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Epic Guatemala

Trip Length 11 days

From $4,295

  • MTS is the only company to offer this unique cross-border itinerary, beginning in the highlands of Guatemala and traveling to Chiapas in Mexico
  • Meet weavers, chocolate makers, and other artisans to learn about their Mayan traditions while exploring colonial treasures
  • Discover the mystique of Lake Atitlán, and hike to villages and ancient ritual sites
  • Explore San Cristobal de las Casas’ vibrant market with a local chef and get a hands-on cooking lesson

In the highlands of Guatemala and Chiapas, native traditions are alive and well. Immerse yourself fully in the local way of life on this one-of-a-kind cultural exploration. You’ll learn about the ancient art of weaving on the shores of gorgeous Lake Atitlán, and infuse your senses at one of Central America’s largest produce markets. You’ll visit colorful churches that blend Catholic and Mayan beliefs, meet local artisans and folk heroes, and travel to indigenous villages that follow centuries-old traditions. With in-depth tours of colonial Antigua and San Cristobal, and plenty of activities, from horseback rides to cloud forest treks to hands-on cooking lessons, our trip shows you the true heart and soul of this captivating region.

Celebrate! MTS has timed its January and December departures to tie in with the most famous festivals in Chiapas. Experience the thrills of the Festival de San Sebastian in January and the Virgen de Guadalupe Festival in December.

Day 1: Arrive in Guatemala City and enjoy chocolate tasting in Antigua

Our Guatemala-based trip leader will greet you at the airport upon arrival in Guatemala City. Depending on arrival times, there may be an opportunity to visit one of the city's fine museums before transferring to Antigua, about an hour away. Next up, we'll engage our five senses as an artisan chocolate maker takes us through the stages of fine Guatemalan chocolate creation—from bean to bar. This evening, we'll gather for a light tapas-style dinner with our trip leader and learn more about the adventure-filled days ahead.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Cirilo Hotel

Day 2: Explore colonial Antigua and feast on delicious local fare

Start the day with a morning walking tour to discover Antigua's historic colonial monuments, evocative ruins, beautiful churches and shady plazas. Then we'll delve into the bustling market for an aromatic introduction to Guatemala’s local produce and seasonal fruits, including zapote and huisquil.

We'll continue on, with fruits and herbs in hand, to Santiago Zamora—a small indigenous village (pop. 1,500) where 95% of the population belongs to the K'akchiquel ethnic group. Our local hosts will prepare Pepián, one of Guatemala's signature dishes, recently incorporated into Guatemala's national patrimony. We'll help put the finishing touches on the Pepián, which requires hours of preparation time before your arrival, and try our hand at making fresh corn tortillas. While the home-based setting is quite modest, the food is simply delicious and the welcome genuinely warm.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Cirilo Hotel

Day 3: Visit Concepción and take in the beauty of Lake Atitlán

Today, we'll transfer from Antigua to stunning Lake Atitlán, famously described by German explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt as "the most beautiful lake in the world" and rated better than Lake Como by Aldous Huxley. En route, we'll visit the traditional indigenous community of Concepción to meet with the family caretakers of Maximón (aka San Simon)—a cigar-smoking, rum-drinking folk saint who is venerated in dozens of towns in rural, highland GuatemalaAfter arriving by private lancha (a small motorized boat) to Santa Cruz, we'll strike out for a village-to-village trek along vertiginous agricultural pathways with breathtaking views of the beckoning jewel that is Lake Atitlán.

The 2½-hour ride from Antigua is on paved but curvy mountain roads, so be prepared for motion sickness.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel Atitlán

Day 4: Drive to Chichicastenango and see the ceremonial site of Pascual Abaj

Drive through the majestic Guatemalan highlands to Chichicastenango at the peak of its bustling market day. Start with a visit to the church of Santo Tomás to witness the fascinating syncretism of Catholicism and Mayan beliefs, both of which are practiced inside and outside its walls. Next we'll take a 30-minute uphill hike to the sacred and mystical ceremonial site of Pascual Abaj. Here you’ll find evidence of shamanic ceremonies or perhaps be fortunate enough to witness one yourself.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel Atitlán

