Itinerary Mayan Treasures

Day 1: Arrival in Guatemala, Overnight in Antigua

EnjoyGuatemala welcomes you the El Mundo Maya, the beautiful land of lakes, volcanoes and ancient Mayan Culture. Upon arrival at the International Airport of Guatemala City, one of our drivers will wait for you at the exit of the airport to transfer you to your hotel in Antigua. Overnight in Antigua.


Day 2: Antigua

Enjoy breakfast, then your guide will meet you for a city tour of Antigua. Enormous churches monasteries and colonial mansions from the 17/18th century line the city’s cobblestone streets. UNESCO declared Antigua patrimony to mankind. The guided tour also includes visits to The Merced Church, Central Plaza, Casa Kojom (coffee and Music Museum), Ciudad Vieja and Aguas calientes. Lunch at a local restaurant in the heart of Antigua. Late afternoon at your leisure or walk the streets and visit the markets in search of handmade cloths, weavings and crafts. Overnight in Antigua. B / L


Day 3: Antigua / Chichicastenango

Morning drive into the Altiplano (highlands) of Guatemala. Chichicastenango is home to one of the most spectacular and traditional markets in the Americas. The market is operational on Thursdays and Sundays starting at 8:00 am. There you will see and have a chance to buy impressive handicraft souvenirs. Visit the 400 year old Santo Tomas Church, where Catholic and pagan rites take place side by side in a truly mystic atmosphere. On the steps, people praying burn copal incense. Once inside the church, they offer candles and flowers to the souls of the departed, while they call on the saints and the lords of all the natural forces. After lunch you will be transferred to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan where you will have the rest of the afternoon and the evening at leisure. Overnight in Panajachel, 5000 feet above sea level! B


Day 4: Atitlan/Guatemala City

Today you will have an excursion by boat to Santiago, a typical Mayan village. Crossing Lake Atitlan you will see the three volcanoes San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlan that are dominating the landscape. Santiago is known for the quality and beauty of its textile products. In the afternoon, you will return to Guatemala City. Overnight in Guatemala City. B


Day 5: Copan (Honduras)

 Morning departure for a scenic drive to Copan in Honduras. Copan is home to the best-preserved ruins of the Mayan world, long protected by the jungle in a remote mountain valley. It boasts some of the finest sculptures and the longest Mayan text ever discovered and was declared patrimony to mankind by UNESCO. Archaeologists continue to make amazing discoveries in Copan. Overnight in Copan. B


Day 6: Puerto Barrios, Livingston

After breakfast we will transfer you to Puerto Barrios. Upon your arrival in Puerto Barrios you will take a boat to the picturesque Garifuna town of Livingstone on the Caribbean Coast. Overnight at the Hotel Villa Caribe in Livingstone. B

 


Day 7: Playa Blanca

Today you will have an excursion by boat to the private beach of Playa Blanca passing along the waterfall of the 7 altars. Relax and enjoy the white sand beach bordered by palm trees and the warm water of the Caribbean Sea! A box lunch on the beach is included. In the afternoon you return to the hotel in Livingstone. B / L


Day 8: Livingstone – Rio Dulce – Flores

After breakfast departure to one of the most beautiful regions in Guatemala: the Rio Dulce. In the Natural Reserve of Rio Dulce which is said to be one of richest areas of flora and fauna in Central America, you will be around several hundreds species of animals and vegetation combined, so prepare for an unforgettable afternoon. Here You will have a chance to see the mangroves and The San Felipe Fortress. Then you will be transferred to Peten in the north of the country. Overnight in Peten. B.


