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Tikal National Park
You will be picked up early at your hotel to take the just over 1 hour domestic flight to Flores Petén. On arrival, a member of our staff will pick you up and take you to a place where you can have breakfast (not included). From there we take you to the world famous UNESCO site of Tikal National Park, an UNESCO world cultural heritage site since 1979.
Tikal’s national park covers an area of 57,000 hectares and was an ancient Maya civilization’s complex dating back to 600 BC. There are over 3,000 separate buildings dating from 600 BC to AD 900, including temples, residences, religious monuments decorated with hieroglyphic inscriptions and tombs. Decades of archaeological work have uncovered most of the major buildings, although a good portion of the original city is still awaiting excavation. There are many pyramids, temples, and palaces waiting for you to be explored. Highlights include the Plaza of Seven Temples, the Palace at the Central Acropolis and the Lost World complex. Besides the fact that the ruins themselves are fascinating, the natural beauty of Tikal National Park and its surroundings will captivate you. The rainforests around Tikal are beautiful and home to many birds and animals, including parrots, toucans, and monkeys. In the tour you will visit the Complexes Q and R, the Temples IV and V, the Lost World and The Main Plaza with the Temples I and II and the Ruler´s Palace. After the tour you will take lunch (included) inside the park. Then you will be taken to Mundo Maya Airport Flores for the return flight back to Guatemala City, where a member of our staff will be waiting for you and bring you back to Antigua Guatemala.
Availability: Every day Departure times: 04:00 am Departure point: Your hotel or homestay Duration: The whole day Price:
423 USD p.p.
This tour is also available First Class or by Luxury Bus
Competent guide, entrance fee, transportation from/to Flores, lunch (no drinks), domestic flight ticket, private shuttle from/to Antigua
Not included tax at the Mundo Maya Airport Q20
What to Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera, some extra money
“Antigua Villages Tour” on Motorcycle – Q540 P/P Price Rack
This unique tour on motorcycle will take us on the highway to reach the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. We will visit the town square and the local textile market. From there we will visit the textile museum and see the traditional Mayan outfits of local villagers around Sacatepequez. On our way back we will pay a visit to Ciudad Vieja (the first capital of Guatemala) and pass by the neighboring towns of San Miguel Escobar and San Pedro de las Huertas, until reaching the indigenous town of Santa Maria de Jesus at the base of the Agua volcano. We finish off the tour by visiting Earth Lodge or Hobbitenango at El Hato on the opposite end of the valley. This Earth Lodge is famous for its resemblance to the under-hill houses of “Hobbits”, characters from the well-known Lord of the Rings books and films. Once in El Hato we take a short hike down to “Earth Lodge” to enjoy the views, relax on the hammocks, and grab a snack. The last stop is down the mountain to “El Cerro de la Cruz” where we can get a birds-eye-view of Antigua.
Availability: Every day Departure times: 09:30 am Departure point: The Adrenalina Tours office in Antigua Duration: 4 to 5 hours Price:
83 USD p.p.
Included: Motorcycle and equipment, Spanish-speaking guide,
What to Bring: Comfortable clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera
There are many means of transportation, but there is nothing quite like taking a horseback ride while enjoying the beauty of nature. Accompany us to the oldest stables of Antigua and enjoy a scenic and unforgettable ride through the mountains and trails of Antigua Guatemala.
Established in 1989 and founded by English riders, Ravenscroft Stables have several years of experience in breeding and high standard training with horses. The rides take around 2 to 3 hours and lead us through the spectacular area around the town of San Juan del Obispo. Personally guided by the owners, this ride is designed by an experienced rider who can control the horse in all its steps. If you are a less experienced rider, slower pace instruction and suitable horses are also available.
Boots or half-chaps and helmets are provided by us at no additional charge.
The walks usually leave San Juan at 9:00 am, but you are expected at the stable at 8:30 am to have time to test the boots and the other equipment.
Arrival in the afternoon is at 3:00 pm.
Tour of Lake Atitlán in one day
Visit the most beautiful lake of the world and three surrounding villages in one day!
The tour starts 05:30 with a group transfer that takes you from Antigua to Panajachel. We arrive at Panajachel at 08:30, and at 09:15 we will depart de dock by boat to visit three villages around the lake.
The first town we visit is San Juan la Laguna, a very calm village with a Tzutujil population. Here you can find dozens of female-run weaving Co-Operatives, producing beautiful textiles according to time-honored methods passed down through generations, often using organic local cotton and natural dyes. You will also find delicious chocolate, natural and organic shampoo, soaps, other toiletries, as well as many beautiful paintings and art galleries. The best part of purchasing some of these natural products or local art is that profits are injected right back into the community, where it is most needed.
Our second stop is at San Pedro la Laguna, where you can enjoy a true Guatemalan coffee and learn about the whole process of altitude- and volcanic coffee. The coffees here developed are known for their clean sweetness and sparkling acidity, due to the combination of rich volcanic soil and good elevation. Atitlan’s soil is rich with organic matter; about 90% of coffee in Atitlan is cultivated along volcanic slopes that surround Lake Atitlan. After our little coffee break we will visit the local market and church of San Pedro.
At 12:30pm we have a one hour lunchbreak (lunch is not included), after which we continue our tour to Santiago Atitlán. Santiago Atitlán is the largest village surrounding the lake and counts with the largest Tzutuhil population. It is also home to one of the altars of Saint Maximon, San Simon or Ri Laj Mam, as he is affectionately known. Maximon is a Native American saint who originated from the Mayan Tzutujil tribe in Santiago Atitlan. Maximom is now know all over the world and attracts worshippers in need of divine intervention, miracles or simple aid in day-to-day problems. Help is given wherever needed, whether the request is a good or a bad one. After having paid a visit to Maximon, we will walk to the formidable parish church that was built by the Franciscans in the mid-16th century. We then go back to the dock, passing a street full of artisan shops where you can buy your last souvenirs.
Traveling from town to town, one can witness the changes between regions and villages (pueblos) by the patterned designs and styles of the women’s blouses and skirts. Each one is representative of an area or town. Even the men in some areas, such as Santiago Atitlan, still use their traditional clothing that includes special hats and knee-length pants decorated with birds.
At 15:00 pm we return to the pier in Panajachel and at 16:00 pm collective transfer will take you from Panajachel back to Antigua.
Availability: Every day Departure times: 05:30 Departure point: Your hotel in Antigua Duration: Full day Price:
83 USD p.p.
Included: All means of transportation, Spanish-speaking guide
What to Bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera, some extra money