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Mayan Ruins Tour in Guatemala and Honduras
 

Escorted tours Central America
Guatemala, Guatemala city, Tikal, Copan, Lake Atitlan
with Optional excursion to Copan - Honduras


Let your imagination fly, leaving behind concrete jungles, the noise of cars and the stress of big cities. Go in search of tranquility and the grandeur of an ancient civilization. Discover, among the thick tropical forests of El Peten, the legacy of the Mayas: temples and palaces, hidden for centuries by jungle growth. Tikal, Quirigua and Copan, names as exotic as the Mayan cities or the toucans and Spider Monkeys which guard the secrets learned from the stars and the gods. This personal encounter with the Lost World shall be a truly unforgettable experience!


 

 The extraordinary colorfulness of the markets, the traditions preserved from one generation to the next, the splendor of religious processions through streets charmingly carpeted with colored sawdust, will make your stay a marvelous experience in which the magic, the charm, and the friendliness of the Guatemalan
people will touch your heart!


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Itinerary  - Tour starts (Day 1)  on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays - 7 days/6 nights or with extension to Copan  9 days/8 nights

DAY 01 Mon,Tue,Fri Departure from North America, same day arrival in Guatemala City. You will be met by our representative at the airport. Transfer to the Hotel and overnight.

DAY 02 Tue,Wed,Sat  After breakfast half day city tour of Guatemala City, visiting La Avenida De Las Americas, Avenida De la Reforma, Central Park, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Shopping District and other business and residential areas. Afternoon transfer by bus to Antigua.  City tour of the Old Town. A World Heritage sight and a National Monument of the Americas, Antigua is outstanding among colonial cities. Former capital of the territory encompassing Central America and southern Mexico, this city was practically destroyed by a strong earthquake in 1773. Its urban plan and colonial features however, are still preserved. Cobblestone streets, plazas, fountains, many monuments, churches and convents dating back to the 16th Century testify to former greatness and beauty. Overnight in Antigua.

DAY 03 Wed,Thu,Sun
- Morning departure to Chichicastenango, Indian Market. Here on market days, you will have the opportunity to step into the ancient Mayan world as smoky  incense impregnates the atmosphere with mysticism and religiosity. People barter their products and the market explodes with color, tradition and folklore. Meet Mayan women, weavers par excellence, using colors and designs passed down through generations from ancient Mayas. Strolling through the vibrant market you will find excellent bargains, handicrafts of the greatest artistic value. The tour continues to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan, one of the most beautiful lakes in the World. It is surrounded by twelve Indian towns and protected by three towering volcanoes: Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro. Afternoon is free to enjoy the beach or to stroll through the town and visit some interesting shops and restaurants. Overnight in Panajachel.


DAY 04 Thu, Fri, Mon - Early morning departure to the Port in Panajachel. Cross Lake Atitlan by boat
to Santiago Atitlan to visit the market, church and shops of this picturesque town nestling between three towering volcanoes. Watch the interesting Pagan Rites of Maximon at the local cofradia (religious brotherhood). After optional  lunch transfer back to Guatemala City. Overnight .

DAY 05 Fri - Sat, Tue - Morning flight to Flores and bus transfer to the National Park of Tikal.
Guided tour of the world famous ruins, visiting the Q Complex, Main Plaza, North and Central Acropolis, the Lost World and also the local museum to see ceramics and jade collections. Overnight in Flores.

DAY 06 SAt, Sun, Wed - Transfer to the airport in Flores and flight back to Guatemala City . Overnight in Guatemala City.

Day 7 - Sun, Mon, Thu - Transfer to the airport for your international flight.

Extension to Copan Honduras - Copan Extension only operates on Tuesdays - possibility to do it on Day 2 of above tour

 (Day 2): morning bus transfer with lunch on route to the archaeological site Quirigua, a Unesco World Heritage site and National Monument, where the largest block of stone ever carried by the ancient Mayas is to be found. There is a splendid series of ancient ruins here and many statues, as well as tall monolithic stales depicting gods and ancient rulers. In the afternoon transfer to Copan, Honduras. Overnight at Hotel Marina.

(DAY 3)  In the morning tour of the archaeological site of Copan, often called the “Athens” of the North Americas. Visit the Ball Court, the Great Plaza, the pyramids and palaces with their famous intricate  carvings attesting to the great artistic talent of ancient Mayas.  This artistic wealth is still alive today in the many elaborate articrafts, carvings and hand-woven attire of today’s Mayan villagers. Enjoy an optional  lunch inside the park and optional visit to the Sculpture Museum. Afternoon departure back to Guatemala City by bus. Overnight in Guatemala City.

Day 4 continue with above tour with original Day 2 program (city tour of Guatemala City and Antigua)


Day 5 Chichicastenango and Panajachel


Day 6 Lake Atitlan - Guatemala City


Day 7
Tikal overnight tour


Day 8  - Guatemala City


Day 9 Morning Transfer to the airport and flight back to North America.
 

Tour  of 6nights/7days includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation at indicated  hotels with daily breakfast (3nights Guatemala City , 1 night Antigua, 1night Panajachel, 1 night Flores)

  • 6 American breakfasts 

  • Tour and transfers on shared basis

  • English speaking guides

  • Half Day Guatemala City Tour, Half Day Antigua Tour, Full Day Chichicastenango market and lake Atitlan, Boat Tour to Santiago Atitlan, Tikal Ruins Tour with overnight in Flores

  • Land Taxes, entrance fees  (1pc per person)

Not included:
Airfare from Guatemala city to Flores ,Meals not indicated, beverages, tips, items of personal nature International airfare and all air departure taxes

Price for 2019 tour request contact: info@allegroholidays.com


6nights/7day tour with overnight tour to Tikal (air ticket Guatemala city - Flores extra*) :

Hotels used in Toursit class category: Gran Tikal, Futura, Las Farolas Antigua, Regis, Peten Esplenado

Hotels used in first class category: Vista real, Porta Antifua, Porta de Lago, Peten Esplenado

Hotels used in Superior First Class category: Camino Real Antiguay Atitlan, Peten esplenado
 

Extension to Copan (on Day 2/3 of above programs)

  • 1 night accommodation in Copan Honduras with American breakfast

  • visits, entrance fees as per above itinerary plus border fee, 

PRICE IS NOT VALID  FOR EASTER WEEK AND DURING SPECIAL FAIRS AND HOLIDAYS 

Minimum number of passengers: 2 

Extensions are available on request!

End of your Guatemala Mayan Ruins Tour