Sample Itinerary: Guatemala Maya Magic & Mystery
Tour Guatemala’s Magnificent Ancient and Modern Culture
Day 1, Arrival & Transfer to Antigua
Guests are met & transfer to Antigua (1hour) Antigua 3N.
Day 2, Architecture & History Tour (B)
Guests will take a half day walking tour of Antigua. (3-4hr). The tour takes in the main square, Palace, Cathedral, La Merced Church & San Francsico Church. All entrances are included. Free Afternoon.
Day 3, Azotea Coffee Farm, Maya Museum (B)
Guests visit the local woodcarvers in the village of Jocotenango & then the fabulous Azotea Coffee Farm & Maya Traditions Museums covering traditional music, costume & traditions. Free afternoon.
Day 4, Comalapa Market & Lake Atitlan (B,L)
Guests will be transferred to visit the colorful authentic market at Comalapa (1hr) & enjoy a tour of the market, the famous local primitive painting galleries, a local bakery & the famous town mural. Transfer on to Lake Atitlan (2.5hr). Lake Atitlan 2N
Day 5, Lake Tour & Visit to Santiago (B,L)
This morning guests will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan 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 spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya.
Day 6, Chichi Market (B,L)
Today guests transfer approx. 1hr 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 before transferring on to on to Guatemala City Airport (3hr) in time to catch the early evening flight to Flores. (30min) In Flores you will be met & transferred to your hotel in the rainforest. (Trf. time depends on hotel) Tikal Area 2N
Day 7, Yaxha Sunset (B)
Guests enjoy a free morning to relax. After lunch they transfer to Yaxha National Park (approx 1hr) to explore this atmospheric lakeside site ending with refreshments & wonderful views at sunset over the rainforest canopy from atop the main temples.
Day 8, Tikal (B,L)
Today guests transfer to Tikal National park (approx 1hr) to explore the amazing UNESCO protected Mayan Temple site of Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest. After lunch guests & time to relax and refresh guests will fly back to Guatemala City (30min) and transfer to their hotel. (Approx 10min) Guate City 1N
Day 9, Transfer Out (B)
This morning our driver will transfer guests to the airport (approx 10mins) in plenty of time to catch their flight.
(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner