CLASSIC GUATEMALA TOUR 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
Welcome to the Classic Guatemala Tour, an extraordinary 8-day, 7-night adventure that will transport you to the heart of Guatemala’s vibrant culture, rich history, and awe-inspiring landscapes. Prepare yourself for a journey that will take you from the enchanting cobblestone streets of Antigua, where colonial architecture and Mayan traditions coexist, to the tranquil shores of Lake Atitlán, surrounded by towering volcanoes and indigenous villages. Finally, brace yourself for an encounter with the ancient Mayan civilization as you explore the majestic ruins of Tikal, nestled deep within the lush jungles of Guatemala.
This meticulously crafted itinerary has been designed to offer you an unparalleled experience. From fascinating city tours that unravel the secrets of Guatemala’s past, to exhilarating outdoor activities that will ignite your sense of adventure, each day promises a new discovery and a chance to create lasting memories. Delight in the charm of Antigua as you wander through its narrow streets, discovering hidden courtyards, ornate churches, and colorful markets. Ascend the Pacaya Volcano, witnessing its fiery spirit and capturing breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Embark on a scenic boat tour on Lake Atitlán, immersing yourself in the customs and traditions of the Mayan communities that call its shores home. Engage in the tranquility of the lake as you paddle across its pristine waters during a kayaking excursion. And finally, be transported back in time as you wander among the towering pyramids and temples of Tikal, marveling at the architectural brilliance and spiritual significance of this ancient Mayan city.
Throughout the tour, our experienced guides will provide fascinating insights into Guatemala’s history, culture, and natural wonders, ensuring that you gain a deep appreciation for the country’s rich heritage. Whether you find yourself captivated by the vibrant markets, enchanted by the mystical beauty of the landscapes, or humbled by the ancient ruins, this adventure will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Join us on the Classic Guatemala Tour and embark on an unforgettable journey that will awaken your spirit of adventure, ignite your curiosity, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of Guatemala, where every step unveils a new facet of its captivating allure.
Upon arrival at the airport, our team will be waiting to welcome you and transfer you to the beautiful colonial city of Antigua. Enjoy the charm of its cobblestone streets and historic architecture as you settle into your hotel for the night. Overnight in Antigua Guatemala
Today, we will embark on a comprehensive city tour of Antigua, led by our knowledgeable guide. Explore the historical landmarks, visit ancient convents, and admire the ornate churches that line the streets. We will also venture into the surrounding villages, where you will have the opportunity to witness the preservation of traditional Mayan culture and interact with the friendly locals. This immersive experience will provide insights into the region’s fascinating history and vibrant cultural heritage. Overnight in Antigua Guatemala
Get ready for an exhilarating adventure as we hike up the Pacaya Volcano. Trek through lush vegetation, ascending to the volcano’s summit, where you will witness incredible panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. As you stand at the edge of the volcanic crater, marvel at the sight of lava flows and listen to the rumbling sounds of this active volcano. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore Antigua at your leisure, shop for local handicrafts, or relax in one of the cozy cafes. Overnight will be in Antigua Guatemala.
Today, we will make our way to the breathtaking Lake Atitlán, known for its pristine blue waters and the majestic volcanoes that encircle it. Hop on a scenic boat tour and cruise along the lake, stopping at the charming Mayan villages that dot the shoreline. Immerse yourself in the local culture, visit traditional handicraft markets, and be captivated by the stunning natural beauty that surrounds you. As the day comes to a close, settle into your hotel and unwind while enjoying the serene ambiance of Lake Atitlán. Overnight in Atitlan Area
Experience the tranquility of Lake Atitlán as you embark on a kayaking adventure. Glide across the calm waters, taking in the breathtaking views of the volcanoes and the colorful villages that dot the lake’s edge. Paddle at your own pace, allowing the serene surroundings to rejuvenate your senses and provide moments of serenity amidst nature’s splendor. Return to your hotel and indulge in the peaceful atmosphere of Lake Atitlán. Overnight in Atitlan Area
Today, we will have the morning free for some last-minute shopping and leisurely exploration of Atitlan. As the afternoon approaches, we will bid farewell to Atitlan and set off on our journey towards Guatemala City, where our destination awaits at the bustling La Aurora International Airport. Here, we will board a commercial flight that will whisk us away to Flores/Tikal in just 50 minutes.
