The Youth(ful) Traveler

Tour Category

Family

Description

This tour is made thinking of those active and smart travelers in search of activity and information. If you are looking for adventure, moderate activity, trying different things, experiencing the local flavors and learning interesting facts, this itinerary is right for you. The highlights go from Colonial, indigenous markets, churches, volcanoes and Archaeology. Your guide will show you the history, the life of a local, hidden spots and the layout of the country.

Inclusions

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

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

  • Under Request
  • Duration

  • 10nights/11days
  • Meeting Point

  • Meet and Greet at Guatemala City Airport
  • Ending Point

  • Guatemala City airport or if the group opts for extension in Belize, then at BZE international airport.
  • Additional Information

    1. Chichicastenango Market is held only on Thursdays and Sundays, so the itinerary must go around this day.
    2. Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango may be exchangeable with the order; you may first visit Chichicastenango Market and then Lake Atitlan.
    3. Guatemala City, Antigua & Lake Atitlan are 5,000ft asl. It might get chilly at nights

    Itinerary

    Antigua is among the world’s best conserved colonial cities in the Americas. Cobblestone streets, art galleries, coffee shops, colonial architecture and wooden sculptures will make you want to stay a little longer. 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.

    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. 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.

    Copan is known for being the Paris of the Mayan world.  With its detailed art in a staircase, altars and high relief stelas. It is for sure a must when visiting the area!

    And last, 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 colonial cities in the Americas
    2. Visit 3 UNESCO world heritage sites
    3. See traditional costumes and weavers
    4. Experience the commerce and movement of an authentic indigenous market
    5. See 6 different volcanoes (Agua, Acatenango, Fuego, San Pedro, Toliman & Atitlan)
    6. Visit one of the most beautiful lakes in the world
    7. Learn the art of weaving from the local women of San Juan la Laguna
    8. Visit Copan, the Paris of the Mayan World
    9. Enjoy sunset overlooking the Copan Mayan site
    10. Visit the ancient Tikal, one of the most fascinating archaeological sites

    In Brief

  • Day 1 – Welcome to Antigua Guatemala
  • Day 2 – Antigua Guatemala Half Day Walking Tour and Free Afternoon to explore on your own
  • Day 3 – Cooking Class & Coffee Tour
  • Day 4 – Chichicastenango Market & Transfer to Lake Atitlan
  • Day 5 – Lake Atitlan Village Tour (Visit Santiago and San Juan la Laguna)
  • Day 6 – Transfer to Copan & Hacienda San Lucas
  • Day 7 – Copan Tour
  • Day 8 – Transfer to Peten (Tikal Area)
  • Day 9 – Tikal Tour
  • Day 10 – Free Morning & Flight to Guatemala City
  • Day 11 – Departure Flight
  • Route Map

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