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MAYAN EXPEDITION

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Guatemalan Adventure

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MAYAN EXPEDITION

The journey begins in Antigua Guatemala, a city inspired by the Italian Renaissance, continuing to the Western Highlands of Guatemala and then visiting the Caribbean Coast and three of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan civilization. You´ll have the chance to appreciate the differences of architecture, art and majesty of the Mayan constructions and monuments.

DAY 1

Arrival to Guatemala

Reception at La Aurora International Airport. Our representative will be waiting for you and transfer to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.

Antigua Guatemala
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DAY 2

Antigua Guatemala

Visit to the most important and significant attractions of the city including Antigua’s most beautiful churches, monasteries, convents, and the cultural center. Antigua is among the world’s best conserved colonial cities. It is a magical and captivating small town that will make you feel time stopped some 300 years ago. From its colonial architecture to its beautiful surroundings; strolling through town on the cobbled streets, you will experience the splendors of ancient times. In the afternoon visit San Antonio Aguascalientes, where you will get to visit a great diversity of handicrafts. Overnight accommodations in Antigua Guatemala. Read more

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DAY 3

Pacaya Volcano Tour

Visit to the most active volcano in Guatemala, its 2500 mts. above the sea; the environment is formed by humid forest and rocks. This is one of the most exciting experiences in Guatemala, where you will enjoy from impressive views of the lagoon of Calderas and other three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango and landscapes as if you were on the moon. It is readily accessible and you don’t need to be in good shape to climb it, however you need to wear good hiking boots and wear long pants. Early in the morning around 8 a.m. transfer to Pacaya Volcano for a 5 hours visit. When finished transfer back to your hotel in Antigua. Free Afternoon. Read more

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DAY 4

Iximche and Chichicastenango

Visit to the archaeological site of Iximché, also known as “The Land of Corn”. This city was the first capital of Guatemala and the last Mayan City. Experience for yourself a place fulfilled with mysticism, being the city that witnessed the Conquer of the Spanish and a place for Mayan rituals. After the visit you’ll be transferred to Chichicastenango’s market, you will visit on Market day!! The most colorful and exciting place in the Mayan Highlands and the only place in Guatemala of 100% Quiché population. Admire the historical and mystic Church of Santo Tomás, where the Mayan bible was discovered. Be the witness of Mayan ceremonies inside the church, where you can presence their gifts to the Mayan God’s. Transfer to Panajachel for overnight accommodations. Read more

Lake Atitlan
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DAY 5

Boat ride in Lake Atitlan

Visit to Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The word “Atitlán” is a Mayan word that translates as “the place where the rainbow gets its colors”. Panajachel is an 800 year old town of about 14000 people, mostly Kaqchikel Mayas and some foreigners from every corner of the globe, living inside that rainbow. Upon arrival discover the magic that surrounds all its greatness while taking a boat to cross the Lake and visit two different Tzutuhil Villages. Visit a small town around the lake, where you’ll be able experience the Mayan culture to the purest. Then transfer to Santiago where you will visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximon or Ri Laj Mam, visited by different people of different ethnicities who come to ask health and prosperity in their lives. Whether you believe in it or not, make sure to enjoy this magical experience. Transfer back to Panajachel by boat to have lunch. Transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City. Read more

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DAY 6

Copan

Located in Honduras, near the border of Guatemala, ground transfer to the village of Copán that is a quiet, peaceful place that is best known its artistic ruins. Copán is a tranquil oasis of ancient culture and sublime nature nestled in the foothills of western Honduras. Our tour begins with a visit to the Mayan site of Copán or the “Kingdom of the Sun”, that dates from the Maya Classic period (300 to 900 AD) where can still be seen several stone sculptures, specially dedicated to the ruler “18 Rabbits”who was beheaded in Quiriguá Guatemala One of the most impressive characteristics are its well preserved structures and paintings that still can be found. Overnight accommodations in Copán. Read more

Copan, Honduras
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DAY 7

Quiriguá

Visit to the archaeological site of Quiriguá known for the tallest stelae in the Mayan World. The name “Quiriguá” is modern and taken from the name of a nearby town. This site is best known for the excellent stelae and zoomorphs found here. It is very important to show Stela “C” which talks about the start of the fifth Maya cycle that began some 3,000 years before Christ until December 21st 2012. The end of the Mayan Calendar gives emphasis to the Maya civilization and the world. When finished transfer to Rio Dulce for overnight accommodations. Read more

