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GUATEMALA

A very colorful country, fill with Mayan Archaeological sites, incredible native markets, history, nature and  very gentle people.

Come join us to explore Antigua, Chichicastenango, Atitlan, Solola, Huehuetenango, Tikal, Ceibal, Livingston and much, much more !

 

 

CHOOSE ONE OF OUR EXCITING PROGRAMS TO GUATEMALA!

 

GUATEMALA WEEKEND  5 days  ...Quick visit to Guatemala, Chichicastenango, Atitlan and Antigua

 

Guatemala Native Markets 8 days... visiting the most colorful indigenous markets in the Americas.!

 

Especial Private Tour of Guatemala.....Visiting Guatemala with private tour guides &  transportation

 

On the Mayan Path 8 days....Guatemala, Antigua, Chichicastenango, Atitlan,Tikal (also extension available to Copan & Quirigua for 3 more days..)

 

Absolutely Guatemala..15 days! Explore all Guatemala from Antigua, Chichicastango, Huehuetenango to Copan, Tikal, Quirigua and Puerto Barrios..

 

The Archaeology of Guatemala 9 days....Visiting the most important archaeological Mayan sites of this area such as Tikal, Yaxha, Copan, Quirigua, Ceibal..

 

The New Mayan Express 7 days  ....Exploring Guatemala, Chichicastenango, Atitlan and more......

 

Best of the Mayas 14 days...Combination of Guatemala, Honduras & Belize 

 

Guatemala and Panama...10 days Visiting Guatemala, Chichicastenango, Atitlan, Antigua, Panama, Emberas & more..

 

Guatemala and El Salvador  NEW!  (Native Markets & Beaches)...Visiting native Markets, colonial cities, volcanoes and enjoy the beaches of El Salvador...

 

Learn about Guatemala: http://media.recommend.com.s3.amazonaws.com/video/guatemala/Guatemala-Webinar-HD1280x720.mp4

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED - The USA airport departure taxes, security and fuel surcharges change daily. Some airlines are charging $100 to $200 per person. We will advise you of the exact cost at the time of placing reservations. This amount will be added to your final bill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON THE MAYAN PATH

 

Visiting Guatemala City, Lake Atitlan, Antigua, the Native Market of Chichicastenango

and Solola and the Capital of the Mayan Empire "Tikal"

 

8 days/7 nights

 

Weekly departures - Locally hosted

 

Day 01 SAT or WED. U.S.A-GUATEMALA:

Depart USA  for Guatemala City Arrive and transfer to 5 star Hotel Barcelo Guatemala.

Day02 SUN or THU. GUATEMALA-CHICHICASTENANGO: 

In the morning you will depart for the picturesque town of Chichicastenango. One of the main reasons for a trip to Chichicastenango is to participate in the market, which is held only twice a week and deserves its fame. You will also see the Church of Santo Tomas where the Mayan Quiche indigenous observe unique religious and spiritual customs and experience their 9 sacred sites. Overnight at Hotel Maya Inn. (AB)

Day 03 MON or FRI. CHICHICASTENANGO-SOLOLA-ATITLAN: 

Morning depart for Solola to visit one of the major market centers. The market is filled with indigenous people -with very colorful and distinctive dresses-who have journeyed from all over the area to sell and buy produce. In the afternoon continue to Panajachel for overnight at Hotel Del Lago, located on the shores of Lake Atitlan.(AB)

Day 4 TUE or SAT. ATITLAN-ANTIGUA: 

Morning motor-launch trip on Lake Atitlan - "one of the most beautiful lakes in the world". with its 3 volcanoes in the background -San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlan. You will visit one of the twelve interesting indigenous lake shore villages. Their inhabitants are for the most part descendants of the Cakchiquel and Tzutil Indians. Mid-day continue to the old Capital of Guatemala "Antigua". Overnight at Hotel Casa Santo Domingo or Camino Real Antigua.(AB)

Day 05 WED or SUN. –ANTIGUA-GUATEMALA

Morning guided tour of Antigua, which is a national monument of the Americas. A very pleasant city of cobble stones streets, houses and mansions with colonial-style facades and tile roofs. Your tour guide will take you to visit churches, convents, monasteries and other colonial buildings. Afternoon return to Guatemala City for overnight at Hotel Barcelo. (AB)

Day 06 THU or MON. GUATEMALA-TIKAL: 

Today you will go back more than 2,000 years in time when you visit the Tikal National Park. Early morning you will be picked up at your hotel for transfer to the airport to board the flight to Flores, Petén . On arrival, 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 transfer to Santa Elena’s Airport to board the flight to Guatemala City. On arrival, our representative will transfer you to Hotel Barcelo Guatemala. (AB,L)

Day 07 FRI or TUE. GUATEMALA: 

Morning sightseeing tour of the Capital city, visiting the most important sites of old and new Guatemala City. Afternoon at leisure for some shopping. Guatemala has beautiful handicrafts, textiles and souvenirs. Hotel Barcelo Guatemala. (AB)

Day 08 SAT or WED. GUATEMALA-U.S.A: 

Morning transfer to the airport for return flight to U.S.A (AB)

 

INCLUDING: 

Hotel accommodations for 7 nights with room taxes and services charges · Motor coach tours with English speaking tour guides as per itinerary with entrance fees when necessary. · Ground transportation from Guatemala-Antigua-Atitlan-Chichicastenango. · Air transportation from Guatemala to Flores (Tikal).

 

NOT INCLUDED:  

International airfare. USA-GUATEMALA airport departure taxes (usually included in your international air ticket); Insurance, meals, tip to hotel porters, tour guides or bus drivers, passports, entry forms or visas, and services not mentioned in itinerary.

 

Land tour cost: (includes local airfare to Tikal)

2014-2015

Double Triple Single
 Rates Per  Person US$1,591 1,429 2,194

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SEASONS:

Rates valid all year except Holy Week (March 28th thru April 05th 2015) and New Year’s (December 25th thru January 2) seasons-please add 20% to above rates during those dates.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE VIA AMERICAN OR AVIANCA AIRLINES:  From Miami US$350-500

Add-ons: $250 from: ATL, BOS, DFW, EWR, HOU, LAX, NYC, WAS + Zone 1 (Florida) Zone 2 & Zone 3 ; Add $300 from SFO & Zone 5; Add $290 from CHI, SJU & Zone 4; Add $350 from Zone 6.  ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

SAMPLE ZONE CHART:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA 

 

DEPOSIT: US$250 per person

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

ALL AIRFARES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

 

 

OPTIONAL TO COPAN & QUIRIGUA MAYAN SITES

 

Day 08 SAT or WED: Guatemala-Copan: 

Early morning departure from Guatemala City for a drive through the eastern portion of Guatemala , via the departments of El Progreso and Zacapa to arrive at the border with Honduras. Upon completion of immigration formalities, continue to the site of Copan, one of the most fascinating Mayan archaeological sites. Your  tour guide will take you to explore and marvel at the beautiful stelaes and majestic temples, including the ball court. Overnight accommodations in Copan. Hotel Marina Copan. (AB,L) 
 

Day 09 SUN or THU: Quirigua-Guatemala: 

After breakfast return to Guatemala territory and continue  to the Mayan site of Quirigua, where you will visit the most beautiful steles' of the Mayan civilization with its tales and prophesies. Mid-afternoon return to Guatemala City and to your hotel. (AB) 

 

Day 10 MON or FRI: Guatemala-USA: 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to USA or home town. (AB)

 

INCLUDING: All the ground transportation, private English speaking tour guide, entrance fees and 2 nights hotel accommodations with American breakfast –

COST PER PERSON: Sharing double $499; Sharing triple 466; Single $682 (Min.2 passengers)

 

 

 

THE NEW MAYAN EXPRESS 

Visiting Guatemala City, Antigua, The native market of Chichicastenango

and Lake Atitlan

 

 

7 days/6 night itinerary 

 

Departs Sundays

Locally hosted

 

DAY 01 SUN.   USA- GUATEMALA-ANTIGUA

Depart U.S.A for Guatemala. Upon arrival transfer to hotel selected (see below hotel choices  for Antigua).

DAY 02-03 MON-TUE.  ANTIGUA

Days at leisure to explore Antigua's cobblestone streets and its preserved churches, convents and mansions built in the 1600s and 1700s. Antigua is a very unique colonial town and it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. (AB)

DAY 04  WED. ANTIGUA- CHICHICASTENANGO

Morning city tour of Antigua, the former Spanish Colonial Capital of the country and today a national monument of the Americas. You will see and visit houses and mansions, churches, convents, monasteries and other important colonial buildings. Afternoon departure for one of the most famous indigenous markets in all the Americas - Chichicastenango - Overnight at hotel MAYA INN. (AB)

DAY 05 THU. CHICHICASTENANGO-ATITLAN- GUATEMALA

One of the main reasons for a trip to Chichicastenango is to participate in the market, which is held only twice a week and deserves its fame. You will also see the church of Santo Tomas where the Mayan Quiche natives observe unique religious customs. Afternoon depart for Guatemala City via Lake Atitlan for a brief stop at the lake-side village of Panajachel. Overnight in Guatemala at five star Hotel Barcelo Guatemala. (AB)

DAY 06  FRI. GUATEMALA

Day at leisure or you may take an optional tour to Tikal ( For those going to Tikal they will depart early morning for the city of Flores where you will be motored over jungle trails to the 2,000 year old Capital of the Mayan Empire -Tikal - here, your tour guide will take you to visit the many pyramids, temples, palaces and buildings left by this great society. Mid-afternoon return to Guatemala and to Hotel Barcelo) COST FOR THE OPTIONAL ONE DAY TO TIKAL INCLUDING AIRFARE IS $331 PER PERSON (AB)

DAY 07  SAT. GUATEMALA-USA

Transfer to the airport for return flight. (AB)

 

INCLUDING:

 

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Hotel accommodations for 6 nights with room taxes and services charges and American breakfast (3 nights Antigua, 1 night Chichicastenango and 2 nights in Guatemala). Hotels as mentioned in itinerary.

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English speaking tour guides.

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Entrance fees when necessary.

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Motor coach for Antigua-Chicastenango-Guatemala portion (Air conditioned bus).

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare. GUATEMALA airport departure taxes (usually included in your international air ticket), insurance, meals (unless specified certain days). Tips to hotel porters-tour guides or bus drivers. Passports, entry forms or visas. 

 

Land Tour Cost

2014-2015 Rates Per Person

Double Triple Single
With Hotel Villa Colonial in Antigua US$896 $823 $1562
With Hotel Porta Antigua 995 896 1561
With Hotel Camino Real Antigua or Casa Santo Domingo 1085 1024 1580
With Boutique hotel Palacio Dona Leonor 1121 NA 1346

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SEASONS:

Rates valid all year except Holy Week (March 28th thru April 05th 2015) and New Year’s (December 25th thru January 2) seasons-please add 20% to above rates during those dates.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE VIA AMERICAN OR AVIANCA AIRLINES:  From Miami US$350-500

Add-ons: $250 from: ATL, BOS, DFW, EWR, HOU, LAX, NYC, WAS + Zone 1 (Florida) Zone 2 & Zone 3 ; Add $300 from SFO & Zone 5; Add $290 from CHI, SJU & Zone 4; Add $350 from Zone 6.  ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

DEPOSIT: US$250 per person

 

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

ALL AIRFARES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

 

 

 

 

Absolutely Guatemala...!! 

 

Explore the best of Guatemala, Antigua, Atitlan, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango, Chichicastenango, Copan, Puerto Barrios, Rio Dulce, Ceibal,Yaxha and the mighty Capital of the Mayan Empire Tikal 

 

15 days/14 nights

Locally hosted

 

DAY 01 MON. USA-GUATEMALA
Arrive in Guatemala city, where you will be met  and transfer to the WESTIN CAMINO REAL GUATEMALA.
DAY 02 TUE. GUATEMALA-ANTIGUA

In morning you will depart for Antigua, the former Spanish Colonial Capital of the country and today a national monument of the Americas. Sightseeing tour of this charming town. A verypleasant city of cobble stones streets, houses and mansions with colonial-style facades and tile roofs. Your tour guide will take you to visit churches, convents, monasteries and other colonial buildings andexplain the history of all these places. Overnight accommodations at HOTEL LAS FARAOLA or PORTA ANTIGUA. (B)
DAY 03 WED. ANTIGUA-LAKE ATITLAN
In the morning depart for Lake Atitlan,with beautiful views of its 3 volcanoes in the background -San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlan. Stop at the Archaeological Site of Iximche for a visit. Overnight accommodations will be provided in Panajachel. HOTEL ATITLAN. (B)
DAY 04 THU. ATITLAN-QUETZALTENANGO 

In the morning join the launch excursion to the picturesque lake-side village of Santiago Atitlan. In the afternoon, continue to Quetzaltenango for  overnight accommodations at PENSION BONIFAZ. (B)
DAY 05 FRI. QUETZALTENANGO-HUEHUETENANGO
Visit the colorful open-air animal market of San Francisco El Alto, the Church of San Andres Xecul and beautiful Valley of Almolonga. Overnight accommodations in Huehuetenango at HOTEL CUCHUMATANES. (B)
DAY 06 SAT. HUEHUETENANGO-CHICHICASTENANGO
In the morning visit the colorful open-air market of Todos Santos Cuchumatanes. In the afternoon continue to Chichicastenango for overnight accommodations at MAYA INN. (B)
DAY 07 SUN. CHICHICASTENANGO-GUATEMALA CITY
One of the main reasons for a trip to Chichicastenango is to participate in the market, which is held only twice a week and deserves its fame. You will also see the church of Santo Tomas where the Mayan Quiche natives observe unique religious customs. After lunch continue back to Guatemala City. HOTEL WESTIN CAMINO REAL GUATEMALA. (B)
DAY 08 MON. GUATEMALA-COPAN
Begin the trip that will take you through El Progreso and Zacapa.  Continue to Copan, Honduras. Here you will visit the archaeological site which contains one of the greatest collection of Mayan sculptures anywhere in Central America. Time to visit the main Plaza, its Temples and the complete Ball Court. Overnight HOTEL POSADA REAL. (B)
DAY 09 TUE. COPAN-PUERTO BARRIOS
After breakfast return to Guatemalan territory to continue to Quirigua, where you will find 12 carved stelaes, 4 enormous carved stones of mythological forms and unrestored temples. The dates recorded on the monuments are exact intervals of 800 days.... In the afternoon proceed to Puerto Barrios for overnight accommodations. HOTEL AMATIQUE BAY. (B)
DAY 10 WED. PUERTO BARRIOS-RIO DULCE
In the morning join the launch excursion to Livingston. In the afternoon, continue to Castillo de San Felipe. Overnight accommodations will be in the Rio Dulce Area. HOTEL CATAMARAN(B)
DAY 11 THU. RIO DULCE-FLORES
Morning at leisure.  After lunch, transfer by land to Flores or Tikal for Overnight accommodations at VILLA MAYA. (B)
DAY 12 FRI. FLORES-CEIBAL-FLORES
Transfer to Ceibal for sightseeing of the site, here among very thick jungle vegetation the Mayas built one of the most beautiful stelaes, (still in perfect shape), also you will see the great observatory .  After lunch transfer back to Flores for overnight accommodations at VILLA MAYA. (B)
DAY 13 SAT. FLORES-YAXHA-FLORES
Transfer to Yaxha Lake for a visit to the Archeological site of the same name (it means green waters). Yaxha was a large Mayan city, time to explore the area and after lunch transfer back to Flores for overnight accommodations at VILLA MAYA. (B)
DAY 14 SUN. FLORES-TIKAL-GUATEMALA

Today you will go back more than 2,000 years in time when you visit the Tikal National Park. Early morning you will be picked up at your hotel for transfer to the airport to board the flight to Flores, Petén . On arrival, 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 transfer to Santa Elena’s Airport to board the flight to Guatemala City. On arrival, our representative will transfer you Hotel WESTIN CAMINO REAL. (AB,L)
DAY 15 MON. GUATEMALA-USA
Transfer to the airport for flight to Miami and connections. (B)

 

INCLUDING:

Hotel accommodations for 14 nights with room taxes and services charges · Motor coach tours with English speaking tour guides as per itinerary with entrance fees when necessary. · Ground transportation from Guatemala-Antigua-Atitlan-Chichicastenango-Huehuetenango-Quetzaltenango and Puerto Barrios-Rio Dulce-Flores (Tikal). · Air transportation from Flores to Guatemala .

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare. Insurance, meals, tip to hotel porters, tour guides or bus drivers, passports, entry forms or visas, and services not mentioned in itinerary. GUATEMALA airport departure taxes (usually included in your international air ticket).

 

Land Tour Cost

2014-2015

Double Triple Single
Rates Per person US$3,245 3,110 4,080

SEASONS:

Rates valid all year except Holy Week (March 28th thru April 05th 2015) and New Year’s (December 25th thru January 2) seasons-please add 20% to above rates during those dates.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE VIA AMERICAN OR AVIANCA AIRLINES:  From Miami US$350-500

Add-ons: $250 from: ATL, BOS, DFW, EWR, HOU, LAX, NYC, WAS + Zone 1 (Florida) Zone 2 & Zone 3 ; Add $300 from SFO & Zone 5; Add $290 from CHI, SJU & Zone 4; Add $350 from Zone 6.  ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

DEPOSIT: US$400 per person

 

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.


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ALL AIRFARES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.


 

 

ESPECIAL PRIVATE TOUR OF GUATEMALA

 

Visiting Guatemala with private tour guides &  transportation

Staying in Boutique Hotels

Antigua, Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan

 

7 Day/6 night itinerary 

Suggest Departure days: Sundays or Wednesdays

Locally hosted

DAY 01 SUNDAY or WEDNESDAY  MIAMI- GUATEMALA-ANTIGUA

Depart U.S.A for Guatemala. Upon arrival transfer to hotel Casa Santo Domingo or Camino Real Antigua for 3 nights.

