Adventure Journey

Destinations Antigua Guatemala, Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan, Peten, Tikal
Category Adventure
Duration 11 days / 10 nights
Location Guatemala

Day 1 – Welcome to Antigua
Day 1 – Welcome to Antigua

You will be met at the airport and transferred you to your hotel in Antigua.

Day 2 – Pacaya
Day 2 – Pacaya

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to Pacaya Volcano where a 2 and 1/2 hour hike is required to reach the top. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at the summit and soak up the magnificent view. After the picnic, you will start hiking back to the vehicle for your transfer to Antigua.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 – Antigua Half Day / Coffee and Zip Line
Day 3 – Antigua Half Day / Coffee and Zip Line

Enjoy a guided walking tour around Antigua. You will visit the Central Plaza, where you can find the main buildings of San Francisco and the beautiful facade of La Merced. Afterwards, you will experience zip lining. Enjoy one of the many downtown restaurants on your own time.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 – Biking Tour
Day 4 – Biking Tour

Escape Antigua for the day and tour the countryside on a mountain bike. During the tour you will seesome naturally formed ruins. Visit an experimental macadamia farm at a sustainable agriculture project and explore the villages of Santiago Zamora and San Antonio Aguas Calientes, famous for their textiles and weavings.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 - Chichicastenango
Day 5 - Chichicastenango

You will be transferred to Chichicastenango. Explore the town on your own and walk around the bustling market and visit Santo Tomas church. In this 400 year old church, you will witness syncretism, a term which means a mix of two religions. After the tour, you will hike to Pascual Abaj, a moderate hike to get to this Mayan Shrine where worshipers gathered regularly to perform ceremonies. Transfer to Lake Atitlan.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 – Kayak & Cerro de Oro Hike
Day 6 – Kayak & Cerro de Oro Hike

Your guide will take you on a 45 minute kayaking tour along some delightful peninsulas so you can admire the shore's beautiful gardens. Once at Cerro de Oro's base, you will hike through the local village. After a one-hour climb you will reach the summit where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the area. After hike, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 – Village Tour
Day 7 – Village Tour

Your guide will take you on a private boat tour of two very different and unqiue towns on the lake shore: San Juan la Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. Santiago is home to Maximon, a venerated pagan saint who smokes tobacco and drinks moonshine and who resides in a different house each year. San Juan la Laguna is a quieter and much less visited and is home to several textile co-ops and art galleries.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 – Iximche & Flight to Peten
Day 8 – Iximche & Flight to Peten

You will be transfer to Guatemala City to take a short flight to Flores, Peten. En route visit to Iximche, , a Pre Columbian Mayan site in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. It was the capital of the Late Pre-classic Kaqchikel kingdom from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524 with the Spaniards arrival. The area of Petén is the largest department of Guatemala and occupies about a third of the country but only contains over 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.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9 – Ixpanpajul
Day 9 – Ixpanpajul

An early transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Petén. On arrival a representative of Maya Trails will pick you at Mundo Maya airport and transfer you to Ixpanpajul Park for zip lining, afterwards transfer to hotel for check in. 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.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 10 – Tikal
Day 10 – Tikal

You will be transfer to the world famous Tikal archeological site. The tour covers the most important temples such as Complex Q, Temple IV, Lost World, Central Plaza, surrounding temples as well as North and South Acropolis. Lunch is served in a restaurant in the middle of the jungle. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your local flight. We will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel in Guatemala City.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 – Departure Day
Day 11 – Departure Day

After breakfast a transfer will take you to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals : Breakfast
  • Visit one of the oldest and most beautiful colonial cities in the Americas
  • Climb an Active Volcano
  • Kayak: paddle in one of the most beautiful lakes in the americas
  • Hike Cerro de Oro which is a lava dome
  • Zip Lining
  • Visit a Real Coffee Hacienda
  • Visit Iximche, a post classic archaeological site located on the highlands
  • Visit 2 UNESCO world Heritage Sites
  • See traditional costumes and weavers
  • Experience an authentic indigenous market
  • See 7 different volcanoes (Pacaya, Agua, Acatenango, Fuego, San Pedro, Toliman & Atitlan)
  • Visit one of the most beautiful lakes in the world
  • Visit the ancient Tikal, one of the most fascinating archaeological sites

Antigua Guatemala

Meson de Maria

3 Calle Poniente #8, Antigua Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala Sacatepequez, Guatemala
(502) 7832 - 6068


Casa Santo Domingo

3a Calle Oriente 28 A
Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez - Guatemala
(502) 7820 - 1220

Included

  • Breakfasts
  • Accommodation in Double Rooms
  • Bikes for bike tour
  • Boat transfers
  • Entrance fees for: La Merced - San Francisco - Catedral - Pacaya Volcano - Coffee Plantation - Iximche - Ixpanpajul Park - Tikal National Park & Yaxha
  • Food & Beverages tax
  • Hotel taxes
  • Kayaking in Lake Atitlan
  • Land Transfers in private basis

 


 

Not Included

  • Activities not described in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Beverages not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Border Fees
  • Gratuities for Guide - drivers and personnel at hotel
  • Hotel Minibars & Laundry services
  • International Airport Tax
  • Meals not described in itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal Travel Insurance

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