Tour operator MAYAEXPLOR - Guatemala

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OFF ROAD TOUR in Guatemala
15 days / 14 nights trip

        15 days "Off Road" tour in Guatemala  (click here)


Are you looking for a tour that lets you discover the essential sites of Guatemala and beautiful places outside of the beaten path with a guide at your side?

We offer you to be part of a small group made by us. (8 people at the most to guarantee a friendly atmosphere and a good mobility)
(trips calendar below)..

If you are part of a group of at least 4 people the tour can be adaptable to your dates and expectations.
Contact us!

Special Features :

15 days/14 nights
Adventure spirit in 4X4 and hiking
A guide accompanying all the tour
5 nights in hotels or shelters, 7 camp sites, 2 lodgings with Mayan families

Depending on the group wishes: lodging can be with 3 camp sites and 9 nights in hotel

Strengths :

Accessible to all active travellers (families)
A guide accompanying all the tour
Visit of all the essential sites of the country: the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, Lake Atitlán, the most important Mayan markets, the volcanoes, the Caribbean village of Livingston, the archaeological sites of Copán (in Honduras), Quiriguá and Tikal
Travel in 4X4 vehicle (“adventure”) to places outside of the beaten path: volcanoes, coffee plantations, national parks, central and northern highlands (Quetzaltenango, Tajumulco – San Marcos), etc.
Four volcanoes in the program : Pacaya (in activity), Chicabal (Mayan sacred place), Santiaguito (in activity), Tajumulco (high point of Central America – 4220m)
2 lodgings with Mayan families
From US $ 1500 per person
The vehicles are equipped for cooking and have solar showers
One or two people share a tent for 3
Dinning tent
Tables, chairs, camping equipment

Day 1
Reception in Guatemala City airport. Transportation to Antigua. Hotel.
Day 2
Antigua, colonial city
Visit Antigua, the real colonial gem of Central America. Lodging in Antigua. Hotel.
Day 3
Pacaya volcano
Transportation to the Pacaya Volcano National Park. In the afternoon, transportation to the central highland towards Lake Atitlan. Camping at 2700m for an incredible view of the lake.
Day 4
Lake Atitlán
Hiking on the western border of the lake, follow an itinerary out of the “beaten path” and let you discover the daily Mayan activities. Lodging in San Juan with a Mayan family.
Day 5
Chichicastenango market
Visit the market. This town is known for the colours of its market, but also for the religious syncretism that you can see there. In the afternoon, transportation to the town of Totonicapán, in the heart of the Mayan Highlands. In this town, people will show you weaving workshops.You will be served dinner and lodge in a house within this community.
Day 6
Santiaguito volcano and San Francisco El Alto market
At sunrise, transportation at the foot of the Santa Maria Volcano to start a three-hour (round trip) hike to the Viewpoint of the Santiaguito volcano. Observation of the volcano´s activity. Then, visit of the San Francisco El Alto market, which is the biggest indigenous market of Central America. Near the market, you will see a Mayan ceremony in a magnificent natural place. In the afternoon, visit others Mayan towns (San Andrés Xecul and its colourful church). Camping at the foot of another volcano: Chicabal volcano, a Mayan sacred place.
Day 7
Chicabal Volcano and its lagoon
Hiking around the lagoon, a Mayan sacred place (where the earth, water and sky join). Superb jungle-clad lagoon surroundings. Then, car transportation to the foot of the mountain range to a coffee plantation. Incredible views of the Santiaguito volcano and its eruptions. Camping in the plantation.
Day 8
Coffee plantation and the Santiaguito Volcano
A walk in the plantation (canopy tour if you want). Observation of the active volcano from its south side. Birds watching (special platform for bird watching). Then, back to the highlands and camping in a reserve of quetzal birds in San Marcos.
Day 9
Tajumulco Volcano
Hiking the Tajumulco volcano, 4220 m, the highest point in Central America (4 hours of hiking - round trip - + 600 - 600). The walk starts at 3600m (access by track crossing 600 m under the peak of the colossal volcano), a moderate walk. At the peak you can see an impressive panorama of the mountain range, the highlands and views to the Pacific Ocean. Back to Quetzaltenango. Camping.
Day 10
Mayan villages and thermal springs
Visit Mayan villages and walk up the mountain to Las Fuentes Georginas, a thermal spring located in a dense rainforest. Visit the archaeological site of Iximche. Lodging in Antigua. Hotel.
Day 11
Copán, archaeological site (Honduras)
Transportation to Copán (Honduras). Visit the archaeological site (considered the Athens of the Mayan world) and the sculpture museum. Lodging in Copan. Hotel.
Day 12
Quiriguá, archaeological site and Rio Dulce
Outing to Puerto Barrios. Visit the archaeological site of Quiriguá, which has incredible stelas, the highest discovery in the Mayan World. Lodging in Rio Dulce. Hotel or camping.
Day 13
Rio Dulce and Livingston
Visit San Felipe Castle, which defends the river of pirate attacks. Then, boat excursion on the river to the sea and Livingston, an African Caribbean town. You can see the amazing river, the vegetation that cover the border and the tropical birds. In the afternoon, transportation to Flores and El Remate. Camping in the border of Lake Peten Itza.
Day 14
Tikal, archaeological site.
Visit of this ancient ceremonial centre in the rainforest. Tikal is probably the archaeological site that impresses tourists the most. You will see the typical flora and fauna. In the afternoon back to Flores and fly to Guatemala city (flight at 18h00). Transportation to Antigua. Hotel.
Day 15
Return flight
Transportation to Guatemala international airport.

