A place full of history, culture and great traditions, we invite you to see the highlights of this amazing country, including the beautiful city of Antigua, the picturesque lake Atitlán and its surrounding volcanoes and one of the most impressive Mayan archaeological sites in the world, Tikal!
During the first two days of this tour we become familiar with the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Antigua Guatemala. Founded in the 16th Century, Antigua Guatemala has been destroyed by earthquakes and rebuilt, but the ruins of the city’s principal monuments still stand today. A walk through Antigua’s streets show glimpses of its past not only in its buildings but its people, as descendants of the Maya culture inhabit the city and offer their traditional handicrafts to the many visitors that are enchanted by this beautiful place.
This tour also takes us to the serene Lake Atitlán, the deepest lake in Central America. Aside from offering jaw dropping views, this area gives us a great opportunity to learn more about the indigenous cultures and traditions. Lake Atitlán has been described by many as the most beautiful lake in the world!
To complete this tour we fly to the archaeological site of Tikal; this city was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya. You can enjoy a guided tour of the site and free time to relax and enjoy its magic. With a bit of luck, you will also see and hear plenty of local wildlife, such as howler monkeys, tucans and coatimundis!
DATES & PRICES
ALL DEPARTURE POINTS:
March 12th – 19th 2020
$2,400 USD per person, based on double occupancy.
SINGLE PERSON SUPPLEMENT:
Transport (including flights*), accommodation, breakfasts, boat ride on Lake Atitlan & guide.
*Flights from either Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara (depending on your departure point) to Mexico City and onwards to Guatemala (round trip), as well as internal flights from Guatemala City to Flores (Tikal).
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Tips for guides & drivers, lunches or evening meals.
Low to medium* – slow pace walking with opportunity for regular stops in Antigua and surroundings, more demanding walk in Tikal archaeological site, with option of transport from entrance to main plaza.
Sun screen, hat, long sleeves/jacket for evenings in Antigua/Panajachel, comfortable walking shoes, swim suit, light rain jacket, flashlight (if interested in optional sunset/sunrise tours in Tikal). It is also recommended that you take one hand-luggage sized suitcase per person for easier check-in/travel throughout the tour, but this is not obligatory. If in doubt about this recommendation please ask a member of staff.
Warm during day time, cooler in evenings in Antigua and Panajachel, hot during day and a bit cooler in evenings in Tikal, possiblity of rain.
*Please note that each of our tours is tailored to the needs of the over 50s and our difficulty levels are simply comparative to our other tours. If you are in doubt as to whether or not this tour is suitable for you, please contact us for more information.