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Lead Price
From £3395pp
Duration
11 days & 9 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Colours of Guatemala

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.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Guatemala City • Antigua
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Fly to Guatemala City • Antigua

Fly to Guatemala City via the USA or Madrid and transfer to Antigua for 2 nights. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meal

DAY 2: Antigua
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Antigua

Take a walking tour around the picturesque cobbled streets of the colonial city, lined with pastel coloured houses, churches and plazas. (B)

DAY 3: Lake Atitlán
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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. (B)

DAY 4: Lake Atitlán
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Lake Atitlán

Explore the lake on a full-day tour visiting traditional villages inhabited by colourfully dressed locals. (B)

DAY 5: Chichicastenango • Antigua
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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
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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)

DAY 7: Livingston • El Petén
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Livingston • El Petén

Explore Livingston and take a scenic tour of the Dulce river gorges. Transfer to the jungle region of El Petén for a two night stay. (B)

DAY 8: El Petén
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El Petén

Take a half-day tour of the magnificent Mayan temples at Tikal. (B, L)

DAY 9: Fly to Guatemala City
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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 for an extension to your tour). (B)


DAY 10: Fly Home
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Fly Home

Fly home from Guatemala City via the US or Madrid. (B)

DAY 11: Arrive UK
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Arrive UK

Arrive in the UK. (N)

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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Overland travel
  • Colonial Towns and Mayan Ruins
  • Natural Landscapes
  • Visit to a colourful indiginous market
Low Season
From £3,395 per person
High Season
From £3,495 per person

What's included

  • 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

Important information

Tailor-made travel
It is possible to extend to Belize for further exploration or time to relax on the coast. Additionally, a side trip to Copan in Honduras can be arranged. Please refer to the 'Mayan Triangle' itinerary for further ideas. 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 tour
Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 4-star or good 3-star accommodation throughout, or the best alternative elsewhere.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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