Gilberto
Trip offered by Gilberto Travel expert in Belize

Description

Come discover the fascination and charm of the Mayan culture in Central America with this incredible multicountry tour and holiday in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. This amazing journey will make you discover the history, art and culture of these lands, exploring the most popular Mayan archaeological sites.

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  • 1
    Arrival in Belize City (Belize)
    Day 1
    Arrival in Belize City (Belize)

    Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

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  • 2
    San Ignacio
    Day 2 -3
    San Ignacio

    Learn about the natural healing methods and herbal medicine of the Maya in a modern Mayan community. Discover more about traditional farming techniques during a cultural visit to an Amish community. In Cahal Pech, Lamanai and Xunantunich, you'll attend lectures revealing the uniqueness of each site and the ongoing archaeological work.

    Overnight in a hotel in San Ignacio.

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  • 3
    Flores/Tikal (Guatemala)
    Day 3-5
    Flores/Tikal (Guatemala)

    You'll attend lectures presenting an archaeological perspective on Tikal’s history and ceremonial traditions. Explore the Great Plaza, with the Temple of the Jaguar and the Temple of the Masks, ball court and the sacrificial stone. Finally, admire modern Mayan culture in Flores.

    Overnight in a hotel in Flores.
     

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  • 4
    Atitlan
    Day 5-7
    Atitlan

    Travel by coach and then catch your flight to Atitlan and  experience the melting of Maya and Catholic religion and agricultural practices of the modern Maya. Visit the hectic, colorful market of Chichicastenango, the church of Santo Tomas and the lakeside villages of Santa Catarina, San Antonio Palopo and Panajachel.

    Overnight in the hotel.

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  • 5
    Antigua
    Day 7-10
    Antigua

    Reach Antigua by coach and learn more about the city’s history and architecture, Mayan life, textiles, religious practices and the origin and evolution of Mayan music. Visit San Antonio, a weaving cooperative, and Casa Koijom, the museum of indigenous music.

    Enjoy a walking tour of Antigua’s old town, colonial churches and a historic home. Overnight in a hotel in Antigua.

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  • 6
    Copan (Honduras)
    Day 10-13
    Copan (Honduras)

    Travel by coach to the "Athens of the Mayan world", Copan, where some professional guides will explain the classical period, through interpretation of Mayan hieroglyphs, stelae, medicine and “sacred” cocoa.

    Visit the Museum of Mayan Culture, Las Sepulturas and the ruins of a Mayan residential area. Learn more about traditional chocolate production and visit a local school to get an insight into the Honduran educational system.

    Overnight in a hotel in Copan.

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    San Pedro Sula
    Day 13-15
    San Pedro Sula

    Travel by coach to San Pedro Sula and visit Guamilito market. Farewell dinner and overnight in a hotel. Transfer out to the airport and end of service.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Professional bilingual guide (English-Spanish)
    • Ground Transportation on A/C vehicle & breakfasts
    • Entrance fees to sites
    • 14 nights accomodotions in the hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar
    • Flight Tickets Guatemala-Flores
    • Visit to sites mentioned in the itinerary

    Price does not include

    • Tips
    • Personal expenses
    • Optional activities
    • International flights (The tour starts in Belize and ends in San Pedro Sula/Honduras)