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Guatemala Encompassed

This memorable journey encompasses the best of Guatemala's spectacular highlights. Discover the rich and colourful Indian market of Chichicastenango where a riotous cacophony of colour, dialects and costumes abound and you will have an opportunity to test your haggling skills. Visit Lake Atitlan - one of the world's most beautiful lakes with three stunning volcans rising out of its emerald surface. Explore the spectacular World Heritage listed UNESCO city of Antigua with its Spanish Mud jar-influenced Baroque architecture. Travel on to Flores and to the ruins at Tikal where forest trails lead to a plethora of stone ruins that rise above the thick jungle canopy. Experience a fascinating insight into the main archaeological, cultural and natural attractions of Guatemala.

Inclusions

10 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Comfortable well located accommodation on a twin-share basis in 3 or 4 star hotels
Internal Flights Guatemala City / Flores / Guatemala City
Airport transfer on arrival and departure (transfers are also included if you book additional nights pre and post tour with us)
Transportation on a seat-in-vehicle basis
Sightseeing and site entrance fees as listed
Expert bilingual guides
Hightlights
Explore the dramatic ruins of Tikal
Journey by boat on the picturesque crater lake of Lake Atitlan
Bargain for treasures at the colourful Indian markets of Chichicastenango
Discover the spectacular World Heritage listed UNESCO city of Antigua
Appreciate the culture and natural attractions of Guatemala
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
11
Price From
AUD $2,690
Start Location
Guatemala City, Guatemala
End Location
Guatemala
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
2 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure, Walking
Physical Rating
Easy
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
13 Nov 201823 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,690
20 Nov 201830 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,690
27 Nov 201807 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,690
04 Dec 201814 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,690
11 Dec 201821 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,690
08 Jan 201918 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
15 Jan 201925 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
22 Jan 201901 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
29 Jan 201908 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
05 Feb 201915 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
12 Feb 201922 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
19 Feb 201901 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
26 Feb 201908 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
05 Mar 201915 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
12 Mar 201922 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
19 Mar 201929 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
26 Mar 201905 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
02 Apr 201912 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
23 Apr 201903 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
30 Apr 201910 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
07 May 201917 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
14 May 201924 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
21 May 201931 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
28 May 201907 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
04 Jun 201914 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
11 Jun 201921 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
18 Jun 201928 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
25 Jun 201905 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
02 Jul 201912 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
09 Jul 201919 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
16 Jul 201926 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
23 Jul 201902 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
30 Jul 201909 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
06 Aug 201916 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
13 Aug 201923 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
20 Aug 201930 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
27 Aug 201906 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
03 Sep 201913 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
10 Sep 201920 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
17 Sep 201927 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
24 Sep 201904 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
01 Oct 201911 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
08 Oct 201918 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
15 Oct 201925 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
22 Oct 201901 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
29 Oct 201908 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
05 Nov 201915 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
12 Nov 201922 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
19 Nov 201929 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
26 Nov 201906 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
03 Dec 201913 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
10 Dec 201920 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
17 Dec 201927 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,690
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
Arrival in Guatemala City. You will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your hotel in the city for overnight accommodations. Please look out for our representative holding up a sign with your name on it. Overnight: Barcelo Hotel or similar.
Day 2
In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Guatemala City where the principal sites you will visit include the National Palace, Cathedral, and Civic Center Complex. You will also visit residential areas, for an overall view of our rapidly growing metropolis (No shorts or bathing suits permitted). Then you will visit Iximch archaeological site, once the capital of the Cackchiqueles dating back to the 15th Century. After your visit, transfer to Chichicastenango. Overnight: Mayan Inn or similar.
Day 3
Today we visit the superb market at Chichicastenango. Livestock, handicrafts, fruit and embroidery all give way in this bustling market to the focal point the church, strewn with flowers and filled with genuflecting Indians whose elaborate rituals see them crawling to the altar, while 'Cofradias', or members of the traditional brotherhood, swing incense above their heads. In the afternoon, transfer for Quetzaltenango. Overnight: Pension Bonifaz Hotel or similar.
Day 4
Visit the colorful open-air animal market of San Francisco El Alto, the Church of San Andres Xecul and beautiful Valley of Almolonga. In the afternoon, transfer to Panajachel (Lake Atitlan). Lake Atitlan is surrounded by volcans and its shores are dotted with Indian villages, all of which have retained their distinctive cultures the local dress and colours varies from village to village, and market stalls line the narrow streets. Overnight: Porta Hotel del Lago or similar.
Day 5
After breakfast, join the launch excursion to the picturesque lake-side village of Santiago Atitlan, where we can learn more about the local people, their famous weavings and their typical clothes. After lunch, transfer to Antigua. Overnight: Porta Hotel Antigua or similar.
Day 6
During the morning, you will have a sightseeing of this old colonial capital and its surroundings. Discover the churches, squares, markets and stunning colonial houses of this fabulous city. Surrounding the city are the huge volcans that make this part of the world so dramatic. Antigua satisfies everyone's desire to see a perfect colonial city. The remainder of the day is free to explore. Overnight: Porta Hotel Antigua or similar.
Day 7
After lunch return to Guatemala City. Overnight: Barcelo Hotel or similar.
Day 8
Early in the morning board your flight to Flores, upon arrival you will be transferred to the archaeological site of Ceibal for sightseeing of the site. After lunch transfer back to Tikal for overnight accommodations. Overnight: Camino Real Tikal Hotel. The maximum luggage weight for the domestic flights is 35lbs (approx 15kg).
Day 9
Transfer to Yaxha & Topoxte for sightseeing of the archaeological sites. After lunch transfer back to Tikal. Overnight: Camino Real Tikal Hotel.
Day 10
Sightseeing of Tikal. The majesty of the Mayan ruins at Tikal is striking. The winding, mossy jungle paths open up to a surreal world of pyramids and temples, where howler monkeys, frogs and birds like toucans create a cacophonous crescendo. Tikal has a number of step pyramids whose forty-four or so metres you can climb to gain a view across the jungle canopy. From the maze of courtyards of the Great Plaza, temples spread out into the jungle, including the Temple of the Grand Jaguar, and the North Acropolis of King Moon Double Comb. The Mayans settled in Tikal around 700 BC and had started to build the grand North Acropolis by 200 BC. By the time of Christ, the Grand Plaza was being built from stone, but it wasn't until AD 250 that Tikal became a religious and cultural centre. It reached its glory under King Great Jaguar Paw in AD 300 and underwent a renaissance around AD 700 under King Moon Double Comb, before falling into a mysterious decline, like other Mayan centres, around AD 900. In the afternoon board your flight back to Guatemala City. Overnight: Barcelo Hotel or similar.
Day 11
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.