10 Day Kaleidoscope of Guatemala & Honduras from $1999 per person

Escorted Package Includes

Intra-flight Flores-Guatemala City
9 nights accommodations
2 nights Guatemala City
1 night Copán
2 nights Tikal
2 nights Panajachel (Lake Atitlan)
2 nights Antigua
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
15 meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary

Important Dates
A deposit of $600 is payable on booking, balance is due 60 days before departure.

Special Features

In Guatemala City, discover the unique blend of old and new in Central America’s largest metropolis
Tour the archaeological site of Copán, Honduras, one of the most impressive cities of the ancient Maya Civilization
Explore Tikal, one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Enjoy a visit to the Church of Santo Tomas and Chichicastenango Market
Visit to Lake Atitlan, a beautiful volcanic lake, ringed by small towns
Boat excursion to San Juan La Laguna, famous for its colorful murals
Tour of Antigua, a beautiful blend of ruins and restored colonial buildings

Add flights with your favourite airline. Go West Travel is an IATA registered travel agency with access to all published fares including all sale fares. A package deal can be quoted before you pay deposit.

2021 Departure Dates and Prices
Book By Jan 31 2021Book After 
Jan 31 2021
May 14 
Sold Out
$ 2129$ 2539
May 28 
Sold Out
$ 2129$ 2539
Sep-24$ 1999$ 2669
Oct-22$ 1999$ 2549
Nov-26$ 2149$ 2549
Dec-17$ 2169$ 2709
Dec-31$ 2149$ 2679
These prices are per person on the basis of twin-share bookings. For anyone traveling alone, please add $700. Go West Travel does not offer sharing with a stranger on this tour.
2022 Departure Dates and Prices
Book By 
Sep 20 2021
Book After 
Sep 20 2021
Jan-07$ 2189$ 2589
Feb-11$ 2149$ 2549
Mar-04$ 2149$ 2549
Apr-08$ 1999$ 2549
May-27$ 1999$ 2549
Jun-24$ 2149$ 2549
Jul-22$ 2149$ 2549
Aug-12$ 2149$ 2549
Sep-23$ 2149$ 2549
Oct-21$ 2149$ 2549
Nov-25$ 2149$ 2549
Dec-09$ 2149$ 2549
Dec-16$ 2279$ 2679
These prices are per person on the basis of twin-share bookings. For anyone traveling alone, please add $700. Go West Travel does not offer sharing with a stranger on this tour.
Daily Itinerary

This tour starts in Guatemala city on Fridays

DAY 1, Friday – Arrive Guatemala
Upon arrival in Guatemala City, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure 
Overnight: Guatemala City

