Tikal National Park

Maya Treasures

11 Days  10 Nights

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.

  • Highlights: Antigua Guatemala – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan – Copan Honduras – Livingstone – Tikal National Park – Flores
  • Activities: Native market – Live culture – Culture – History – Archaeology – Nature
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • You will visit: Guatemala & Honduras
  • Trip Style: Tailor-made
  • Comfort level: Standard – Luxury
  • Transportation: Minibus / Boat / Plane
  • Length: 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Group size: Minimum 2
  • Physical demand: Trip may include activities like walks and boat rides
  • Pick up / Drop off locations: La Aurora International Airport

Resume:

  • Day 1 – Arrival – Antigua Guatemala
  • Day 2 – Antigua Guatemala
  • Day 3 – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan
  • Day 4 – Lake Atitlan
  • Day 5 – Lake Atitlan – Antigua Guatemala
  • Day 6 – Antigua Guatemala – Copan – Honduras
  • Day 7 – Copan – Rio Dulce
  • Day 8 – Rio Dulce – Livingstone – Peten
  • Day 9 – Tikal National Park
  • Day 10 – Flores – Guatemala City
  • Day 11 – Back Home
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    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.

    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

    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

    Chichicastenango

    Day 4

    Lake 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.
    Lodging in Panajachel

    Antigua Guatemala

    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

    Lake Atitlan

    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

    Antigua Guatemala

    Day 7

    Copan – Rio Dulce

    After breakfast, we will head to Rio Dulce ( approx. 5 hrs)

    Free afternoon

    Lodging in Rio Dulce

    Copan

    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

    Rio Dulce

    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.

    Lodging in Peten

    Tikal National Park

    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

    Optional Tours & Activities:

    • Yaxha Archaeological tour
    • Ixpanpajun nature park
    • Lake tour
    • Fishing Tour
    • Birding Tour
    Flores

    Day 11

    Flores – Guatemala City

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