[5 NIGHTS, 6 DAYS] Antigua – Chichicastenango – Lago de Atitlán – Tikal
A comprehensive tour of Guatemala, the highlights being Antigua, Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan, and Tikal.
Arrive into Guatemala City where you will be transferred directly to your charming hotel in Antigua. Spend an afternoon/evening enjoying this magical colonial town considered by some to be the most beautiful in the world. Walk its romantic cobble stone streets and enjoy fine cuisine at one of the many excellent gourmet restaurants in the area.
GROUND TRANSPORT: Pick up from Guatemala Int. Airport (Time TBC) for private transfer in a deluxe air conditioned mini-van or SUV to Antigua (45 min. drive) - LODGING: 3 nights - 1 Superior Double Room with American breakfast -
Depart at 8:00 am for a full day tour with private transport to visit the mystical city of Chichicastenango (Thursdays and Sundays only) & Lake Atitlan. Chichicastenango, located 2500 meters above sea level, is famous for its market on Thursdays & Sundays where traditionally dressed villagers, in their kaleidoscope of colors, come to sell their very colorful textiles, fruits, vegetables and flowers. After lunch, depart for a visit of magical Lake Atitlan. Here you can spend the afternoon visiting the lake side village of Panajachel, or as an option, take a boat ride to visit other nearby villages. We will depart around 4:00 pm for our drive back to Antigua (approx. 2.5 hours) where you may enjoy the evening at your leisure.
GROUND TRANSPORT: 8:00 am pick up from your hotel for private transfer in deluxe air conditioned mini-van or SUV to Chichicastenango (2 hrs) and later Lake Atitlan (1 hr) - (Tour Duration: 10 hours); Guide available upon request.
Free day to tour the magical colonial village of La Antigua, visit its monuments and museums, shop at the various Indian markets, and stroll through the cobble stone streets. Or you may opt for one of our special tours: mountain biking, hiking, volcano, fishing, golf, horseback or culture tours.
RECOMMENDED TOURS: Recommended culture and adventure one day tours & activities from Antigua, such as, City Tours, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Horse Back Riding, etc.
Transfer from Antigua (pick up 4:30 am) to Guatemala City Airport for your 7:00 am flight to Flores/Tikal arriving at 7:55 am. Spend the day visiting and exploring Tikal, one of the largest and most magnificent Mayan cities in existence. Your expert guide will share many insights on this Mayan city and provide a feel for the mysteries of this ancient culture. Enjoy a fantastic lunch in the park and return in the afternoon to spend the rest of the day and evening relaxing at your charming, lake side hotel. You may opt for a visit and possibly dinner in the lovely town of Flores, the capital of the Peten region.
GROUND TRANSPORT: 4:30 am pick up from your hotel in Antigua for private transfer in deluxe air conditioned mini-van or SUV to Guatemala City Airport (45 min. drive.) AIR TRANSPORT: 7:00 am departure from Guatemala City on TACA flight 7972 with arrival in Flores at 7:55 am TIKAL TOUR: Pick up from Airport at 7:55 am by your private bilingual guide for immediate departure for Tikal ruins for an all day tour including lunch (without beverages), entrance fee and transportation. LODGING: 1 night - 1 Rainforest Casita -
Free day to enjoy the many attractions the Peten Region has to offer. You could opt for a morning tour of the romantic archeological site of Yaxha/Topoxte (highly recommended), or any of the other sites and attractions of the region based on your specific interest. Peten also boasts the largest protected tropical forest area in Central America, where there are areas of amazing fauna and flora, lakes, rivers, lagoons, caves, etc. It is a perfect place to engage in all sorts of adventurous activities, or ofcourse, simply relax at the lakeside, soaking up the sun and enjoying the natural sounds of the rainforest. Transfer to the airport in Flores at 5:00 pm for your 6:50 pm flight back to Guatemala City with immediate transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City.
GROUND TRANSPORT: Transport to Flores airport ($50 + tax for 1-4 pers. to be paid directly) - Please confirm time with the reception. AIR TRANSPORT: 6:50 pm departure from Flores on TACA flight 7973 with arrival in Guatemala City at 7:50 pm GROUND TRANSPORT: Transfer from Guatemala Int. Airport to hotel provided for FREE by regular hotel shuttle service - LODGING: 1 night - 1 Standard Double Room - *Optional: Return to Antigua instead of Guatemala City
You have the option of the hotel’s free shuttle service departing every 30 minutes to the airport or to arrange a taxi directly with the hotel concierge. Kindly remember to be at the airport a minimum of 2 hours prior to the departure of your international flight.
GROUND TRANSPORT: Transfer to airport by hotel's free shuttle service departing every 30 minutes (20 min. drive.)
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