Guatemala Sightseeing

Guatemala City Sightseeing
 
Full Day Antigua Guatemala Tour with lunch 9:00 AM
This morning, travel to enchanting Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1543 by the Spaniards, today Antigua is a beautiful blend of ruins, restored colonial buildings, and modern colonial-style buildings. Continue to San Antonio Aguas Calientes, an indigenous community known for its high quality textiles and colorful designs. After lunch, visit Central Plaza, the heart of the city, surrounded by the Municipal Government Building, the Palace of the Captains General, colonial churches and monasteries
 
 
Full Day Chichicastenango & Lake Atitlan with lunch 7:00 AM
Depart this morning for Lake Atitlán, considered one of the most beautiful in the world, with its crystalline-azure waters. Atitlán is the ideal place to learn about life in the Guatemalan Highlands. The residents of the twelve villages surrounding the lake are descendants from the great Quiché, Cackchiquel, and Tzutuhil nations. Later, continue to Chichicastenango for lunch before visiting the most colorful and picturesque Indian open-air market in the country. Hundreds of vendors from the surrounding countryside gather to sell their goods and products. Next, visit the 400-year old Church of Santo Tomás and witness the captivating religious ceremonies held right on the steps. In the afternoon, return to Guatemala City.
 
 
Full Day Tikal
Join an optional tour to Tikal National Park, in the heart of the jungle of northern Guatemala to visit one the greatest Mayan ruins in Central America, You will be picked up early this morning for your flight to Flores, Peten. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the ancient Mayan City of Tikal, located at the center of the 222-square-mile park. An exhilarating jungle hike leads you through the ruins. Marvel at the impressive structures of this ancient civilization, visiting sites such as the Twin-Pyramid complex, the Lost World Complex, where the Great Pyramid is located, Temple III, the Palace of the Windows, the Great Plaza, the Pyramid of the Grand Jaguar, the Pyramid of the Masks, and the Palace of the Nobles. Have the opportunity to climb to the top of Pyramid IV, the highest of the Mayan pyramids, from which you will have a complete view of Tikal and its surrounding jungle. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Guatemala City
 
 
Half Day Guatemala City Tour
This morning join a panoramic tour of Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala and the largest city in Central America. The tour begins with the citys civic center complex, home to the Guatemala Supreme Court, Ministry of Public Finance, and City Hall. Continue on to Central Plaza, also known as Constitution Plaza, at the heart of Guatemala City. Here, view the National Palace, one of the most important Guatemalan architectural achievements of the last century. Formerly the seat of the government, it is now a museum and venue for government affairs. From here, you will continue on to the Cathedral, built between 1782 and 1815. The cathedral houses some of the most important artistic treasures in the country. The tour also takes you through the residential and the business districts of the city to gain a full understanding of life in Guatemala City
 
 
Panoramic Guatemala City Tour 9:00 AM
This morning join a panoramic tour of Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala and the largest city in Central America. The tour begins with the citys civic center complex, home to the Guatemala Supreme Court, Ministry of Public Finance, and City Hall. Continue on to Central Plaza, also known as Constitution Plaza, at the heart of Guatemala City. Here, view the National Palace, one of the most important Guatemalan architectural achievements of the last century. Formerly the seat of the government, it is now a museum and venue for government affairs. From here, you will continue on to the Cathedral, built between 1782 and 1815. The cathedral houses some of the most important artistic treasures in the country. The tour also takes you through the residential and the business districts of the city to gain a full understanding of life in Guatemala City
 
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