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DA1: WALKING TOUR OF COLONIAL ANTIGUA - HALF DAY
DESCRIPTION: You will be met at your hotel reception at 9:00am by your private guide to begin your half day walking
tour of Antigua. Your tour will cover the architectural and historical highlights of this colonial city, with a behind-the scenes
look at some of the many ruined churches, convents, and cathedrals. Entrances are included to the Iglesia San
Francisco, the Cathedral, Central Park, and La Merced Church. This tour is flexible and if you have specific sights that
you wish to see please notify your guide. If you wish to visit other monuments you will need to pay the entrances
directly. At the end of the tour your guide can either accompany you back to your hotel or take you to a drop off point of
your choosing
TIMETABLE: Approx. 3-3½ hour Guided Tour with all listed entrances included. TRIP: (09:00-12:00)
INCLUDED: Bi-lingual guide, Entrances as detailed above.
NOT INCLUDED: Entrances to other monuments, Lunch, Tips & Gratuities, Use of Taxis or Tuc Tucs


DA2: COFFEE FARM & TRADITIONAL MUSIC & COSTUMES MUSEUMS, LOCAL WOOD
CARVERS TOUR - HALF DAY
DESCRIPTION: You will be met at your hotel by your private driver & guide, for a 9am departure. First you transfer to
the village of Jocotenango – just on the outskirts of Antigua where you can visit the local workshops of the traditional
woodcarvers of the area to see them work. You can also see the interesting pink & white façade of the Jocotenango
church before you transfer across to the wonderful Azotea Coffee farm and museums. Here you can have a private
guided tour of the Coffee Farm & the museums covering Mayan traditional music and costume. Learn about the
importance of coffee in Guatemala’s history and its impact today as well as hearing about the Maya way of life. When
you are ready your guide will then accompany you back to your hotel or where-ever you wished to be dropped off.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 3-4-hour Private Guided Tour
INCLUDED: Private Bi-lingual guide, Private transfers, entrances
NOT INCLUDED: Lunch, Tips & Gratuities & Entrances to Butterfly Farm
CAN ALSO BE OPERATED ON A TRANSFER DAY TO THE LAKE

DA3: TEXTILE & FOLK ART WALKING/SHOPPING TOUR ANTIGUA - HALF DAY
DESCRIPTION: You will be met at your hotel by your private guide, for a 9am departure. Today you will tour around
Antigua but with a specific focus to learn about the wonderful and complex Guatemalan, Mayan textiles and folk art.
This tour will take you to markets, museums and specialized shops so that you can learn about the history and
techniques surrounding Guatemalan Textiles & Folk Art as well as the differences in colors, styles and symbolism from
each area of Guatemala. This tour is flexible and if you have specific sights that you wish to see please notify your
guide. If you wish to visit other monuments you will need to pay the entrances directly. At the end of the tour your guide
can either accompany you back to your hotel or take you to a drop off point of your choosing.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 3-4-hour Private Guided Tour
INCLUDED: Private Bi-lingual guide.
NOT INCLUDED: Entrances to other monuments, Lunch, Tips & Gratuities, Use of Taxis or Tuc Tucs

DA4: FULL DAY TEXTILE, FOLK ART & COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE TOUR OF ANTIGUA
DESCRIPTION: You will be met at your hotel by your private guide, for a 9am departure. Today you will tour around
Antigua with a focus on both the colonial monuments of this beautiful town and to learn about the wonderful and
complex Guatemalan, Mayan textiles and folk art. This tour will both cover the historical and architectural highlights and
also take you to markets, museums and specialized shops so that you can learn about the history and techniques
surrounding Guatemalan Textiles & Folk Art as well as the differences in colors, styles and symbolism from each area
of Guatemala. This tour is flexible and if you have specific sights that you wish to see please notify your guide. If you
wish to visit other monuments you will need to pay the entrances directly. At the end of the tour your guide can either
accompany you back to your hotel or take you to a drop off point of your choosing. We do not include lunch on this tour
so that you can stop when and where ever you like along your route.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 7- 8hour Guided Tour. TRIP: (09:00-17:00)
INCLUDED: Bi-lingual guide, Entrances to San Francisco, Cathedral & La Merced Cloister
NOT INCLUDED: Entrances to other monuments, Lunch, Tips & Gratuities, Use of Taxis or Tuc Tucs


DA5: COMALAPA MARKET & LOCAL PAINTERS TOUR – DAY TRIP FROM ANTIGUA or on a TRANSFER TO LAKE ATITLAN
TUESDAY / FRIDAY / SUNDAY
DESCRIPTION: Guests will be met at their hotel by their private guide & driver for their 1hr transfer to the town of
Comalapa. On arrival to the town guests can see the famous painted mural that the school children of the town painted
depicting mayor events in Guatemala’s history up to the signing of the peace accords in 1996. From here you will visit
some local painters who continue the tradition of naïve paintings that the town is so famous for and visit a local bakery
to see how they make the small, rock hard biscuits known as “Roscas” that sell by the thousands each day in
Guatemala. Finally guests can visit the wonderful authentic market of Comalapa to see the local people go about their
daily life buying produce and goods for the rest of the week still dressed in the traditional textiles of the area. Guests
can also visit the small museum dedicated to the composer who wrote Guatemala’s national anthem who came from
Comalapa.
TIMETABLE: Tour takes approx 6 hours including transfer times (9:00 – 15:00)
INCLUDED: Private guide & transfer, picnic lunch, entrances
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities
CAN ALSO BE OPERATED ON A TRANSFER DAY TO THE LAKE

DA6: TOUR OF TECPAN MARKET & IXIMCHE MAYA RUINS SITE - DAY TRIP FROM ANTIGUA or on a TRANSFER TO LAKE ATITLAN
THURSDAY
DESCRIPTION: Guests are met at their hotel by their private driver & guide for the 1hr transfer out to the town of
Tecpan, site of the first Spanish Colonial Capital. Once at Tecpan your guide will show you around this lively, authentic
market where Maya people from the surrounding area congregate to buy and sell for the week ahead. You will see
many interesting traditional textiles worn by the local people as well as exotic produce from the surrounding area. When
you are ready you can enjoy a traditional lunch in a nearby restaurant before transferring the short distance over to the
Maya Ruins at Iximche for a guided tour of this small but significant site which has a fascinating Maya Altar at the back
of the site where visiting shaman still come to practice rituals.
TIMETABLE: Tour takes approx 6 hours including transfer times (9:00 – 15:00)
INCLUDED: Private guide & transfer, lunch, entrances
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities
CAN ALSO BE OPERATED ON A TRANSFER DAY TO THE LAKE

