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8-day Guatemala HIGHLIGHTS Option #3

PURE ARCHEOLOGY

Included services:

  • 7 overnights in good country-typical 3* hotels, or good standard 4* or boutique hotels, or luxury 5* hotels
  • meals only as indicated in tour itinerary
  • all ground transfers, boat transportation and entrance fees as indicated in tour itinerary
  • local guide services (mainly in English) in Tikal
  • hotel taxes and VAT

Not included: Other meals, drinks, tips, additional transfers or guide services, border fees, departure tax.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT AIR TRANSFER AND ENTRANCE FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE ANY TIME. ALTERNATIVE ARRIVAL TUE/THUR/FRI POSSIBLE. TRANSPORTATION BASED ON COLLECTIVE SHUTTLES (SEAT-IN). ASK FOR ALTERNATIVES INCL. PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION, EXTRA GUIDE SERVICES, MEALS, ADDITIONAL OVERNIGHTS ETC.

 

Program Itinerary:

 

Day 1 (Saturday):

Reception @ airport and transfer to hotel in Antigua (1 h). Depending on your arrival time, you can still enjoy a relaxed evening walk through the cobble stone streets of this colonial town. Overnight in colonial-style hotel.

 

Day 2 (Sunday):

Transfer from Antigua to Chichi (2½ h). Visit the indigenous market, observe Mayan rituals in Santo Tomás church, and alternatively hike to nearby ceremonial site Pascual Abaj. Then continue to Panajachel (1½ h). FREE TIME. Overnight.

 

Day 3 (Monday):

Start boat tour of stunning Lake Atitlán visiting San Pedro La Laguna, Santiago Atitlán with its great art galleries and the Maximón sanctuary, and San Antonio Palopó, offering a great selection of hand woven products. Return to Pana. Transfer to Antigua (2½ h). Overnight.

 

Day 4 (Tuesday):

FREE DAY in Antigua. Options include: a) hike to Pacaya volcano; b) walking tour in Antigua – La Merced church, Santa Catalina arch, Central Plaza with cathedral and Palacio de Capitanes, University San Carlos, San Francisco church with the shrine of Guatemala’s only saint – Hermano Pedro; c) visit to coffee plantation; d) visit to Macadamia Nut Farm; e) visit to a Womens Weaving Cooperative in San Antonio Aguascalientes; f) visit to Don Filiberto, a farmer in San Miguel Escobar; g) Tour de Pueblos visiting surrounding villages. PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR OPTIONAL TOURS IN ADVANCE. Overnight.

 

Day 5 (Wednesday):

Early transfer to airport in Guatemala City. Flight to Flores. Transfer to Tikal National Park. Half-day guided tour of Tikal archeological site, visiting Complex Q, Main Plaza, North and Central Acropolis, Complex Lost World and Temple IV. Lunch (included). Transfer to Flores. Overnight.

 

Day 6 (Thursday):

Transfer to Sayaxché. Boat transfer to El Ceibal. FREE TIME for site visit: Group A, C, D, Circular Pyramid, Zoomorph Altar, Ball court. Afterwards, boat transfer to Petexbatún Lagoon. Dinner (included). Overnight.

 

Day 7 (Friday):

Breakfast (included). Visit Aguateca archelogical site, Central Plaza, the ceremonial center, North Complex, Necropolis and the natural fortress. Boat transfer back to Sayaxché. Transfer to Flores and flight to Guatemala City. Transfer back to Antigua. Overnight.

 

Day 8 (Saturday):

FREE MORNING in Antigua to take care of last-minute shopping at the local craft market and then it is time to say good-bye. Transfer Antigua-airport.

 

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24-Jun-2017

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