Mayan Empire Tour
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Available weekly November through April
A Private Tour. A learning experience of Mayan spiritual beliefs and prophecies. Guatemala City, Lake Atitlan, Antigua, the Native Market of Chichicastenango, Solola, Quetzaltenango and the Capital of the Mayan Empire "Tikal".
Day 01: (Sunday) ARRIVE GUATEMALA CITY
Staff meets you at the airport and transfers you to the Hotel Barcelo Guatemala. Overnight Guatemala City
Day 02: (Monday) GUATEMALA CITY - ZUNIL - QUETZALTENANGO
In the morning, you will depart with your private metaphysical guide for the picturesque town of Zunil to visit its non-touristic native market and the beautiful Almolonga Valley. On the way you will stop at Ixunche, a sacred site during Mayan times. Here your guide will introduce you to the spiritual world of the Mayas. In the afternoon, continue to Quetzaltenango for overnight at Pension Bonifaz.
Day 03: (Tuesday) QUETZALTENANGO - SOLOLA - ATITLAN
Morning departure for Solola to visit one of the major indigenous market centers. In the afternoon, your tour will continue to Panajachel to visit "Mochimon", an ancient deity of the Quiche people. Then, visit the Shamanic cave believed by the Mayas to be the navel of the world. Overnight at hotel Del Lago, located on the shores of Lake Atitlan and a conducive place for meditation.
Day 04: (Wednesday) ATITLAN - CHICHICASTENANGO
Morning motor-launch trip on Lake Atitlan considered "one of the most beautiful lakes in the world" with its three volcanoes San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlan. You will visit one of the twelve interesting indigenous lake shore villages and learn about their spiritual beliefs. Their inhabitants are for the most part descendants of the Cakchiquel and Tzutil Indians. Sufficient time to wander around the village and for meditation on the shore of the lake. Mid-day continue to the most famous indigenous market in the Americas, Chichicastenango. Overnight at hotel Mayan Inn.
Day 05: (Thursday) CHICHICASTENANGO - ANTIGUA
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 observe unique religious and spiritual customs and experience the energy of their nine sacred sites. In the afternoon continue to the colonial city of Antigua for overnight at the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo.
Day 06: (Friday) ANTIGUA - GUATEMALA CITY
Morning guided tour of Antigua, which at one time, along with Lima and Mexico City, was one of the most important centers of Spanish power in the Americas. Today, Antigua is a national monument. A very pleasant city of cobblestone 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. Stop at San Antonio to observe their hand made textiles and how they represent their daily lives and beliefs. Afternoon return to Guatemala City and to hotel Barcelo.
Day 07: (Saturday) GUATEMALA CITY - TIKAL
Today, you will go back more than 2,000 years in time when you visit Tikal. Early morning transfer to the airport for flight to Flores where you will be met by your local guide and driven to the National Park. Enjoy an archeospiritual visit of the many pyramids, stelae, temples and buildings of one of the major archaeological finds of the Americas "Tikal", the Capital of the Mayan Empire. After lunch you will visit the local museum. Afternoon transfer to the airport for flight back to Guatemala city. (Optional overnight in Tikal available upon request).
Day 08: (Sunday) INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
Staff transfers you to the airport for your international departure.
PRIVATE TOUR INCLUDES:
Hotel accommodations for 7 nights with room taxes and services charges. Tours as mentioned in itinerary with Private metaphysical English speaking guide (except day in Tikal) and entrance fees when necessary. Ground transportation between Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango, Antigua, Atitlan and Chichicastenango. Scheduled Air transportation from Guatemala City to Flores (Tikal).
NOT Included: INTERNATIONAL Air, items of a personal nature such as entry visa, entry or exit taxes, tips, telephone, laundry, meals other than Lunch at Tikal, beverages of any nature at any time, anything not specifically mentioned as included.
Estimated Tour Cost:
$2,125 per person double occupance
Single supplement: $385 (based on a minimum of two travelers, single traveler is more).
Tours must be booked at least 45 days prior to arrival.
Prices and itinerary subject to change without notice.
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