DA7: TOUR OF CHICHICASTENANGO MARKET - DAY TRIP FROM ANTIGUA or on a TRANSFER TO LAKE ATITLAN
THURSDAY & SUNDAY
DESCRIPTION: Guests are met at their hotel by their private driver & guide for the 2.5hr transfer out to the highland
town of Chichicastenango. Along the way guests will pass through the central highland region and see the local Maya
people in their traditional dress going about their daily lives - working in the fields, collecting firewood, traveling between
markets, selling their wares. Upon arrival at Chichicastenango your guide will take you to explore this famous market
both the local areas of the fruit & vegetables & everyday items as well as the craft area where you can find endless
variety of beautiful textile, wooden & ceramic crafts. Guests can also visit the famous St Tomas Church where local
Maya people come to perform Maya rituals within the Catholic church - demonstrating the interesting way the two faiths
have combined in recent times. If they want to guests can also hike up the hill to the Pascaul Abaj ritual site to see if
any local shaman are performing rituals and/or to the cemetery on the outskirts of town. Lunch is provided in the Hotel
St Tomas and when guests are ready they will be transferred back to their hotel.
TIMETABLE: Tour takes approx 9 hours including transfer times (9:00 – 18:00)
INCLUDED: Private guide & transfer, lunch, entrances
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities
CAN ALSO BE OPERATED ON A TRANSFER DAY TO THE LAKE

DA8: DAY TRIP TO COPAN IN HONDURAS BY CHARTER PLANE
DESCRIPTION: Guests transfer to the Guatemala National airport and board a private charter plane for the 40flight
across Guatemala and into Honduras, landing on a small dirt landing strip just outside the town of Copan Ruinas.
Guests are met off the plane by their driver and guide and are transferred the 20mins through town and down to the
Archaeology site at Copan. Here they enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful site which is famous for its intricately carved
stelea and amazing hieroglyphic stairway as well as its comprehensive museum. When ready guests return to the town
of Copan to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and time to explore this pretty town. At about 4pm guests will fly back to
Guatemala city and be transferred to their hotel.
Please contact us for up to date rates
TIMETABLE: Tour takes approx 10 hours including transfer times (7:00 – 17:00)
INCLUDED: Private flight & transfers, private guide, lunch, entrances at Copan
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities
Please contact us for up to date rates
SUPPLEMENT DAVID SEDAT COPAN ARCHAEOLOGY EXPERT TO GUIDE (Pennsylvania University Museum Program)

DA9: CITY TOUR OF GUATEMALA CITY – HALF DAY
ALL DAYS FROM ANTIGUA OR GUATEMALA CITY

DESCRIPTION: : You will be met at your hotel reception at 9:00am by your private guide to begin your half day tour of
Guatemala City. Your tour will cover the main monuments, the Cathedral, Palacio Nacional, Central Square, Central Craft
Market and the relief map. Entrance is included to the Relief Map. This tour is flexible and if you have specific sights that
you wish to see please notify your guide and check with him the openings days of the museums. You will need to pay the
entrances for these museums directly.
Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles and Clothing.
Entrance Fee: 25Quetzales per person, Open: Mon to Fri 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.
National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology
Entrance Fee: 30Quetzales per person, Open: Tue to Fri 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sat 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:30p.m. to 4:00 pm
Popol Vuh Archaeological Museum
Entrance Fee: 25Quetzales per person, Open: Mon to Fri 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 3-3½ hour Guided Tour with all listed entrances included. TRIP: (09:00-12:00)
INCLUDED: Bi-lingual guide, Entrance for the Relief Map and the transfer.
NOT INCLUDED: Entrances to other museums, Tips & Gratuities, Use of Taxis or Tuc Tucs

CHARTER PLANE TOURS / TRANSFERS
Please ask about other charter plane tours and transfers and contact us for an up to date quotation. There are many
landing fields across Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico & Belize. Please ask for quotations.
Some other popular routes:
- Day Trip to Rio Dulce
- Visit Copan and then Tikal
- Visit Copan & Rio Dulce and fly to Tikal
- Visit Copan, Tikal and end in Palenque
 

DA10: DAY OF PACIFIC SAILFISH - DEEP SEA FISHING
DESCRIPTION: Guests transfer down to the Pacific Coast Marina through the Antigua Valley past smoldering
Volcanoes and down to the low coastal plains covered in sugar cane plantations. At the Marina they board their private
yacht for a day of Deep Sea Fishing at its best. Guatemala is the best in the world for Pacific Billfish and on average we
release 22 sails per day per yacht. FIshing is on conventional rods but fly fishing is available for those who request it.
After a full day of fishing (7:00 - 17:00) guests can enjoy a drink in the marina bar before heading back up to Antigua.
TIMETABLE: Tour takes approx 12 hours including 2 hours of transfer to the marina and back (6:00 – 18:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Yacht, Captain & 2 Crew, Lunch, Drinks, Conventional Tackle & Bait
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities
31 Ft Bertram Yacht 38 Ft Bertram 2 x 31 Ft

DA11: TIKAL TOUR - PRIVATE DAY TRIP
DESCRIPTION: Guests transfer to Guatemala City for the early morning flight to Flores in the northern rainforest. At
Flores guests are met by their driver and archaeology guide and transferred an hour into the rainforest of the Tikal
National Park. Once at the site guests enjoy a private guided tour of this world famous site where ancient Maya
Temples tower above the rainforest canopy and guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of a wide variety of tropical
bird and wildlife. Lunch is provided at a restaurant in the park and then guests are transferred back to Flores airport in
time for the return flight to Guatemala City where their driver will be waiting for them to transfer them to their hotel in
Guatemala City or Antigua.
TIMETABLE: (04:00 – 20:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Internal Flight, Private Guide, Entrances & Lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities, Q30 per person, each way security tax at the airport.

