Guatemala, Centro América
April  6 – 14, 2018

A Cultural Learning Experience

Also known as “the soul of the Earth” lush Guatemala is home of the ancient Maya culture, and it has lots to offer: amazing archaeological sites, tropical jungles such as Tikal; the living Maya highlands with the colonial city of Antigua, Chichicastenango colorful market and Lake Atitlán; and lots of natural beauty with spring-like weather year round.

If you want to experience cultural jolts, great food, beautiful textiles and amazing experiences, this trip is for you.

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE PLACES WE WILL VISIT

Lago Atitlán

Atitlan is a destination for the curious traveler. Atitlan is still real. Here you will be somewhere unlike anywhere you have been before and you will meet a people unlike any you have met before. The local Mayans women wear their colorful traditional clothing not to impress travelers, but for their own cultural reasons. Most couldn’t imagine wearing anything else. The views are spectacular and the weather, possibly the best in the world.

 

Mercado Chichicastenango

Surrounded by valleys with mountains serrating the horizons, Chichicastenango can seem isolated in time and space from the rest of Guatemala. It is a town where buying and selling is everything. Its markets are reputed to be the largest in Central America; the range of wares on offer is truly impressive. And the indigenous Maya culture adds a distinct local flavor to the town.

Antigua

A place of rare beauty, major historical significance and vibrant culture, Antigua remains Guatemala’s must-visit destination. A former capital, the city boasts an impressive catalog of colonial relics in a magnificent setting.

Tikal

Tikal National Park is located in Northern Guatemala’s Petén Province within a large forest region often referred to as the Maya Forest. UNESCO designated the ruins a World Heritage Site in 1979. With its massive Mayan temples, steep limestone pyramids and thick green jungles, Tikal is undoubtedly one of the top attractions in Guatemala.

 

 

 

Yaxha

Yaxha is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region, and a former ceremonial center and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Spread out over nine plazas the site contains over 500 structures, including 40 stelae, several pyramid temples and ball courts.

* $3,570.00 Double Occupancy 

Fee includes:   

  • Round trip airfare from Tucson –Oaxaca –Tucson
  • 8 night hotel accommodations based on double occupancy
  •  Ground transportation for transfers, guided tours and visits
  • Local bilingual guides and driver
  • Entrance fees in sites
  • 7 full breakfasts
  • Taxes
  • And… your favorite Spanish teacher

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*Price subject to change if airfare changes before tickets are bought. Please confirm asap.

A Glimpse at Our Trip

Day 1.

April 6, Fri. – Tucson – Guatemala City, Guatemala
Departure: Tucson at 10:55 a.m.
Arrival: Guatemala City at 7:00 p.m.
Transfer to our hotel – Hotel Tikal Futura

Day 2.

April 7, Sat.  – Guatemala City and Lago Atitlán
Breakfast at the hotel
We will visit Guatemala City *(see below)
After our visit in the City we will transfer to Lago Atitlán *.Hotel Atitlán

Day 3.

April 8, Sun.  – Lago Atitlán
Breakfast at the hotel.
The highlight for today will be the visit to Chichicastenango Market. *
Hotel Atitlán

Day 4.

April 9, Mon.  – Lago Atitlán and Antigua
Breakfast at the hotel.
A nice boat tour in Lago Atitlán before our depature to Antigua.
Hotel Camino Real Antigua

Day 5.

April 10, Tues. –  Antigua
Breakfast at the hotel.
All day in Antigua. *
Hotel Camino Real Antigua

Day 6.

April 11, Wed. – Antigua and Flores
Breakfast at the hotel
After a leisured free morning, we will be transfer to the airport to fly to Flores
Hotel Camino Real Tikal

Day 7.

April 12, Thru.  – Tikal
Breakfast at the hotel
All day visiting Tikal. *
Hotel Camino Real Tikal

Day 8.

April 13, Fri.  – Yaxha and Guatemala City
Breakfast at the Hotel
We will visit Yaxha National Park *
Later we will be flying back to Guatemala City
Hotel Tikal Futura

Day 9.

April  14, Sat.  – Departure to Tucson
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport for our return to Tucson
Departure: 12:15 p.m.
Arriving Tucson 7:31 p.m.

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*Price subject to change if airfare changes before tickets are bought. Please confirm asap.