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5 Day Classic Guatemala (Wednesday Departure)

5 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Guatemala
Depart for Guatemala. Upon arrival in Guatemala City. Balance of the day at leisure.

DAY 2, Thursday - Market in Chichicastenango and Church of Santo Tomas
This morning, meet with your Tour Manager for an orientation before departing for an exciting tour of Chichicastenango, the most picturesque and colorful Indian Market in the country. Hundreds of vendors from the surrounding countryside gather here to sell handicrafts, textiles, candles, food, flowers, and pottery. Spend time browsing the market for unique items that cannot be found elsewhere. Next, head to the 400-hundred year old Church of Santo Tomas, built on a pre-Columbian temple platform, and witness the captivating religious ceremonies that take place right on the steps. After the excursion, transfer back to Chichicastenango. Balance of the day at leisure. (
Breakfast)

DAY 3, Friday - Lake Atitlan and Tour of Antigua Guatemala
This Morning transfer to Lake Atitlan, arguably one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Formerly a volcano, water now covers the caldera to create the deepest lake in Central America. The banks of Lake Atitlan are home to many villages in which Mayan culture is still practiced. After the excursion, continue to Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1543 by the Spaniards, today Antigua is a beautiful blend of ruins, restored colonial buildings, and modern colonial-style buildings. Visit the heart of the city, Central Plaza, surrounded by the Palace of the Captains General, colonial churches, monasteries, and a jade factory. Take in the amazing beauty and atmosphere of the city before transferring to transfer back to Guatemala City. Balance of the day at leisure. (
Breakfast)

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Guatemala City
Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Guatemala City. Spend the day in "The Land of Eternal Spring" by exploring the many sights of Guatemala's capital city. Guatemala City is the largest city in Central America. View the city's museums or take time to explore Kaminaljuyu, an ancient Mayan City around which Guatemala City was built. Perhaps, join the optional full day Tikal, to visit one of the greatest Mayan ruins in Central America or, choose to attend the optional half day Guatemela City tour. (Breakfast)

Optional: Half Day Guatemala City Tour (AM)*
Optional: Full Day Tikal*


*Passengers cannot participate in both optional tours

DAY 5, Sunday - Depart Guatemala
Your vacation ends today after breakfast.  (
Breakfast)
Map
All This Included
  • 4 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Highlights
  • Tour of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 
  • Visit the colorful Indian Market and Church of Santo Tomas in Chichicastenango
  • Excursion to Lake Atitlan, the deepest lake in Central America
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers
Accommodations
Guatemala City: Barcelo Guatemala City
Chichicastenango: Mayan Inn
Notes
  • Please note on Day 4, optional Full Day Tikal cannot be combined with Half Day Guatemala City Tour.
  • This itinerary is performed by a local tour company. It is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies; signage may display the local tour company name, but will have your name; tour guides and vehicles may change throughout your tour, and your tour documents/vouchers may be requested to exchange for local bus/theater/hotel/flight/ferry tickets. Luggage tags or name badges are not provided.
  • This active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces (cobblestone), stairs, steps and significant slopes.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.