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Toucan as seen in the jungle around Tikal

ARCHAEOLOGY, CULTURE, RUINS, NATURE, BIRDS, FLORA, FAUNA, JUNGLE, LAKES AND RIVERS

Tour Operators welcome you to: GUATEMALA: Country of traditions, nature, and friendship... The perfect combination to experience rivers, unexplored jungle, mountains, and lakes.


We will take you to the heart of the Maya World navigating the Usumacinta River through ancient cities, Tikal National Park, Uaxactun, etc. an impressive legacy of the Mayas from 3,000 years ago.

Feel yourself transported to another time as you wander through the colorful markets, an example of old traditions, the majestic colonial cities and more.

Our philosophy is to give you a different way to travel where good service and caring for your comfort are our main concerns.




View of roofcomb and temple Yaxchilan


MAYA WORLD EXPERIENCE (jungle, nature and Mayan ruins tour) Ceibal/Yaxchilan/Uaxactun/Tikal, 6 days/5 nights


Day 1 Welcome at Santa Elena Airport, Bus to Sayaxche where you board boat (just like the archaeologists use) to Ceibal. From there you continue on the river to Petexbatun Lodge (with all modern conveniences on the shore of a lagoon in the middle of the jungle) for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 Nature exploration trip: birds, flora, and fauna (maybe see monkeys, scarlet macaws, king condor, or catch a glimpse a harpy eagle) trip on Pasion and Usumacinta rivers overnight stay at the Posada Maya in Bethel across the river from Yaxchilan.

Day 3 Explore the Mayan site of Yaxchilan.You will admire the flora and fauna surrounding the site. Visit the palaces and temples, with their remarkable roofcomb, altars and panels from the Mayan ball game. Return to Posada Maya for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Beth to Tikal lunch in Flores on the lake (when in season eat the famous white fish from the lake and try some local Mayan specialties). Free time. Dinner and overnight at Tikal Inn.

Day 5 Ruins at Uaxactun

Day 6 Today you will visit one of the most spectacular of the Mayan cities, Tikal. In the afternoon return to Guatemala City.

Price per person based on double occupancy US$ 875.00


Package includes Transfers and tours described, English speaking guide, accommodations at hotels mentioned, all meals, entrance fees to parks and museums, and taxes. Mexican visa for Yaxchilan must be obtained in country of origin
Ladies (in native attire) selling their wares at Chichicastenango market

GUATEMALA AT A GLANCE (jungle nature, ruins, contemporary Mayan villages and Colonial tour)




Chichicastenango/Antigua/Ceibal/Tikal, 8 days/7 nights

Day 1 Meet and greet you at Guatemala City Airport and transfer to your hotel

Day 2 Visit the colorful Indigenous market in Chichicastenango and witness the religious ceremonies of the Local Quiche Indians, also visit Lake Attilan surrounded by majestic volcanoes and 12 indigenous villages.

Day 3 Free morning to explore the Indigenous villages. Afternoon leave for Antigua.

Day 4 Guide tour of Antigua, a colonial gem (UNESCO declared it a monument of Humanity because of its colonial architecture.) You will experience the charm of this former capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala in the three-century-old churches, convents and plazas. Overnight in Guatemala City

Day 5 Flight to Flores, transfer to Sayaxche where you board a river boat (like the archaeologists use) to Ceibal, overnight in Flores.

Day 6 Today you will travel back 2000 years in time as you visit Tikal ( the most impressive Mayan ruins in Mesoamerica. Overnight in Tikal (maybe you'll see a jaguar walking around or wake up in the morning to the conversation of the howler monkeys.)

Day 7 Free morning in Tikal. Afternoon return to Guatemala City and explore Day 8 Transfer to Airport two hours before your departure time.

HOTELS OPTION #1 OPTION #2
Guatemala City Hyatt Hotel Pan American
Lake Atitlan Marriot Dorado Posada Don Rodrigo
Antigua Casa Santo Domingo or Casa Noble Posada Don Rodrigo
Flores Nitun/Tikal Espendio Hotel Casona
Tikal Jungle Lodge Tikal Inn
Prices Single $955.00 $710.00
Double $675.00 $550.00
Triple $615.00 $510.00



Prices include all transfers and tours described, accommodations at selected hotels, meals described ( 1 box lunch, 1 lunch), airfare GUA/FRS/GUA. Minimum two persons.

Ceiba tree in the jungle around Ceibal. The angular protrusions are called buttresses and are how the tree stabilizes itself, because the layer of dirt in most jungles is so thin that the roots cannot go very deep into the soil. The flying buttress of gothic churches follow the same principles.

We also specialize in fishing and diving packages in Guatemala Honduras or Belize.
If you have any special interest in areas not mentioned here please contact us. We will customize a package to fit your needs.



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