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Santa Catalina Arch, Antigua

Grand tour of Guatemala

12 days from $6,900pp

Santa Catalina Arch, Antigua
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Tour highlights

  • Explore the pretty cobbled streets of colonial Antigua.

  • Admire the scenery around Lake Atitlán 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 Petén's lush jungle.

Price includes:

  • Domestic flights in destination
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Arrive in Guatemala City, where you will be met and driven to the historic capital of Antigua in a private vehicle.

  • 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.

  • This is a free day to explore Antigua at your leisure; perhaps go on a chocolate-making tour, visit a coffee plantation, or try a volcano hike.

  • 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 en route.

  • This morning, you will be transferred to Lake Atitlán via a colorful indigenous market — gain a fascinating insight into community life as locals barter for their weekly shop.

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

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

  • 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, the gateway city to Tikal.

  • 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!

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

Accommodation options

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

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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.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°F) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Western Highlands
Lake Atitlán
Tikal & El Petén

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