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ANTIGUA – LAKE ATITLAN – CHICHI – YAXHA - TIKAL
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This journey allows for a fine sample of Guatemala, including all of Guatemala Highlights - ANTIGUA – LAKE ATITLAN – CHICHI – YAXHA - TIKAL.

 

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival – Antigua
Guests are met & transfer to Antigua. (1hr) Antigua 2N

Day 2, Chichi Market (B,L)
Today guests transfer approx. 2hr to the famous market at Chichi. Time for shopping in this fabulous craft market and an opportunity to see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic Church before transferring on to Lake Atitlan. Lake Atitlan 2N


Day 3, Lake Tour & Visit to Villages (B,L)

This morning guests will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna to visit a textile cooperative, medicinal plant center and local naif painter workshops. Then we go on to Santiago where they have lunch in a local hotel and tour the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya. Return to hotel.


Day 4, Solola Market & Iximche (B,L)

Guests will be transferred to visit the colorful authentic market at Solola and enjoy a tour of the market. Lunch will be in a traditional restaurant on route back to Antigua There will also be a short tour of the small Maya Archaeology site at Iximche. Antigua 1N

Day 5, Architecture & History Tour (B)
Guests will take a half day walking tour of Antigua. (3-4hr). The tour takes in the main square, Palace, Cathedral, La Merced Church & San Francsico Church. All entrances are included. Free Afternoon.


Day 6, Yaxha Sunset (B)
Guests transfer to Guatemala City (Unguided) and take the morning flight up to Flores. They are met at the airport by their private driver for the transfer to their hotel in Tikal National Park and have some time to relax. After lunch guests transfer to Yaxha National Park (approx 1hr) to explore this atmospheric lakeside site ending with refreshments & wonderful views at sunset over the rainforest canopy from atop the main temples.

Day 7, Tikal (B,L)
Today guests enjoy a tour to explore the amazing UNESCO protected Mayan Temple site of Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest. After lunch guests transfer back to Flores airport and fly to Guatemala City. At the airport they are met by their driver for an unguided transfer to their hotel in Guatemala City. Overnight Guate City 1N


Day 8, Transfer Out (B)
Today guests are met at their hotel by their driver for an unguided transfer to the airport in time for their international flight out.

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