Highlights of Guatemala

Hightlights of Guatemala | 6 days | Private tour

This is an excellent tour for those who only have a couple of days for their holiday or want to incorporate this tour as part of a larger tour through Central America. Place you will visit on this tour are Antigua, Lake Atitlan and Tikal.

Private tour characteristics

Departures can be any day of the year

Transportation between places is included and in private minivan.

Independent trip. During excursions and visiting sites, a bilingual guide is included. Not during transfers and leisure time. However on request a guide throughout can be arranged.

Hotel accommodation is included and price range discussed with client. You can also arrange this yourself if you prefer.

The itinerary can be changed according to your wishes. The itinerary on this page is a suggestion and starting point.

Day to day itinerary

Day 1 | Arrival to Guatemala City airport and transfer to Antigua

Welcome to Guatemala! Your driver will be waiting for you upon arrival at Aurora International Airport. He will take you to your hotel in Antigua.

Antigua is officially called “La Antigua Guatemala” and literally means “old Guatemala”, the former capital of the country. In the ‘old Guatemala’, you will find a rich colonial heritage. Ruins of colonial churches, nice parks and beautiful views of the three surrounding volcanoes.

Day 2 | Full day in Antigua

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel and you will start a 3-hour walking tour around the city of Antigua. In the afternoon you can take optional tours or explore the town by yourself.

Optional tour suggestions:
– Pacaya volcano Tour
– Chocolate Tour
– Cooking class
– Coffee Tour

Day 3 | Transfer from Antigua to Lake Atitlan (Panajachel)

Early in the morning your guide for the day and our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Antigua and take you to Lake Atitlan. On the way, you will stop for breakfast at a local restaurant. Drop your luggage off at the hotel and walk to the lakeshore, where you will take a tour of the towns around the lake by boat. The villages you will visit are San Juan and Santiago. The evening is free.

Day 4 | From Lake Atitlan to Guatemala City and domestic flight to Flores

There are no activities planned in the morning but we highly recommend you visit Reserva Natural Atitlan. It is a short 10-minute tuctuc ride from the center of Panajachel. Here you can either take a hike through the forest where you can spot lots of local wildlife or do a canopy (zipline) activity. In the afternoon you will transfer back to Guatemala City airport where you will take a domestic flight to Flores.

Tip: If this day falls on a market day, you can also leave earlier and visit the Chichicastenango market on the way to the airport. The market days are Thursdays and Sundays.

Day 5 | Tour of Tikal and early evening flight to Guatemala City

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the archeological site of Tikal. Here you will take a tour of the ruins, a private guide will show you the ruins of this once great civilization. In the late afternoon, you will fly back to Guatemala City airport and transfer to your hotel for the last night.

Day 6 | Return to Guatemala City airport

On this last day, you will transfer back to the airport in time to connect with your flight home.

Antigua

Antigua

Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan

Tikal

  • All transfers between places and to sites in private minibus with experienced  (Spanish speaking) driver.
  • All hotel accommodation.
  • Tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Local taxes and fees.

What is not included?

  • Meals unless mentioned (hotel breakfast is usually included, see itinerary for details).
  • Flights to and from Guatemala.
  • Gratuities.
  • Travel and health insurance.
  • This tour can be customized to your wishes. To get a detailed program and price please fill out the reservation request form.
  • We can add a range of extra optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • It is also possible to request transportation only if you prefer to arrange your own accommodation and/or sight seeing tours.
  • For our cancellation terms please visit our terms and conditions page.

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The price of the tour can vary depending on the number of participants, departure date, hotel class, and other variables. For a custom made tour itinerary and price, please fill out the fields below and send us your request.

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