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Guatemala Cultural Tour, Antigua to Chichicastenango

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 6 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Guatemala  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 348 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 839 US Dollar (USD)

Visiting: Guatemala, Antigua, Panajachel (Lake Atitlan), Chichicastenango. See through your eyes why Guatemala is referred as the "Land of the Eternal Spring". Throughout this tour, you will visit the indigenous communities, you can admire innumerable terraces, ridges.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Guatemala – Antigua. Airport Pick up.
Transfer from Airport in Guatemala City to Antigua Guatemala, town known for its beauty and tranquility, declared in 1979 as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Overnight in Antigua.

Day 2: Antigua.
After a nice breakfast at your hotel, we invite you to enjoy a walking tour around Antigua. This Spanish style town is famous for the unique architecture that was inherited from the colonial years. Government buildings, churches, convents and houses had stood the test of time, and give us their history narrated by one of our local guides. For over 232 years this town was the center of the Americas, having the first university founded on this side of the world. Leisure time in the afternoon. Overnight in Antigua.

Day 3: Antigua – Panajachel (Lake Atitlan).
Transfer from Antigua to Lake Atitlan. This lake is often called “The most wonderful lake in the world”; The origins of this lake were caused by a massive explosion on the crater of an old volcano, and with time three volcanoes grew around the lake, Toliman, Atitlan and San Pedro, creating this magnificent view. An immense hole was left in the earth's crust, leading to Atitlan being one of the world's deepest lakes. The tour today will consist of a boat tour visiting 3 main towns, San Pedro la Laguna, Santiago Atitlan and San Antonio Palopo. Later in the afternoon return to Panajachel. Overnight in Panajachel.

Day 4: Panajachel – Chichicastenango – Guatemala.
This day you will experience a market day that hasn't changed through the years. A unique and colorful market is waiting for you. This is a place where you can put your bargaining skills to the test. The market is held only on Thursdays and Sundays, and people from the surrounding towns gather on the central plaza of Chichicastenango, in between two main churches. This plaza is full o color, flowers, handicrafts, wood work, textiles, and souvenirs unique in their design, but you also find people praying to their ancestors doing rituals inside the church, with their ceremonial suits. Chichicastenango is also famous because it is the place where the Popol Vuh, the Mayan religious book that recounts the origin of mankind, was found. After lunch time, you will be transferred back to Guatemala City for your last night in Guatemala.

Day 5: Departing Guatemala.
If your flight is in the morning, you will need to be at the airport 2 hours and a half before the departure of your flight. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can explore Guatemala City with an optional tour, and taken to the airport 2 hours and a half before the departure of your flight.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Days to start tour: Monday or Thursday.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Taxes (VAT, Hotel taxes).
- Guided tours in Antigua, Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango.
- Boat transportation around the Lake Atitlan.
- Land transportation to the different sites detailed on the itinerary, service is shared with other tourists.
- Transportation from and to International Airport.
- Accommodation on 3, 4, or 5 star hotels upon request.
- Breakfast in all of the hotels.
- Entrance ticket where needed.

Not included:
- International Airfare.
- Airport tax for national or international flights.
- Personal expenses.
- Phone calls.
- Entry Visa to Guatemala.
- Personal Insurance.
- Medical fees of similar.
- Tips to guides, drivers, bellboys and maids.

The prices are calculated according to the hotel selection.

About This Supplier
Location: Guatemala
Joined InfoHub: May 2009

M19433 was founded by a French Canadian in 1998. Later in 2002, Miguel Gonzalez, a native Guatemalan, and Academy Award Nominee Mike Glad, a San Francisco resident, bought M19433, with the commitment to continue providing the same quality service, and to offer Guatemala as a premier tourist destination. Throughout the...

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