DA12: MIXCO VIEJO SITE
DESCRIPTION: Guests transfer through the highlands to the Mixco Viejo site which is situated 2 hours from Antigua in
some pretty pine forest scenery. Once at the site guests can enjoy a guided tour of the small, atmospheric site to learn
about the history of the site and its interaction with other sites in the area. A sumptuous picnic lunch is provided to enjoy
at the site and when guests are ready they can transfer back to Antigua or onto Guatemala City.
TIMETABLE: 9:00am - 16:00pm
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Private Guide, Entrances & Lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities,

DA13: HELICOPTER TO LAKE ATITLAN - DAY TRIP or TRANSFER
DESCRIPTION: From your hotel in Antigua we transfer guests up to the helipad on a nearby hillside with fabulous
views over Antigua. Here we await the helicopter for a few minutes as it comes in from Guatemala City, lands, picks up
guests and flies them first over Antigua for views over the monuments and then out and past the volcanoes of Agua &
Acatenango, over the central highlands with its patchwork fields and down to land at Lake Atitlan at either the Casa
Palopo or Hotel Atitlan helipad. For day trippers the helicopter will wait for you whilst we take you by boat with your
guide across to the villago of Santiago to visit the Maya God Maximon, have a guided tour of this Tzutujil Maya town
and enjoy views of this beautiful lake & surrounding volcanoes along the way. Lunch is provided back at Casa Palopo
before you fly back to Antigua of the City.
N.B 1 - 4 Pax in a Bell Jet Ranger / 5 or 6 Pax in a Bell Long Ranger
INCLUDED: Private Helicopter Ride, boat transfers, Private Guide, Entrances & Lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities,
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR UP TO DATE RATES

DA14: HELICOPTER TO CHICHI MARKET & LAKE ATITLAN - DAY TRIP or TRANSFER
THURSDAY or SUNDAY
DESCRIPTION: From your hotel in Antigua we transfer guests up to the helipad on a nearby hillside with fabulous
views over Antigua. Here we await the helicopter for a few minutes as it comes in from Guatemala City, lands, picks up
guests and flies them first over Antigua for views over the monuments and then out and past the volcanoes of Agua &
Acatenango, over the central highlands with its patchwork fields and down to land at the town of Chichicastenango.
Here guests will be met by their guide and a bus to transfer them into town and to provide a guided tour of this market.
When guests are ready they can return to the helicopter to fly over to Lake Atitlan to enjoy ariel views of this beautiful
lake and her surrounding three volcanoes. For guests just transferring they will land at either Casa Palopo or Hotel
Atitlan and check in. For day trippers the helicopter will wait for you whilst you enjoy lunch at Casa Palopo and then we
take you by boat with your guide across to the village of Santiago to visit the Maya God Maximón, have a guided tour of
this Tzutujil Maya town and enjoy views of this beautiful lake & surrounding volcanoes along the way. When you are
ready guests return to Casa Palopo for the flight back to Antigua or Guatemala City.
N.B 1 – 3 Pax in a Bell Jet Ranger / 4 or 5 Pax in a Bell Long Ranger / 6 Pax in 2 Jet Rangers
INCLUDED: Private Helicopter Ride, transfers, Private Guide,
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities,
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR UP TO DATE RATES

HELICOPTER TOURS / TRANSFERS
Please ask about other helicopter tours and transfers. We can transfer guests anywhere in Guatemala via helicopter.
Please ask for up to date quotations.
Some other popular routes:
- Day Trip to Semuc Champey (can be done on a transfer to Rio Dulce or Tikal)
- Antigua or Lake Atitlan to Copan or Tikal
- Antigua or Lake Atitlan to Rio Dulce


DA15: HELICOPTER TO EL MIRADOR IN THE JUNGLE - DAY TRIP
DESCRIPTION: From your hotel in Antigua we transfer guests to Guatemala City airport for an early morning
scheduled flight up into the northern rainforest to Flores. Here we take guests to Maya Internacional hotel for breakfast
and to meet their archaeology guide for the day. When ready - guests will board their Bell Jet Ranger Helicopter for the
40min flight out over Lake Peten Itza and the pretty island town of Flores and across the vast tracks of jungle terrain of
the Maya Biosphere. Landing in literally the middle of no-where guests will be take on a tour of the fascinating site of El
Mirador which many believe is the largest Maya Site yet discovered. Climbing the huge main temple will create a sense
of awe in all who do so as you climb tens of meters above the canopy and survey the huge landscape surrounding the
site. This famous site is being worked on nearly all year around by Richard Hanson and his team of archaeologists so
hopefully guests will get to see a site in process of being both excavated and restored using the latest techniques. After
a picnic lunch and further time to explore and contemplate - guests will fly back to Maya International hotel. the rest of
the afternoon is free to relax at the hotel or explore the small island town of Flores before flying back to Guate on the early evening flight. (Approx 18:30)
N.B 1 - 3 Pax in a Bell Jet Ranger
INCLUDED: Private Helicopter Ride, transfers, Private Guide, Picnic Lunch, $50 Donation to El Mirador Project Per
Person
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities,
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR UP TO DATE RATES

MULTI-SPORT ACTIVITIES FROM ANTIGUA
 

DA-MULTI 1 & 2 : PACAYA ACTIVE VOLCANO HIKE
DESCRIPTION: Our tour starts with a morning transfer (1hr) to the foothills of the active Pacaya volcano. The hike then
begins with a fairly strenuous hike through wonderful pine forest up to the more tricky volcanic ash section and finally to
the sulfur smoking cone. On occasions you can even see small eruptions and lava flow depending on the activity of the
volcano. From the summit we can enjoy great views to the northern volcanoes, the pacific lowlands and all the way toe
El Salvador. Half way down, we stop to enjoy a picnic lunch with the impressive volcano in close sight. Back at the base
of the volcano, our support vehicle awaits us for our transfer back to Antigua.
TIMETABLE: 08:00am – 16:30pm
INCLUDED: Private guide, private transfers, entrance fee, trail snack, picnic lunch, water
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

DA-MULTI3: ACATENANGO VOLCANO CHALLENGE HIKE
DESCRIPTION: An early morning transfer brings us to the foothills of twin peaked volcano called Acatenago. We then
begin a long (6 hour) but rewarding hike through fields and pacific cloudforest with spectacular views out over the
Antigua valley area. The tree line stops at 3300 meter, (10500 feet) and from here we are only another 30 minutes from
the peak. All along this hike there are amazing views down towards villages, other neighbouring volcanoes and even to
Lake Atitlan. Enjoy lunch on top of the volcano with a view down to the smoking volcano of Fuego. After lunch we return
to base where our support vehicle awaits us for our transfer back to Antigua
TIMETABLE: 05:30am – 17:30pm
INCLUDED: Private guide, private transfers, entrance fee, breakfast, trail snack, picnic lunch, water
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

DA-MULTI5: ANTIGUA VALLEY HIKE - HALF DAY
DESCRIPTION: The tour starts with a short transfer out of Antigua up through a scenic coffee farm nearby. Here we
start hiking down through cloud forest forest and local farmland fields, enjoying spectacular views across the Antigua
valley and of the surrounding three volcanoes. Along the way we can also enjoy plenty of birdlife and meet local people
going about their daily life. Finally we descend to Antigua and hike back to our hotel.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 09:00am – 12:30pm
INCLUDED: Private guide, private transfers, entrance fee, trail snack, water
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

