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 and for day excursion to Semuc-Champey
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.
Day 1 (Thursday):
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 (Friday):
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 (Saturday):
Transfer to Cobán (5 h). FREE AFTERNOON. Options include: Vivero Verapaz orchid nursery; b) Finca Santa Margarita Coffee Plantation; c) Museum Principe Maya. PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR OPTIONAL TOURS IN ADVANCE. Overnight.
Day 4 (Sunday):
Transfer to Lanquín. Continue to Semuc-Champey in pick-up truck due to dirt road trail. Visit Semuc-Champey National Park. Swim and relax in pristine waters. Return to Lanquín. Visit Lanquín Caves. Transfer back to Cobán. Overnight.
Day 5 (Monday):
Transfer to Biotopo del Quetzal. You can choose between a 2 km or a 4 km hike through the cloud forest habitat of the Quetzal bird on well-maintained trails where one can appreciate the great variety of flora and fauna. Continue afterwards back to Guatemala City. Overnight.
Day 6 (Tuesday):
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 (Wednesday):
Optional bird-watching tours or canopy tours available. FREE MORNING to visit onsite museums or re-enter the archeological zone (Q50pp entrance fee not included). Afternoon transfer to Flores airport and flight to Guatemala City. Transfer to hotel in Guatemala City. Overnight.
Day 8 (Thursday):
FREE MORNING in Guatemala City. Optional: City Tour visiting National Palace, Cathedral, Museums Popol Vuh and Ixchel, and the Relief Map of Guatemala, and then it is time to say good-bye. Drop-off @ airport approx. 2 hours before departure time of your flight.
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