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DAY 8

Rio Dulce

Time to enjoy a boat trip from Río Dulce to Livingston, which is a river running from Lake Izabal, in the eastern part of Guatemala, to the Carribean. On the way visit to the Isle of Birds and the Ak-Tenamit Project, that is a Kekchi origin population. Then the excitement continues with a half an hour stop in the area of hot waters, near the entrance of the canyon of Río Dulce. At the end of the journey the river mouth will reach the Caribbean Sea “La Buga” Livingston, a population of African origin that was originally called La Buga which means La Boca. Livingston is a fun and interesting Carribean town that is populated by the Garífuna people of African origin with a laid-back Carribean attitude, their own language (though they tend to speak Spanish and English as well), and a style of dancing known as “Punta” that requires the hips to move faster than lightening. Transfer to Flores for overnight accommodations. Read more

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DAY 9

Tikal Mayan Ruins

Early in the morning we take a flight to Flores, Petén. Upon arrival transfer to one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan World, Tikal, its name means “Place of Voices”, built during the Maya Classic Period. There are places on this earth that are so stunning that it is impossible to capture them in words or photographs. Tikal is such a place and is considered the second largest city in the Maya world. Tikal has the distinction of being the first site in Guatemala declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Upon arrival at Tikal archaeological site, the guide will show you the layout of the complex of Temples and Acropolis. Visit to the Complex Q and R, then to the Central Acropolis, Temples I “El Gran Jaguar and the Temple II” Los Mascarones “, regarded as the first and one of the most important monuments in the complex. Visit to the Lost World. Transfer back to Flores for overnight accommodations. Read more

Flores
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DAY 10

Yaxha Ruins

Transfer to Yaxhá, a former ceremonial center and city of the Pre-Columbian Maya Civilization. The facilities have evidence of Teotihuacan influence in their architecture and stelae. We can find the only twin pyramid complex outside of Tikal, also known as the Stelae Plaza. During this visit you will enjoy the wildlife, jungle and mystic surroundings of this unique area. After we finish the tour, transfer to the airport to take flight back to Guatemala City. On your arrival transfer to Guatemala City for overnight accommodatinos. Read more

Guatemala City
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DAY 11

Departure time

Transfer to the airport to take flight back to your country two hours before your departure time.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antigua Guatemala
Day 4
Location Panajachel
Day 5
Location Guatemala City
Day 6
Location Copan, Honduras
Day 7
Location Rio Dulce
Day 8
Location Isla de Flores
Day 11
Location Guatemala City
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antigua Guatemala
Day 4
Location Panajachel
Hotel Atitlan
Day 5
Location Guatemala City
Day 6
Location Copan, Honduras
Day 7
Location Rio Dulce
Day 8
Location El Remate
Day 10
Location Guatemala City
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antigua Guatemala
Day 4
Location San Antonio Palopo
Hotel Casa Palopo
Day 5
Location Guatemala City
Day 6
Location Copan
Day 7
Location Rio Dulce
Day 8
Location Flores
Day 10
Location Guatemala City

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All ground transportation as specified in itinerary
  • Specialized guide in English
  • Lodging every day of the trip in hotels specified
  • All breakfasts at the hotels
  • Entrances fees
  • Private boat in Lake Atitlan
  • Flight Ticket Flores, Petén - Guatemala City via TAG
  • Lunch in Tikal Park and Yaxha (drinks not included)
  • Taxes

Package excludes

  • Tickets abroad
  • Meals not specified
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks for Tikal and Yaxha
  • US$ 3.00 or Q 20.00 Security tax to be paid in Flores Airport

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Lukas P., United States

From making the reservation to the transport from Guatemala City to Tikal ... seamless and easy. Fabulous time, highly recommendad.

Juan F., Mexico

We had an amazing time with this company; the tour guide was very kind, and always gaving an extra to accommodate our needs. Would recommend them 100%, and definitely will be our first choice if ever go back to Guatemala!

Diego Z., Italy

It's my second time with Guatemalan Adventure - Perfect organization as usual! Driver on time, people answering to your question by mail any days of the week. Highly Recommendad!!!

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