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Highlights of Guatemala
Best time to go: January to May, November to December
7 Nights | from £2,220pp
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- Relax in the colonial plazas of stunning Antigua, Guatemala.
- Watch the pyramids of Tikal slowly emerge as the mists rise above the jungle.
- Meet the people of Guatemala from the coffee producers to the textile weavers who are only to happy to show you their skills and passions.
Day 1 - London / Antigua
Depart UK with a day flight to Guatemala City, via Miami or Madrid. On arrival you will be met and taken to Antigua, a glorious colonial jewel of a town founded in 1543, an UNESCO site and one of the oldest cities in the Americas
Day 2 - Antigua
Morning Fair Trade Coffee Tour meeting small, independent coffee producers and their families supported by As Green as it Gets. Afternoon visit to traditional and working workshops including a 'chicken bus' garage where old US school buses are transformed into brightly-coloured local buses.
Day 3 - Antigua
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring the lovingly restored buildings, churches and Central Plaza of Antigua, Guatemala.
Day 4 - Antigua / Lake Atitilan
Scenic morning drive up into the highlands to beautiful Lake Atitilan. Surrounded by three volcanoes and numerous Indian villages, explore the lake by boat visiting local weavers, naïf painters and local shamans.
Day 5 - Lake Atitlan / Flores
Morning private transfer to Comalapa, home to a colourful local market, famous painted mural and museum dedicated to the composer of Guatemala's national anthem. Afternoon transfer to Guatemala City airport for the one hour flight to Flores, in Guatemala's northern, jungle area called the Peten.
Day 6 - Peten
At leisure to relax or enjoy optional excursions into the jungle or to Maya sites such as Yaxha & Topoxte or Ceibal, once hidden away on a tributary of the Usumacinta River.
Day 7 - Tikal / Guatemala City
Half day group guided tour to Tikal National Park, home to huge Maya temples rising up through the mists of the jungle canopy. Enjoy the sights and sounds of howler and spider monkeys as well as many colourful tropical birds. Afternoon transfer to Flores airport for the flight to Guatemala City. Overnight.
Day 8 - Guatemala City / London
Transfer to the airport for the overnight flight to London via Miami or Madrid.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your interests, budget and timescale. As a guide, this 8 day suggested journey in Guatemala will cost from £2,220 per person based on two adults sharing including all international and domestic flights and subject to availability.
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Best time to be there
Known as the country of eternal spring, Guatemala is good to visit all year round but the dry season is November to May. The climate also varies according to altitude. The low-lying jungle areas such as El Peten are generally hot and sticky, in contrast to the highlands which are pleasantly warm during the day but can be very cool at night.
Guatemala City - daily via Miami
GMT -6 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever if arriving from an infected area