ST09 The Mayan Express

Tue or Fri: WELCOME TO THE LAND OF ETERNAL SPRING! On arrival at Guatemala's La Aurora Airport, our representative will transfer you to your hotel for overnight accommodations.

Wed or Sat:  At 09:00 a.m., you will be picked up at your hotel for your transfer to Antigua Guatemala, the most important and enchanting city of colonial Guatemala. Founded by the Spaniards in 1543, nowadays Antigua is a beautiful blend of ruins, restored colonial buildings, and new buildings in colonial style. It was declared “Monument of America” in 1965. Visit the Central Plaza which is surrounded by the antique Cathedral, the Municipal Government Building, and the Palace of the Captains General; colonial churches and monasteries, primitive foot-looms where colorful textiles are woven, and a jade factory where this stone is worked into beautiful jewelry. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Chichicastenango for overnight accommodations.

Thu or Sun: In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel for your transfer to Chichicastenango. Visit the most colorful and picturesque Indian open-air market in the country. Hundreds of Indians from the surrounding countryside gather to barter their goods and products. Also, witness the captivating religious ceremonies held on the steps and inside the 400-year old Church of Santo Tomás (No shorts or bathing suits are allowed inside the Church, PLEASE NO PHOTOGRAPHS INSIDE THE CHURCH). Continue your transfer to Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful in the world, with its crystalline-azure waters in the crater bowl below. Atitlán is the ideal place to come in contact with Guatemalan folklore. Twelve Indian villages surround the Lake, and their inhabitants are descendants from the great Quiché, Cackchiquel, and Tzutuhil nations. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Guatemala City for overnight accommodations.

Fri or Mon: At 04:30 a.m., you will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City for your transfer to the airport to board the flight to Flores, Petén. On arrival, our representative will take you to Ceibal, the Mayan Archaeological site situated in Sayaxché, near the banks of La Pasión River where you can see crocodiles and exotic birds. The Ceibal Stelae is among the finest and best-preserved sculptures of the late Classic Period. Because of the hardness of the local stone, which has withstood centuries of rain, root penetration, and falling trees, it is often called the “Maya Art Gallery”. One of its most important structures is a round stone, which is considered very rare in the Mesoamerican area. Overnight accomodations at (Hotel).

Sat or Tue: This morning we will take you to Yaxhá. The city is contemporary to Tikal, and is located on the northeastern side of the Lake Yaxhá. Over 1,400 monuments have been mapped and an excavation program has been taken place in the last 10 years, exposing some of its magnificent architecture. Also, visit ball courts, residential and religious areas like the Maler Group, North Acropolis recently restored, and finally Temple 216, over 90 feet high. Continue your visit to Topoxté located in seasonal islands, on the western side of Lake Yaxhá. Its buildings are similar to those of Tulúm in Yucatan, and it was inhabited during 900 – 1,200 AD., known as post classic. Overnight accomodations at (Hotel).

Sun or Wed:  This morning, our representative will take you to the Mayan City of Tikal which is located in the center of the National Park that bears its name, and has an extension of 222 square miles. Tikal was inhabited from 600 BC., till 869 AD. Its highlight was between 690 till 850 AD., a time period known by archaeologists as the Late Classic. Visit the Twin-Pyramid Complexes “Q” and “R”, Lost World Complex where the Great Pyramid and Temple 5C-49 are the most important. Also, visit Temple III and the Palace of the Windows, the Great Plaza, squared off with the pyramids of the Grand Jaguar and the Masks, the Palace of the Nobles, and Pyramid IV. This one is the highest of the Mayan pyramids, from its top a complete view of Tikal and its surrounding jungle can be enjoyed. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Santa Elena’s Airport to board the flight to Guatemala City. On arrival, our representative will transfer you to your hotel for overnight accommodations.

Mon or Thu: You will be transferred to the airport three hours prior your flight’s departure time.

 

PRICES VALID FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2022 EXCEPT HOLY WEEK, CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S PERIOD

PRICES SILVER CATEGORY

Hotel Barceló, Hotel Mayan Inn, Hotel del Patio

TOTAL PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ROOM

US$ 1,229.00

TOTAL PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

US$ 1,249.00

TOTAL PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM

US$ 1,538.00

 

PRICES GOLD CATEGORY

Westin Camino Real, Hotel Mayan Inn, Hotel Camino Real Tikal

PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ROOM

US$ 1,207.00

TOTAL PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

US$ 1,276.00

TOTAL PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM

US$ 1,731.00

 

PRIVATE SERVICE BASED ON 02 PASSENGERS

PRICES SILVER CATEGORY

Hotel Barceló, Hotel Mayan Inn, Hotel del Patio

TOTAL PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

US$ 1,982.00

 

PRICES GOLD CATEGORY

Westin Camino Real, Hotel Mayan Inn, Hotel Camino Real Tikal

TOTAL PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

US$ 1,986.00

 

* RATES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- Accommodation as indicated, American Breakfast, including 12% VAT, and 10% Tourism (Inguat) Tax
- Barbeque lunch is included during the Ceibal, Yaxha & Tikal Tours, including 12% VAT and 10% gratuity
- Sightseeing transportation as specified, including 12% VAT
- Entrance fees to visiting sites
- Tips to porters at hotels
- Flight Gua/ Frs/ Gua with TAG Airlines
   Gua/Frs: 06:30/07:30 Hrs. (5U 110)
   Frs / Gua: 18:30/19:30 hrs. (5U 115)
- Airport Security Tax domestic flight (US$3.00 per person, per flight FRS/GUA)
- The permitted luggage weight for the domestic flight is 20 pounds for checked luggage and 10 pounds for hand luggage per person. ***The airline will charge US $1.00 for each extra pound upon check in***

* RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
- Meals not specified
- WiFi access at hotels and restaurants
- Tips to Chambermaids, Driver, and Guide
- Personal expenses such as: beverages, phone calls, laundry, etc.

 

 

 

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