DA-MULTI6: ANTIGUA VALLEY BIKE - HALF DAY
DESCRIPTION: Leaving right from your hotel doorstep, this biking tour is a pleasant, half day excursion in the scenic
Antigua valley, riding on back roads and trails through local villages’ farms and fields. This is a perfect Way to see real
local life in Guatemala. Enjoy visiting tranquil villages & churches, coffee plantations and come in contact with the local
culture and people.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 09:00am – 12:30pm
INCLUDED: Private guide, mountain bike & helmet, trail snack, water
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

DA-MULTI7: ANTIGUA HILLS BIKING
DESCRIPTION: Guests are transferred out of town up into a local coffee finca from where they mount up and enjoy a
spectacular downhill ride combined with the beauty of an Antigua Valley cross country section. This ride takes you on
back roads and trails through local villages’ farms and fields. This is a perfect way to see real local life in Guatemala.
Enjoy visiting churches, coffee plantations and come in contact with the local culture and people.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 09:00am – 12:30pm
INCLUDED: Private guide, transfer, mountain bike & helmet, trail snack, water
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

DA-MULTI8: BIKE TO LAKE ATITLAN
DESCRIPTION: Guests transfer first to the site at Iximche for time to explore this small but pretty site and then we
transfer on around to the back side of Lake Atitlan. From here guests mount up and bike all the way down to Lake
Atitlan. Guests will experience riding through glorious Maya mountain villages and beautiful remote highland
countryside. In the last portion of the ride guests will be able to enjoy magnificent views towards Lake Atitlan and her
three surrounding volcanoes. Upon arrival at the lake guests will be met at the lakeshore by their private boat to
transfer across the lake to their hotel.
TIMETABLE:
INCLUDED: Private guide, private transfers by land and water, mountain bike & helmet, trail snack, water, lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

CULTURAL TOURS FROM LAKE ATITLAN


DH1A: VISIT SANTIAGO & THE MAYA GOD MAXIMON
(From Casa Palopo, Hotel Atitlan, Villa Sumaya & All Panajachel Hotels)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel by their boatman who will transfer them across Lake Atitlan on a
30min scenic boatride past the three impressive volcanoes of Tolima, Atitlan & San Pedro. (For Guests at Casa Palopo
and Hotel Atitlan they can request to also visit St Catarina Village on the way to see the famous bright blue & purple
textiles of this village) Upon arrival at Santiago guests will walk with their guide to find the house where the Maya God
Maximon is living. Each year a different "brotherhood" has the privilege of taking care of their God so his location
changes. Once with Maximon you may see local shaman performing rituals for local people and if you wish you can ask
your guide to help you hire the services of a shaman for you to have a personal ceremony performed. After visiting
Maximon guests can visit the local church and learn about the history of this very traditional town and also see the
market and learn about the distinctive textiles and primitive art that is famous from this area. Take a ride in a local "flete"
to get to Hotel Posada Santiago for lunch and then when guests are ready their boat will be there to transfer them back
to their hotel.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 5hour Guided Tour with all listed entrances included. TRIP: (09:00-14:00)
INCLUDED: boat transfer, Bi-lingual guide, Lunch.
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

DH1B: VISIT SANTIAGO & THE MAYA GOD MAXIMON
(From Bambu & Posada Santiago Hotels in Santiago)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are met at their hotel by their guide to begin their tour of Santiago town. Guests will walk with
their guide to find the house where the Maya God Maximon is living. Each year a different "brotherhood" has the
privilidge of taking care of their God so his location changes. Once with Maximon you may see local shaman performing
rituals for local people and if you wish you can ask your guide to help you hire the services of a shaman for you to have a
personal ceremony performed. After visiting Maximon guests can visit the local church and learn about the history of this
very traditional town and also see the market and learn about the distincive textiles and primitive art that is famous from
this area.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 2 hour Private Guided Tour
INCLUDED: Private Bi-lingual guide.
NOT INCLUDED: Lunch, Tips & Gratuities

DH2A: VISIT SOLOLA MARKET - TUESDAY & FRIDAY
(From Casa Palopo, Hotel Atitlan, & All Panajachel Hotels)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel by their driver & guide and transfer aprox 30mins up to the
traditional town of Solola. On market day this town is bursting with life and local Maya people from all around the area
flock to the market to buy and sell their wares for the week ahead. Everyone is dressed in the brightly coloured local
textiles and even the men here wear the traditional costume of the area. This is a fabulous and authentic market to visit
which gives the traveller a wonderful insight into Maya life in the Solola district of Guatemala. When clients are ready
they will be transferred back to their hotel. Clients can take their time to explore the markets of Panajachel on the way
back to their hotel.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 3hour Guided Tour. TRIP: (09:00-12:00)
INCLUDED: Bi-lingual guide
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

DH2B: VISIT SOLOLA MARKET - TUESDAY & FRIDAY
(From Bambu, Posada Santiago Hotels in Santiago & Villa Sumaya)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are met at their hotel by their guide and boatman for the transfer across the lake back to
Panajachel town. once in Panajcahcel they will be met by their private driver and transferred aprox 30mins up to the
traditional town of Solola. On market day this town is bursting with life and local Maya people from all around the area
flock to the market to buy and sell their wares for the week ahead. Everyone is dressed in the brightly colored local
textiles and even the men here wear the traditional costume of the area. This is a fabulous and authentic market to visit
which gives the traveler a wonderful insight into Maya life in the Solola district of Guatemala. When clients are ready they
will be transferred back to their hotel by bus and boat. Clients can take their time to explore the markets of Panajachel on
the way back to their hotel.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 4hour Private Guided Tour (9:00 - 13:00)
INCLUDED: Private Bi-lingual guide.

