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Guatemala: See & Experience it ALL in 8 Days, 1st Class Traveling

You absolutely will not find another tour out there as packed with activities and attractions as this one, provided by CharlieTheTraveler. You will also not find another tour out there that offers it all "FIRST CLASS," yet for a relatively low price. We have thousands of travelers taking this specific tour every year-and that's because no competitor can beat us on quality, price & substance.

> A Helicopter Ride Over Ancient Temples Found Deep in the Jungle

> Paragliding Over Lake Atitlán (optional)

> Kayaking on Lake Atitlán

> A Hike Up to an Active Complex Volcano

> A Visit to the Country’s Biggest Indigenous Market

> Seeing Traditional Villages by Boat

> Walking the Streets of a Colonial Town Called Antigua

> Hiking to a Viewpoint Near to Lake Atitlán to Watch the Sunrise

> A Coffee Plantation Tour

> Seeing One of Central America’s Greatest Archaeological Sites

> Zip-Lining Over Jungles

And Much, Much More...

per adult from

$2,492

AUD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Helicopter Ride
    • Air-Conditioned Vehicle
    • All Entry Fees
    • Private Transportation
    • Tour Guides
    • Lodging X 1 Night
    • Entry/Admission - El Mirador
    • Entry/Admission - Pacaya Volcano
    What's excluded :
    • Alcohol
    • Travel Visa (only applicable to citizens of certain countries)
    • Entry/Admission - Acatenango Volcano

  • Day 1: A Guided Tour Around Flores

    Stop At: Flores, Flores, Peten Department
    If you wish to be picked up from Belize instead of Mundo Maya International Airport (IATA: FRS) just outside of Flores, let us know. We will make arrangements for you to join us.

    Our tour starts in Flores, a small town located on an island. Flores is best used as a base from which to make daytrips. Let's go on a walking tour around Flores with an English-speaking and private tour guide.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel Room Bookings & Upgrades Offered After Tour Has Been Purchased

    Day 2: Helicopter Ride Over Ancient Temples Found Deep in the Jungle

    Stop At: El Mirador, Guatemala
    Today we should be making a daytrip via a 45-minute helicopter ride to an archeological site called El Mirador. Although containing striking examples of Pre-classic Maya civilization, the remote location of El Mirador has prevented it from becoming a popular tourist site. Get ready for a hike as we discover the area. Lunch is included on today's tour.
    Note that the helicopter ride often gets cancelled due to bad weather. In the event we cannot get onto the flight, this tour would be replaced with a visit to a natural park called Ixpanpajul as well as an archeological site called Yaxha. At Ixpanpajul, first we would go walking on the sky-way (a.k.a. hanging bridges) for about 1 hour. We would then go zip-lining for about 1.5 hours. At around noon, we would be taken via a 2-hour drive to Yaxha. There we would be provided with a 4-hour guided tour.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Seeing One of Central America’s Greatest Archaeological Sites

    Stop At: Tikal National Park, Tikal National Park, Peten Department
    Today we should be making a daytrip via a 2.5-hour drive to Tikal. Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization and one of the country’s greatest tourist draws. Lunch is included on today's tour, as is a private tour guide.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Hiking a Complex Volcano After Relocating to the Colonial City of Antigua

    Stop At: Pacaya Volcano, Antigua 05001 Guatemala
    Today we fly from Flores through Guatemala City to reach Antigua. This is where we are based for the remainder of our trip. After lunch in Antigua, we are taken via a 1-hour drive to a complex volcano called Pacaya. It’s worth the 2-hour hike to reach the top. We should be back in Antigua around 8:00pm.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Hanging Out with Hippies, Hiking “The Devil’s Nose” & Experiencing Truly Traditional Life in Lakeside Villages

