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The Best of Guatemala & Honduras Tour

Antigua, Atitlan, Copan, La Ceiba and Roatan 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 Intl. Airport at (Time TBC) for private transfer in air conditioned minivan or SUV to Antigua (~ 45 min.) - Please look for driver with "TROPICAL DISCOVERY" Sign at airport

LODGING: 2 nights - 1 Superior Double Room - Hotel Mesón de María
*Includes American breakfast

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 a.m. and take you on a panoramic (~ 2 h) drive to visit the mystical city of Chichicastenango (Thursday & Sunday only, otherwise straight to Lake Atitlán). 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 Atitlán 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 a.m. pick up from hotel in Antigua for private transfer in air conditioned minivan or SUV to Chichicastenango (~ 2 h drive) then to Lake Atitlán
(~ 1 h drive)

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

Take a private boat tour to the many lakeside villages around Lake Atitlán. Your "lanchero" (boat driver) will pick you at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel and take you by boat to three of the local villages along the shore of the lake. 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. We recommend having lunch in Santiago Atitlán at Posada de Santiago, at Restaurante El Pescador, or at a local restaurant in Panajachel. Please ask your guide for recommendations. 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 a.m. and take you by boat to three of the local villages along the shore of the lake.
*Includes private boat, private guide, driver & fuel

Enjoy breakfast overlooking breathtaking Lake Atitlan. Be picked up at hotel at 10:30 a.m. for your private transfer back to Antigua. On the way, we could stop at Iximche, the late Post-Classic Maya ruins ruled by the Kaqchikel in the 15th century until its burning by the Spanish in 1526. A quick stop for lunch or coffee at the lovely café Katok is always a nice option. Arrive in Antigua in the early afternoon and enjoy an afternoon of shopping and sight seeing, and a romantic evening nestled amongst volcanoes and colonial splendor.

GROUND TRANSPORT: 10:30 a.m. pick up from hotel in Atitlan for private transfer in deluxe air conditioned mini van or SUV back to Antigua (3 hour drive)

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

Day 6:
Antigua - Copan

Copan Maya Ruins, Honduras History, Tropical Forest, Wildlife The Copán valley offers a blend of cultural and natural activities that is hard to match in Central America. Cultural Activities include of course archaeology, ... >>

 

Pick up at your hotel at 8:00 a.m. for transport to Honduras' border and the lovely colonial town of Copan. Arrive at your beautiful hotel Marina Copan, overlooking the Central Plaza in the charming town of Copán, which has been at the heart of the Copan Experience since 1945. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing in your deluxe hotel or walk the charming town of Copan, visit its many shops as well as its lovely restaurants and side walk cafes. Rest up and get ready for an awe inspiring day of archeology. For more on what to do and see in this beautiful region, please click here and visit our Recommended Tours Page.

GROUND TRANSPORT: 8:00 a.m. pick up from hotel in Antigua for private transfer in deluxe air conditioned mini van or SUV to Copan Honduras (~ 6 h drive)

LODGING: 2 nights - 1 Standard Double Room - Hotel Marina Copan

Day 7:
Copan (Free Day)

Archaeological Information Copan, Honduras Stelaes, Ball Court, Acropolis, Tunnels, Temples This magnificent park, located in the Copan Valley, has been a major source of information regarding the ancient Maya civilization. Copan has always been referr... >>

 

Free day to tour the magical ruins of Copan in Honduras. A taxi will take you from the hotel to the ruins for approximately $5 US. There you can hire a very trained and qualified local bilingual guide to tour this great Mayan site, which even in ruins, appeared as a masterpiece of antiquity to explorer John Lloyd Stephens in 1839. Today, its rich stone sculptures and intricate hieroglyphs make Copán one of the most extraordinary of Mayan sites in existence. Please also visit our Recommended Tours Page for details on a prearranged visit to the ruins as well as further activity options in this region.