DAY 2, Saturday – Guatemala City Tour
This morning, depart for a panoramic tour of Guatemala City and discover the unique blend of old and new in Central America’s largest metropolis. Begin with the city’s civic center complex, home to the Guatemala Supreme Court, Ministry of Public Finance, and City Hall. Continue on to Central Plaza, also known as Constitution Plaza, at the heart of Guatemala City. Here, view the National Palace, one of the most important Guatemalan architectural achievements of the last century. Formerly the seat of government, it is now a museum and venue for government affairs. From here, you will continue on to the cathedral, built between 1782 and 1815. The cathedral houses some of the most important artistic treasures in the country. After lunch on your own, visit the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where you learn about Guatemala’s cultural heritage and history. The museum houses over 20,000 pieces, including many of the greatest Mayan treasures. Afterward, return to the hotel. This evening attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner 
Overnight: Guatemala City 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday – Copán Ruins
Depart early in the morning for Copán, Honduras. After clearing immigration formalities, arrive at the hotel and check-in. After lunch at the hotel, embark on a tour of the Copán Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, discovered in 1570 by Diego Garcia de Palacio. Copán is considered to be one of the most impressive cities of the ancient Maya Civilization. Be amazed by the huge complex, which flourished from the 5th to 9th centuries AD, and consists of temples and plazas built on multiple levels. Explore the site before returning to your hotel late in the afternoon 
Overnight: Copán 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Monday – Travel to Tikal
This morning after breakfast, depart for your long drive back to Guatemala. After border crossing formalities and immigration, continue your journey. Along the way, stop for lunch on your own. Afterward, resume the drive towards Tikal. Arrive at the hotel in time for dinner 
Overnight: Tikal 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday – Sightseeing Tour of Tikal 
Early this morning, join the optional Bird-watching in Tikal National Park. Don’t miss the opportunity to see some of the more than 300 species of birds among the jungles and awe-inspiring monuments of the ancient Maya. After, return back to the hotel. Morning departure to the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located at the center of the 222-square-mile park. An exhilarating jungle hike leads you through the ruins. Marvel at the impressive structures of this ancient civilization, as you visit sites such as the Twin-Pyramid complex, the Lost World Complex, where the Great Pyramid is located, Temple III, the Palace of the Windows, the Great Plaza, the Pyramid of the Grand Jaguar, the Pyramid of the Masks, and the Palace of the Nobles. Opportunity to climb to the top of Pyramid IV, the highest of the Mayan pyramids, from which you will have a panoramic view of Tikal and its surrounding jungle. After your tour of the ruins of what was once considered the most powerful kingdom of the ancient Maya, enjoy a picnic lunch. Free time to explore the site on your own before returning to your hotel. Along the way, make a short stop at El Remate, known for its wood carving and browse the artisan workshops selling beautiful wooden handicrafts. This evening, participated in the optional Lake Peten Itza Cruise with Dinner. Enjoy dinner as you sail on board a catamaran on Lake Petén Itzá, the second largest lake in Guatemala 
Optional: Bird-watching in Tikal National Park (AM-early wake-up call) 
Optional: Lake Peten Itza Cruise with Dinner 
Overnight: Tikal 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Wednesday – Flight to Guatemala City, Boat Excursion to San Juan La Laguna
Morning departure to Flores for your flight to Guatemala City. Upon arrival, transfer to San Juan La Laguna this morning, an authentic Mayan style town, located on the west shore of Lake Atitlan. Take a tour of the town with its colorful murals depicting aspects of Tz’utujil life and legend. Stop at the main church to admire the stunning interior and intricate stained-glass windows. Later, visit the women’s weaving cooperative, producing beautiful textiles using methods passed down through generations. Free time to browse for souvenirs and explore on your own. Return by boat to Panajachel and spend the balance of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel 
Overnight: Panajachel, (Lake Atitlan) 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday – Market in Chichicastenango, Church of Santo Tomas
Begin the day with a visit to the Chichicastenango Market, one of the largest and most well-known markets in Central America. Hundreds of vendors from the surrounding countryside gather here to sell handicrafts, textiles, candles, food, flowers, and pottery. Spend time browsing the market for unique items that cannot be found elsewhere. Next, head to the 400-hundred year old Church of Santo Tomas, built on a pre-Columbian temple platform, and witness the captivating religious ceremonies that take place right on the steps. Later, continue on to Lake Atitlan, arguably one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Formerly a volcano, water now covers the caldera to create the deepest lake in Central America. The banks of Lake Atitlan are home to many villages in which Mayan culture is still practiced. Explore the site before continuing to your hotel. This afternoon, join the optional Santa Catarina Palopó Village Visit with lunch. Transfer by boat to the village of Santa Catarina Palopó, one of twelve villages located around Lake Atitlan. Its residents are indigenous descendants of the Kaqchikel Maya. After lunch, take a guided tour around the small town to learn more about the traditions of the local people 
Optional: Santa Catarina Palopó Village Visit with lunch (PM) 
Overnight: Panajachel, (Lake Atitlan) 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday – Travel to Antigua Guatemala, Cultural Center La Azotea
Morning departure for Antigua Guatemala. Visit La Azotea cultural center & museum complex, that encompasses a coffee plantation and museums. At the Coffee Museum, learn about the history of coffee, as well as the methods used in producing this world famous export. Proceed to the Casa Ko’jom Mayan Music Museum, where you can view a collection of Mayan musical instruments, paintings and artifacts from pre-Columbian times to the present. Conclude your visit at the Rincon de Sacatepéquez Museum, housing colorful textiles and items related to traditional Guatemalan clothing. Later, transfer to your hotel and after check-in, spend free time for individual discoveries. Perhaps, join the optional Guatemalan Cooking Class with dinner. Take a guided tour of one of Antigua’s uniquely restored colonial era houses. After, a local chef will lead a cooking class and teach you everything you need to know about the culinary heritage and modern traditions of Guatemala. Later, enjoy the food you helped prepare 
Optional: Guatemalan Cooking Class with dinner (PM) 
Overnight: Antigua  
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday – Tour of Antigua Guatemala
This morning, depart for an exciting tour of Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1543 by the Spaniards, today Antigua is a beautiful blend of ruins and restored colonial buildings. Visit Central Plaza, the heart of the city, surrounded by the Palace of the Captains General, and the cathedral. View the church of La Merced with its baroque style façade and continue to the church of San Francisco El Grande. At the conclusion of the tour, there will be time for individual explorations. Tonight, bid adios to your newfound friends and Tour Manager at the Farewell Dinner 
Overnight: Antigua 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday – Depart Guatemala
Today, the tour ends and if you book flight Go West Travel will include a transfer to the Guatemala City airport for your departure flight. 
Meals: Breakfast

