DAY 1 FRIDAY: Arrival at the Guatemala City airport, short transportation to the hotel in Guatemala City.
DAY 2 SATURDAY: After breakfast, depart from your hotel in Guatemala City and head to Antigua Guatemala. Monument of the Americas, the earlier colonial capital of Central America, founded in 1543 and partially destroyed by the 1773 earthquake. Visit the Main Square, the Monastery of Capuchinas, the Churches of La Merced and San Francisco, the Kojom Music Museum, Palace of the Captains Generals, the Cathedral and other buildings and colonial locations. Overnight in Antigua.
DAY 3 SUNDAY: After breakfast, departure to the highlands. Arrival in Chichicastenango and visit the famous open-air market (held every Thursday and Sunday), where colorful native handicrafts from the region are bought and sold. Enter the 400 year-old Santo Tomas church, where catholic and indigenous rites take place in a mystical atmosphere. In the afternoon we leave Chichicastenango and continue toward Lake Atitlán, admiring some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Lodging in Panajachel Lake Atitlán.
DAY 4 MONDAY: After breakfast, a morning boat ride to the Tz’utujil town of Santiago Atitlán . Visit the market where all products are made exclusively by indigenous women. Visit the town church and return to Panajachel by boat. In the afternoon we will continue to Quetzaltenango. On the way we visit the famous church of San Andres Xecul . Lodging in Quetzaltenango.
DAY 5 TUESDAY: Breakfast. Visit the indigenous town of Almolonga, very famous for its vegetables and flowers. Before we leave we visit the Fuentes Georginas baths. Natural baths in a gorgeous atmosphere. We continue via the Pacific coast to Guatemala City passing by big coffee and sugar cane plantations. Lodging in Guatemala City.
DAY 6 WEDNESDAY: Breakfast. End of the services.
5 Overnights in middle class hotels with American breakfast
Private transport in minibus with A/C, boat ride as specified in the program
Professional English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
Entrance fees for parks and ruins
Local taxes 12% (VAT) 10% (INGUAT)
Turismo Suizomaya Guatemala
Additional meals and drinks
Transfer to the airport
Airport tax (if not included in the plane ticket)
Security tax at the airport (US $ 2.--)
Tips for driver, tour guide and bellboys
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