Guatemala In Depth

Colonial City | Mayan Ruins | Nature

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Guatemala In Depth

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Duration:
17 days - 16 nights
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AUD $ 7,999
p.p. Twin Room Share, Excludes Flights

Guatemala In Depth takes you on an exciting 17 Day private journey to discover the country’s best known destinations as well as its rich hidden gems. 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 to explore the country in depth.

Your journey begins with a stay in Antigua, a crumbling, picture-perfect Central American town ringed by volcanoes. Explore the colonial architecture and city layout the define colonial Latin America. The experience of bustling market day in the old capital is a colourful experience with plenty of opportunities to purchase food, textiles and more.

If you prefer to watch the action from a distance, simply sip some local coffee in a street-side cafe and watch the day unfold. Your itinerary includes a day trip from Antigua to climb a nearby volcano and visit a coffee plantation. From Antigua, you will travel north to Lake Atitlan for a few nights and explore the many small Mayan villages that dot the shores of the lake. Impressive volcanoes ring the lake and provide endless scenic opportunities.

tikal at daytimeFrom Lake Atitlan, you will return to Guatemala city visiting the Mayan archaeological site of Iximche on the way. The next day you will continue south to Coban, stopping at a national reserve to hopefully observe the stunning Quetzal, the national bird. Spend the next day exploring the turquoise pools of Semuc Champey and relaxing at your hotel.

Continue on to Rio Dulce for the next three nights as you discover the UNESCO listed Quirigua and take a boat tour down the river to Livingston. Learn the fascinating history of the Garifunas who settled here after escaping war in the 1800s from their home in the Caribbean Islands.

From Rio Dulce, you will travel overland to Flores in the north eastern part of the country. Here you will continue your Guatemala In Depth tour with a few nights stay on Flores, an island city which is more than just a take-off point, but a memorable attraction in itself. From here, visit the countries most well known location, the UNESCO listed ancient Mayan city which is now the Tikal National Park .

This itinerary is completely flexible – activities and dates will be modified to your personal preferences. Contact us for an obligation free quote.

Overview

Day 1

Flight arriving into Guatemala City
Guatemala Arrival Service – Private Transfer from Airport to Hotel
Overnight Antigua – 3* Hotel

Day 2

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Full Day Antigua Walking and Community Coffee Tour (L)
Lunch Included on Tour
Overnight Antigua – 3* Hotel

Day 3

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Full Day Pacaya Active Volcano Hike (L)
Lunch Included on Tour
Overnight Antigua – 3* Hotel

Day 4

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Guatemala Private Tour Overview
Private Transfer to Lake Atitlan via Chichicastenango
Lunch Included on Tour
Overnight Panajachel – 3* Hotel

Day 5

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Half Day Indigenous Village Tour
Lunch Included on Tour
Overnight Panajachel – 3* Hotel

Day 6

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Transfer to Guatemala City via Iximche Archaeological Site
Overnight Guatemala City – 4* Hotel

Day 7

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Transfer to Coban via the National Biotope
Overnight Coban – 3* Hotel

Day 8

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Full Day Semuc Champey
Overnight Coban – 3* Hotel

Day 9

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Time at Leisure in Coban
Overnight Coban – 3* Hotel

Day 10

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Transfer to Rio Dulce with Visit to Quirigua Archeological Site
Overnight Rio Dulce – 3.5* Hotel

Day 11

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Rio Dulce Boat Tour (L)
Lunch Included on Tour
Overnight Rio Dulce – 3.5* Hotel

Day 12

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Time at Leisure in Rio Dulce
Overnight Rio Dulce – 3.5* Hotel

Day 13

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Transfer from Rio Dulce to Flores
Overnight Flores – 3.5* Hotel

Day 14

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Hanging Bridges Tour + Yaxha Archeological Visit (L)
Lunch Included on Tour
Overnight Flores – 3.5* Hotel

Day 15

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Half Day Uaxactun Archeological Site Tour (L)
Lunch Included on Tour
Overnight Flores – 3.5* Hotel

Day 16

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Half Day Tikal Archeological Site Visit (L)
Lunch Included on Tour
Flight from Flores to Guatemala City (flight included)
Overnight Guatemala City – 4* Hotel

Day 17

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Transfer from Hotel to Airport
Flight departing Guatemala City
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Itinerary

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Included

  • All ground transportation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in 3 & 4 star hotels (pricing based on a twin share room)
  • Daily Breakfast and additional meals where indicated in the itinerary
  • Tours with an English Speaking guide
  • All Entry Fees for National Parks, Museums or Important Sites on Tours as indicated in descriptions
  • Access to Travel Just 4U Emergency Assistance Line available 24 hours a day

Not Included

  • Flights*
  • Additional Meals or Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips (not mandatory, but they are customary in Latin America)

    *Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

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