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Guatemala & All Its Splendor Tour

Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Tikal and Rio Dulce package

Private 13 Day / 12 Night itinerary



Arrive into Guatemala City at (Time TBC), where our driver will be there to greet you and transfer you directly to your lovely charm hotel in Antigua. Spend an afternoon/evening enjoying this magical colonial town, considered by some to be the most beautiful in the world. Walk its romantic cobble stone streets and enjoy fine cuisine at one of the many excellent gourmet restaurants in the area.

GROUND TRANSPORT: Pick up from Guatemala Int. Airport at (Time TBC) for private transfer in air conditioned mini van or SUV to Antigua (~ 45 min. drive) - Please look for driver with "TROPICAL DISCOVERY" Sign at airport

LODGING: 3 nights - 1 Superior Double Room Hotel Meson de Maria
*Includes American breakfast

Be picked up at 9:00 am, for a private 3-hour guided walking tour of La Antigua, with an expert guide who will share with you the many wonders of this city, once the third most important Spanish colony in the Americas. La Antigua was home to more than 30 monastic orders, stunning monasteries, convents and cathedrals from the Spanish colonial days. The tour consists of an informative walk behind the walls of this colonial capital, focusing on cultural trends, city history, restoration efforts and the city today.

ANTIGUA TOUR: Your private guide will pick you up at 9:00 am from your hotel lobby in Antigua, for private City Tour (~ 3 hour tour)
*Includes private guide and entrance fees.

Another free day to tour the magical colonial village of La Antigua, visit its monuments, museums, shop at the various Indian markets & stroll through the cobble stone streets. Or you may opt for one of our special mountain biking, hiking, volcano, fishing, golf, horse back or culture tours.

• For our recommended culture and adventure one day tours & activities from Antigua, such as City Tours, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Horse Back Riding, etc...please click here.

Today our private driver will pick you up at 8:00 am and take you on a panoramic (~ 2 hour) drive to visit the mystical city of Chichicastenango (Thursday & Sunday only, otherwise straight to Lake Atitlan). Located at 2500 meters above sea level, this city is famous for its market on Thursdays & Sundays, where spats of traditionally dressed villagers in a kaleidoscope of colors, come to sell their very colorful textiles, fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also worth a visit is the peaceful yet colorful cemetery. After lunch, depart for magical Lake Atitlan with direct transfer to your hotel. Spend the afternoon visiting the lake side village of Panajachel, enjoy a breathtaking sunset followed by a romantic dinner, or simply relax in your deluxe lake side hotel.

GROUND TRANSPORT: 8:00 am pick up from hotel in Antigua for private transfer in air conditioned mini van or SUV to Chichicastenango (~ 2h drive) then to Lake Atitlan (~ 1h drive)

LODGING: 2 nights - 1 Standard Double Room - Hotel Atitlan

Take a private boat tour to some of the many lake side villages around Lake Atitlan. Your lanchero (boat driver) will pick you at 9:00 am from your hotel and take you by boat to two of the Indigenous villages along the shore of the lake. We recommend visiting Santiago de Atitlan, San Juan La Laguna, or San Antonio Palopo. Your guide will share many insights on local customs and traditions with you. Enjoy the spectacular scenery the lake has to offer and learn more about the villagers, whose traditional costumes still vary from one village to the other, as well as their history. Should you like to go for a swim we can stop at Playa Dorada close to the village of San Pedro or take you to the hot springs close to St. Catarina Palopo. We recommend having lunch in Santiago Atitlan at the Restaurante El Pescador or, on your way back, at the beautiful Hotel Casa Palopo in St. Catarina Palopo.
For an idea of what this amazing lake has to offer, please click here

VILLAGES BOAT TOUR: Your lanchero (boat driver) will pick you up from your hotel at 9:00 am and take you by boat to two of the Indian villages along the shore of the lake. Includes private boat, driver & fuel.

