Discover Guatemala 8 days (3 days highlands)

Day 1| SAT – Guatemala Airport – Guatemala City
Arrival to Guatemala City airport and transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City. Lodging.

Day 2| SUN – Guatemala – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlán
Breakfast. Departure to the Guatemalan highlands with destination to the 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 will have a corn workshop with local women. Corn is the most important staple food in Guatemala. After the visit, we will continue to Lake Atitlán, as Aldous Huxley once said, “one of the most beautiful lakes in the world”. Lodging.

Day 3| MON – Lake Atitlán – San Juan La Laguna – Santiago Atitlán – Lake Atitlán
Breakfast. Today we will take a boat to visit two of the twelve villages that surround this beautiful lake. We will visit the Tzutuhil village of San Juan La Laguna characterized by the harmony in which its inhabitants live with nature and culture. We will continue to Santiago Atitlán, a town inhabited by indigenous Tzutuhiles who live from fishing and handcrafts, although they are better known as worshippers of a Mayan-Catholic deity they call Maximón. Lodging.

Day 4| TUE – Lake Atitlán – Iximché – La Antigua
Breakfast. Departure to La Antigua Guatemala. On route, we will visit the archaeological site of Iximché, the ancient Mayan capital of the Cakchiquel kingdom. Upon our arrival in La Antigua, we will visit this colonial city declared a World Heritage Site, we will visit the Cathedral, La Merced Church, the Central Plaza and its main streets and monuments. Lodging.

Day 5| WED – La Antigua
Breakfast. We have day at leisure to enjoy La Antigua, strolling through its cobbled streets, appreciating their architectural style of yesteryear or relaxing in the hotel facilities. As an optional activity, during morning, we recommend taking an excursion to Pacaya Volcano or Tikal. Lodging.

Day 6| THU – La Antigua – Monterrico Beaches
Breakfast. Departure towards the Pacific coast, arrival to Monterrico, exotic volcanic sand beach with a relaxed and restful coastal environment. Lodging.

Day 7| FRI – Monterrico Beaches
Breakfast. Days to rest on this magnificent beach that covers more than 300 kilometers and allows a great variety of water activities and contact with nature. We recommend a comforting sunrise visiting the mangroves or enjoying the local fauna by visiting the Monterrico Turtle Reserve. Lodging.

Day 8| TUE – Monterrico Beaches – Guatemala Airport
Breakfast. Transfer to the International Airport of Guatemala City. End of our service.

 

Optional

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.

Hoteles:

Opción “A” Opción “B”
Guatemala City Westin Camino Real Barceló
Lago Atitlán Porta Del Lago Villa Santa Catarina
La Antigua Camino Real Antigua Villa Colonial
Monterrico Dos Mundos Dos Mundos

Effective: Year 2021. **Not Effective for Holy Week (28th March – 4th April) New Year’s Eve (20th Dec. to 2nd January, 2022).

Discover Guatemala

During our trip in Guatemala, 3 days in the Highlands, we will be able to visit the main attractions of the country.

Departures: Saturday.

Service: Regular. Minimum: 2 Pax.

Languages: Spanish, English & Italian.