Discover Guatemala

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Guatemala is rich in natural beauty and travel opportunities, it’s a country that offers so much to those willing to step off the beaten track for a little while. Stay in Antigua Guatemala, a crumbling, picture-perfect Central American town ringed by volcanoes. From here you can explore Lake Atitlan and Volcano Pacaya, check the bustling markets or simply sip some coffee in a street-side cafe and watch the world go by. Then travel to Flores Island and immerse in an island city which is more than just a take-off point, but a memorable attraction in itself. From Flores, discover Tikal National Park, famous for its Mayan ruins.

Overview

Overview

Day 1Arrive to Antigua Guatemala
Day 2Explore El Mercado
Day 3Lake Atatlan
Day 4Pacaya Volcano
Day 5From Antigua Guatemala to Flores
Day 6Tikal Ruins
Day 7Depart Flores

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Antigua Guatemala

Upon your arrival into Guatemala City you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Antigua a world heritage listed town. Antigua has beautiful heritage listed buildings, pebble stone streets and is situated close to the Pacaya Volcano. Antigua is very compact and easy and safe to walk around. Most points of interest for visitors are within walking distance.

Day 2: Explore El Mercado

Today you will have a whole day to explore Antigua on your own. Visit the vibrant El Mercado as walking through this market is a cultural experience! The market is open every day including Sunday, but is at its largest on Saturday, Monday, and Thursday. The cheapest fruit and vegetables, commodities, fresh meat, and gifts are found here. There are so many sections to the market, that one needs to spend nearly a full day to see it all. It is common to bargain for most purchases in the open air market.

Day 3: Lake Atitlan

Today you will transfer to Panajachel town followed by a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna. There you can visit the women’s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and natural dye process. Here you can visit the studios / homes of the celebrated Naïf painters. From here you continue to the village of Santiago where you have lunch in a local hotel and tour the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya.

Day 4: Pacaya Volcano Trek

Today you will visit The Pacaya, one of the most active volcanoes of Central America. At a height of 2,560 meters (8,400 ft) Pacaya is not among Guatemala’s highest volcanoes, but nonetheless the view from the top is spectacular. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 5: From Antigua Guatemala to Flores Island

After breakfast you will have a transfer to Guatemala City airport to board your flight to Flores Island. For many, the main reason to visit Flores is its proximity to Tikal, the most famous Mayan ruins in Guatemala, or as a starting point for trips around Petén. The city itself is a wonder — dense with colonial, red-roofed buildings, narrow cobblestone streets, a historic church and Spanish plaza, and restaurants that are easy to stumble upon walking the city’s charming streets. Most visitors will find that this island city is more than just a take-off point, but a memorable attraction in itself.

Day 6: Tikal National Park

Today you will explore the amazing UNESCO protected Mayan Temple site of Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rain-forest. Visit the Temples of the great jaguar, the masks, and the palace of the nobles. From temple IV you will have the great view of Tikal and the dense rain-forest that surrounds it. Tikal boasts more than 300 structures and is regarded as the most excavated Mayan Site to date.

Day 7: From Flores Island to Antigua Guatemala

This morning you will be transferred to the airport after breakfast to board your flight to Guatemala City. Enjoy your last night in the city and prepare to leave for your international flight the next day.

Day 8: Depart Antigua Guatemala

After breakfast you will get a transfer from your hotel in Antigua Guatemala to the airport in Guatemala City. Your Discover Guatemala itinerary concludes here.

Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Arrival and departure transfers from all cities
  • 4 nights accommodation in Antigua Guatemala
  • Lake Atilan Sightseeing
  • Pacaya Volcano Trek
  • 3 nights accommodation Flores Island
  • Tikal National Park Sightseeing

Not included

  • International and internal flights
  • Items of personal nature
  • Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Tips to Drivers, guides and Porters

Airfares

Travel Just 4U  has competitive Latin America Flights to get you to the starting point of your chosen Holiday. Contact one of our Travel Consultants for a full quotation including airfares, stopovers and any additional travel you wish to organize.