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$929* $369

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Passport information for all passengers traveling to Tikal must be submitted 30 days prior to departure.

Please note on Day 4, optional Full Day Tikal cannot be combined with Half Day Guatemala City Tour.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces (cobblestone), stairs, steps and significant slopes. <br> Due to the varied elevations, travel in Guatemala may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

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Itinerary

This itinerary is performed by a local tour company. It is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies; signage may display the local tour company name, but will have your name; tour guides and vehicles may change throughout your tour, and your tour documents/vouchers may be requested to exchange for local bus/theater/hotel/flight/ferry tickets. Luggage tags or name badges are not provided.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Guatemala
Depart for Guatemala. Upon arrival in Guatemala City, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Guatemala City

DAY 2, Thursday - Market in Chichicastenango and Church of Santo Tomas
This morning, meet with your Tour Manager for an orientation before departing for an exciting tour of Chichicastenango, the most picturesque and colorful Indian Market in the country. Hundreds of vendors from the surrounding countryside gather here to sell handicrafts, textiles, candles, food, flowers, and pottery. Spend time browsing the market for unique items that cannot be found elsewhere. Next, head to the 400-hundred year old Church of Santo Tomas, built on a pre-Columbian temple platform, and witness the captivating religious ceremonies that take place right on the steps. After the excursion, transfer back to Chichicastenango. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Chichicastenango
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Friday - Lake Atitlan and Tour of Antigua Guatemala
This Morning transfer to Lake Atitlan, arguably one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Formerly a volcano, water now covers the caldera to create the deepest lake in Central America. The banks of Lake Atitlan are home to many villages in which Mayan culture is still practiced. After the excursion, continue to Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1543 by the Spaniards, today Antigua is a beautiful blend of ruins, restored colonial buildings, and modern colonial-style buildings. Visit the heart of the city, Central Plaza, surrounded by the Palace of the Captains General, colonial churches, monasteries, and a jade factory. Take in the amazing beauty and atmosphere of the city before transferring to transfer back to Guatemala City. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Guatemala City
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Guatemala City
Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Guatemala City. Spend the day in "The Land of Eternal Spring" by exploring the many sights of Guatemala's capital city. Guatemala City is the largest city in Central America. View the city's museums or take time to explore Kaminaljuyu, an ancient Mayan City around which Guatemala City was built. Perhaps, join the optional full day Tikal, to visit one of the greatest Mayan ruins in Central America or, choose to attend the optional half day Guatemela City tour
Optional: Half Day Guatemala City Tour (AM)*
Optional: Full Day Tikal*
Overnight: Guatemala City
Meals: Breakfast
*Passengers cannot participate in both optional tours

DAY 5, Sunday - Depart Guatemala
Today transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

This itinerary is performed by a local tour company. It is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies; signage may display the local tour company name, but will have your name; tour guides and vehicles may change throughout your tour, and your tour documents/vouchers may be requested to exchange for local bus/theater/hotel/flight/ferry tickets. Luggage tags or name badges are not provided.

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Guatemala
Depart for Guatemala. Upon arrival in Guatemala City, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Guatemala City

DAY 2, Saturday - Tour of Antigua Guatemala
This morning, meet with your Tour Manager for an orientation before departing for an exciting tour of Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1543 by the Spaniards, today Antigua is a beautiful blend of ruins, restored colonial buildings, and modern colonial-style buildings. Visit the heart of the city, Central Plaza, surrounded by the Palace of the Captains General, colonial churches, monasteries, and a jade factory. Take in the amazing beauty and atmosphere of the city before transferring to Chichicastenango in the afternoon. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Chichicastenango
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Sunday - Market in Chichicastenango, Church of Santo Tomas, and Lake Atitlan
Depart this morning to visit the most picturesque and colorful Indian Market in the country, located in Chichicastenango. Hundreds of vendors from the surrounding countryside gather here to sell handicrafts, textiles, candles, food, flowers, and pottery. Spend time browsing the market for unique items that cannot be found elsewhere. Next, head to the 400-hundred year old Church of Santo Tomas, built on a pre-Columbian temple platform, and witness the captivating religious ceremonies that take place right on the steps. Later, continue on to Lake Atitlan, arguably one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Formerly a volcano, water now covers the caldera to create the deepest lake in Central America. The banks of Lake Atitlan are home to many villages in which Mayan culture is still practiced. After the excursion, transfer back to Guatemala City. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Guatemala City
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Full Day in Guatemala City
Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Guatemala City. Spend the day in "The Land of Eternal Spring" by exploring the many sights of Guatemala's capital city. Guatemala City is the largest city in Central America. View the city's museums or take time to explore Kaminaljuyu, an ancient Mayan City around which Guatemala City was built. Perhaps, join the optional full day Tikal, to visit one of the greatest Mayan ruins in Central America or, choose to attend the optional half day Guatemela City tour.
Optional: Half Day Guatemala City Tour (AM)*
Optional: Full Day Tikal*
Overnight: Guatemala City
Meals: Breakfast
*Passengers cannot participate in both optional tours