DAY 02 MONDAY or THURSDAY- ANTIGUA

Morning private  tour of Antigua, the former Spanish Colonial Capital of the country and today a national monument of the Americas. You will see and visit houses and mansions, churches, convents, monasteries and other important colonial buildings. (AB)

DAY 03 TUESDAY or FRIDAY- ANTIGUA

Day at leisure to explore Antigua's cobblestone streets and its preserved churches, convents and mansions built in the 1600s and 1700s. Antigua is a very unique colonial town and it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.  Overnight Casa Santo Domingo or Camino Real Antigua (AB)

DAY 04 WEDNESDAY or SATURDAY ANTIGUA- CHICHICASTENANGO

Noon departure for one of the most famous indigenous markets in all the Americas - Chichicastenango - Overnight at hotel Maya Inn. (AB)

DAY 05 THURSDAY or SUNDAY-  CHICHICASTENANGO-ATITLAN

One of the main reasons for a trip to Chichicastenango is to participate in the market, which is held only twice a week and deserves its fame. You will also see the church of Santo Tomas where the Mayan Quiche natives observe unique religious customs. Afternoon depart to Lake Atitlan with a visit to  village of Panajachel. Overnight at boutique hotel Atitlan. (AB).

DAY 06 FRIDAY or MONDAY  ATITLAN- GUATEMALA

Morning motor-launch trip on Lake Atitlan - "one of the most beautiful lakes in the world". with its 3 volcanoes in the background -San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlan. You will visit one of the twelve interesting indigenous lake shore villages. Their inhabitants are for the most part descendants of the Cakchiquel and Tzutil Indians. Mid-day continue to Guatemala for overnight at Hotel Westin Camino Real. (AB)

DAY 07 SATURDAY or TUESDAY GUATEMALA-MIAMI

Transfer to the airport for return flight. (AB)

 

INCLUDING:

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Hotel accommodations for 6 nights with room taxes and services charges and American breakfast (3 nights Antigua, 1 night Chichicastenango and 1 night in Atitlan and 1 night in Guatemala).

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PRIVATE English speaking tour guides.

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Entrance fees when necessary.

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PRIVATE transportation Antigua-Chicastenango-Atitlan-Guatemala  (Air conditioned)

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24 hours assistance from our local representatives

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare and airport taxes; insurance, meals (unless specified certain days). Tips to hotel porters-tour guides or bus drivers. Passports, entry forms or visas.

 

Land Tour Cost

2014-2015

Double Triple Single
Rates per person US$2,230 2,122  3,130

SEASONS:

Rates valid all year except Holy Week (March 28th thru April 05th 2015) and New Year’s (December 25th thru January 2) seasons-please add 20% to above rates during those dates.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE VIA AMERICAN OR AVIANCA AIRLINES:  From Miami US$350-500

Add-ons: $250 from: ATL, BOS, DFW, EWR, HOU, LAX, NYC, WAS + Zone 1 (Florida) Zone 2 & Zone 3 ; Add $300 from SFO & Zone 5; Add $290 from CHI, SJU & Zone 4; Add $350 from Zone 6.  ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

DEPOSIT: US$300 per person

 

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

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RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BEST OF THE MAYAS

 

Visiting the most important Mayan sites of Belize, Guatemala & Honduras

 

DEPARTS EVERY MONDAY

Day 01 Mon. MIAMI-GUATEMALA: 

Upon arrival you will be accompanied to the Hotel Barcelo Guatemala. (Departures also available from 100 other USA cities -see add-ons below).

Day 02 Tue. GUATEMALA-COPAN

This morning you will drive through the eastern part of Guatemala, via the states of El Progreso and Zacapa, to arrive at the border with Honduras. After immigration formalities, you will drive to Copan, one of the most fascinating Mayan ruin sites. You will be allowed to explore and marvel at the beautiful stellae and majestic temples, including a complete ball court. Overnight Posada Real de Copan or Hotel Marina. (AB)

Day 03 Wed. COPAN-QUIRIGUA-GUATEMALA CITY: 

After breakfast you will return to Guatemalan territory to visit the archaeological site of Quirigua. Some of the most interesting and beautiful Mayan stellae are found at Quirigua in the state of Izabal. In the afternoon you will return to Guatemala City. Hotel Barcelo Guatemala (AB)

Day 04 Thu. GUATEMALA-CHICHICASTENANGO: 

Early in the morning depart for Chichicastenango. On arrival you will visit the colorful open air market and the Church of Santo Thomas .Afternoon at leisure for some shopping. Overnight at famous Mayan Inn. (AB)

Day 05 Fri. CHICHICASTENANGO-ATITLAN: 

AM Depart for Lake Atitlan to join the boat excursion to the picturesque village of Santiago de Atitlan. Afternoon to walk and shop in this quaint town. Overnight at hotel Porta Del Lago. (AB)

Day 06 Sat. ATITLAN -ANTIGUA: 

AM Depart for Antigua where you will visit the most intersting sites; churches, convents, monasteries and other colonial buildings. Overnight at hotel Casa Santo Domingo or Camino Real Antigua (AB)

Day 07 Sun. ANTIGUA-GUATEMALA: 

Morning at leisure to enjoy Antigua on your own. In the afternoon return to Guatemala city. Overnight at Hotel Barcelo Guatemala. (AB)

Day 08 Mon. GUATEMALA-TIKAL: 

Today you will go back more than 2,000 years in time when you visit the Tikal National Park. Early morning you will be picked up at your hotel for transfer to the airport to board the flight to Flores, Petén . On arrival, 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. Overnight at hotel Camino Real overlooking Lake Peten. (AB,L)

Day 09 Tue. TIKAL-BELIZE: 

Transfer to the airport for flight to Belize City and the hotel Biltmore. Balance of day at leisure.