Day 5: Kayak Lake Atitlán and marvel at the skills of local weavers

Start with an early morning kayak session across the glistening surface of breathtaking Lake Atitlán. After refueling over a hearty breakfast, take our private lancha to the nearby town of San Juan Laguna where the president of the local weavers cooperative, Doña Socorro awaits our visit. Doña Socorro is responsible for rescuing the ancient weaving art of San Juan Laguna by re-introducing the use of natural dyes. Due to her weaving virtuosity, she was chosen to create the table mantel upon which Guatemala’s peace accord, ending decades of civil war, was signed in 1996. She has been awarded the Order of the Quetzal, Guatemala highest civilian honor.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel Atitlán

Day 6: Visit Almolonga and the iconic church of San Andrés Xecul

Next we'll take an overland route farther west into the highlands and visit the town of Almolonga. Known by locals as the Garden of the Americas, Almolonga produces an amazing variety of regional fruits and vegetables. Here we'll get to enjoy one of Central America’s largest weekly produce markets, which bursts with color! After lunch, we'll take a quick tour of Guatemala’s second city, Quetzaltenango (commonly referred to as Xela) and then continue to the iconic church in San Andrés Xecul, known for its bright painted façade and a unique blend of Christian, Mayan and agricultural adornments.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Casa Mañen or similar

Day 7: Cross the border at La Mesilla and enjoy a lakeside picnic

Today we'll take a six-hour drive to the beautiful Parador-Museo Santa Maria in Chiapas. En route, we'll cross the border into México at La Mesilla, and stop for a picnic lunch by the shores of one of the scenic lakes belonging to the Lagunas de Montebello National Park.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Parador-Museo Santa Maria

Day 8: Stroll the streets of San Cristobal

San Cristobal is the perfect city for exploring on foot and we'll see colonial churches, shady plazas and colorful local markets, including some under-the-radar neighborhood and workshop visits. These include the hand-made paper co-op Taller Leñateros, the only indigenous-owned publishing house in Mexico, and the recently opened Pellitzín Collection—the most important repository of Maya textiles in Mexico, housed in the beautifully restored Santo Domingo convent.

Later we'll meet Sergio Castro, a beloved folk hero in Chiapas, who has dedicated his entire adult life to altruistic community work.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 9: Experience Mayan mysticism

We'll start today with a scenic drive past the village of Milpoleta to the indigenous community of San Juan Chamula. Here, centuries-old traditions are fiercely maintained, from the Tzotzil language to dress, customs and religion. The highlight of a visit to Chamula is its mystical church, whose worshippers combine Catholic and animistic beliefs and practices. We’ll also stop by the home of a Mayordomo, a rotating official charged with safeguarding some of Chamula’s most sacred objects.

From Chamula, we'll trek through the countryside to Zinacantán, another Tzotzil-speaking community renowned for its flowers, both the ones it exports from local greenhouses as well as those embroidered on its vibrant textiles. We'll enjoy a simple, delicious lunch in a local rustic home.

Note: Photography inside the Chamula church or of the town’s residents is strictly forbidden.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 10: Enjoy a culinary tour of Chiapas and hike in the Huitepec Reserve

Led by a local chef, visit San Cristobal’s bustling open market to discover Chiapas’ rich variety of regional, seasonal produce. Continue to your host’s lovely home. Pick fresh herbs from her organic garden before rolling-up your sleeves together for a hands-on, home-hosted, cooking class in which you’ll create vegetarian twists on classic Chiapanecan dishes.

Work off your delicious, home-hosted lunch with an invigorating walk through the nearby Huitepec cloud forest reserve. This reserve is the habitat for native and migrant bird species, including: blue jays, wrens, robins, mockingbirds, motmots, and more. Our woodland stroll introduces you to the habitat and microclimates of varied cloud forest dwellers.

Head out this evening to Na Bolom, a living museum and research center that documents and defends the historic, cultural and natural legacy of the Lacandón indigenous communities of lowland Chiapas. This living museum is also the site of our celebration dinner, with ingredients from their organic garden served at a festive, communal table.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 11: Head home or extend you trip in Yaxchilán and Palenque

For those returning home today, a morning transfer will be arranged to the Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport in Chiapas. Those continuing the journey should prepare for 4 to 5 hours of road time today.

