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Ancient Lands Of The Maya GM

Tour Duration 15 Days
 

Guatemala and Honduras Adventure

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 in Biotopo Nature Reserve.

Tour Highlights

  • Antigua - Explore this elegant colonial city set in a valley between three volcanoes
  • 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 the Maya site of Ceibal 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 Tzutulis Indians

  • 10
    Free day; optional Panajachel visit

  • 11
    Visit the Solola Market then drive to Nebaj

  • 12
    Explore the Nebaj Valley

  • 13
    Discover Chichicastenango Market, journey to Antigua

  • 14
    Tour of Antigua; free afternoon

  • 15
    Tour ends in Antigua

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Why Book this tour
We have planned some of the dates of this tour to coincide with the many festivals in Guatemala. On the Semana Santa departure, you can witness the colourful flower carpets and some of the impressive processions that mark Holy Week in the colonial city of Antigua. The San Tomas Festival is a mix of Christian and native traditions centred around the famous church in Chichicastenango. The Day of the Dead Festival departure includes the All Saints Day celebrations and a giant kite festival.
Included meals 14 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat
Accommodation
5 nights Standard Hotel
6 nights Comfortable Hotel
1 night Standard Lodge
2 nights Simple Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18