Private transfer from International airport (Guatemala City) to Antigua the colonial city, cultural heritage of humanity declared by the UNESCO. Our driver will be waiting as long as necessary, our Meet and Greet starts here!
Hotel Posada la Merced, double room with Breakfast included
UPGRADE possible to other hotels
8:00 hrs - Cultural Walking City tour in Antigua. Walking around in this wonderful city and learn more about the Guatemalan history during colonial times, all of this together with a bilingual and certified guide. We will visit the Cathedral and the main square, convents, churches and other principal monuments while we explain the city history.
15:00 hrs. –Collective shuttle transfer from your hotel in Antigua Guatemala to Quetzaltenango also known as Xela, arriving at 18:30 hrs. approximately.
Hotel Modelo, double room with breakfast included
Note: See also Frequently Asked Questions about collective shuttles > http://www.adrenalinatours.com/shuttles/frequently-asked-questions.html
7:00 am –Tour to Takalik Abaj, Olmec site combined with Reserve El Patrocinio (coffee farm) down to the coast (Pacific). The ancient city of Tak'alik Ab'aj, what in K'iche means "standing stone" (Piedra Parada) played an important role in trade in the region and maintained a very prolonged occupation from pre-classical period medium to late classic (1000 BC to 900 AD), one of the longest reported in the Mayan world.
The Coffee Farm, Reserve is located in the lowlands of Guatemala in the Subtropical Humid Forest... Conservation is financed by own incomes of agricultural crops and tourism program, with a total of 10 families living in the reserve. Since 1997 they have planted a total of 20,000 trees, it is also part of Important Area for Bird Conservation Santiaguito Volcano.
2nd Night in Quetzaltenango, Hotel Modelo, double room with breakfast included.
Lunch NOT included in the tour.
Alternative (small extra to be paid) > Full day visit area of the Cotzulmalguapa culture , in the middle of cane fields , unknown , away from the beaten path ! Ask for more information if interested. The “Cotzumalguapa Archeological tour” takes place in the municipality of Santa Lucia cotzumalguapa, in the department of Escuintla on the pacific plains of Guatemala.
It has been designed for adventurous people of all ages either young or adult and it can be done in two ways.
1-Performing a hike of 2 or 3 hours through sugar cane plantations, locating dispersed monuments and interpreting their iconography, as well as the main acropolis of this city that flourished in the Late Classic period of the Mayan Civilization.
2-In automobile taking short walks to and from the monuments which reduces time at least one hour. The first option is for people who likes to combine history and archeology tourism with physical activity. The second is for people interested in history and archeology of ancient cultures who are not willing to a large expedition of physical energy.
From Quetzaltenango the tour lasts approximately 10 hours, having breakfast and lunch along the way. i. e. getting up early.
Private transfer from Quetzaltenango to Huehuetenango, and visit Zaculeu, ending in Guatemala City. Zaculeu or Saqulew is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in the highlands of western Guatemala, about 3.7 kilometers (2.3 mi) outside of the modern city of Huehuetenango.
We return through Santa Cruz de Quiche with a visit to Gumaarkaaj (also known as Utatlan) archeological site. In other words, again EARLY leaving today!
Night in Hotel Villa Toscana Guatemala City, http://hostalvillatoscana.com
4:45 am –Transfer from the Hotel in Guatemala City to Domestic Airport in Guatemala City
6:30 am – Flight with TAG from Guatemala City to Flores, arriving at 7:15 am approximately
7:30 am –Transfer from the airport to Tikal tour (Include: Guide, entrance fees, lunch) take approximately 4 hours
FREE AFTERNOON in TIKAL, to explore on your own.
Night in Tikal, Hotel TIKAL INN (with swimming pool) with breakfast next day.
Free morning in Tikal (You can visit or organize a sunrise tour with the Hotel / not included)
15:00 hrs. –Collective transfer from the Hotel in Tikal to Mundo Maya Airport, Flores
18:30 hrs –Flight from Flores to Guatemala City, arriving at 19:15 approximately
Transfer from airport to Hotel Villa Toscana
Transfer from hotel to airport and OUT
All ground transportation, private and collective as written
Domestic flight go and return GUA / FRS / GUA
Tours as indicated in the itinerary, focused on archeology with TAKALIK ABAJ / ZACULEU / GUMARKAAJ / TIKAL
All hotels based on double room occupancy with breakfast daily
1x lunch in TIKAL
Tips to drivers and guides