Spend a free morning enjoying one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Be picked up at 11:30 am at the hotel for you private transfer to Guatemala City Airport. A quick stop for lunch or coffee at the lovely café Katuk is always a lovely option we are sure you will enjoy. Arrive at Guatemala City airport around 3:30 pm for your 5:15 pm TAG flight to Flores. You will arrive in Flores at 6:15 pm where the hotel transporters will be there to meet you and take you to your deluxe eco lodge nestled deep in the Peten jungle.

GROUND TRANSPORT: 11:30 am pick up from hotel for private transfer in deluxe air conditioned mini van or SUV to Guatemala City Airport (~ 3.5 hour drive)

AIR TRANSPORT: 5:15 pm departure from Guatemala City on TAG flight 7978 with arrival in Flores at 6:15 pm

GROUND TRANSPORT: Transfer from Flores Airport at 6:15 pm to hotel by private transporters - Please look for driver with "Tropical Discovery" Sign

LODGING: 3 nights - 1 Rainforest Casita - La Lancha Resort
*Includes continental breakfast

At 9:00 am, after breakfast, your private guide and transport will pick you up at your hotel and take you to explore Tikal, one of the largest and most magnificent Mayan archeological cities in existence, which in its heyday (c. 700 AD,) was the capital of a vast Mayan empire. Your expert guide will share many insights on this Mayan city and provide a feel for the mysteries of this ancient culture. Have lunch in the midst of Mayan ruins and breathtaking flora and fauna; return in the late afternoon and spend the evening relaxing lake side, or opt for a visit & possibly dinner in the lovely town of Flores, the capital of the Peten region.

TIKAL TOUR: 9:00 am departure from hotel in Peten for Tikal ruins.
*Includes guide, lunch (without beverages), entrance fees and transportation.

Free day to enjoy the many attractions the Peten Region has to offer. We recommend a half day tour of the romantic archeological site of Yaxha/Topoxte or any of the other Mayan ruins in the region based on your own interests or the advice of our local experts. Peten also boasts the largest protected tropical forest area in Central America, whose areas amazing fauna and flora, lakes, rivers, lagoons, caves, etc.. make it a perfect place to engage in all sorts of adventurous activities. Please visit our Recommended Tours Page for more details. Or you may simply choose to relax lakeside enjoying the natural sounds of the rainforest.... Enjoy a lovely dinner at the lodge, or perhaps a visit of the charming village of Flores for dinner is a better option.

Pick up at 10:00 am from hotel and departure in a private air conditioned mini bus for breathtaking Rio Dulce on the Caribbean coast of Guatemala (picturesque ~ 3 hr drive.) Make a quick stop for lunch or a snack and arrive in Rio Dulce in the early afternoon. Be transported directly to your lake side hotel. Spend the late afternoon relaxing, sun bathing, kayaking, swimming, and much more... For more on what to do in the breathtaking Caribbean coast of Rio Dulce, please click here and visit our Recommended Tours Page.

GROUND TRANSPORT: Pick up from your hotel at 10:00 am for private transfer in deluxe air conditioned mini van or SUV to Rio Dulce (~3 hour drive)

LODGING: 3 nights - 1 Cabin Plus - Hotel Hacienda Tijax

Pick up at 9:00 am by our "lanchero" (boat driver) who will take you to visit incredible Lake Izabal (largest lake in Guatemala), the famous Castillo de San Felipe, which was built by the Spanish in 1652 to ward off the mainly British pirates, and the magical volcanic hot springs, caves & waterfall at Finca Paraiso. A tractor will take you through a private farm for (~ 15 minutes), until you arrive at a river crossing. From there you will walk (~ 5 minutes) through tropical flora until you arrive at a natural volcanic waterfall that falls onto a cool crystalline river causing a steam bath effect. You may also opt for a horse back riding tour of the farm. Let us know to pre arrange it for you.

