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Tour highlights

  • Explore the pretty cobbled streets of colonial Antigua.

  • Admire the scenery around Lake Atitlan with its backdrop of volcanoes.

  • Visit authentic local communities and markets in Guatemala's highlands.

  • Tour the turquoise pools and limestone caves at Semuc Champey.

  • Marvel at the Maya temples of Tikal, towering above El Peten's lush jungle.

Price includes

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation

Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Guatemala City. Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Guatemala City. Arrive in Guatemala City today where you will be met and driven to the historic capital of Antigua in private vehicle.

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  • Today you will have a half day walking tour of beautiful colonial Antigua to get your bearings and visit the many pretty squares and churches.

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  • Free day to further explore Antigua at your own leisure or perhaps go on a chocolate making tour, visit a coffee plantation or try a volcano hike.

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  • Drive from Antigua through spectacular scenery and traditional villages until you reach Quetzaltenango, in the heart of the highlands. You will also visit Chichicastenango market on route.

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  • This morning you will be transferred Lake Atitlan via a colourful indigenous market - gain a fascinating insight into community life as locals barter for their weekly shop.

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  • Today you will take to the waters of Lake Atitlan with your private guide, visiting some of the communities dotted around the lake shores.

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  • This morning you will be transferred to Antigua via Comalapa Market.

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  • This morning you will be transferred to Cobán, located in the beautiful Verapaz region, known for its limestone caves and birdlife. This afternoon you will visit Ram Tzul private reserve.

  • Full day private guided tour to the beautiful pools at Semuc Champey and nearby caves.

  • Depart Cobán this morning for the drive to Flores, gateway city to Tikal.

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  • Today you will take a private tour of Tikal. This really is one of the most outstanding places you can visit in Central America - dramatic Mayan ruins towering in the jungle with monkeys and toucans in the trees above you!

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  • Transfer back to Flores for your domestic flight to Guatemala City, and onward international connection.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

When to go

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July is one of the best times to visit
Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Antigua
 
Western Highlands
 
Lake Atitlán
 
Tikal & El Petén
 
Flores
 
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