Guatemala Encompassed

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  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Ends Guatemala City, Guatemala
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore the dramatic ruins of Tikal
  • Journey by boat on the picturesque crater lake of Lake Atitlan
  • Discover the spectacular World Heritage listed UNESCO city of Antigua
  • Bargain for treasures at the colourful Indian markets of Chichicastenango
Starting and ending in Guatemala City, the Guatemala Encompassed tour is a guided adventure tour that takes 11 days. You will travel through Panajachel, Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango and 3 other destinations in Guatemala. Guatemala Encompassed is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Experience a fascinating insight into the main archaeological, cultural and natural attractions of Guatemala. This memorable journey encompasses the best of Guatemala's spectacular highlights. Discover the rich and colourful Indian market of Chichicastenango where a riotous cacophony of colour, dialects and costumes abound and you will have an opportunity to test your haggling skills. Visit Lake Atitlan - one of the world’s most beautiful lakes with three stunning volcanoes rising out of its emerald surface. Explore the spectacular World Heritage listed UNESCO city of Antigua with its Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture. Travel on to Flores and to the ruins at Tikal where forest trails lead to a plethora of stone ruins that rise above the thick jungle canopy. Experience a fascinating insight into the main archaeological, cultural and natural attractions of Guatemala.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 07 2019
“This trip covers two of the three main touring areas of Guatemala, the highlands in the south and the Peten area (Mayan sites) in the north. It is run by World Expedition's local partners, with a high standard in vehicles, drivers and guides. The highlands segment (6 days) was excellent - the itinerary is varied and includes some very interesting places not commonly covered on other tours in this area. There is also a good amount of free time in lovely Antigua, so that you can fit in the Pacaya volcano trip (half day, either morning or afternoon) as an option. The Peten section was executed by another one of WE's local partners and it visits the fabulous Mayan sites of Tikal and Yaxha. We were not so impressed with the third site, Ceibal. Accommodation standard is generally very good, and the Barcelo in Guatemala is a lovely base, the Hotel Camino Real Tikal in Peten, is a lovely resort hotel and convenient to Tikal and Yaxha, but 40 minutes from Flores.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Guatemala City
  • Day 2 : Guatemala City panoramic tour and transfer to Chichicastenango via Iximche
  • Day 3 : Market at Chichicastenango, journey to Quetzaltenango
  • Day 4 : Lake Atitlan
  • Day 5 : To Antigua
  • Day 6 : Antigua sightseeing
  • Day 7 : To Guatemala City
  • Day 8 : Fly from Guatemala City to Flores
  • Day 9 : Yaxha sightseeing
  • Day 10 : To Tikal, fly to Guatemala City
  • Day 11 : To airport, where our trip concludes.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Comfortable well located accommodation on a twin-share basis in 3 or 4 star hotels
Meals
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Transport
  • Internal Flights Guatemala City / Flores / Guatemala City
  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure (transfers are also included if you book additional nights pre and post tour with us)
  • Transportation on a seat-in-vehicle basis
Guide
  • Expert bilingual guides (tour will be conducted in English and Spanish)
Others
  • Sightseeing and site entrance fees as listed
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Items of a personal nature ie laundry, phone calls
  • Drinks of any kind (e.g. bottled water, soft drinks, beers etc)
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Medical treatment
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Guatemala Encompassed tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

Guatemala Encompassed tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Guatemala Encompassed tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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