THANKSGIVING in Guatemala * November 21 – 28, 2015
Saturday Nov 21 / 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 Nov 22 / 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 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 Nov 23 / Walking or Driving tour of Antigua.
Morning walking tour or driving 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 Nov 24 / 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. http://www.grupoquepasa.com/iximche-more-than-just-another-mayan-site/
Visit the ruins with your bilingual driver or guide then continue to Panajachel and your hotel. Afternoon/evening at leisure.
Overnight in Panajachel (Pana).
Included: Breakfast, transports, entrance fees, bilingual escort or guide, hotel.
Wednesday Nov 25 / 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, guide, lunch, hotel.
Thursday Nov 26 / Free Day (Thanksgiving !) 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).
3:00pm Transport to Antigua. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Antigua
Included this day: Breakfast, transport to Antigua, hotel.
Friday Nov 27 /Free day in Antigua – suggested activities include: Mayan Music Museum, Pacaya Volcano Climb, Zip line / mule ride / coffee tour / paintball, cooking class, chocolate making workshop, etc
Activity cost extra depending on your choice(s).
Included this day: Breakfast, hotel
*** activities this day are an extra fee.
Saturday Nov 28 / Departure
Airport transport from hotel.
Included this day: Breakfast (for those departing after 7:30am), airport transport.
*** Many families choose to stay longer in Antigua, go to Tikal, etc.
“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 – $1285: (Antigua) Porta Hotel Antigua / Posada de Don Rodrigo
Gold – $1180: (Antigua) Porta Hotel Antigua / Hotel Dos Mundos
Silver – $925: (Antigua) Hotel San Jorge / Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo.
Bronze – $845: (Antigua) Hotel San Jorge/ Hotel Dos Mundos.
Hotel options in Antigua:
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.
Hotel options in Panajachel:
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 adds 0-5% depending if you have an active account) .
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