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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 local markets, including the colourful San Tomas Festival in Chichicastenango. On the way, we explore Lake Atitlan by boat and search for the elusive Quetzal bird in Biotopo Nature Reserve.

Tour Highlights

  • Chichicastenango - Enjoy the colourful San Tomas Festival
  • 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
  • Nebaj - Stay in this remote town in the Ixil Mountains and experience local life


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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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 Chichicastenango

  • 9
    San Tomas celebrations in Chichicastenango

  • 10
    Journey to Nebaj, tour the local villages including Cotzal and Chajul

  • 11
    Morning optional walks in the area; head to Santa Catarina

  • 12
    In Santa Catarina; boat trip to visit villages inhabited by Tzutulis Indians

  • 13
    Explore the Solola Market then drive to Antigua

  • 14
    Tour of Antigua; free afternoon

  • 15
    Tour ends in Antigua

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Ancient Lands Of The Maya
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Why Book this tour
We have planned the dates of this tour to coincide with the San Tomas Festival in Guatemala. This festival is a mix of Christian and native traditions centred around the famous church in Chichicastenango.
Included meals 14 0 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat
7 nights Standard Hotel
5 nights Comfortable Hotel
1 night Standard Lodge
1 night Simple Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18