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Antigua Guatemala & Lake Atitlan Escape

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Antigua Guatemala
Chichicastenango
Panajachel
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All flights
Accommodation
Some transfers
Activities
Some meals
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until December 2023
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From + $340
Categories available
charm
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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. 

8 days trip including flights*

7 days and 6 nights in destination

1

NYC - GUA

Antigua Guatemala

2

Antigua Guatemala

3

Antigua Guatemala

4

Panajachel

5

Panajachel

6

Guatemala City

7

GUA - NYC

8

GUA - NYC

* 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: US - Guatemala

Arrive at your US 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.

2nd Day: Antigua Guatemala

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. Overnight stay in Antigua.

3rd Day: Antigua Guatemala

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. Overnight stay in Antigua.

4th Day: Antigua 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. 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.

5th Day: Panajachel

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. Overnight stay in Panajachel. 

6th Day: Panajachel - Guatemala City

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. Overnight stay in Guatemala City. 

7th Day: Guatemala City - Night on board

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

8th Day: US

Arrive back in the US and end your trip. 

Accommodation: 6 Nights

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US departure airports.
  • International flights: US - Guatemala - US.
  • 6 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 6 breakfasts.
  • 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.
*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.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity with one blank passport page.
  • 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.

 

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