Barcelo Guatemala City, Guatemala City

Hotel Clarion Posada Real Copan, Copan

Camino Real, Tikal

Hotel Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Panajachel

Porta Del Lago, Lake Atitlan, Panajachel

Camino Real Antigua, Antigua Guatemala

Optional Tours

Add these on now or book with your guide while on the tour. Prices are per person and twin share bookings do not need to have both people booked together.


Day #5 $77

Bird-watching in Tikal National Park

Early morning departure to journey into Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Guided by an knowledgeable birder, explore the park with an chance to see the flora and fauna of the Mayan Biosphere Reserve in the early hours of the morning. Don’t miss the opportunity to see some of the more than 300 species of birds among the jungles and awe-inspiring monuments of the ancient Maya.

Suggested items to bring: comfortable/sturdy footwear, insect repellent, binoculars, camera.

Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Departure time for this excursion is at approximately 3:45 AM.


Day #5 $77

Lake Petén Itzá Cruise with dinner

Take in the scenery as you set sail on board a catamaran on Lake Petén Itzá, the second largest lake in Guatemala. Admire the wonderful views around Isla de Flores, the capital of Petén. During your cruise, you will have an opportunity to spot wildlife around the lake. Enjoy a dinner aboard, as you sail into the evening. 

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. 

Advance purchase is highly recommended for this tour. Seats are limited.


Day #7 $52

Santa Catarina Palopó Village Visit with lunch

Transfer by boat to the village of Santa Catarina Palopó, one of twelve villages located around Lake Atitlan. The village is home to roughly 6,000 people, most of whom identify as Kaqchikel, one of the indigenous Maya peoples of the midwestern highlands in Guatemala. Though Spanish is widely understood, the most common language spoken in the village is Kaqchikel. After lunch, take a guided tour around the small town to learn more about the traditions of the local people. Taste tortillas and black beans, a typical meal in the village. Then, watch a loom weaving demonstration to see how they create the cloth used to make their colorful garments and dressings.

Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours


DAy #8 $89

Guatemalan Cooking Class with dinner

This evening, savor an experience that best combines the history, culture, and local food of Guatemala. Take a guided tour of one of Antigua’s uniquely restored colonial era houses. Afterwards, a local chef will lead a cooking class inside the historic building and teach you everything you need to know about the culinary heritage and modern traditions of Guatemala. Later, sit down and enjoy the dinner that you helped prepare.

Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours

Entry to Guatemala and Honduras

It is your responsibility to review border requirements for entry into Guatemala and Honduras. Generally, an Australian travelling for tourism, will not require a visa to enter Guatemala and Honduras for this tour.

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