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Colours of Guatemala

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2,695 Current prices from: £2,695
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

Amboseli

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 2984 2781 2577 2475 2475 2577 2781 2882 2882 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1661 1763 1763 1661 1457 1355 1355 1457 1559 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 7 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 512 502 1064 25410 1546 392 261 151 131 361 1345 954
Rainy Days 9 7 10 16 11 3 3 3 2 5 14 13
Humidity M M M L L N N N L M M M
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lake Naivasha

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2679 2577 2373 2272 2170 2068 2170 2272 2373 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 948 1152 1050 948 846 846 745 846 948 846
Sunshine hours 6 7 6 5 5 5 4 4 6 6 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 381 422 602 1395 1034 432 381 432 371 462 703 522
Rainy Days 11 11 15 22 19 11 12 12 11 14 20 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lake Nakuru National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2781 2577 2475 2373 2373 2373 2475 2577 2475 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 948 948 1050 1152 1152 1050 1050 1050 948 948 1050 948
Sunshine hours 8 8 7 6 7 7 6 6 7 7 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 422 331 592 1265 1235 833 994 1235 803 763 1034 562
Rainy Days 8 9 12 21 18 14 16 18 14 16 18 11
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lake Victoria

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3086 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1763 1763 1661 1661 1559 1559 1559 1661 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 402 663 1175 1697 1385 532 412 472 542 723 1104 944
Rainy Days 12 13 18 23 20 14 11 12 14 17 21 15
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2882 2781 2679 2577 2475 2577 2781 2781 2679 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1050 1152 1152 1152 1050 1050 1050 1050 1152 1152 1050
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 7 7 7 5 6 7 7 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 572 572 944 2329 1165 151 161 231 211 2118 27911 1034
Rainy Days 10 8 12 19 13 8 11 8 7 13 22 16
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Masai Mara

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2781 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2679 2781 2679 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1254 1355 1355 1152 1050 1152 1152 1254 1254 1254
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 954 984 1325 1867 1185 572 331 462 602 693 1185 1004
Rainy Days 13 13 16 22 18 10 8 9 9 12 16 15
Humidity L L L L L L N L L L L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Meru National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3391 3493 3493 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3391 3493 3290 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 1966 1966 1864 1661 1661 1661 1661 1864 1864 1763
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 120 110 371 1265 241 0 0 0 0 381 1546 723
Rainy Days 6 5 8 15 8 0 0 0 3 8 18 12
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mombasa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3290 3290 3188 2984 2882 2882 2882 2984 2984 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2475 2373 2170 2170 2170 2170 2272 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 7 8 7 8 9 9 9 9
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 291 171 582 1767 27511 1044 833 643 663 894 964 632
Rainy Days 5 3 7 14 19 13 14 13 12 12 12 12
Humidity E E E E E VH VH E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2882 2984 2882 2781 2679 2577 2577 2679 2781 2882

Nairobi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2679 2679 2475 2373 2272 2170 2170 2475 2577 2373 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1355 1457 1355 1152 1050 1050 1152 1254 1355 1355
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 7 6 5 4 4 6 7 7 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 572 492 934 24410 1867 422 221 271 291 673 1516 994
Rainy Days 9 8 13 20 18 7 6 7 5 9 20 12
Humidity L L L L N N N N N L N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Samburu National Reserve

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3290 3188 3086 3086 2984 2984 3188 3290 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1864 1864 1864 1661 1661 1661 1763 1864 1864 1661
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 8 7 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 361 361 934 27911 1355 100 50 70 100 1626 2309 823
Rainy Days 7 5 8 16 9 4 5 5 4 9 18 12
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Shompole

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3391 3493 3391 3290 3086 3086 2984 3086 3290 3391 3290 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 2068 2068 1966 1864 1763 1763 1864 1966 1966 1966
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 8 9 8 9
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 452 492 743 1064 472 70 40 30 70 191 422 572
Rainy Days 9 9 13 18 12 4 2 1 3 6 12 11
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Antigua

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2577 2475 2373 2272 2272 2272 2170 2170 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1152 1254 1254 1355 1355 1355 1254 1254 1152 1050
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 7 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 30 50 60 281 1205 26310 1948 1556 2379 1416 261 90
Rainy Days 8 6 6 9 18 26 25 24 26 22 12 8
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Flores

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2984 3086 3391 3391 3290 3188 3290 3188 3086 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1966 2068 2272 2272 2170 2170 2170 2170 1966 1864
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 773 612 462 392 1406 2229 2138 2098 25110 2279 1305 974
Rainy Days 11 8 6 6 9 8 20 18 17 16 13 12
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Guatemala City

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2475 2577 2679 2577 2373 2373 2475 2373 2272 2272 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1152 1254 1355 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1254 1152
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 7 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 40 60 231 1205 2369 1887 1546 2279 1255 211 70
Rainy Days 8 7 7 9 19 26 25 24 26 22 12 9
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lake Atitlan

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2781 2679 2679 2475 2577 2577 2475 2577 2679 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1254 1355 1457 1457 1559 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1355
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 8 7 7 7 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 221 211 572 1566 41116 2239 2329 40416 2369 472 141
Rainy Days 6 5 5 8 17 25 23 23 25 20 10 7
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Livingston

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 3086 3188 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3086 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 7 8 7 7 7 6 6 5 5
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 2038 1205 1014 1235 1968 42617 60324 46818 41516 32813 29612 2179
Rainy Days 16 12 10 8 11 23 26 26 24 21 19 18
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2781 2882 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Quetzaltenango

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 2068 2272 2373 2170 2068 2068 2068 1966 1966 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 541 846 1050 1152 1050 948 1050 846 745 439
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 9 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 10 40 301 974 1737 1205 1315 1566 783 171 0
Rainy Days 4 4 4 8 16 24 23 22 24 18 8 5
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Standard Private Tour in brief

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.

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

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)

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 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.

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  • Biltmore Express
    Biltmore Express

    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.

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Dates & prices

CGU2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £2,695 per person

High season from £2,795 per person

 

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

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

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/central-america/guatemala/lake-atitlan
  • Lake Atitlan

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

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/central-america/guatemala/livingston
  • Livingston

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

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/central-america/guatemala/flores
  • Flores

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

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