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Custom Guatemala Travel Package (10 Nights) – Guatemala lakes and Maya traditions and archeology sites Vacation Package

Travel to Guatemala and experience its wonders with this 11 Day / 10 Night Travel Vacation Package and Tour that includes

Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Mayan temple sites, Tikal, Guatemala City, Petexbatun Lake and archaeology sites of Aguateca and Ceibal

Antigua, Guatemala is an exquisite Spanish Colonial town with elegant 16th and 17th Century architecture, cobblestone streets, tranquil central squares, stylish hotels, luxurious shops, and superb international cuisine. The town enjoys a unique and impressive setting, nestled beneath three towering volcanoes and surrounded by lush evergreen forests. Lake Atitlan has been called by many “the most beautiful lake in the world.”

It is indeed an amazing setting with the crystal blue waters of the lake surrounded by the three lofty peaks of Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlan volcanoes. This is a fabulous place for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, or just relaxing in one of the elegant hotels around the lake’s shoreline. Boat trips are an enjoyable excursion to visit the traditional Mayan people in their villages to see their colorful dress and traditions.

The northern rainforest area of the Peten is a huge expanse of rainforest with home to thousands of archaeology sites and a myriad of exotic wildlife. Of the few archeology sites that have been excavated and restored, Tikal is the largest and most spectacular Mayan temple site yet uncovered. Over 3,000 separate temples, shrines, ceremonial platforms, ball courts, and plazas make up this impressive archaeological discovery.

The largest temples here tower above the jungle canopy and spectacular views can be seen from climbing their height. Close to Tikal, situated on the shores of a peaceful lake, is the site of the third largest known Classic Mayan site in the country. Yaxha has a twin pyramid complex, nine acropoli, and more than 500 structures. Similar to Tikal, Yaxha was at its height of importance between AD 300 – 900. Temple 216 offers a wonderful view of the lake and surrounding rainforest. Just an hour by bus and an hour by boat from Flores is the beautiful rainforest lake of Petexbatun.

On the shores of this lake sits the idyllic Chiminos Lodge from where guests can take day trips to visit lesser known archaeological sites of Aguateca, Ceibal, and Dos Pilas. Enjoy bird watching as you take boat trips to see these fascinating sites and see howler and spider monkeys as you hike the rainforest trails behind the lodge.

This is a Sample Travel Vacation Package we have created for Groups in the past.

Day 1 – Antigua
Antigua On arrival at Guatemala City guests are met by our bi-lingual driver for their transfer to Antigua (1hour). Overnight at Meson Panza Verde Hotel.

Day 2 – Antigua
Antigua Guests will take a half day tour of Antigua. The tour takes in the main square, palace, cathedral, La Merced Church, Capuchinas Convento, St Clara and San Francisco Church. All entrances are included. Free afternoon. Breakfast included. Overnight at Meson Panza Verde Hotel.

Day 3 – Antigua
Antigua Guests visit the local woodcarvers in Jocotenango and then the fabulous Azotea Coffee Farm and Maya Traditions Museums covering traditional music, costume and traditions. Free afternoon. Breakfast included. Overnight at Meson Panza Verde Hotel.

Day 4 – Lake Atitlan
Antigua / Lake Atitlan Guests will be transferred to visit the colorful authentic market at Comalpa and enjoy a tour of the market and famous local primitive painting galleries & town mural. Transfer on to Lake Atitlan (3hr). Rest of the afternoon free. Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight at Casa Palopo.

Day 5 – Lake Atitlan
Lake Atitlan 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. Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight at Casa Palopo.

Day 6 – Antigua
Lake Atitlan / Antigua Today guests transfer approx. 1hr to the famous market at Chichicastenango. Time for shopping and an opportunity to see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic Church. Transfer on to Antigua for a final night in this beautiful City. Breakfast included. Overnight at Meson Panza Verde Hotel.

Day 7 – Petexbatun Lake
Antigua / Petexbatun Lake Take a scheduled flight to Flores in the northern rainforest and transfer to Sayaxche (1.5hr) and then board a local boat for a picturesque river journey down the La Pasion River to the site at Ceibal. After a pretty steep climb up to the site through a Ceiba tree forest your guide will provide you with the latest findings and conclusions about this site which contains some of the most ornate and well preserved carved stelae. When you are ready continue by river to your rainforest lodge on the shores of Lake Petexbatun. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. Overnight at Chiminos Island Lodge.

