Explore ancient Mayan ruins and UNESCO World Heritage sites, meet local artisans and watch demonstrations of their traditional techniques, visit modern day Mayan communities and participate in a Mayan tree-planting ceremony, take a cooking class and enjoy the results for lunch
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The ultimate exploration of Mayan culture for those who want the complete experience but prefer a more comfortable option. Explore the ruins at Copán and Tikal, walk the cobblestones in the colonial cities of Suchitoto and Antigua, and take part in a Mayan tree-planting ceremony after a local lunch on breathtaking Lake Atitlán. 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.
Arrive at the Guatemala City airport. Arrival transfer to hotel in Antigua included.
Early start to cross the border into El Salvador and tour an indigo factory/farm with demonstrations of this traditional trade. Enjoy a local lunch of traditional Salvadorian pupusas - hand made with corn dough, cheese, and local vegetables. Wash them down with a refreshing glass of sweet cold hibuscus tea. Option to visit Joya de Ceren archaeological site, hike to a nearby waterfall, bird-watch on Lake Suchitlán or relax in the main square of colonial Suchitoto.
Cross into Honduras with a visit to the artisan community of La Palma en route. On Day 5, take a guided tour of the Copán ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Option to visit local hot springs or go horseback riding.
Transfer to Guatemala with a visit to the Mayan ruins of Quirigua en route. Opt to visit hot waterfalls or join a sunrise kayaking tour.
Morning scenic boat ride to coastal Livingston before afternoon transfer to Flores. On Day 8, take a guided tour of the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal.
Travel today by flight, van and boat to the village of Jaibalito on Lake Atitlán. On Day 10, visit San Juan la Laguna, a Planeterra-supported village. Take an orientation walk, visit various community co-ops, enjoy a local Mayan lunch and a Mayan tree-planting ceremony.
Return to Antigua and go on a guided cultural walking tour with a local expert, including the museums at Paseo de los Museos. Enjoy a cooking class to learn about traditional specialties while savouring them for lunch. Options to take salsa dancing lessons, go on a volcano trek, scour the cobblestone streets for handicrafts or relax with a massage.
Depart at any time.
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