Must See Guatemala

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS GUATEMALA - Antigua - Chichicastenango - Guatemala City - Lake Atitlan - Tikal

Day 1 – Welcome to Antigua

"You will be met at the airport and transferred you to your hotel in Antigua. "

Day 2 – Antigua Walking Tour

Your will enjoy a guided walking tour around this beautiful colonial town and visit the main heritage buildings around Antigua such as The Cathedral, San Francisco and La Merced with the afternoon free to explore on your own.

Day 3 – Coffee Tour

You will be transferred to a coffee hacienda just a few minutes away from Antigua. Here, you will learn about the procesesses starting with hand picking the beans all the way to having it ready to serve, from "bean to cup". After the tour your guide will transfer you to Lake Atitlan.

Day 4 – Lake Atitlan Village Tour

Your guide will take you on a private boat trip to visit two very special ad unique towns around Lake Atitlan - San Juan la Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. Santiago is home to Maximon, a venerated pagan saint who smokes tobacco and drinks moonshine. He resides in a different house each year. San Juan la Laguna is a bit quieter and much less visited and is home to several textile co-ops and art galleries.

Day 5 - Chichicastenango Market & Transfer to Guatemala City

Today you will be transferred to Chichicastenango. At your leisure, 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 a Mayan Shrine where worshipers gathered regularly to perform ceremonies. Transfer to Guatemala City.

Day 6 – Flight & Yaxha Sunset Tour

An early transfer will take you to the airport for your short flight to Petén. On arrival a representative of Maya Trails will transfer you to your hotel for breakfast and time at leisure. In the afternoon a guide will transfer you to Yaxhá Archaeological Site for a beautiful sunset tour after which, your guide will transfer you back to the hotel.

Day 7 – Tikal & Flight to Gua

Your tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to Tikal National Park. Once at the park you will see the layout of the temples, architecture, history, and if you are lucky a few monkeys, parrots, macaws and toucans. Your guide will share common theories of why the Maya disappeared. After the tour lunch is served at a restaurant in the middle of the jungle. After lunch a private transfer will take you to the airport for your local flight back to Guatemala City. Transfer from the airport to hotel.

Day 8 – Departure Day

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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              Real InterContinental Guatemala

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

                Lote 77 Parcelamiento Tayasal
                San JosePeten - 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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