The Guatemalan Explorer

The Guatemalan Explorer

This tour combines a fascinating range of activities and destinations. Over the course of a week you'll visit Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlán, Santiago Atitlán, Panajachel, Antigua, Ceibal, Tikal, and Guatemala City.

Featured in:Archeology, Living Maya, Ruins, Ceibal Natural Monument, Tikal National Park
23 hrs
Available Days:
Wed Sat
8:00 AM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

This tour can begin on either Wednesday or Saturday. Upon arrival in Guatemala City, you'll be transferred to your hotel.

The next day, you'll depart for Chichicastenango. Once here, you'll explore the colorful central market and then the Santo Tomás Church—both are unique cultural attractions in this town. Your afternoon is free, allowing you to continue shopping or explore more of Chichicastenango.

The next morning (Friday or Monday), you'll drive to Lake Atitlán and enjoy a boat ride to the picturesque village of Santiago Atitlán. In the afternoon you'll return to Panajachel and have some free time in the afternoon. You'll spend the night here.

Antigua is your next destination. While here you'll visit the town's most interesting attractions, including churches, convents, monasteries, and other colonial sites. In the afternoon you'll return to Guatemala City.

On Sunday or Wednesday morning you will take a flight to Flores. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to the Mayan archeological cite of Ceibal. After lunch, you'll be transferred back to Flores or to Tikal for accommodations.

The next day you'll visit Tikal, one of Guatemala's most impressive archeological sites. Enjoy the ancient temples and pyramids, and get good views of the surrounding jungle. In the afternoon you'll take a flight back to Guatemala City.

Wednesday or Friday you'll be taken to the La Aurora International Airport.

Attractions Visited

Ceibal Natural Monument

The Mayan site of Ceibal is located near Sayaxché in Guatemala’s Petén department. The site’s structures are partially restored and surrounded by a protected forest.

Read more:Ceibal Natural Monument

Tikal National Park

Set within the northern reaches of Guatemala’s Petén department is the incredible Mayan site of Tikal. With its massive Mayan temples, steep limestone pyramids and thick green jungles, Tikal is undoubtedly one of the top attractions in Guatemala. The ruins and surrounding forest are located within the Tikal National Park.

Read more:Tikal National Park

What to Bring

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

What's included

Entrance fees, baggage handling, and insurance. DOES NOT INCLUDE: Hotel, tips, personal expenditures, and food. Airline TAG $55.00 fuel Charge per person and $3.00 Exit Tax from FLores


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

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