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Antigua Guatemala & Lake Atitlan Escape

Guatemala in 8 Days, 6 Nights in Destination

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    Antigua Guatemala
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    Chichicastenango
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    Panajachel

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + $490

  4. Add up to 3 nights to your stay

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 6 Nights

Itinerary

Dive into Guatemalan culture on an escape to Antigua Guatemala and Lake Atitlan. Explore the charming colonial architecture and colourful atmosphere of Antigua Guatemala and discover the famous Chichicastenango Market. Admire the glistening waters and volcanic landscapes of Lake Atitlan with a stay in the vibrant lakeside town of Panajachel. 

1st Day: Canada - Guatemala

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Arrive at your Canadian departure airport, ready for a flight to Guatemala.* Arrive in Guatemala and transfer to Antigua Guatemala, a beautifully preserved city with an abundance of colorful colonial architecture nestled in the lush central highlands. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Antigua Guatemala.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Las Marias or similar
tripadvisor rating

222 Reviews

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2nd Day: Antigua Guatemala

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a half-day tour of Antigua, considered one of the most beautiful colonial cities in America. During the colonial period, it was the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala, which included the provinces of southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. After an earthquake in 1773, the city was abandoned, and the population moved to what is now Guatemala City. Visit La Merced Church, Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. Afterwards, enjoy free time to enjoy a little shopping before returning to the hotel. You can complete your day with an optional cooking class in Frijol Feliz*. Overnight stay in Antigua.

*Cooking class in Frijol Feliz: Enjoy a market tour to see and smell the ingredients used for Guatemalan cooking. After the tour, return to the El Frijol Feliz kitchen to begin your cooking class. Enjoy a private 4-dish dinner party, and wine or sodas during the class. Transfers will be provided by tuk-tuk.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Las Marias or similar
tripadvisor rating

222 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
City tour in Antigua Guatemala

Moderate

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Optional
Cooking class in Frijol Feliz

Moderate

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3rd Day: Antigua Guatemala

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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day exploring at your leisure. Go shopping for local artisan crafts, people-watch from one of the old town's charming cafe terraces or pay a visit to the chocolate museum to indulge your sweet tooth! Alternatively, why not head out of the city to hike one of the many nearby volcanoes or the popular Corazón de Agua trail, for fabulous views across the surrounding landscapes. You can complete your day with an optional visit to La Azotea and Hobbitenango* and finish your day with an optional dinner with “Marimba and Morros” Show**. Overnight stay in Antigua.

*Visit to La Azotea and Hobbitenango: Visit a farm that has been producing coffee for 150 years and discover the details of its production. Afterwards, head to the picturesque village of Hobbitenango, and enjoy free time to walk among its small “hobbit houses”.

**Dinner with “Marimba and Morros” Show: Enjoy a traditional evening at Don Rodrigo Antigua's restaurant-inn. Indulge in a full menu while enjoying a lively concert of marimba music. Transfers will be provided by tuk-tuk.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Las Marias or similar
tripadvisor rating

222 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Visit to La Azotea & Hobbitenango

Light

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Optional
Dinner with Marimba and Morros show

Light

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4th Day: Antigua Guatemala - Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlán

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Breakfast at the hotel. Seize the day with an early morning visit to Chichicastenango Market, located in the Central Guatemalan Highlands. Famed for its incredible handicrafts, discover a rich array of local crafts as your browse this world-famous market. Visit the local Church of Santo Tomas, before transferring to Lake Atitlan, surrounded by three volcanoes: Atitlán, Tolimán and San Pedro. Its crystal clear waters and dramatic scenery make it one of the most beautiful destinations on earth. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Panajachel, a lakeside town known for its colonial old town, Mayan heritage and charming market stalls. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay at Lake Atitlan.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Jardines del Lago or similar
tripadvisor rating

292 Reviews

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Activities

included
Lake Atitlán: Church of Santo Tomás & Chichicastenango

Moderate

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5th Day: Panajachel

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a leisurely day in Panajachel to explore the wonders of Lake Atitlan. Why not take a boat trip to discover the numerous Mayan villages dotted around the lake's border or go kayaking for unobstructed views of the volcanic landscape? Other experiences to enjoy whilst staying in Panajachel include indulging in a traditional Mayan sauna, known as a 'Temescal', or shopping in the local markets. Also, you can book a Boat tour through 3 villages*. Overnight stay in Panajachel.