PARAISO TOUR: 9:00 am pick up from hotel for one hour cruise of Lake Izabal to Finca Paraiso (Tour Time ~ 6 hours.)
* Includes private boat with driver, entrance fees, fuel & tractor ride

After a hearty breakfast, our "lanchero" (boat driver) will pick you up at 9:00 am to take you on a cruise through the Rio Dulce canals and lagoons for a closer view or this region's impressive water flora and fauna. Closer to the Caribbean coast, you will go through the amazing Rio Dulce canyon, a truly awe inspiring experience. Later arrive at the Caribbean coast of Guatemala and its celebrated town of Livingston, a lively Afro-Caribbean town populated by mostly Garifuna people whose origin and culture stems from escaped West African slaves. This town feels more like Jamaica than any town in Guatemala, where brightly colored houses are common and reggae melodies mixed with Latin sounds are heard throughout. Tour this charming town, have lunch at the Tucan Dugu restaurant or any of the many other side walk cafes & restaurants. Return in the late afternoon to enjoy an evening dinner, have some fun and relax under the Caribbean stars. (Tour Time ~ 6 hours.)

CARIBBEAN TOUR: Rio Dulce Canyons, Canals & Livingston - Pick up from hotel at 9:00 am
*Includes private boat with driver and fuel.

Depart Rio Dulce at 10:00 am for a panoramic drive back to Guatemala City, with an optional stop in rout to visit the famous Quirigua Ruins, where you will see the largest stela in the Mayan World - a true marvel and definitely worth a visit. Arrive into Guatemala City late afternoon and be transferred directly to your deluxe hotel in Guatemala City, located in the center of "La Zona Viva". The hotel is within minutes of the best shopping centers, fashion boutiques, cafes, restaurants, bars and night clubs.

GROUND TRANSPORT: 10:00 am pick up from hotel in Rio Dulce for private transfer in air conditioned mini van or SUV back to Guatemala City (~ 5 hour drive)

LODGING: 1 night - 1 Standard Double Room - Westin Camino Real

Be picked up from your hotel at (Time TBC) by your private driver, for your transfer to Guatemala International Airport for departure flight home. Remember to be there minimum 2 hours prior to departure of your international flight.

GROUND TRANSPORT: Pick up from Hotel at (Time TBC), for private transfer in air-conditioned vehicle to International Airport (~20 min. drive.)


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USD $2,095
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USD $1,625
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USD $1,470
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USD $1,430
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USD $2,222
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USD $1,763
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USD $1,610
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USD $1,571
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Price Includes:

• All Taxes • Ground transfers in air-conditioned vehicle • Domestic flights, accommodation, tours and meals as per itinerary

Price Excludes:

• International flights • Passport and visa fees • All items not specifically shown as included in package • Travel & cancellation insurance (highly recommended, please click here for more info. • Gratuities (recommended 10% for transporters)

Payment Terms:

• Prices nor availability or rooms or booking are guaranteed until payment is received • Payments accepted via Wire Transfer, Check or Credit Card
• A deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 45 days prior to arrival date (60 days for Christmas/New Year and Easter reservations) • Cancellations must be made in writing 45 days prior to arrival date (60 days for Christmas/New Year and Easter reservations) for full refund, subject to any cancellation fees that may be charged by the hotel and the administrative fee identified herein below. If cancellations are not made in writing within 45 days (60 days for Christmas/New Year and Easter reservations), penalties may be equal to the total invoiced amount (hotel terms will apply.) • All cancellations received at any time will be charged a minimum $100 US administrative fee • Airline tickets are non-refundable once deposit is received (airline terms apply)

Please Note:

• Prices based on low season and high season rates. For holiday season rates please inquire for details. Final pricing details provided upon booking • Please note all our tours are private; we can customize this tour to meet your specific choice of hotels, tours of interest, number of days, budget, etc • Tropical Discovery is a Bonded Florida Seller of Travel (Reg. #ST35634) and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.




Regional Information


Please find below extensive information on the areas you will be visiting on this tour. By clicking on each of the links or the images, you will arrive at a new page with loads of additional information to help you familiarize yourself with the area and its amenities.


