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.
The Biltmore Express Hotel is conveniently located in the 'Zona Viva', close to museums, shops and restaurants. Ideal for an overnight stay on arrival or departure from Guatemala, this modern hotel features 116 comfortable rooms, a swimming pool and tennis...
El Meson de Maria is a lovely small hotel, located in an old house in the centre of historic Antigua. It offers real local character and traditional furnishings. The rooms and suites are decorated with local crafts, and the suites include a private terrace and jacuzzi. The hotel features a central courtyard and terraces on which to relax and appreciate the views of the old town and surrounding volcanoes. This is a character property and individual room styles and sizes will vary. Breakfast is served in the dining room or courtyard, and while other meals are not available at the hotel, many of the local restaurants will deliver meals which you can then enjoy in the dining areas of the property, or your room.
Features: 20 rooms, dining room, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe,...
The Hotel Atitlan offers spectacular views over Lake Atitlan. All rooms are decorated in a colonial style and have balconies with lake views. The hotel contains a restaurant, pool and a botanical garden with over 600 species of plant. Excursions to local Indian villages are available. The hotel has a private...
The Hotel Villa Caribe is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Rio Dulce inlet. This simple hotel has 45 rooms set in tropical gardens, all with a balcony and view of the sea or river. There is also a large pool, outdoor bar with terrace, and...
Villa Maya is located amidst the rainforest on the shores of the Petenchel Lagoon, just 15 minutes from Flores airport and 1 hour from the ruins of Tikal. Rooms are situated in two or three-storey white-washed buildings, surrounded by tropical gardens. Relax on the sun terrace, cool off the pool or stroll along the nature trails that wind through the tropical grounds.
Features: 55 rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Telephone, air-conditioning, minibar,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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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...