Upon arrival Transfer to the city of Antigua Guatemala. One of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Central America. A witness to the colonial grandeur of Spain, with its cobbled streets, beautiful buildings and classical architecture, Antigua is included by UNESCO in the world heritage fund of mankind.
Overnight in Antigua, Hotel Meson de Maria.
This day after breakfast, our driver will pick you up at 7:30 am, at your hotel (Sunday or Thursday) we will go to Chichicastenango to enjoy the colorful ethnic market, where the smell of incense and folk mysticism promise a unique atmosphere, where bargaining for goods is quite appropriate, and a church with mixed Catholic traditions and Mayan traditions. In the afternoon will be transferred to Lake Atitlan directly to your hotel.
Overnight in Panajachel, Porta Hotel del Lago.
Breakfast at hotel Meet your guide at the hotel at 08:00. You will go to a two-hour panoramic tour to Lake Atitlan. You swim by boat along the coast to the two village’s Indian village. Also you can visit Santiago de Atitlan and San Pedro. Your guide will tell you about local customs and traditions. You can enjoy spectacular views of the lake, as well as learn a lot about the settlements, whose traditions are passed from one to another, as well as their history. The irresistible beauty, and one of the most beautiful in the world Lake Atitlan is located in the crater of an extinct volcano on the background basalt slopes of the crater, covered with tropical vegetation, attracts many tourists from around the world. His so called Gringotenango (space aliens). The town itself cannot boast of monuments of colonial architecture. The brightest spot in the city is a colorful market, where they sell not only food, but also the products of local craftsmen and industrial products. In the afternoon transfer to Guatemala City.
Overnight in Guatemala City, Hotel Barceló.
Breakfast at hotel, Meet your guide at the hotel at 08:00, and transfer to the border of San Salvador. Our local guide will help with the migration formalities. Then transfer to San Salvador hotel accommodation. In the afternoon tour of San Salvador. Examination of the historical center, the main attractions, squares, the Cathedral, the handicraft market, relief map of San Salvador; overview of the city from the observation deck. Return to hotel
Overnight in San Salvador, La Terraza.
Breakfast at hotel, Meet your guide at the hotel at 08:00 Moving to Joya de Ceren, heritage of humanity in 1993 (authentic Mayan villages were preserved by volcanic ash over 1,400 years). This is a unique place that shows us the daily life of the Maya. The archaeological area of San Andres is an important ceremonial center, where was found the first factory for the production of indigo. Next you will visit the historic center of the ruins of Tazumal and in the evening return to the hotel.
Overnight in San Salvador, La Terraza.
Breakfast, Pick up at your hotel at 8:00 am for transport to Honduras’ border and the lovely colonial town of Copan. Arrive at your hotel overlooking the Central Plaza in the charming town of Copán, which has been at the heart of the Copan. In the afternoon 14:30 hrs, you will start your tour to the Main Archaeological Site, which includes the acropolis, the ball court, the hieroglyphic stairway and the great plaza of the stelae, as well as the Museum of Mayan Sculpture, acclaimed by experts as unique in the Mayan World. A masterpiece within the museum is the exact size replica of the famed Rosalila Temple, discovered in 1989. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing in your deluxe hotel or walk the charming town of Copan, visit its many shops and lovely restaurants and side walk cafes.
Overnight in Copan, Hotel Marina Copan.
Breakfast at hotel, Meet your guide at the hotel at 08:00. On the way stop at Quirigua. Here you can explore the greatest Mayan stela, a miracle must-see. Then we continue to Puerto Barrios, a stop for lunch. Arrival in Livingston in the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel by boat to Livingston. Here you can relax, swim and kayaking night in Livingston.
Overnight in Livingston, Hotel Villa Caribe.
Breakfast, our guide and (boat driver) will pick you up at your hotel at 08:30 and you go on a cruise on the river Rio Dulce, where you can get acquainted with the local flora and fauna. Closer to the Caribbean coast you will pass through the impressive canyon of the Rio Dulce. Next we go to Flores, the capital of the region of Petén (ride through the scenic about 3 hours). Stop for lunch. Arrival in Flores in the afternoon.
Overnight in Flores, Hotel Casona del Lago.
Breakfast at hotel, Meet your guide at the hotel at 07:30. Spend the day visiting and exploring Tikal, one of the largest and most magnificent Mayan cities in existence. Your expert guide will share many insights on this Mayan city and provide a feel for the mysteries of this ancient culture. Enjoy a fantastic lunch in the park; return in the afternoon and spend the evening relaxing lake side, or opt for a visit & possibly dinner in the lovely town of Flores, the capital of the Peten region.
Overnight in Flores, Hotel Casona Del Lago.
Breakfast, our driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel at 08:00 am, Transfer to Yaxha National Park (about 1 hour). Here we take a walk through the lush tropical forest, where the howling monkeys fill the atmosphere with voices. We conclude the day in the highest part of Temple 216, the tallest building, where we will enjoy an unforgettable evening listening to the birds singing. Transfer to the San Ignacio area. Overnight in San Ignacio, Hotel Midas Resort.
Situated high on the Vaca Plateau deep in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Caracol is the most extensive Mayan site in Belize and was only re-discovered as recently as 1936. The site of Caracol covers over 80 square miles with 30,000 structures and at its peak supported a population in excess of 150,000. Situated at 1600 feet above sea level (one of the highest located sites of the southern uplands region) with no natural water body close by, it remains a mystery why such a huge population centre like Caracol evolved where it is. However, the close proximity to both extremely hard stone and copal, two commodities highly prized by the Mayas may help explain this enigma.
At the heart of the site lies the massive pyramid of Caana (Sky Palace) which is now almost fully restored and reaches a height of over 135 feet. From the top you can enjoy breath taking panoramic views over the forest clad mountains. The drive to the site in the early morning occasionally allows guests to take a glimpse of tapirs, jaguars or ocelots, as they break their forest cover to cross the road. The sprawling site contains huge Ceiba, Mahogany and Sapodilla trees and is superb for birding (the rare Keel-billed Motmot is one of the many residents of the site). Wildlife such as Howler and Spider monkeys, the Oscellated Turkey, Coatimundi, Gibnut and Grey Fox are often sighted while quietly wandering along the site’s causeways or along trails connecting the plaza groups. Upon conclusion in the afternoon return to your hotel. Overnight in San Ignacio, Hotel Midas Resort.