Upon arrival, our dedicated team will be eagerly waiting to welcome you and accompany you to the magnificent Tikal National Park. Prepare to be amazed as we check into our hotel, situated within the park’s lush surroundings. Take this time to settle in, relax, and recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.
Immerse yourself in the anticipation of exploring the legendary Tikal archaeological site, where ancient Mayan civilization comes to life amidst towering pyramids and ancient temples. Overnight in Tikal National Park
On the seventh day of our Classical Guatemala Tour, get ready for an extraordinary experience at the Tikal Archaeological Site. We’ll wake up early in the morning and head to the Templo IV to witness the magical sunrise over the ancient Maya ruins. As the first rays of sunlight illuminate the towering pyramids, you’ll feel a deep connection to the rich history and mystique of this incredible civilization. Close your eyes, breathe in the scents, and immerse yourself in the sounds of the awakening jungle.
After enjoying the awe-inspiring sunrise, we’ll have breakfast atop the temple, taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding forest. Then, our expert guide will lead us on a private archaeological tour of Tikal. As we explore the Great Plaza, the Temple of the Grand Jaguar, Temple II, and the other fascinating structures that once constituted the heart of this ancient city, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the Maya civilization and its architectural marvels.
After the tour, we will make our way to the charming island of Flores, where you will have free time to explore this unique destination. Flores, with its colonial Caribbean style, has captivated the hearts of countless travelers. Stroll through its picturesque streets, marvel at the colorful buildings, and soak up the relaxed atmosphere of this island paradise. Discover local shops, indulge in delicious cuisine, or simply unwind by the shores of Lake Petén Itzá. Flores offers a delightful blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it the perfect place to relax and reflect on the incredible experiences you’ve had throughout your journey in Guatemala
On the final day of our Classical Guatemala Tour, we’ll start with breakfast at our hotel in Flores. Afterward, we’ll transfer you to the Mundo Maya International Airport for your flight back to Guatemala City you can choose what time is suitable for your itinerary.
If you have any remaining free time, you may choose to explore the city’s attractions, visit local markets, or indulge in some last-minute souvenir shopping.
We wish you safe travels and hope that the memories you’ve made during your Guatemala Adventure Tour will stay with you for a lifetime. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your incredible journey, and we hope to welcome you back to Guatemala in the future for more extraordinary adventures.
NOTE: The Classical Guatemala Tour is a private tour and is 100% customizable. It is important that you provide us with your arrival and departure flight schedules to Guatemala. Based on that, we can modify the itinerary in the best possible way to maximize your time.
4 Stars Hotel:
Antigua Guatemala: Hotel Convento Santa Catalina, Hotel Casa del Parque, Hotel Meson del Valle.
Atitlan: Dos Mundos, Villa Santa Catarina, Posada de Don Rodrigo
Flores: Hotel Isla de Flores, Hotel Maya Internacional
5 Stars Hotel:
Antigua Guatemala: Camino Real Antigua, Hotel Los Pasos, Porta Hotel, Hotel Casa Santo Domingo
Atitlan: Hotel Atitlan, Porta Hotel
Flores: Camino Real Tikal, Hotel Isla de Flores, Maya Internacional
Antigua Guatemala: Villa Bokeh, Hotel Pensativo
Atitlan: Casa Palopó
Flores: Bolontiku, Las Lagunas
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* Children from 2 to 12 years old → US$ 600 * Infants from 0 to 2 years old → USD 125
Please note that our tour has a no refund policy. We recommend considering travel insurance for your peace of mind.