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This is a circuit where you can experience the best of Guatemala in 8 days. The beauty of its main attractions such as Antigua, the Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango market, and the wonderful natural pools of Semuc Champey together with the spectacular caves of Kamba. In addition to live with its people and culture that characterizes them.

Day 1: Welcome at La Aurora International Airport Transfer to and from Antigua Guatemala

Welcome at La Aurora International Airport and transfer to Antigua Guatemala. Cultural walk through Antigua: know the Central Plaza, the Palace of the Captain Generals, the Cathedral, La Calle del Arco, the Church and Convent of Mercy, if it’s open: the Society of Jesus, the Craft Market in front of the Ruins del Carmen and Jade and Silver factory. Accommodation in Antigua.

Day 2: Tour Pacaya Volcano

Probably the best known and promoted from Guatemala who never fails to impress visitors volcano. Because it is in constant eruptive activity, constantly changing their morphology ensuring that the visitor experience is always different. During his ascent they have stunning views of other volcanoes like Agua, Fuego, Acatenango. (You do not get to the crater of the volcano by emissions from fumaroles and volcanic activity) Two daily departures: From 6:00 am to 1:00 pm or from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm Return to Antigua. Arrive at your hotel. Accommodation in Antigua.

Day 3: Lake Atitlan

This lake is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, it is surrounded by three impressive volcanoes and colorful indigenous Maya hometowns as San Juan La Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. 9:15 a.m. Boat tour visiting 3 villages around Lake: San Juan La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. Where you can appreciate different traditions Guatemaltecas (such as clothing, textile processing and art galleries) and the most emblematic places of these towns. Visit to San Juan La Laguna (1 hour) visit to San Pedro La Laguna (1 hour) visit to Santiago Atitlan (1 1/2) Departure from Santiago Atitlan and Panajachel return. 4:00 pm departure to Antigua. Accommodation in Antigua

Day 4: Chichicastenango

8:00 am Departure from Panajachel to Chichicastenango market. This market is the ideal place to admire the amazing Mayan culture stage. Considered the largest largest in the region Indian market, this site is famous for its colorful and diversity of products that can be purchased from vegetables, flowers and crafts. IMPORTANT: If the day 4 does not match Thursday or Sunday, a tour to the Archaeological Site Iximché instead of Chichicastenango be held. Back to Antigua: 2:30 pm Free afternoon. Accommodation in Antigua.

Day 5: Lanquin

8:00 am Departure from Antigua to Lanquín. (Approximately 7 hours) Accommodation in Lanquín.

Day 6: Semuc Champey and Cuevas de Camba

8:00 am Departure from Lanquín to Semuc Champey. This is an impressive system of natural pools in the dense rainforest. Formed by a natural limestone bridge about 500 meters long, laying down the mighty river flows Cahabón and above spectacular turquoise pools are formed. You can visit and explore without tour guide stalagmite caves and impale, forming a system of lounges, domes and capricious limestone formations that print a unique beauty. 2:00 pm back to Lanquín, room to explore on their own grottos and caves Lanquín. Accommodation in Lanquín

Day 7: Back to Antigua

8:00 am Return to Antigua. (Approximately 7 hours) Accommodation in Antigua.

Day 8: Back to Home

At the appointed time; transfer from your hotel in Antigua International Airport for the flight back home ..

7 nights accommodation in a double

7 breakfasts

Transfers Hotel – Airport Chichicastenango Market & Semuc Champey Laquin (collective)

Local Guide in Spanish

Tour Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, San Pedro and Santiago, Lake Atitlan and towns of San Juan, caves and Semuc Chapey Kamba

Tickets to sites

Service group plan

not detailed in Tours, travel insurance, health care, personal expenses (laundry, phone calls) program. Meals not detailed in the program, Gratuities and other similar expenses, any other expenses not established in the program, the Pacaya Volcano ascent can also be done on horseback, for an approximate additional cost of 200 quetzales.

  • Traveling with pasarporte with a minimum duration of 6 months. (Required)
  • Traveling with photocopy of passport.
  • Change the currency to reach the country in local banks.
  • Have emergency numbers handy.
  • Acquire insurance or travel assistance.
  • Comfortable clothes for tours.
  • Bring sunscreen (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat).

Take a coat or sweater. Shoes for walking on mountain trails. Up with shorts and shirt. Bring water. Bring snack.

Expected Hotels or Similar
Antigua Posada del Hermano Pedro
Lake Atitlan Jardines del Lago
Lanquin El Recreo

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