The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
A representative from Martsam Travel will meet you at Guatemala City Airport and will take you to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
After breakfast it is time for our journey to visit ruins, churches and museums. In this city the stories and legends of the colonial times are still present along with the old paved streets; you will visit La Merced Church, Convent Las Capuchinas, local craft market and Central Park.
Free afternoon by your own.
The Pacaya volcano is one of the three active volcanoes in Guatemala, located in the municipality of San Vicente Pacaya, in the province of Escuintla. It has an elevation of 2,552 meters above sea level (8,373 ft.) and is one of the most recommended volcano hikes due to its easy ascent and spectacular views of the volcanic chain.
Our tour begins with a morning transfer from Antigua Guatemala (1 hour) towards the foothills of the active Pacaya volcano.
This volcano hike will take 1.5 hours. Approximately and requires a moderate effort. Take note that is possible to rent a horse at the entrance of the park.
Our path will take us through a pine forest, where you will get to volcanic ash and finally reach the cone. From the top you can enjoy excellent views of the volcanoes at the North; the lowlands of the Pacific coast and El Salvador. After enjoying our volcano adventure tour, you will return to the foothills to get back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and box lunch.
You will be met at your hotel by your private driver & guide for your transfer out to Lake Atitlan.
Get ready to begin your trip towards the heart of the Guatemalan highland, driving through incredibly colorful landscapes. You will head to Chichicastenango to enjoy the multicolored market, where the scent of incense and the people's mysticism promises a unique atmosphere, bargaining of prices, and a church with mixed Mayan and Catholic traditions.
A unique market where only in Sunday and Thursday shows up to offer all kinds of goods to locals and visitors.
After the tour you will be transferred to Lake Atitlán area.
This morning you will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna where you can visit the women’s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and the natural dye process. Visit the studios / homes of the celebrated naïf painters, and the then continue to Santiago Village. After lunch you will continue your tour to the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya. Each year a different "brotherhood" has the privilege of taking care of their God, therefore, his location change.
After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.
After breakfast you will be meet by your driver for your transfer to Guatemala City Airport. On the way you will visit Santa Catarina Palopó, which names derive from the combination of two words: palo = which means tree y po derived from poj =which means tree of amate. Then, continue to San Antonio Palopó, known for the workshops of traditional pottery, that you can visit to know the process from the preparation, molding and baking.
After visiting, unguided transfer to Guatemala City Airport take a flight to Flores. Upon arrival, ground transfer to your hotel.
Optional tours at Lake Atitlan (not included):
-Kayaking at the shores of the lake.
-Canopy at Atitlan Reserve.
After breakfast, our representative will be waiting for you at the hotel reception to transfer you Tikal National Park.
You will enjoy a guided tour thorough the paths and main areas of the most important city of the Mayan World. Here you will find that nature and archaeology are wonderfully blended. You will be able to see abundant wildlife, the Mayan forest, millennial temples silent witnesses of the birth and splendor as well as of the collapse of one of the most important civilizations in the planet, all this is in our visit to Tikal, The City of the Voices.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch.
After breakfast, a representative will be waiting for you at the hotel reception for your transfer to Yaxha National Park.
You will walk through their causeways under an exuberant tropical forest, where howling monkeys flood the atmosphere with their howls to impress the females or to move away an intruding male in their flock. You will climb some temples that are the photographers' accomplices, as they offer wonderful views. You will conclude the day in the high part of the temple 216, the highest structure in the place, where we will enjoy an unforgettable evening listening to the birds sing.
After the tour transfer to the airport for a local flight to Guatemala City. Upon arrival, shuttle in charge of your hotel.
Optional tours (not included):
-El Mirador helicopter tour.
-Lake Peten Itza tour.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch.
After breakfast shuttle from hotel to Guatemala City International Airport on time to catch your flight back home.
End of the trip!
The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
|Price per person in double room||£1,380|