Classic 6 Day Guatemala Tour

This tour is a nice mixture of culture, history, and beautiful scenery. Over the course of 6 days you'll visit Guatemala City, La Democracia, Chichicastenango, Quetzaltenango, Panajachel, Lake Atitlán, Santiago Atitlán, and Antigua.

from $ 310


Free cancellation

up to 15 days in advance

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  • Duration: 144 hrs
  • Available Days: Tue
  • Schedule: 8:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Architecture
Cultural
Guided Tours
Historic
Museum
Textiles
Chichicastenango Market
La Democracia
Santiago Atitlan Friday Market

This tour starts on a Tuesday in Guatemala City. Once you arrive, you'll be transferred to your hotel.

On Wednesday morning you'll visit the archeological site of La Democracia, which is well known for its ancient stone heads that were found in the nearby area. Afterwards you'll visit the Museo Cultura Cotzumalguapa at Finca Las Ilusiones, which hosts an assortment of sculptures found on the farmland. I the afternoon you'll continue on to Chichicastenango and spend the night here.

Thursday's tour includes a visit to both the colorful open-air market and the Santo Tomás Church. That afternoon you'll transfer to Quetzaltenango for accommodations.

Friday you'll tour the colorful animal market outside San Francisco El Alto; you can see chickens, pigs, and hens being bought and sold by locals. You'll then visit the San Andrés Xecul Church and head to Panajachel in the afternoon. Panajachel is a fun town set along the shore of Lake Atitlán. You'll spend the night here.

After breakfast on Saturday, you'll enjoy a boat ride to the picturesque village of Santiago Atitlán. The tour continues on to Antigua that afternoon.

Sunday morning you'll explore the former colonial capital of Antigua. You'll visit churches, convents, and monasteries. Afterwards you'll return to Guatemala City.

The tour ends Monday with a transfer to the La Aurora International Airport or a hotel of your choice.

Monday, transfer to La Aurora airport.

Attractions Visited

Chichicastenango Market

The Chichicastenango market is one of the most colorful and exciting markets in Guatemala. It’s open on Sundays and Thursdays and is an interesting cultural experience for travelers.

Chichicastenango Market

La Democracia

The small town of La Democracia lies east of Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa. The town is notable for the ancient stone heads that decorate its central plaza.

La Democracia

Santiago Atitlan Friday Market

Santiago Atitlán is one of the more traditional towns along Lake Atitlán, and its market is a good place to witness the intersection of local culture and commerce. The best days to visit the market are Friday and Saturday.

Santiago Atitlan Friday Market

What to Bring

Comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, hat, camera, bottled water, cash for tips, food, and crafts and other souvenirs.

What's included

Entrance fees, baggage handling, and insurance. DOES NOT INCLUDE: Hotel, tips, personal expenditures, and food.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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