10 Days , 2 Countries , 5 Cities
Guatemala City - Antigua Guatemala (Arrival)
The flight arrives in Guatemala City and transfer to Antigua Guatemala.
Antigua, Guatemala is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the Americas. It’s full of well-preserved Spanish architecture, and it is home to stunning ruins of colonial convents and churches. Three volcanoes – Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango – form a dramatic backdrop to the city.
Antigua City Tour – You will experience a private guided tour of Antigua’s famous cathedral, along with the most beautiful churches and ruins of this city. Present-day, Antigua’s cobblestone streets are bustling with wonderful restaurants and bars, cultural attractions, and colonial architecture and ruins. Antigua was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. During this City tour, you will be participating in a Mini-workshop of Chocolate.
Coffee Tour. First, you will step into the shoes of a Guatemalan coffee farmer. On this tour, you will hike through coffee fields, harvest beans, and learn to process and roast the coffee with traditional tools. End the experience by making your own fresh cup of coffee.
Hike to the active Volcano Pacaya. Next, you will be introduced to Volcano Pacaya, the most active volcano in Guatemala. It stands 2,500 meters above sea level. From Pacay, you will be able to take in the magnificent views of the Calderas Lagoon and view three other volcanoes: Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. You will also get the chance to walk safely over volcanic rock formed from lava flows. This hike is accessible for people of any hiking ability.
Antigua Guatemala - Iximche - Lake Atitlan
Tour to the Mayan site of Iximche. Upon entering Iximché, several ceremonial plazas with buildings that reach ten meters high can be seen. Surrounding the place with a forest shape and a carpet of grass-colored color and varied vegetation where the air is quite pure, you will quickly notice the abundance of green. You can see the four squares of the four main families with their ball games. It is a peaceful place where nature merges with culture and ritual. The ceremonial center that is at the end is the icing on the cake because one can learn from the Kakchiquel culture and feel the last sight of the descendants of the Mayas in the post-classic period.
Along the way to Lake Atitlan, this Guatemala tour package gives you the option to stop at the Atitlan Nature Reserve to experience the largest zipline canopy tour in Central America, as well as views of waterfalls and unparalleled hiking. The tour starts with a hike to a high point in the mountains. There you will find the top of the canopy and the beginning of the zip line cables. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the forest on this unique adventure. Look for monkeys, coatis, and many other species, as well as learn about the natural surroundings. If soaring through the heights is not for you, a variety of hikes and other activities are available at Lake Atitlan Nature Reserve. After your morning adventures, a vehicle and a boat transfer through Panajachel will bring you to your hotel in a town around Lake Atitlan.
On this day, you will go on a boat tour to explore beautiful Lake Atitlan and the indigenous towns on its shores. These are great places to see the beauty and variety of Mayan culture and traditional textiles. Every town has a distinct Mayan dress with patterns and colors representing their particular history and traditions.
Santiago Atitlán. This is a very colorful town with many natural activities to do. On the same street of the dock, there are sales of spectacular paintings made by local artisans. Their craft walk is known for its beautiful variety.
San Juan La LagunaMake a stop to visit a coffee farm in the town of San Juan. Learn about coffee production in Guatemala and sample some of the best coffee in the country!
Santa CatarinaThis is one of the most impressive and colorful destinations on the shores of Lake Atitlan, known for its picturesque streets, crafts, and panoramic landscapes. It is known as the “colors village”
Lake Atitlan - Chichicastenango - Flores Island
Tour to the Market of Chichicastenango. In Chichicastenango, you will discover the most colorful market of Central America. It takes place on Thursdays and Sundays only. The handicrafts produced in Guatemala have a great variety of colors and patterns that are representative of the multicultural characteristics of the country. Here you will have the chance to buy many different designs and souvenirs directly from the producers.
After your market trip, private transportation will take you to Guatemala City airport to enjoy a domestic flight to Flores Island. You will now reach one of the most iconic and beautiful sites in Guatemala, full of Mayan cultural richness. Note: this market only takes place on Thursdays & Sundays.
Transfer to Guatemala City for domestic flight to Flores Island
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel
Flores Island - Tikal - Flores Island
Tour to the Mayan City of Tikal:
A private car will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and transfer you to Tikal National Park. The massive ruins of Tikal are a carefully restored area of 222 square miles. The tour guide will walk you through the jungle to the site of the highest temple, which you can ascend to witness spectacular views of the Mayan ruins.
Sunset boat ride Lake Peten Itza:
The sound is as impressive as the view – you’ll hear a cacophony of monkeys, birds, and other insects sounding the jungle’s alarm clock – a truly magical experience! During this day you can go on the Sunset Boat Tour of the lake and the island. You will enjoy the Lake Peten Itzá sunset by boat.
Flores Island - Guatemala City (Departure)
After breakfast, you will depart from Flores Island and head to the airport for a flight to Guatemala City, and transfer to the international airport for a flight back home!
Starting from $1,660 per person
Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
Price excluding international flights
This trip is customizable for your private travel.
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- 6 nights bed and breakfast hotel accommodation – double occupancy
- All private transportation, including airport transfers
- Domestic flights Guatemala City – Flores Island | round trip
- Drivers + bilingual on-site guides for the tours listed
- Boat transfers Lake Atitlan
- City tour of Antigua Guatemala
- Mini workshop of Chocolate
- Coffee Tour – Filadelfia Farm
- Hike to Volcano Pacaya
- Tour to the Mayan site of Iximche
- Boat tour Lake Atitlan & Indigenous villages
- Tour to the Chichicastenango market *Only Thursdays & Sundays
- Tour to the Mayan City of Tikal
- Entrance fees for the tours listed
Sightseeing Highlights Included
- Antigua City Tour
- Explore three volcanos – Agua, Fuego and Acatenango.
- Coffee Tour – Filadelfia Farm
- Hike to the active Volcano Pacaya
- Tour the Mayan site of Iximche
- Visit Atitlan Nature Reserve
- Boat tour at Lake Atitlan
- Visit the town of Santiago Atitlán, San Juan La Laguna, Santa Catarina.
- Tour the Market of Chichicastenango
- Visit Flores Island
- Tour the Mayan City of Tikal
- Explore Tikal National Park
- Sunset boat ride Lake Peten Itza