Day 10 Wed. BELIZE-LAMANAI

Full day excursion by car and by boat to explore the remote Mayan site of Lamanai (3,500 years old). Along the way you encounter some howler monkeys. Mid-afternoon return to Belize City. Hotel Biltmore. (L)

Day 11 Thu. BELIZE-XUNANTUNINCH: 

Full day excursion where you will cross the Mopan River by a hand operated cable ferry to visit the tallest Mayan site in Belize (130 feet). Return to Belize City. Hotel Biltmore. (L)

Day 12 Fri. BELIZE-AMBERGRIS CAYE: 

Morning flight to the-picturesque town of San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) with transfer to hotel Sunbreeze. Balance of day at leisure.

Day 13 Sat. AMBERGRIS CAYE

Time to relax and enjoy the beaches or the atmosphere of Ambergris which is very diferent from other Caribbean destinations. Fishing and diving packages available upon request along the worlds second largest barrier reef.

Day 14 Sun. AMBERGRIS-BELIZE-USA: 

Transfer to the airport for flight to Belize to connect with flight to USA.

 

INCLUDING:

 Transfers on arrival and departure. Hotel accommodations for 13 nights with taxes Tours as mentioned in itinerary with English speaking tour guides, entrance fees, ground transportation and tips to airport porters. Local airfare Guatemala-Flores (Tikal)-Belize-Ambergrys-Belize.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare. Airport departure taxes -usually included in your international air ticket; Belize $12.00; insurance; tips to tour guides; passport fees and any other service not specifically mentioned in itinerary.

 

Land Tour

2104-2015

Double Triple Single
Per person US$3,760 3,670 4,930

SEASONS:

Rates valid all year except Holy Week (March 28th thru April 05th 2015) and New Year’s (December 25th thru January 2) seasons-please add 20% to above rates during those dates.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE VIA AMERICAN OR AVIANCA AIRLINES:  From Miami US$350-500

Add-ons: $250 from: ATL, BOS, DFW, EWR, HOU, LAX, NYC, WAS + Zone 1 (Florida) Zone 2 & Zone 3 ; Add $300 from SFO & Zone 5; Add $290 from CHI, SJU & Zone 4; Add $350 from Zone 6.  ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

DEPOSIT: US$350 per person

 

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

INSURANCE: Tara Tours Inc. strongly recommends that you purchased travel insurance. Insure America has designed a policy for Tara Tour’s clients. Cost for this program starts from US$264.00 p.p. -See inclusions on our web page www.taratours.com/insured_america.htm

 

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AIRFARES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

 

 

 

 

GUATEMALA'S 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL  JOURNEY

 

 

Visiting the best of Archeological sites of the area such as Copan, Quirigua, Puerto Barrios,  Ceibal, Yaxha

 

and the mighty Capital of the Mayan Empire Tikal 

 

 

9 days/8 nights

Departs every Saturday

Locally hosted

 

DAY 01 SAT. USA-GUATEMALA
Arrival in Guatemala City. Transfer to a hotel in the city for overnight accommodations at the Hotel Barcelo Guatemala.

DAY 02 SUN. GUATEMALA-FLORES

Transfer to the airport for flight to Flores . Transfer to a hotel in Flores for overnight accommodations at Villa Maya. (B)
DAY 03 MON. CEIBAL

At 8:00 a.m., you will be picked up at your hotel for transfer 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.
DAY 04 TUE. YAXHA

At 8:00 a.m., you will be picked up at your hotel and visit the archaeological site of 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.
DAY 05 WED. TIKAL
Today you will go back more than 2,000 years in time when you visit the Tikal National Park. At 8:00 a.m., you will be picked up at your hotel for transfer to the Mayan City 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. After lunch, visit the museum, which houses some of the many Pre-Columbian art treasures found during the excavations of the site.

DAY 06 THU. FLORES-RIO DULCE-PUERTO BARRIOS

Transfer to Rio Dulce, upon arrival joins the launch excursion to the San Felipe Castle, and then continue to Livingston (Port city on the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of Rio Dulce) Cruise along the Rio Dulce in the Izabal district of Guatemala by motor boat and enjoy the view of gorges and canyons, tropical vegetation and abundant wildlife. Just before you reach Livingston by boat, you pass through El Boquerón Canyon, where a sheer cliff face rises 400 feet out of the water as you cut through the mountain. The white limestone cliff is decorated with jungle vines, trees and moss....it is an spectacular view of nature...!  . In the afternoon, continue to Puerto Barrios for overnight accommodations. Hotel Amatique Bay. (B)
DAY 07 FRI. PUERTO BARRIOS-QUIRIGUA

This morning, transfer to the Mayan site of Quiriguá, where extraordinary monuments include 12 carved stellae, 4 zoomorphs, enormous carved stones of mythological animal forms, and unrestored temples. Dates recorded are at exact intervals of 800 days. In the afternoon, transfer to Copán, Honduras. After completing official immigration formalities, continue to Hotel for overnight accommodations.
DAY 08 SAT. COPAN-GUATEMALA

In the morning, visit the archaeological site of Copán. As you step inside the park, witness elaborate stone sculptures everywhere. As you walk into the dramatic expanse of the Great Plaza you are witness of the cultural achievements of the ancient Maya. Copán’s main plaza contains the greatest collection of Maya sculptures in Central America. Take time to explore and marvel at the beautiful Mayan stellae, majestic temples, and complete ball court.

DAY 09 SUN. GUATEMALA-USA

Transfer to the airport for flight back to USA.

 

INCLUDING:

Hotel accommodations for 8 nights with room taxes and services charges · Motorcoach tours with English speaking tour guides as per itinerary with entrance fees when necessary. · Ground transportation from Guatemala to Copan-Quirigua-Puerto Barrios-Rio Dulce-Flores (Tikal). · Air transportation from Guatemala to Flores .

 

NOT INCLUDED: International airfare,  Insurance, meals, tip to hotel porters, tour guides or bus drivers, passports, entry forms or visas, and services not mentioned in itinerary. GUATEMALA airport departure taxes (usually included in your international air ticket).

