GuateMaya Adventure - 7 Days

If are you fascinated with the magnificent Mayan Culture and would love to explore the heart of the Mayans in Guatemala, then this tour is for you. On the GuateMaya Adventure you will discover amazing Mayan places and learn the interesting history of this majestic civilization. From magnificent Tikal to the tallest Mayan stelae of Quirigua (stelae are ancient Maya Mesoamerica monuments).

Be amazed with the regal archaeological site of Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tikal is also known for sightings of monkeys, coatis (a small local mammal), plus a variety of colorful birds. Next, continue your adventure to the shores of Lake Yaxhá to discover the archaeological sites of Yaxhá and Topoxté. The scenery is breathtaking and unfolds further as you embark on a boat ride to these archaeological sites that reside on an island located on Lake Yaxhá.

The adventure continues to the beautiful and tropical Caribbean where you will be lodging on the Dulce River bank in a bungalow. You will discover the Spanish Fortress of San Felipe, built to protect the area from pirates. Admire its beautiful position situated between Guatemala´s biggest lake, Izabal lake, and the River Dulce. Your adventure continues with a magical touch to the charming town of Antigua. Antigua is considered the most beautiful colonial city in Guatemala and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Notes:

  • This tour needs a minimum of 2 guests to operate.
  • Prices are in $US and per person.
  • Ask for our special rates for groups of 4 guests or more.
  • Options to tailor your trip are available

Please read our Terms and Conditions that apply to all our tours available.

Flexibility is one of our values, if you would like to extend your visit, please let us know and we can assist with your accommodation bookings. You can extend your magical adventure and combine this tour with the following tour(s):

  • Pacaya Volcano Tour – Guatemala
  • Mexican Mayan Route – Mexico

Day 1
Arrive in Guatemala City

Upon arrival into Guatemala City International Airport you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Guatemala City. Depending on your arrival time, you may want to join our Guatemala City Tour or prepare for Day 2.

Day 2
Tikal: A majestic site

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the Guatemala City International Airport and fly to Tikal’s Santa Elena Airport. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your full time and licensed guide. Next, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast at a restaurant near Lake Peten Itza. The day continues for an amazing visit of the splendid Mayan site of Tikal. Take in the site, the culture, and the rich history of this enchanted location. Climb to the top of temples and pyramids for breathtaking views of the green and lush tropical forest encapsulating even more temples and pyramids. You will have chance wildlife sightings of monkeys, coatis, and a variety of birds; don’t forget to bring binoculars.

After the approximate 5 hour visit of Tikal you will continue to the exquisite and traditional restaurant of Katok for a delicious lunch. After lunch, you will journey by boat on Lake Peten Itza to Las Flores Island for your hotel accommodation.

Day 3
Yaxhá & Topoxté

Following breakfast at the hotel you will head towards Lake Yaxhá on an air-conditioned vehicle (approximately 40 minutes). Upon arrival you will explore the interesting Mayan Ceremonial Center of Yaxhá. Next, you will enjoy a delightful boat ride across Lake Yaxhá to the fascinating archaeological site of Topoxté; a very special destination in the middle of the lake. Lunch will be served at the community restaurant; a project managed by the community of the area. After lunch you will return to your hotel in La Isla de las Flores. Enjoy the evening to relax in your room, explore the hotel, or discover the island and it´s charming waterfront.

Day 4
San Felipe Castle & Rio Dulce

After breakfast you will be journey to Rio Dulce. On the way, you will stop and visit the San Felipe Castle which is actually a fortress built by the Spaniards to protect the area from pirates. The fortress is located in a strategic location, the point where the biggest lake in Guatemala, Lake Izabal, meets the Dulce River. After lunch you will venture to your river front hotel surrounded by astonishing lush gardens. Enjoy the day in your wonderful bungalow on the water and relax the afternoon away. Please note the hotel is accessed by a 10 minute boat ride.

Day 5
Quirigua Mayan Stellas & Charming Antigua

Following breakfast, you will head to the archaeological site of Quirigua. This Guatemalan site is known for its rich Mayan history and famous Mayan Stelae. The stelae are the tallest Maya Mesoamerica monuments built in the colonial times of the new world. Enjoy lunch before heading to the charming city of Antigua Guatemala where you have the evening to enjoy your spectacular colonial style hotel or explore the city’s main square only a few minutes away by foot. The hotel also delivers great views of Volcano del Agua.

Day 6
Charming Antigua Guatemala

After breakfast explore the magical city of Antigua Guatemala on a half day walking tour; the best way to discover the city’s spectacular architecture and colourful homes. You will discover the city hall, the main square park, the picture famous Arch of Santa Catalina, the main cathedral, and the ruins of the original cathedral. Other highlights include the Cerro de la Cruz for a fantastic photo opportunity of the entire city with Volcano del Agua in the background.

At the end of the walking tour you will have lunch at the beautiful restaurant of El Tenedor del Cerro. The restaurant is located on a hill overlooking Antigua Guatemala and provides a great photo opportunity of the astonishing city view and the two volcanos del Agua and del Fuego.

Day 7
Farewell and thank you!

Your transfer to the Guatemala City International Airport will be planned according to your flight departure. We hope you enjoyed this journey and accumulated some incredible memories and beautiful pictures. Travel safe and see you on your next adventure with us.

Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation - double occupancy.
  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Air conditioning of all land transfers.
  • Full time tour guide until the evening of day 6.
  • Entrance fees to all sites.
  • Boat ride on Lake Yaxhá.

Not Included

  • Travel insurance.
  • Airfares to and from Guatemala City.
  • One-way airfare to Tikal - we can book this flight for you upon request.
  • Lunches and dinners throughout your adventure.
  • An all-inclusive option is available - kindly ask for prices.
  • Beverages for lunches and dinners.
  • Tips for your driver(s) and guide.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Other expenses mentioned in our ‘Terms & Conditions’.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts

  • Tikal, Quirigua, Yaxhá, Topoxté, Rio Dulce and San Felipe Fortress Castle
  • Mayan archaeological sites, Colonial architecture, Boat ride on Yaxhá Lake, Hiking, Wildlife and Mayan culture.
  • 7 days & 6 nights.
  • Moderate.