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11 Day New Mayan Era Celebrations

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Get inspired with the lively Mayan Culture, charming colonial towns & ancient Mayan Sites. Celebrate with the Mayan people the Beginning of The New Mayan Era 13 Bak'tun at Tikal, Yaxha & Uaxactun.

Juego de Pelota


  1. Highlights
  2. Itinerary
  3. Dates & Prices
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  • Domestic flight from Guatemala to Flores & Flores to Guatemala.
  • 10 nights accommodation:
  • 3 nights accommodation in Antigua.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Lake Atitlan.
  • 1 night accommodation in Flores.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Tikal National Park.
  • 1 night accommodation in Guatemala City.
  • 13 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Services of English/Spanish/Kaqchikel speaking local guides.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Special Highlights

  • Cultural Walking Tour in Antigua.
  • Pacaya Volcano Tour.
  • Walking Tour of Chichicastenango Indigenous Market.
  • Cultural Boat Tour in Atitlan Lake to 3 Mayan Villages.
  • Sunset, Archaeological & Sunrise Tours in TikalNational Park.
  • Uaxactun Astronomical Observatory and Community Tour.
  • Yaxha Mayan Site Tour.
  • All entrance fees.
  • All transfers by touristic minivans or similar.
  • Day 1–   -Guatemala City/Antigua-

    Arrival in International Airport La Aurora in Guatemala City transfer from Guatemala City to Antigua.

    Overnight: Antigua Guatemala

    Day 2–   -Antigua-

    At 9:30 am we start of the Walking Tour through Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or la Antigua). The city is famous for its well-preserved Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. a leisurely walk around this World Heritage Site. The tour focuses on the city's history, cultural trends and restoration efforts. We visit the City Hall Palace, Palace of the Captain's General, the Cathedral with its majestic ruins, Antigua's unique cultural lifestyle, Maya archeology through the spiritual stone of jade, and the best museums in town at Paseo de los Museos. The city comes to life.

    Free afternoon, see optional tours in Antigua's Area.

    Overnight: Antigua Guatemala.

    Day 3–   -Antigua-

    Free morning and in the afternoon we will hike one of the most actives volcanoes in Guatemala, Pacaya.With a height of only 2,500 meters (8,200 ft) above sea level, it is relatively easy to climb and affords a truly spectacular view from the top. If weather permitting, you'll admire a spectacular sunset and other surrounding volcanoes.

    Overnight: Antigua Guatemala.

    Day 4–   -Chichicastenango Market/Lake Atitlan-

    Today depart to Chichicastenango, a traditional Mayan Market. Maya craft sellers from across the highlands set up makeshift booths around the central plaza, spilling over on to sidewalks, the church steps, and up various side streets. A broad selection of Guatemalan handicrafts is available, including carved-wood masks and religious figures, ceramic wares, and an immense selection of the country's amazing native textiles. After visit the two catholic churches and the museum where a Popol Vuh (Mayan Bible was found). A short visit to the “morerias” and Pascual Abaj stone idol will give you an idea of Mayan ceremonies that are being held by “chamans” and locals. Transfer to Lake Atitlan one of “the most beautiful lake in the world” Alexander von Humboldt. The blue-crystaline lake is surrounded by 12 Mayan villages where you will see how the descedents of the Mayans still have a traditional culture that’s very much alive to today.

    Overnight: Panajachel.

    Day 5–   -Lake Atitlan-

    This morning we will take the motor launch to the Mayan villages of San Marcos, San Juan and Santiago, learning about the culture, traditions and folklore. Explore each town, get in touch with locals, see a first hand demostration and discover how a womens weaving cooperative continues the traditional methods of dying thread with native plants. Continue to Santiago, the major town in the lake, the most famous Mayan Tzutujil village, where you can meet naif painters, learn about their “cofradias and Maximon”.

    Overnight: Panajachel

    Day 6–   -Lake Atitlan/Flores-

    Free morning at the lake and at noon we depart to Guatemala City Aiport where you take a domestic flight to Flores, Peten.

    Overnight: Flores

    Day 7–   -Yaxha Site/Tikal National Park-

    Transfer from your hotel to the Mayan Site of Yaxhá (pronounced ya-shaw). Yaxha is one of the largest Mayan sites in Guatemala and has nine plazas and more than 500 buildings. In this tour, visitors have the chance to admire sacred roads, the observatory, several huge acropolises, and numerous temple pyramids, including temple 216, the highest temple in Yaxha with a breathtaking view over the lake. English speaking guide, entrance fee and box lunch. In the afternoon transfer to Tikal National Park.

    Overnight: Tikal National Park

    Day 8–   -Tikal National Park-

    This morning began with a briefing on the archaeological site, the rainforest, the Maya Biosphere Reserve and the settlements of the Mayan culture in the Peten area. After the meeting, gather forces with breakfast at the hotel and then walk to the archaeological site for the introductory talk about the Maya, walk through trails to the group G, then the Temple of the Inscriptions. Around noon back to hotel and free time for lunch. In the afternoon return to the site to watch the sunset with the planetary alignment and a special ceremony. Breakfast, entrance fees, English speaking guide and dinner are included.

    Overnight: Tikal National Park

    Day 9–   -Tikal National Park-

    The awakening of the jungle: before sunrise we follow our guide through in the silence of the jungle. It ends up being a 45 min trek through the rain forrest ot get to Temple IV. At the top, you can see the whole Tikal area, the rain forest canopy, and a few of the other pyramids, all slightly shrouded in mist. As the sun begins to rise, birds began to call from all directions, followed by howler monkeys waking up. As the sun makes its slow climb on its patch to its zenith, the fog begins to burn away, the canopy is glowing, alive with life, the other temples glimmering in the early morning sun. Return to hotel for new trails for breakfast. rest of the day off where you can take to make your personal visit, take pictures or just relax at the beginning of the new era. Dinner, entrance fee, English speaking guide are included.

    Overnight: Tikal National Park

    Day 10–   -Tikal/Uaxactun Observatory/Guatemala City-

    After breakfast departure to the archaeological site of Uaxactun for a tour and guided visit of the site of Pre-Classic Maya astronomical center of great importance in Peten Maya and Culture regarding the findings and observations made by this great culture in to exact markings of the solstices and equinoxes during each year. One of the most interesting aspects of Uaxactun is its observatory–believed to be one of the first astrological structures in the Mundo Maya. Traditional regional lunch served in the site. Introduction to the life of the forest communities and community grants of Uaxactun, who are producers of “xate”,pepper, chili and other products of the Maya Biosphere. In the afternoon transfer to Flores Airport. Flight back to Guatemala City.

    Overnight: Guatemala City

    Day 11–   -Guatemala City-

    Transfer from your hotel to International Airport La Aurora – check out  

    Prices per Person: (USD $)

    2 Persons
    4 Persons

    upon request
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    Confirmed Departures

    Starts in Guatemala City
    Ends in Guatemala City
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    upon request

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