    Stop At: Panajachel, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands
    Today we should be making a daytrip via a 2.5-hour drive to Panajachel. We are taken on a guided tour to the villages of Lake Atitlán. Although the cultures of these villages are influenced by the Maya people, each has its own personality and distinctive indigenous style. Our first stop via a 30-minute boat ride is the village of San Marcos. There we have 30 minutes to walk along a long street filled with shops and hippies alike. This street is San Marcos’ main attraction. Next via a 10-minute boat ride is the village of San Juan. From the pier, we are taken via a 10-minute drive to the base of La Nariz del Indio (a.k.a. The Devil’s Nose). The 1-hour guided hike to the viewpoint is worth the effort. We have about 30 minutes to relax while up there. We should be back at the base of the mountain around 12:30pm. We then return to the dock in San Juan and have some lunch.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Santiago Atitlan, Santiago Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands
    Around 1:00pm, we are taken via a 30-minute boat ride to the village of Santiago. There we are provided with a 45-minute tour. The greatest attraction in Santiago arguably is seeing traditional women washing clothes in the lake. After the tour, we return to Panajachel via a 45-minute boat ride. There we are provided with a 30-minute walking tour, wandering the handful of streets filled with restaurants and tourists alike. We should be back in Antigua around 7:00pm.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lake Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands
    Not included in the tour price but highly popular nonetheless is paragliding over Lake Atitlan. There are two places near Lake Atitlan which offer this experience. One is located above Santa Catarina Palopo, which can be reached via a 25-minute drive from Panajachel. The other is located across the lake in the village of Santa Clara La Laguna, which can be reached via a 30-minute drive away from San Pedro or San Marcos. Which of these two locations would be available for you? It usually depends on the direction of the wind. If you are interested in paragliding, then please let us know. Note that most paragliding companies offer a GoPro camera for rent. To save yourself some money, bring your own memory card.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: A Visit to the Country’s Biggest Indigenous Market

    Stop At: Chichicastenango, Chichicastenango, El Quiche Department
    Let’s make a daytrip via a 2.5-hour drive to Chichicastenango, a town popular specifically for its Thursday and Sunday market. Expect to see vendors selling traditional attire, masks, handicrafts, food, flowers, pottery, wooden boxes, condiments, medicinal plants, candles, pom and copal (traditional incense), cal (lime stones for preparing tortillas), pigs and chickens.
    Note that "Day 6" may be switched out with another daytrip from Antigua in order for Chichicastenango to be visited on a Thursday or Sunday.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: A Full-Day & Private Tour of Guatemala’s Showcase City

    Stop At: Antigua, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
    Surrounded by 3 enormous volcanoes and mountains and otherwise famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of colonial-era landmarks, this town is unarguably Guatemala’s most beautiful. Antigua was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. We are provided with a full-day tour of Antigua, getting around in a private car.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Our Tour Ends This Morning

    Stop At: Antigua, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
    Antigua is the final destination on our tour of Guatemala. The capital of Guatemala, where the international airport is located, takes about an hour to reach by shuttle from Antigua. A shuttle will be arranged for you to reach that airport.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Acatenango Volcano, Volcan Acatenango Chimaltenango Sacatepequez, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
    Note that if you wish to spend another day in Antigua rather than go home today, then consider taking the 5-hour hike up Acatenango Volcano. Watching lava burst out of the volcano in the middle of the night is jaw-dropping. Tours leave from Antigua usually at 8:30am and 11:00pm. The morning departure includes lunch and dinner as well as an overnight stay. The late-night departure allows you to arrive at the viewpoint around 3:30am, in time to see both the bursting lava as well as sunrise a couple of hours later. If you are interested in this hike, we can make arrangements for you. The best advice we can give you is to stay warm! It is really cold up there…but it is also an unforgettable experience.
    Duration: 1 day 6 hours

    Stop At: Semuc Champey, Semuc Champey, Alta Verapaz Department
    On a final note, purely due to the difficulty in getting there, not included in our standard “Guatemala in 8 Days” itinerary is a visit to a popular natural monument called Semuc Champey. It consists of a natural 300-meter limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabon River. Atop the bridge is a series of stepped and turquoise pools, which are used for swimming. Semuc Champey can be reached via an 8-hour bus ride from Antigua. Adding Semuc Champey increases our standard 8-day itinerary to now 10 days in total. Let us know whether you would like to add it.
    Duration: 2 days

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Transportation will be arranged for you from the airport.Airports
    • Mundo Maya-Flores International Airport (FRS), Zone 2, City of Santa Elena de la Cruz, Flores, Guatemala
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/21/2019 - 12/28/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by CharlieTheTraveler

Activity ID: V-113592P21

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