A week tour to enjoy a cultural tour visiting the ruins and museums of Antigua Guatemala, visit Lake Atitlan to learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya people, experience the multicolored ethnic market of Chichicastenango and the magic that surrounds the ancient, indigenous commercial process in a mixture of flower scents and incense, which turn the event into a magical moment.
Discover the green mystery world of Tikal National Park, Yaxha and Ixpanpajul nature reserve in the lowlands of Guatemala.
- Arrival – Antigua
- Antigua Guatemala
- Chichicastenango (Thursday and Sunday)
- Panajachel and Lake Atitlan
- Yaxha Archaeological Site
- Ixpanpajul Park
- Back Home
Day 1: Arrival – Antigua
Our team will greet you at La Aurora International Airport and transfer you to the City of Antigua Guatemala, (1 hour) lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
Day 2: Antigua Guatemala Cultural Tour
After breakfast, it is time for our journey to the ruins and museums of the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala that combined with the cobbled streets and monasteries keep the stories and legends of those colonial times.
In the afternoon, you will travel to La Azotea Farm where you can enjoy a guided tour observing coffee plants in their different stages of growth. You can also see the coffee museum and museum of Mayan music that includes a collection of Mayan Musical instruments, artifacts, costumes and naif paintings in an exhibit on three halls: Pre Hispanic Maya, living Maya and Cofradia of Maximon. You can also admire the textiles and customs museum.
Lodging in Antigua Guatemala
Day 3: Chichicastenango (Thursday and Sunday)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Chichicastenango Market. Here you will enjoy the traditions of the Quiche people, that every Thursday and Sunday set the ancient market, a colorful and unique indigenous commercial process.
At 02:00 p.m. we will board our bus and head to Panajachel.
Lodging in Panajachel (B)
Day 4: Panajachel and Lake Atitlan
This morning you will take a boat ride towards the villages of San Juan La Laguna and Santiago Atitlan where you can visit the women’s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and the natural dye and learn about the textiles, spiritualism, and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya people.
After we finish our visit to these magnificent villages, you will continue to Antigua Guatemala (2.5 hrs.).
Lodging in Antigua
Day 5: Yaxha Archaeological Site
4:00 am transfer from Antigua to the airport – 6:30 am, Flight from Guatemala City to Flores.
7:30 am, meet & greet at Flores airport and then will board our vehicle and we will be transported to Yaxha National Park (1 hour).
The Yaxha archaeological site is located on the shores of the Yaxha Lake. Here we will walk through their causeways under an exuberant tropical forest that protects millennial Maya temples. We will conclude the day in the top of the temple 216, the highest structure in the place, where we will enjoy an unforgettable evening listening to the bird’s sing.
After sunset, we will go to Flores Island for Lodging.
Day 6: Tikal Day Tour
Today you will enjoy a magical archaeological site located inside the Mayan biosphere, and declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Destination in 1979.
Here you will find that nature and archaeology are wonderfully blended. You will be able to see abundant wildlife, the Mayan forest, millennial temples silent witnesses of the birth and splendor as well as of the collapse of one of the most important civilizations on the planet, all this is in our visit to Tikal, The City of the Voices.
Lodging on Flores Island
Day 7: Ixpanpajul Park
Ixpanpajul is located about 15 km. From Flores Island, is a reserve with a splendid protected forest, which is a natural shelter of flora and fauna.
Here you have two options of activities to do: Sky Walk while walking through the spectacular suspension bridges and the twisting paths, full of exuberant vegetation, you will have the opportunity of direct contact with nature.
Canopy Tour, an adventurous tour, is flying in the middle of the trees, with cables and to observe nature just as the birds see it, in a fun and safe way.
Nine daring platforms and a crossed cable system, placed in the highest and leafy trees will make this adventure unforgettable, flying as Tarzan did.
15:30 hrs. Transfer to the airport. 17:00 hrs. Flight from Flores to Guatemala City.
Lodging in Guatemala City
Day 8: Back Home
Transfer to the International airport.
Your adventure in the Country of the Eternal Spring finishes.