Guatemala in 11 Days

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Antigua Guatemala
Cobán
Dulce River
Flores
Livingston
Tikal
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Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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Experience the diversity of Guatemala City and admire the glistening waters of Lake Atitlan. Discover Quiriguá's Mayan legacy, cruise on the Rio Dulce and soak up the Caribbean flavours of Livingston. Let Flores charm you and uncover the ruins of majestic Tikal. Explore the charms of Antigua Guatemala and the natural wonders of leafy Cobán.

11 days trip including flights*

11 days and 10 nights in destination

1

LON - GUA

Guatemala City

2

Río Dulce

3

Flores

4

Flores

5

Coban

6

Coban

7

Guatemala City

8

Panajachel

9

Antigua

10

Antigua

11

GUA - LON

* 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.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Guatemala City

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

* If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 04:00) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

2nd Day: Guatemala City - Quiriguá - Rio Dulce

Breakfast at the hotel. Return to Guatemala 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 stele 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.

3rd Day: Rio 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. Afterwards, transfer to Flores, situated on an island on Lake Petén Itzá. Overnight stay in Flores.

4th Day: Flores - Tikal - Flores

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 back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Flores.

5th Day: Flores - Chisec - Cobán

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer towards the highland town of Cobán, stopping along the way at the indigenous village of Chisec, where the main laguage is The Mayan language Qeqchi. In this place, you could taste their typical dish “Caldo del Chunto or Kakik ”. Continue to the lush landscapes of Cobán, arrive and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Coban.

6th Day: Cobán - Semuc Champey - Cobán

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off to Semuc Champey, located in the municipality of Lanquín, on the river Cahabón. Semuc Champey is a series of limestone pools, fed by mountain springs and an underground river. Be amazed by this beautiful natural wonder, nestled in the untouched nature of the highlands and spend some time at the pools. Due to the characteristics of the warm humid subtropical forest, there is an abundant variety of wildlife in the area. Return to Cobán. Overnight stay in Cobán.

7th Day: Cobán - Biotopo del Quetzal - Guatemala City

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on an excursion to Biotopo del Quetzal, one of the most important tourist attractions in the region. Located in Purulha, this huge nature reserve is dominated by cloud forests and mountains that reach a height of 2300 metres above sea level. The reserve has more than 50 species of trees, some of which are 450 years old. Spend some time exploring the abundant cloud forests of Biotopo and get to know the native wildlife that inhabits the reserve. At the indicated time, transfer to Guatemala City. Overnight stay in Guatemala City.

8th Day: Guatemala - 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 Atitlan, 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 Atitlan Lake.

9th Day: Lake Atitlán - San Juan La Laguna - Antigua Guatemala

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, take a boat ride to the indigenous village of San Juan La Laguna. Explore the town and visit the local Catholic Church and the Chocolate Factory. At the local Textile Factory, learn about the production of natural dyes and visit the local artisans who can explain how medicinal plants are used in the region. In the afternoon, transfer to Antigua Guatemala. Overnight stay in Antigua.

10th Day: Antigua Guatemala

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.

11th Day: Antigua Guatemala - UK/Ireland

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

Accommodation: 10 Nights

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland departure airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Guatemala City - UK/Ireland. *
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  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 10 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.
  • Boat Rides in Panajachel and Rio Dulce.
  • ATOL Protection.
*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.

Important: If you depart on a Tuesday or a Friday the order of your itinerary may be different to what is specified but you will visit all of the same places.

If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling.

ESTA: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

eTA: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html 

If you are interested in travelling on a date not included on our departures calendar, please contact our Customer Service Department.

* If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 04:00) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

** 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.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice 

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity.
  • Visa
    No visa is required for stays of up to 30 days.
  • 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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