Yaxchilán & Palenque Extension

Day 11 ~ Visit Agua Azul

Wind down from San Cristóbal at 7,000 feet, to the tropical lowlands of Chiapas near sea level. Along the way, explore the dramatic ruins of Toniná and its outstanding on-site museum. Enjoy a picnic lunch near the ruins before continuing on to the spectacular waterfalls of Agua Azul. Bring a bathing suit and take a refreshing dip!
Breakfast, Lunch

Lodging for three nights in Palenque will be at the elegantly appointed boutique hotel Quinta Chanabnal (or similar). 

Day 12 ~ Explore Bonampak and Yaxchilán

We'll start our day at 6am and stop for breakfast en route at Valle Escondido. Transfer from land to water, taking a boat on the Usumacinta River for the one-hour ride to Yaxchilán. The stele, carved lintels and beautiful temples appear even more magnificent with the backdrop of the jungle, in the midst of tropical forest, monkeys and toucans. Our second site, Bonampak, is sometimes called the ‘Sistine Chapel of Mexico’ for its marvelous frescoes. Both Bonampak and Yaxchilán are protected biosphere reserves and terrific bird watching destinations. Return to Palenque in the early evening.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 ~ Enjoy an expert-led tour of Palenque

Our trip leader, a resident expert on Palenque, regales us during our visit with a mixture of deep, academic knowledge and riveting personal anecdotes. Enjoy a walk around these lush ruins including some off-the-beaten-path sectors that few visitors access, plus a visit to its small, adjoining museum. Finish before the afternoon heat and sun are at their fiercest. This afternoon, we'll relax and wind down by the pool before reconvening for a celebratory farewell dinner.
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 ~ Travel to Villahermosa and depart

Rise early for a two-hour drive to the Villahermosa airport in time for your flight to Mexico City and international connections home. Boxed Breakfast to be eaten on the drive.

Those travelers with afternoon flights may visit Parque-Museo La Venta with our trip leader. This leafy park is home to a fabulous collection of giant carved heads from one of Mesoamerica’s earliest civilizations, the Olmecs. Some of these sculpted heads measure more than two meters (6.6 feet) tall and weight over 15 tons.

  • Breakfast

Feb 08 - 18, 2016

Dec 05 - 15, 2016 Includes Virgen de Guadalupe Festival in Chiapas

pricing

2015 LAND COST

$4,295 (8-16 members)
$4,595 (4-7 members)
$1,200 single supplement

EXTENSION - VILLA HERMOSA/PALENQUE
$1,495 (4 - 16 members)
$400 single supplement

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Casa Mañen or similar — Quetzaltenango

Cirilo Hotel — Antigua

Hotel Cirilo is an intimate boutique lodge constructed around the ruins of an old church and situated in a peaceful pocket of the colonial city, around 12 to 15 minutes’ walk to the main plaza. All rooms are spacious and have fireplaces.

Guayaba Inn — San Cristobal de Las Casas

Lodging in San Cristóbal de las Casas will be at the charming, upscale Guayaba Inn located in the historic district of El Cerrillo. With beautiful, cozy rooms and a tranquil hacienda feel, this hotel is among the best in Mexico. Outstanding orchid and bromeliad gardens wrap the Inn’s central patio, where guests may enjoy a Mexican or European breakfast. Each spacious room has an en-suite bath, mini–bar, Wi-Fi, cable-linked LCD TV, and a fireplace for snug winter nights.

Hotel Atitlán — Lake Atitlán

Hotel Atitlán is one of Guatemala’s finest and most charming boutique hotels surrounded by botanical gardens. The hotel is situated 10 minutes from the main town of Panajachel on what once was the estate of a family owned coffee plantation. Enjoy a relaxing home away from home!

Parador-Museo Santa Maria — Ruta Maya - Chiapas

The beautiful Parador-Museo Santa Maria is a boutique hotel with only eight luxury, uniquely furnished rooms. The hotel itself is decorated with antique furniture and art, creating an evocative and exclusive atmosphere, and the chapel houses an important collection of religious art from the 16th to 19th centuries. Its walled grounds offer spectacular views of the fertile valley and distant mountains.

