This tour is made thinking of those active and smart travelers in search of activity and information. If you are looking for adventure, moderate activity, trying different things, experiencing the local flavors and learning interesting facts, this itinerary is right for you. The highlights go from Colonial, indigenous markets, churches, volcanoes and Archaeology. Your guide will show you the history, the life of a local, hidden spots and the layout of the country.
Antigua is among the world’s best conserved colonial cities in the Americas. Cobblestone streets, art galleries, coffee shops, colonial architecture and wooden sculptures will make you want to stay a little longer. Your guide will show you the secrets of this town and amazing heritage buildings. He/she will make you understand why Spaniards settle on this valley and the troubles they encountered.
The area of Antigua is famous for growing one of the best coffees in Central America. Visit a real coffee hacienda to get up close and personal with the whole coffee making process, experiencing the smells, the sights and the flavor of one of Guatemala’s most famous exports.
Next, travel through the highlands to see one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. With three volcanoes rising out the emerald surface. At the same time the sun sets between them. Embark on a boat to visit two indigenous villages and see how locals live their daily life. Visit Chichicastenango, for sure one of the most colorful native market in the Americas. Experience the color, dialects, costumes, smoke and the mix of the Maya with the catholic religion.
Copan is known for being the Paris of the Mayan world. With its detailed art in a staircase, altars and high relief stelas. It is for sure a must when visiting the area!
And last, Tikal, an important ceremonial center with the construction of major pyramid and temples Tikal National Park contains some of the most fascinating archaeological remains of the ancient Maya Civilization. Excavated by Pennsylvania University, is the largest excavated site in the American continent.