NOTE: The itinerary below is an idea of how you can logistically spend your time in Guatemala.
I am able to coordinate any or all of your transports, accommodations, activities, tours, etc.
Everyone has a different travel style, interests and budget.
Let me know what works best for you for your vacation planning.
Day 1 / Sat – Arrival to Guatemala
Private transportation from airport to hotel in Antigua – @ 1 hour.
Antigua will be your home base as you travel. Safe to leave extra bags and items at the hotel.
Overnight in Antigua.
Day 2 / Sun – Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan / Panajachel
7:00 am – Shared tourist transport from your hotel in Antigua to Chichicastenango (2.5 hours).
Founded in 1541, Chichicastenango chichi is the most colorful open air market in the Mayan world. Shop for colorful hand made native textiles, masks etc.
2:00 pm – Shared tourist transfer to Panajachel (45 min.) located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Panajachel. “Pana” is one of the worlds most beautiful volcanic lakes surrounded by several small Mayan villages. Overnight in Panajachel.
Day 4 / Tue – Panajachel day trip
Choose between a selection of day trip ideas – hiking, boat ride, visiting villages, kayaking, etc.
4:00 pm – Shared tourist transportation from your hotel in Pana to your hotel in Antigua (2.5 hrs.). Overnight in Antigua.
Day 5 / Wed – Tikal
4:30 am Private transport from hotel/address in Antigua to airport
6:30 am Flight from Guatemala City to Flores
7:30 am Arrive Flores. Shared transfer to Tikal.
9:00 am Start group tour of ruins. *** entrance fee included ***
(Tour: Complex Q Main Plaza, 7 temples, Lost World @ 3 – 4 hours).
1:00 pm LUNCH (beverage not included). If you return to Tikal Park, ask your guide for your ticket.
6:00 pm TIKAL PARK CLOSES. Bring a strong flashlight, as it is DARK after sunset.
10:00 pm Electricity / Lights out at the hotel and Tikal Park.
Night in TIKAL. Private room with private bath. HOTEL TIKAL INN
Day 6 / Thurs – Tikal / Antigua
6:00 am TIKAL PARK OPENS.
7:00 9:45 am Breakfast at hotel.
Free day in and around TIKAL (or at the hotel pool).
11:00 am Check-out of hotel, but safely leave bags there.
2:30 pm Transfer Tikal to Flores airport from in front of your hotel.
4:50 pm Return flight for Guatemala City *** Q20. per person airport tax not included
5:45 pm Arrive Guatemala City. Transport to hotel/address in Antigua.
Night in Antigua
Day 7 / Fri. – FLIGHT DEPARTURE FROM GUATEMALA CITY
When ready, private transport from hotel in Antigua to airport in Guatemala city (45 min) in time to catch your flight home.
MANY HOTEL OPTIONS TO MEET YOUR BUDGET.
This itinerary is flexible but based on availability and NORMAL prices – Easter week (Semana Santa), Christmas, New Years Eve and other travel dates may allow for some or all activities listed at the same or higher prices.