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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 in Biotopo Nature Reserve. This departure coincides with the Day of the Dead Festivities and we will visit the Giant Kite Festival in Sumpango.

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


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 Candelaria Caves, continue to Coban

  • 8
    Visit Biotopo del Quetzal Reserve, transfer to Antigua

  • 9
    All Saints Celebration Giant Kite Festival, drive to Lake Atitlan

  • 10
    In Santa Catarina; boat trip to visit villages inhabited by Tzutuhil Indians

  • 11
    Visit to Chichicastenango then drive to Nebaj

  • 12
    Explore the Nebaj Valley

  • 13
    Drive to Antigua via Iximche

  • 14
    Tour of Antigua; free afternoon

  • 15
    Tour ends in Antigua

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Ancient Lands Of The Maya
Why Book this trip
We have planned the dates of this tour to coincide with the Day of the Dead Festival in Guatemala. This festival departure includes the All Saints Day celebrations and a giant kite festival.
Included meals 14 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat
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