Mayan Ruins & Culture
The ultimate exploration of Mayan culture for those who want the complete experience but prefer a more comfortable option. Explore the ruins at Copan and Tikal, walk the cobblestone colonial cities of Suchitoto and Antigua and take part in a Mayan tree-planting ceremony after a local lunch on breathtaking Lake Atitlan. From the Caribbean flavour of Livingston to lesser-visited El Salvador, your local CEO will show you the region's hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've left this crossroads of Mayan culture.
Arrival transfer, visit to Joya de Ceren archaeological site and tour and indigo factory, visit to the artisan community of La Palma, guided tour of ruins of Copa¡n, scenic boat ride from Rio Dulce to Livingston, guided tour of ruins of Tikal, Boat tour around Lake Atitla¡n, including a G Adventures-supported lunch in a Mayan home and a tree planting ceremony, guided cultural walking tour of Antigua.
Exploring ancient ruins and visiting modern day Mayan communities, Following the cobblestone streets of colonial Suchitoto and Antigua, Participating in a Mayan tree-planting ceremony, Enjoying breathtaking volcanic vistas on Lake Atitla¡n.
Private van, boat, walking.
Comfort hotels (13 nts)
Day 1 San Salvador
Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2-3 Suchitoto (2B)
Visit Joya de Ceren archaeological site and tour an indigo factory. Option to hike to a nearby waterfall comprised of hexagonal columns of rock, watch birds on Lake Suchitla¡n or relax on the main square of this colonial town.
Day 4-5 Copa¡n, Honduras (2B)
Visit to the artisan community of La Palma, El Salvador en route. Guided tour of Copa¡n ruins. Option to visit local hot springs or go horseback riding.
Day 6 Rio Dulce, Guatemala (1B)
Transfer to Guatemala. Opt to visit hot waterfalls or join a sunrise kayaking tour.
Day 7-8 Flores/Tikal (2B)
Morning scenic boat ride to coastal Livingston before afternoon transfer to Flores. Guided tour of ruins of Tikal.
Day 9-10 Jaibalito/Lake Atitla¡n (2B,1L)
Boat tour around Lake Atitla¡n, including lunch in a local Planeterra-supported Mayan community project and a tree-planting ceremony.
Day 11-13 Antigua (3B)
Guided Antigua cultural walking tour, including entrance fee to the museums at Paseo de los Museos. Option to take salsa dancing lessons, scour the cobblestone streets for souvenirs or relax with a massage.
Day 14 Antigua (1B)
Depart at any time.