*Boat tour through 3 villages: Discover the beauty of San Juan, San Pedro, and San Pablo de la Laguna. Our local guide will meet you at the dock to begin a tour with stops in these three lakeside villages. During the tour, visit a chocolate cooperative to see its production; a textile cooperative, to learn about the dyeing process, and also an artisan project working with medicinal plants.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Jardines del Lago or similar
tripadvisor rating

292 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Boat tour through 3 villages

Light

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6th Day: Panajachel - Guatemala City

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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the morning at your leisure, taking in the spectacular views of Lake Atitlan for the final time. In the afternoon, transfer back to Guatemala City and get settled at the hotel. Enjoy your final evening in Guatemala exploring the city's street food scene or strolling through the capital's atmospheric plazas. If you want to enjoy the nature, you can add our optional Canopy in Atitlan Natural Reserve*. Overnight stay in Guatemala City.

*Canopy in Atitlan Natural Reserve: We start by visiting the San Buenaventura Natural Park and its colorful Butterfly Farm. Then, begin your adventure through two zip line circuits through which you will enjoy magnificent views of forests, waterfalls, volcanoes and Lake Atitlan.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Clarion Suites Guatemala or similar
tripadvisor rating

530 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Canopy in Atitlan Natural Reserve

Moderate

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7th Day: Guatemala City - Night on board

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Breakfast at the hotel. Say goodbye to Guatemala today as your transfer to the airport, ready to catch your flight back to Canada. Night on board.

8th Day: Canada

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Arrive back in Canada and end your trip. 

Included activities

Included

City tour in Antigua Guatemala

Included activity for day 2 in Antigua Guatemala

Walk through the Central Square, the Town Hall and the Captain General Palace. Visit a jade factory, the Union Tank, the Arch of Santa Catarina and some churches. Free time during the afternoon.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Lake Atitlán: Church of Santo Tomás & Chichicastenango

Included activity for day 4 in Panajachel

Discover the scenic area surrounding Lake Atitlán. First head north to Chichicastenago, where you'll see the historic Santo Tomas church dating back to the colonial period. Then, head to a full tour of the charming town of Panajachel, located right on the

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Cooking class in Frijol Feliz

Suggested activity for day 2 in Antigua Guatemala

Take a tour of Antigua Market and learn about the traditional ingredients in Guatemalan cooking. Afterwards, enjoy a class in El Frijol Feliz kitchen. Return by tuk-tuk.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Optional

Visit to La Azotea & Hobbitenango

Suggested activity for day 3 in Antigua Guatemala

Learn about coffee production, from bean to cup, at La Azotea farm and then visit Hobbitenango, a charming village where you will enjoy its “hobbit houses”.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional

Dinner with Marimba and Morros show

Suggested activity for day 3 in Antigua Guatemala

Dinner with Marimba and Morros show

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 19:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional
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Meet a local representative in the hotel lobby at 8 AM to walk to the pier (5 minutes walk). Pick up time is subject to change.

Boat tour through 3 villages

Suggested activity for day 5 in Panajachel

Visit San Juan, San Pedro and San Pablo de la Laguna, three picturesque lakeside towns. A local guide will take you through their most beautiful trails to discover their local production.

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

more information

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The price includes

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    Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main Canadian departure airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Guatemala - Canada.
  • 6 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
    See hotels included
  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Hotels reserve the right to charge a property fee at check-in (not included), usually between USD 2 and USD 10 per stay and per room.

  • Entry requirements

    Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Guatemala.

  • Visa

    Visa not required

  • Currency

    Guatemalan Quetzal

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Electricity

    120V, 60 Hz.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 06:00.

  • Other useful information

    Inches are used to measure small objects in Guatemala. One inch equals 2.54cm

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.visitguatemala.com/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.


Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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