Day 1 – Welcome to Antigua Guatemala
Day 2 – Antigua Guatemala Walking Tour
Day 3 – Coffee Tour & transfer to Lake Atitlan
Day 4 – Lake Atitlan, Village Tour
Day 5- Chichicastenango Market
Day 6 –Flight to Petén & Yaxha Sunset Tour
Day 7 – Tikal Tour
Day 8- Departure Day
Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Antigua.
Antigua is among the world’s best conserved colonial cities in the Americas. It is a magic and captivating small town that makes you feel time might have stopped 300 years ago. From its colonial architecture to its beautiful surroundings; strolling through town on the cobblestone streets, you will experience the splendors of ancient times! A few things you will find are art galleries and exhibits, coffee shops, amazing cuisine, cute little bars and much more.
Overnight Meson de Maria
After breakfast your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and show you the secrets and architecture of this beautiful colonial town. Your guide will explain in detail some of the main heritage buildings around Antigua such as The Cathedral, San Francisco and La Merced – lunch included-. After your tour enjoy time at leisure to explore town on your own. Panza Verde, with several awards, architecture with vaulted ceiling and candle lighting makes dinner a unique experience.
Half Day Private Walking Tour.
Colonial architecture, fine arts, terracotta, ceramics, wooden sculptures, a great variety of traditional costumes and weavings. Find out the secrets of Antigua on this walking tour.
Dinner at Meson Panza Verde
Overnight Meson de Maria BLD
Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to the coffee hacienda just a few minutes away from Antigua. You will learn about the process, from hand picking the grain to have it ready to serve. After the tour your guide will transfer you to Lake Atitlan.
Antigua is famous for growing one of the best coffees in Central America. Enjoy the scenery and the unique insight to a real coffee hacienda. This tour will get you up close and personal with the whole coffee making process, experiencing the smells, the sights and the flavor of one of the Guatemala’s most famous export.
Overnight Hotel Atitlan BLD
After breakfast your guide will take you on a private boat to visit San Juan la Laguna and Santiago Atitlan, two very special and different towns around the Lake. Santiago is home to Maximon, a venerated pagan saint who smokes tobacco and drinks moonshine. He resides in a different house each year. San Juan la Laguna is a bit quieter town, less visited and is home to several textile coops and art galleries.
With three stunning volcanoes rising out of its emerald surface, Lake Atitlán is for sure the best way to be introduced to the indigenous culture in the highlands of Guatemala. Located 144km west of Guatemala City this lake is characterized by its natural beauty and surrounded by gorgeous views. The famous writer Aldous Huxley considered it ¨the most beautiful lake in the world¨.
Overnight Hotel Atitlan BL
After breakfast your guide will transfer you to Chichicastenango, open your senses and experience the folklore of one of the most colorful markets the Americas. After lunch, your guide will transfer you to your hotel in Guatemala City.
Chichicastenango is home to what is surely the most colorful native market in the Americas. Market days are held on Sundays and Thursdays and draw not only the K’iche’ Maya of the surrounding region, but vendors from all over Guatemala, representing many of Guatemala’s linguistic groups such as Mam, Ixil, Kaqchikel and others. Each person hawks his or her products in a riotous cacophony of color, dialects and costumes, smoke, and smells.
Overnight Westin Camino Real BLD
An early transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Petén. On arrival a representative of Southern Trails will pick you at Mundo Maya airport and transfer you to your hotel for breakfast and time to relax. At 14:00hr guide will transfer you to Yaxhá Archaeological Site for a beautiful sunset tour. After the sunset your guide will transfer you back to the hotel for dinner.
The area of Petén is the largest department of Guatemala; it occupies about a third of the country but contains only three percent of its population. This area produces wood, chewing gum, oil, pepper and other agricultural products. Its main income comes from the worldwide known cradle of the Mayan civilization.
Overnight Camino Real Tikal BD
After breakfast your tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to Tikal National Park (45min). Your guide will show you the layout of the temples, architecture, history, some theories of why they disappeared and if you are lucky a few monkeys, parrots, macaws and toucans will be on site. After the tour enjoy lunch at a restaurant in the middle of the jungle.
After lunch a private transfer will take you to the airport for your local flight back to Guatemala City. A Southern Trails representative will meet you at Guatemala City Airport for your transfer to your hotel.
City and ceremonial center of the ancient Maya civilization, Tikal became an important ceremonial center with the construction of major pyramids and temples. Its best years were the Late Classic Period (600-900AD).Tikal National Park contains some of the most fascinating archaeological remains of the ancient Maya Civilization. Excavated by Pennsylvania University between 1956 and 1969, Tikal is the largest excavated site in the American continent. It is Guatemala´s most famous cultural and natural preserve.
Overnight Westin Camino Real BLD
After breakfast a transfer will take you to the airport for your departure flight. B
Flexible departures (any day)
Food & Beverages tax
RT Flight to Petén (GUA – FRS – GUA)
Entrance fees at: The Cathedral, San Francisco, La Merced, Yaxha Archeological Site, Tikal National Park
All Complete Breakfasts
Meals (as described)
Land Transfers in private basis
From US$ 2,500 per person