Mexico & Guatemala

Mayan Gateway

Mexico and Guatemala holiday, an unparalleled trip that guarantees to the visitor an unforgettable experience. During this Mexico and Guatemala tour package, discover some of the most noteworthy places in Mexico City. The Historical Center, the Shrine of Guadalupe, the Cathedral and its murals. In addition, the beautiful Canals and amazing pyramids. In Guatemala, visit the representative Mayan city of Tikal, Lake Atitlan and then finish in the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala. Moreover, the unparalleled experience of hiking in the active Volcano Pacaya.

Ravishing aerial view of the Pyramid of the Sun.

Teotihuacan, Mexico

The arc street with Volcano de Agua in the background in Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala

Aerial view of the Palace of Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

Palace of Bellas Artes, Mexico city

Beautiful lake Atitlan and volcanos in the highlands. Wellness Holiday in Guatemala

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Highlights

Capital of Mexico

Pyramids of Teotihuacan and Shrine of Guadalupe

Historical center of Mexico City

Museum of Frida Kahlo and Xochimilco

Island of Flores and Lake Peten

Mayan City of Tikal

Lake Atitlan and Indigenous villages

Antigua Guatemala and active volcano

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival.
International airport of Mexico City. In the airport, a driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel. After that, rest and get ready for a trip full of adventure. 

Day 2. Teotihuacan pyramids.
Firstly, visit the Shrine of Guadalupe. It is the largest religious shrine and the most important of the Catholic religion. Therefore, it holds a special place in the religious life of this country. Secondly, we will continue to Teotihuacan. Be amazed with the impressive pyramids and climb to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun. Feel the mysticism of one of the most incredible places in the world. 

Day 3. Mexico city.
Hop on this sightseeing guided tour of Mexico City. Delve into the history and art of the sprawling metropolis. Go inside the Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest church in all of Latin America. See the National Palace with the best murals of the country. Most importantly, a visit to The must-see National Museum of Anthropology, home to the famous Calendar Stone.

Day 4. Frida Kahlo Museum.
Explore the treasures of the area of ‘Coyoacan’. It has become a rich pocket of art and history in the capital of Mexico. Stroll through the oldest university of North America. Moreover, gain insight into the like of Frida Kahlo, and artwork at her former home-museum, the Blue House. Enjoy a picturesque cruise through one of the last traces of the ancient period in a traditional boat. Go through the waterways of ‘Xochimilco’, the calm waters of its canals and floating gardens.

Day 5. Flores Island.
Firstly, enjoy the sights from the sky, as you take an international flight to Guatemala City. Secondly, take a domestic flight to the beautiful Island of Flores. Finally, end the day with a pleasant sunset boat ride on a beautiful lake surrounded by jungle and 27 Mayan sites. Be prepared to step into ruins at the lake. In addition, let yourself be amazed at the kaleidoscope of sunset colors over the calm waters of the lake.

Day 6. Tikal.

Visit the classic and world wide famous Mayan Ruins of Tikal. Located in Peten, the northernmost department of the country. This huge territory is considered one of the breathing lungs of planet earth, due to its dense vegetation and tropical jungle. Tikal is known for the number of walls and vaults still standing. The most noteworthy and spectacular attraction is the Great Plaza of the city. It is home to palaces, ceremonial buildings, stone sculptures, carved altars and the two giant pyramids. The “Temple of the Great Jaguar,” and the “Temple of the masks” are certainly an artwork of the Mayan.

This personal encounter with the lost world shall be a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 7. Lake Atitlan.
Firstly, take a domestic flight back to Guatemala City. Secondly, a driver will take you to Lake Atitlan. According to National Geographic is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world!

Day 8. Boat excursion.
Three impressive volcanoes serve as a backdrop to Lake Atitlan. Enjoy this beautiful landscape and indigenous villages with a professional guide. Get to know the customs and culture of some of the picturesque indigenous towns that surround this beautiful lake.

