Description

Guatemala is a truly magical country and if you are into the Maya, the mountains, the markets or a million other things, you’re bound to be captivated on this comprehensive eight day tour. People come to Guatemala and they stay . . . or they leave and return. There's almost too much going on, and even the shortest trip will take you to different places, with new challenges and surprises. Antigua, the first stop on the tour, is a gorgeous town nestled between three volcanoes. Throughout the trip you will visit lots of off-the-beaten-track destinations and lesser known places, meet the locals and get a great insight into their way of life.

Day 1
Guatemala City to Antigua

After arrival in Guatemala City you will be met by one of our experienced tour representatives and taken to the beautiful city of Antigua where you will spend the first night. Time for sightseeing and shopping after checking in to your hotel.

Day 2
Antigua

Today enjoy either a half day walking tour in Antigua. Visit the main square, the palace, the cathedral and La Merced and San Francisco churches. Or travel by minibus to San Miguel Escobar where you work side by side with local coffee farmers and small independent producers.

Day 3
Comalapa Market and Lake Atitlan

Today you will be taken to the colourful authentic market at Comalapa to see the famous primitive painting galleries and the town mural. Later you will make the two and a half hour journey up in to the highlands to stay at stunning Lake Atitlan.

Day 4
Lake Tour (San Juan, Santiago)

This morning guests will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna where they can visit the women’s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and natural dye process. Also here visit the studios / homes of the celebrated naïf painters. From here guests continue to the village of Santiago where they 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 5
Chichi Market

Today you travel for an hour to the famous market at Chichi. Time for shopping in this fabulous craft market and an opportunity to see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic church. Then return to Guatemala city airport in time to catch the short flight to Flores where you will be taken to your hotel in the rain forest.

Day 6
Yaxha

Today you go to the the Yaxha National Park to explore this lesser visited atmospheric site. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the howler and spider monkeys as well as many colourful tropical birds and other animals in this rich wildlife area. You will be given a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Yaxha.

Day 7
Tikal

Leave one national park for another. Today you travel for an hour to Tikal National Park to explore the amazing Unesco protected Mayan Temple site of Tikal, where huge structures rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds inhabit the rain forest. After lunch there is time to relax and explore before catching the 30 minute flight back to Guatemala City.

Day 8
Transfer Out

Your wonderful Maya magic and mystery tour ends today where it begun. Time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping in the city before you are taken to the airport for your onward flight or to begin your journey home.

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Discover the magic of Guatemala with this off-the-beaten track

7 nights fr £1850pp

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PLUS Some meals

Gorgeous Guatemala

Discover the magic of Guatemala with this off-the-beaten track

7 nights fr £1850pp

Includes flights
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Valid for deps 01 Feb - 28 Feb 2018

Tour details 8 days

Mid Range fr £1768pp
High End fr £2139pp
Luxury fr £2951pp
Valid between: 02/09/2017 - 30/12/2018

Tour Highlights

  • Guatemala City
  • Antigua
  • Comalapa Market
  • Lake Atitlan
  • Yaxha
  • Tikal

Included:

  • 7 Breakfasts & 6 Lunches
  • 7 Nights accommodation
  • Transport & English speaking guides- mid range
  • Private tours & guides -High end

Not included:

  • International Flights

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