Guatemala & Copan - 8 days, 7 nights

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  • Arco de Santa Catalina at Antigua, Guatemala
  • Central plaza at Quetzaltenango
  • San Pedro Volcano at Lake Atitlan
  • Indigenous women at Chichicastenango, Guatemala
  • Main archaeological site at Tikal, Guatemala
  • Main archaeological site at Copan, Honduras
  • Rosalila Temple at Copan, Honduras
  • Palacio Nacional at Guatemala City

ITINERARY

DAY 01

Arrive at Guatemala City, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport, we will drive you to Antigua Guatemala, a city founded in the early 16th century. Built 1,500 meters above sea-level, in an earthquake-prone region, it was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773, but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins.

DAY 02

In the morning, we will discover the timeless colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, nestled in a valley surrounded by the peaks of three towering volcanoes. Over time it became the most important city in Central America, adorned with monasteries, churches and other monuments built in the Spanish Colonial architectural style. While in Antigua you will explore both the restored colonial buildings as well as those left as ruins throughout the city. Among the intricate colonial buildings and interesting museums you will visit on our tour, you will explore the ornate La Merced church, the ruins of the Capuchinas convent and the San Francisco Cathedral, rest of the day is free for you to explore town, overnight at Antigua.

DAY 03

In the morning, you will be transfered to Panajachel, but before we will visit Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in Guatemala, here we will explore the architecture of the city, incluiding the Casa de la Cultura, the Municipal Theatre, Espiritu Santo Church, among other monuments. In the afternoon, we will continue to Panajachel for overnight.

DAY 04

Today, we will have a boat tour on Lake Atitlan and visit communities along the shore like Santiago de Atitlan, were we will find a Quiche indian population that descend from the Mayas and walk around this colonial towns, in the afternoon, you will be transferred to Chichicastenango for overnight.

DAY 05

We will visit the Chichicastenango Indian market, reputedly the largest outdoor market in Central America, which attracts buyers and sellers from near and far every Thursday and Sunday. Many great souvenirs can be found here, from colorful Mayan fabrics and ceremonial masks to genuine leather goods, jewelry and accessories. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Copan in Honduras for overnight, arriving late afternoon.

DAY 06

In the morning, we will have a guided tour of the main archaeological site that features the hieroglyphic staircase, the ball court and the famous stelas, in the afternoon, discover the various artifacts and art work carved in stone at the museum of Maya sculpture and the museum of archaeology, evening is at your disposal to stroll around the cobble stoned streets of the town of Copan and visit its numerous restaurants, coffee and souvenir shops, overnight at Copan.

DAY 07

Today, you will be transfered back to Guatemala City, arriving at noon, in the afternoon we will enjoy a cityt tour visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral, the city's main church. It has stood the test of time, having been completed in 1867, and has survived numerous earthquakes, then we will drive to the Guatemala Relief Map, an iconic scale map of the country, we will visit the National Palace of Guatemala, the symbol of the city and the President's headquarters. You will also see the Civic Center, the Central Plaza and the Ixchel Museum, overnight at Guatemala City.

DAY 08

You will be transferred to the Guatemala City airport to catch your flight back home.

SERVICES INCLUDED

Accommodations at 4-star hotels in double occupancy, all breakfasts, domestic air Guatemala City - Flores, private ground transportation in A/C vehicle, english speaking guide, entrance fees to all the attractions listed and hotel taxes.

*Departures on Sundays and Wednesdays only.

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