Visiting: Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Pacific Coast, Tikal and Roatan
- Day 1: Airport - Antigua
- Day 2: Antigua (Free Day)
- Day 3: Antigua - Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlan
- Day 4: Lake Atitlan - (Villages Boat Tour)
- Day 5: Lake Atitlan - Pacific Coast
- Day 6: Pacific Coast (Free Day)
- Day 7: Pacific Coast - Peten
- Day 8: Peten (Tikal Tour)
- Day 9: Peten (Free Day) - Guatemala City
- Day 10: Guatemala City - Roatán
- Day 11: Roatán (Free Day)
- Day 12: Roatán (Free Day)
- Day 13: Departure Roatán
Day 1: Airport - Antigua
Ready for your amazing Central America vacation?
Arrive into Guatemala City at (Time TBC) where you will begin this amazing tour. Our driver will be there to greet you and transfer you directly to your lovely charm hotel in Antigua. Spend an afternoon/evening enjoying this magical colonial town, considered by some to be the most beautiful in the world. Walk its romantic cobble stone streets and enjoy fine cuisine at one of the many excellent gourmet restaurants in the area.
GROUND TRANSPORT: Pick up from Guatemala Intl. Airport at (Time TBC) for private transfer in air conditioned minivan or SUV to Antigua (~ 45 min.) – Please look for driver with “TROPICAL DISCOVERY” Sign at airport
LODGING: 2 nights – Superior Double Room – Hotel Mesón de María
*Includes American breakfast
Day 2: Antigua (Free Day)
Free day for a magical Central America vacation on the colonial village of La Antigua, visit its monuments, museums, shop at the various Indian markets & stroll through the cobblestone streets.
Or you may opt for one of our special mountain biking, hiking, volcano, fishing, golf, horse back or culture tours. Please visit our Antigua Travel Guide Day Tours tab for more details.
Day 3: Antigua - Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlan
Today our private driver will pick you up at 8:00 a.m. and take you on a panoramic (~ 2 h) drive to visit the mystical city of Chichicastenango (Thursday & Sunday only, otherwise straight to Lake Atitlán).
Located at 2500 meters above sea level, this city is famous for its market on Thursdays & Sundays, where spats of traditionally dressed villagers in a kaleidoscope of colors, come to sell their very colorful textiles, fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also worth a visit is the peaceful yet colorful cemetery.
After lunch, depart for magical Lake Atitlán with direct transfer to your hotel to continue with your awesome Central America vacation. Spend the afternoon visiting the lake side village of Panajachel, enjoy a breathtaking sunset followed by a romantic dinner, or simply relax in your deluxe lake side hotel.
GROUND TRANSPORT: 8:00 a.m. pick up from hotel in Antigua for private transfer in air conditioned minivan or SUV to Chichicastenango (~ 2 h drive) then to Lake Atitlán (~ 1 h drive)
LODGING: 2 nights – Standard Double Room – Hotel Atitlán
Day 4: Lake Atitlan - (Villages Boat Tour)
Begin this day of your Central America vacation by taking a private boat tour to the many lakeside villages around Lake Atitlán. Your “lanchero” (boat driver) will pick you at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel and take you by boat to three of the local villages along the shore of the lake. Your guide will share many insights on local customs and traditions with you.
Enjoy the spectacular scenery the lake has to offer and learn more about the villagers, whose traditional costumes still vary from one village to the other, as well as their history. We recommend having lunch in Santiago Atitlán at Posada de Santiago, at Restaurante El Pescador, or at a local restaurant in Panajachel. Please ask your guide for recommendations.
For an idea of what this amazing lake has to offer, please click here.
VILLAGES BOAT TOUR: Your “lanchero” (boat driver) will pick you up from your hotel at 9:00 a.m. and take you by boat to three of the local villages along the shore of the lake.
*Includes private boat, private guide, driver & fuel
Day 5: Lake Atitlán - Pacific Coast
Spend a free morning enjoying one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Be picked up at your hotel lobby at 11:00 a.m. for your private transfer to the Pacific Coast and your deluxe Eco Lodge where your Central America vacation will continue. Make a quick stop for lunch in route and arrive around 3 p.m. An enchanting boat ride through a breathtaking National Reserve and protected mangrove forest will take you to the exclusive Pacific Pearls Lodge, Guatemala’s premier Eco Lodge. Built within a private coconut plantation extending over kilometers of desolate beach, and 100% solar powered, Pacific Pearls Lodge is ideal for those truly seeking a private and peaceful Central America vacation.
