Guatemala & Honduras: Rainforests & Ruins


Day 01: Arrival at La Aurora International Airport and transfer to Antigua City.
Day 02: 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.
Day 03: Take a unique opportunity and walk through the Pacaya Volcano, where you will see the stony ash and dry lava at the top. After we drive to Panajachel, situated at the edge of Lake Atitlán. During the final descend from Solola to Panajachel, experience amazing views of Lake Atitlán.
Day 04: Board a private boat for a full day tour of the lake. We visit 3 of the 12 villages surrounding the lake. We start in San Juan La Laguna, famous for its coffee plantations and handmade traditional textiles. Afterwards we will visit Santiago Atitlan where we try to locate Maximon. Afternoon visit of San Antonio Palopo. Return to Panajachel
Day 05: The colorful market in Chichicastenango (only Thursday or Sunday) attracts venders and buyers from the entire Highland region. Stroll through hundreds of stands and visit the Santo Thomas church. Back to Guatemala City.
Day 06: Early flight to Flores. Visit of the most important archeological Mayan site in Guatemala. The Tikal site forms part of the 575 square kilometer National Park Tikal and is enclosed by vast and pristine rainforest. The jungle with a never-ending variety of trees, plants and wildlife is as impressive as the temples and sculptures.
Day 07: Transfer to the Izabal department (distance 220 km; 3.5 hours on the way) to the most picturesque river of Guatemala – Rio Dulce. Admire the lush tropical forest, hundreds of birds and the impressive Río Dulce Canyon.
Day 08: We continue to the site of Quiriguá. Declared by UNESCO “Cultural Heritage of Humankind”, in Quiriguá we will see the Stelae C carved in 776 AD. After the visit we continue to Copan.
Day 09: Visit to one of the most impressive sites in the Maya World: Copán. Copán presents a sophisticated architectural style and a unique art for stone carving. Visit the plazas, complexes and monuments, as well as the Sculpture Museum with a replica of the Rosalila Temple.
Day 10: Transfer to San Pedro Sula and flight to Roatan Island.
Day 11-13: Leisure Time at your favorite Resort.
Day 14: Private transfer to Roatan International Airport.

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