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7 Day Jam Packed Guatemala Tour: A Mayan Wrap

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Wander Antigua's cobblestone streets, Experience the natural beauty of Lake Atitlan and its authentic Mayan villages and blue volcanoes & Explore the lost ruins of Tikal. This trip offers natural wonders, ancient legacy and culture, you can not miss it!.

Tikal National Park

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  2. Itinerary
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  • Features
  • 6 nights accommodation:
  • 2 nights accommodation in Antigua.
  • 1 nights accommodation in Panajachel, Lake Atitlan.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Guatemala City
  • 1 night accommodation in Tikal National Park
  • 3 Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
  • Services of English/Spanish/Kaqchikel speaking local guides.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Special Highlights

  • Cultural Walking Tour in Antigua or Pacaya Volcano Tour.
  • Cultural Boat Tour in Atitlan Lake to 3 Mayan Villages.
  • Mayan Traditions Tour Chichicastenango Market.
  • Sunset & Sunrise Tours in TikalNational Park.
  • All entrance fees.
  • All transfers by touristic minivans or similar.
  • Round trip flights Guatemala City to Flores and back.
  • Day 1–   -Guatemala City/Antigua-

    Arrive any time

    Transfer to Antigua Guatemala

    Overnight: Antigua Guatemala

    Day 2–   -Antigua + Pacaya Volcano Tour or City Tour-

    Free morning.

    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 3–   -Lake Atitlan/Tour of San Juan, San Pedro and Santiago Atitlan-

    At 5:30 pm shuttle from Antigua to Panajachel, 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. 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 first hand demostrations 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”. Tour starts at 8:30 am and ends at 3 pm.

    Relax afternoon.

    Overnight: Panajachel

    Day 4–   -Chichicastenango Colorful Market-

    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 Guatemala City

    Overnight: Guatemala City

    Day 5–   -Sunset Tour of Tikal-

    Transfer to Airport La Aurora, flight to Flores, Peten. Continue to the ancient Mayan city of Tikal. Situated in the heart of the jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation, lies one of the major sites of Mayan civilizationis one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Free time for relaxing by the pool or visit the museum. In the afternoon, Sunset Walking Tour throughout the ruins with English speaking guide. The site contains some of the most fascinating archaeological remains of the Great Mayan Civilization. Archaeological Tour visiting the Twin-Pyramid complex, the Lost World Complex, Temple III, the Palace of the Windows, the Great Plaza, the Pyramid of the Grand Jaguar, the Pyramid of the Masks, and the Palace of the Nobles. Have the opportunity to climb to the top of Pyramid IV, the highest of the Mayan pyramids, from which you will have a complete view of Tikal and its surrounding jungle.

    After your tour, enjoy dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight: Tikal National Park

    Meals: dinner

    Day 6–   -Mystical Sunrise Tour of Tikal/Flores-

    Before sunrise follow your guide through in the silence of the jungle. A 45 min trek through the rain forrest to get to Temple IV. At the top, you will 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. Continue to visit other areas in Tikal, this tour puts especific emphasis in Astronomy. Return to hotel, enjoy a healthy breakfast.

    Free morning.

    At 2:30 pm shuttle back to Flores. Free time for visit Flores by your own.

    Flight back to Guatemala City.

    Transfer to your hotel.

    Overnight: Guatemala City

    Meals: breakfast

    Day 7–   -Check out - See you soon!-

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to La Aurora Airport. Fly back home! Hasta la vista amigos!

    Meals: breakfast.

    Prices per Person: (USD $)


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    4 Persons

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    7 Day Jam Packed Guatemala Tour: A Mayan Wrap


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