Day 9: Tikal Excursion

In this remote area, one of the greatest civilizations of its time built a city that lasted for centuries. The site of Tikal is in a national park where the native flora and fauna still flourish relatively undisturbed. Hundreds of species of birds, including toucans and macaws, can easily be seen, as can spider and howler monkeys as they glide through the dense vegetation. Also have the exciting experience of climbing to the top of the temples, palaces and pyramids. Discover ancient treasures like amazing steles and monuments. You can visit the main ruins, explore the “Q” Complex , the Central Plaza, North and Central Acropolis, then enjoy a delicious country lunch. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Flores Airport to take your flight back to Guatemala City. Overnight in Guatemala City. B / L


Day 10: Departure

After your breakfast you will be transferred to Guatemala City Airport for your flight home. End of our services. B

This itinerary starts: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday

 

Accommodations and Meals for Mayan Treasures

Day Deluxe Standard Budget B L
1 Casa Santo Domingo Posada Don Rodrigo Las Farolas Included in Package
2 Casa Santo Domingo Posada Don Rodrigo Las Farolas Included in Package Included in Package
3 Hotel Atitlan Posada Don Rodrigo Cacique Inn Included in Package
4 Westin Camino Real Stofella Stofella Included in Package
5 Marina Copan Marina Copan Marina Copan Included in Package
6 Villa Caribe Villa Caribe Villa Caribe Included in Package
7 Villa Caribe Villa Caribe Villa Caribe Included in Package Included in Package
8 Camino Real Tikal Peten Esplendido Ramada Tikal Included in Package
9 Westin Camino Real Stofella Stofella Included in Package Included in Package
10 Departure Departure Departure Included in Package

 

Mayan Treasures Destinations

Tikal / Antigua / Lake Atitlán / Copan / Río Dulce / Quirigua / Livingston / Chichicastenango

Rates of Mayan Treasures

Hotel Category Single Double Triple
Deluxe $3805 $2128 $1670
Standard $3220 $1825 $1400
Budget $3100 $1753 $1347

 

Mayan Treasures includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Transfers
  • Local airfare Guatemala City – Tikal and/or Copan
  • Guided services throughout
  • Meals and activities as indicated on itinerary

 

Mayan Treasures price Does Not Include:

  • International airfare
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport departure taxes

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Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan

Guatemala Travel Information Lake Atitlan with its surrounding volcanoes and villages is one of the top destinations in Guatemala. Not only is it one of the best places to be introduced to indigenous culture, it is also a great area for adventure sports. Visitors can take cruises on the lake, visit Mayan villages and practice

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Puerto Barrios

Puerto Barrios

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Livingston

Livingston

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Caribbean Coast

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Flores

Flores

The charming streets and alleys of Flores make for a great base to explore the surrounding Mayan treasures of this region of Guatemala. Flores is a small island village on Lake Peten Itza which was built over the old city of Tayasal and hosts lots of restaurants, hotels, guesthouses, handicraft and souvenir stores, Internet caffee’s,

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Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango is a small and stucco-white town, lying on the crests of mountaintops at an altitude of 1,965 meters. It is located about 140 km and 2-3 hours drive northwest of Guatemala City and is home to what is surely the most colorful native market in North and Central America, perhaps in all the Americas.

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Panajachel

Panajachel

Panajachel is located in the Guatemalan highlands and provides incredible views to three volcanoes and Lake Atitlan. The volcanoes, San Pedro, Toliman, and Atitlan set an incredible stage for this town. Panajachel also serves as a gateway to explore the three indigenous villages around Lake Atitlan. Santiago Atitlan, Santa Cararina Palopo and San Antonio Palopo,

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Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala

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Tikal

Tikal

Tikal is among the world’s travel wonders and many are calling it one of the most spiritually powerful spots on earth. The monumental site with its towering pyramids looms out of the thick jungle canopy like stoic sentinels of ancient mysteries. Tikal was once a wealthy metropolis of 100,000 inhabitants and the seat of power

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Copan Honduras

Copan Honduras

Copan is located in the western part of Honduras, about 10 miles (16km) from the border with Guatemala. Copan – known as Xukpi to the Maya – was the dominant Mayan city in the south of their territory. Its rich stone sculptures and intricate hieroglyphs make Copan a feature attraction along “La Ruta Maya”. The

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