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Best of Guatemala

Guatemala

8 days

Summary

Join us on this two week tour exploring the best that Guatemala has to offer. Visit the colonial city of Antigua, explore the colourful villages & markets of Chichicastenango and Huehuetenango, marvel at the beauty of Lake Atitlan and discover the ancient Mayan city of Tikal. You will be able to see all of Guatemala’s magic. Culture, nature, ruins and amazing beaches, this country has it all!

Highlights

  • Visit the stunning colonial city of Antigua
  • Overnight on the shores of Lake Atitlan
  • Visit the Indian community of Santiago Atitlan
  • Visit Central America’s most colouful market, Chichicastenango
  • Learn about fair trade coffee process
  • Visit the wonderful authentic market of Comalapa

ITINERARY

Day 1 Guatemala City/Antigua Guatemala

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Antigua.

Day 2 Antigua Guatemala

Morning visit to As Green as it Gets, an organisation supporting small independent coffee producers. Visit a family of coffee farmers and help in their daily tasks – pick, ferment, wash, sort and grade the coffee.
After lunch, return to Antigua for a walking tour of the historic centre.

Day 3 Antigua Guatemala/Lake Atitlan

Visit the colourful Comalapa Market and explore the Maya ruins of Iximche. Continue to Lake Atitlan and stay overnight.

Day 4 Lake Atitlan

Depart by boat across the lake to San Juan la Laguna to visit a women’s textile cooperative. Continue to Santiago and learn about the indigenous T’zutujil Maya beliefs and spirituality.

Day 5 Lake Atitlan /Tikal

Morning visit to Chichicastenango, Guatemala’s most famous market (Wed and Sun only). Transfer to Guatemala City Airport and fly to Flores where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 6 Tikal

Free morning. Later today, enjoy a sunset tour of Yaxha Ruins. Before dark, climb to the top of the temple. Enjoy drinks and snacks while watching the sun set over the rainforest and nearby lake.

Day 7 Tikal/Guatemala City

A full-day tour of UNESCO World Heritage site Tikal National Park. Evening flight to Guatemala City and stay overnight.

Day 8 Guatemala City

Transfer to the airport for your onwards flight or ask us about options to extend.

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