Central America Explorer

Resort: Central America Explorer
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Guatemala
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The ultimate exploration of Mayan culture for those who want the complete experience but prefer a more comfortable option. Explore the ruins at Copn and Tikal, walk the cobblestones in the colonial city of Antigua, learn the ancient art of chocolate making and take part in a Mayan tree-planting ceremony after a local lunch on breathtaking Lake Atitln. From the Caribbean flavour of Livingston to soaring volcano views, your CEO will show you the regions hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you’ve left this crossroads of Mayan culture.

Itineraries

Day 1
Guatemala CityAntigua Guatemala

Arrive at the Guatemala City airport. Arrival transfer to hotel in Antigua included.

Day 2
Antigua Guatemala

Visit a chocolate museum and take a hands-on workshop learning about the ancient Mayan process from bean to bar with tastings. Free time to take salsa dancing lessons and explore this quaint city.

Day 3
Antigua GuatemalaCopn

Set off on a full day of travel to Honduras.

Day 4
Copn

Take a guided tour of the Copn ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opt to explore the town or go horseback riding.

Day 5
CopnRio Dulce

Travel back to Guatemala with a visit to the Mayan ruins of Quirigua en route.

Day 6
Rio Dulce

Enjoy free time in Rio Dulce with optional activities that include: horseback riding, San Felipe fort, monkey kayak tour, relaxing at the hot waterfall or hiking through the jungle trails of the Chocn-Machacas Natural Reserve area.

Day 7
Rio DulceFlores

Morning scenic boat ride to coastal Livingston and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before afternoon transfer to Flores.

Day 8
Flores

Take a guided tour of the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal.

Day 9
FloresJaibalito

Travel today by flight, van and boat to the village of Jaibalito on Lake Atitln.

Day 10
Jaibalito

Visit the communities on the lake by boat, including San Juan la Laguna, a G Adventures-supported village. Take an orientation walk, visit various co-ops, enjoy a local Mayan lunch and a Mayan tree-planting ceremony.

Day 11
Jaibalito

Free time for outdoor pursuits such as swimming, fishing, wind surfing, hiking, bird watching, and kayaking.

Day 12
JaibalitoAntigua Guatemala

Return to Antigua by boat and private transport.

Day 13
Antigua Guatemala

Explore Antigua on a guided cultural walking tour with a local expert, including the museums at Paseo de los Museos. Opt to go on a volcano trek, or an excursion to a macadamia nut plantation or coffee farm.

Day 14
Antigua Guatemala

Depart at any time.

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