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Hiking & Walking Wildlife and Jungle Exploration Archaeology Snorkeling and Boat

Trip Lenght: 12 Days and 11 Nights

Price: From $2306per person

Dificulty: Moderately Easy

Location: View map

Overview

Activities: Hiking and Walking, Snorkeling,  Small Ship, Culture Exploration, Wildlife and Jungle Exploration, and Archaeology

Departures: Sundays and Wednesdays

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Places to visit:  

Belize : Ambergris Caye, San Ignacio, San Pedro

Guatemala: Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlán, Chichicastenango, Tikal, Yaxhá and Guatemala City.

Description:

This program is part of GA’s Best-Sellers vacations.  During this journey you will visit the highlights of Guatemala and Belize, giving you the opportunity to discover all its hidden treasures.  It has all the activities you could expect of a world class journey.  The tour begins in Antigua Guatemala, a city inspired by the Italian Renaissance, continuing to the Western Highlands of Guatemala and then visiting three of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan civilization.   You´ll have the chance to appreciate the differences of architecture, art and majesty of the Mayan constructions and monuments.   Then continuing to Belize to experience the wildlife and nature, and finish with the unique caribbean beaches to relax.

GA Unforgettable Memories:

  • Snorkeling in the second largest reef in the world
  • Enjoying and relaxing in the white sand beaches of Belize
  • Feel the pure air while riding a private boat in the beautiful Lake Atitlan surrounded by three imposing volcanoes
  • The feeling of standing on the ancient ceremonial centre of Tikal and on the middle of a virgin jungle where about 1500 years ago lived an unprecedented advanced civilization.
Itinerary & Dates

Itinerary:

Day #1   

Airport – Antigua Guatemala:

Reception at the airport “La Aurora”. Transfer to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
Deluxe: El Convento Boutique Hotel or similar

Standard: Meson de Maria Hotel or similar

 

Day #2 

Antigua Guatemala (B):

Visit to the most important and significant attractions of the city including Antigua’s most beautiful churches, monasteries, convents, and the central plaza. Overnight accommodations in Antigua.

Deluxe: El Convento Boutique Hotel or similar

Standard: Meson de Maria Hotel or similar

Day #3

Pacaya (B):

After breakfast transfer to the most active volcano in Guatemala, its 2500 mts. above the sea; the environment is formed by humid forest and rocks. This is one of the most exciting experiences in Guatemala, where you will enjoy from impressive views of the lagoon of Calderas and other three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango and landscapes as if you were on the moon. It is readily accessible and you don’t need to be in good shape to climb it, however you need to wear good hiking boots and wear long pants. When finish transfer back to Antigua Guatemala.

Deluxe: El Convento Boutique Hotel or similar

Standard: Meson de Maria Hotel or similar

Day #4

Santiago de Atitlán (B):

Visit to Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The word “Atitlán” is a Mayan word that translates as “the place where the rainbow gets its colors”. Early in the morning 07:00 a.m transfer to Lake Atitlan. Upon arrival discover the magic that surrounds all its greatness while taking a boat to cross the Lake and visit a Tzutuhil Village. Santiago where you will visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximon or Ri Laj Mam, visited by different people of different ethnicities who come to ask health and prosperity in their lives. Whether you believe in it or not, make sure to enjoy this magical experience. Transfer back to Panajachel by boat for overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Atitlan Hotel Suite Room or similar

Standard: Atitlan Hotel or similar

Day #5

Market Day Thursday or Sunday

Chichicastenango(B):

In the morning you will be transfer to Chichicastenango’s market, the most colorful and exciting place in the Mayan Highlands and the only place in Guatemala of 100% Quiché population. After the visit you’ll be transferred to Guatemala City to board your flight to Flores, Peten. (Departure flight: 17:15 hrs) On your arrival our representative will transfer to your hotel for overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel or similar

Standard: Camino Real Tikal or similar

 

Day #6

Tikal (B, L):

After breakfast, transfer to one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan World, Tikal, its name means “Place of Voices”, built during the Maya Classic Period. There are places on this earth that are so stunning that it is impossible to capture them in words or photographs. Tikal is such a place and is considered the second largest city in the Maya world. Tikal has the distinction of being the first site in Guatemala declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Upon arrival at Tikal archaeological site, our guide will show you the layout of the complex of Temples and Acropolis. Visit to the Complex Q and R, then to the Central Acropolis, Temples I “El Gran Jaguar and the Temple II “Los Mascarones”, regarded as the first and one of the most important monuments in the complex. Visit to the Lost World. Transfer back to your hotel for overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel or similar

Standard: Camino Real Tikal or similar


Day #7

Yaxhá – San Ignacio (B, L):

Transfer to Yaxhá, a former ceremonial center and city of the Pre-Columbian Maya Civilization.  The facilities have evidence of Teotihuacan influence in their architecture and stelae. We can find the only twin pyramid complex outside of Tikal, also known as the Stelae Plaza.  During this visit you will enjoy the wildlife, jungle and mystic surroundings of this unique area.  After we finish the tour, transfer to San Ignacio in Belize for overnight accommodations.

