A short tour which is just perfect to explore the main sights of Guatemala.

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A short tour which is just perfect to explore the main sights of Guatemala.

This classic Guatemala tour offers the chance to discover the heart of a country which is full of natural beauty and cultural heritage from the Mayan empire and the colonial period.

This is an unmissable journey across magical areas, such as Lake Atitlan, colorful Chichicastenango market, countless volcanoes and imposing buildings from the Mayan period, pyramids, carved stones that will leave you breathless. A tailormade holiday and vacation in Central America that you'll surely never forget.

Trip summary

  • Departure Guatemala City
  • End Guatemala City
  • Countries
    • Guatemala
  • City
    • Guatemala City
    • Chichicastenango
    • Antigua
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Guatemala City
    Day 1

    Welcome! Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, you will have the rest of the day free.

    Overnight in the hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Guatemala City
    Accommodation offered:
  • 2
    Guatemala - Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlan
    Day 2

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Departure for Chichicastenango, sightseeing of the church of St.Tomas and the indigenous market. In the market of Chichicastenango, the most famous of Guatemala, there's a mixture of Mayan and Spanish traditions; every Thursday and Sunday (market days) the small town becomes a real bazaar of handcrafts where you can see and buy a variety of textiles, ceramics and objects of carved wood.

    In St.Tomas church, located in the main square, every day the representatives of several neighboring villages that have been assigned to the worship of various saints gather together. You will be able to see natives offering incense and praying to their gods and saints in a charming mix of pre-Hispanic and Christian rituals.

    Lunch in a restaurant and departure to Lake Atitlan, one of the most beautiful in the world, dominated by three volcanoes and inhabitated along its banks by different communities belonging to various ethnic groups.

    Arrival in Panajachel, the main inhabitated town on the banks of the lake.

    Hotel accommodation in private rooms and overnight at the hotel.
     

    Visited places:
    • Guatemala City
    • Chichicastenango
    • Lake Atitlán
    Accommodation offered:
  • 3
    Lake Atitlan - Antigua
    Day 3

    Breakfast in the hotel.

    In the monring boat ride on the lake, with a stop to visit San Antonio Palopo.

    Lunch at the hotel.

    In the afternoon departure to Antigua.

    Arrival and accommodation in the hotel in the booked rooms.

    Overnight in the hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Lake Atitlán
    • Antigua
    Accommodation offered:
  • 4
    Antigua - Guatemala City
    Day 4

    Breakfast in the hotel.

    Visit the city, the colonial momument of the Americas, capital of Guatemala till 1773. Among its colonial treasures, we suggest to see the Palace of the General Captains and the Municipality Palace, the Arms Square and the Palace of Government.

    Interesting are also the ruins of several churches and convents such as the Merced and the Capuchin Church.

    Lunch and return to Guatemala City.

    Arrival and accommodation in the hotel.

    Overnight in the hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Antigua
    • Guatemala City
    Accommodation offered:
  • 5
    Guatemala City
    Day 5

    Breakfast in the hotel.

    Free day with optional trip to Tikal.

    Tikal is regarded as the most beautiful Mayan site: the incredible abundance of pyramids and stones shows that this city was the most important of the Mayan world in the 8th century. The ruins, mostly still covered ibìn vegetation, are located in an area which is 576 sqkm large and those which have been already brought back to light can be seen while strolling across pyramids up to 70 m high, built 200 years before our era. From the top of the 4th temple, the sight over Peten jungle is impressive.

    Overnight in the hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Guatemala City
    Accommodation offered:
  • 6
    Guatemala City
    Day 6

    The tour is over, after breakfast the day is free depending on the airport transfer.

    Visited places:
    • Guatemala City
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accommodation in the selected hotels according to the mentioned treatment
    • Local assistance by the English speaking partner's staff
    Price does not include
    • Tips
    • Extras
    • International flights
    • Everything which is not shown under "the price includes" section and/or additional options and mandatory services