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Colours of Guatemala

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2595

Take in the highlights of this spectacular country located in the heart of the ancient Mayan world. Explore its variety of landscapes and cultures from colonial Antigua, the bustling market towns of Lake Atitlan and the Garifuna-influenced culture of the Caribbean coast.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Overland travel
  • Colonial Towns and Mayan Ruins
  • Natural Landscapes
  • Visit to a colourful indiginous market
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1-2: Fly to Guatemala City • Antigua

Fly to Guatemala City and transfer to Antigua for 2 nights. Take a walking tour around the picturesque cobbled streets of the colonial city, lined with pastel coloured houses, churches and plazas. (B)

Days 3-4: Lake Atitlán

Drive to Lake Atitlán, via a coffee farm to learn about the importance of coffee in Guatemala’s history, as well as the Mayan Traditions Museum. Explore the lake on a full-day tour visiting traditional villages inhabited by colourfully dressed locals. (B)

Day 5: Chichicastenango • Antigua

Visit the vibrant market of Chichicastenango, one of the most famous indigenous markets in Central America, where hundreds of Mayan people from nearby villages come to trade their wares. Return to Antigua. (B, L)

Day 6: Livingston

Transfer to Puerto Barrios, visiting the Mayan stelae site of Quirigua en route, and take a boat along the coast to Livingston. (B, L)

Days 7-8: Livingston • El Petén

Explore Livingston and take a scenic tour of the Dulce river gorges. Transfer to the jungle region of El Petén and take a half-day tour of the magnificent Mayan temples at Tikal. (B, L)

Day 9: Fly to Guatemala City

Optional morning tour of the nearby ruins of Yaxha, located on the shore of a lagoon. Fly to Guatemala City for a night (or continue by road to Belize). (B)

Days 10-11: Fily Home

Fly home from Guatemala City (B) (N)

Meal Basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Hotel Villa Maya
    Hotel Villa Maya

    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.

  • Hotel Villa Caribe
    Hotel Villa Caribe

    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 restaurant.

  • Atitlan Hotel
    Atitlan Hotel

    Hotel Atitlán is set on a picturesque ancient coffee plantation on the shores of Lake Atitlán, with spectacular views of both the lake and the surrounding volcanoes. The individually designed rooms have balconies with lake views and are traditionally furnished with locally handcrafted furniture and hand-woven Mayan textiles. The hotel features beautifully maintained botanical gardens with over 600 species of plants.

  • El Meson de Maria
    El Meson de Maria

    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.

  • Hotel Biltmore Guatemala
    Hotel Biltmore Guatemala

    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 courts.

Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2595 per person

High season from £2695 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Lake Atitlan

    Lying high among the volcanoes of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan is famous for its natural...

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  • Livingston

    Located on the Caribbean coast the town of Livingston is an anomaly in Guatemala, with a...

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  • Flores

    The colonial, red-roofed town of Flores is built on an island in Lake Peten...

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