Hotel: San Ignacio Resort Hotel or similar
Day #8

Caracol (B):

After breakfast you will visit the archaeological site Caracol. A great city once, remains in the site of one of the tallest manmade structures in the entire country the “Canaa or Sky Pyramid”. You will watch the amazing scenic area of jagged forested peaks, rolling hills and steep gorge. When finish return to San Ignacio for overnight accommodations.

Hotel: San Ignacio Resort Hotel or similar

 

Day #9  

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour (ATM) – San Pedro, Ambergris Caye (B):

Today you will have an adventure tour to the ATM Caves, this caves features ceramics, stoneware and even human skeletons. You will hike for 30 minutes through the forest before arriving the entrance to the cave.  A short swim will lead you into the amazing underworld realm. You will enjoy geological formations like sparkling stalactites, stalagmites, and flow stones. We recommend to bring light clothing and swim wear and close-toe footwear with good sole grips.  When finish transfer to Belize City. You will take the water taxi to San Pedro, Ambergris. On arrival transfer to your hotel for overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Victoria House or similar

Standard: Ramon’s Village or similar

 

Day #10 

Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley, Ambergris Caye (B):

Hol Chan is the oldest marine reserve located on the southern trip in Ambergris Cayes, which cover approximately three square miles and it’s divided into four zones. We will make two stops to enjoy the amazing underwater landscape of the Barrier Reef to it’s fullest. You will see all kinds of corals as well as brights tropical fish. The second stop will be at the Shark Ray Alley, a shallow area where you may feed and pet Nurse Sharks and Sting Rays. Return to hotel Overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Victoria House or similar

Standard: Ramon’s Village or similar

 

Day #11 

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye (B):

Day is at leisure. Overnight accommodations.

Deluxe: Victoria House or similar

Standard: Ramon’s Village or similar

 

 

 

Day #12 

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye – Belize City (B):

In the morning you will be transfer to the airstrip to board the flight to Belize City.

**Flight departure on your choice from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., departing every hour**

 

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The package includes:

  • All ground transportation as specified in itinerary
  • Specialized guide in English
  • Lodging every day of the trip in hotels specified
  • Breakfasts at the hotels
  • Entrances fees to sites to visit expressed in the itinerary
  • Private boat in Lake Atitlan
  • Flight Ticket Guatemala City – Flores, Petén via TAG
  • Lunch in Tikal Park and Yaxha (drinks not included)
  • Water taxi from Belize City to San Pedro
  • Flight Ticket San Pedro – Belize City via Tropic Air
  • Taxes

 

Not included:

  • Tickets abroad
  • Meals not specified
  • Tips and Personal expenses
  • Security tax paid in Flores US$ 3.00 or Q 25.00

 

**Prices may vary depending on selected hotels.

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Activities

Hiking & Walking Wildlife and Jungle Exploration Archaeology Snorkeling and Boat

Trip Lenght: 12 Days and 11 Nights

Price: From $2306per person

Dificulty: Moderately Easy

Location: View map

Overview

Activities: Hiking and Walking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Small Ship, Culture Exploration, Wildlife and Jungle Exploration, and Archaeology

Departures: Every day

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Places Visited: Antigua Guatemala, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlán, Tikal, Ixpanpajul Park and Guatemala City

Description:

Guatemala Family Tour is part of GA´s Guatemala Family Travel. This is the perfect family vacation that will guide you throughout Guatemala, combining child-friendly activities, learning and pleasure to maintain the family atmosphere as you were at home. This program is designed for adults and children where you will visit the active Pacaya volcano very easy to ascend and watch the lava; enjoy a canopy ride through the middle of the forest and observe the nature just as the birds see it or enjoy Lake Atitlan by biking through indigenous villages

GA Unforgettable Memories:

  • Horseback ride to ascend the Pacaya Volcano and when getting to the summit see the active crater
  • Explore the virgin Jungle of Tikal and climb the astonishing Temple IV
  • Enjoy a zipline and coffee tour in a coffee plantation with a magnificent view of the three volcanoes surrounding Antigua

Itinerary & Dates

Itinerary:

Day #1 Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala:
Reception at the airport “La Aurora”.  Transfer to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.