DH3A: VISIT SANTIAGO & THE MAYA GOD MAXIMON & SOLOLA MARKET (TUE & FRI)
(From Casa Palopo, Hotel Atitlan, St Catarina, & All Panajachel Hotels)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel by their driver & guide and transfer aprox 30mins up to the
traditional town of Solola. On market day this town is bursting with life and local Maya people from all around the area
flock to the market to buy and sell their wares for the week ahead. Everyone is dressed in the brightly colored local
textiles and even the men here wear the traditional costume of the area. This is a fabulous and authentic market to visit
which gives the traveler a wonderful insight into Maya life in the Solola district of Guatemala. When clients are ready they
will be transferred back down to Panajachel where they will board a private boat to transfer them across Lake Atitlan on a
30min scenic boatride past the three impressive volcanoes of Tolima, Atitlan & San Pedro. Upon arrival at Santiago
guests will have lunch at Posada Santiago and then walk with their guide to find the house where the Maya God
Maximon is living. Each year a different "brotherhood" has the privileged of taking care of their God so his location
changes. Once with Maximon you may see local shaman performing rituals for local people and if you wish you can ask
your guide to help you hire the services of a shaman for you to have a personal
ceremony performed. After visiting Maximon guests can visit the local church and learn about the history of this very
traditional town and also see the market and learn about the distinctive textiles and primitive art that is famous from this
area. When guests are ready they can return to their hotel by boat.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 8hour Guided Tour with all listed entrances included. TRIP: (09:00-17:00)
INCLUDED: Boat transfer, Bi-lingual guide, Lunch.

DH3B: VISIT SANTIAGO & THE MAYA GOD MAXIMON & SOLOLA MARKET (TUE & FRI)
(From Bambu, Posada Santiago Hotels in Santiago & Villa Sumaya)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel by their boat driver & guide and transferred across lake Atitlan to
the town of Panajachel where they will meet their land transfer for the 30min drive up to the traditional town of Solola. On
market day this town is bursting with life and local Maya people from all around the area flock to the market to buy and
sell their wares for the week ahead. Everyone is dressed in the brightly colored local textiles and even the men here
wear the traditional costume of the area. This is a fabulous and authentic market to visit which gives the traveler a
wonderful insight into Maya life in the Solola district of Guatemala. When clients are ready they will be transferred back
down to Panajachel where they will board a private boat to transfer them back across Lake Atitlan. Upon arrival at
Santiago guests will have lunch at Posada Santiago and then walk with their guide to find the house where the Maya
God Maximon is living. Each year a different "brotherhood" has the privilidge of taking care of their God so his location
changes. Once with Maximon you may see local shaman performing rituals for local people and if you wish you can ask
your guide to help you hire the services of a shaman for you to have a personal ceremony performed. After visiting
Maximon guests can visit the local church and learn about the history of this very traditional town and also see the
market and learn about the distinctive textiles and primitive art that is famous from this area.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 8 hour Private Guided Tour (9:00 - 17:00)
INCLUDED: Private Bi-lingual guide, land and boat transfers, lunch

DH4A TOUR OF CHICHICASTENANGO MARKET - THURSDAY & SUNDAY
(From Casa Palopo, Hotel Atitlan, St Catarina, & All Panajachel Hotels)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are met at their hotel by their private driver & guide for the 1hr transfer out to the highland town
of Chichicastenango. Along the way guests will pass through the central highland region and see the local Maya people
in their traditional dress going about their daily lives - working in the fields, collecting firewood, travelling between
markets, selling their wares. Upon arrival at Chichicastenango your guide will take you to explore this famous market
both the local areas of the fruit & vegetables & everyday items as well as the craft area where you can find endless
variety of beautiful textile, wooden & ceramic crafts. Guests can also visit the famous St Tomas Church where local
Maya people come to perform Maya rituals within the Catholic church - demonstrating the interesting way the two faiths
have combined in recent times. If they want to guests can also hike up the hill to the Pascaul Abaj ritual site to see if any
local shaman are performing rituals and/or to the cemetery on the outskirts of town. Lunch is provided in the Hotel St
Tomas and when guests are ready they will be transferred back to their hotel.
TIMETABLE: Tour takes approx 6 hours including transfer times (9:00 – 15:00)
INCLUDED: Private guide & transfer, lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

DH4B TOUR OF CHICHICASTENANGO MARKET - THURSDAY & SUNDAY
(From Bambu, Posada Santiago Hotels in Santiago & Villa Sumaya)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are met at their hotel by their private boat driver & guide for the boat transfer across the lake to
Panajachel where their private bus will be waiting for the 1hr transfer out to the highland town of Chichicastenango.
Along the way guests will pass through the central highland region and see the local Maya people in their traditional
dress going about their daily lives - working in the fields, collecting firewood, traveling between markets, selling their
wares. Upon arrival at Chichicastenango your guide will take you to explore this famous market both the local areas of
the fruit & vegetables & everyday items as well as the craft area where you can find endless variety of beautiful textile,
wooden & ceramic crafts. Guests can also visit the famous St Tomas Church where local Maya people come to perform
Maya rituals within the Catholic church - demonstrating the interesting way the two faiths have combined in recent times.
If they want to guests can also hike up the hill to the Pascaul Abaj ritual site to see if any local shaman are performing
rituals and/or to the cemetery on the outskirts of town. Lunch is provided in the Hotel St Tomas and when guests are
ready they will be transferred back to their hotel by bus and boat.
TIMETABLE: Tour takes approx 7 hours including transfer times (9:00 – 16:00)
INCLUDED: Private guide, land & boat transfer, lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

MULTI-SPORT ACTIVITIES FROM LAKE ATITLAN


DH-MULTI1A: HIKE & KAYAK IN SANTIAGO BAY

From Posada Santiago or Bambu Hotels
DESCRIPTION: Guests are met at their hotel by our adventure guide from where they begin their exploration of Lake
Atitlan. First guests take the kayaks and paddle through the Santiago Bay where they will pass by the local Tzutujil Maya
people at work in the fields, washing clothes and fishing from their unique wooden boats. After about an hour of kayaking
guests will stop and switch to hiking mode and enjoy a 1-2 hour hike through the agricultural scenery of the lake for great
views of the lake and her surrounding volcanoes. Journey ends back at Santiago at your hotel.
TIMETABLE: 09:00am – 13:00pm
INCLUDED: Private guide, kayak equipment, trail snack, water
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

DH-MULTI1B: HIKE & KAYAK IN SANTIAGO BAY
From Casa Palopo, Villa Sumaya, Hotel Atitlan or other Panajachel Hotels
DESCRIPTION: Guests are met at their hotel by their boatman who will transfer them across the lake to the village of
Santiago. Here at the Posada Santiago guests will meet our adventure guide and begin their exploration of Lake Atitlan.
First guests take the kayaks and paddle through the Santiago Bay where they will pass by the local Tzutujil Maya people
at work in the fields, washing clothes and fishing from their unique wooden boats. After about an hour of kayaking guests
will stop and switch to hiking mode and enjoy a 1-2 hour hike through the agricultural scenery of the lake for great views
of the lake and her surrounding volcanoes. Guests arrive back at Posada Santiago at around lunch time and can relax,
have lunch and explore the village if they wish. When they are ready their boatman will transfer them back to their hotel
on the other side of the lake.
TIMETABLE: 09:00am – 13:00pm
INCLUDED: Private guide, kayak equipment, trail snack, water
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

