Custom Guatamala Travel Package (9 Nights) – Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Livingston, Tikal, and Guatemala City Vacation Package

Travel to Guatemala and experience its wonders with this 10 Day / 9 Night Travel Vacation Package and Tour that includes

Antigua, Guatemala City, Maya Traditions and Temples, Chichicastenango, Tikal, Livingston and Dulce River.

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. Rio Dulce means “Sweet River”.

Travel on this beautiful river 42 kilometers long from Guatemala’s largest lake, Lake Izabal, to the Amatique bay on the Caribbean coast, through a changing landscape of flat rainforest to sheer canyon cliff walls. Pass old Spanish forts built to keep the marauding pirates at bay, modern marinas, natural hot springs, manatee breeding waters and abundant wildlife until you reach the Caribbean and the coastal town of Livingston. Only accessible by water or air, Livingston is a unique town and home to the “Garifuna” people, descendants of the indigenous Caribbean and African cultures.

The Garifuna people are known for their rich culture, music and dance. An evening here will be a truly different experience, dining on the best seafood, enjoying the local cocktails and dancing “punta” to the rhythmic percussion. 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.

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 – Lake Atitlan
Antigua / Lake Atitlan Guests visit the local woodcarvers in Jocotenango and then the fabulous Azotea Coffee Farm and Maya Traditions Museums covering traditional music, costume and traditions. In the afternoon guests transfer to Lake Atitlan (3hrs). Breakfast included. Overnight at Casa Palopo.

Day 4 – 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. 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 Casa Palopo.

Day 5 – 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 6 – Livingston
Antigua / Livingston Transfer across Guatemala through the central desert region to the lush tropical area at Rio Dulce. Visit the beautiful, small Mayan Temple site at Quirigua along the way. Once at Rio Dulce you will board a boat for a short trip along Rio Dulce to your riverside hotel. Breakfast included. Overnight at Villa Caribe.

Day 7 – Tikal Area
Livingston / Tikal Spend the morning cruising the Rio Dulce River from your hotel through the central canyon and down to the Garifuna town of Livingston on the Coast. Enjoy a local dish such as Tapado and hear the sounds of the local Creol language mixed with English and Spanish and the occasional drums of the Punta dance. Then journey back downriver to Rio Dulce and per chance see the elusive Manatee. Once back at Rio Dulce board your transfer to the Tikal area. Breakfast included. Overnight at Camino Real Tikal.

Day 8 – 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 9 – 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 10 – 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 surrouned 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.

Villa Caribe – Livingston
Discover the magic and charm of a different Caribbean at Villa Caribe. Surrounded by lush tropical rain forest, Villa Caribe its located in Livingston, cradle of the Garifuna culture, between the Rio Dulce outlet and the Caribbean sea. Villa Caribe has a swimming pool, bar, restaurant and exotic tropical gardens. Its 45 rooms, all with balcony and panoramic view of the sea and the river, offer you all the comfort you are looking for after a day of adventure in one of the tourist attractions of the area. Fully stocked bar famous for its “Piña Coladas” and “Margaritas”, and to complement your stay, our restaurant serving local and international cuisine.

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 (9N) includes:

  • Accommodation:
    • 3 nights accommodation at Meson Panza Verde Hotel in Antigua, 2 nights at Casa Palopo in Lake Atitlan, 1 night at Villa Caribe in Livingston, 2 nights at Camino Real Tikal in Tikal Area and 1 night at Quinta Real Hotel in Guatamala City.
  • Tours in Antigua:
    • Antigua Half Day Private Walking Tour
    • Azotea Coffee Farm, Maya Traditions Museum and Local Woodcarve
  • Tours in Atitlan Lake:
    • Guided Tour of Santiago Village
    • Lake Tour
    • Chichicastenango Market
  • Tours in Livingston:
    • Mayan temple site at Quirigua
    • Rio Dulce Tour
  • 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.