Guatemala route trip

Duration
15 days / 14 nights
Ages
Everyone
Type Tour
Self-tour
Start/End
Guatemala City

From the cloud forests with pools of turquoise waters, rural villages, and splash down the Cahabon River on a rafting trip, exploring caves and snorkeling in blue-water springs, to knowing the jungle full of monkeys and birds, with the Mayan temples greater of the Mayan world.

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  • Description

    DAY HIGHLIGHTS OVERNIGHT
    Day 1 Welcome to Guatemala Hotel - Posada Don Rodrigo
    Day 2 Antigua Guatemala Hotel - Posada Don Rodrigo
    Day 3 Pacaya Volcano Hotel - Posada Don Rodrigo
    Day 4 Lake Atitlán Hotel - Porta Atitlan
    Day 5 Zunil & Almolonga Hotel - Bonifaz
    Day 6 Sierra de los Cuchumatanes Hotel - Unicornio Azul
    Day 7 Laguna Magdalena Hotel - Unicornio Azul
    Day 8 Ruta Verapaz Hotel - Paniste
    Day 8 Ruta Verapaz Hotel - Paniste
    Day 9 Lanquin Hotel - Guayahá
    Day 10 Semuc Champey Hotel - Guayahá
    Day 11 Cuevas de Candelaria Hotel - Casona del Lago
    Day 12 Tikal National Park Hotel - Gringo Perdido
    Day 13 Rio Dulce Hotel - Banana Palms
    Day 14 El Golfete & Livingston Hotel - Las Américas
    Day 15 Guatemala Out

    Inclusions:

    Meals
    14 Breakfast, 3 Lunches
    Transport
    Minibus and Vehicle 4x4
      Trip Staff
    Birdwatching specialized tour guide full time, drivers, boat crew
    Accommodation
    Hotel (14 nights)

    Included activities:

    • Antigua Guatemala
    • Pacaya Volcano
    • Lake Atitlán
    • Zunil & Almolonga
    • Sierra de los Cuchumatanes
    • Laguna Magdalena
    • Semuc Champey
    • Cuevas de Candelaria
    • Tikal Park
    • Rio Dulce & Livingston
    Admissions at the parks
    According itinerary

    Does not Includes:

    Lunches and Dinners
    Gratuities to guides, drivers, porters
    Beverages
    Telephone calls
    Exit fees
    Travel insurance.

    To bring

    Comfortable clothes, sunscreen and sunglasses.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive to Guatemala – Antigua Guatemala D

    Meeting upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala. (1hr) the country’s original capital, declared a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979.

    Meals Included: None
    Accommodations: Posada de Don Rodrigo or Similar

    Day 2 Antigua Guatemala B

    Today you will take a half day walking tour of Antigua. (3-4hr). the tour takes in the main square, Palace, Cathedral, La Merced Church & San Francisco Church. Free time afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodations: Posada de Don Rodrigo or Similar

    Day 3 Pacaya Volcano B

    Today you will be picked up at your hotel lobby and be taken on an adventure to the most active volcano in Guatemala, with an altitude of 2500 mts. above sea level. With an impressive view of Laguna Calderas also Agua, Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes. If active, you will get to see the lava eruption from a safe distance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodations: Posada de Don Rodrigo or Similar

    Day 4 Lake Atitlan B L

    Morning transfer to Panajachel 2.5hrs then take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan to the village of Santiago where you’ll be visiting the Maya god Maximon and learn about the spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya. Also visit San Juan La Laguna, a village famous for its attractive murals on every side of the streets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodations: Porta del Lago

    Day 5 Zunil & Almolonga B L

    After your breakfast you are transferred to the traditional vegetable growing town of Almolonga, Quetzaltenango (Xela) where we visit the Catholic Church and vegetable market (Wednesday and Saturday main market days) From there we travel to the picturesque town of Zunil where we visit the market (Monday main market day) a weaving cooperative, the majestic 16th century Catholic church, and San Simon (a colorful local Saint worshipped in Zunil) Next we drive up a picturesque mountain road to the Fuentes Georginas hot springs take a relaxing bath. After at the hot springs, we travel to the Copavic glass blowing cooperative in Cantel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodations: Pensión Bonifaz

