Treasures Of The Maya Tour

Culture Tour
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Culture Tour
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    • Duration:11 Days, 10 Nights
    • Difficulty:Moderate
    • Group Size:Minimum 2
    • Comfort Level:Standard to Luxury

    This fascinating 11 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.

    Pick up / Drop off locations

    La Aurora International Airport

     

    Transportation

    • Minibus
    • Boat
    • Plane

    Physical demand

    Trip may include activities like walks, flights and boat rides.

    Please note

    Prices based in double occupancy, and not valid for peak season like Christmas, New Year, Holy Week, Thanksgiving. Please inquire for more information.

     

    What's Included

    • History
    • Culture
    • Live Culture
    • Nature
    • Archaeology
    • Birdwatching

    Highlights

    • Antigua Guatemala
    • Chichicastenango
    • Lake Atitlan
    • Copan
    • Tikal
    • Flores

    Itinerary of the trip

    This itinerary idea can be customized to suit your and your family’s interests. Contact us; we are pleased to hear your comments, wishes, and expectations, and we are ready to design the trip to suit you

    Day 1Arrival – 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 2Cultural 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 3Chichicastenango – 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 4Lake 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.

    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 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 7Copan – 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.

    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.

    Day 11Back Home

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

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