Christmas in Antigua and Panahcehel –
Saturday / Travel to Guatemala
Transfer from airport to Antigua.
Included: Airport transport, hotel.
(Note: Many families choose to travel earlier for other activities / family time and meet the group in Antigua. Transport from Guatemala city to Antigua is included).
Sunday / Orientation/ Niños con Bendicion
Meet as a group for introductions and orientation.
Mid morning transport to San Antonio Aguas Calientes (@20 min from Antigua). Visit a “typical” home – try weaving, grinding corn, make tortillas and get a taste of daily life. Opportunity to buy textiles and crafts.
Afternoon/evening at leisure.
Included: Breakfast, transports, guide, snack, hotel.
Monday / Walking or Driving tour of Antigua.
Morning walking tour or hop on/hop off bus tour of the main sites of Antigua. Learn about the history and Modern cultures of Guatemala and visit some ruins around town.
Afternoon at leisure.
Included: Breakfast, guide, transport, museum entrance fee, hotel.
Tuesday / Iximche / Panajachel
After breakfast, depart for Panajachel via the ruins of Iximche – the first Capital of Guatemala after the conquest.
Iximche is still an active Mayan ritual site.
Visit the ruins with your guide then continue to Panajachel and your hotel.
Afternoon/evening at leisure.
Overnight in Panajachel Pana.
Breakfast, transports, entrance fees, hotel.
Wednesday / Fun Day on Lake Atitlan
After breakfast, take a boat ride on Lake Atitlan to the village of Santa Cruz where you will spend the day with your bilingual guide hiking, kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, relaxing and more! All equipment and activities as per USA safety standards. Enjoy a family style lunch. Late afternoon return to hotel in Pana.
Overnight in Panajachel.
Included: Breakfast, boat rides, activities, bilingual guide, lunch, hotel.
Thursday / Free Day Free day to enjoy the hotel pool, take another boat ride, visit the nature reserve, zip line, shop, etc OR: Day trip to Chichicastenango (activity fees extra).
4:00pm Transport to Antigua.
Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Antigua
Included this day: Breakfast, transport to Antigua, hotel.
Friday / Mayan Music Museum OR Pacaya Volcano Climb OR Zip line / mule ride / coffee tour / paintball
Morning transport with guide to Mayan Music Museum “La Azotea” cultural complex outside Antigua. Visit music and coffee museums. Return to Antigua when ready. Breakfast, transport, bilingual guide, entrance fees.
OR: 8:00am – 3:00pm +/- PACAYA VOLCANO CLIMB ($25. p/p extra fee) Included: Breakfast, bilingual guide, transports, entrance fees, lunch.
OR: 8:30am, or 10:30am – Take shared tourist transport to “Finca Filadelfia” @10 min outside Antigua. Free time to enjoy any or all of their available activities as a family. Afternoon return to Antigua when ready (extra cost depends on activities chosen). Included: Breakfast, shared transports.
Overnight in Antigua.
Saturday / Departure Included: Breakfast (for those departing after 7:30am), airport transport.
“The bottom line”
Package includes the following services as listed in the full itinerary:
IN COUNTRY SUPPORT with EMERGENCY CONTACT 24/7; WELCOME PACKET with information and maps; use of CELL PHONE; LOCAL CURRENCY UPON ARRIVAL; PROFESSIONAL BILINGUAL GUIDE; ALL TRANSPORTS; ENTRANCE FEES / ACTIVITIES as per the itinerary; 7 nights HOTEL (5 in Antigua, 2 in Panajachel); Daily BREAKFAST.
4 PRICING OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO BEST MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR FAMILY.
Costs are per person. Extra fee for single room.
Platinum – $1280: (Antigua) Porta Hotel Antigua / Posada de Don Rodrigo
Gold – $1175: (Antigua) Porta Hotel Antigua / Hotel Dos Mundos
Silver – $920: (Antigua) Hotel San Jorge / Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo.
Bronze – $840: (Antigua) Hotel San Jorge/ Hotel Dos Mundos.
Porta Hotel Antigua – Rooms with 2 queen beds (+ cot upon request), restaurant, heated pool, garden and play area, buffet breakfast.
Hotel San Jorge – Located across the street from the Hotel Antigua, with free wifi, drinking water, garden with outside sitting areas. Light breakfast included, additional items available for small extra fee. Rooms with 1 double bed + 1 or 2 twin beds.
Posada de Don Rodrigo – Lake view suite with 2 queen beds (+ cot upon request) and private garden area, restaurant, hammocks, large heated pool with water slide. Breakfast included.
Hotel Dos Mundos – Hotel located 1 block from the lake with restaurant, large garden area, small heated pool, breakfast included. Rooms with 1 double bed + 1 or 2 twin beds.
Payment via personal check (US Dollars) or Paypal.
Paypal payment adds 5%. Note: Prices and itinerary subject to change until reconfirmed! $200 p/p deposit holds your space and locks in package price.
Itinerary is flexible to add days before or after the group portion with your airport transports included – regardless of additional dates or arrangements.
For additional information: Nancy@GuatemalaReservations.com