Adventure Journey

Tour Category

Adventure

Description

This tour is made thinking of those active explorers in search of both adrenaline and culture. The activities include climbing an active volcano, zip lining, kayaking, hiking, but at the same time half day walking tour in antigua and visiting an indigenous market.

Inclusions

  • Local English speaking guide, transportation in private basis, meals as indicated, local flight to peten (RT), Entrance fees: The Cathedral, San Francisco, La Merced, Iximche, ZipLining & Tikal.
  • Exclusions

  • Personal Travel Insurance, Tips/gratuities for your guide, personal expenses, hotel minibars, additional food.
  • Duration

  • 7 nights / 8 days
  • Meeting Point

  • A representative from Maya Trails will pick you up at GUA airport
  • Ending Point

  • Your guide or driver will take you back to the airport for your departure flight. If you choose to add Belize extension, the drop off will be at BZE airport.
  • Additional Information

    1. Chichicastenango Market is held only on Thursdays and Sundays, so the itinerary must go around this day
    2. There are other markets you may visit. One of them is Comalapa market and it is held every Tuesday or Friday.
    3. Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango may be exchangeable with the order. You may first visit Chichicastenango and then Lake Atitlan
    4. Guatemala City, Antigua & Lake Atitlan are all 5,000ft asl. It might get chilly at nights so be prepared

    Itinerary

    Start the tour with a some adrenaline, climbing an active volcano. The hike takes about 2.5hours and enjoy lunch as a pic nic style. This volcano is one of the most visited in Guatemala.  With 2,552m (8,373ft) above the sea level it’s been active since 1965.  Enjoy beautiful views toward other volcanoes and from the top you may also see the south coastline.

    Explore Antigua which is among the world’s best conserved colonial cities in the Americas. Here you will find cobblestone streets, art galleries, coffee shops, colonial architecture and wooden sculptures. Your guide will show you the secrets of this town and amazing heritage buildings. He/she will make you understand why Spaniards settle on this valley and the troubles they encountered.

    The area of Antigua is famous for growing one of the best coffees in Central America. Visit a real coffee hacienda to get up close and personal with the whole coffee making process, experiencing the smells, the sights and the flavor of one of Guatemala’s most famous exports.

    Visit Chichicastenango, for sure one of the most colorful native market in the Americas. Experience the color, dialects, costumes, smoke and the mix of the Maya with the catholic religion.

    Next, travel through the highlands to see one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. With three volcanoes rising out the emerald surface. At the same time the sun sets between them. Embark on a boat to visit two indigenous villages and see how locals live their daily life.

    And last, fly to the northern region to Tikal, an important ceremonial center with the construction of major pyramid and temples Tikal National Park contains some of the most fascinating archaeological remains of the ancient Maya Civilization. Excavated by Pennsylvania University, is the largest excavated site in the American continent.

    Highlights

    1. Visit one of the oldest and most beautiful colonial cities in the Americas
    2. Climb an Active Volcano
    3. Kayak: paddle in one of the most beautiful lakes in the americas
    4. Hike Cerro de Oro which is a lava dome
    5. Zip Lining
    6. Visit a Real Coffee Hacienda
    7. Visit Iximche, a post classic archaeological site located on the highlands
    8. Visit 2 UNESCO world Heritage Sites
    9. See traditional costumes and weavers
    10. Experience an authentic indigenous market
    11. See 7 different volcanoes (Pacaya, Agua, Acatenango, Fuego, San Pedro, Toliman & Atitlan)
    12. Visit one of the most beautiful lakes in the world
    13. Visit the ancient Tikal, one of the most fascinating archaeological sites

    In Brief

  • Day 1 – Welcome to Antigua Guatemala
  • Day 2 – Pacaya Volcano
  • Day 3 - Antigua Half Day Walking Tour, Coffee Tour & Zip Lining
  • Day 4 - Chichicastenango Market & Lake Atitlan
  • Day 5 - Kayak and Hike Cerro de Oro
  • Day 6 - Iximche & Flight to Peten
  • Day 7 - Tikal & Flight to Guatemala City
  • Day 8 - Departure Day
  • 2.5/5 rating (4 votes)