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Magic of the Mayans

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Copan
Antigua Guatemala
Chichicastenango
Cobán
Dulce River
Flores
Livingston
Panajachel
Tikal
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All transfers.
Activities
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Explore vibrant Guatemala City before crossing the border into Honduras to uncover the ruins of Copan. Discover Quiriguá's Mayan legacy before cruising on the Rio Dulce and soaking up the Caribbean flavours of Livingston. Let Flores charm you before exploring the ruins of majestic Tikal. Admire the glistening waters of Lake Atitlan and end your adventure in Antigua Guatemala.

1st Day: Canada - Guatemala City

Arrive at your Canadian departure airport, ready for a flight* to Guatemala. Arrive in Guatemala City, known for its volcanoes, mountainous location, and Inca heritage. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Guatemala City.

* 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.

2nd Day: Guatemala City - Copán (Honduras)

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for the Northeast of Guatemala City, and cross the border to Copán, in Honduras. In the afternoon, visit Copán Archaeological Site which is considered one of the most important in the Mayan World. Tour the complex with its sculpted stelae slabs, a stairway with Mayan glyphs and the impressive ball field. Overnight stay in Copán.

3rd Day: Copán - Quiriguá - Río Dulce

Breakfast at the hotel. Return to Guatemala City and visit the Quiriguá Archaeological Park, located on the banks of the Motagua River. The park is comprised of a complex of stela slabs, sculpted in sandstone, among which is the tallest stela of the entire Mayan world, as well as zoomorphic figures that date from the classic period of the Mayans. Afterwards, transfer to Rio Dulce an area of immense natural beauty. Overnight stay in Rio Dulce.

4th Day: Río Dulce - Livingston - Flores

Breakfast at the hotel. Board a boat on the river and head to the town of Livingston, known for its reggae music and coconut bread. Continue up the river and admire the exuberant vegetation and an amazing natural canyon. From the boat enjoy a panoramic tour of the Castle of San Felipe de Lara, a fortress built in the seventeenth century by the Spanish. Afterward, transfer to Flores, situated on an island on Lake Petén Itzá. Overnight stay in Flores.

5th Day: Flores - Tikal - Guatemala City

Breakfast at the hotel. Today explore the most important Archaeological Site of the Mayan world, Tikal, built during the classic Mayan period. Your guide will show you the model of the Temples and Acropolis complex and guide your visit of the Q and R Complex, the Central Acropolis, the Temples I "The Great Jaguar" and the Temple II "of Los Mascarones". Enjoy lunch at Tikal before transferring to the Mundo Maya Airport to take a flight back to Guatemala City. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Guatemala City.

6th Day: Guatemala City - Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlán

Breakfast at the hotel. Seize the day with an early morning visit to Chichicastenango market, located in the central Guatemalan highlands and visit the local Church of Santo Tomas. Transfer to Lake Atitlán, surrounded by three volcanoes Atitlán, Tolimán and San Pedro. Its crystal clear waters are amazingly beautiful. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Panajachel. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Lake Atitlán.

7th Day: Atitlán Lake - Panajachel - Antigua

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, take a boat ride to the indigenous village of Santiago Atitlán, located between the volcanoes Tolimán and San Pedro. Explore the town and visit the church of Santiago Apóstol and the Brotherhood of Maximón, one of the expressions of religious syncretism in our country. Return to Panajachel and transfer to Antigua. Overnight stay in Antigua.

8th Day: Antigua

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a half-day tour of Antigua, considered one of the most beautiful colonial cities of America. During the colonial period, it was the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala and included the provinces of southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. After an earthquake in 1773, the city was uninhabited the population moved to what is now Guatemala City. Visit La Merced church, Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. Afterwards, enjoy free time to go shopping and at the indicated time return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Antigua.

9th Day: Antigua - Canada

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Canada Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

9 days trip including flights*

9 days and 8 nights in destination

1

YTO - GUA

Guatemala City

2

Copan

3

Rio Dulce

4

Flores

5

Guatemala City

6

Panajachel

7

Antigua

8

Antigua

9

GUA - YTO

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

Accommodation: 8 Nights

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main Canadian departure airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Guatemala City - Canada. *
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  • Internal flights: Flores - Guatemala City. **
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  • 8 nights accommodation in Charm, Superior and Luxury category hotels.
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  • 8 Breakfasts and 1 Lunch. ***
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  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Private boat ride in Panajachel and Rio Dulce.

Not included

Drinks, tips, border crossings * or any concept not mentioned in the price includes.

* The border crossing to Honduras is not included and costs approximately $30 for single entry.

* 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.

** The documentation of your internal flights will be delivered to you at the destination.

*** Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

  • 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.
 
Children: 2 - 11 years.

 

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40%
60 days before departure

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