Guatemala - Land of the Maya

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Ends Antigua, Guatemala
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  • Antigua Explore this elegant colonial city set in a valley between three volcanoes
  • Lake Atitlan Visit some of the villages and towns around this beautiful lake by boat
  • Mayan sites Discover the huge Maya site of Tikal deep in the Guatemalan jungle, and the beautiful site of Copan
  • Chichicastenango Market Experience the bustle and colour of this busy local market
Start in Guatemala City and end in Antigua, the trip Guatemala - Land Of The Maya is a guided active and outdoor tour that takes 15 days. You will travel through Tikal, Coban, Guatemala City and 6 other destinations in Guatemala. Guatemala - Land Of The Maya is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Guatemala is one of the only remaining places where the living Maya culture can be truly experienced. This trip contrasts old and new, visiting modern indigenous communities thriving in the highlands around Lake Atitlan, as well as the early Maya cities of Tikal, Quirigua and Copan (Honduras). Hitting the highlights as well as getting far off the beaten path, this trip encompasses the beauty and colour of ancient Central America.

Lake Atitlan - Take a boat trip on this stunning lake, encircled by volcanoes, and visit the neighbouring Maya villages
Maya sites - Discover the atmospheric site of Tikal, its spires poking out of deep jungle, and the peaceful site of Copan
Chichicastenango Market - Throw yourself into the bustle and colour of this busy market, and see the modern Maya culture come to life
Festivals - Witness the Holy Week celebrations in Antigua, or the giant kite festival celebrated as part of the Day of the Dead festivities in Sumpango
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  • Day 1 : Join tour in Guatemala City
  • Day 2 : Short city tour of Guatemala City, head to Copan (Honduras)
  • Day 3 : Explore the Copan archaeological site, optional Macaw Mountain trip
  • Day 4 : Drive to Puerto Barrios, boat to Livingston
  • Day 5 : Boat trip on the Rio Dulce, continue to Tikal
  • Day 6 : Guided tour of Tikal, travel to Flores
  • Day 7 : Visit the Candelaria Caves, continue to Coban
  • Day 8 : Visit Biotopo del Quetzal Reserve, transfer to Antigua
  • Day 9 : All Saints Celebration Giant Kite Festival, drive to Lake Atitlan
  • Day 10 : In Santa Catarina; boat trip to visit villages inhabited by Tzutuhil Indians
  • Day 11 : Visit to Chichicastenango then drive to Nebaj
  • Day 12 : Explore the Nebaj Valley
  • Day 13 : Drive to Antigua via Iximche
  • Day 14 : Tour of Antigua; free afternoon
  • Day 15 : Trip ends in Antigua
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  • 14 Breakfast
  • 5 nights comfortable hotel
  • 6 nights premium hotel
  • 1 night comfortable lodge
  • 2 nights simple hotel
  • Bus, Boat
  • Explore Tour Leader, Boat Crew, Driver(s), Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Guatemala City and from Antigua are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Guatemala - Land of the Maya tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Guatemala - Land of the Maya tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


A deposit of 235 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 29 July 2020 full payment is required.

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Guatemala - Land of the Maya 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.


For this Guatemala - Land of the Maya 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.

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