If you fancy extending your Costa Rica, Cuba and Mexico tour, why not spend an extra week exploring the highlights of Guatemala!
It has so much to offer, from ornate churches, great architecture, traditional music and Mayan Ruins through to colourful street markets and volcanoes. There is something for everyone!
Duration: 7 Days
Trip focus: A great extension to Costa Rica & Cuba, showcasing the highlights of Guatemala
Accommodation: 6 Nights in comfortable 3* hotels including American Breakfast
Transport: flight and tour vehicle and Boat
Group size: Maximum 12 + S.E.T. tour leader, Minimum 2
Single supplement: US$196
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
Most of our adventure tours involve a local payment. Paying locally allows us to keep the overall cost of our tours competitive and pass the savings on to you. These funds are put towards local expenses. In some developing countries the transferring of funds is at times problematic so this is a way to help us serve you, whilst saving you money. Payment is to be made to your leader upon arrival in cash.
All prices are approximate and subject to currency fluctuations until final payment has been made.
WELCOME TO THE LAND OF ETERNAL SPRING! On arrival to Flores, Petén, our representative will transfer you to Hotel for overnight accommodations.
Today, you will go back more than 2,000 years in time when you visit the Tikal National Park. Spend the day wandering around and exploring the ruins.
This morning you will be picked up your flight to Guatemala City. On arrival, our representative will transfer you to Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful in the world, with its crystalline-azure waters in the crater bowl below. Atitlán is the ideal place to come in contact with Guatemalan folklore.
At 09:00 a.m., you will board the motor launch to cross Lake Atitlán to the picturesque Indian village of Santiago Atitlán, one of the twelve lake-shore villages surrounding the Lake. Enjoy this bustling Indian community, where weavers work the colourful textiles.
Today is market day in Chichicastenango (Thurdays and Sundays). Visit the most colourful and picturesque Indian open-air market in the country. Hundreds of Indians from the surrounding countryside gather to barter their goods and products. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Antigua Guatemala, the most important and enchanting city of colonial Guatemala.
At 10:00 a.m., you will be picked up at your hotel for your Antigua Guatemala sightseeing. Visit the Central Plaza that is surrounded by the antique Cathedral, the Municipal Government Building, and the Palace of the Captains General; colonial churches and monasteries, primitive foot-looms where colorful textiles are woven, and a jade factory where this stone is worked into beautiful jewellery.
You will be transferred to the airport four hours prior your flight’s departure time.
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