Active Couple Mayan Culture Explorer Guatemala

Active Couple Mayan Culture Explorer

We loved GUATEMALA. This was our first visit to Central America and we found the country intriguing, complex, and exciting. We would definitely recommend traveling to Guatemala to friends and family.

13 Day Guatemala Itinerary
2 Adults
$177 pp/night
$4238 total USD

Adventure-packed activities and mesmerizing views…

The Pacaya Volcano hike was one of my favorite excursions! I really enjoyed the experience since I have always wanted to be on a volcano. It just so happens that Pacaya had a great, recently added to lava flow too! I also loved Yaxha. We liked the 'remoteness' and feel of the site. The fact that the site was not totally excavated, but was rising out of the jungle with tree canopies and howler monkeys above us was appealing, as was the absence of crowds.

I’ll always remember this trip because...

The market tour at Chichicastenango pleased me more than I expected. Our guide was very good; he added to the experience. He took us to the vegetable market, the cemetery (where Mayan religious activities were going on), and there was a religious procession going through the market. The whole experience was like being in the midst of a live Mayan culture; much more than just a 'shopping experience'.

The highlight of this trip…

All the transportation during the trip was wonderful. We absolutely loved the boat ride down the Rio Dulce. It was one of the highlights of the entire trip. The trip down the main river, and especially some of the side trips into tributaries to drop off/pick up travelers, was great. A particular boutique hotel, Finca Tatin, looked very interesting for future trip possibility. Bitty provided excellent advice and service throughout the whole planning process. I appreciated her meeting us at the airport when we arrived in Guatemala. In all my contacts with her, she was very professional and responsive.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 2 days

Transport

flightGuatemala City, Guatemala to Flores and Santa Elena  
private driverFlores and Santa Elena to Rio Dulce Fronteras, Izabal  
shuttleRio Dulce Fronteras, Izabal to Livingston, Izabal  
shuttleLivingston, Izabal to Rio Dulce Fronteras, Izabal  
private driverRio Dulce Fronteras, Izabal to Antigua  
private driverLake Atitlan to Guatemala City, Guatemala  

DAY 1


Lake Peten Itza

Camino Real Tikal - night 1 of 3

Guatemala City to Flores and Santa Elena

Guatemala City to Flores and Santa Elena
Guatemala City to Flores and Santa Elena
Flight transport type
5:30 pm - 7:55 am pickup/drop-off time
-9.58 hours duration

At present, domestic flights within Guatemala are fairly limited. The only regularly scheduled flights travel between Guatemala City and Flores, with a flight time of about 45 minutes. There are, however, ongoing improvements to many airports around the country – including those at Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango, Retalhuleu, and Puerto San José – and it’s hoped that there will be a good network of local flights in the coming years.

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Camino Real Tikal
Camino Real Tikal
3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Camino Real Tikal is located 45 minutes from the Tikal National Park. Set along the shores of Lake Petén Itzá, this hotel has comfortable rooms and a beautiful location.

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DAY 2


Lake Peten Itza

Camino Real Tikal - night 2 of 3

Yaxhá One Day

Yaxhá One Day
Yaxhá One Day

Yaxhá is the third largest Mayan site in Guatemala, but due to its seclusion, it tends to lack large crowds. Enjoy a visit to Yaxhá during this one-day tour.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:30 am - 2:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 3


Lake Peten Itza

Camino Real Tikal - night 3 of 3

Tikal One Day

Tikal One Day
Tikal One Day

Tikal National Park is the most amazing tour where you will be taken back thousands of years to the seat of the Maya Culture.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 8:45 am - 2:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 4


Lake Peten Itza / Livingston, Izabal

Camino Real Tikal

Villa Caribe - night 1 of 2

Flores and Santa Elena to Rio Dulce

Flores and Santa Elena to Rio Dulce
Flores and Santa Elena to Rio Dulce
Private transport type
8:00 am - 12:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.00 hours duration

Private transportation is a good option for travelers who desire comfort and flexibility while exploring a new country. These personal shuttles will take you anywhere in Guatemala and can typically accommodate changes in your schedule.

