Must-Sees Guatemala

This 7-night itinerary was designed for those who want to see the musts iconic places of Guatemala. The highlights go from Colonial, indigenous markets, churches, volcanoes to Archaeology. Your guide will show you the wonders, hidden spots of this beautiful country.

Antigua is among the world’s best conserved colonial cities in the Americas. Cobblestone streets, art galleries, coffee shops, colonial architecture and wooden sculptures will make you want to stay a little longer. Your guide will show you the secrets of this town and amazing heritage buildings. He/she will make you understand why Spaniards settle on this valley and the troubles they encountered. The area of Antigua is famous for growing one of the best coffees in Central America. Visit a real coffee hacienda to get up close and personal with the whole coffee making process, experiencing the smells, the sights and the flavor of one of Guatemala’s most famous exports.

Next, travel through the highlands to see one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. With three volcanoes rising out of the surface and the sun setting between them. Embark on a boat to visit two indigenous villages.

Visit Chichicastenango, for sure one of the most colorful native market in the Americas. Experience the color, dialects, costumes, smoke and the mix of the Maya with the catholic religion.

And last, the absolutely magnificent archaeological world. Get to know the Mayas visiting two sites: Yaxha which means emerald green water; is an important ceremonial center. Climb the main pyramid to see the sunset overlooking the lagoons of Yaxha and Sacnab.  And Tikal, an important ceremonial center with the construction of major pyramid and temples Tikal National Park contains some of the most fascinating archaeological remains of the ancient Maya Civilization. Excavated by Pennsylvania University, is the largest excavated site in the American continent.

Highlights:

Visit one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas

Visit 2 UNESCO world heritage sites

See traditional costumes and weavers

Experience the commerce and movement of an authentic indigenous market

See 6 different volcanoes (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

Itinerary In Brief:

Day 1 – Welcome to Antigua Guatemala

Day 2 – Antigua Guatemala Half Day Walking Tour and Free Afternoon to explore on your own

Day 3 – Coffee Tour & Transfer to Lake Atitlan

Day 4 – Lake Atitlan Village Tour (Visit Santiago and San Juan la Laguna)

Day 5 – Chichicastenango Market & Transfer to Guatemala City

Day 6 – Flight to Peten & Yaxha Sunset Tour

Day 7 – Tikal & Flight to Guatemala City

Day 8 – Departure Flight

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