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11 Day Kaleidoscope of Guatemala & Honduras

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Guatemala , Honduras

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Guatemala
Depart for Guatemala. Upon arrival in Guatemala City, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Guatemala City

DAY 2, Saturday - Guatemala City Tour
This morning, visit an archeological museum before departing for a panoramic tour of Guatemala City. Begin with the city's civic center complex and continue to Central Plaza to view the National Palace, formerly the seat of government. End the tour at the cathedral and return to the hotel. This evening attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by dinner
Overnight: Guatemala City
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Copán Ruins
Depart early in the morning for Copán, Honduras. After clearing immigration formalities, embark on a tour of the Copán Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Copán is an impressive city of the ancient Maya Civilization, consisting of temples and plazas built on multiple levels. Arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon and spend time at leisure before dinner tonight
Overnight: Copán
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Travel to Rio Dulce, Archaeological Park & Ruins of Quiriguá
This morning after breakfast, depart for your drive back to Guatemala. After border crossing formalities and immigration, continue your journey towards Rio Dulce. Visit the Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. View the 35 foot stela, the tallest known Mayan stela. Later, continue to Rio Dulce. Arrive and check into your hotel in time for dinner
Overnight: Rio Dulce
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Travel to Flores
Depart Rio Dulce this morning and travel to Flores, located on Lake Peten Itza. Make a stop for a short visit at Isla de Flores. Following lunch on your own, check into the hotel for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Flores
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Sightseeing Tour of Tikal
Morning departure to the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, an archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. A jungle hike leads you through the ruins. View the impressive structures of this ancient civilization, as you visit sites that include the Twin-Pyramid complex, the Lost World Complex (where the Great Pyramid is located), and the Great Plaza. Perhaps climb to the top of Pyramid IV, the highest of the Mayan pyramids, from which you will have a panoramic view of Tikal and its surrounding jungle. Enjoy a picnic lunch and free time to explore the site on your own before returning to your hotel. Along the way, make a short stop at El Remate, known for its wooden handicrafts
Overnight: Flores
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Thursday - Flight to Guatemala City, Chichicastenango Market
Morning departure to the airport for your flight to Guatemala City. Upon arrival, travel to the Guatemalan highlands for a visit to the famous Chichicastenango Market. Hundreds of vendors from the surrounding countryside gather here to sell handicrafts, textiles, candles, food, flowers, and pottery. Next, head to the Church of Santo Tomas, built on a pre-Columbian temple platform. Later, continue on to Lake Atitlan. The banks of Lake Atitlan are home to many villages in which Mayan culture is still practiced. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Panajachel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Boat Excursion to San Juan La Laguna
Travel to San Juan La Laguna this morning. Take a tour of the town with its colorful murals depicting aspects of Tz'utujil life and legend. Stop at the main church before visiting the women's weaving cooperative. Free time to explore on your own. Return by boat to Panajachel. This afternoon, join the optional Santa Catarina Palopó Village Visit with lunch. Transfer by boat to the village of Santa Catarina Palopó. Its residents are indigenous descendants of the Kaqchikel Maya. After lunch, take a guided tour around the town before heading back
Optional: Santa Catarina Palopó Village Visit with lunch (PM)
Overnight: Panajachel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Travel to Antigua Guatemala, Cultural Center La Azotea
After breakfast, depart for Antigua Guatemala. Stop to visit La Azotea cultural center and museum complex. At the Coffee Museum, learn about the history and production of this world-famous export. Proceed to the Casa Ko'jom Mayan Music Museum and the Rincon de Sacatepéquez Museum before continuing to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional Guatemalan Cooking Class with dinner
Optional: Guatemalan Cooking Class with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Antigua
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - Tour of Antigua Guatemala
This morning, tour Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Central Plaza, surrounded by the Palace of the Captains General, and the cathedral. View the church of La Merced and continue to the church of San Francisco El Grande. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your Tour Manager and share wonderful memories of your journey
Overnight: Antigua
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Depart Guatemala
Transfer to Guatemala City airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Miami-Guatemala City, Guatemala City-Miami
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight Flores-Guatemala City
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Guatemala City
  • 1 night Copán
  • 1 night Rio Dulce
  • 2 nights Flores
  • 2 nights Panajachel
  • 2 nights Antigua
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 17 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
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    Special Features

  • In Guatemala City, discover the unique blend of old and new in Central America's largest metropolis
  • Tour the archaeological site of Copán, Honduras, one of the most impressive cities of the ancient Maya Civilization
  • Explore Tikal, one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a visit to the famous Chichicastenango Market
  • Visit Lake Atitlan, a beautiful volcanic lake, ringed by small towns
  • Boat excursion to San Juan La Laguna, famous for its colorful murals
  • Tour of Antigua, a beautiful blend of ruins and restored colonial buildings
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flight Flores-Guatemala City.

    Passport information for all passengers traveling to Tikal must be submitted 30 days prior to departure.

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    Accommodations

    Barcelo Guatemala City
    This first class hotel is one block from Reforma Avenida and two blocks from Zona Viva with its restaurants, disco bars and shopping.

    Hotel Marina Copan
    This tourist class hotel is located in Copan Ruinas, overlooking the Central Plaza.

    Hotel Catamaran
    This tourist class hotel is located on Catamaran island situated in the Río Dulce Rainforest.

    Hotel Casona Del Lago
    This tourist class hotel is located on the shores of Lake Petén Itzá in Santa Elena.

    Hotel Casona Del Lago
    This tourist class hotel is located on the shores of Lake Petén Itzá in Santa Elena.

    Hotel Villa Maya
    This first class hotel is located in a private nature reserve on the shores of the Petenchel and Monifata Lagoons.

    Hotel Villa Maya
    This first class hotel is located in a private nature reserve on the shores of the Petenchel and Monifata Lagoons.

    Hotel Villa Maya
    This first class hotel is located in a private nature reserve on the shores of the Petenchel and Monifata Lagoons.

    Porta Del Lago
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in Panajachel on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlán.

    Porta Hotel Antigua
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Antigua Guatemala.

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    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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