Take a walk through Guatemala’s historical center and enter a world full of fast-
To one side of the Plaza stands the monumental National Palace. It was built in the early 1940s. Taking up almost 9000 square meters, the Palace has 350 rooms distributed on its upper floors. Interior gardens with fountains grace the inner corridors of this stately building while colorful and thought-
This tour includes not only the visit to The Cathedral, La Merced and the Franciscan Monastery like the half day tour, but it also includes visiting the villages surrounding Antigua like San Antonio Aguascalientes, Jocotenango, and Ciudad Vieja. A visit to the Jade Factory and Museum is also included.
Famed over the world for its market, Chichicastenango attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually, who come to shop and to observe the fascinating traditions of this highlands town. The market, held every Thursday and Sunday, is full of exquisite crafts, including an excellent collection of goods made from local textiles. On the steps of the cathedral, which bounds the main plaza, Maya men and women pray and burn incense before entering the church to approach the altar. After visiting this town, you will drive towards Panajachel, one of the town’s surrounding beautiful Lake Atitlán. The breathtaking landscape of the lake and three bordering volcanoes is attributed to a cataclysmic volcanic eruption beginning 85,000 years ago. The entire area of Atitlán (meaning place of the great water) is actually inside the crater formed by this eruption, accounting for the lake’s incredible depth of more than 300 meters.
Featuring the tallest buildings in the Maya World (and perhaps in all of pre-
An active, unpredictable volcano, Pacaya dumped tons of volcanic sand on Guatemala City, 18 miles away a few years back. This volcano provides a constant show of ash clouds and lava flow. This is a unique and unforgettable adventure that requires participants to be in a good shape. A windbreaker coat and hiking shoes are required for this tour.
At Quiriguá, located south of Tikal near Lake Izabal and Río Dulce, stand the tallest stelae of the Maya World. These elaborate monuments, carved in sandstone brought by unknown means from nearby mountains, feature zoomorphic designs and representations of kings who once ruled here. The nine stelae in the main plaza were erected between 692 and 810 AD and the larges, Stela E, stands 26 feet high. After visiting the archeological site, participants for this tour will be transferred to Hotel Catamarán for accommodations. The next morning, they can enjoy the facilities of the hotel and in the afternoon, continue their journey.
Nestled in the mountains of western Honduras, Santa Rosa de Copan offers an agreeable change from tourist traps and scorching cities. Its cool mountain climate, fine colonial architecture with narrow cobbled streets, and a reputation for friendliness combine to make Santa Rosa de Copan one of the region's most pleasant places to visit. Off the gringo trail, Santa Rosa isn't overrun with travelers. And its strategic location makes Santa Rosa a good base for day trips to the surrounding area. Located a few hours away from Guatemala City, at this archeological site you will learn more about the people that ruled the city. Hotel accommodations will be at Hotel Marina Copán. The following day, participants will have a free morning to visit the town and afterwards return back to Guatemala City.
You will depart early in the morning from Guatemala City towards the Pacific Coast. You will meet the crew at the Marina and then do the fishing tour for 5 to 6 hours open sea. Snacks, box lunch, a qualified team, and fishing equipment will be provided. Finally, you will return to Guatemala City.
The magic of the great theme park, Xetulul is architectonical scenery, which shows Guatemala’s history and also shows a replica of the most important European Cities. We are sure you will enjoy visiting this park!