 

Land Tour Cost

2014-2015

Double Triple Single
Per person US$2,554 2,491 3,220

SEASONS:

Rates valid all year except Holy Week (March 28th thru April 05th 2015) and New Year’s (December 25th thru January 2) seasons-please add 20% to above rates during those dates.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE VIA AMERICAN OR AVIANCA AIRLINES:  From Miami US$350-500

Add-ons: $250 from: ATL, BOS, DFW, EWR, HOU, LAX, NYC, WAS + Zone 1 (Florida) Zone 2 & Zone 3 ; Add $300 from SFO & Zone 5; Add $290 from CHI, SJU & Zone 4; Add $350 from Zone 6.  ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

DEPOSIT: US$250 per person

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

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EXTENSION TO EL SALVADOR - SALINITAS BEACH

 

 

Relax and enjoy the Beaches of Salinitas  !!

 

Including:

4 days/3 nights at the Royal Decameron Salinitas; transfers to & from Guatemala (the hotel is 2 hours away from Guatemala city); all meals at any of the 5 restaurants (breakfast & lunch are buffet style and a la carte dinners); unlimited domestic and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; daily activities  program; non motorized water sports (wind glider, kayaks, snorkeling and sailboats); beach towels, chairs; tennis courts, volleys; nightly entertainment; unlimited drinks at the discotheque; taxes & tips included.

 

2014 Cost per person:

Double or Triple: $394; Single $538; Child $232

Children rate: sharing room with parents -under 12 years old

Rates not valid from Dec.25 to Jan.07 -Please add US$270 per person for the 3 night program.

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GUATEMALA NATIVE MARKETS

 

 

Visiting the native markets in the highlands of Guatemala as well as Antigua,

Atitlan, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango and Chichicastenango 

 

8 days/7 nights

 

Mondays departures

 

DAY 01 MON USA-GUATEMALA
Depart USA for Guatemala (see add-ons from more than 100 USA cities). Arrive and overnight at hotel Barcelo Guatemala City (5 stars)

DAY 02 TUE. GUATEMALA-ANTIGUA
09:00 a.m., you will be picked up at your Hotel for 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 that 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. Overnight accommodations at Hotel Casa Santo Domingo. (B)

DAY 03 WED. ANTIGUA-ATITLAN
In the morning you will be transferred to Lake Atitlán, via Iximché, which dates from the 15th Century and it was the capital of the Cackchiqueles. There was established the first Spanish capital. 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. Overnight accommodations at Porta Hotel del Lago. (B)

DAY 04 THU. ATITLAN-QUETZALTENANGO
At 09:00 a.m., you will board the motor launch to cross Lake Atitlán to the picturesque Indian village of Santiago Atitlán, one of the twelve lake-shore villages surrounding the Lake. Enjoy this bustling Indian community, where weavers work the colorful textiles. In the afternoon, transfer to Quetzaltenango. Overnight accommodations at Pension Bonifaz Hotel. (B)

DAY 05 FRI. QUETZALTENANGO-HUEHUETENANGO
This morning you will visit Almolonga market known for its vegetables and fruits cultivated on small parcels and from which products are exported to Central America and Mexico. Continue your visit to San Andrés Xecul which has an important XVI century temple, with a fabulous bright-yellow façade, the color which is representative of the local huipil (or indigenous blouse). There are saints and angels sitting next to corncobs and quetzal birds on the facade. Then you will visit San Francisco El Alto, with its typical market where people gather in front of City Hall to sell their products and handicrafts. In the afternoon, transfer to Huehuetenango. Overnight accommodations at Hotel Premiere. (B)

DAY 06 SAT. HUEHUETENANGO-CHICHICASTENANGO
During the morning visit Todos Santos Cuchumatanes, one of Guatemala´s best-loved tourist destinations, set in a spectacular valley of the Cuchumatanes Mountains. Both the men and women of Todos Santos wear distinctive, handwoven clothing. The men´s clothing includes red and white striped trousers, a colorful shirt, straw hat, and a black capixay, or woolen cape to guard against the chilly mountain climate. After your visit transfer to Chichicastenango. Overnight accommodations at Mayn Inn hotel. (B)

DAY 07 SUN. CHICHICASTENANGO-GUATEMALA CITY
Today is market day in 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). In the afternoon, transfer to Guatemala City and to your hotel Barcelo. (B)
 

DAY 08 MON GUATEMALA-USA

Transfer to the airport for flight back to USA

 

INCLUDING:

Hotel accommodations for 7 nights with room taxes and services charges · Motor coach tours with English speaking tour guides as per itinerary with entrance fees when necessary. · Ground transportation from Guatemala-Antigua-Atitlan-Quetzaltenango-Huehuetenango & Chichicastenango

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare. Insurance, meals, tip to hotel porters, tour guides or bus drivers, passports, entry forms or visas, and services not mentioned in itinerary. USA-Guatemala airport departure taxes (usually included in your international air ticket)

 

Land Tour Cost Per Person (International airfare not included)

2014-2015

Double

Triple

Single

Per person

US$1,395

1,368

$2,295

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SEASONS:

Rates valid all year except Holy Week (March 28th thru April 05th 2015) and New Year’s (December 25th thru January 2) seasons-please add 20% to above rates during those dates.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE VIA AMERICAN OR AVIANCA AIRLINES:  From Miami US$350-500

Add-ons: $250 from: ATL, BOS, DFW, EWR, HOU, LAX, NYC, WAS + Zone 1 (Florida) Zone 2 & Zone 3 ; Add $300 from SFO & Zone 5; Add $290 from CHI, SJU & Zone 4; Add $350 from Zone 6.  ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

SAMPLE ZONE CHART:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA 

 

DEPOSIT: US$250 per person

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

ALL AIRFARES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

 

 

 

 

GUATEMALA WEEKEND SPECIAL

 

Visiting Guatemala City, Antigua,

The native market of Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan

 

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5 Day/4 night itinerary

Locally hosted

 

DAY 01 FRI. USA- GUATEMALA

Depart U.S.A for Guatemala. Upon arrival transfer to five star hotel Guatemala Barcelo .

