10 Days 9 Nights
Climb the active Pacaya volcano, visit Santiago Atitlan and San Juan la Laguna, where you can learn about weaving and textile production, Maya traditions and the enigmatic Maya Cosmo-vision.
Take a trip to a paradise for the lovers of nature, La Guacamayas Biological Station, located in the Laguna del Tigre National Park, at the banks of San Pedro River, with abundant wildlife such as spider monkeys and howler monkeys (saraguate), occasionally tapirs, crocodiles, and a great variety of birds, among those we can mention the scarlet macaw, toucans, blue herons, parakeets, and many more.
Enjoy the sunrise at the Shore of Yaxha Lake and explore Yaxha Archaeological site, you will walk through causeways under the Mayan jungle, where howling monkeys flood the atmosphere with their howls to impress the females or to move away an intruding male in their flock.
Explore Tikal and learn about nature and archaeology, climb breathtaking temples, and experience an encounter with wildlife that inhabit this amazing tropical forest.
- Highlights: Antigua Guatemala – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan – Iximche – Tikal National Park
- Activities: Active Volcano – Trekking – Live culture – Sustainable Cultural Tour – Archaeology – Nature
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Holiday Type: Tailor-made
- You will visit: Guatemala
- Trip Style: Couples – Small Groups
- Comfort level: Standard
- Transportation: Minibus / Boat / Plane
- Length: 10 Days / 9 Nights
- Physical demand: Trip may include activities like walks, flights and boat rides
- Group size: Minimun 1
- Pick up / Drop off locations: La Aurora International Airport
- Day 1 – Arrival – Antigua Guatemala
- Day 2 – Pacaya Volcano
- Day 3 – Antigua Guatemala & Lake Atitlan
- Day 4 – Lake Atitlan
- Day 5 – Zip line& Flight to Flores
- Day 6 – Las Guacamayas Biological Station
- Day 7 – El Peru W’aka – Yaxha National Park
- Day 8 – Yaxha – Tikal
- Day 9 – Tikal National Park
- Day 10 – Back Home
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.
Our tour starts with a morning transfer (1hr) to the foothills of the active Pacaya volcano. The hike, then, begins with a fairly strenuous hike through a wonderful pine forest continues up the more tricky volcanic ash section and finally to the sulfur smoking cone.
From the summit we can enjoy great views to the northern volcanoes, the Pacific lowlands and all the way to El Salvador. Back at the base of the volcano, our support vehicle awaits us for our transfer back to Antigua.
Lodging in Antigua
Antigua Guatemala & Lake Atitlan
On this day it is time for our journey to the ruins and museums that combined with the old cobbled streets keep the stories and legends of those colonial times. Afternoon transfer to Lake Atitlan.
Lodging in Panajachel Village
On this morning you will take a boat ride across Lake Atitlan towards San Juan La Laguna where you will visit the women’s textile cooperative. Visit the studios / homes of the celebrated naif painters, and the then continue to the village of Santiago to an immersion in a local culture.
Lodging in Panajachel area
Zip line & Flight to Flores
After breakfast you will visit San Buenaventura, which is a natural reserve in Lake Atitlan dedicated to preserve the flora and fauna of the lake and the environmental education for a canopy adventure tour.
After this exciting adventure transfer to Guatemala City airport for taking your flight to Flores area.
18:50 hrs. Meet & greet at Flores airport and transfer to your hotel.
Lodging on Flores Island
Las Guacamayas Biological Station
After breakfast, you will be ready to take a trip to Laguna del Tigre National Park, on the banks of San Pedro River and near the Sacluc stream.
After a 2 hour transfer from Flores to Paso Caballos community you will aboard a boat for a trip to the Las Guacamayas Biological Station. Upon arrival at the site you will have lunch and time to explore the site.
Lodging at the Biological Station
El Peru – Yaxha National Park
Jungle morning wake up call, after breakfast you will start the hike to visit El Peru Archaeological site, explore the ruins and spot the Guacamayas (scarlet macaw).
After lunch we will aboard the boat at Rio San Pedro towards Paso Caballos.
From Paso Caballos we will take the minibus to Yaxha National Park.
Lodging at El Sombrero Eco Lodge
Yaxha – Tikal National Park
Enjoy the sunrise at the Shore of Yaxha Lake. And after breakfast, you explore Yaxha Archaeological site, and its exuberant forest, where howling monkeys flood the atmosphere with their howls to impress the females or to move away an intruding male in their flock. We will climb some temples that are the photographers’ accomplices, as they offer wonderful views. After Yaxha tour you will be transferred to Tikal.
Lodging at Tikal
Tikal National Park
After breakfast you will have a guided in fantastic trails under the tropical rainforest in the heart of the Mayan world that inhabit the abundant wildlife, the Mayan forest and 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.
Transfer to the airport in the afternoon and flight to Guatemala City
Lodging in Guatemala City
Breakfast and transfer to the airport in time to catch the international flight.