6 Day Classic Guatemala

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6 Day Classic Guatemala
Camino Real Antigua Antigua Guatemala
Hotel Atitlan Lake Atitlan, Panajachel
Porta Del Lago Lake Atitlan, Panajachel
Barcelo Guatemala City Guatemala City

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2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Jun 18  (Sold Out) $1089* $789
$1109* $739
$1039* $739
$1019* $739
$1019* $739
$1079* $789
$1079* $789
$1219* $789

*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 5, 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 streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. A few early wake-ups and drives up to 4- 5 hours are necessary to cover the territory. 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. This is an Express program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Guatemala
Depart for Guatemala. Upon arrival in Guatemala City, transfer to your hotel in Antigua.The drive takes about one hour. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Antigua

DAY 2, Wednesday - Tour of Antigua Guatemala
This morning, depart 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 Central Plaza, the heart of the city, 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 an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Antigua
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Market in Chichicastenango, Church of Santo Tomas
Begin the day with a visit to 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.
Overnight: Panajachel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Lake Atitlan, Tour of Santiago
This morning, board a 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 colorful textiles. Afterward, travel to Guatemala city for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Guatemala City
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, 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 Guatemala City tour*
*Passengers cannot participate in both optional tours
Optional: Half Day Guatemala City Tour (AM)
Optional: Full Day Tikal
Overnight: Guatemala City
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday - 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 #5 15 May 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 $399.00
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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 #5 06 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 $29.00
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