 

DAY 02 SAT. GUATEMALA-ANTIGUA

In morning you will depart for a full day of Antigua, the former Spanish Colonial Capital of the country and today a national monument of the Americas. Sightseeing tour of this charming town. A very pleasant city of cobble stones streets, houses and mansions with colonial-style facades and tile roofs. Your tour guide will take you to visit churches, convents, monasteries and other colonial buildings and explain the history of all these places. In the afternoon continue to Chichicastenango for overnight at hotel Maya Inn. (AB)

 

DAY 03 SUN. CHICHICASTENANGO-ATITLAN

Morning visit one of the most famous indigenous markets in all the Americas – Chichicastenango. Get ready to participate in the market…. This market is held only twice a week and deserves its fame. You will also see the 400 year old church of Santo Tomas, where your tour guide will be able to explain why the Mayan Quiche natives observe unique religious customs and spiritual beliefs. After lunch depart for Guatemala City via Lake Atitlan with beautiful views of its 3 volcanoes in the background -San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlan -. Brief stop at the lake-side village of Panajachel. Continue to Guatemala for late afternoon arrival at hotel Guatemala Barcelo. (AB)

 

DAY 04 MON. GUATEMALA

Day at leisure or you may take an optional tour to Tikal ( For those going to Tikal they will depart early morning for the city of Flores where you will be motored over jungle trails to the 2,000 year old Capital of the Mayan Empire -Tikal - here, your tour guide will take you to visit the many pyramids, temples, palaces and buildings left by this great society. Mid-afternoon return to Guatemala). COST PER PERSON FOR THE FULL DAY TO TIKAL INCLUDING AIRFARE $331.00. Overnight hotel Guatemala Barcelo. (AB)

 

DAY 05 TUE. GUATEMALA-MIAMI

Transfer to the airport for return flight. (AB)

 

INCLUDING:

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Hotel accommodations for 4 nights with room taxes and services charges and American breakfast at five stars Guatemala Barcelo.

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English speaking tour guides.

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Entrance fees when necessary.

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Motorcoach tour to Antigua, Chichicastenango and Atitlan with English speaking tour guide (Air conditioned bus).

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare. Insurance, meals (unless specified certain days). · Tips to hotel porters-tour guides or bus drivers, · Passports, entry forms or visas. USA-GUATEMALA airport departure taxes (usually included in your international air ticket)

 

Land Tour Cost

Season 2014-2015 Double Triple Single Supp
Rates per person US$592 525 448

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SEASONS:

Rates valid all year except Holy Week (March 28th thru April 05th 2015) and New Year’s (December 25th thru January 2) seasons-please add 20% to above rates during those dates.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE VIA AMERICAN OR AVIANCA AIRLINES:  From Miami US$350-500

Add-ons: $250 from: ATL, BOS, DFW, EWR, HOU, LAX, NYC, WAS + Zone 1 (Florida) Zone 2 & Zone 3 ; Add $300 from SFO & Zone 5; Add $290 from CHI, SJU & Zone 4; Add $350 from Zone 6.  ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

SAMPLE ZONE CHART:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA 

 

DEPOSIT: US$250 per person

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

ALL AIRFARES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guatemala & El Salvador

Native Markets & Beaches

 

Visiting native Markets, Colonial cities, Volcanoes and enjoy the beaches of El Salvador

 

10 days/09 nights
Departs Wednesdays or Saturdays*

 

DAY 01 WED or SAT: USA- GUATEMALA
Depart U.S.A for Guatemala. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel Barcelo Guatemala.
 

DAY 02 THU or SUN: GUATEMALA-CHICHICASTENANGO
Early morning depart Chichicastenango. On arrival visit the colorful open-air market and Church of Santo Tomas. The afternoon is at leisure for further shopping or to see the town on your own. Overnight at the Mayan Inn. (AB)
 

DAY 03 FRI or MON: CHICHICASTENANGO-ATITLAN
In the morning, transfer to Lake Atitlan and join the launch excursion to the picturesque lake-side village of Santiago Atitlan. The afternoon is at leisure for further shopping or to see the town on your own. Overnight at hotel Del Lago. (AB)
 

DAY 04 SAT or TUE: ATITLAN-ANTIGUA-GUATEMALA
After breakfast depart for Antigua where you will visit the most interesting sites: churches, convents, monasteries and other colonial buildings. After lunch, continue to Guatemala City. Hotel Barcelo Guatemala (AB)
 

DAY 05 SUN or WED. GUATEMALA
Day at leisure or you may take an optional tour to Tikal (AB)
 

DAY 06 MON or THU: GUATEMALA-SALINITAS
Morning transfer from Guatemala city to Salinitas, EL Salvador -an all inclusive resort with daily shows, entertainment and more.... (AB)

About Hotel Beach Resort Royal Decameron Salinitas
 

DAY 07 TUE or FRI: SALINITAS
Days to enjoy Salinitas an all-inclusive beach resort with nightly shows -all meals, drinks and more. Optional tours available to visit Joyas del Ceren, Tazumal archaeological sites, El Imposible National Park and more. (B,L,D)
 

DAY 08 WED or SAT: SALINITAS
Day at leisure to enjoy the beach and surroundings'. (B,L,D)
 

DAY 09 THU or SUN: SALINITAS
Day at leisure to enjoy the beach and surroundings'. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 10 FRI or MON: SALINITAS-SALVADOR-MIAMI:
Transfer to the airport for a flight back home. (B)

INCLUDING:
Hotel accommodations for 9 nights with room taxes and services charges and American breakfast at five start hotel Barcelo Guatemala . English speaking tour guides. Entrance fees when necessary. Motorcoac to Antigua, Chichicastenango and Atitlan with English speaking tour guide (Air conditioned bus). Transfer Guatemala to Salinitas and from Salinitas to San Salvador Airport.

