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Ancient Lands Of The Maya GM

Trip Duration 15 Days
 

Guatemala and Honduras Adventure Holiday

On this trip through Guatemala, we explore the ancient lands of the Maya. We visit the early Mayan cities of Tikal, Quirigua and Copan (in Honduras). We also travel through the Guatemalan highlands, spending time in traditional mountain villages and visiting local markets. On the way, we explore Lake Atitlan by boat and search for the elusive Quetzal bird in Biotopo Nature Reserve. Our tour finishes in the elegant colonial city of Antigua during the famous colouful Easter processions.

Tour Highlights

  • Antigua - Enjoy the famous, colourful Easter processions in this elegant, colonial city
  • Lake Atitlan - Visit some of the villages and towns around this beautiful lake by boat
  • Mayan sites - Discover the huge Maya site of Tikal deep in the Guatemalan jungle, and the beautiful site of Copan
  • Chichicastenango Market - Experience the bustle and colour of this busy local market
  • Nebaj - Stay in this remote town in the Ixil Mountains and experience local life

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Guatemala City

  • 2
    Short city tour of Guatemala City, head to Copan (Honduras)

  • 3
    Explore the Copan archaeological site, optional Macaw Mountain trip

  • 4
    Drive to Puerto Barrios, boat to Livingston

  • 5
    Boat trip on the Rio Dulce, continue to Tikal

  • 6
    Guided tour of Tikal, travel to Flores

  • 7
    Visit Candelaria Caves before transferring to Coban

  • 8
    Visit Biotopo del Quetzal Reserve, transfer to Santa Catarina

  • 9
    In Santa Catarina; boat trip to visit villages inhabited by Tzutuhil Indians

  • 10
    Drive to Nebaj; watch weaving demonstration from local co-operative

  • 11
    Explore the Nebaj Valley

  • 12
    Discover Chichicastenango Market, journey to Antigua

  • 13
    Tour of Antigua, view Easter Week processions

  • 14
    Witness Easter Week processions

  • 15
    Tour ends in Antigua

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Ancient Lands Of The Maya
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Why Book this trip
We have planned the dates of this tour to coincide with the Semana Santa celebrations in Guatemala. You can witness the colourful flower carpets and some of the impressive processions that mark Holy Week in the colonial city of Antigua.
Included meals 14 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat
Accommodation
5 nights Standard Hotel
6 nights Premium Hotel
1 night Standard Lodge
2 nights Simple Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18