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Grand tour of Guatemala

13 days from £4,710pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary 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
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  • Guatemala City
  • Antigua
  • Western Highlands
  • Lake Atitlan
  • Antigua
  • Coban
  • Tikal & El Petén
  • Flores

Itinerary idea in detail

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

Day 1 Antigua

International outbound flight , Guatemala City , Antigua

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.

Day 2 Antigua

Antigua

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.

Day 3 Antigua

Antigua

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.

Day 4 Western Highlands

Antigua , Western Highlands

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.

Day 5 Lake Atitlan

Western Highlands , Lake Atitlan

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.

Day 6 Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan

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

Day 7 Antigua

Lake Atitlan , Antigua

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

Day 8 Coban

Antigua , Coban

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.

Accommodation

Day 9 Coban

Coban

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

Accommodation

Day 10 Tikal & El Petén

Coban , Tikal & El Petén

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

Day 11 Tikal & El Petén

Tikal & El Petén

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!

Day 12 International return flight

Tikal & El Petén , Flores , International return flight

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

Day 13 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.


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The specialist who designs your trip to Guatemala will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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Western Highlands
 
 
 
Lake Atitlan
 
 
 
Tikal & El Petén
 
 
 
Flores