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Guatemala Tikal Tour

Flores in Guatemala, Petén, is an island town on Lago Petén Itzá. Its connected to the twin towns Santa Elena and San Benito on the mainland, by a causeway and are often referred to as Flores. Facing the Parque Central square, is the twin-domed Roman Catholic Catedral de Flores with double fronted bell towers. Petencito zoo, on the opposite bank, is home to over a dozen animals, including pumas and rescued macaws. 

Earlier in the tour explore Antigua and the surrounds. Take an optional tour to hike up the Pacaya Volcano or walking tour of this colonial city. The region is known for its markets like the Comalapa Market. But the town is best known for San Juan Comalapa's artwork. Lake Atitlan is best known for its beauty and small villages, some of which are connected by walking trails. Travel north and visit Yaxha National Park and the Mayan temples, at Tikal National Park.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 9-DAY GUATEMALA TIKAL TOUR…
And, experience Tikal pyramids, one of the most impressive ruins in the world!
 

What We Love
  • Visit Tikal temple site where ancient pyramids tower above the dense tropical rainforest.
  • Explore the fabulous Baroque architecture of Antigua.
  • Discover Lake Atitlan, set in the crater of an extinct volcano.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available. 
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces. 
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Guatemala Tikal Tour

Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Santiago, Tikal
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Antigua Meet and greet on arrival at Guatemala City airport and private transfer to Antigua.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice

Day 2 – City Tour
Antigua With your private guide and driver, you will explore Antigua and surrounds.
Antigua Walking Tour: This tour will cover the cultural, historical & social highlights of this colonial city with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the many ruined churches, convents, and cathedrals. This tour is flexible and if you have specific sites that you wish to see please notify your guide.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – Coffee Farm Tour
Antigua Today we’ll visit the local woodcarvers in the village of Jocotenango & then the fabulous Azotea Coffee farm. Afternoon transfer to Lake Atitlan (2.5hrs).

Fair Trade Coffee Tour: This tour begins with a short transfer to the small town of San Miguel Escobar, just outside of Antigua. With your private guide from As Green as it Gets (AGAIG), a local charity you will visit some of the families supported by this organisation. You can work alongside coffee farmers in their coffee making process. Coffee Season is Nov to Mar. This tour includes a donation to AGAIG which is also supported by our ground operator.
Overnight in Antigua hotel (B)

Day 4 – Comalapa Market Tour
Lake Atitlan With your private guide and driver, get a real taste of Mayan culture at the colourful authentic market at Comalapa. Check out the famous local primitive painting galleries & the famous town mural. Then transfer on to Lake Atitlan with a stopover enroute at a local restaurant for lunch. Once at the lake there is time to relax or take a guide to visit the butterfly park close to the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L)

Day 5 – The Surrounds
Lake Atitlan Transfer through the highlands to the scenic Lake Atitlan where you’ll board a boat to ride across the lake to the village of San Juan La Laguna. Atitlan is recognized as both the deepest lake in Central America and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It is flanked by no less than three volcanoes and characterized by towns and villages of the Maya people.

In San Juan La Laguna village you will visit a local textile cooperative. You can also visit the local naïf painters before boarding the boat onto Santiago Village for lunch. After lunch you will visit the house where the Maya God Maximon. Each year a different "brotherhood" has the privilege of taking care of their God so his location changes. Once with Maximon you may see local shaman performing rituals for local people and if you wish you can ask your guide to help you hire the services of a shaman for you to have a personal ceremony performed.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Chichi Market Tour
Flores Today you’ll be visiting the famous market at Chichi.  This is the biggest and most colourful market of Mesoamerica with enough time for shopping. You will also have an opportunity to see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic Church. Transfer to Guatemala City for your evening flight to Flores. On arrival, transfer to your jungle hotel.

Chichi Market: Markets like these are the main economic focus of the towns in the highlands of Guatemala. They are also a social and cultural event second only to the local holiday. Market days draw people from all around the vicinity and it becomes a social event where you see distant neighbours and take the time to go over the latest news and gossip.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Canopy Tour
Flores In the morning we visit the Ixpanpajul canopy tour where you can choose between the exhilarating zip line or the more tranquil canopy bridge walk. Then we transfer to Yaxha National Park for a picnic lunch and to explore this atmospheric lakeside site.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 8 – The Wild Side!
Tikal Today you will be guided on an extraordinary  tour to explore the amazing UNESCO protected Mayan Temple site of Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest.  

For centuries this city was completely covered under jungle. The most prominent surviving buildings include six very large Mesoamerican step pyramids, labelled Temples I - VI, each of which support a temple structure on their summits. Follow in the footsteps of Maya royalty and commoners to such sites as the majestic Temple of the Jaguar (44mtrs), Temple of the Masks (38mtrs), the Acropolis and much more.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 9 – Depart
Antigua Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Guatemala City.
Connect with your onward flight or extend your tour to Belize Beach locations.
 

 
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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199
     

When to go Guatemala has a very good weather all year round with only two seasons. November through April (Dry) has dazzling blue skies and warm sunshine. May through October (Wet) is the rainy season with a short break between July and August. During this time, you can often expect sunny mornings and showers falling predominantly in the afternoon, usually lasting no longer than a couple of hours, with the worst of the rain falling in September and October.

Getting There Most flights to Guatemala from the UK are routed via US hub cities: Atlanta, Houston, New York or Miami. Airfares always depend on the season, with the highest being from Christmas to February, around Easter and in July and August. Other options include flying via Madrid on Iberia, via Amsterdam and Panama with KLM, or via Mexico with a number of airlines and then on to Guatemala with a Mexican airline. Flores airport, near Tikal, has a few flights from Belize City and Cancún.