Day 8 – Tikal Area
Petexbatun Lake / Tikal After breakfast, transfer with your guide by boat to the lesser visited yet unique site at Aguateca. This is site is unusual in that it contains the only known bridge formed in Maya civilization and is surrounded by a natural moat fortification formed by a fault line. Guests can explore the natural fault as well as a small selection of restored monuments and some intricate carvings. After lunch guests transfer back to Flores area by boat and land. Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight at Camino Real Tikal.

Day 9 – Tikal Area
Tikal Today guests explore the atmospheric lakeside site of Yaxha with wonderful views over the rainforest canopy from atop the main temples. Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight at Camino Real Tikal.

Day 10 – Guatamala City
Tikal / Guatamala City Today guests explore the amazing Mayan Temple site at Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest. After lunch guests will fly back to Guatemala City and transfer to their hotel. Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight at Quinta Real Hotel.

Day 11 – Guatamala City
Guatamala City This morning our driver will transfer guests to the airport in plenty of time to catch their international flight onwards. Breakfast included.

Meson Panza Verde – Antigua
Meson Panza Verde has nine lovely suites and three double rooms. Just beyond the entrance lies an inviting central garden and fountain surrounded by a veranda that is quintessential Antigua. The restaurant is considered one of the finest in the country.

Casa Palopo – Lake Atitlan
Casa Palopo has established an enviable reputation for impeccable service, fine cuisine, and a superbly relaxing setting amid incredible views of Lake Atitlan and its trio of towering volcanoes. The exclusive atmosphere created by its eight bedrooms, large living spaces, cozy dining room, bar and sundeck makes Casa Palopo a luxurious getaway.

Chiminos Island Lodge – Petexbatun Lake
Chiminos Island Lodge is located in Punta de Chimino, on the beautiful Petexbatun Lagoon in tehe southeastern Peten, in Guatemala’s jungle region. Chiminos offers six unique mohogany bungalows, each in harmony with the jungle and completely secluded, providing guests with their own private forest and breathtaking views of the lagoon.

Camino Real Tikal – Tikal
Camino Real Tikal is part of the Cerro Cahui natural reserve and consists of 72 bungalows overlooking Lake Peten Itza. Accommodation is in thatched bungalows, each with private balcony, and offers modern comforts such as air-conditioning, phones and cable TV.

Quinta Real Hotel – Guatemala City
This sumptuous all-suite hotel is located in a peaceful residential area of Guatemala overlooking the city and its breathtaking landscapes, yet it’s only minutes from the business district and the Zona Viva. Seated in the private gardens amidst splashing waterfalls, enjoy a cool drink as you admire the panoramic view of distant volcanoes. Every room is a luxury suite and, with its unique style of architecture and interior design, there is no better place to stay when visiting Guatemala.

Guatemala Highlights Travel Vacation Package (10N) includes:

  • Accommodation:
    • 4 nights accommodation at Panza Verde Hotel in Antigua, 2 nights at Casa Palopo in Lake Atitlan, 1 night at Chiminos Island Lodge in Petexbatun Lake, 2 nights at Camino Real Tikal in Tikal and 1 night at Quinta Real in Guatamala City.
  • Tours in Antigua:
    • Antigua Half Day Private Walking Tour
    • Azotea Coffee Farm, Maya Traditions Museum and Local Woodcarves
  • Tours in Atitlan Lake:
    • Comalapa Market and Local Painters Tour
    • Guided Tour of Santiago Village
    • Lake Atitlan Tour
    • Unguided visit of the Chichicastenango Market
  • Tours in Petexbatun Lake:
    • Ceibal Site and Petexbatun Lake
    • Aguateca Site
  • Tours in Tikal:
    • Yaxha Private Day Tour
    • Tikal Private Tour

Observations:

  • Transportation:
    • Transfers from/to airport and tours in air-conditioned vehicles with your local English speaking expert guide, according itinerary.
  • Adventure:
    • This is an easy paced trip perfect for anyone.
  • Group Size:
    • Any group size.
  • Staff:
    • Local professional bilingual guides will help you during the tours and transfers.

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