Day 1: Guatemala City-Antigua
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Antigua
Day 2: Antigua (B)
Your will enjoy a guided walking tour around this beautiful colonial town and visit the main heritage buildings around Antigua such as The Cathedral, San Francisco and La Merced with the afternoon free to explore on your own.
Day 3 – Antigua -Coffee Tour-Lake Atitlan (B)
You will be transferred to a coffee hacienda just a few minutes away from Antigua. Here, you will learn about the processes starting with hand picking the beans all the way to having it ready to serve, from "bean to cup". After the tour your guide will transfer you to Lake Atitlan.
Day 4 – Lake Atitlan (B)
Your guide will take you on a private boat trip to visit two very special and unique towns around Lake Atitlan - San Juan la Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. Santiago is home to Maximon, a venerated pagan saint who smokes tobacco and drinks moonshine. He resides in a different house each year. San Juan la Laguna is a bit quieter and much less visited and is home to several textile co-ops and art galleries.
Day 5 - Atitlan -Chichicastenango Market -Tikal (B)
Today you will be transferred to Chichicastenango. Walk around the bustling market (market runs on Thursdays and Sundays only) and visit Santo Tomas church. In this 400 year old church, you will witness syncretism, a term which means a mix of two religions. After the tour, you will hike to Pascual Abaj, a moderate hike to get to a Mayan Shrine where worshipers gathered regularly to perform ceremonies. Transfer to Guatemala City and fly to Flores Transfer you to your hotel
Day 6 Tikal (B,L)
Your tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to Tikal National Park. Once at the park you will see the layout of the temples, architecture, history, and if you are lucky a few monkeys, parrots, macaws and toucans. Your guide will share common theories of why the Maya disappeared. After the tour lunch is served at a restaurant in the middle of the jungle. After lunch Transfer to your hotel
Day 7 Tikal -Guatemala City (B)
A transfer will take you to the airport for your flight back to Guatemala City .
NB Optional extensions available to Belize or across to Palenque in Mexico
Dates & Prices 2019
Prices Per Person NZ$
3 Star 4 Star
Double $2995 $3395