Guatemala City, Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan, and Antigua
This highland package begins and ends in Guatemala City, and showcases the many faces of Guatemala. It takes you to the western highlands where you find beautiful crystal blue Lake Atitlan. Visit Chichicastenango, where the cobblestone streets are quiet except when the city comes alive for its famous market. Continue to the beautiful village of Panajachel, situated on the shores of Lake Atitlan. The colonial past can be felt in Antigua, once the cultural center for all of Central America, known for its colonial architecture.
2 Nights Guatemala City
1 Night Chichicastenango
1 Night Lake Atitlan
1 Night Antigua
All Ground Transfers
Chichicastenango Market Tour
Tour by Boat to the Village
Antigua City Tour
Arrival greeting and transfer to your selected Guatemala City hotel. Overnight.
(Accommodations, Guatemala City)
Early morning departure from your hotel for the drive to the market town of Chichicastenango. Here you'll visit the fabulous market, where you will see a stunning array of handicrafts, including textiles, wood carvings and ceramics. Within the market is the historic Church of Santo Tomas, built over 400 years ago on a Mayan temple site. The Church represents a blending of the Christian and Mayan religions. Overnight at the charming Mayan Inn.
(Breakfast, Guatemala City; Accommodations, Chichicastenango)
After breakfast, depart for the village of Sololá, an important regional market center on Tuesdays and Fridays. Here you will be able to see the distinctive costumes from the nearby villages. Continue to the lakeside town of Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. This scenic lake covers 50 square miles and is surrounded by three volcanoes. Overnight at Hotel Atitlan.
(Breakfast, Chichicastenango; Accommodations, Lake Atitlan)
After breakfast, take an excursion by boat on Lake Atitlan to the lovely village of Santiago Atitlan, known for its textiles. Return to Panajachel for lunch (on your own) and more shopping time before continuing the drive to the colonial city of Antigua. Overnight at your selected Antigua hotel.
(Breakfast, Lake Atitlan; Accommodations, Antigua)
Founded by the Spaniards in 1543, Antigua was once the cultural center for all Central America. You will see Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala's first permanent capital, destroyed in 1541 by earthquakes and a flood. Visit the city's famous churches, monasteries, museums and colonial buildings, all of which have contributed to the city being named Monument of the Americas in 1965. There will be free time for exploring the city on your own. In the afternoon, transfer back to Guatemala City to your selected hotel.
(Breakfast, Antigua; Accommodations, Guatemala City)
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
(Breakfast, Guatemala City)
** Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change