Highlands Copán Río Dulce 10 days

Day 1º.(TUE) – Guatemala Airport Guatemala

Arrival to Guatemala City Airport. Transfer to your hotel. Lodging.

 

Day 2º.(WED) – Guatemala – Iximche – Atitlán

Breakfast. Departure to the Guatemalan Highlands. In our path we will visit Iximché, the old Mayan capital of the Cakchiquel Kingdom. We will continue to Lake Atitlán, considered as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world by Huxley. 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 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 5 º. (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 –Guatemala –  Copán

Breakfast. We will depart from La Antigua and cross to Honduran territory to visit Copán, a Mayan site with many interesting facts of the Maya civilization: stelae. Pyramids, ball courts, burials, etc. Lodging.

 

Day 7 º. (MON) – Copán – Quirigua – Izabal Area

Breakfast. Departure to the Caribbean side of Guatemala. On our way, we will include the visit of Quiriguá, archaeological site that has the tallest stelae built by the Mayas. At the end of the visit, we will visit Izabal, one of the nature wonders of the country. Lodging.

 

Day 8 º. (TUE) – Izabal Area – Río Dulce – Petén.

Breakfast. Morning boat ride through Río Dulce, a  unique place of ecological and natural richness. Through the ride, we will go by boat to the touristic site of Cayo Quemado, to have a living experience.  With the community members, we will enjoy a culinary workshop preparing a delicious winkle (also known as “burro”) or shrimp and coconut ceviche. After lunch, we will continue our boat tour and head to Río Dulce town, where our transportation is going to be waiting to continue our trip to Petén jungle. Lodging.

 

Day 9 º.(WED)  – Petén  – Tikal – Guatemala

Breakfast. Today we will visit the Mayan city of Tikal, the jewel of the Classic period. Lunch in the archaeological site. Transfer to Flores airport to take a short flight back to Guatemala. Transfer to the hotel. Lodging.

 

Day 10º.(THU) – Guatemala – Guatemala Airport

Breakfast. Transfer to the International Airport of Guatemala City. End of our services.

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
La Antigua Casa Santo Domingo Camino Real o Porta Antigua Villa Colonial
Copán Marina Copán Marina Copán Plaza Copán
Livingston Villa Caribe Villa Caribe Villa Caribe
Petén Camino Real Tikal Villa Maya Villa Maya

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

Highlands Copán Río Dulce – 10 days (3 days Highlands)

We will combine 3 days at  the Guatemalan Highlands with the archaeological Mayan sites of Tikal and Copán, including the breathtaking Rio Dulce at the Caribbean side of the country.  This is a motivating trip that includes a visit to one of the most emblematic Maya Cities:  Copán

Departures: Tuesday

Service: Regular. Minimum: 2 Pax.