Mayan Legacy – 9 Days
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. That 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 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 – Joya del Cerén -n
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| SAT – Suchitoto
Breakfast. Walk along Suchitoto, visiting its beautiful cobbled streets, art galleries, craft houses, central park and Santa Lucia Church. Free afternoon for optional activities such as an indigo workshop or a boat trip along Suchitlán Lake. Lodging.
Day 8| SUN – Suchitoto – Tazumal – Santa Anta – San Salvador
Breakfast. Departure to the archeological site of Tazumal, the most important Mayan ceremonial center in El Salvador. We will continue to Santa Ana, the second most important city in the country. We will visit its charming historic center, the National Theatre, the central square and the Gothic-style cathedral. In the afternoon arrival to San Salvador. Lodging.
Day 9| SAT – San Salvador – El Salvador Airport
Breakfast. Transfer to the International Airport of El Salvador. End of our services.
BEACH EXTENTION TO THE SALVADORAN PACIFIC
Day 9. (WED) Suchitoto – Beaches at the Salvadoran Pacific
Breakfast. Transfer to Las Flores Beach, at the Salvadoran Pacific. Full board accommodation. Lodging at Hotel Las Flores Resort.
Day 10. (THU) Beaches at the Salvadoran Pacific
Breakfast. Free day to rest and enjoy the facilities at the hotel and its surroundings. Full board accommodation. Lodgint at: Hotel Las Flores Resort.
Day 11. (FRI) Beaches at the Salvadoran Pacific – International Airport
Breakfast. Transfer to San Salvador International Airport.
|Guatemala City||Westin Camino Real||Barceló|
|Lake Atitlán||Porta Del Lago||Villa Santa Catarina|
|La Antigua||Camino Real Antigua||Villa Colonial|
|Suchitoto||Los Almendros de San Lorenzo||Posada Suchitlán|
|San Salvador||Barceló||Villa Terra|
Effective: Year 2021. **Not Effective for Holy Week (28th March – 4th April), departure 31th July, New Year’s Eve (20th Dec. to 2nd January, 2022).
This trip has the attraction of offering the chance to visit Guatemala and then go on to Honduras to know one of the most emblematic cities of the classical period: Copan. You’ll be able to visit El Salvador and its colonial city, and combine an extension trip to the beach.
Service: Regular. Mínimum: 2 Pax.
Languages: Spanish, English & Italian.