10 Day Kaleidoscope of Guatemala & Honduras
Air & Land
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flight Flores-Guatemala City.
Passport information for all passengers traveling to Tikal must be submitted 30 days prior to departure.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights Miami-Guatemala City, Guatemala City-Miami
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- Intra-flight Flores-Guatemala City
- 9 nights accommodations
- 2 nights Guatemala City
- 1 night Copán
- 2 nights Tikal
- 2 nights Panajachel (Lake Atitlan)
- 2 nights Antigua
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 15 meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- In Guatemala City, discover the unique blend of old and new in Central America's largest metropolis
- Tour the archaeological site of Copán, Honduras, one of the most impressive cities of the ancient Maya Civilization
- Explore Tikal, one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Enjoy a visit to the Church of Santo Tomas and Chichicastenango Market
- Visit to Lake Atitlan, a beautiful volcanic lake, ringed by small towns
- Boat excursion to San Juan La Laguna, famous for its colorful murals
- Tour of Antigua, a beautiful blend of ruins and restored colonial buildings
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
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This active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. Some hotels in Panajachel are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable. There is an early wake-up for the flight to Guatemala City. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobblestone streets, stairs, steps and significant slope. Due to the varied elevations, travel in Guatemala may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
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Gate 1 Travel 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.
This first class hotel is one block from Reforma Avenida and two blocks from Zona Viva with its restaurants, disco bars and shopping.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in Copan, very close to the Rastrojón Mayan archaeological site.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class hotel is located in San Jose Peten, overlooking Lake Petén Itzá.Hotel Details
This first class hotel features splendid views of Lake Atitlan.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Early morning departure to journey into Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Guided by an knowledgeable birder, explore the park with an chance to see the flora and fauna of the Mayan Biosphere Reserve in the early hours of the morning. Don’t miss the opportunity to see some of the more than 300 species of birds among the jungles and awe-inspiring monuments of the ancient Maya.
Suggested items to bring: comfortable/sturdy footwear, insect repellent, binoculars, camera
Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.
Departure time for this excursion is at approximately 3:45 AM.
|Day #5||01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020||$59.00|
Take in the scenery as you set sail on board a catamaran on Lake Petén Itzá, the second largest lake in Guatemala. Admire the wonderful views around Isla de Flores, the capital of Petén. During your cruise, you will have an opportunity to spot wildlife around the lake. Enjoy a dinner aboard, as you sail into the evening.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
Advance purchase is highly recommended for this tour. Seats are limited.
|Day #5||01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020||$59.00|
Transfer by boat to the village of Santa Catarina Palopó, one of twelve villages located around Lake Atitlan. The village is home to roughly 6,000 people, most of whom identify as Kaqchikel, one of the indigenous Maya peoples of the midwestern highlands in Guatemala. Though Spanish is widely understood, the most common language spoken in the village is Kaqchikel. After lunch, take a guided tour around the small town to learn more about the traditions of the local people. Taste tortillas and black beans, a typical meal in the village. Then, watch a loom weaving demonstration to see how they create the cloth used to make their colorful garments and dressings.
Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours
|Day #7||01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020||$40.00|
This evening, savor an experience that best combines the history, culture, and local food of Guatemala. Take a guided tour of one of Antigua’s uniquely restored colonial era houses. Afterwards, a local chef will lead a cooking class inside the historic building and teach you everything you need to know about the culinary heritage and modern traditions of Guatemala. Later, sit down and enjoy the dinner that you helped prepare.
Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours
|Day #8||01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020||$69.00|
Absolutely great! In particular, our trip director, Esturdo, was an outstanding representative for Guatemala & Gate 1. He knew “his stuff” which made for an interesting and enjoyable time in Guatemala. His work for Gate 1 deserves special recognition.Dennis W. Clemson, SC
The trip was great! Loved the lush greenery, flowers and other vegetation in Guatemala and Honduras! Birds and monkeys too! All the hotels were top notch and the food delicious. Our guide, Estuarto, was wonderful and very knowledgeable about all the culture, customs and sites in Guatemala and Honduras. He took good care of the group and made sure we were safe and had what we needed. The bus was great too as was the driver Saulo. Loved the markets, museums and Lake Atitlan, the ruins at Copan and Tikal were marvelous too. All in all, I feel like I got to know lots about Guatemala and Honduras and I would recommend the trip to others interested in Central America.Celia S. Louisville, KY
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip...I found a love for Mexico, the land and the customs of the people...I met people who became friends in one week...our guide Ivan was the most caring, helpful , well informed person imaginable...he went so far beyond his role to help us in any way, share his knowledge and love of his country and his huge , giving person...it was one of my favorite tripsKathrynne F. Flanders, NJ
The trip was great with only 16 people in the group. The tour director Tony was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information on Mayan civilization. Also the tour guide in Copan, Honduras was very good. We were lucky with weather and accommodation was good. Overall we like the tour and would recommend our friends and relatives to take this trip with Gate 1.Lev A. Santa Monica, CA
The trip was great. Very impressive of the boat ride at Marina San Carlos, and the train ride from El Fuerte to Posada Barrancas and the two day visit at the Copper Canyon. I learned a lot of Tarahumaras people and their community. The Mexican food was very tasty. It was a very good trip arrangement. Thanks again to Gate 1 for providing high quality, and affordable trips. I really enjoyed it.Greta L. Tallahassee, FL
We had a wonderful trip to Mexico. We have taken about 10 Gate 1 tours and liked them all. Our tour manager, Douglas, made this trip special. He is knowledgeable and careful with details to make sure that all of us were pleased. He has a great personality and went out of his way to get to know all of us on the tour, providing us with little extras to make us feel welcome and valued. I can't say enough to praise Douglas. He is a real asset to Gate 1, which he praises regularly, telling us about his training and how Gate 1 goes to great lengths to make sure the meals and accommodations are the best possible. I want to mention Panchito, our bus driver, also. He is a cheerful person and a highly skilled bus driver. We were all impressed by how he was able to maneuver the bus in tight quarters and keep us all safe.Kathryn R. Fallon, NV
The trip was wonderful. We were so fortunate to have Raul, the perfect guide! He obviously was so pleased to know we were enjoying ourselves, and we could totally depend on him to look after us. Very sincere, so knowledgeable. I’ve been to Mexico many times, but this was the first time I experienced the range of socioeconomic citizens and learned so much about the history of the country.Judith S. Langley City, Canada
This trip was fabulous. I'm really thankful for Gate 1 for providing such an interesting journey.Valeri V. Richmond Hill, Canada
Our Mexico trip was our 14th Gate 1 trip and it was perfect as usual. Baccho, our tour manager, was excellent, attentive to our needs, and filled almost every minute with great activities and additional optional walking tours.Kenneth M. Bay Village, OH
The trip was GREAT. The tour guide "Tony" was very knowledgeable and really cared about us. We had a good group of people. The hotels, food, sightseeing was all wonderful.Lee O. Fort Dodge, IA
The trip to Mexico was amazing. As were the warm and welcoming people of Mexico. Each & every city we visited offed something unique & delightful. And the Gate 1 hotels, once again, were outstanding. And...once again our tour bus driver was THE BEST - I always felt safe! ...Susan W. Laguna Beach, CA
Our guide Tony was wonderful and knowledgeable. Tony explained the history of each and every place we visited and was able to answer everyone's questions and concerns. I thought the hotels chosen were the best and the restaurants were excellent. Restaurant service was excellent and the food was delicious. Guatemala-Honduras were never on my bucket list. I am very happy I chose to visit there. I made a great choice. Thank you Gate 1 for another great tour!Susan T. San Francisco, CA