 

 

  • MTS is the only company to offer this unique cross-border itinerary, beginning in the highlands of Guatemala and traveling to Chiapas in Mexico
  • Meet weavers, chocolate makers, and other artisans to learn about their Mayan traditions while exploring colonial treasures
  • Discover the mystique of Lake Atitlán, and hike to villages and ancient ritual sites
  • Explore San Cristobal de las Casas’ vibrant market with a local chef and get a hands-on cooking lesson

In the highlands of Guatemala and Chiapas, native traditions are alive and well. Immerse yourself fully in the local way of life on this one-of-a-kind cultural exploration. You’ll learn about the ancient art of weaving on the shores of gorgeous Lake Atitlán, and infuse your senses at one of Central America’s largest produce markets. You’ll visit colorful churches that blend Catholic and Mayan beliefs, meet local artisans and folk heroes, and travel to indigenous villages that follow centuries-old traditions. With in-depth tours of colonial Antigua and San Cristobal, and plenty of activities, from horseback rides to cloud forest treks to hands-on cooking lessons, our trip shows you the true heart and soul of this captivating region.

Celebrate! MTS has timed its January and December departures to tie in with the most famous festivals in Chiapas. Experience the thrills of the Festival de San Sebastian in January and the Virgen de Guadalupe Festival in December.

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Guatemala City and enjoy chocolate tasting in Antigua

Our Guatemala-based trip leader will greet you at the airport upon arrival in Guatemala City. Depending on arrival times, there may be an opportunity to visit one of the city's fine museums before transferring to Antigua, about an hour away. Next up, we'll engage our five senses as an artisan chocolate maker takes us through the stages of fine Guatemalan chocolate creation—from bean to bar. This evening, we'll gather for a light tapas-style dinner with our trip leader and learn more about the adventure-filled days ahead.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Cirilo Hotel

Day 2: Explore colonial Antigua and feast on delicious local fare

Start the day with a morning walking tour to discover Antigua's historic colonial monuments, evocative ruins, beautiful churches and shady plazas. Then we'll delve into the bustling market for an aromatic introduction to Guatemala’s local produce and seasonal fruits, including zapote and huisquil.

We'll continue on, with fruits and herbs in hand, to Santiago Zamora—a small indigenous village (pop. 1,500) where 95% of the population belongs to the K'akchiquel ethnic group. Our local hosts will prepare Pepián, one of Guatemala's signature dishes, recently incorporated into Guatemala's national patrimony. We'll help put the finishing touches on the Pepián, which requires hours of preparation time before your arrival, and try our hand at making fresh corn tortillas. While the home-based setting is quite modest, the food is simply delicious and the welcome genuinely warm.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Cirilo Hotel

Day 3: Visit Concepción and take in the beauty of Lake Atitlán

Today, we'll transfer from Antigua to stunning Lake Atitlán, famously described by German explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt as "the most beautiful lake in the world" and rated better than Lake Como by Aldous Huxley. En route, we'll visit the traditional indigenous community of Concepción to meet with the family caretakers of Maximón (aka San Simon)—a cigar-smoking, rum-drinking folk saint who is venerated in dozens of towns in rural, highland GuatemalaAfter arriving by private lancha (a small motorized boat) to Santa Cruz, we'll strike out for a village-to-village trek along vertiginous agricultural pathways with breathtaking views of the beckoning jewel that is Lake Atitlán.

The 2½-hour ride from Antigua is on paved but curvy mountain roads, so be prepared for motion sickness.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel Atitlán

Day 4: Drive to Chichicastenango and see the ceremonial site of Pascual Abaj

Drive through the majestic Guatemalan highlands to Chichicastenango at the peak of its bustling market day. Start with a visit to the church of Santo Tomás to witness the fascinating syncretism of Catholicism and Mayan beliefs, both of which are practiced inside and outside its walls. Next we'll take a 30-minute uphill hike to the sacred and mystical ceremonial site of Pascual Abaj. Here you’ll find evidence of shamanic ceremonies or perhaps be fortunate enough to witness one yourself.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel Atitlán

