Antigua to Lake Atitlán to Petén, Guatemala

Living Culture and Traditions: from Lake Atitlán to Maya Temples

The best and essentials of Guatemala!  Welcome to one of the most diverse countries in Central America. This 11 day journey will allow you to immerse yourself in the living culture and traditions of majestic Lake Atitlán and Chichicastenango, the volcano views  of Antigua Guatemala and the natural wonders and Maya temples of the Maya Biosphere Reserve. This itinerary has to begin on a Monday or Friday if you want to visit the market. 

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Duration

11 Days / 10 Nights

Travel Style

Comfortable Stay, Cultural Immersion and Family Friendly

Languages

Spanish and English
English speaking local & specialized guides during all activities.

Physical Activity

Light activity

Location

Small Towns/Villages, Lake and National Park

Connect

Wifi: Limited
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: Spanish and English

Highlights

  • Visit colonial and historic monuments in Antigua. 
  • Taste the best coffee with local farmers.
  • Interact with artisans in San Juan la Laguna.
  • Walk the colorful alleys of Santa Catarina Palopó.
  • Experience the largest market in Central America.
  • Swim in the pristine waters of the Cráter Azul.
  • Explore the ancient Maya kingdom of Tikal. 
  • Try delicious local food everywhere you visit. 

Details

Schedule

Fly into Guatemala City on Day 1 to start

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Lodging

10 Nights Boutique Hotel and Eco Lodge

Guide

Bilingual guide and Local guide (not bilingual)

Food

Some meals included (see itinerary)
Included meals are noted in the itinerary: B= Breakfast, BB=Box Breakfast, L= Lunch, BL= Boxed Lunch, D= Dinner. You will be eating traditional regional Guatemalan dishes and local treats on your trip. In some cases the meals will be home cooked by a local family. Veggie, Vegan and Gluten-free options are available with prior notification.

Transport

Boat, Private van and Airplane

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Etnica

Locally Owned Social Enterprise

Etnica partners directly with local associations, cooperatives, independent artisans, fishermen, farmers and local families throughout Guatemala, so they can provide travelers with a unique and culturally immersive adventure. They specialize in creating personalized travel experiences, founded on the empowerment of local communities.

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Getting There

Fly into Guatemala City to start the trip and you'll transfer to the colonial town of Antigua for your first night!
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