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8-day Guatemala HIGHLIGHTS Option #6

PURE ADVENTURE - Hiking, Kayaking & Biking

Included services:

  • 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, for hike San José Chacayá, for kayaking tour to Santa Catarina Palopó and for bike ride "Antigua Valley (equipment included)
  • 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.

 

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 Pana (1½ h). FREE TIME. Overnight.

 

Day 3 (Monday):

Transfer to San José Chacayá (1½ h). Hike through Tzununa to San Marcos La Laguna. FREE TIME for swimming & relaxing. Box-lunch. Continue afterwards to San Pedro La Laguna, or alternatively and depending on time and physical condition), take a 20-minute ride in one of the regular pick-up trucks. Late afternoon, take boat back to Panajachel. Overnight.

 

Day 4 (Tuesday):

Start Kayaking Tour from public pier in Pana towards Santa Catarina Palopó (4 km). Then continue to San Antonio Palopó (2 km). FREE TIME to visit both indigenous villages. Return afterwards to Pana. Transfer to Antigua. Overnight.

 

Day 5 (Wednesday):

Visit San Andrés Itzapa, home to Maximón cult. Afterwards brief walking tour in Antigua visiting La Merced church, Santa Catalina Arch, Plaza Central, University San Carlos or Museum Santiago. Afternoon: Bike tour Antigua Valley visiting Calvario church, Convent San Juan del Obispo, Macadamia Nut Farm and a women's weaving cooperative in San Antonio Aguascalientes. Overnight.

 

Day 6 (Thursday):

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 (Friday):

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 (Saturday):

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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27-Apr-2017

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