DAY 5, Tuesday - Depart Guatemala
Today transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Join an optional tour to Tikal National Park, in the heart of the jungle of northern Guatemala to visit one the greatest Mayan ruins in Central America, You will be picked up early this morning for your flight to Flores, Peten. Upon arrival meet with your Tikal guide, where you will be transferred to the ancient Mayan City of Tikal, located at the center of the 222-square-mile park. An exhilarating jungle hike leads you through the ruins. Marvel at the impressive structures of this ancient civilization, visiting sites such as the Twin-Pyramid complex, the Lost World Complex, where the Great Pyramid is located, Temple III, the Palace of the Windows, the Great Plaza, the Pyramid of the Grand Jaguar, the Pyramid of the Masks, and the Palace of the Nobles. Have the opportunity to climb to the top of Pyramid IV, the highest of the Mayan pyramids, from which you will have a complete view of Tikal and its surrounding jungle. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Guatemala City.

Please note: this is a fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Tikal in a brief visit.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 18 hours.

*Optionals "Full Day Tikal" and "Half Day Guatemala City Tour" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #4 16 Feb 2016 - 05 Jan 2018 $359.00
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This morning join a panoramic tour of Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala and the largest city in Central America. The tour begins with the city's civic center complex, home to the Guatemala Supreme Court, Ministry of Public Finance, and City Hall. Continue on to Central Plaza, also known as Constitution Plaza, at the heart of Guatemala City. Here, view the National Palace, one of the most important Guatemalan architectural achievements of the last century. Formerly the seat of the government, it is now a museum and venue for government affairs. From here, you will continue on to the Cathedral, built between 1782 and 1815. The cathedral houses some of the most important artistic treasures in the country. The tour also takes you through the residential and the business districts of the city to gain a full understanding of life in Guatemala City.

**Please note that the order of the above tour may vary

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

*Optionals "Full Day Tikal" and "Half Day Guatemala City Tour" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #4 01 May 2010 - 05 Jan 2018 $27.00
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Join an optional tour to Tikal National Park, in the heart of the jungle of northern Guatemala to visit one the greatest Mayan ruins in Central America, You will be picked up early this morning for your flight to Flores, Peten. Upon arrival meet with your Tikal guide, where you will be transferred to the ancient Mayan City of Tikal, located at the center of the 222-square-mile park. An exhilarating jungle hike leads you through the ruins. Marvel at the impressive structures of this ancient civilization, visiting sites such as the Twin-Pyramid complex, the Lost World Complex, where the Great Pyramid is located, Temple III, the Palace of the Windows, the Great Plaza, the Pyramid of the Grand Jaguar, the Pyramid of the Masks, and the Palace of the Nobles. Have the opportunity to climb to the top of Pyramid IV, the highest of the Mayan pyramids, from which you will have a complete view of Tikal and its surrounding jungle. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Guatemala City.

Please note: this is a fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Tikal in a brief visit.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 18 hours.

*Optionals "Full Day Tikal" and "Half Day Guatemala City Tour" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #4 16 Feb 2016 - 05 Jan 2018 $359.00
Full Day Tikal Thumbnail

This morning join a panoramic tour of Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala and the largest city in Central America. The tour begins with the city's civic center complex, home to the Guatemala Supreme Court, Ministry of Public Finance, and City Hall. Continue on to Central Plaza, also known as Constitution Plaza, at the heart of Guatemala City. Here, view the National Palace, one of the most important Guatemalan architectural achievements of the last century. Formerly the seat of the government, it is now a museum and venue for government affairs. From here, you will continue on to the Cathedral, built between 1782 and 1815. The cathedral houses some of the most important artistic treasures in the country. The tour also takes you through the residential and the business districts of the city to gain a full understanding of life in Guatemala City.

**Please note that the order of the above tour may vary

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

*Optionals "Full Day Tikal" and "Half Day Guatemala City Tour" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #4 01 May 2010 - 05 Jan 2018 $27.00
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