Why Book with Tours of Exploration?
- We specialize in customized, personalized tours that can suit your needs, interests, and hobbies. Whether you are here for research, photography, or pursuing another hobby, we will ensure you leave your trip fully satisfied with how your vacation time was spent.
- We choose to work with local partners, not only to guarantee an immersive, culturally and naturally authentic experience; but also to economically support the area's local population.
- Book with confidence as deposits are risk-free and refundable.
2022 Departure Dates and Costs
Departs each Monday or Thursday (6 days)
Tour Cost: $ 990 USD standard room based on twin share
$ 1,200 USD superior room based on twin share
Single supplement: Standard $ 190 / Superior $ 295
Domestic fare additional: Guatemala to Flores return $ 275 USD p/p
Ask us about overland options available to travel from Southern Guatemala to Tikal
Extensions to Belize, or Copan, Honduras available on request.
Day 1: Welcome to Guatemala
Arrival to Guatemala and transfer to Antigua.
Day 2: Antigua Guatemala (B)
Visit Antigua Guatemala, a colonial city declared by UNESCO “Cultural Heritage of Humankind”. We begin in Antigua’s Historic Centre, starting from the Main Plaza and visiting the main monuments of the city. In the afternoon transfer to Lake Atitlán for two nights.
Day 3: Santiago Atitlán (B)
Lake Atitlán is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the World. Today you will visit Santiago Atitlán, one of the twelve villages that surround the lake. Departure in the morning by boat to the Maya-Tzutuhil village of Santiago Atitlán, famous for Maximón, a character that is widely worshiped by the inhabitants of Santiago. Santiago also offers a variety of handicrafts, colorful textiles, woodcarvings and naïf paintings. In the afternoon return to Panajachel.
Day 4: Chichicastenango Indigenous Market (B)
Visit to Chichicastenango indigenous market, where you will see the most colorful and picturesque outdoor market in Guatemala. In the afternoon continue to Guatemala City for two nights.
Day 5: Tikal National Park (B,L)
Early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport, to board the flight to Flores, Petén. The majestic city of Tikal is considered the largest and most monumental of all sites discovered in the Mayan World. Enjoy a guided walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, seeing important plazas, complexes, temples, ball courts, palaces and stelae. Also enjoy the tropical forest, nesting place of hundreds of exotic birds and the habitat of a wide variety of wildlife.
Day 6: Departure (B)
At the specified time, transfer from the hotel to the airport.