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Villa Caribe
Villa Caribe
3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Villa Caribe is set in the town of Lívingston. The hotel’s location — at the estuary where the Río Dulce reaches the Caribbean — is unbeatable, and the hotel has well-appointed rooms.

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DAY 5


Livingston, Izabal

Villa Caribe - night 2 of 2

DAY 6


Livingston, Izabal / Antigua

Villa Caribe

Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua - night 1 of 4

Livingston to Rio Dulce, Fronteras

Rio Dulce to Antigua

Livingston to Rio Dulce, Fronteras
Livingston to Rio Dulce, Fronteras
Shuttle transport type
9:30 am - 11:00 am pickup/drop-off time
1.50 hours duration

Shared shuttles offer convenient transportation between popular Guatemalan destinations. The shuttles are comfortable and typically have door-to-door service.

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Rio Dulce to Antigua
Rio Dulce to Antigua
Private transport type
10:00 am - 2:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.50 hours duration

Private transportation is a good option for travelers who desire comfort and flexibility while exploring a new country. These personal shuttles will take you anywhere in Guatemala and can typically accommodate changes in your schedule.

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Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua
Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua
3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Set within a restored colonial home, Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo has inviting rooms and a pleasant atmosphere. This hotel is located just a few blocks from the central park of La Antigua, Guatemala.

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DAY 7


Antigua

Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua - night 2 of 4

Antigua Walking Tour Half Day

Antigua Walking Tour Half Day
Antigua Walking Tour Half Day

La Antigua is one of Guatemala’s most charming and historic cities. During this half-day walking tour you’ll visit some of Antigua’s best sites.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 9:00 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 8


Antigua

Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua - night 3 of 4

DAY 9


Antigua

Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua - night 4 of 4

Pacaya Volcano Hike

Pacaya Volcano Hike
Pacaya Volcano Hike

The Pacaya Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala. During this tour, you’ll hike up the volcano and enjoy incredible views of both the volcano and the surrounding area.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 6:00 am - 2:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 10


Antigua / Lake Atitlan

Posada de Don Rodrigo Antigua

Posada Don Rodrigo Atitlan - night 1 of 3

Mayan Cosmology and Archaeology Tour

Posada Don Rodrigo Atitlan
Posada Don Rodrigo Atitlan
3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo is located in the town of Panajachel, which lies along the northern shores of Lake Atitlán. The hotel has clean, spacious rooms and beautiful views of the lake.

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Mayan Cosmology and Archaeology Tour
Mayan Cosmology and Archaeology Tour

This tour brings travelers to the Postclassic Mayan site of Iximché. Iximché was once a Kaqchikel capital and today it’s still used in many Mayan ceremonies.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 9:00 am - 4:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 11


Lake Atitlan

Posada Don Rodrigo Atitlan - night 2 of 3

Market Tour to Chichicastenango

Market Tour to Chichicastenango
Market Tour to Chichicastenango

Experience the colorful Chichicastenango market on this one-day tour. The market is a good place to experience Guatemalan culture and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:00 am - 2:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 12


Lake Atitlan

Posada Don Rodrigo Atitlan - night 3 of 3

Hiking San Pedro Volcano

Hiking San Pedro Volcano
Hiking San Pedro Volcano

The San Pedro Volcano was declared a national park in 2006. The volcano is covered with tropical forests and takes about 4 to 5 hours to reach the summit along a well-maintained trail.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 6:00 am - 2:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 13


Lake Atitlan

Posada Don Rodrigo Atitlan

Panajachel to Guatemala City

Panajachel to Guatemala City
Panajachel to Guatemala City
Private transport type
8:00 am - 11:00 am pickup/drop-off time
3.00 hours duration

Private transportation is a good option for travelers who desire comfort and flexibility while exploring a new country. These personal shuttles will take you anywhere in Guatemala and can typically accommodate changes in your schedule.

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