Guatemala - El Salvador - Honduras

Destinations Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras
Category Cultural
Duration 12 days / 11 nights

Departure dates 2020:

  • January 20
  • February 03
  • March 02, 16 
  • April 20 
  • May 04, 17
  • June 08, 22
  • July 06, 20
  • August 3, 17, 31
  • September 14
  • October 5,19
  • November 02, 16, 30

Day 1 - Monday: Welcome to Guatemala City
Day 1 - Monday: Welcome to Guatemala City

Welcome to Guatemala!

Upon arrival to La Aurora International Airport, driver will take you to the hotel for overnight at Guatemala City.

Standard Hotel: Radisson                               

Superior Hotel: Barceló 

Day 2 – Tuesday: Transfer to Lake Atitlan
Day 2 – Tuesday: Transfer to Lake Atitlan

Today your guide will meet you at the lobby of Transfer to Lake Atitlan.

Optional Tour Available: Antigua Walking Tour

Standard Hotel: Jardines del Lago                              

Superior Hotel: Porta del Lago

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3- Wednesday: Free day at Atitlan
Day 3- Wednesday: Free day at Atitlan

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the free day to explore the hotel and Panajachel town on your own or take one of the optional tours to discover Lake Atitlan. Overnight at Lake Atitlan.

Optional Tours Available

Option 1 - Villages Boat Tour

Option 2 - Kayak & Hike  Day Tour

Standard Hotel: Jardines del Lago                              

Superior Hotel: Porta del Lago

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 – Thursday:  Transfer to Chichicastenango
Day 4 – Thursday: Transfer to Chichicastenango

Guide will show you the church in Chichicastenango which is important and iconic monument for the indigenous and Mayan history itself. If you’re lucky you will also witness special ceremonies and mix of religions.  

Antigua, one of the world’s best conserved colonial cities in the Americas.  It is a magic and captivating small town that makes you feel time might have stopped 300 years ago. Once in Antigua, enjoy a free afternoon. Overnight at Antigua.

Standard Hotel: Mesón de María

Superior Hotel: Porta Hotel Antigua

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 – Friday:  Antigua – Land Transfer to Ataco  (El Salvador)
Day 5 – Friday: Antigua – Land Transfer to Ataco (El Salvador)

Our driver will take you to the mountains of the Ruta de Las Flores (Flowers Route) famous for its abundance of wild growing flowers. This region has beautiful panoramic views of the mountain side coffee plantations, lagoons and dense cloud forests. The mountain town of Ataco is becoming in a door for all the artistic community, it’s traditional producing of colorful textiles and the artistic murals painted on the walls of the colonial style houses.

Afternoon at Leisure

Optional Tour Available : Coffee Tour Finca El Carmen.

Standard Hotel:  Fleur de Lis          

Superior Hotel: Casa Degraciela

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 – Saturday: Ataco - Joya de Ceren - Suchitoto
Day 6 – Saturday: Ataco - Joya de Ceren - Suchitoto

In the morning you will visit the archeological site of Joya de Ceren, which was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1993 for being the only location in the whole Mayan World where you can appreciate the day to day living styles of the popular pre-Columbian inhabitants. After this we travel to San Andres maya site, which was inhabited by Mayans between AD 600 and 900 where you will visit a small onsite museum.

Standard Hotel:  El Tejado            

Superior Hotel: Los Almendros de San Lorenzo

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 – Sunday: Suchitoto walking tour
Day 7 – Sunday: Suchitoto walking tour

The guide will pick you up at the hotel. Suchitoto dates back to pre-Columbian times and on the arrival of the Spanish it was one of the area’s most densely populated by the Pipiles.  Walking through the narrow streets of the city of Suchitoto, learn its history and its conservation by seeing all of the full colonial buildings and cobblestone streets, and visit the cultural treasures of the Church of Santa Lucia on the main plaza, panoramic streets, old houses, and the “theater of the ruins”.

 

Optional Tours Available

Option 1 – Indigo Workshop

Option 2 – Lake Suchitlan Boat Tour

Standard Hotel:  El Tejado

Superior Hotel: Los Almendros de San Lorenzo

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 – Monday:  Transfer to Copan Ruins (Honduras)
Day 8 – Monday: Transfer to Copan Ruins (Honduras)

Arrival to the Colonial City of Copan. In the afternoon Tour to the mystical Mayan ruins, where you will be able to witness the ancient Mayan culture. The ruined citadel and imposing public squares reveal the three main stages of development before the city was abandoned in the early 10th century. Copan with its temples, plazas and terraces, comprises a type of architectural complex among the most characteristic of the Mayan civilization. The lengthy inscription on the Hieroglyphic Stairway Plaza is of considerable historical significance.

Standard Hotel:  Casa Cafe           

Superior Hotel: Marina Copan

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9 – Tuesday:  Copan Ruins Town
Day 9 – Tuesday: Copan Ruins Town

In the morning day at leisure in Copan.

Optional Tour Available

Optional: Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature.

Then, a land transfer to the Caribbean city of Tela. A little slice of heaven on the north shore, is more than the sleepy town often described. This is where to go on the Honduras Caribbean coast if you want to relax and be near/on the beach and swim in the sea. About 1h30 hour ride. Tela is located half way between the cities of San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba. Originally the headquarters for the United Fruit Company in Honduras, Tela has a largest concentration of Garifuna villages in the World! The villages of Triunfo de La Cruz, Tornabe, San Juan and Miami are only some of the many Garifuna communities around the lovely Bay of Tela. Some of the best beaches in Honduras are found in Tela.

On the way you can take an optional tour available

Pulhapanzak Waterfalls

 

Standard Hotel: Cesar Mariscos

Superior Hotel: Indura

Meals : Breakfast
Day 10-  Wednesday: Punta Sal
Day 10- Wednesday: Punta Sal

Punta Sal accessible only by water is a great opportunity to enjoy an unspoiled beach, snorkeling, hiking, wildlife and a delicious local style lunch.

 

Offering you the very best of both coastal marine and tropical forest ecosystems, Punta Sal is an excursion of diversity. Traversing the peninsula on foot – through mangrove and tropical forest, you will have an hour to walk around the National Park, with the opportunity to see monkeys, spiders, and butterflies. Following a time of snorkeling in the turquoise waters of a coral reef, you will kick back and relax in true Caribbean-style on the beach of Cocalito, enjoying a typical Garifuna lunch. The length of the tour is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Relaxing is guaranteed.

Standard Hotel: Cesar Mariscos

Superior Hotel: Indura

Meals : Breakfast
Day 11 – Thursday:  Day at Leisure
Day 11 – Thursday: Day at Leisure

Breakfast. Enjoy your day at leisure at the hotel or take the optional tour available.

 

Optional Tour

Punta Izopo National Park

 

Standard Hotel: Cesar Mariscos

Superior Hotel: Indura

Meals : Breakfast
Day 12 – Friday:  Departure to airport San Pedro Sula
Day 12 – Friday: Departure to airport San Pedro Sula

Transfer to San Pedro Sula airport for international flight out or transfer to La Ceiba for Roatán extension.

Meals : Breakfast

Included

  • Meals as stated
  • Hotels accommodation as stated
  • English speaking guide on tours
  • Entrance fees to sites - parks - etc.
  • Private Transportation
  • Taxes

Not Included

  • Any additional/extra tours or park fees
  • Any other service not mentioned in the “included” list or the itinerary
  • Extras at hotels
  • International Flights
  • Late check-out or early check-in
  • Personal and/or medical expenses
  • Visa and Inmigration Taxes