Cultural route of the pyramids in Guatemala

You will visit the main tourist sites of Guatemala, Antigua, Lake Atitlan, discover the impressive Mayan buildings in Tikal and Yaxha National Park and many more destinations.

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The tour begins with arrival at La Aurora International Airport and transfer to hotel in Guatemala City.

The next day, after breakfast, transfer to the city of Antigua. Visiting its cobblestone streets full of history and art that transport us to the time of the colony (Half day tour). Lodging.

On the third day in the morning transfer from Antigua Guatemala to the town of Chichicastenango for free time in the most important handicraft market in the region, where you can appreciate the culture of this population visiting its morerías, church, cemetery or ascending the Pascual Abaj hill where polytheism is present in each of its Mayan rites.
At the end of the tour transfer from Chichicastenango to the community project Nuevos Mayas, in this community project the local people at night perform reading of nawales, share with children and adults to learn about the way of life and experiences. At the end of the day, lodging in hostels of the community project.

The next day, horseback ride from the hostel to the neighboring village (7 kilometers), upon arrival a community leader shares his experiences after the hard blow of the internal armed conflict that he lived from the year 1960 to 1996.
Tasting of a typical dish based on local plants (boxbol), return to the community of Xix for mobilization in vehicle to Uspantan. Lodging in a hotel with basic amenities.

On the fifth day we move to the Mayan community of Laj Chimel, birthplace of Nobel Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, in this village the K'iche's Mayans invite you to explore their valuable environment. Share their way of life and be surprised with their history that developed in the mountains which sheltered them from the constant attacks of soldiers and guerrillas during the internal armed conflict, conflict which ceased more than 14 years ago, if you are an adventure lover you can jump from the swing "El Saraguate", the local people show their main crops and medicinal plants with which they subsist day by day. In the afternoon return to the village of Uspantan for a tour of the community. At the end of the tour we will spend the night in a hotel with basic amenities.

The next day departure to the community of Chicaman for a meeting with the community guides, instructions and delivery of equipment for the activity of Tubing in the crystalline waters of the Chixoy River, this activity is done for a period of two hours by the lower parts of the river.
In the afternoon return to Chicaman where we will be given an explanation of the artisanal way of working the panela. At the end of the day we will spend the night in a hotel with the basic comforts.

On the seventh day departure to Panajachel where we will find the most beautiful lake in the world "Atitlan", we will arrive just at lunch time, free afternoon to enjoy the panoramic view of the lake or for a boat ride (not included). At the end, we will go to the selected hotel.

The next day boat ride to the town of Santiago Atitlan, guided tour through the streets of this important Maya Tzutujil population, land of Rilaj Mam a character worshiped by the local people of versatile characteristics. In this population as very few at the present time the man still conserves his typical clothing, very colorful and with details of the flora and fauna of the place. In the afternoon return to Guatemala City. At the end of the day, accommodation in selected hotel.

The last day includes the transfer from the hotel to the international airport La Aurora, where the trip ends.