GUATEMALA IN A WEEK
If you only have a few days to visit Guatemala, and you are looking to get away of a busy schedule, the Guatemala in a week tour will provide you with relaxing moments in a lake that speaks for itself.
Guatemala – Antigua
Airport Pick up. Transfer from Airport in Guatemala City to Antigua Guatemala, town known for its beauty and tranquility, declared in 1979 as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
We will spend the overnight in Antigua.
After a nice breakfast at your hotel, we invite you to enjoy a walking tour around Antigua. This Spanish style town is famous for the unique architecture that was inherited from the colonial years. Government buildings, churches, convents and houses had stood the test of time, and give us their history narrated by one of our local guides. For over 232 years this town was the center of the Americas, where the first university on this side of the world was founded .
There will be leisure time in the afternoon and will spend the overnight in Antigua.
Antigua – Panajachel (Lake Atitlán)
Transfer from Antigua to Lake Atitlán. This lake is often called “The most wonderful lake in the world”. A massive explosion on the crater of an old volcano caused the origins of this lake, and with time three volcanoes grew around it: Tolimán, Atitlán and San Pedro, creating this magnificent view. An immense hole was left in the earth's crust, making Atitlán one of the world's deepest lakes. The tour today will consist of a boat tour visiting 3 main towns: San Pedro la Laguna, Santiago Atitlán and San Antonio Palopó. Later in the afternoon we return to Panajachel and will spend there the overnight.
Panajachel – Chichicastenango – Guatemala
This day you will get the experience of going to a place that hasn't lost its essence through the years: a unique and colorful market is waiting for you. This is a place where you can put your bargaining skills to the test. The market is held only on Thursdays and Sundays, and people from the surrounding towns gather on the central plaza of Chichicastenango, located between the town's two main churches. This plaza is full o color, flowers, handicrafts, wood work, textiles, and souvenirs unique in their design, but you also find people praying to their ancestors doing rituals inside the church, with their ceremonial suits. Chichicastenango is also famous because it is the place where the Popol Vuh, the Mayan religious book that recounts the origin of mankind, was found. After lunch time, you will be transported back to Guatemala City for your last night in Guatemala.
If your flight is in the morning, you will need to be at the airport 2 hours and a half before the departure of your flight. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can explore Guatemala City with an optional tour, and taken to the airport 2 hours and a half before the departure of your flight.