[7 NIGHTS, 8 DAYS] Antigua Guatemala – Quiriguá – Izabal – Dulce River – Livingston – Flores
Visit ruins and museums in Antigua Guatemala, travel to La Azotea Farm and enjoy a guided tour observing coffee plants in their different stages of growth, continue to Chichicastenango Maya market the fantastic lake Atitlan where you will discover our living Maya culture you can also admire the textiles and customs. End this fantastic Guatemala tour in the heart of the Mayan world, Tikal, Yaxha and Ixpanpajul Park.
Our team will greet you at La Aurora International Airport and will transfer you to the City of Antigua Guatemala, (1 hr) Lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
After breakfast it is time for our journey to the ruins and museums that combined with the old cobbled streets keep the stories and legends of those colonial times. In the afternoon you will travel to La Azotea Farm where you can enjoy a guided tour observing coffee plants in their different stages of growth. You can also see the coffee museum and museum of Mayan music that includes a collection of Mayan Musical instruments, artifacts, costumes and naïf paintings in an exhibit in three halls: Pre Hispanic Maya, living maya and cofradia of Maximon. You can also admire the textiles and customs museum.
Lodging in Antigua Guatemala
After breakfast you will be transferred to Chichicastenango. Here you will enjoy the multicolored market and their traditions. The magic that surrounds the ancient, indigenous commercial process in a mixture of flower scents and incense turn the event into a magical moment. At 02:00 p.m. we will board our bus and head to Panajachel.
Lodging in Panajachel (B)
This morning you will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna where you can visit the women's textile cooperative to see hand weaving and the natural dye process. Visit the studios / homes of the celebrated naïf painters, and the then continue to the village of Santiago where you will have a tour to the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the T'zutujil Maya. After we finish our visit to these magnificent villages, you will continue to Antigua Guatemala (2.5 hrs).
Lodging in Antigua
Yaxhá archaeological site is located in the shores of the Yaxhá Lake. Here we will walk through their causeways under an exuberant tropical forest, where howling monkeys flood the atmosphere with their howls to impress the females or to move away an intruding male in their flock. We will climb some temples that are the photographers' accomplices, as they offer wonderful views. We will conclude the day in the high part of the temple 216, the highest structure in the place, where we will enjoy an unforgettable evening listening to the birds sing. After sunset we will go to Flores Island for Lodging.
Today you will enjoy a guided tour thorough the paths and main areas of the most important city of the Mayan World. Here you will find that nature and archaeology are wonderfully blended. You will be able to see abundant wildlife, the Mayan forest, millennial temples silent witnesses of the birth and splendor as well as of the collapse of one of the most important civilizations in the planet, all this is in our visit to Tikal, The City of the Voices. Lodging in Flores Island
Desayuno. Ixpanpajul located at 15 kms from Flores Island is a splendid forest, the natural shelter of a wide variety of plants, trees and animals. Here you have two options of activities to do: Sky Walk, while walking through the spectacular suspension bridges and the twisting paths, full of exuberant vegetation, you will have the opportunity of direct contact with nature. Canopy Tour, an adventurous tour, is flying in the middle of the trees, with cables and to observing nature just as the birds see it, in a funny and safe way. Nine daring platforms and a crossed cables system, placed in the highest and leafy trees will make this adventure unforgettable, flying as Tarzan did. (15:30 hrs, transfer to the airport // 17:00 hrs, flight from Flores to Guatemala City)
Transfer to the International airport. Your adventure in the Country of the Eternal Spring finishes.
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