Day 5: Kayak Lake Atitlán and marvel at the skills of local weavers

Start with an early morning kayak session across the glistening surface of breathtaking Lake Atitlán. After refueling over a hearty breakfast, take our private lancha to the nearby town of San Juan Laguna where the president of the local weavers cooperative, Doña Socorro awaits our visit. Doña Socorro is responsible for rescuing the ancient weaving art of San Juan Laguna by re-introducing the use of natural dyes. Due to her weaving virtuosity, she was chosen to create the table mantel upon which Guatemala’s peace accord, ending decades of civil war, was signed in 1996. She has been awarded the Order of the Quetzal, Guatemala highest civilian honor.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel Atitlán

Day 6: Visit Almolonga and the iconic church of San Andrés Xecul

Next we'll take an overland route farther west into the highlands and visit the town of Almolonga. Known by locals as the Garden of the Americas, Almolonga produces an amazing variety of regional fruits and vegetables. Here we'll get to enjoy one of Central America’s largest weekly produce markets, which bursts with color! After lunch, we'll take a quick tour of Guatemala’s second city, Quetzaltenango (commonly referred to as Xela) and then continue to the iconic church in San Andrés Xecul, known for its bright painted façade and a unique blend of Christian, Mayan and agricultural adornments.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Casa Mañen or similar

Day 7: Cross the border at La Mesilla and enjoy a lakeside picnic

Today we'll take a six-hour drive to the beautiful Parador-Museo Santa Maria in Chiapas. En route, we'll cross the border into México at La Mesilla, and stop for a picnic lunch by the shores of one of the scenic lakes belonging to the Lagunas de Montebello National Park.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Parador-Museo Santa Maria

Day 8: Stroll the streets of San Cristobal

San Cristobal is the perfect city for exploring on foot and we'll see colonial churches, shady plazas and colorful local markets, including some under-the-radar neighborhood and workshop visits. These include the hand-made paper co-op Taller Leñateros, the only indigenous-owned publishing house in Mexico, and the recently opened Pellitzín Collection—the most important repository of Maya textiles in Mexico, housed in the beautifully restored Santo Domingo convent.

Later we'll meet Sergio Castro, a beloved folk hero in Chiapas, who has dedicated his entire adult life to altruistic community work.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 9: Experience Mayan mysticism

We'll start today with a scenic drive past the village of Milpoleta to the indigenous community of San Juan Chamula. Here, centuries-old traditions are fiercely maintained, from the Tzotzil language to dress, customs and religion. The highlight of a visit to Chamula is its mystical church, whose worshippers combine Catholic and animistic beliefs and practices. We’ll also stop by the home of a Mayordomo, a rotating official charged with safeguarding some of Chamula’s most sacred objects.

From Chamula, we'll trek through the countryside to Zinacantán, another Tzotzil-speaking community renowned for its flowers, both the ones it exports from local greenhouses as well as those embroidered on its vibrant textiles. We'll enjoy a simple, delicious lunch in a local rustic home.

Note: Photography inside the Chamula church or of the town’s residents is strictly forbidden.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 10: Enjoy a culinary tour of Chiapas and hike in the Huitepec Reserve

Led by a local chef, visit San Cristobal’s bustling open market to discover Chiapas’ rich variety of regional, seasonal produce. Continue to your host’s lovely home. Pick fresh herbs from her organic garden before rolling-up your sleeves together for a hands-on, home-hosted, cooking class in which you’ll create vegetarian twists on classic Chiapanecan dishes.

Work off your delicious, home-hosted lunch with an invigorating walk through the nearby Huitepec cloud forest reserve. This reserve is the habitat for native and migrant bird species, including: blue jays, wrens, robins, mockingbirds, motmots, and more. Our woodland stroll introduces you to the habitat and microclimates of varied cloud forest dwellers.

Head out this evening to Na Bolom, a living museum and research center that documents and defends the historic, cultural and natural legacy of the Lacandón indigenous communities of lowland Chiapas. This living museum is also the site of our celebration dinner, with ingredients from their organic garden served at a festive, communal table.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Guayaba Inn

Day 11: Head home or extend you trip in Yaxchilán and Palenque

For those returning home today, a morning transfer will be arranged to the Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport in Chiapas. Those continuing the journey should prepare for 4 to 5 hours of road time today.

