Jungles and Volcanoes 10 days

Day 1º.(TUE) – Guatemala Airport Guatemala

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

 

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

Breakfast. Departure to the Guatemalan Highlands. In route we will visit Iximché, the old Maya Capital of the Cakchiquel Kingdom. Continuation to Lake Atitlán, that once Aldous Huxley said “it is one of the most beautiful 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 – 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 -Volcán Pacaya – La Antigua

Breakfast. In the morning we will go to the foot of the Pacaya Volcano, from there we will begin an ascent of little difficulty. After an hour of hiking, we will be in the plateau of the volcano from where we will be able to appreciate the crater of one of the three active volcanoes of Guatemala. Free afternoon. Lodging.

 

Day 6º. (SUN) – La Antigua – Guatemala – Petén  –

Breakfast. We will have the morning to rest and enjoy the facilities of the hotel or make an optional excursion to a coffee farm. That will be a learning and discovery experience to see how one of the best coffees in the world is produced. Visit to the plantation, nursery area, wet and dry mills, sun drying patios, roasting and packing areas. At the end, we will taste a cup of Guatemala coffee. In the afternoon: transfer to the airport in Guatemala City to take the regular flight to Flores. Transfer to the hotel. Lodging.

 

Day 7º. (MON) – 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. (TUE)  – Petén – Ceibal – Petexbatún

Breakfast. Land transfer to Sayaxché, where we will continue by boat to La Pasión River until Ceibal, to visit the archaeological site. Lunch at the site. We will continue sailing to Petexbatún Lagoon, a real tropical paradise with flora and fauna with under covered archaeological sites in the middle of the jungle. Dinner and lodging.

 

Day 9º.(WED) – Petexbatún – Aguateca – Guatemala

Breakfast. We will navigate through the lagoon and will walk around 30 minutes to reach the archaeological site. Visit to Aguateca and return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to Flores Airport to fly to Guatemala. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Lodging.

 

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

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. End of our 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
La Antigua Casa Santo Domingo Camino Real o Porta Antigua Villa Colonial
Petén Camino Real Tikal Villa Maya Villa Maya
Petexbatún Posada Chiminos Posada Chiminos Posada Chiminos

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

Jungles and Volcanoes – 10 days (3 days Highlands)

Including three days in the Highlands, this trip provides a direct contact with the nature in its most spectacular expressions:  Volcanic eruptions and pristine jungle.   The active Pacaya Volcano will present a unique experience. The Petexbatún Lagoon and surroundings, plenty of flora and fauna, together with its archaeological sites, means the chance to live a beautiful adventure in the most heavenly places that we still have in the globe.

Departures: Tuesday

Service: Regular. Minimum: 2 Pax.