GROUND TRANSPORT: 11:00 a.m. pick up from hotel for private transfer in deluxe air conditioned minivan or SUV to the Pacific Coast (~ 4 h drive.)
LODGING: 2 nights – Plantation Suite – Pacific Pearls Lodge
Day 6: Pacific Coast (Free Day)
Spend a free day enjoying the tropical weather and the black sand beaches. Whether spiritual or physical, active or relaxing, on land, over or under the water, Pacific Pearls Lodge has a large range of activities offered to divert and enchant.
The Lodge is built on a strip of land with beautiful mangrove filled canals on one side, and miles of pristine black sand beaches on the other. Guatemala’s Pacific coast enjoys warm tropical weather throughout the year, and sunshine a good 300 days a year. This Pacific paradise will never let you down; with world class beach break for surfing and body boarding and miles of pristine canals to practice your favorite water sports in.
For more on the tours and activities offered at Pacific Pearls Lodge, please click here.
Day 7: Pacific Coast - Peten
Be transferred from your hotel in the Pacific Coast (pick up at 11:00 a.m.) to Guatemala City Airport. We will make one stop for lunch (not included) at Sarita Restaurant in Escuintla; after lunch, depart to Guatemala City Airport. You must be there 2 hours prior of your TAG 5:15 p.m. flight to Flores, arriving at 6:15 p.m.
GROUND TRANSPORT: 11:00 a.m. pick up from your hotel for private transfer in deluxe air conditioned minivan or SUV to Guatemala City Airport (~ 3 h and 30 min drive) with stop for lunch at Sarita Restaurant
AIR TRANSPORT: 5:15 p.m. departure from Guatemala City on TAG flight with arrival in Flores at 6:15 p.m.
GROUND TRANSPORT: Your private transfer will take you from Flores Airport to your hotel at 6:15 p.m. Please look for driver with “Tropical Discovery” Sign
LODGING: 2 nights – Rainforest Casita – La Lancha Resort
*Includes Continental breakfast
Day 8: Peten (Tikal Tour)
Something you won’t miss on this Central America vacation is the Tikal Tour!
At 9:00 a.m., after breakfast, your private guide and transport will pick you up at your hotel and take you to explore Tikal, one of the largest and most magnificent Mayan archeological cities in existence, which in its heyday (c. 700 AD,) was the capital of a vast Mayan empire. Your expert guide will share many insights on this Mayan city and provide a feel for the mysteries of this ancient culture. Have lunch in the midst of Mayan ruins and breathtaking flora and fauna; return in the late afternoon and spend the evening relaxing lake side, or opt for a visit & possibly dinner in the lovely town of Flores, the capital of the Petén region.
TIKAL TOUR: Your private guide and driver will pick you up at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel lobby in Petén, for private Tikal Tour
*Includes guide, lunch (without beverages), entrance fees and transportation
Day 9: Peten (Free Day) - Guatemala City
Free morning to enjoy the many attractions the Peten Region has to offer. You could opt for a morning tour of the romantic archeological site of Yaxha/Topoxte (highly recommended), or any of the other sites and attractions of the region based on your specific interest. Peten also boasts the largest protected tropical forest area in Central America, whose areas amazing fauna and flora, lakes, rivers, lagoons, caves, etc.. make it a perfect place to engage in all sorts of adventurous activities during your Central America vacation. Or of course, simply relax lakeside, soaking up the sun and enjoying the natural sounds of the rainforest…. Be transferred to the airport in Flores at 4:30 p.m. for your 6:30 p.m. flight back to Guatemala City with immediate transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City where you will catch a flight to continue with your Central America vacation.
GROUND TRANSPORT: Your private transport will take you to Flores airport.
AIR TRANSPORT: 6:30 p.m. departure from Flores on TAG flight with arrival in Guatemala City at 7:30 p.m.
GROUND TRANSPORT: At 7:30 your private transfer will pick you up from Guatemala Int. Airport to hotel – Please look for driver with “Tropical Discovery” sign
LODGING: 1 night – Standard Double Room – Westin Camino Real Guatemala City
Day 10: Guatemala City - Roatán
The next stop in your Central America vacation tour is the beautiful Roatán on Honduras’ Caribbean Coast. Be transferred by private transport at 3:45 a.m. to Guatemala City Airport for your TAG flight departing at 6:00 a.m.(Monday to Friday only). Arrive into Roatán at 8:35 a.m.
