Take in the highlights of a country located
in the heart of the ancient Mayan world and
explore its spectacular range of attractions.
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Fly from the UK to Guatemala City, via the US or Madrid. Transfer to Antigua, the former capital, with its cobblestone lanes, pastel coloured architecture and attractive squares. Stay 2 nights at Meson de Maria or similar. (N)
Morning walking tour of historic Antigua. Afternoon at leisure or take an optional excursion to visit a local community and its weaving workshops. (B)
Drive to Lake Atitlan, via a coffee farm and the Mayan Traditions Museum. Stay 2 nights at Hotel Atitlan. (B)
Full-day tour of the lake, including the villages of Santiago Atitlan and San Juan La Laguna. (B, L)
Visit Chichicastenango market (Thursday or Sunday) for hand-made Mayan weavings and art, and see Mayan rituals being performed in the small Catholic church. Return to Antigua for 1 night. (B, L)
Drive towards the Caribbean coast, visiting the Mayan stelae of Quirigua en route. Take a boat from Puerto Barrios along the coast to Livingston, with its Caribbean Garifuna culture. Overnight at Villa Caribe. (B)
* Optionally, before visiting Livingston, break your journey with a 2-night side trip to visit the ruins of Copan in neighbouring Honduras.
Morning at leisure to explore Livingston, then take a boat ride along the Dulce river, visiting the Bird Island and a local community project. Transfer by road to El Peten for a 2-night stay at Villa Maya or similar. (B)
Morning tour of the ancient Mayan citadel of Tikal.
Morning at leisure or optional excursions such as the Yaxha. Evening flight to Guatemala City for a 1-night stay at the Biltmore Express. (B)
This morning, fly from Guatemala City to London, via the US or Madrid. Alternatively, extend your holiday and instead of flying to Guatemala City, continue by road from Tikal and El Peten into Belize. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
It is possible to upgrade your hotels to boutique or luxury properties in Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Flores and Guatemala City.
Extend from Tikal, and continue by road into Belize to explore the rainforests, waterfalls and rivers of the Cayo district, before ending by the beach on the mainland coast or the idyllic Belizean cayes. Alternatively, add a visit to the Mayan ruins of Copan in Honduras, and then perhaps continue to the rainforests of the Pico Bonito National Park or the Caribbean Bay Islands. Please inquire for further details on hotels and extension options, refer to our tailor-made section or the Mayan Triangle itinerary .
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
This is a suggested itinerary, which can be tailored to suit your needs. Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year. For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3627 3097 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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CGU2018: 9 Nights
From 1543 to 1773, Antigua was the capital city of the Kingdom of Guatemala, and its...
The colonial, red-roofed town of Flores is built on an island in Lake Peten...
Lying high among the volcanoes of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan is famous for its natural...
Located on the Caribbean coast the town of Livingston is an anomaly in Guatemala, with a...