Adventure Journey

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS GUATEMALA - Antigua - Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlan - Tikal

Day 1 – Welcome to Antigua

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Antigua.

Day 2 – Pacaya

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to Pacaya Volcano where a 2 and 1/2 hour hike is required to reach the top. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at the summit and soak up the magnificent view. After the picnic, you will start hiking back to the vehicle for your transfer to Antigua.

Day 3 – Antigua Half Day – Coffee and Zip Line

Enjoy a guided walking tour around Antigua. You will visit the Central Plaza, where you can find the main buildings of San Francisco and the beautiful facade of La Merced. Afterwards, you will experience zip lining. Enjoy one of the many downtown restaurants on your own time.

Day 4 – Biking Tour

Escape Antigua for the day and tour the countryside on a mountain bike. During the tour you will seesome naturally formed ruins. Visit an experimental macadamia farm at a sustainable agriculture project and explore the villages of Santiago Zamora and San Antonio Aguas Calientes, famous for their textiles and weavings.

Day 5 – Chichicastenango

You will be transferred to Chichicastenango. Explore the town on your own and walk around the bustling market and visit Santo Tomas church. In this 400 year old church, you will witness syncretism, a term which means a mix of two religions. After the tour, you will hike to Pascual Abaj, a moderate hike to get to this Mayan Shrine where worshipers gathered regularly to perform ceremonies. Transfer to Lake Atitlan.

Day 6 – Kayak & Cerro de Oro Hike

Your guide will take you on a 45 minute kayaking tour along some delightful peninsulas so you can admire the shore's beautiful gardens. Once at Cerro de Oro's base, you will hike through the local village. After a one-hour climb you will reach the summit where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the area. After hike, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

Day 7 – Village Tour

Your guide will take you on a private boat tour of two very different and unqiue towns on the lake shore: San Juan la Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. Santiago is home to Maximon, a venerated pagan saint who smokes tobacco and drinks moonshine and who resides in a different house each year. San Juan la Laguna is a quieter and much less visited and is home to several textile co-ops and art galleries.

Day 8 – Iximche & Flight to Peten

You will be transfer to Guatemala City to take a short flight to Flores, Peten. En route visit to Iximche, , a Pre Columbian Mayan site in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. It was the capital of the Late Pre-classic Kaqchikel kingdom from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524 with the Spaniards arrival. The area of Petén is the largest department of Guatemala and occupies about a third of the country but only contains over three percent of its population. This area produces wood, chewing gum, oil, pepper and other agricultural products. Its' main income comes from the worldwide known cradle of the Mayan civilization.

Day 9 – Ixpanpajul

An early transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Petén. On arrival a representative of Maya Trails will pick you at Mundo Maya airport and transfer you to Ixpanpajul Park for zip lining, afterwards transfer to hotel for check in. At 14:00hr guide will transfer you to Yaxhá Archaeological Site for a beautiful sunset tour. After the sunset your guide will transfer you back to the hotel.

Day 10 – Tikal

You will be transfer to the world famous Tikal archeological site. The tour covers the most important temples such as Complex Q, Temple IV, Lost World, Central Plaza, surrounding temples as well as North and South Acropolis. Lunch is served in a restaurant in the middle of the jungle. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your local flight. We will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel in Guatemala City.

Day 11 – Departure Day

After breakfast a transfer will take you to the airport for your departure flight.

MESON DE MARIA

3 Calle Poniente #8, Antigua Guatemala
Antigua GuatemalaSacatepequez, Guatemala
(502) 7832 - 6068
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    JARDINES DEL LAGO

    Calle Monterrey, Panajachel
    07010 PanajachelSololá, Guatemala
    (502) 7762-6114
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      HOTEL BILTMORE

      15 Calle 0-31, zona 10, 
      01010 Ciudad de GuatemalaGuatemala - Guatemala
      (502) 2410 - 5000
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        HOTEL ISLA DE FLORES

        Avenida la Reforma
        FloresPeten - Guatemala
        (502) 7867 - 5176
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          CASA SANTO DOMINGO

          3a Calle Oriente 28 A
          Antigua GuatemalaSacatepequez - Guatemala
          (502) 7820 - 1220
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            HOTEL ATITLAN

            Calle de Finca San Buena Aventura
            PanajachelSololá - Guatemala
            (502) 7762-1441
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              WESTIN CAMINO REAL

              14 calle 0-20
              Guatemala 01010Guatemala, Guatemala
              (502) 2333-3000
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                CAMINO REAL TIKAL

                Lote 77 Parcelamiento Tayasal
                San JosePeten - Guatemala
                (502) 7762-1441
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                  Real InterContinental Guatemala

                  14 calle 2-51 zona 10
                  Guatemala 01010Guatemala, Guatemala
                  (502) 2413-4444
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