Guatemala Basic 8 days A

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. This 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 will 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. Lodging.

Day 6| THU – La Antigua – Petén
Breakfast. We will have the morning to rest and enjoy the facilities of the hotel. In the afternoon transfer to the Guatemala Airport to take the local flight to Petén. Transfer to the hotel. Lodging.

Day 7| FRI – Petén – Tikal – Guatemala City
Breakfast. Today we will visit the Mayan city of Tikal, the jewel of the classic Mayan World. Lunch in the archaeological site. Transfer to Petén Airport to take the local flight back to Guatemala City. Transfer to the hotel. Lodging.

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

 

Hotels:

Option “A” Option “B”
Guatemala City Westin Camino Real Barceló
Lake Atitlán Porta Del Lago Villa Santa Catarina
La Antigua Camino Real Antigua Villa Colonial
Petén Camino Real Tikal Villa Maya

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

Guatemala Basic

With a nice pace this trip includes three days in the Highlands and the main attractions of Guatemala.

Departures: Saturday.

Service: Regular. Minimum: 2 Pax.

Languages: Spanish, English & Italian.