Antigua, Lake Atitlan, and Tikal
8 Days/7 Nights
From $2,329 per person
(Dbl. Occupancy, Not Incl. Airfare)
Guatemala offers the visitor a fascinating combination of colonial history, breathtaking natural attractions, and Maya cultural heritage. This tour begins in Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features numerous restored colonial era convents and cathedrals, and an interesting traveler and language school scene. Next, you will head to the highlands, where the traditions and customs of the indigenous people are strongest. There, you will visit Comalapa and Chichicastenango markets, and the Village of Santiago on the shores of Lake Atitlan. The last part of the tour takes you to the jungles of the El Petén to experience the Yaxha ceremonial site, and the impressive Maya ruins of Tikal.
Lodging, Meals, and Airfare: This tour includes accommodations for 7 nights (2 nights in Antigua, 2 nights in Lake Atitlan, 2 nights in Flores, and 1 night in Guatemala City), and 11 meals (7 breakfasts and 4 lunches), and domestic airfare in Guatemala.
Best Time to Go: December-March.
Interests: Culture & History.
Day 1: Antigua.
Day 2: Antigua/AGAIG Fairly Traded Coffee Tour or Antigua Walking Tour.
Day 3: Antigua/Comalapa Market/Iximche Ruins/Transfer to Lake Atitlan.
Day 4: Lake Atitlan/San Juan La Laguna Village/Santiago de Atitlan Village.
Day 5: Lake Atitlan/Chichicastenango Market/Transfer to Guatemala City Airport/Flores.
Day 6: Flores/Yaxha Sunset Tour.
Day 7: Flores/Tikal Tour/Guatemala City.
Day 8: Guatemala City.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
- South American Vacations’ expert pre-departure planning services and documentation.
- Round-trip airfare Guatemala City-Flores-Guatemala City.
- Airport/hotel and other transfers including baggage handling.
- Hotel accommodations including taxes and service charges.
- Excursions as indicated on the itinerary including all applicable entrance fees.
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary.
- English-speaking tour guides and hosts.
Price Does Not Include
- International airfare.
- International airport departure tax ($30), which may be included in your airfare.
- Airport security fee ($3).
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary.
- Gratuities to tour guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
- Gifts and personal items.
- Travel insurance.
We will be happy to quote the cost of international airfare and travel insurance and to make these arrangements for you.
Group Private: All transfers and tours are private. The AGAIG Coffee tour is conducted by a bilingual host driver (essentially, an unlicensed guide), and for Budget Accommodations, the Comalapa Market and Iximche tour, and the Chichicastenango Market tour, are conducted by a bilingual host driver. All other tours are conducted by licensed guides.
Elevations: Antigua is 5,029 feet above sea level, Lake Atitlan is 5,232 feet, and Tikal is 636 feet.
Passport/Visa: U.S. citizens require a passport valid for the duration of their stay, up to 90 days. Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry for stays of up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Guatemalan embassy in their country before traveling.
Travel Insurance: In order to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. We offer Allianz Global Assistance’s Classic Comprehensive and other plans. The Benefits and Coverage Limits are summarized on our Travel Insurance page. Call your travel counselor if you have any questions or to purchase a plan.
To Book This Trip: We require a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person plus the cost of the international airfare (if we make the arrangements for you). The balance of the trip cost is due 60 days prior to departure.
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