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Guatemala - Maya Heartland

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Guatemala City. Guatemala
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 75.7 78.4 80.2 82 80.8 78.4 77.7 77.9 77.2 76.5 75.6 75
Average Low 55.8 56.5 58.3 60.8 62.2 62.2 61.3 61.7 61.5 60.8 58.5 56.7
Average Rainfall 0.11 0.213 0.236 1.22 5.075 10.701 7.976 7.98 9.315 5.181 1.921 0.26
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-06:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
Guatemalan Quetzal
$1.00 USD = Q7.67 GTQ
Visa requirement
No
Chichicastenango. Guatemala
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 71 73 78 78 77 73 73 74 73 72 72 71
Average Low 44 45 48 51 53 56 55 56 56 53 49 45
Average Rainfall 0 0 0.6 0.7 2.1 2.4 1.7 2.1 3.9 1.2 0.4 0
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-06:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
Guatemalan Quetzal
$1.00 USD = Q7.67 GTQ
Visa requirement
No
Lake Atitlan. Guatemala
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 68 70 72 73 73 72 70 70 70 68 68 68
Average Low 45 45 46 50 52 54 52 52 52 50 48 45
Average Rainfall 0.2 0.3 0.5 1.4 4.8 10.2 7.1 6.4 9.1 5.6 1.6 0.5
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-06:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
Guatemalan Quetzal
$1.00 USD = Q7.67 GTQ
Visa requirement
No
Santiago Atiltlan. Guatemala
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 71 73 78 78 77 73 73 74 73 72 72 71
Average Low 44 45 48 51 53 56 55 56 56 53 49 45
Average Rainfall 0 0 0.6 0.7 2.1 2.4 1.7 2.1 3.9 1.2 0.4 0
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-06:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
Guatemalan Quetzal
$1.00 USD = Q7.67 GTQ
Visa requirement
No
Flores. Guatemala
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 81 84 86 91 91 90 88 90 88 86 82 81
Average Low 63 63 66 68 72 72 70 70 70 70 66 64
Average Rainfall 3.0 2.4 1.8 1.5 5.5 8.7 8.4 8.2 9.9 8.9 5.1 3.8
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-06:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
Guatemalan Quetzal
$1.00 USD = Q7.67 GTQ
Visa requirement
No
Antigua. Guatemala
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 82 82 84 84 86 86 88 88 88 86 86 84
Average Low 72 72 72 73 75 77 77 77 77 75 73 73
Average Rainfall 2.6 1.5 1.6 2.2 3.6 2.8 3.1 4.9 5.5 5.3 4.4 3.5
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-06:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
Guatemalan Quetzal
$1.00 USD = Q7.67 GTQ
Visa requirement
No
Tikal. Guatemala
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 81 84 86 91 91 90 88 90 88 86 82 81
Average Low 63 63 66 68 72 72 70 70 70 70 66 64
Average Rainfall 3.0 2.4 1.8 1.5 5.5 8.7 8.4 8.2 9.9 8.9 5.1 3.8
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-06:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
Guatemalan Quetzal
$1.00 USD = Q7.67 GTQ
Visa requirement
No
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Guatemala - Maya Heartland

8 Days/7 nights - from $2,125 per person including airfare from Miami
Take a 7-night trip and visit the Mayan ruins in Guatemala. Start in Guatemala City before transferring to Chichicastenango, where you visit the famous local market. From there, travel to Lake Atitlan to see the village of Santiago Atitlan and the effigy of the Maya God Maximon. Next, travel to Antigua and see the architectural and historic highlights of this colonial city. Fly to Flores and transfer to Tikal, where you visit Yaxha National Park and the main temple. Finally, transit through Guatemala City on your way home. Starting from $2125, including air, with weekly departures.

