Guatemala

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ITINERARY

FRI     Arrival to hotel by bus. Overnight accommodations at Barceló Guatemala City Hotel.

SAT     At 08:00 a.m., you will be picked up at your hotel for your transfer Antigua Guatemala, the most important and enchanting city of colonial Guatemala. Founded by the Spaniards in 1543, nowadays Antigua is a beautiful blend of ruins, restored colonial buildings, and new buildings in colonial style. It was declared “Monument of America” in 1965. Visit the Central Plaza that is surrounded by the antique Cathedral, the Municipal Government Building, and the Palace of the Captains General; colonial churches and monasteries, primitive foot-looms where colorful textiles are woven, and a jade factory where this stone is worked into beautiful jewelry.  In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Chichicastenango. Overnight accommodations at Mayan Inn Hotel.

SUN     Today is market day in Chichicastenango!  Visit the most colorful and picturesque Indian open-air market in the country. Hundreds of Indians from the surrounding countryside gather to barter their goods and products. Also, witness the captivating religious ceremonies held on the steps and inside the 400-year old Church of Santo Tomás (No shorts or bathing suits are allowed inside the Church, PLEASE NO PHOTOGRAPHS INSIDE THE CHURCH). Continue to Lake Atitlan, one of the most beautiful in the world, with its crystalline-azure waters in the crater bowl below. Atitlán is the ideal place to come in contact with Guatemalan folklore. Twelve Indian villages surround the Lake, and their inhabitants are descendants from the great Quiché, Cackchiquel, and Tzutuhil nations. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Guatemala City.  Overnight accommodations at Barceló Guatemala City Hotel.

MON     Departure from Hotel by hotel shuttle bus.

Rates per person:

TRIPLE ROOM:                     US$ 225.00

DOUBLE ROOM:                   US$ 235.00

SINGLE ROOM:                    US$ 375.00

 

TIKAL EXTENSION:

MON     Today, you will go back more than 2,000 years in time when you visit the Tikal National Park.  At 05:00 a.m., you will be picked up at Barceló Guatemala City Hotel for your transfer to the airport to board the flight to Flores, Petén. On arrival, our representative will take you to the Mayan City of Tikal which is located in the center of the National Park that bears its name, and has an extension of 222 square miles. Tikal was inhabited from 600 BC., till 869 AD.  Its highlight was between 690 till 850 AD., a time period known by archaeologists as the Late Classic. Visit the Twin-Pyramid Complexes “Q” and “R”, Lost World Complex where the Great Pyramid and Temple 5C-49 are the most important. Also, visit Temple III and the Palace of the Windows, the Great Plaza, squared off with the pyramids of the Grand Jaguar and the Masks, the Palace of the Nobles, and Pyramid IV. This one is the highest of the Mayan pyramids, from its top a complete view of Tikal and its surrounding jungle can be enjoyed.  In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Santa Elena’s Airport to board the flight to Guatemala City. (An additional charge of US$3.00 per person will have to be paid at Flores, Airport for security local flight tax). On arrival, our representative will transfer you to Barceló Guatemala City Hotel for overnight accommodations.

TUE     Departure from hotel by hotel shuttle bus.

Rates per person:

TRIPLE ROOM ADD:                     US$ 415.00 pp

DOUBLE ROOM ADD:                   US$ 415.00 pp

SINGLE ROOM ADD:                    US$ 460.00 pp

 

* RATES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

- Accommodation as indicated, including American breakfast, 12% VAT, and 10% Tourism (Inguat) Tax.

- Sightseeing transportation as specified, including 12% VAT.

- Entrance fees to visiting sites.

- Tips to porters at hotels.

- Flight Gua/ Frs/ Gua with TAG (Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos).

        Gua/Frs: 06:30/07:10 Hrs.

        Frs/Gua: 18:30/19:15 Hrs.

- Allowed baggage weight for local flights is 20 pounds per person.  Airline charges US$1.00 for every extra pound.

- Fuel Charge domestic flight

- All rates are valid from November 1st, 2016 thru December 15th 2017 (subject to change until booked, paid and confirmed)

* RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

- International air  

- Meals not specified.

- Tips to Guide, Driver, and Chambermaids.

- Personal expenses such as:  beverages, phone calls, laundry, Wifi (where charged) etc.

-Travel Insurance (Recommended)