Guatemala & Copán

From Guatemala City
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Custom
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Tour Description

Guatemala & Copan 12 day tour will introduce you to the best sites in Guatemala and give a glimpse of Honduras. Stroll colonial Antigua, visit working coffee farm, explore scenic Lake Atitlan & villages, experience a Mayan market and tour Copan ruins. This tour is great for families, couples or anyone interested in Maya culture, archeology and incredible scenery.

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Guatemala City Antigua

Arrival in Guatemala City International Airport & transfer to Antigua.
Founded in the 16th 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. At the heart of town is the parque central: a European-style plaza busy with shoe-shiners, ice cream vendors, families and tourists.

Day 2
Antigua

Antigua Streets and Eats Tour 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.

Day 3
Antigua Lake Atitlan

You will be met at your hotel by your private driver & guide. First you transfer to the village of Jocotenango - just on the outskirts of Antigua where you can visit the wonderful Azotea Coffee farm and museum. Here you can have a private guided tour of the farm & the museum. Learn about the importance of coffee in Guatemala's history and its impact today as well as hearing about the Maya way of life. You can also see the interesting pink & white facade of the Jocotenango church before you get transferred to the picturesque Lake Atitlán.

Day 4
Lake Atitlán

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

Day 5
Lake Atitlán Antigua

You will be met at your hotel by your private driver & guide for transfer to the highland town of Chichicastenango. Upon arrival your guide will take you to explore this famous market which consists of fruit & vegetables as well as a craft area where you can find a variety of beautiful textile, wooden & ceramic crafts. Lunch is provided. When you are ready you will be driven back to Antigua.

Day 6
Antigua Copán

Today you will be transferred to Copán and have a free afternoon to explore Maya archaeological site.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, Copán was one of the ancient Mayas' most lavish cultural centres. It's a detailed work of art and is particularly well-known for its beautifully carved stelae. For the best experience, tour Copán with an experienced guide who can bring the ruins to life. The site is located just 60 km east of the Guatemalan border and sits in a pristine river valley near the town of Copán Ruinas. Here, you'll find cobblestone streets, a picturesque plaza, and a smattering of good hotels and restaurants. Not far from town, you can also visit coffee and cardamom farms.

Day 7
Copán

Today, you'll travel to the Copán archaeological site for a privately guided, three-hour tour. Afterwards, you'll lunch in Copán Ruinas before heading to the Macaw Mountain Bird Park reserve that cares for rescued and endangered tropical birds like scarlet macaws and keel-billed toucans.

Day 8
Copán Livingston

Whilst transferring to Puero Barrios you will stop at Quiriguá. Famous for its intricately carved stelae, this site appears to have been constructed within a period of 65 years, and was once the capital of a thriving state. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant just off the road.
This afternoon you will be transferred to Livingston, where you will stay overnight.

Day 9
Livingston Flores

This morning you will be met at your hotel by your guide to explore the village of Livingston before boarding the boat to Rio Dulce. On the river tour you will visit riverside villages, a bird island & see water lilies, hot springs and locals in their daily life. Upon arrival in Rio Dulce you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading off towards your final destination.

Day 10
Flores

Today you will have a free morning to explore small town of Flores on your own. Later enjoy a half day guided Yaxha sunset tour. Yaxha is the third largest Mesoamerican archaeological site in Guatemala. This guided tour will provide you with insights into the people and customs of this site, which in its heyday served as the ceremonial centre of the pre-Colombian Maya era. In addition to archaeological wonders, this site boasts two scenic lakes. At sunset, you'll relax with delicious wine and snacks at the edge of lake Yaxha and cruise the blue-green lagoon in a small boat before returning to your hotel.

Day 11
Flores Guatemala City

You will be met at your hotel by a private guide for a tour of Tikal National Park, where some 3,000 ancient structures rise from the rainforest floor. Not only will you enjoy a fascinating tour of this impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site, but you will also experience the sights and sounds of tropical birds and animals, including howler and spider monkeys, that live in the jungle canopy.
In the afternoon you will have a scheduled domestic flight to Guatemala City Airport.

Day 12
Guatemala City Depart

Today you will be picked up & transferred to Guatemala City for lunch before heading to Guatemala City Airport for your flight.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 11 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily
  • Included Copy 20 Some other meals included
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Tours and activities
  • Included Copy 20 Transport
  • Included Copy 20 Domestic flights
  • Included Copy 20 Local taxes
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Duration

12 days

Price from

$4,750 USD

Per person, twin share

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