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Esprit Maya

Omnium Travel Guatemala – OTG is pleased to offer you the best of the best on our 7-day luxury tour of Guatemala.
We have carefully selected hotels in the three most attractive tourist destinations Guatemala has to offer.
Antigua – Lake Atitlan – Tikal

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Trip Summary

Day 1.
Guatemala City Airport – Antigua

Day 2.
Antigua : Historic town center

Day 3.
Antigua – Chichicastenango market – Panajachel

Day 4.
Lake Atitlan boat tour

Day 5.
Panajachel – Iximche – Flores

Day 6.
Tikal

Day 7.
Flores – Guatemala City

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Guatemala City – Antigua

Arrival at La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City.
Meet and greet with the local representative and guide, followed by transfer to your hotel in the colonial town of Antigua.

Arriving in Antigua, you will have plenty of time to take in the atmosphere of this beautiful colonial town famous for its cobblestone streets, plazas, and churches.  Start your luxury tour of Guatemala in style.

Day 2. Antigua – Historic town center

We prepare ourselves to further discover this charming Spanish colonial town.
Starting in the town center, Plaza Mayor and we will visit the northern look out point of Cerro de la Cruz, the Cathedral, San Francisco church, the Santa Catalina arch, the Merced church.

Day 3. Antigua – Chichicastenago – Panajachel

After breakfast, we leave Antigua and depart along the Interamerican Highway to discover the Western Highlands of Guatemala, still the most traditional part of the country where people follow traditions and a way of life dating back centuries.

We will visit the colorful market in Chichicastenango where venders and buyers meet from the entire Highland region. Stroll through hundreds of stands and visit the Santo Thomas church, the Calvario church, the local cemetery and the Mayan shrine of Pascual Abaj.

After lunch, we continue our drive to Panajachel, situated at the edge of Lake Atitlán. During the final descend from Solola to Panajachel, experience amazing views of Lake Atitlán.

Day 4. Lake Atitlán

After breakfast, we board a private lancha (motorboat) to explore Lake Atitlan. We will cross the lake to reach the quaint and tranquil town of San Juan la Laguna where people still live the traditional Maya life.

The community in San Juan is organized around cooperatives in traditional textiles, handicrafts, medicinal plants, and organic coffee. We will visit several projects to get an in-depth perspective.

We continue on to the town of Santiago Atitlan, the biggest of the 12 towns around the lake. This Tzutujil stronghold is famous for its colonial church adorned with Mayan elements.

Before heading back to Panajachel, we cross the lake to reach San Antonio Palopo.

Day 5. Panajachel – Iximche – Guatemala City – Flores

During the course of the morning, we will start our way back to the center of the country.

Along the way, in the town of Tecpan we will visit the Iximche ruins. During the post classic period Iximche was the stronghold of the Kakchiquel Maya who controlled large part of the Guatemalan Highlands. It was also the place where the Spanish conquistadores established their first capital, Santiago de los Caballeros.

Experience the remnants of pyramid structures, ball courts and ceremonial altars distributed over 4 different plazas, all located upon the top of a mountain ridge stretched out for almost 1.5 km.

The Iximche site is also still continually active as a sacred ceremonial gathering venue for the Kakchiquel Maya people. With some luck we will encounter a local shaman performing rituals and prayers. Ceremonies can be performed for a variety of reasons; asking for good luck during the planting and harvesting season, or for healing and protection purposes, or for meditation and spiritual renewal.

After the visit, we can enjoy a small lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Guatemala City. We will take the late afternoon flight from the capital to Flores in the north of Guatemala.

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel overlooking the beautiful Lake Petén Itza.

Day 6. Tikal

Full day visit of Tikal, the most important archeological Mayan site in Guatemala and classified as UNESCO World Heritage Monument. The Tikal site forms part of the 575 square kilometer National Park Tikal and is enclosed by vast and pristine rainforest. The jungle with a never-ending variety of trees, plants and wildlife is as impressive as the temples and sculptures.

Day 7. Flores – Guatemala City Airport

Transfer from hotel in Flores for the domestic flight to Guatemala City.

Included:

Hotel accommodation

Antigua (2 nights)
Casa Santo Domingo (5 star) – Junior Suite

One of the top hotels in the colonial town of Antigua.
Built among the ruins of an old Dominican monastery, this 5star hotel offers 125 rooms where you can experience the ‘monastic’ life in modern comfort.
Antiques, spacious corridors, statues and painting, artistically presented with tropical flowers, plants and hundreds of lit candles, create the magic and nostalgia of Casa Santo Domingo.

 

 

Lake Atitlan (2 nights)
Casa Palopo (5 star) – Junior Suite or Deluxe Room

Nothing beats waking up overlooking Lake Atitlan while having a fresh brewed cup of coffee from beans harvested only a few steps away. The enormous hotel gardens with hummingbirds and toucans create a unique experience and atmosphere.

 

Flores (2 nights)
Las Lagunas (5 star) – Waterfront Suite

In Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, located in the Heart of the Maya World, you can experience the richness of the jungle at its best. Its Private Reserve blends a breeding facility of wildlife of native species with eco adventure activities such as trekking, bird watching trails, kayaking and 4 x 4 ATV rides in an area exceeding 200 acres.

 

Meals : American breakfast daily

Tours & Guide :

Excursions & Entrance fees (all listed in itinerary)

English speaking guide throughout entire tour

Transportation : Late model luxury tourism van with individual seats and double AC

Domestic flight Guatemala City – Flores – Guatemala City

 

Price per person : US$

 

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