Day 8:
Copan - La Ceiba

La Ceiba and Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras Natural wonders adventures abound La Ceiba is the third largest city in Honduras, and is probably the country's most vibrant. A relatively young city, it got its name from a huge Ceiba tree that... >>

 

Depart at 9:00 a.m. for the lush and beautiful Caribbean coast of Honduras with our destination being La Ceiba and the famous Pico Bonito Lodge (approx. 6 hr drive.) La Ceiba is a region notorious for its lush fauna and flora, its warm Caribbean beaches, and for being the gateway to the marvelous Bay Islands. The area consists of alternating white sand beaches, mangrove forests and rocky cliffs overlooking the clear blue water of the Caribbean Sea. Just inland, high mountains cloaked in clouds harbor hundreds of exotic species of wildlife, where the very inaccessibility of the land is what protects the habitat. Activities include excellent bird watching (over 275 species identified in the area), swimming under the waterfalls, hiking on trails up the river valleys into the thick of the jungle, whitewater rafting, canopy rides, world class diving and snorkeling off the Bay Islands and the many nearby keys and islands, and much more. For more information about tours and activities at Pico Bonito, please click here.

TRANSPORT: 9:00 a.m. pick up from hotel in Copan for transfer to La Ceiba (~ 6 hr drive)

LODGING: 2 nights - 1 Standard Plus Cabin - Pico Bonito Lodge
*Includes Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in La Ceiba and at the Pico Bonito Lodge, where many trails run throughout the 200-acre property and into the adjacent Pico Bonito National Park. Climb the observation tower for a superb view of the dense rainforest that surrounds you or for glimpses of the Bay Islands offshore. The guides will help you identify many of the more than 275 species of birds that inhabit the area. Jaguars, ocelots, kinkajous, peccaries, and several species of monkey have been sighted. Trails lead to numerous nearby waterfalls where you can swim in the crystal mountain waters, home to wild river otters and tayras. The Lodge at Pico Bonito has been designed to offer its guests a wide range of activities and experiences. A short walk takes you to the Tropical Butterfly Farm or you can choose to visit the nearby Amaras Bird Rehabilitation Center and tropical farms on horseback or mountain bikes. The Lodge at Pico Bonito's activities desk will arrange tours to numerous destinations including horseback riding, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, and diving and snorkeling amidst the coral reefs of the Bay Islands. Whether relaxing on your private cabin deck, enjoying a drink by the pool, searching for new species for your "life list" of birds, or exploring the rainforest, The Lodge at Pico Bonito is the ideal choice for those seeking adventure, nature, and comfort.

Day 10:
La Ceiba - Roatan

Roatan, Honduras Regional Tourist Information Coxen Hole, French Harbor, Punta Gorda, Sandy Bay, West Of the three Bay Islands, the largest, and most developed for tourism is Roatan. Roatan is a long island, measuring almost 40 miles in length and with a total l... >>

 

Today take a short flight from La Ceiba to Roatan, the largest of the eight Bay Islands that lie some 40 miles off the Caribbean coast of the Honduras, an archipelago patchwork that is all that remains of an ancient submerged volcanic mountain range, known as the Bonacca Ridge. The hotel transporter will take you directly to you spectacular beach resort in West Bay, the Mayan Princess. Just steps from your door, a powdery white, sandy beach leads to sparkling, turquoise water and spectacular underwater gardens. Watch the sun slip into the sea from the veranda of your own luxurious villa, or stop by at the Beach Bar & Grill for sunset cocktails and “island style” appetizers. Enjoy a variety of exciting activities right on your first day or simply relax in the comfortable elegance of the Mayan Princess Beach Resort...

GROUND TRANSPORT: Transfer to La Ceiba Airport provided by hotel's shuttle service (~ 10 min. drive); Please confirm time at the reception.

AIR TRANSPORT: 10:45 a.m. commuter flight on Islena Airlines to Roatan (arrival at 11:05 a.m.)

GROUND TRANSPORT: Take the hotel's FREE transport service from the airport to your lovely beach front resort in West Bay (~25 min. drive) - Please look for driver with "Mayan Princess" Sign

LODGING: 3 nights - 1 Standard Double Room - Mayan Princess Beach Resort
*Includes Meals, Snacks, beverages, WiFi, and transfers from/to airport.