Exceptional introductory price!

Price per person
US $ 1590

Discount of US$ 100 if you book 5 month before the tour begins

Guaranteed departures from 2 participants.

Trips with less than 5 participants: surcharge (digressive price according to the number of travellers).

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Private tours possible (if you are a group of at least 4 people): adaptable to dates and expectations.

Includes :

- All transportation in a private vehicle for the group: From Day 1 to Day 9: with two vehicles Delica 4X4 or equivalent. From Day 10 to Day 15: with a minibus Delica 4X4 and a simple minibus.
- Lodging: 7 camp sites, 2 nights in a Mayan family and 5 nights in a hotel. Lodging in double or triple rooms in hotels, depending on the group, tents for 2 people. Individual tent/room: US $ 145
- Breakfast and dinner at the camp site and with Mayan families, picnic during the hike at Lake Atitlan on Day 4 and for the hikes at Pacaya, Chicabal and Tajumulco volcanoes (14 meals).
- A guide accompanying the whole tour
- The flight Flores – Guatemala City

Depending on the group wishes: lodging can be with 3 camp sites and 9 nights in hotel
Doesn’t include:

- Entrance to archaeological sites, national parks and museums.
- Other restaurant meals (for more freedom) :
*Meals Day 1 to Day 9: meals not included in Antigua (meals Day 1 and Day 2, breakfast Day 3), in Chichicastenango (lunch Day 5), in Quetzaltenango (lunches Day 6, Day 7 and Day 8 and dinner Day 9), in San Marcos (lunch Day 9)
* Meals Day 10 to Day 15: not included (only dinner Day 13 and breakfast Day 14 at the El Remate camp site)
- Tax for the flight Flores/Ciudad de Guatemala (US $ 3)
- Border fees in Honduras (US $ 5)
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides, drivers and boatmen

Departures calendar :

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January 2016: from 3/01/16 to 17/01/16 + from 24/01/16 to 07/02/16

February 2016: from 21/02/16 to 06/03/16

March 2016: from 13/03/16 to 27/03/16

April 2016: from 03/04/16 to 17/04/16 + from 24/04/16 to 08/05/16

July 2016: from 03/07/16 to 17/07/16 + from 24/07/16 to 07/08/16

August 2016: from 21/08/16 to 04/09/16

November 2016: from 13/11/16 to 27/11/16

December 2016: from 04/12/16 to 18/12/16

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