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Guatemala Travel Tour Highlights
Journey the best of Guatemala on a tour that takes you from colonial charms through the artistry of the highlands, and into the mysteries of the ancient Mayan empire. Start in Antigua for a two-night stay in this fabulous UNESCO World Heritage City; walk the cobbled streets, admire the architecture, and take a private half-day tour through the city’s history and most notable landmarks. Your next stop is scenic Lake Atitlan, where you will spend two nights at a lovely hotel over the lake, enjoying spectacular views of the water and touring in the nearby towns. Get a taste of highland culture as you journey through the traditional towns of San Juan La Laguna and Santiago Village. Learn about customary methods of textile production and local folklore, such as the intriguing stories surrounding Maximon, the Mayan god turned catholic saint. Continue on to Chichicastenango, where you will browse the famous market for textiles, carvings, and ceramics; then make a visit to nearby St Thomas Church, a remarkable 400-year-old building that embodies the combination of Mayan and Catholic traditions that characterize highland culture. Proceed to Guatemala City for a night, then leave for Flores early the next morning. Enjoy a relaxing stay above Lago Petén Itzá and travel to the Mayan ruins of Tikal the next day. Explore this astounding archeological site, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the mysteries of the ancient Mayan civilization that once thrived here. The next day you return to Guatemala City for departure.