PRIVATE TOURS FROM THE PETEN AREA (Except if Staying at Nitun)
 

DP1: TIKAL TOUR
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel at 7am. (Pick up time can be changed - earliest is 5:30am). They
transfer with their driver and guide to Tikal National Park where they can enjoy a private guided tour of this fabulous site
with huge temples rising up through the jungle canopy and a variety of tropical animals and birds on show. Guests can
enjoy the sights and sounds of the howler and spider monkeys as well as many colorful tropical birds and other
mammals. Lunch is provided at Jaguar Inn hotel or for an extra supplement we can arrange a luxury picnic lunch inside
the Tikal Site itself. Guests can then explore the museum before returning to their hotel. If guests wish to return to the site
they can do so unguided and the driver will return them to their hotel when they are ready.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 7hour. TRIP: (07:00-14:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, Lunch.
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

DP1B: TIKAL HELICOPTER TOUR (36min total Flight Time)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel and transfer with their driver and guide to Maya Internacional
Hotel. Here they board the Bell Jet Ranger Helicopter and fly out over Lake Peten Itza, past the island town of Flores and
over the rainforest scenery of Tikal National Park. After a few minutes guests will begin to the temple tops of Tikal in the
distance - towering above the rest of the rainforest canopy. As you come closer you can really appreciate the magnificent
structures and what an architectural achievement they are. Your flight takes you around the periphery of the central plaza
- close enough to enjoy this amazing birds eye view yet far enough away not to be a bother to the resident wildlife and
other visitors. After 2 passes the helicopter will transfer back to Maya Internacional Hotel and guests can enjoy time to
explore teh pretty island town of Flores or can transfer back to their hotel for the rest of the afternoon.
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Private Helicopter Flight.

DP2A:YAXHA DAY TOUR
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel at 7am. (Pick up time can be changed - earliest is 5:30am). They
transfer with their driver and guide to Yaxha National Park where they can enjoy a private guided tour of this lesser
visited, atmospheric site. Guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of the howler and spider monkeys as well as many
colorful tropical birds and other mammals in this area which is rich with wildlife. Lunch is provided at El Sombrero Lodge
on the shores of Lake Yaxha or for an extra supplement we can arrange a luxury picnic lunch. Guests can then relax and
return to their hotel.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 7hour. TRIP: (07:00-14:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, Lunch.
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

DP2B:YAXHA SUNSET TOUR
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel at 14:00 and they transfer with their driver and guide to Yaxha
National Park where they can enjoy a private guided tour of this lesser visited, atmospheric site. Guests can enjoy the
sights and sounds of the howler and spider monkeys as well as many colorful tropical birds and other mammals in this
area which is rich with wildlife. Sunset drinks are then enjoyed at the end of the tour on top of the main temple with views
over the surrounding rainforest and nearby lake Yaxha. Guests then trek back through the jungle with torches as it starts
to turn dark - perhaps spotting some nocturnal wildlife along the way - and return to their hotel.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 5hour. TRIP: (14:00-19:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, drinks / snacks
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

DP3:YAXHA & TOPOXTE JUNGLE HIKE & TOUR
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel at 7:00 (Times can be changed) and they transfer with their driver
and guide to Yaxha National Park where they start off by taking a boat over to the small island site at Topoxte. From here
guests hike through the rainforest to the main site at Yaxha where can enjoy a private guided tour of this lesser visited,
atmospheric site. Guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of the howler and spider monkeys as well as many colorful
tropical birds and other mammals in this area which is rich with wildlife. Lunch is provided at El Sombrero Lodge on the
shores of the Lake Yaxha and guests return to their hotel when they are ready.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 8hour. TRIP: (7:00-15:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

DP4: IXPANPAJUL GUIDED CANOPY TOUR - Half Day
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel at 9:00am and transferred to the Ixpanpajul Nature Park in the
rainforest near the town of Flores. At the park guests can choose between a Canopy walk Way trail or an exciting zip line
adventure through the canopy. On either trip guests will be able to appreciate the local flora & fauna and hopefully see a
variety of tropical wildlife. When guests are ready they are transferred back to their hotel or if they wish they can take
some time to explore the pretty island town of Flores. This is also a good tour to do the morning before clients fly out to
Belize or back to Guatemala.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 3hour. TRIP: (9:00-12:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, entrances
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

DP5: CEIBAL DAY TRIP
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel at 9:00am and transferred by land to the town of Sayaxche (1.5hr)
on the shores of the River, "Rio Passion". From here guests board a boat for an hour boat transfer down this pretty river
into the rainforest area surrounding the site at Ceibal. A pretty strenuous climb up the hillside brings guests out at the site
which is amongst a forest of Ceiba trees - hence the name. The site has many beautiful carved stelea and an interesting
circular monument believed to be an astrology platform as well as other interesting monuments. When guests are ready
they will transfer back to their hotel the same way. In the dry season we may use land transportation the whole way to the
site so that guests do not have the steep hike up to the site.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 8hour. TRIP: (9:00-17:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, entrances, box lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

DP6: AGUATECA DAY TRIP
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel at 9:00am and transferred by land to the town of Sayaxche (1.5hr)
on the shores of the River, "Rio Passion". From here guests board a boat for an hour or so boat transfer down this pretty
river into the rainforest area surrounding the site at Aguateca. Guests enjoy a fun, exploratory jungle hike to get to this
pretty site including the spectacular natural fault that surrounds the site and provided the Maya population with a natural
moat-like fortification. Hike down into the fault and back out again to experience its depth and then out to visit the site
itself with newly renovated monuments and interesting carved stelae. A picnic lunch can be enjoyed at the site and then
when guests are ready they can transfer back to their hotel the same way.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 8hour. TRIP: (9:00-17:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, entrances, box lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

DP7: YAXHILAN (Mexico)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel at 8:00am and transferred by land to the border town of Bethel
(1.5hr) on the shores of the River, "Usumacinta" which forms a natural border between the two countries. From here
guests board a boat for a river transfer of approx. 2 hours through pretty rainforest scenery all hte way down to the site at
Yaxchilan which sites on the Mexican side of the river. Here guests can enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful and
impressive site deep in the rainforest. One of the most picturesque sites Yaxhilan has many interesting a varied
monuments to explore as well as beautiful stelea and a varied amount of wildlife. This is a long day but well worth it!
TIMETABLE: Approx. 10hour. TRIP: (8:00-18:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, entrances, box lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