NOT INCLUDED:
International airfare. Insurance, meals (unless specified certain days). Tips to hotel porters-tour guides or bus drivers, • Passports, entry forms or visas. USA airport departure tax (usually included in your international air ticket). Departure tax from Guatemala and El Salvador.

 

Land tour Cost

2104-2015 Season Double Triple Single Supp
Rates per person US1,780 1,726 970

 

SEASONS:

Rates valid all year except Holy Week (March 28th thru April 05th 2015) and New Year’s (December 25th thru January 2) seasons-please add 20% to above rates during those dates.

 

SAMPLE AIRFARE VIA AMERICAN OR AVIANCA AIRLINES:  From Miami US$350-500

Add-ons: $250 from: ATL, BOS, DFW, EWR, HOU, LAX, NYC, WAS + Zone 1 (Florida) Zone 2 & Zone 3 ; Add $300 from SFO & Zone 5; Add $290 from CHI, SJU & Zone 4; Add $350 from Zone 6.  ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

SAMPLE ZONE CHART:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA 

 

DEPOSIT: US$350 per person

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.

 

ALL AIRFARES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUATEMALA & PANAMA

 

 

DAY 01 WED or SAT  USA-GUATEMALA
Arrival in Guatemala City. Transfer to a hotel in the city for overnight accommodations at the Hotel Barcelo Guatemala.

 

DAY 02 THU or SUN  GUATEMALA-CHICHICASTENANGO

Today is market day in Chichicastenango! At 07:00 a.m., you will be picked up at your hotel for 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). Overnight accommodations at Mayan Inn.

 

DAY 03 FRI or MON CHICHICASTENGO-ATITLAN

This morning you will be transferred to Atitlán Lake, where at 09:00 a.m., you will board the motor launch to cross Lake Atitlán to the picturesque Indian village of Santiago Atitlán, one of the twelve lake-shore villages surrounding the Lake. Enjoy this bustling Indian community, where weavers work the colorful textiles. Overnight accommodations at Porta Hotel del Lago (see other below). (B)

 

DAY 04  SAT or TUE ATITLAN-ANTIGUA

In the morning, transfer to Antigua Guatemala, the most important and enchanting city of colonial Guatemala. Founded by the Spaniards in 1543, nowadays Antigua Guatemala 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 that 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, transfer to Guatemala City (B)

 

DAY 05 SUN or WED GUATEMALA

Day at leisure or take an optional full day excursion to TIKAL. ( For those going to Tikal they will depart early morning for the city of Flores where you will be motored over jungle trails to the 2,000 year old Capital of the Mayan Empire -Tikal - here, your tour guide will take you to visit the many pyramids, temples, palaces and buildings left by this great society. Mid-afternoon return to Guatemala. COST PER PERSON FOR THE FULL DAY TO TIKAL INCLUDING AIRFARE $331.00)

Overnight at hotel Barcelo Guatemala. (B)

 

DAY 06 MON or THU GUATEMALA-PANAMA

Morning transfer to the airport. Arrive and transfer to hotel Crown Plaza. (B)

 

DAY 07 TUE or FRI PANAMA

Panama City is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful city, Capital of the Republic of Panama, and located at the Pacific side of the American Continent. Built in 1519 by Pedro Arias Davila, a Spanish Governor, it has been considered as on of the most important cities of the Americas. 

You will visit the oldest sector of modern Panama, known as the Casco Viejo. Other points of interest are the famed flat arch or Santo Domingo Church, the beautiful gold- plated altar of the San Jose Church, the Panama Canal Museum, the National Theater, the National Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and other numerous colonial churches and monuments. Then your tour will continue to see modern Panama   and The Banking District and its beautiful Skyscrapers .The city is and important center of international finance and is home to more than 120 banks. Continue to visit  Miraflores Locks &  Panama Canal: Participants will be able to witness the magnificent Miraflores Locks and most probably, its operation.  An expert canal guide will take us back in time to be part of it.  What a way to experience this magnificent architectural masterpiece and to have a breathtaking view of the 8th wonder of the

 

Day 08 WED or SAT  PANAMA EMBERA VILLAGE

Depart in the morning by car and then by boat going thru a fascinating and dense jungle to visit the Embera Village.. You will arrive at a village of the Emberá. Indians, one of seven indigenous tribes in Panama. The people of the Emberá tribe will welcome you at the pier and gladly give you an idea on how they live. The Emberá Indians will experience an authentic view into thousands of years of culture and human tradition, who already were there before the Europeans arrived to the Americas. The Emberá women will also prepare a typical snack for you..  hotel Crown Plaza or Wyndham Veneto Panama.(B,L)

 

DAY 09 THU or SUN PANAMA

Day at leisure to explore Panama city or buy an optional excursion. (B)

 

DAY 10 FRI or MON  PANAMA-USA

Transfer to the airport for flight back home. (B)

 

Including all transfers, tours as mentioned in itinerary with English speaking tour guides, entrance fees, room taxes, daily breakfast.

 

2014-2015 LAND TOUR COST PER PERSON DOUBLE US$1,753;  TRIPLE $1,691 ;  SINGLE  $2,500

Rates valid all year except Holy Week (March 28th thru April 05th 2015) and New Year’s (December 25th thru January 2) seasons-please add 20% to above rates during those dates.

 

DEPOSIT FOR THE LAND TOUR PORTION: US$300 pp

FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure

 

APPROXIMATE COST INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE FROM MIAMI US$550-750 plus taxes  (Miami-Guatemala-Panama-Miami)

 

SAMPLE ADD-ONS:  

Add $375 from: ATL, BOS, DFW, EWR, HOU, LAX, NYC, WAS + Zone 1 (Florida) Zone 2 & Zone 3 ; Add $450 from SFO & Zone 5; Add $490 from CHI, SJU & Zone 4; Add $490 from Zone 6.  ALL RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

 

SAMPLE ZONE CHART:

Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA 

 

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For questions or further information about these programs 

Have your Travel Agent call Tara Tours at 

1-800-327-0080 or e-mail us at:

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