    Day 6 Sierra de los Cuchumatanes B L

    We ride out of Xela in the early morning and very quickly find ourselves at the bottom of a major ascent at an average height of 3,100 meters above sea level, this ride provides us with breathtaking views of the backbone of the Cuchumatanes Mountains and we pass through many small Indian villages along the way. These small villages will give us an excellent insight into the way of life of the rural Guatemalan people. Near the top of the climb is a belvedere where, on a clear day, views stretch as far as the volcanoes around Quetzaltenango. A bit further above the viewpoint, we start a rolling section of trail on a mixture of old jeep tracks and single-track as we make our way across the plateau.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Pic Nic Lunch
    Accommodations: Unicornio Azul

    Day 7 Laguna Magdalena B L

    Today visit the Magdalena Lagoon, located on the Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes. On the way we will pass small agricultural villages and learn about the daily life. We will also pass beautiful landscapes with impressive plains and vegetation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodations: Unicornio Azul

    Day 8 Ruta Verapaz B L

    We continue with our Guatemala Route trip, along a forgotten route from the mountains to the Verapaces, we change to a cloud forest, the climate is still mild.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodations: Hotel Paniste

    Day 9 Semuc Champey B L

    Semuc Champey is definitely a do-it-yourself kind of attraction is a 300 m long natural forming limestone bridge that has six turquoise blue water pools. Take a nice 45 minutes hike through the jungle to the viewpoint, “El Mirador”. The view at the top is gorgeous, both of Semuc and the lush green mountains surrounding it. We are also going to explore the Kamba Caves so you can start the splash.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodations: Guayaha

    Day 10 Lanquin B L

    Day leisure at Lanquin.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Optional Activity: Rafting level II y III and Tubing (not included)
    Accommodations: Jungle Lodge

    Day 11 Cuevas de Candelaria B L

    We leave for Flores and on the way, we visit the most impressive cave complex in Central America. Cuevas de Candelaria has some impressive rooms to appreciate, we can do tubing if the river allows it.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodations: Casona del Lago

    Day 12 Tikal B L

    Explore the amazing Mayan Temple site at Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest. After lunch, guests will transfer to hotel at El Remate.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodations: Gringo Perdido

    Day 13 Rio Dulce B L

    Today you will be transferred to Rio Dulce (3.5hrs).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodations: Banana Palms

    Day 14 Rio Dulce Canyon – Guatemala City B L

    Cruise the Rio Dulce River through the central canyon and down to the Garifuna town of Livingston on the Coast. Explore Livingston then journey back downriver to Rio Dulce and per chance see the elusive Manatee. Once back at Rio Dulce private ground transfer Guatemala City.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodations: Biltmore Express or Similar

    Day 15 Guatemala - OUT

    This morning our driver will transfer guests to the airport in plenty of time to catch your international flight onwards.

    End Services!
  • Tour details

    • Accomodations
      Posada de Don Rodrigo
      Celebrate the splendor of La Antigua Guatemala staying at the city’s most charming hotel. Family owned and operated for generations, La Posada de Don Rodrigo is comprised of three historic colonial houses, integrated in 1971. The hotel retains its original structure of the most beautiful and well known residences in Antigua´s history, “Casa de Los Leones”, the façade of which has dazzled visitors for over 300 years.
      2 Nights
       
    • FAQ´S

      Quick Facts

      Starting: Guatemala City
      Duration: 15 days
      Operating: Daily
      Departure Time: 8:00 am
      Meeting Point: Guatemala City
      Return to Guatemala City: 4:30 – 5:00 pm

      What to bring?

      Light clothing and comfortable footwear.
      BIODEGRADABLE sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
      Sunglasses, hat
      Raingear (June to Nov).
      Raincoat Extra cash (tips, shopping)

      Cancellation Policy

      Cancellations made 72 hrs. before = 80% refund.
      Cancellations made 48 hrs. before = 50% refund.
      Cancellations made less than 24 hrs. before = no refund. “No Show”

    • Activity Level

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