Pacific and Colonial Paradise
Day 3: Antigua
At 9:00 am start of our tour around the colonial town of Antigua Guatemala. From its colonial architecture to its beautiful surroundings, you will be charmed as you stroll through town on its cobblestone streets, exploring stunning monasteries, convents and cathedrals.
Our tour includes visits to San Francisco Church, Capuchinas Convent, Central Plaza, Calle del Arco, La Merced Church and the handcraft market. In the evening we return to your hotel.
Day 4: Antigua – Flores – Guatemala City
We will leave the hotel very early, at 4.30 am, and head to the airport to take the Guatemala City - Flores flight.
After we arrive at the Mundo Maya International Airport in Flores Peten, we will take our private bus towards the archaeological site of Tikal. You will enjoy exploring the many pyramids, steles, temples and buildings of the most important Mayan city yet discovered and restored.
Additionally through the jungle paths you will be able to see birds, plants and the famous howler and spider monkeys. Afterwards you will enjoy a delicious lunch in the restaurant in the middle of the jungle.
We finish this day with afternoon transfer to the airport for flight to Guatemala City, where the shuttle will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
Day 5: Guatemala City – Chichicastenango - Panajachel
Early in the morning (7.00 am) we depart for the town of Chichicastenango, one of the highlights of the living Mayan highlands. In Chichicastenango we will visit the second largest outdoor market in Latin America; Santo Tomas church; morerías (ceremonial mask workshops) and Cerro Pascual Abaj (shrine of Mayan god Huyup Tak’ah). In the afternoon you will depart for lake Atitlan, the most beautiful lake in the world. And we say it just like that, you will see why.
Day 6: Panajachel - Santiago Atitlán - Antigua
We take a scenic boat ride across the lake passing by the three impressive volcanoes. The tour stops in Santiago Atitlán, one of the 12 native villages surrounding the lake.
At the village you will you will walk with your guide to find the house where the Maya god Maximon resides, once there you may see a local shaman performing rituals for locals. You will also visit the local church and the local market. You will have lunch and return to Antigua Guatemala.
Day 7: Transfer out of Guatemala City Airport, departure.
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