Fascinating Guatemala 9 days

Day 1º.(TUE) – Guatemala Airport – Guatemala
Arrival to the International airport and transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City. Lodging.

Day 2º.(WED) – Guatemala – Iximche – Atitlán
Breakfast. Departure to the Guatemalan Highlands. In the route we will visit Iximché, the old Maya Capital of the Cakchiquel Kingdom. We will continue to Lake Atitlán, that once Aldous Huxley said “it is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world”. Lodging.

Day 3º.(THU) – Atitlán – Chichicastenango – Atitlán
Breakfast. In the morning: transfer 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 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 – San Andrés Xecul – Quetzaltenango
Breakfast. In the morning, we will take a boat to visit the Tzutuhil village of Santiago Atitlán. After the excursion, we will go on to Quetzaltenango, to visit this colonial town that preserves the ancient traditions of its Maya-Quiche lineage, combined with the colonial past and the dynamics of modern life. On our way, we will visit San Andrés Xecul, which has a stunning parish church with a spectacular façade. Lodging

Day 5º.(SAT) – Quetzaltenango – Almolonga – Zunil – Salcajá – Guatemala
Breakfast. Today we will visit the market at Almolonga, known for its generous crops. We will continue to Zunil, one of the pre-Columbian villages, known for its regional fabrics. We will visit Salcajá, the first producer of mottled fabrics, used by women in their clothing. We will also visit the Church of La Conquistadora, which was the first Catholic Church in Guatemala. After these excursions, we will go back to Guatemala City. Lodging.

Day 6º.(SUN) – Guatemala Petén
Breakfast. We will have the morning to rest and enjoy the hotel facilities or to make an optional excursion in this modern city, to visit the central square, the cathedral and Reform Avenue.In the afternoon: transfer to the airport in Guatemala City to take the regular flight to Flores. Transfer to the hotel. Lodging.

Day 7º.(TUE) – Petén – Tikal – Petén  
Breakfast. Today we will visit the Mayan city of Tikal, the jewel of the classic Maya World. Lunch in the archaeological site.  Rest of the afternoon will be free to enjoy a walk through Flores Island, with a relaxing view of Lake Petén Itzá. Lodging.

Day 8º.(WED) – Petén -Guatemala  – La Antigua
Breakfast. In the morning transfer to Flores Airport to take a flight to Guatemala City. Reception and transfer to La Antigua. Guided visit to this colonial city declared World Heritage Site site: ride to the Cathedral, central plaza, main monuments and museums. Lodging.

Day 9º.(WED) – La Antigua – Guatemala City Airport
Breakfast.   Transfer to Guatemala City Airport.  End of services

 

Hotels:

Option “A” Option “B” Option “C”
Guatemala City Westin Camino Real Barceló Radisson o Stofella
Lake Atitlán Atitlán Porta Del Lago Villa Santa Catarina
Quetzaltenango Pensión Bonifaz Pensión Bonifaz Pensión Bonifaz
Petén Camino Real Tikal Villa Maya Villa Maya
La Antigua Casa Santo Domingo Camino Real o Porta Antigua Villa Colonial

Effective: Year 2019. Not Effective for Holy Week (13th April – 21th  April) New Year’s Eve (20 December  to 2th January, 2020)

Fascinating Guatemala – 9 days

This trip combines the nature wonders of the country and the splendor of the Highlands with the beautiful Mayan archaeological sites and the virgin jungle of Petén.

Departures: Tuesday.

Service: Regular. Minimum: 2 Pax