Day 9. Self-discovery.
Free day to rest and relax, while you enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Atitlan. Additionally, you will have the varied optional activities Lake Atitlan has to offer. For example, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, yoga, massages, saunas and more.

Day 10. Mayan site.
Firstly, visit Iximche. A small Mayan archaeological site in the western highlands of Guatemala. It holds a lot of importance for the history of modern Central America, and especially for Guatemala. After that, drive to the Colonial City of Antigua Guatemala.

Day 11. Antigua Guatemala.
Start this morning with a short ride to one of the oldest and most established coffee estates in Guatemala. Follow the path of the coffee bean from the nursery to your cup. After that, experience an educational tasting. Further, discover the magnificent Antigua Guatemala through all of the most interesting and local spots. An unique city that seems to be frozen in time. This colonial city is famous for its beautiful Spanish colonial-era architecture, cobblestone streets, old churches and ruins.

Day 12. Active Volcano.
Hiking an active volcano, still with lava hot-spots, cooled lava chambers and a broken peak from the big eruption of 2010 is a fun and rewarding experience. Volcano Pacaya is less challenging than other hikes. But the views and volcanic landscape make it so worth it. It gives you the opportunity to see volcano eruptions or running lava, which most tourists do not see. 

Toast marshmallows on the recently cooled lava. Hike lovers, this is a must do for you…


Day 13. Return home.
This fascinating and fun Mexico Guatemala holiday ends today. However if you would like to extend or customize your itinerary contact us. Your driver will take you to the international airport of Guatemala City for your departure flight. Do you have any questions? Please, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to assist you. 

Expenses included

13 days & 12 nights

$1,550 per guest

Private transportation, door to door service

Domestic flights: Guatemala City – Flores Island, one way

 12 nights hotel accommodation: hoteles selected according to your wishes and priorities

Local certified onsite guides

Entrance fees for the tours listed in the itinerary

Boat transfers in Lake Atitlan and Lake Peten

Daily breakfast

Taxes

Not included: international flights, personal, travel and cancellation insurance and other expenses than indicated.

Extensions

Fascinating Giant Kite Festival

Participate in one of the greatest uncommon cultural experiences of Guatemala. It is an excursion good for all the family, you can see the immense kites, taste regional dishes, listen to folkloric music, and discover the meaning behind this exceptional festivite. Your local professional guide will teach you about the traditional clothing and folklore, and grant you to have a broad perspective of the festivity of All Saints Day. The festival takes place in November first, and features multicolor, colossal hand-made kites that hover over open fields and local cemeteries in an astonishing blend of pre and post colonial beliefs. Duration: one day. Date of the festival: November 1st. Price per guest from: $80

Colonial towns and ATV adventure

Discover how life is in small towns neighboring Antigua Guatemala on driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Your local guide leads you to various villages including ‘Old City’, the first capital of the country, and an indigenous town near the dramatic Volcano of Agua. We will make a stop at a textile local market, take a short walk, rest in a hammock, have scenic views of Antigua Guatemala from a lookout point, and taste the best coffee in the world. Duration: half day. Price per guest from: $65

Natural Sauna in the woods

Explore an area of Antigua that most tourists omit on this half day sauna excursion. Look for native herbs, go forest bathing, and help to the conservation of the forest, before calming with an optional Swedish massage, sauna, and take a snack with the view of the dramatic volcanoes for an excursion you will find difficult to imitate somewhere else. We contribute to the conservation of the forest by gathering trash during our hike. Duration: half day. Price per guest from $50

Jungle trek to the Mayan City of El Mirador

Join an unimaginable excursion in search of the biggest and oldest lost city in the Mayan world. To visit El Mirador, you will hike 40 kilometers through good shape trails and in near connection with the jungle canopy, howler monkeys and many other exotic animals while camping every night. Evenings of past and mystery, singular sunrises with the song of countless types of birds and good food during the entire trek. The enthusiasm and expertise of our local guides are also an important factor of this one in a lifetime experience. Duration: 5 days & 4 nights. Price per guest from: $380

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