Day 1, 2 & 3 - LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA


Here you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most magnificent colonial cities in all the Americas. Simply relax at side walk cafés, shop at the Indian markets, enjoy the cities many historical ruins and monuments, visit its museums, enjoy fabulous cuisine & experience Mayan and Guatemalan culture. The more adventurous may opt to take a day to deep sea fish the nearby Pacific, hike a local active volcano, mountain bike or others.


Images & Additional Info.:

La Antigua Valley in Guatemala Colonial city Guatemala, Mayan folklore, charm, adventure Antigua is among the world’s best conserved colonial cities, it is a magic and captivating small town that makes you feel time might have stopped some 300 years... >>
La Antigua Valley in Guatemala Colonial city Guatemala, Mayan folklore, charm, adventure

Day 4 & 5 - LAKE ATITLAN & ITS VILLAGES


In Lake Atitlan, a deep-blue volcanic crater lake surrounded by three picture perfect volcanoes and the colorful Maya villages resting on its shores, you will experience a magic felt in no other place. Relax, get a massage, meditate, shop, enjoy nature, or for the more adventurous, hike one of the volcanoes, scuba dive, swim, kayak, mountain bike... and much more. Please see below information on what to do and see.


Images & Additional Info.:

Lake Atitlan and The Highland Region of Guatemala Ultimate high for hopeless romantics adventurers Located in the western part of Guatemala, this mountainous region is known for its indigenous traditions, folklore and the resplendent Lake Atitlan. After the M... >>
Lake Atitlan and The Highland Region of Guatemala Ultimate high for hopeless romantics adventurers

Day 6, 7 & 8 - TIKAL RUINS & LAKE PETEN ITZA


Here you will experience the greatest of Mayan archeological wonders at the Tikal National Park, nestled deep in the Peten jungle. This region also boasts the largest protected tropical forest area in Central America, whose area's amazing fauna and flora, lakes, rivers, lagoons and caves, will absolutely amaze you.


Images & Additional Info.:

Tikal, The Peten Region of Guatemala Mystical archeology breathtaking natural beauty This natural treasure of incalculable value is in the northernmost part of the country. Its extensive territory is considered one of the planet's life-lungs du... >>
Tikal, The Peten Region of Guatemala Mystical archeology breathtaking natural beauty

Day 9, 10 & 11 - RIO DULCE & CARIBBEAN COAST


Be prepared to experience blissful nature and adventure, where water sports, river canyon tours, hot springs, Caribbean towns and air, local cuisine, and many fun activities await. You of course may simply opt for plenty of relaxion under the hot Caribbean sun. Better yet, why not a bit of both…


Images & Additional Info.:

Rio Dulce, Lake Izabal, Caribbean Coast of Guatemala Rainforests, rivers canyons, waterfalls, rhythm The Department of Izabal is home to the beautiful Lake Izabal, the famous Rio Dulce river and the Caribbean coast of Guatemala, where pirates and Galleons fough... >>
Rio Dulce, Lake Izabal, Caribbean Coast of Guatemala Rainforests, rivers canyons, waterfalls, rhythm

Day 12 - GUATEMALA CITY


Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción is the capital city of the Republic of Guatemala, and is the center of all commercial, religious, and cultural activities. This metropolis of nearly three million inhabitants presents the visitor with a contrasting panorama of modern architecture interspersed with colonial buildings, museums, and historical monuments.




What to Bring


Antigua & Lake Atitlan Region:

They call it the "land of eternal spring", at 1700 meters above sea level, the temperature is just right. The days remain in the mid to upper 70's (mid 20's Celsius) with evenings becoming cooler dropping into the 60's (15 Celsius.) Bring a sweater or jacket for the evenings.

Peten Region & Rio Dulce:

Tropical fauna and flora at its best, but this also means warm and humid, so dress accordingly. Please make sure to bring the following: Mosquito repellent - Sunscreen - Hiking boots or good pair of tennis shoes - Bathing Suites - Rash guard for the water-sports people - Sun glasses





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