Air & Land
5 Day Classic Guatemala
Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights Miami-Guatemala City
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 4 nights accommodations
- 3 nights Guatemala City
- 1 night Chichicastenango
- All transfers
- Breakfast daily
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Tour of Antigua
- Market and Church of Santo Tomas in Chichicastenango
- Excursion to Lake Atitlan
- Small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers
This itinerary is performed by a local tour company. It is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies; signage may display the local tour company name, but will have your name; tour guides and vehicles may change throughout your tour, and your tour documents/vouchers may be requested to exchange for local bus/theater/hotel/flight/ferry tickets. Luggage tags or name badges are not provided.
DAY 1, Friday - Depart the USA, Arrive in Guatemala City
Depart the USA for Guatemala. Upon arrival in Guatemala, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Guatemala City
DAY 2, Saturday - Tour of Antigua Guatemala
This morning, meet with your tour manager for an orientation before departing for an exciting tour of Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1543 by the Spaniards, today Antigua is a beautiful blend of ruins, restored colonial buildings, and modern colonial-style buildings. Visit the heart of the city, Central Plaza, surrounded by the Palace of the Captains-General, colonial churches, monasteries, and even a jade factory. Take in the amazing beauty and atmosphere of the city before transferring to Chichicastenango in the afternoon. Balance of the day at leisure
DAY 3, Sunday - Market in Chichicastenango, Church of Santo Tomas, and Lake Atitlan
Depart this morning to visit the most picturesque and colorful Indian Market in the country, located in Chichicastenango. Hundreds of vendors from the surrounding countryside gather here to sell handicrafts, textiles, candles, food, flowers, and pottery. Spend time browsing the market for unique items that cannot be found elsewhere. Next, move on to the 400-hundred year old Church of Santo Tomas, built on a pre-Columbian temple platform, and witness the captivating religious ceremonies that take place right on the steps. Later, continue on to Lake Atitlan, arguably one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Formerly a volcano, water now covers the caldera to create the deepest lake in Central America. The banks of Lake Atitlan are home to many villages in which Mayan culture is still practiced. After the excursion, transfer back to Guatemala City. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Guatemala City
DAY 4, Monday - Full Day in Guatemala City
Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Guatemala City. Spend the day in "The Land of Eternal Spring" by exploring the many sights of Guatemala's capital city. Guatemala City is the largest city in Central America. View the city's museums or take time to explore Kaminaljuyu, an ancient Mayan City around which Guatemala City was built. Please note optional Full Day Tikal cannot be combined with Half Day Guatemala City Tour or Dinner at Local Guatemala City Restaurant. However, passengers may participate in both the Half Day Guatemala City Tour and Dinner at Local Guatemala City Restaurant
Optional: Half Day Guatemala City Tour (AM)
Optional: Full Day Tikal
Optional: Dinner at Local Guatemala City Restaurant
Overnight: Guatemala City
DAY 5, Tuesday - Depart for the USA
Today transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Gate 1 itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
Barcelo Guatemala City, Guatemala City
This first class hotel is one block from Reforma Avenida and two blocks from Zona Viva with its art galleries, disco bars, museums, restaurants and shopping.
Mayan Inn, Chichicastenango
This superior tourist class hotel is located in the village of Chichicastenango (Chichi), famous for its shopping at the market on Thursday and Sunday.
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Dinner at Local Guatemala City Restaurant
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2013 $39|
|Enjoy a traditional Guatemalan dinner at Kakao Restaurant, famous for its delicious, authentic cuisine. Start with a local beverage and a selection of appetizers. Then choose from four entree selections, one to suit every taste (including a vegetarian option). Finish with a choice of local desserts served with coffee or tea. Don't miss this gastronomic delight! Gate 1 provides your transportation to and from the restaurant.|
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2-3 hours.
Full Day Tikal
01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 $339|
|Join an optional tour to Tikal National Park, in the heart of the jungle of northern Guatemala to visit one the greatest Mayan ruins in Central America, You will be picked up early this morning for your flight to Flores, Peten. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the ancient Mayan City of Tikal, located at the center of the 222-square-mile park. An exhilarating jungle hike leads you through the ruins. Marvel at the impressive structures of this ancient civilization, visiting sites such as the Twin-Pyramid complex, the Lost World Complex, where the Great Pyramid is located, Temple III, the Palace of the Windows, the Great Plaza, the Pyramid of the Grand Jaguar, the Pyramid of the Masks, and the Palace of the Nobles. Have the opportunity to climb to the top of Pyramid IV, the highest of the Mayan pyramids, from which you will have a complete view of Tikal and its surrounding jungle. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Guatemala City.|
Please note: this is a fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Tikal in a brief visit.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 13-14 hours.
Half Day Guatemala City Tour
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2014 $27|
|This morning join a panoramic tour of Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala and the largest city in Central America. The tour begins with the city's civic center complex, home to the Guatemala Supreme Court, Ministry of Public Finance, and City Hall. Continue on to Central Plaza, also known as Constitution Plaza, at the heart of Guatemala City. Here, view the National Palace, one of the most important Guatemalan architectural achievements of the last century. Formerly the seat of the government, it is now a museum and venue for government affairs. From here, you will continue on to the Cathedral, built between 1782 and 1815. The cathedral houses some of the most important artistic treasures in the country. The tour also takes you through the residential and the business districts of the city to gain a full understanding of life in Guatemala City.|
**Please note that the order of the above tour may vary
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.
Hotels Available for Departure Dates
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Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
Please note on Day 4, optional Full Day Tikal cannot be combined with Half Day Guatemala City Tour or Dinner at Local Guatemala City Restaurant. However, passengers may participate in both the Half Day Guatemala City Tour and Dinner at Local Guatemala City Restaurant.
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Description: 3 Guatemala City, 1 Chichicastenango
Season: Jan - Dec '14