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Central America Explorer

14 days, Guatemala City to Antigua Guatemala

Sunset over a volcano in 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 Copán 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 Atitlán. From the Caribbean flavour of Livingston to soaring volcano views, your CEO will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've left this crossroads of Mayan culture.

14 days

Guatemala City to Antigua Guatemala

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Trip Code: CGCA

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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 Copán 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 Atitlán. From the Caribbean flavour of Livingston to soaring volcano views, your CEO will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've left this crossroads of Mayan culture.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Comfort

Great adventures, genuine experiences, and insider access with a few extra frills along the way.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

14 days

Guatemala City to Antigua Guatemala

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: CGCA

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for Central America Explorer

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Guatemala City/Antigua Guatemala

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

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Antigua 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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Hands-On Moment ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Antigua Guatemala/Copán

Set off on a full day of travel to Honduras.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Copán

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Copán/Rio Dulce

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Rio 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 Chocón-Machacas Natural Reserve area.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Rio Dulce/Flores

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

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8Flores

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Flores/Jaibalito

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Jaibalito

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Lake Atitlán Boat Ride and Community Visit

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 11Jaibalito

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 12Jaibalito/Antigua Guatemala

Return to Antigua by boat and private transport.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13Antigua 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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Antigua Cultural Walking Tour

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Antigua Guatemala

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Antigua Cultural Walking Tour, Antigua Guatemala
  • Your G for Good Moment: Lake Atitlán Boat Ride and Community Visit, Lago de Atitlán
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Hands-On Moment: ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop, Antigua Guatemala
  • Your Discover Moment: Antigua Guatemala
  • Arrival transfer
  • Visit a chocolate museum and take a hands-on workshop
  • Guided tour of the ruins of Copán
  • Guided visit of the ruins of Quirigua
  • Scenic boat ride from Rio Dulce to Livingston
  • Guided tour of the ruins of Tikal
  • Boat ride around Lake Atitlán, with visit to San Juan la Laguna community including a local Mayan lunch and a tree-planting ceremony
  • Visit small community co-ops for demonstrations of traditional arts ands crafts
  • Guided cultural walking tour of Antigua
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Comfort hotels (13 nts).

Meals

13 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Allow USD475-620 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private van, boat, flight, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Central America Explorer

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