Roatán is the largest of the eight Bay Islands that lie some 40 miles off the Caribbean coast of Honduras, an archipelago patchwork that is all that remains of an ancient submerged volcanic mountain range, known as the Bonacca Ridge. The hotel transporters will take you directly to you spectacular beach resort in West Bay, the Mayan Princess. Just steps from your door, a powdery white sandy beach, leads to sparkling turquoise water and spectacular underwater gardens. Watch the sun slip into the sea from the veranda of your own luxurious villa, or stop by at the Beach Bar & Grill for sunset cocktails and island style appetizers. Enjoy a variety of exciting activities right on your first day or simply relax in the comfortable elegance of the Mayan Princess Beach Resort…
GROUND TRANSPORT: 3:45 a.m. private transfer from hotel to Guatemala City Airport (15 min drive).
AIR TRANSPORT: TAG flight, departing at 6:00 a.m. with arrival at 8:00 a.m. to Roatán
GROUND TRANSPORT: Be picked up at Roatán airport by FREE hotel transportation for transfer to hotel (20 min. drive) – Please look for driver with “Mayan Princess” Sign upon arrival in Roatán
LODGING: 3 nights – Standard Double Room – Mayan Princess Beach Resort
*Includes meals, snacks, beverages, WiFi, and transfers from/to airport.
Day 11: Roatán (Free Day)
Free day to enjoy the island and the resort. Stroll or take a water taxi to the West End to enjoy the local shops, buy a souvenir or dine at a restaurant. Or dive or snorkel some of the best reefs in the world. For more ideas on what to do when staying at the Mayan Princess on Roatán, please click here.
Day 12: Roatán (Free Day)
Another free day to enjoy the many activities offered on the island of Roatán and at the resort.
Why not rent a car or a scooter for the day and explore the island. The Roatan Institute for Marine Science offers Dolphin Swims and Dolphin Encounters several times daily for a once-in-a-lifetime-experience. In the evening stroll along the beach, enjoy the Caribbean sunset and maybe have a drink in one of the many beach bars.
Day 13: Departure Roatán
Enjoy your last morning of Caribbean sun and fun in your Central America vacation before catching your international flight back home. Take the hotel shuttle at Time TBC for your transfer to the International Airport.
Please let us know should you need flights to Guatemala City or similar for your return flights home and we will be happy to assist you.
GROUND TRANSPORT: FREE hotel shuttle to Roatan airport (~25 min drive); Please confirm time at the reception.
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*Please note all our tours are private; we can customize this itinerary to meet your specific choice of hotels, tours of interest, number of days, budget, etc…
Capuchinas convent in La Antigua Guatemala
Main door of Chichicastenango, Guatemala
The coast of Lake Atitlan. The Volcanos, Toliman and San Pedro in the back at the Town of Panajachel in Guatemala in Central America.
Highland at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala
Pacific Pearls Lodge
Private beach in Pacific Pearls Lodge in Guatemala
Temple II, Tikal, Guatemala
When George Lucas saw the Mayan temples of Tikal in Guatemala on a travel poster in England, he knew he wanted to use the location for one the Star Wars movies.
Panoramic view of the Roatan Island, Honduras
Pretty woman sitting in shallow water by a tropical beach, Roatán
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- • Ground transfers in air-conditioned vehicle,
- • Domestic flights,
- • Accommodation,
- • Tours and meals as per itinerary
- • International flights,
- • Passport and visa fees,
- • All items not specifically shown as included in package
- • Travel & cancellation insurance (highly recommended, please click here for more info.
- • Gratuities (recommended 10% for transporters)
- • Wire Transfer,
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- • Cancellations must be made in writing 45 days prior to arrival date (60 days for Christmas/New Year and Easter reservations) for full refund, subject to any cancellation fees that may be charged by the hotel and the administrative fee identified herein below.
- • If cancellations are not made in writing within 45 days (60 days for Christmas/New Year and Easter reservations), penalties may be equal to the total invoiced amount (hotel terms will apply).
- • All cancellations received at any time will be charged a minimum US$100 administrative fee .
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- • Please note all our tours are private; we can customize this tour to meet your specific choice of hotels, tours of interest, number of days, budget, etc.
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