Payment for Trip:

We do ask for deposits and we kindly request that payment is made in the following manner:

25% of the total cost of the booking is required at the time booking is confirmed. 100% of the total cost of the booking on or before 30 days prior to departure for Guatemalan tours and 45 days prior to departure for Belize and Honduras tours (This is so because some services require full payment to confirm booking).

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Please confirm by fax or by e-mail the details of the wire transfer or bank deposit, amount sent and which trip the payment references.

Cancellations and Refunds:

If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your trip, the following fees will apply computed as of the date of receipt of written cancellation notice.

Minimum fee:

30 days or more prior to arrival:

All non refundable deposits, surcharges and deposits will be charged. A cancellation fee of 10% of the entire trip cost will be charged

30-15 days prior to arrival:

All non refundable deposits, surcharges and deposits will be charged. A cancellation fee of 25% of the entire trip cost will be charged

15 days or less:

All non refundable deposits, surcharges and deposits will be charged 100% of trip cost.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

We are not responsible for changes which arise as a result of events outside of our control, such as technical or maintenance problems with transportation, changes imposed by re-scheduling or cancellation of flights by an airline, or main charter company, war or threat of war, civil strife, industrial disputes, natural disasters, bad weather or terrorist activity.

Insurance:

* We highly recommend that all clients purchase trip cancellation insurance.

It is a condition of the agreement between us that you take out adequate Vacation insurance against cancellation charges, unexpected curtailment of your vacation, medical expenses arising overseas including repatriation, loss or damage to luggage and personal liability claims against you.

Should you fail to secure such any of central American countries Travel Insurance coverage prior to your Travel, then you accept full responsibility for yourself and all of the members of your party, and indemnify Martsam Travel Agency and representatives (as applicable) for any and all costs that may arise, which would otherwise have been met, had such Central America travel insurance been in force.

If you have any questions regarding your reservation, cancellation, payment or travel arrangements please contact us and we would be happy to assist.

Testimonials

  • “8-day Antigua and Lake Atitlan Vacation”

    My wife and I were looking for the kind of in-between vacation in Guatemala. You know, relax a little, but also see some things and do a not-too-difficult walk/hike here and there. We had about 8 days of vacation to work with, and had no idea how to go about things. A friend told us to contact Martsam Tours.

    Martsam Tours was just wonderful. We explained our situation, and that we preferred a private driver and private guides (instead of traveling with a group). We also informed that we liked smaller hotels over the big chain hotels….and informed them that our budget was about 2K to 3K (not including flight tickets).

    Our traveling agent at Martsam Tours arranged everything perfectly. From pick-up at the airport in Guatemala City to returning to Atlanta.

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    Andrea / Atlanta, Georgia
  • “Incredible Climbing Adventure”

    My tour was AWESOME. My guide was amazing. He answered all of my questions about life in Guatemala. We had awesome discussion and the climbing was really great. Everything went smoothly and I am very, very pleased! I would 100% come back to do this again.

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    Amandaa E / Waterloo, Canada
  • “Jungle trek el zotz tikal”

    Our jungle trek was unforgetable. We were pleased with the organisation of the trip: good drivers, a good trip, Nice lunch, … the guide Alfonso did his verry best to explain us everything. Thanks to him we even learned a little bit Spanish Alfonso and his brother Philippo did everything they could to make the sleeping places as comfortable as possible. The first night we slept in a bed in a little house. The second night in open air in a hangmat. The food was verry good and hygienic

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    Karel D / Denderhoutem, Belgium
  • “Every detail just right”

    We were a group of 5 arriving from Belize Airport and spending 2 days in Tikal. They arranged every detail of the trip (except the hotel, as I had a preference). Not only did they organize everything perfectly, they also gave us little tips along the way that made the trip so much better. Like asking the hotel for a boxed breakfast for our sunrise tour of Tikal. The drivers were accommodating and wonderful at their jobs. The Tikal guide was perfect for our group and went the extra distance to give us the best experience. And the office staff (Mary) was very attentive, even calling to see if we were enjoying the service. I contacted a lot of companies to organize our custom tour and no one else paid so close attention to what we wanted. And, truthfully, it was not super expensive. PS – I highly recommend the sunrise tour of Tikal. It’s painful to wake up at 3am, but sooooo worth it.

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    Mmarks1 / Atlanta
  • “Tikal Tour”

    A friend, my daughter, and scheduled a tour with Martsam. The staff was responsive exceeded my expectations. They worked timely and the guide was extremely knowledgeable and funny too!

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    Lisa / Boston, Massachusetts