Guatemala Highlights in a Week
Lake Atitlan – Chichicastenango – Antigua – Tikal
Discover the must-visit destinations of Guatemala in a week! This route will take you from the Highland to the Lowland region of this diverse country. You will visit the colorful villages around Lake Atitlan, experience the authentic weekly market in Chichicastenango, discover the intriguing history of Antigua and unveil the secrets of the Mayan world by visiting Tikal.
Tour Program (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Valid: All Year
1st Day: Arrival in Guatemala
One of our professional drivers will be waiting for you at the Airport. Overnight in Guatemala City.
2nd Day: Visit Chichi’s Market
After breakfast you will visit the popular indigenous market in Chichicastenango. This local market takes place twice a week and is an important economic engine of the Western Highlands in Guatemala. The region is known for its fertile soil, so all the vegetables and fruits are locally grown. You will also find all type of textiles, handmade crafts, second-hand utensils, and local traditional food. Besides this special attribute, Chichi is known for its important Mayan history. A 400-year old church was built over ancient Mayan ruins during the Colonial times. Even though the old pre-hispanic structures are nowhere to be found, a special vibe remains in this place – you will experience the fusion of Mayan rituals with traditional practices of the Catholic church. Live both sides of the story – visit the catholic church in the middle of the market, and a Mayan ceremonial place in the suburbs of the village. Overnight in Lake Atitlan.
3rd Day: Atitlan's Villages
Today you will discover the marvels that make Lake Atitlan such a special place. Your local guide will pick you up at your hotel and you will visit two villages on the shores of the Lake. Santiago Atitlan is popular for the syncretism practiced in town and San Juan La Laguna offers several workshops that will keep you entertained during your visit. Overnight in Lake Atitlan.
4th Day: Atitlan – Antigua
Transfer to Antigua where your local guide will be waiting for you to start sharing the secrets of this stunning colonial town. You will be part of a walking tour through the beautiful cobble stone streets of Antigua. Guarded by three majestic volcanoes, Antigua treasures an incredible history where the colonization period started over 500 years ago. Chic restaurants, antique cafés and a hype atmosphere awaits for you. After lunch, you will visit San Antonio Aguas Calientes; a unique village that treasures one of the best weaving techniques in Guatemala. Overnight in Antigua.
5th Day: Tikal Excursion
Early transfer to La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City to take a 45-minute flight to Tikal. Again, your local guide will be waiting for you to start your jungle expedition to one of the most important Mayan cities of all times – Tikal, the place of the voices. Overnight in Peten.
6th Day: Peten – Guatemala City
Take the day off to enjoy the weather of the tropical jungle of Guatemala. In the afternoon, transfer to Guatemala City. Overnight in Guatemala City.
7th Day: Departure
Transfer back to Airport 2 hours before your departure time. End of our services.
Prices per Person in US$, starting at
Prices are subject to change at any time.
Our Price Includes
All ground transfers in a late model bus/car
Boat excursions on Lake Atitlan
Local airfare from Tikal to Guatemala City
3 nights each in Lake Atitlan, quality hotel, standard room with private facilities and breakfast
1 night each in Antigua, Flores and Guatemala City, quality hotels, standard rooms with private facilities and breakfast
Private English-Speaking Local Guides in Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan, Antigua and Peten
Experienced driver throughout the country
All Entrance Fees in Antigua’s Walking tour and Tikal excursion
Live weaving presentation in San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Services charges and taxes
This Package Does Not Include
Airport departure taxes
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