Guatemala Basic 8 days A

Day 1 º.( (TUE) – Guatemala Airport Guatemala

Arrival to Guatemala City airport and transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City. Lodging.

 

Day 2 º.( (WED) – Guatemala  – Iximche –  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 wordl”. Lodging.

 

Day 3 º.( (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 4 º.( (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 the hotel facilities. As an optional activity, in the morning, we can take an excursion to Pacaya Volcano. Lodging.

 

Day 6 º.(SUN) – La Antigua – Petén

Breakfast. We will have the morning to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or have an optional excursion to a coffee farm, where we will discover how one of the best coffees in the world is produced: Visit the plantation, nursery area, wet and dry mills, sun drying patios, roasting and packing areas. In the afternoon: transfer to Guatemala City International Airport to take the regular flight to Flores, Petén. Transfer to the hotel. Lodging.

 

Day 7 º.(MON) – Petén – Tikal – Guatemala

Breakfast. Today we will visit the Mayan city of Tikal, the jewel of the classic Maya World. Lunch in the archaeological site. Transfer to Flores International Airport to flight back to Guatemala City International Airport. Lodging.

 

Day 8 º.(TUE) – Guatemala – Guatemala City Airport

Breakfast. Transfer to Guatemala City airport. End of our services.

 

Itinerary order according to day of arrival:  

 

SUNDAY

 
1 S Apto/Guatemala  
2 M Guatemala / Visita Ciudad / Petén  
3 T Petén / Tikal / Guatemala  
4 W Guatemala / Iximché / L. Atitlán  
5 TH L. Atitlán / Chichicastenango / L. Atitlán  
6 F L. Atitlán / Santiago + V. O. Antigua / La Antigua
7 S La Antigua (free day)  
8 S La Antigua / Apto.  

 

MONDAY

1 M Apto/Guatemala
2 TU Guatemala / Tikal / Guatemala
3 W Guatemala / Iximché / L. Atitlán
4 TH L. Atitlán / Chichicastenango / L. Atitlán
5 F L. Atitlán / Santiago + V. O. Antigua / La Antigua
6 S La Antigua (free day)
7 S La Antigua (free day)
8 M La Antigua / Apto.

Hotels:

 

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

Effective: Year 2018. Not effective for Holly Week (24 March – 01 April) or New Year’s Eve (20 Dec to 2 Jan, 2019)

Guatemala Basic – 8 days (3 days Highlands)

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

Departures: Tuesday

Service: Regular. Minimum: 2 Pax.