Colonial Mexico was my 31st trip with Gate 1 and I always love it when a trip exceeds expectations in every way, as this one did! I knew little about Mexico outside of a visit to Cancun and Mexico City, and this exploration of its Colonial Cities was marvelous. Everything started with having a superb tour manager, Bacho, who was personable, extremely kind, knowledgeable, funny and so organized. He was always there for us, whether it be having Pesos for bathroom stops or treating us to candy or prizes for quizzes, and even organizing a special double decker bus tour of Guadalajara, plus so much else - he is one of the very best! Our driver Aurelio was also skilled and safe and very pleasant. The itinerary was perfectly timed, with the right balance between time spent on walking tours of the cities and free time to explore. The hotels were all really lovely and well situated. The restaurants we went to for group meals were uniformly excellent. The dinner at the #1 restaurant in Morelia - San Miguelito was fantastic, as was the farewell dinner at El Sacromonte in Guadalajara. My personal favorite cities were the stops in Queretaro and Guanajuato and favorite city that we stayed in Morelia - I loved it so much that I am looking at spending a week at a language school there later this year! Can't say enough good things about this trip - safe, fun, interesting, cultural and very highly recommended. Thank you again!Lorraine P. Stamford, CT
The trip to the Copper Canyon was wonderful. The trip by bus showed us an extensive area of Sonora and Chihuahua. The vast canyon was beautiful to see in the varying light from morning to evening. The train ride from El Fuerte to Posada Barrancas was spectacular with the mountains and changing vegetation as we climbed higher. Douglas was an excellent tour leader. On the long bus rides, he told us about the economies of the states, the history of the areas and the history of Mexico ..... He kept us informed about the daily schedules and helped to make sure that everyone was having a good time.Loretta G. Minneapolis, MN
We had the best time...The tour guide Edel was very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and overall a great guy...The bus driver Panchito as well was a real professional..We felt very safe traveling through Mexico with him as our driver...Visiting the Copper Canyon is truly a highlight of this vacation..We made new friends, enjoyed the food we ate and took lots of pictures to enhance our memories of this fabulous trip...Thank you for making this excursion possible Gate 1!Joyce O. Carmichael, CA
We had a fantastic trip, the tour included very beautiful cities in Mexico and our tour manager, Ivan, was excellent. I would definitely recommend this trip.Samuel B. New Iberia, LA
Very nice! We had a good time and learned a lot about Mayan civilization. Our tour guide Sergio was very knowledgeable and friendly. The size of 16 people was ideal for visiting Guatemala.Stanley K. Landenberg, PA
The trip was great! The combination of a plush hotel and a historic one was was special. I learned so much on the excursions. The guide, Sergio Garcia was really special. He greeted us with a welcoming smile that one would expect from a close friend or special family member, and he was especially helpful with our problems.Frances C. Thousand Oaks, CA
The trip was fantastic! Sergio was awesome, the sites were everything I've read about in books, and the logistics were spot on as usual. My sister and I enjoyed everything we saw especially Tikal and Lake Atitlan. The Guatemalan people were warm and we truly felt their love for the Mayan heritage and history. Another great trip! Why we always go with Gate 1.Terry C. Waldorf, MD
It was absolutely incredible. It's a trip I have wanted to take for decades and glad I never made it until Gate 1 offered this tour. I always expect good tours from when I travel with you but this one really exceeded our expectations. The activities and programs were educational as well as just plain enjoyable. Our guide Edel and driver were excellent. Thanks for offering such fantastic tours.Barbara H. Rochester, IN
The Copper Canyon trip was very rewarding. During the trip our guide Juan kept us informed about history, geography, culture, and the many birds and plants we saw during the bus rides. The restaurants were very clean and the food was delicious. Hotels were the best and had great views. Juan made sure we had a wonderful trip.Frank R. Derwood, MD
We had a great time in Guatemala! It’s a beautiful country. We felt very safe. Our guide, Marco Antonio Garrido, is one of the best, very knowledgeable and with a very good sense of humor. We learned a lot about the history of the country in such a short trip. Thank you Gate 1 for this awesome experience!Rosemarie E. Bronx, NY
I had a wonderful time during my trip. It was sunny most of the time, Accommodations were very good and our tour manager Estuardo was excellent. We had equal time of touring and time to explore on our own or just to rest.Arthur N. Fontana, CA
Excellent! Great tour director/guide and very good driver. Interesting venues, and unique accommodations. Good food. We had a wonderful time. And we had a good group of interesting and nice people with us.John D. La Honda, CA
It was great. Most comprehensive tour yet. Informational videos, meals. Locations for meals. Quality of Hotels. Bay tour in San Carlos. Pearl hatchery. The menonite museum visit and lunch The tour guide was outstanding. He went above and beyond Best tour yet. I highly recommend it.Bernardo S. Pasadena, CA
Our trip was wonderful! My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of our journey, from the excellent service provided by our guide Juan to the great food and spectacular sights we visited along the way. We had a large and greatly diversified group that made for great conversation. We especially enjoyed our visit to the boarding school and mixing with the children. Your dedication to helping local people should be commended. Again, great trip and looking forward to our next Gate 1 tour in June.Robert P. Nashua, NH
Excellent. Accommodations, tours, pacing were fine. Carlos, the guide, was very good in terms of information, friendliness, helpfulness, and the dispensing of needed information at the right time. Good planning, Gate 1.Marcia H. Greensboro, NC