DP8: BIRD WATCHING – Yaxha or Tikal
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel as early as they can manage to transfer to either of these national
parks. We enter onto seldom used back trails and explore the rich flora & fauna looking for the abundant tropical and
migratory birds found in this area. When guests are ready we enjoy lunch and some rest and relaxation. Then we go back
into the park in time for the evening light to spot more species. When guests are ready we return to the hotel.
TIMETABLE: Approx. (5:00-18:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual birding guide, entrances, lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

DP11: TRANSFER INTO BELIZE - TOUR OF YAXHA or XUNANTUNICH EN ROUTE
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel at 9:00am and transferred by land into Belize. If clients wish to
have a tour of Yaxha Site in Guatemala then the guide and driver will stop at Yaxha before arriving a the border to give
guests a guided tour of the site. If guests prefer to have a tour of Xunantunich in Belize then the guide and driver will stpo
there after crossing the border for a guided tour. When guests are ready the transfer will continue on to their final hotel in
the Cayo area of Belize
TIMETABLE: Approx. 4-5hour. TRIP: (9:00-14:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, entrances.

DP12: TRANSFER TO PALENQUE – TOUR OF YAXCHILAN & BONAMPAK EN ROUTE
Or Vice Versa - Palenque to Tikal Area
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from their hotel early morning and transferred by land to the border at Bethel. Here
guests check out of Guatemala and board a boat to go up river to the site at Yaxhilan to tour the site. The boat then
returns down river to the Mexican border at Frontera Corozal where guests check into Mexico and then continue on to the
site at Bonampak by land. After a tour of the site and lunch in a local Lancandon community, guests continue to Palenque
where they are dropped off at their hotel.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 12hour. TRIP: (7:00-19:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, entrances, lunch

DP9: HELICOPTER TO EL MIRADOR IN THE JUNGLE
DESCRIPTION: From your hotel we transfer guests to Maya Internacional hotel for coffee and to meet their archaeology
guide for the day. When ready - guests will board their Bell Jet Ranger Helicopter for the 40min flight out over Lake Peten
Itza and the pretty island town of Flores and across the vast tracks of jungle terrain of the Maya Biosphere. Landing in
literally the middle of no-where guests will be take on a tour of the fascinating site of El Mirador which many believe is the
largest Maya Site yet discovered. Climbing the huge main temple will create a sense of awe in all who do so as you climb
tens of meters above the canopy and survey the huge landscape surrounding the site. This famous site is being worked
on nearly all year around by Richard Hanson and his team of archaeologists so hopefully guests will get to see a site in
process of being both excavated and restored using the latest techniques. After a picnic lunch and further time to explore
and contemplate - guests will fly back to Maya International hotel & be transferred to their hotel.
N.B 1 - 3 Pax in a Bell Jet Ranger
INCLUDED: Private Helicopter Ride, transfers, Private Guide, Picnic Lunch, $50 Donation to El Mirador Project P.P

DP10: HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER LAKE PETEN ITZA & FLORES (18min Flight)
DESCRIPTION: From your hotel we transfer guests to Maya Internacional hotel for coffee to board their Bell Jet Ranger
Helicopter for the 18min flight out over Lake Peten Itza and the pretty island town of Flores. This short and sweet ride is
an exhilarating way to see the Flores area from the air.
N.B 1 - 4 Pax in a Bell Jet Ranger
INCLUDED: Private Helicopter Ride, transfers

DP14: DOS PILAS by 4x4 May require a 3km hike in the rainy season

CANCUEN & CANDELARIA
We offer Tours to Cancuen but recommend an overnight excursion to also include the Caves at Candelaria.


TOURS IN COPAN
N.B Any tours utilising David Sedat include a donation to his Archaeology program at Copan


COP1: COPAN TOUR (Half Day with Lunch)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from the airstrip or from their hotel at 9am and transferred to the
Archaeology site at Copan. Here they enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful site which is famous for its intricately
carved stelea and amazing hieroglyphic stairway as well as its comprehensive museum. When ready guests
return to the town of Copan to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and time to explore this pretty town before being
transferred back to their hotel or to the airstrip.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 6hour. TRIP: (09:00-15:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, Lunch, Entrances
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

COP1B: VIP COPAN TOUR WITH ARCHAEOLOGIST DAVID SEDAT GUIDING & LUNCH
AT HACIENDA SAN LUCAS
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from the airstrip or from their hotel at 9am and met by the famous Copan
Archaeologist David Sedat. David has been the Field Director & head archaeologist for the Pennsylvania
Museum's Copan Program for 16years and before that at Quirigua in Guatemala. You will transfer to the Copan
site where you guided tour of this beautiful site which is famous for its intricately carved stelea and amazing
hieroglyphic stairway as well as its comprehensive museum and we also include on this tour the entrances to
the famous tunnels. When ready guests return to the town of Copan and up to the fabulous Hacienda San Lucas
where lunch is included for you and David so that you can continue your discussions before transferring back to
your hotel or to the airstrip.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 6hour. TRIP: (09:00-15:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, VIP Bi-lingual guide, Lunch, Entrances to Site & Museum & Tunnels
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

COP2: COPAN TOUR & BIRD PARK (Full Day with Lunch)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from the airstrip or from their hotel at 9am and transferred to the
Archaeology site at Copan. Here they enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful site which is famous for its intricately
carved stelea and amazing hieroglyphic stairway as well as its comprehensive museum. When ready guests
return to Copan and to the Bird Park for lunch. After lunch guests enjoy a walk in the lush, shady river valley
location of the Copan Bird Park where they get a local guide to accompany them and see and interact with a
number of beautiful tropical birds that have been rescued from locales all over Honduras. A24 When ready
guests are transferred back to their hotel or to the airstrip.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 8hour. TRIP: (09:00-15=7:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, Lunch, Entrances
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

COP3: BIRD PARK (Half Day with Lunch)
Guests are picked up from their hotel and transferred to the Copan Bird Park just outside of town. Here they
enjoy lunch & a walk in the lush, shady river valley location of the Copan Bird Park where they get a local guide
to accompany them and see and interact with a number of beautiful tropical birds that have been rescued from
locales all over Honduras. Remember to take your swimsuit for a relaxing bathe in their river swimming hole.
When ready guests are transferred back to their hotel or to the airstrip.

