Eight Days Guatemala Highlights
Guatemala Highlights Tour

Guatemala Highlights Tour

This 8 days’ tour offers the best of Guatemala, driving through incredibly colorful landscapes: visit ruins, churches and museums, meet indigenous people wearing their typical suits; enjoy the multicolored market and Maya traditions.

Lake Atitlan and the magic of the Maya Cosmo-vision, their native markets, hike through Maya causeways under an exuberant tropical forest of the beautiful Maya city of Yaxha, climb some temples and enjoy wonderful views.

Explore Tikal, the most important city in the Mayan world which is a mixture of nature, history an archaeology, abundant wildlife and amazing tropical forest.

Overview

  • Highlights: Antigua Guatemala – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan – Tikal National Park
  • Activities: Native markets – Live culture – Culture and History – Archaeology
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Holiday Type: Set departures – Small Group Tours
  • You will visit: Guatemala
  • Trip Style: Couples – Small Groups
  • Comfort level: Standard
  • Transportation: Minibus / Boat
  • Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Physical demand: Trip may include activities like walks and boat rides
  • Group size: Minimun 2 – Maximun 16
  • Pick up / Drop off locations: La Aurora International Airport

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival - Antigua Guatemala

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 Guatemala

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 - Atitlan Lake

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

Morning on your pace and transfer.

Optional Morning Activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Birding
  • Hiking
  • Biking

Then continue to Antigua Guatemala to your hotel or the airport if you extend your visit to the Maya Lowlands.
Lodging in Antigua Guatemala

Day 6 - 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 a spectacular open-laboratory of flora and fauna, representative of the tropics.

Lodging in Flores

Day 7 - Flores Peten – Guatemala City

Morning on your pace and transfer.

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 8 - Back Home

Breakfast and transfer to the airport on time to catch the international flight.
End of your adventure in the country of the Eternal Spring.

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  • 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.
  • Single Supplement: $
Includes
  • All ground transportation during your trip
  • 7 nights of lodging at Standard Hotels
  • 7 breakfasts (American Breakfasts)
  • 1 lunch without drinks
  • Local guide at: Antigua Guatemala, Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan & Tikal
  • Private boat for Lake Atitlan
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Round trip airline ticket from Guatemala – Flores 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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