Day 1 Tuxtla Gutiérrez – Sumidero Canyon – San Cristóbal de las Casas
Reception at the bus terminal or the airport of Tuxtla Gutiérrez and departure to embark on the Grijalva lake and see the Sumidero Canon, as well as its flora and fauna (crocodiles, monkeys and different types of birds), next we´ll go to the colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas, declared World Heritage and founded on 1524 by Diego de Mazariego. Arrival to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 2 San Cristóbal de las Casas – Atitlán Lake (Panajachel, Guatemala)
Early departure from the hotel to “La Mesilla” (Mexico – Guatemala border), where you´ll get through migration and customs, we´ll continue to Panajachel. Arrival to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 3 Atitlán Lake
Departure from the hotel at 08:30 hrs. to Atitlán lake (Panajachel). The lake tour is done on a shared boat and this tour is characterized for sharing with the tourist lots of cultural aspects, such as religion, arts, traditions and practices. The guide will give us information regarding the lake, volcanos and the Mayan languages that are spoken in that region. In Santiago, we´ll visit a Tzutujhil family, that will show us the loom and use of the Tocoyal costume: a 30m long headband; the manufacture process of yarn directly from cotton, the use of the Mayan sauna, etc. Also, we´ll visit Maximon, a popular idol where the guide is going to explain everything about this character and the huge influence that has on its natives and places. Return to Panajachel.
Day 4 Panajachel – Chichicastenango – Antigua
After breakfast, we will take a boat to Santa Catarina Palopó, located at the fringes of Atitlán Lake, where we´ll do a quick visit. Next, we´ll go to Chichicastenango, where we will be able to appreciate the colors of the biggest indigenous market in Latin America, also we will witness the merge of the Mayan religion with the catholic one. Afterwards, we´ll transfer to the Antigua Guatemala City. Arrival to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 5 Antigua - Iximche – San Cristóbal de las Casas
Early departure to the Iximche archeological zone, located in the middle of the highlands forests of Guatemala, it was an old ceremonial center and the last Mayan stronghold before de Spanish Conquest. We´ll continue to “La Mesilla” (Mexico – Guatemala border), where you´ll get through migration and customs, we´ll continue to Panajachel. Arrival to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 6 San Cristóbal de las Casas – Indigenous Communities– San Cristóbal de las Casas
After breakfast, we departure to the San Juan Chamula town to admire the religion the Tzotzil natives, next we will go to the Indigenous community of Zinacantán where we will visit the church and the house of a family, where we will taste a liquor clandestinely made by the citizens while we see how the waist loom is used. Return to San Cristóbal de las Casas where we will visit this beautiful city. Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is free.
Day 7 San Cristóbal de las Casas – Agua Azul – Misol Ha – Palenque
Departure at 05:30 hrs. from the hotel (breakfast in the route) to Agua Azul falls, a series of falls created by the Otulún, Shumuljá and Tulijá rivers flow, creating not very deep canyons with vertical cliffs, where you can swim and enjoy the different areas. We’ll continue to the Misol-Ha Falls, with 30m high and surrounded by the tropical forest make this a refreshing and beautiful place. Next, we will visit the archeological zone of Palenque, a Mayan city famous for its architecture and wonderful sculptures, where we can admire several buildings such as: The Palace, The Cruz Foliada Temple, The Sun Temple and among others. Continuing to its hotel in the city of Palenque. Arrival and accommodation.
Day 8 Palenque – La Venta Museum – Villahermosa
After breakfast, we´ll depart to Villahermosa, where we will visit “La Venta” museum, heart of the Olmec culture, afterwards, we will take you to the airport or bus terminal.
End of services
- 3 nights of accommodation in San Cristóbal de las Casas on a 4 stars’ hotel.
- 1 night of accommodation in Palenque on a 4 star hotel.
- 2 nights of accommodation in Atitlán Lake on a 4 star hotel.
- 1 night of accommodation in la Antigua (Guatemala) on a 4 star hotel.
- Transfers to airport-hotel-airport or bus terminal-hotel-terminal.
- American breakfast (only adults).
- Transfers with air conditioner all time.
- Shared boat tour in the Sumidero Canyon.
- Shared boat tour in the Atitlán lake.
- Transfer- guide (Spanish) through the entire tour.
- Visit to Sumidero Canyon.
- Visit to San Cristóbal de las Casas.
- Visit to Lago de Atitlán.
- Visit to Panajachel – Chichicastenango – Antigua.
- Visit to the archeological zone of Iximche.
- Visit to Indigenous communities.
- Visit to the Agua Azul water falls.
- Visit to Misol Ha.
- Visit to Palenque.
- Visit to La Venta museum.