Mayan Culture Among Nature’s Wonders
Antigua – Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan – Guatemala City – Livingston – Flores – Tikal
Discover three different Guatemalan regions with this 10-day tour! From the Highlands to the Lowlands, stopping at the Caribbean Coast, our Mayan Culture and Natural Wonders tour will fulfill your wanderlust!
Tour Program (10 Days / 9 Nights)
Valid: All Year
1st Day: Arrival in Guatemala, Overnight in Antigua
Upon arrival at the International Airport in Guatemala City, one of our drivers will escort you to your hotel in Antigua. Overnight in Antigua.
2nd Day: Antigua City Tour and Visit to San Antonio Aguas Calientes
After breakfast start discovering one of the best-preserved colonial cities of the Americas. Impressive ruins and a combination of different architecture styles line the city’s cobblestone streets. Visit La Merced church, the Cathedral and its imposing ruins and the old monastery of the Franciscans, the largest catholic order that was established in Guatemala back in the 17th century. After lunch, you will visit San Antonio Aguas Calientes; a small village well known for its unique textiles. Learn about the special pre-hispanic weaving technique of this village and support the community by getting an authentic hand-made souvenir. Overnight in Antigua.
3rd Day: Antigua – Chichicastenango
Today you will enjoy the diverse landscapes alongside the Pan-American Highway until you reach Quiche. On the top of a mountain, a colorful market takes place every Thursday and Sunday. Chichicastenango is a popular destination among tourists thanks to the mystical vibe the village preserves. Inside the 400 year-old church of Santo Tomas, you will experience the syncretism of Guatemala. Mayan pagan rites and Catholic prayers merge in this place to create and authentic scenario. You will also visit Pascual Abaj – a genuine ceremonial place where the Maya still celebrate important events. In the afternoon, transfer to Lake Atitlan where you will have the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Lake Atitlan.
4th Day: San Juan La Laguna – Santiago Atitlan
Boat excursion to San Juan La Laguna – also recognized as the artists’ village. You will visit the colorful streets decorated with local murals and souvenir shops. The second town you will explore is Santiago Atitlan. A Mayan shaman, a huge church and a local market will show you the daily life side of the Maya Tzutujil. Overnight in Lake Atitlan.
5th Day: Atitlan Lake – Guatemala City Tour incl. Authentic Gastronomical Experience
Transfer back to Guatemala City and explore its diversity through a City Tour. Discover the mix of architectural styles, the façade of the National Palace, the Cathedral, and the Central Market - the capital’s most important commercial spot. Overnight in Guatemala City.
6th Day: Guatemala City – Rio Dulce – Livingston
Starting today you will enjoy pure days of relaxation in the Caribbean Coast of Guatemala. You will first transfer from the city to Rio Dulce, from where one of our boat captains will be waiting for you. Hop in and unwind in a 1,5-hour boat ride that will pass through the stunning vegetation of the tropical jungle of the Caribe. Upon arriving in Livingston, you will have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the breeze of the Caribbean Sea, fresh coconut water and a peaceful atmosphere. Overnight in Livingston.
7th Day: Playa Blanca
After breakfast, your boat captain will be waiting for you in the harbor of the hotel to bring you to Playa Blanca. The stunning Caribbean scenery and the white sand beach bordered by palm trees set the ideal place to relax and merge with nature. In the afternoon, you return to your hotel in Livingston. Overnight in Livingston.
8th Day: Livingston – Flores
Today you will transfer to the Lowland region in Peten. On your way back from Livingston, enjoy the Natural Reserve of Rio Dulce, one of the richest areas of flora and fauna in Central America. A drive-through the mangroves, the bird island, a water lilies field and the San Felipe Fortress at the shores of Lake Izabal will give you the perfect farewell views of the Caribe. You continue your journey to Peten. Upon arrival in Flores you will have the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight in Flores.
9th Day: Tikal Excursion
Save the best for last! Today you will explore one of the best archaeological sites of Guatemala. Tikal was the most important city of the Maya civilization for many centuries during the Classical Period (250 – 900 BCE) of their existence. The National Park of Tikal is the home of hundreds of bird species, spider and howler monkeys, jaguars and many other types of animals that find their natural habitat in the dense jungle of Guatemala. Escorted by a local guide, you will discover the history of the Maya, the mysteries of their traditions and the main temples and monuments, some of them, still hidden under the lush nature. In the afternoon, transfer to Flores Airport and take your flight back to Guatemala City. Overnight in Guatemala City.
10th 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
- Accommodation at quality hotels incl. breakfast
- Specialized Community Guides in Tikal and Chichicastenango
- Transportation in private bus
- Boat ride on Lake Atitlan (visiting 2 villages) and Rio Dulce
- Domestic flight from Flores to Guatemala City
- Local gastronomy experience in Guatemala City
- Live weaving presentation in San Antonio Aguas Calientes
- All Entrance fees
- Service charges and taxes
This Package Does Not Include
- International airfare
- Personal expenses
- Airport departure taxes
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