Free day to enjoy the island and the resort. Stroll or take a water taxi to the West End to enjoy the local shops, buy a souvenir or dine at a restaurant. Or dive or snorkel some of the best reefs in the world. For more ideas on what to do when staying at the Mayan Princess on Roatan, please click here.

Day 12:
Roatan (Free Day)

Roatan, Honduras Regional Tourist Information Coxen Hole, French Harbor, Punta Gorda, Sandy Bay, West Of the three Bay Islands, the largest, and most developed for tourism is Roatan. Roatan is a long island, measuring almost 40 miles in length and with a total l... >>

 

Another free day to enjoy the many activities offered on the island of Roatan and at the resort. Why not rent a car or a scooter for the day and explore the island. The Roatan Institute for Marine Science offers Dolphin Swims and Dolphin Encounters several times daily for a once-in-a-lifetime-experience. In the evening stroll along the beach, enjoy the Caribbean sunset and maybe have a drink in one of the many beach bars.

Enjoy your last morning of Caribbean sun and fun before catching your international flight back home. (Please let us know should you need flights to Guatemala City or similar for your return flights home and we will be happy to assist you.)

GROUND TRANSPORT: FREE hotel shuttle to Roatan airport (~ 25 min drive); Please confirm time at the reception.


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USD $1,960
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USD $1,573
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USD $1,481
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USD $1,451
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USD $2,290
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USD $1,865
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USD $1,740
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Low Season

USD $1,710
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High Season


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 rates. 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 & 5 - 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 Indian markets, enjoy the city's many historical ruins and monuments, visit its museums, enjoy fabulous cuisine & experience Mayan 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 3 & 4 - 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 - COPAN


Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, the Maya ruins of Copán have been studied by archaeologists for over a century. Now the most exhaustively researched site in the Maya world, Copán is renowned as the most elaborate and artistically advanced of the great Maya cities.


Images & Additional Info.:

Copan Maya Ruins, Honduras History, Tropical Forest, Wildlife The Copán valley offers a blend of cultural and natural activities that is hard to match in Central America. Cultural Activities include of course archaeology, ... >>

Day 8 & 9 - LA CEIBA


La Ceiba is a region notorious for its lush fauna and flora, its warm Caribbean beaches, and for being the gateway to the marvelous Bay Islands. The area consists of alternating white sand beaches, mangrove forests and rocky cliffs overlooking the clear blue water of the Caribbean Sea. Just inland, high mountains cloaked in clouds harbor hundreds of exotic species of wildlife, where the very inaccessibility of the land is what protects the habitat. Activities include excellent bird watching (over 275 species identified in the area), swimming under the waterfalls, hiking on trails up the river valleys into the thick of the jungle, whitewater rafting, canopy rides, world class diving and snorkeling off the Bay Islands and the dozen nearby keys and islands, and much more.


Images & Additional Info.:

La Ceiba and Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras Natural wonders adventures abound La Ceiba is the third largest city in Honduras, and is probably the country's most vibrant. A relatively young city, it got its name from a huge Ceiba tree that... >>

Day 10, 11 & 12 - ROATAN


Roatan is the largest of the eight Bay Islands that lie some 40 miles off the Caribbean coast of the Honduras, an archipelago patchwork that is all that remains of an ancient submerged volcanic mountain range, known as the Bonacca Ridge. The Bay Islands offer some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world, just a few meters from the shore. In West Bay just steps from your door, a powdery white, sandy beach leads to sparkling, turquoise water and spectacular underwater gardens await you. The lively village of West End offers the traveler Island culture, dining, shopping and nightlife. Watch the sun slip into the sea from the veranda of your own luxurious villa, or stop by at one of the beach bars for sunset cocktails, live music and “island style” appetizers.


Images & Additional Info.:

Bay Islands Roatan, Utila, Honduras Diving, Beaches, Garifuna, Relaxation... The most beautiful tropical islands ever seen lay hidden by the Caribbean Sea on Honduras' shore. On the Bay Islands (Roatan, Utila and Guanaja) you’ll find the... >>



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.

Honduras:

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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