COPAN BUTTERFLY PARK: For guests who want to add a stop to the Copan Butterfly Park, please add in the
following supplement:

COP4: COPAN & LOS SAPOS TOUR (Full Day)
DESCRIPTION: Guests are picked up from the airstrip or from their hotel and transferred to the Archaeology site
at Copan. Here they enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful site which is famous for its intricately carved stelea and
amazing hieroglyphic stairway as well as its comprehensive museum. When ready guests return to the town of
Copan and continue up into the hills to the wonderful Hacienda San Lucas. Here guests enjoy a sumptuous
lunch and time to relax before hiking out behind the hacienda to visit the tiny yet interesting site at Los Sapos - a
famous fertility site. When guests are ready they are transferred back to their hotel. (We recommend hanging on
at Hacienda San Lucas for sunset drinks & dinner as well!)
TIMETABLE: Approx. 8hour. TRIP: (09:00-17:00)
INCLUDED: Private transfers, Bi-lingual guide, Lunch, Entrances
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities.

COP5: HORSES, COFFEE, CARDAMOM & HOT SPRINGS (Full Day)
DESCRIPTION: You will be met at your hotel reception at 9am by your private guide Carlos to begin your full
day excursion out to the Farm or "Finca El Cisne". Carlos's family owns the farm and he will take guests on a
tranquil horseback ride through the farmlands and beautiful scenery of the Copan Valley followed by a hearty
farmhouse lunch cooked by Carlos's mother where you can taste the coffee grown here. In the afternoon guests
explore the coffee and cardamom plantations and learn about cattle ranching. On the way back to Copan this
wonderful tour finishes with a dip in the hot springs.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 10 hour Guided Tour with all listed entrances included. (2 Pax Minimum)
INCLUDED: Bi-lingual guide, Entrances & Lunch.
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

COP6: PRIVATE MEDICINAL PLANT TRAIL & BOTANICAL EXPERIMENTATION SITE
DESCRIPTION: You will be met at your hotel reception at 9am by your private guide - the renowned
archaeologist David Sedat. From here you can either ride horses or take an adventuresome 4 wheel drive tour
up to David's nearby hilltop botanical experimental station that has views of all the Copan Valley . There, David
will both introduce you to the many fascinating properties of medicinal plants used by the Maya, as well as
demonstrate the new alternative crops that show great promise for reforesting and renewing the local landscape.
Learn about David's plans to help the community & the Copan Valley environment with such alternative crops as
Noni, Neem, and Macadamia. Enjoy a refreshing herb tea and snack before returning to Copan. This is a unique
and fascinating trip for anyone interested in botany, medicinal plants & environmental issues.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 4 hour Guided Tour
INCLUDED: Bi-lingual guide, Horses, Entrances & Snacks.
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

COP7: PRIVATE COFFEE PLANTATION & BIRD PARK
DESCRIPTION: You will be met at your hotel reception at 9am by your private guide for a 4x4 transfer out of
Copan and up into the stunning hills of the Copan Valley to the private Miramundo Coffee Farm. Enjoy guided
hikes around the coffee plantations (great for bird watching) and see the coffee processing plant (more action in
the harvest months of Nov - April) whilst you learn about the coffee process. After your visit sip coffee at the
house whilst enjoying stunning views across the Copan Valley. When ready guests return to Copan and to the
Bird Park for lunch. After lunch guests enjoy a walk in the lush, shady river valley location of the Copan Bird
Park where they get a local guide to accompany them and see and interact with a number of beautiful tropical
birds that have been rescued from locales all over Honduras. When ready guests are transferred back to their
hotel or to the airstrip.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 8 hour Guided Tour
INCLUDED: Bi-lingual guide, Entrances & Lunch
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

COP8: VIP DINE WITH AN ARCHAEOLOGIST (Includes Presentation)
DESCRIPTION: You will be met at your hotel reception at 5pm and transferred to David Sedat's house in
Copan. Upon arrival enjoy a welcome cocktail and "boquita". Then guests can enjoy an amazing presentation of
some of David's work for the University of Pennsylvania Museum at Copan which covers the amazing
discoveries of the royal tombs that most visitors to Copan never know about. Have a chance to question one of
the world's upmost authorities on Copan about the site, Copan & Honduras in general as you continue with a
traditional dinner & wine cooked by David's wife at their home. This is a unique and fascinating activity that
Viaventure is proud to be able to offer discerning travelers. N.B Half of the cost of this presentation goes directly
to David's ongoing work at Copan.
TIMETABLE: Approx. 4 hour
INCLUDED: Transfers, Presentation, Dinner with Wine
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

COP9: ARCHAEOLOGIST PRESENTATION
DESCRIPTION: Guests can enjoy an amazing presentation of some of David's work for the University of
Pennsylvania Museum at Copan which covers the amazing discoveries of the royal tombs that most visitors to
Copan never get to see . Have a chance to question one of the world's upmost authorities on Copan about the
site, Copan & Honduras in general. This presentation can be organized at Hacienda San Lucas or the Marina
Copan Hotel. N.B Half of the cost of this presentation goes directly to David's ongoing work at Copan.
TIMETABLE: Approx.1hr
INCLUDED: Speaker & Presentation
NOT INCLUDED: Tips & Gratuities

COP9B: INCLUDE TRF TO & FROM HACIENDA SAN LUCAS, SUNSET COCTAILS & DINNER
Make a real evening of it. No matter where you are staying in Copan we can drive you up to Hacienda San
Lucas in time for sunset cocktails with views across Copan valley and down to the site itself. Then enjoy David
Sedat's wonderful presentation in the Hacienda's private room and finally sit down to a sumptuous 5 course
dinner that the Hacienda is so famous for. A definite highlight for any traveler interested in Archaeology and
looking for something just that extra bit special.

 

HIGH END HOTELS:
• Panza Verde or Casa St Domingo Std Suite in Antigua
• Casa Palopo Std Double at Lake Atitlan (Master Suite for Triple – Only Children Over 15)
• Camino Real Std Room Tikal at Tikal
• Master Suite at Quinta Real in Guatemala City
• Hacienda San Lucas in Copan
• Bonifaz in Quetzaltenango
• Villa Caribe Suites in Livingston

MID-RANGE HOTELS:
• Posada de Don Rodrigo Std Room in Antigua
• Hotel Atitlan Std Room at Lake Atitlan
• Villa Maya at Tikal/Flores
• Princess Hotel Std Room in Guatemala City
• Marina Copan in Copan
• Bonifaz in Quetzaltenango
• Villa Caribe Std Room in Livingston

ECONOMICAL RATES HOTELS:
• Palacio Chico in Antigua
• Posada Santiago or Dos Mundos (Depending on Itinerary) at Lake Atitlan
• Hotel Maya International in Flores
• Biltmore Express in Guatemala City
• Don Udos in Copan
• Modelo in Quetzaltenango
• Tijax in Rio Dulce


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