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Guatemala Classic Luxury

9 Days

9 Days

Guatemala Classic Luxury

Welcome to Guatemala! You will be amazed and truly astounded by the beauty, culture and diversity of wildlife and geographical locations during this once in a lifetime trip!

9 Day Sample Itinerary

Trip at a Glance

Let's go on an adventure!

Day 1

Arrival into Guatemala City, Guatemala. Head to the charming colonial town of Antigua

Day 2

Soak up the baroque architecture and lovely atmosphere in Antigua, and enjoy a foodie experience

Day 3

Travel to the Lakeshore of Lake Atitlan and immerse yourself in the regions beautiful landscape

Day 4

Venture out to explore the colonial villages of San Juan and Santiago

Day 5

Spend a day at leisure enjoying the natural beauty of Lake Atitlan

Day 6

Visit Chichicastenango Indian market, then fly to Flores in the Guatemalan jungle

Day 7

Explore Tikal and Immerse yourself in the Mayan culture

Day 8

Fly to Guatemala City

Day 9

Depart Guatemala

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Day 1: ARRIVE GUATEMALA CITY

Welcome to Guatemala!

Welcome to Guatemala!
Travel to the charming town of Antigua and begin your Guatemalan Romance Journey.

  • Accommodations: El Convento Boutique Hotel
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: ANTIGUA

Venture out to soak up the baroque architecture and lovely atmosphere in Antigua

Stroll through its avenidas, plazas and cobblestone streets admiring the beautiful ornately decorated churches and artisan workshops that align the city streets. Head to Hill of the Cross for an impressive panoramic view of the area.

Visit the central market to begin a foodie exploration that will awaken your senses. Learn about the cultural background behind some of Guatemala’s favorite dishes and delicacies. Smell, touch, and sample the different foods as you stroll through the bustling community market. Admire the colorful rows of tasty and exotic fruits, and vegetables, as you sample local favorites such as chuchitos (Guatemala-style tamales), pupusas (cheese-filled corn tortillas), and rellenitos (plantain dough filled with beans and then fried).

  • Accommodations: El Convento Boutique Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 3: ANTIGUA / LAKE ATITLAN

Travel to the Lakeshore of Lake Atitlan

Travel to the Lakeshore of Lake Atitlan and spend the day taking in the regions beautiful landscape.

  • Accommodations: Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 4: LAKE ATITLAN

Explore the villages of San Juan and Santiago

Although more than a dozen fascinating towns and villages overlook majestic Lake Atitlán, Santiago and San Juan La Laguna top the must-see list.

In San Juan, watch indigenous weavers mix natural dyes from locally grown plants and flowers, and then see the women use a back-strap loom to create intricate textiles, using colorful thread. From there, peruse a workshop of art naïf painters before boarding the boat for the cruise to Santiago.

After a delicious lunch, head out with your guide to find the house of Maximón, the Mayan folk saint who moves annually with the selection of his new caretaker. A shaman may be performing a ritual for a local follower or two gathered at Maximón’s candle-lit altar. Afterward you can visit the church, learn about the town’s vivid history, and explore the thriving market to see some of the distinctive textiles and primitive art that are both famous from the lake basin.

  • Accommodations: Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 5: LAKE ATITLAN

Day at leisure

Spend an entire day at leisure relaxing or exploring the lake on your own.

The lodge offers a variety of water and nature activities that you can enjoy, including kayaking, canoeing, paragliding, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, zip-lining, scuba diving, and visits to the Laguna Lodge Nature Reserve.

  • Accommodations: Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 6: LAKE ATITLAN / PETEN

Visit to the Chichicastenango market

Head to Chichicastenango for an immersive visit to the towns famed market.

To fully experience the way of life at Chichicastenango market, you must understand the market’s culture. Families arrive from outlying villages aboard trucks and carts loaded with products from their farms and workshops.

They stock their stalls with a dizzying assortment of merchandise while the family leader strikes deals with the vendors who will sell their goods. Explore the nearby streets to witness the daily routines of Chichi residents, wearing the traditional clothing worn by many of the local adults and children.

Fly to Flores, Peten, to begin your exploration in the Guatemalan jungle.

  • Accommodations: La Lancha
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 7: PETEN

Explore the magnificent Mayan city of Tikal.

Discover the Mayan culture on a full day exploration of Tikal.

Tikal National Park is home to some 3,000 ancient structures that rise from the rainforest floor. Enjoy a fascinating tour of the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the sights and sounds of tropical birds and animals, including howler and spider monkeys, that live in the jungle canopy.

Once home to an estimated 50,000 residents or more, Tikal flourished from 800 BC to 900 AD. Follow in the footsteps of Mayan royalty and commoners as you admire the majestic Great Plaza and its Temple of the Jaguar (44 meters / 144 feet), and Temple of the Masks (38m / 125ft).

  • Accommodations: La Lancha
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 8: PETEN / GUATEMALA CITY

Travel to Guatemala City

Fly to Guatemala City. Take in some last-minute shopping or perhaps a delicious dinner on your own before your journey comes to an end.

  • Accommodations:Westin Camino Real
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 9: DEPART GUATEMALA

End your Guatemala adventure

Head to the airport for your departure flight from Guatemala.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
INTERESTED IN THIS TRIP?
Contact a Guatemala Travel Specialist

With the help of our travel specialists, create a perfect trip planned around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.


CONTACT US ABOUT THIS TRIP
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