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Guatemala Adventure Tour

9 Days / 8 Nights

Package Overview

This exciting adventure journeys into Guatemala's vast Peten region, actively exploring spectacular nature reserves and ancient archeological sites. Climb an active volcano, hike wildlife rich rainforests, visit exciting whitewater rivers, and explore underground through sacred limestone cave systems. Expert guides lead activities with a focus on the region's nature, history and culture. Conclude your trip with an exploration of the magnificent ancient city of Tikal, surrounded by pristine rainforest habitat of exotic birds and wildlife. Accommodations include boutique hotels and wilderness lodges.

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Package Pricing

Package starting at: $2689.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival at the international airport in Guatemala City, you are met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel in Antigua.

Day 2

Drive south just 20 miles to the Pacaya Volcano National Park to climb a real active volcano at its best with the lava flows and feeling the earth move under your feet. After the hike, visit a natural hot spring and spa, before an afternoon back to Antigua to enjoy the charming historic city, UNESCO World Heritage Site. .

Breakfast and lunch included

Day 3

Mario Dary Tropical Cloud Forest Reserve & San Simon River Tubing Early departure from Antigua. Breakfast en route to the Cloud Forest. Visit the Biotopo Mario Dary Rivera Nature Reserve where your guide will lead a three hour hike among a verdant world of waterfalls, orchids and ancient trees. The reserve is commonly known as the Biotopo del Quetzal, a protected habitat for Guatemala's national bird the Resplendent Quetzal. In the afternoon drive north to the San Simon River. A local community of Maya Keckchi has been equipped and trained to host a river tubing service in the San Simon River, through a limestone canyon. Continue north to the lowland rainforests of the Peten region and the village of Candelaria. Overnight at a jungle lodge located by the entrance to the Candelaria caves. .

Accommodations

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 4

Candelaria Cave Exploration In the morning, enter the underworld realm of Candeleria, an extensive limestone caves system considered to be the sacred entrance to the underworld by the ancient Maya. Caves National Park encompasses miles of caves containing spectacular limestone features and archeological evidence of ancient Maya ceremonies. Armed with headlamps walk among magnificent limestone features and spectacular chambers. Emerge from the cave for the car drive to Flores, en route you will ride across the Pasion River on a small ferry. Flores, a small town built on an island in Lake Peten Itza. Yoou may wander the narrow streets and hilltop central plaza flanked by charming houses, shops and restaurants with red tile roofs.

Accommodations

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 5

Ceibal Back to the La Pasion River area, at Sayaxche you will board a small motorized boat for a scenic ride to that leads to the Maya site of Ceibal, perched 300 feet above the river. Hike through the rainforest finding ancient Maya structures and monuments. Afternoon ride back to your hotel in Flores.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 6

Ixpanpajul & Tikal Morning transfer to the Ixpanpajul Park – www.ixpanpajul.com where you will do the Sky Way, a hike that brings you above the canopy using hanging bridges. Many birds and a spectacular view of the forest and nearby lake. In the afternoon, transfer to the ancient kingdom of Tikal. A short walk from out hotel leads to Tikal's central plaza, surrounded by great temples. Climb to the top for a stunning sunset over the ancient city and encroaching rainforest. Surrounding the temples, Tikal National Park encompasses miles of pristine rainforest habitat that is home to abundant flora and fauna, easily observed as you explore the ruins. The hotel arranges for a fee sunset and sunrise walks. These are optional for you. Overnight within the National Park.

Overnight accommodations within the National Park.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 7

Tikal You may wish to arise early to watch the sunrise. This is a spectacular in the awakening rain forest to watch the early rays of dawn spread across the vast jungle canopy. Spend the Day in the company of an expert Maya guide exploring the magnificent achievements of these fascinating ancient people. At its height Tikal was home to over 100,000 Maya and was a cultural and political center. It becomes easy to imagine life in the city as you explore temples, plazas, multi leveled palaces, ball courts and living areas. Howler and Spider monkeys, coatamundi, are commonly seen while the elusive jaguar and ocelot are known to survive in this protected rainforest reserve. Almost 300 species of bird have been identified in Tikal including toucans, motmots, trogons and many different parrots. At the day end transfer back to Flores

Breakfast and lunch included

Day 8

Yaxha & Flores Visit to Yaxha National Park, also an important archaeological site, this is a park by a lake and it was the venue of Survivor Guatemala Reality Show a few years ago, it provides the opportunity for the last hike of the trip, in a pristine forest and lake. From Flores take a short scenic flight back to Guatemala City. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

Breakfast and lunch included

Day 9

Transfer to airport for your departure.

Breakfast included

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Lodging, transfers, tours as described in itinerary
  • Meals as described in itinerary

 Package Does Not Include

  • International airfare
  • Domestic air FRS-GUA estimate $155 pp
  • Airport exit tax

 Package Notes

  • Price subject to change
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel insurance is recommended.
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General Information

  • Capital: Guatemala City
  • Government: Constitutional democratic repu
  • Currency: quetzal (GTQ), US dollar (USD)
  • Area: total: 108,890 km2, water: 460 km2, land: 108,430 km2
  • Population: 12,293,545 (July 2006 est.)
  • Language: Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca)
  • Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs and Atheist.
  • Electricity: 115-230V/60Hz (USA plug)
  • Calling Code: +502
  • Time Zone: UTC-6

Points of Interest

  • Pacaya Volcano
  • Candelaria Cave Exploration
  • Ixpanpajul and Tikal
  • Aguateca
  • Yaxha National Park
  • Antigua