Antigua & Lake Atitlán

From Guatemala City
  • Guatemala
  • Custom
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Tour Description

Join us on this 5 day tour to charming colonial city of Antigua. This small city is a place of rare beauty, vibrant culture and historical significance surrounded by volcanoes. Enjoy a city day tour, visit local markets or hike the Pacaya Volcano. Continue your trip to one of the most famous and vibrant Central America markets: Chichi market and explore the scenic Lake Atitlán and its small villages. This tour is perfect for people who want to experience the history, culture and nature of stunning Guatemala.

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Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1

Upon arrival to Guatemala City International Airport you will be picked up & transferred to Antigua.
Founded in the sixteenth century, Antigua is a cosmopolitan destination with a rich colonial past. Its cobblestone streets are lined with pretty, pastel-hued homes, luxurious boutique hotels, and an exceptional selection of smart restaurants and shops. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, the city of 35,000 people sits in a valley between coffee farms, indigenous villages, and three imposing volcanoes. At the heart of town is the parque central, a European-style plaza busy with shoe-shiners, ice cream vendors, families, and tourists. During its architectural peak, Antigua was home to dozens of colonial monuments, churches, and monasteries, but an earthquake in 1773 damaged or reduced most to rubble. In the centuries thereafter, efforts were made to rebuild and restore, and the city today is filled with melancholic but gorgeous relics and ruins.

Day 2

Today you can choose one of these three tours:
Antigua streets and eats tour - this combines the robust flavours of Antigua's street food with this colonial city's colourful traditions and culture. During the guided tour you may sample delicious, authentic Guatemalan cuisine. The guide will describe the cultural background of these everyday delicacies and lead you through Antigua's bustling community market.
DLG Fairly traded coffee tour with lunch - this takes you to visit some of the families supported by DLG charity organisation where you can work side-by-side with small coffee farmers. After the coffee tour guests have a simple, traditional meal in a local home before transferring back to Antigua, where you begin your half-day walking tour of Antigua.
Pacaya volcano hike with picnic tour - this starts with a morning transfer to the foothills of the active Pacaya volcano. On the hike you can enjoy great views of the northern volcanoes, the Pacific lowlands and all the way to El Salvador. You will stop to enjoy a picnic lunch with the impressive volcano in close sight.

Day 3
Antigua Lake Atitlán

You will be met at your hotel by your private driver & guide for a transfer to the highland town of Chichicastenango. Upon arrival your guide will take you to explore this famous market: both the local areas of fruit & vegetables as well as craft area where you can find a variety of beautiful textile, wooden & ceramic crafts. You will have time to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and afterwards you will get transferred to Lake Atitlán.
Lake Atitlán is surrounded by rugged hills, a trio of towering volcanoes, and a handful of small villages.

Day 4
Lake Atitlán

You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to San Juan La Laguna Village where you'll visit a local textile cooperative. You will visit the homes and workshop of local painters before boarding the boat onto Santiago Village for lunch. After lunch visit local villages and learn about their history and traditions.

Day 5
Lake Atitlán Depart

After breakfast you will be transferred to Guatemala City airport by private minibus.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 4 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 20 Other meals included
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily
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