Yaxchilán & Palenque Extension

Day 11 ~ Visit Agua Azul

Wind down from San Cristóbal at 7,000 feet, to the tropical lowlands of Chiapas near sea level. Along the way, explore the dramatic ruins of Toniná and its outstanding on-site museum. Enjoy a picnic lunch near the ruins before continuing on to the spectacular waterfalls of Agua Azul. Bring a bathing suit and take a refreshing dip!
Breakfast, Lunch

Lodging for three nights in Palenque will be at the elegantly appointed boutique hotel Quinta Chanabnal (or similar). 

Day 12 ~ Explore Bonampak and Yaxchilán

We'll start our day at 6am and stop for breakfast en route at Valle Escondido. Transfer from land to water, taking a boat on the Usumacinta River for the one-hour ride to Yaxchilán. The stele, carved lintels and beautiful temples appear even more magnificent with the backdrop of the jungle, in the midst of tropical forest, monkeys and toucans. Our second site, Bonampak, is sometimes called the ‘Sistine Chapel of Mexico’ for its marvelous frescoes. Both Bonampak and Yaxchilán are protected biosphere reserves and terrific bird watching destinations. Return to Palenque in the early evening.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 ~ Enjoy an expert-led tour of Palenque

Our trip leader, a resident expert on Palenque, regales us during our visit with a mixture of deep, academic knowledge and riveting personal anecdotes. Enjoy a walk around these lush ruins including some off-the-beaten-path sectors that few visitors access, plus a visit to its small, adjoining museum. Finish before the afternoon heat and sun are at their fiercest. This afternoon, we'll relax and wind down by the pool before reconvening for a celebratory farewell dinner.
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 ~ Travel to Villahermosa and depart

Rise early for a two-hour drive to the Villahermosa airport in time for your flight to Mexico City and international connections home. Boxed Breakfast to be eaten on the drive.

Those travelers with afternoon flights may visit Parque-Museo La Venta with our trip leader. This leafy park is home to a fabulous collection of giant carved heads from one of Mesoamerica’s earliest civilizations, the Olmecs. Some of these sculpted heads measure more than two meters (6.6 feet) tall and weight over 15 tons.

  • Breakfast
lodgings

Casa Mañen or similar — Quetzaltenango

Cirilo Hotel — Antigua

Hotel Cirilo is an intimate boutique lodge constructed around the ruins of an old church and situated in a peaceful pocket of the colonial city, around 12 to 15 minutes’ walk to the main plaza. All rooms are spacious and have fireplaces.

Guayaba Inn — San Cristobal de Las Casas

Lodging in San Cristóbal de las Casas will be at the charming, upscale Guayaba Inn located in the historic district of El Cerrillo. With beautiful, cozy rooms and a tranquil hacienda feel, this hotel is among the best in Mexico. Outstanding orchid and bromeliad gardens wrap the Inn’s central patio, where guests may enjoy a Mexican or European breakfast. Each spacious room has an en-suite bath, mini–bar, Wi-Fi, cable-linked LCD TV, and a fireplace for snug winter nights.

Hotel Atitlán — Lake Atitlán

Hotel Atitlán is one of Guatemala’s finest and most charming boutique hotels surrounded by botanical gardens. The hotel is situated 10 minutes from the main town of Panajachel on what once was the estate of a family owned coffee plantation. Enjoy a relaxing home away from home!

Parador-Museo Santa Maria — Ruta Maya - Chiapas

The beautiful Parador-Museo Santa Maria is a boutique hotel with only eight luxury, uniquely furnished rooms. The hotel itself is decorated with antique furniture and art, creating an evocative and exclusive atmosphere, and the chapel houses an important collection of religious art from the 16th to 19th centuries. Its walled grounds offer spectacular views of the fertile valley and distant mountains.

 

 

Dates and Pricing

Feb 08 - 18, 2016

Dec 05 - 15, 2016 Includes Virgen de Guadalupe Festival in Chiapas

pricing

2015 LAND COST

$4,295 (8-16 members)
$4,595 (4-7 members)
$1,200 single supplement

EXTENSION - VILLA HERMOSA/PALENQUE
$1,495 (4 - 16 members)
$400 single supplement

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