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Guatemala

Day 1

Arrival in Guatemala

Afternoon

  • Arrive in Guatemala City International Airport (GUA) by 1:30 pm.
  • Meet your Trip Leader and your group of fellow travelers before departing for the beautiful colonial city of Antigua (1.5-hour drive).

Evening

  • Check in to your lovely boutique hotel and take a walking tour around Antigua.
  • Visit the Plaza Central to see The Cathedral, San Francisco Church, La Merced, Calle del Arco, and the Jade factory. 
  • After you’ve explored Antigua, enjoy your first traditional Guatemalan dinner with your new group of friends.

Day 2

Guatemalan Coffee Community

Morning

  • Indulge in a delicious Guatemalan breakfast at your hotel. 
  • Learn about the importance of coffee for the Guatemalan people as you visit a local farmer’s home and plantation. 
  • Brew your very own fresh cup of coffee in the traditional way and share a drink with your Guatemalan hosts and their family. 

Afternoon

  • Arrive back in Antigua in time for lunch at a local restaurant. 
  • Enjoy the rest of your afternoon in Antigua and explore these well-preserved colonial streets. You can also partake in an optional cooking class or visit the local chocolate museum.

Evening

  • In the evening, meet back up with your group for dinner at one of your Trip Leader’s favorite restaurants in Antigua (not included). 
  • After dinner, go out for an optional drink with your new group of friends.

Day 3

Pacaya Volcano Hike

Morning

  • Take private transportation from your hotel to one of Guatemala’s most exciting activities (1-hour drive). 
  • Arrive at Pacaya Volcano and hike up to Guatemala’s most active volcano for a view you will never forget! (1.5-hour hike)
  • Admire the marvelous views from 8000 feet above sea level as you look down upon a caldera, lagoon, and three other volcanoes in the distance. 

Afternoon

  • Take included transportation back to Guatemala City Airport for an included 1-hour domestic flight to the island town of Flores. 

Evening

  • Once arriving in Flores, explore the small town and go out for a delicious traditional meal with your group of friends.

Day 4

Mayan City of Tikal

Morning

  • After breakfast, you’ll take included transportation to one of the largest and most important archeological sites of the Mayan world (1-hour drive)
  • Visit the abundance of temples, pyramids, and complexes at Tikal National Park and learn about their historical importance from your local guide. (4 hours hike) 

Afternoon

  • Enjoy an included lunch at Tikal before departing back to Flores.

Evening

  • Spend the rest of your evening enjoying the small town of Flores. You have the option of renting a canoe or taking a dip in Lake Peten Itza while catching one last Guatemalan sunset. 
  • Have your final Guatemalan dinner with your group as you reflect on your experience in Central America.

Day 5

Departure

Morning

  • Take a stroll around Flores or enjoy a fresh cup of Guatemalan coffee while overlooking Lake Peten Itza. 

Afternoon

  • Jump on an included 1-hour domestic flight back to Guatemala City where you’ll catch your departing flight back home.

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