Guatemala Itinerary for 7 Days

Get a glimpse into the best places to visit in Guatemala with our 7 day itinerary! From Antigua to Santiago to Tikal, you will see the true highlights of this beautiful, historically rich nation!

Day 1: Arrival

After your arrival in Guatemala City, you will transfer to Antigua and check-in to your hotel. You will have the evening at leisure to explore this charming city. Established by Spanish Conquistadors in 1524, Antigua was Guatemala’s capital for over two centuries. Antigua enchants visitors with its narrow cobblestone streets, tree-shaded parks, and old colonial architecture. Overnight in Antigua and prepare to see all the best places to visit on your amazing Guatemala itinerary over the next 7 days.

Day 2: 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 3: Atitlan / Antigua

Today you will have an excursion by boat to Santiago, a typical Mayan village and one of Guatemala’s best places to visit. 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 Antigua. Overnight in Antigua Guatemala to rest for second half of your Guatemala itinerary covering 7 days. B

Day 4: Antigua

Today we will enjoy a tour of Antigua. For many years, the Colonial City of Antigua was regarded as one of the major centers of Spanish power in the Americas along with Lima and Mexico City. 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 5: Tikal Excursion

Fly into the heart of the Guatemalan jungle to the Maya monuments and pyramids of Tikal. 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 making this one of the best places to visit in Guatemala. 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. After lunch at the ruins you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Peten. B / L

Day 6: Peten Free Day / Guatemala City

After your breakfast you can explore the Mayan Ruins on your own If you are staying at Jungle Lodge or Tikal Inn (both are inside of the National Park of Tikal), or just relax and enjoy of the wonderful environment and the greats views of the Lake Peten Itza if you are staying at Camino Real Tikal (located at the Natural Reserve of Cerro Cahui). In the afternoon you will be transferred to Flores Airport to take your flight back to Guatemala City. Overnight in Guatemala City. B


Day 7: Departure

After your breakfast you will be transferred to Guatemala City Airport for your flight home. End of our services and your 7 day Guatemala itinerary. B

Accommodations and Meals for Guatemala Highlights

Day Deluxe Standard Budget B L
1 Casa Santo Domingo Posada Don Rodrigo Naif Boutique Hotel Included in Package
2 Hotel Atitlan Posada Don Rodrigo Cacique Inn Included in Package
3 Casa Santo Domingo Posada Don Rodrigo Naif Boutique Hotel Included in Package
4 Casa Santo Domingo Posada Don Rodrigo Naif Boutique Hotel Included in Package Included in Package
5 Camino Real Tikal Isla de Flores  Del Patio Included in Package Included in Package
6 Westin Camino Real Stofella Biltmore Express Included in Package
7 Departure Departure Departure

 B = Breakfast
 L = Lunch

Guatemala Highlights Destinations

Tikal / Antigua / Lake Atitlan / Chichicastenango


Rates of Guatemala Highlights

Hotel Category Single Double Triple
Deluxe $2580 $1550 $1310
Standard $2180 $1340 $1090
Budget $1990 $1210 $970


Guatemala Highlights includes:

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


Guatemala Highlights price Does Not Include:

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

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