Visit Restored Colonial Buildings, Colorful Markets, and a Lake Surrounded by Volcanoes on Guatemala Tour
This tour includes:
- Round airfare from Miami (MIA) to Guatemala City (airline and routing based on pricing and availability at time of booking)
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- Three-nights of accommodations at 4.5-star Barcelo Guatemala City
- One-night stay at Mayan Inn in Chichicastenango
- All transfers
- Breakfast daily
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive in Guatemala City
You’ll depart from Miami and arrive in Guatemala City about three hours later. A tour guide will lead the way to Barcelo Guatemala City, a 4.5-star hotel with a heated outdoor pool and four restaurants. Guests have the rest of the day to relax, or check out the surrounding boutiques and bars.
Day 2: Tour of Antigua Guatemala
About a 50-minute drive west, tucked amid volcanoes and rolling hills, the town of Antigua brims with restored colonial buildings and ruins. During a tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll see modern cathedrals and palaces on Central Plaza, a popular gathering spot adorned with fountains. In the afternoon, the tour heads north to Chichicastenango, or “Chichi.” Guests spend one night at the Mayan Inn, a boutique hotel filled with Guatemalan art and vibrant fabrics.
Day 3: Chichicastenango to Lake Atitlan
In the morning, you’ll visit Chichi’s open-air market, where hundreds of vendors sell hand-woven textiles, wooden masks, fresh corn tortillas, and other colorful wares. Watch religious ceremonies performed on the front steps of the market’s renowned Church of Santo Tomas. The next leg of the tour heads to the Guatemalan highlands and Lake Atitlan, a volcano-bordered body of water that U.S. News & World Report calls “arguably the most picturesque lake in the world.” Formed thousands of years ago in the crater of a massive volcano, it’s now Central America’s deepest lake.
Day 4–5: Leisure Day in Guatemala City
Guests have Day 4 to enjoy Guatemala City at their leisure. Known as “The Land of Eternal Spring,” Central America’s largest city is home to several noteworthy museums. One options is the National Museum of Ethnology and Archaeology, home to a stunning jade exhibit. You can also sign up for an optional city tour in the morning or a full-day jungle hike through Tikal National Park, leading past ancient ruins and magnificent Mayan temples (optional tours have extra fees).
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