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Guatemala Explorer

Guatemala Explorer

  • Antigua – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan – Coban Area – Semuc Champey – Lanquin Caves – Yaxha – Tikal National Park
  • Architecture and History – Native markets – Birdwatching – Caving – Live culture – Sustainable Cultural Tour – Archaeology – Nature and Wildlife
  • Moderate
  • Cultural – Adventure
  • Guatemala
  • Couples – Small Groups
  • Basic – Luxury
  • Minibus / SUV / Boat
  • 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Trip may include activities like walks, caving and hiking

Enjoy a cultural tour visiting the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan where you can learn about hand weaving and the natural dye process. Visit the studios of Maya naif painters, visit the Maya God Maximon and learn about spiritualism and Maya Cosmovision.

Live the magic of multicolored native markets and Maya traditions. Discover the Biotope El Quetzal; here you will have the opportunity to have an encounter with the beautiful Resplendent Quetzal.

Visit Semuc Champey that is a beautiful series of small ponds and pools on a natural land bridge that crosses the Cahabon River. Enjoy of the most extraordinary underground systems on earth enormous and beautiful complex with sacred chambers and rooms, limestone formations of the beauty of Lanquin Caves.

Walk through the Maya causeways under an exuberant tropical forest of the beautiful Maya city of Yaxha, climb some temples and enjoy wonderful views.
Be amazed with our tour in Tikal, the most important city in the Mayan world and feel the magic of this fantastic Maya site declared as a World Heritage Destination by UNESCO. Tikal National Park offers a unique opportunity to learn about the secrets of the tropical rainforest and the abundant wildlife that inhabit.

  • Arrival – Antigua
  • Architecture & History Tour
  • Antigua – Lake Atitlan
  • Lake Tour (San Juan, Santiago)
  • Chichicastenango Market (Thursday and Sunday)
  • Transfer to Coban & visit of Quetzal Reserve
  • Semuc Champey & Lanquin Caves
  • Transfer to Tikal Area
  • Yaxha Sunset
  • Tikal National Park
  • Back home

Day 1: Arrival – Antigua

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

Lodging in the city of Antigua Guatemala.

Day 2: Antigua Guatemala Cultural & History Walking Tour

After breakfast, we will start with our walking tour in La Antigua Guatemala, where you will have time to enjoy the unique architecture, history, and landscape of this colonial city.

Lodging in Antigua Guatemala

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Atitlan

Today we will transfer you to Lake Atitlan (3 hrs.).

Lodging in Panajachel area.

Day 4: Lake Atitlan Tour (San Juan, Santiago)

After Breakfast we will take a boat ride that offers a unique opportunity to enjoy one of the best landscapes of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan and its volcanoes.

At our arrival to San Juan La Laguna we will visit the women’s textile cooperative to enjoy one of the colorful Maya traditions, the hand weaving, and the natural dye process, we continue visiting local painters and the village. Then we continue to Santiago Atitlan where you will have a tour to the village visiting the Altar of Maya God Maximon; time to learn about the spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya.

Lodging in Panajachel area

Day 5: Chichicastenango Market (Thursday and Sunday)

The colorful market of Chichicastenango is one of the most important native markets of Latin America, where every Thursday and Sunday the Maya quiche people celebrate the ancient, indigenous commercial process in a mixture of flower scents and incense that turns the event into a magical moment.

In the afternoon we will board our bus and head to Antigua Guatemala. (3 hrs. Approx.)

Lodging in Antigua Guatemala

Day 6: Transfer to Coban – The Resplendent Quetzal Corridor

This morning you will be met by your driver and guide for your transfer to the Coban area. On the way you will stop to visit the Biotope El Quetzal and the surroundings, here you will have the opportunity to see our national bird the Resplendent Quetzal, among many other bird species.

Lodging at Coban

Day 7: Semuc Champey & Lanquin Caves Tour

On this day you will visit Semuc Champey, a green destination with natural pools, filled with crystalline mountain spring water. Here you can hike to having a fantastic view or just relax in the beautiful blue water pools.

After Semuc Champey tour we will be ready for Lanquin caves, where we will walk into the cave system or just enjoy the experience produced by thousands of bats which will fly out at dusk.

Lodging at Coban

Day 8: Candelaria – Flores

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Flores. On the route, you will see Candelaria Caves, this is one of the most extraordinary underground systems on earth and a great destination to enjoy a cave tubing tour.

Lodging on Flores Island.

Day 9: Yaxha Tour

After breakfast, we will leave to Yaxha National Park (approx. 1hr). Here we will walk through ancient Maya causeways (Sac be, in Maya Language) under an exuberant tropical rainforest that inhabits fantastic flora and fauna.

We will climb some temples that offer wonderful views. We will conclude the day in the high part of the temple 216, the highest structure in the place, where we will enjoy an unforgettable sunset.

After sunset, we will go back to our hotel.

Day 10: Tikal

After breakfast, we will depart for the Tikal National park, which is a prime destination in Guatemala and one of the most important cities in the Mayan world.

Our tour in Tikal is a mixture of nature and archaeology this tour is an encounter with abundant wildlife, rainforest, and millennial Mayan temples.

After the tour we will leave for the Mundo Maya International Airport, to take your flight to Guatemala City.

Lodging in Guatemala City

Day 11: Back Home

Breakfast and transfer to the airport on time to catch the international flight.

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