The Mayan Express

This weeklong tour exposes travelers to a variety of places in Guatemala. Among other things, you'll see the Mayan ruins of Tikal, the colonial buildings in Antigua, and the colorful market in Chichicastenango.

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  • Duration: 168 hrs
  • Available Days: Tue, Fri
  • Schedule: 8:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Archeology
Cultural
Historic
Living Maya
Ruins
Atitlán Nature Reserve
Chichicastenango Market
Tikal National Park
Topoxte Archaeological Site
Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo

On the first day of this tour, you'll arrive in Guatemala City and be transferred to your hotel for accommodations.

The next day you'll drive to Antigua, the old Spanish capital of Guatemala, for a short visit to this picturesque city. In the afternoon, the tour continues on to Chichicastenango for the night.

On the third day you'll visit Chichicastenango's colorful outdoor market and the St. Thomás Chuch. In the afternoon, you'll pass by Lake Atitlán for a short visit, then return to Guatemala City.

The following morning you'll board a flight to Flores. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to the archaeological site of Ceibal. After lunch return back to Flores or Tikal for accommodations.

The next day you'll be transferred to the archaeological sites and Topoxé and Yaxhá for a visit. After lunch return back to Flores or Tikal for accommodations.

On the sixth day you'll explore the archaeological site of Tikal. Tikal hosts some of Guatemala's most impressive (and famous) Mayan ruins. In the afternoon, you'll board a flight back to Guatemala City.

On the final day of this tour, you'll be taken to La Aurora International Airport or a hotel of your choice.

Attractions Visited

Atitlán Nature Reserve

The Atitlán Nature Reserve is located along the shores of Lake Atitlán outside the town of Panajachel. This private reserve offers all kinds of fun activities, including hiking, zip lining, swimming, and more.

Atitlán Nature Reserve

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

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.

Tikal National Park

Topoxte Archaeological Site

Topoxté is a Mayan site in Petén. Set on an island near the shores of the Yaxhá Lagoon, Topoxté has structures that date back to the Late Postclassic period.

Topoxte Archaeological Site

Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo

The Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo Natural Monument includes the Mayan sites of Yaxhá, Nakum, Topoxté, and El Naranjo. The largest site is Yaxhá, which sits between two lovely lakes. Yaxhá gained widespread fame in 2005 when Survivor Guatemala was filmed here.

Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo

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. TAG Trasnportes Aereos Guatemaltecos FUEL Charge $55.00 plus Exit Tax $3.00 per person.

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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