Discover Guatemala 8 days (3 days highlands)
Day 1º. (TUE) Guatemala Airport – Guatemala
Arrival to Guatemala City airport and transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City. Lodging.
Day 2º. (WED) Guatemala – Iximché – Atitlán
Breakfast. Departure to the Guatemalan Highlands. In route, we will visit Iximché archaeological site, the old Mayan Capital of the Cakchiquel Kingdom. After the visit, we will continue to Lake Atitlán –once Aldous Huxley said “it is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world”. Lodging.
Day 3º. (THUR) Atitlán – Chichicastenango – Atitlán
Breakfast. In the morning: transfer to village of Chichicastenango, where we will visit one of the most famous indigenous markets in all Latin America. That day, we will enjoy a living experience, where the travelers will have a corn workshop with local women. Corn is the most important staple food in Guatemala. Lodging.
Day 4º. (FRI) Atitlán – Santiago – La Antigua
Breakfast. Today we will take a boat to visit the village Tzutuhil of Santiago Atitlán. After the excursion, we will continue to La Antigua, arrival in mid afternoon and orientation tour in this colonial city declared World Heritage Site: ride to the Cathedral, central plaza, main monuments and museums. Lodging.
Day 5º (SAT) La Antigua
Breakfast. We have the day free to enjoy La Antigua and its facilities of the hotel. As an optional activity, during morning, we can take an excursion to Pacaya Volcano. Lodging.
Day 6º. (SUN) La Antigua
Breakfast. We will have the day off to make an optional tour to the Mayan city of Tikal, the jewel of the classic Mayan world. Lodging.
Day 7º. (MON) La Antigua
Breakfast. We will have the day on our own to make a tour through the stony streets and pathways that will transport you to La Antigua from the XVII century. As an optional activity, we will be able to visit a coffee plantation. Lodging.
Day 8º. (TUE) La Antigua – Aeropuerto Guatemala
Breakfast. Transfer to Guatemala City airport. End of our services
Optional Tour to Pacaya volcano
In the morning we will leave to the foot of the Pacaya volcano, from there we’ll begin an ascent of little difficulty. After an hour of walking, we will be on the plateau of the volcano from where we can appreciate the crater of one of the three active volcanoes in Guatemala. Rest of the afternoon will be free. Lodging.
Optional Tikal Tour. Full Day
Transfer to the airport from Guatemala or Antigua to take the flight to Flores. Land transfer to Tikal National Park. Visit to the Mayan city. Lunch. Return to Flores to take the flight back to Guatemala, transfer to the hotel
Optional Coffee Farm
We will discover how one of the best coffees of the world is produced: Visit the plantation, nursery area, wet and dry mills, sun drying patios, roasting and packing areas.
Itinerary order according to day of arrival:
|3||W||Guatemala/ Iximche / L. Atitlán|
|4||TH||L. Atitlán / Chichicastenango / L. Atitlán|
|5||F||L. Atitlán / Santiago / La Antigua|
|8||M||La Antigua / Apto. Gua|
|1||S||Apto Gua/ La Antigua|
|5||W||La Antigua / Iximche / L. Atitlán|
|6||TH||L. Atitlán / Chichicastenango / L. Atitlán|
|7||F||L. Atitlán / Santiago / Guatemala|
|8||S||Guatemala / Apto.|
|1||S||Apto Gua / La Antigua|
|4||W||La Antigua / Iximche / L. Atitlán|
|5||TH||L. Atitlán / Chichicastenango / L. Atitlán|
|6||F||L. Atitlán / Santiago / Guatemala|
|8||S||Guatemala / Apto.|
|Option “A”||Option “B”||Option “C”|
|Guatemala Ciudad||Westin Camino Real||Barceló||Radisson o Stofella|
|Lago Atitlán||Atitlán||Porta Del Lago||Villa Santa Catarina|
|La Antigua||Casa Santo Domingo||Porta Antigua o Camino Real||Villa Colonial|
Effective: Year 2018. Not effective for Holy Week (24 March – 01 April) or New Year’s Eve (20 Dec to 2 Jan, 2019)
Discover Guatemala 8 days (3 days Highlands)
During our trip in Guatemala, 3 days in the Highlands, we will be able to visit the main attractions of the country.
Departures: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Service: Regular. Minimum: 2 Pax.