Day 1, Wednesday - Miami/Guatemala City
Depart Miami via Avianca Airlines for Guatemala City. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. (Barcelo/Westin Camino Real)

Day 2, Thursday - Guatemala City/Chichicastenango
Travel westward through the highlands to the famous market at Chichicastenango,  where artisans display a wide array of local crafts. Also visit the 400-year-old Church of Santo Tomas. Afternoon at leisure for shopping or exploring on your own. (Mayan Inn) (B)

Day 3, Friday - Chichicastenango/Lake Atitlan 
Travel to Lake Atitlan and join the launch excursion to Santiago Atitlan. Marvel at surrounding volcanoes. Visit the picturesque lakeside village and see an effigy of the Maya god Maximon, revered by locals. Often a shaman performs a ritual on site. Afternoon at leisure to shop or see the town on your own. (Porta del Lago/Atitlan) (B)

Day 4, Saturday - Lake Atitlan/Antigua/Guatemala City 
After breakfast, depart for Antigua. Visit the architectural and historical highlights of this colonial city. Afternoon, continue to Guatemala City. (Barcelo/Westin Camino Real) (B)

Day 5, Sunday - Guatemala City/Flores/Tikal
Early in the morning, fly to Flores, in the northern rainforest region. Transfer on arrival to tour Ceibal, the largest archaeological site in the southwestern Maya lowlands. Afernoon, transfer to Tikal. (Casona del Lago/Camino Real) (B)

Day 6, Monday - Tikal
Morning transfer to Yaxha and Topoxte for a guided tour of these archaeological sites, located in the heart of Yaxha National Park. From the top of the main temple, take in wonderful views of the surrounding rainforest and breathtaking Lake Yaxha. See and hear howler monkeys and a variety of birdlife. (B)

Day 7, Tuesday - Tikal/Guatemala City
Morning, explore the amazing ruins at Tikal, where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungles. Afternoon, fly to Guatemala City and transfer to your hotel. (Barcelo/Westin Camino Real) (B/L)

Day 8, Wednesday - Guatemala City/Miami
Transfer to the airport for your Avianca Airlines flight home. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Miami
Land Only *Single Supplement
April 1 - June 29
August 1 - December 14
$2125 FC
$2260 D
$1475 FC
$1610 D
$370 FC
$550 D
June 30 - July 31
$2260 FC
$2395 D
$1475 FC
$1610 D
$370 FC
$550 D
December 15-31
$2260 FC
$2395 D
$1475 FC
$1610 D
$370 FC
$550 D
2020
January 1-7
$2260 FC
$2395 D
$1475 FC
$1610 D
$370 FC
$550 D
January 8 - March 31
$2125 FC
$2260 D
$1475 FC
$1610 D
$370 FC
$550 D
  • Land & Air prices include government taxes and fees. Hotels are FC (first-class) and D (deluxe), as indicated.
  • Land & Air prices are per person double occupancy via Avianca Airlines from Miami for weekday travel. For weekend travel and from the US (Fri, Sat & Sun), add $30 each way.
  • Land Only prices include internal airfares.
  • Rates are not valid for Easter, Christmas, New Year, or some other holidays.

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Tour Features

  • Round trip international airfare via Avianca Airlines coach class from Miami
  • Domestic Guatemala flights
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Guatemala City
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Tikal
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room in Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary: tour of the Chichicastenango Market and Catholic Church, launch excursion on Lake Atitlan to Santiago Atitlan, morning city tour of Antigua, tour of Yaxha National Park 
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch
  • Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above 

Remarks

  • First Class (FC): Barcelo (Guatemala City), Mayan Inn (Chichicastenango), Porta del Lago (Lake Atitlan), Casona del Lago (Tikal)
  • Deluxe (D): Westin Camino Real (Guatemala City), Mayan Inn (Chichicastenango), Atitlan Hotel (Lake Atitlan), Camino Real (Tikal)
  • If above hotels or Avianca Airlines is not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, air upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all other destinations, and add-on air fares from various US cities are available
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