Guatemala: ancient ruins, beautiful landscapes, mayan villages, and…chocolate. Chocolate, really? That’s right chocolate fans; cacao is endemic to Guatemala, and Guatemalans were the first to invent hot chocolate! While chocolate alone is enough reason to visit Guatemala, this vacation offers even more, and Monograms made it easy for you! On this 6-day vacation, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and daily buffet breakfast. Plus, we’ve arranged for you to have a Local Host® in Guatemala City, Antigua, & Lake Atitlán. This is a one-of-a-kind service offered by Monograms to make sure you have someone in each city who can answer your questions, offer suggestions, help you navigate your vacation, and be there for you to make sure your vacation runs smoothly. </BR></BR>When you arrive in Guatemala City, your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and transport you to Antigua, Guatemala’s capital from 1543 to 1776. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for your private sightseeing with a local expert. Antigua is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Americas’ oldest cities. Among other places, we’ll show you the Catedral of San José and the ruins of churches and monasteries. Guatemala is the world’s leading producer of jade, and we’ll take you to a jade factory for a tour. </BR></BR>The next day, we’ve arranged private transportation to Lake Atitlán, a beautiful lake surrounded by twelve Indian villages. On the way, we’ll stop in Chichicastenango to visit the Church of Santo Tomás, where you’ll witness ancient Mayan ceremonies, and the open-air Indian market, where you can barter with the locals for goods and souvenirs. In Lake Atitlán, we’ve arranged a cruise across the lake to visit the Indian village of Santiago Atitlán, where you’ll meet the Tzutuhil people. After your Lake Atitlán adventure, we’ve arranged private transportation back to Guatemala City, where we’ll provide a city tour. </BR> </BR>And did we mention we’ve arranged all your private transportation for you, so you can just sit back and relax as your guide takes you from place to place? Add the time saved and the comfort of knowing you’ll have a local there to assist you throughout your vacation, and you’re a lucky traveler!
Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
Buffet breakfast daily
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included.