7 overnights in good country-typical 3* hotels, or good standard 4* or boutique hotels, or luxury 5* hotels
daily breakfasts, except Day 6 (American or typical or Continental due to offered choice)
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 DAYS POSSIBLE. TRANSPORTATION BASED ON COLLECTIVE SHUTTLES (SEAT-IN). ASK FOR ALTERNATIVES INCL. PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION, EXTRA GUIDE SERVICES, MEALS, ADDITIONAL OVERNIGHTS ETC.
Day 1 (Tuesday):
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 (Wednesday):
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 3 (Thursday):
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 Xela (2½ h). FREE TIME. Overnight.
Day 4 (Friday):
Visit San Francisco El Alto market and explore Xela surroundings - San Andrés Xecul, Copavic glass factory in Cantel, Maximón sanctuary in Zunil and Almolonga valley. Transfer to Pana (2½ h). Overnight.
Day 5 (Saturday):
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 6 (Sunday):
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). FREE AFTERNOON to re-enter the archeological zone. Overnight.
Day 7 (Monday):
Optional bird-watching tours or canopy tours available. FREE MORNING to visit onsite museums or re-enter the archeological zone (Q50 entrance fee not included). Afternoon transfer to Flores airport and flight to Guatemala City. Transfer to hotel in Guatemala City. Overnight.
Day 8 (Tuesday):
FREE MORNING in Guatemala City. Optional: City Tour visiting National Palace, Cathedral, Museums Popol Vuh and Ixchel, and the Relieve Map of Guatemala, and then it is time to say good-bye. Drop-off at airport.
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