De Luxe: Pensativo Hotel or similar

Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar

Day #2 Antigua Guatemala – Coffee Plantation (B):

Visit to one of the oldest coffee plantations in Guatemala.  Time to have an amazing adventure in a zipline tour through the forest and mountains in Finca Filadelfia.   In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to discover how coffee is made.  Our guide will show the whole process since the beans are picked up in the plantation until it is served as one of the best coffees in the world.  This will be a very interesting experience that will teach you all the hard work that takes to make a cup of coffee and the people who are involved.  Visit to the most important and significant attractions of the city including Antigua’s most beautiful churches, monasteries, convents, and the cultural center.  When finished transfer back to your hotel in Antigua.

De Luxe: Pensativo Hotel or similar

Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar

Day #3 Pacaya Volcano (B)

Visit to the most active volcano in Guatemala, its 2500 mts. above the sea; the environment is formed by humid forest and rocks.  This is one of the most exciting experiences in Guatemala, where you will enjoy from impressive views of the lagoon of Calderas and other three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango and landscapes as if you were on the moon. It is readily accessible and you don’t need to be in good shape to climb it, however you need to wear good hiking boots and wear long pants.  Early in the morning around 8 a.m. transfer to Pacaya Volcano for a 5 hours.  Free Afternoon in Antigua Guatemala.  Overnight accommodations in Antigua.

De Luxe: Pensativo Hotel or similar

Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar

Day #4 Lake Atitlán (B):

Bike Tour for about 5 hours where you will enjoy Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The word “Atitlán” is a Mayan word that translates as “the place where the rainbow gets its colors”. Discover the magic that surrounds all its greatness while visiting some Mayan Villages and other interesting sites.   Free Afternoon.

De Luxe: Atitlán Hotel or similar

Standard: Posada de Don Rodrigo or similar

Day #5 Lake Atitlan(B):
Visit to Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The word “Atitlán” is a Mayan word that translates as “the place where the rainbow gets its colors”. Upon arrival discover the magic that surrounds all its greatness while taking a boat to cross the Lake and visit two different Tzutuhil Villages. Visit a small town around the lake, where you’ll be able experience the Mayan culture to the purest. Then transfer to Santiago where you will visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximon or Ri Laj Mam, visited by different people of different ethnicities who come to ask health and prosperity in their lives. Whether you believe in it or not, make sure to enjoy this magical experience. Transfer back to Panajachel by boat to have lunch.  Transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City.  Transfer back to Panajachel by boat to have lunch.  Transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City.

De Luxe: Intercontinental Hotel or similar

Standard: Mercure Casa Veranda Hotel or similar

Day #6 Tikal (B, L):
Early in the morning we take a flight to Flores, Petén. Upon arrival transfer to one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan World, Tikal, its name means “Place of Voices”, built during the Maya Classic Period.  There are places on this earth that are so stunning that it is impossible to capture them in words or photographs. Tikal is such a place and is considered the second largest city in the Maya world. Tikal has the distinction of being the first site in Guatemala declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Upon arrival at Tikal archaeological site, the guide will show you the layout of the complex of Temples and Acropolis.  Visit to the Complex Q and R, then to the Central Acropolis, Temples I “El Gran Jaguar and the Temple II” Los Mascarones “, regarded as the first and one of the most important monuments in the complex.   Visit to the Lost World.  Transfer back to Flores or Tikal for overnight accommodations.

De Luxe: Las Lagunas Hotel or similar

Standard: Isla de Flores Hotel or similar

Day #7 Ixpanpajul Park (B):

Visit to Ixpanpajul Park where the adventure will begin with a walk through six amazing suspension bridges where you will see the wonderful local flora and fauna.  You´ll choose to ride a horse, a tractor or bike to go around a pathway that surrounds a fruit plantation and the jungle.   Then you´ll begin the Canopy tour through nine platforms and a crossed cables system and you´ll have the chance to see different wild animals in their natural habitat.  At proper time transfer to the airport to take flight back to Guatemala City. Overnight accommodations in Guatemala City.

De Luxe: Intercontinental Hotel or similar

Standard: Mercure Casa Veranda Hotel or similar

Day #8 Guatemala City (B):
Transfer to the airport to take flight back to your country.

The package includes:

  • All ground transportation as specified in itinerary
  • Flight Guatemala City – Flores, Petén – Guatemala City via TAG (Saab 340A , Embraer 110)
  • Lodging every day of the trip in specified hotels
  • Boat Tour in Lake Atitlan
  • All breakfasts at the hotels
  • Specialized guide in your language
  • All entrances and taxes
  • Lunch in Tikal Park #6
  • Cooler box with drinks and snacks throughout the tour

Not included:

  • Tickets abroad
  • Meals not specified
  • Tips and Personal expenses
  • Taxes on tickets abroad

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