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Sales Manual 2014 Discover Guatemala with us! B2C ENGLISH

SERVICIOS TURÍSTICOS

CENTROAMÉRICA S.A.


INTRODUCTION Guatemala is a country rich in natural diversity , landscapes, culture, ethnicity and numerous other resources that make it a very interesting place to visit , know and enjoy in a pleasant and reliable. Below is the 2014 B2B sales manual SERVICIOS TURISTICOS CENTRO AMERICA SA for professionals. This handbook was developed so as to become the tool main efficiently allow the preparation of products for their customers. SERVICIOS TURISTICOS CENTRO AMERICA S.A was founded in 1997 offering Professional tour several segments and innovative destinations through our companies : Adrenalina Tours ( the best known brand in the country) , Walking Guatemala ( specializing in hiking ) , Community Tourism , Meeting Planners Guatemala ( Mice) and Medical Tourism in Guatemala , each with its own specialized logistics . We differ from other actors in the inbound tourism for operating without sub - contracting and ensuring quality control of our services , operating Certified guides and own vehicles besides having offices within the Republic of Guatemala based in Quetzaltenango , Antigua and Panajachel . As our name Servicios Turisticos Centro America S.A. we do not just do Guatemala and we combine our itineraries with Costa Rica , El Salvador , Belize and other countries in the area. As you can see in the manual , there are itineraries really unusual , since Gastronimic Tours until the train route, from the route of Rigoberta Menchu, to the route of the Guipiles. In the area of medical tourism or business tourism ( Mice) we focus on the Quetzaltenango area and that has been a great development in recent years. In the 2014 B2B sales manual can find alternative ways to travel as collective shuttles , tours of ½ day / 1 day or multiple days also proposed honeymoon, educational tourism , not to mention what it does to Guatemala what it is: The contact with people through community tourism . We look forward to working with you in the coming years , we are convinced different option guarantee unforgettable experiences for its customers

Atte . Patrick Vercoutere Founder / General Manager

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CONTENTS I. Group Itineraries Pag.05 1.1. The train route 18.01.2014 (RUTR) Pag.07 1.2. The route of the Huipiles 15.02.2014 ( RUHU) Pag.09 1.3. The route gastronomic Guatemala 17.03.2014 ( RUGG) Pag.11 1.4. The pilgrim route > Semana Santa en Guatemala 13.04.2014 (RUPE) Pag.15 1.5. Rigoberta Menchu ‘s ​​ route 19.05.2014 ( RURM) Pag.17 1.6. The photographic route > Phototour Guatemala 16.06.2014 (RUFO) Pag.19 1.7. The route of the volcanoes 24.11.2013 (RUVO) Pag.21 1.8. The Unesco World Heritage Tour Guatemala 18.09.2014 (RUUW) Pag.23 II. Individual itineraries Pag.23 2.1. Best of Guatemala Pag.25 2.2. Green Guatemala Pag.28 2.3. Mayan Cosmovision Pag.31 III. Hotel reservation service Guatemala - Belice - Honduras – El Salvador – México Pag.37 IV. Tourist transport Pag.44 4.1. Vehicles available Pag.45 4.2. Private Services Pag.47 4.3. Shared Services Pag.48 4.4. From the capital city Pag.48 4.5. From Antigua Pag.48 4.6. From Panajachel Pag.48 4.7. From Quetzaltenango Pag.48 4.8. From Copán Pag.48 4.9. From Cobán Pag.48 4.10. From Flores Pag.48 4.11. From San Cristóbal de Las Casas Pag.48 4.12. Other lines of Transportation Pag.49 V. Hiking Pag.50 5.1. The five most attractive volcanoes in Guatemala Pag.51 5.2. The three most interesting expeditions in Guatemala Pag.53 VI. Tours Pag.56 6.1. 1/2 day Tours Pag.57 6.2. 1 day Tours Pag.62 6.3. Tours Several days Pag.63 VII. Specialized tourism Pag.66 7.1. Educational Tourism Pag.67 7.2. Honeymoon Tourism Pag.69 7.3. Religious Tourism Pag.71 7.4. Community Tourism Pag.73 7.5. Meetings Tourism Pag.74 7.6. Sports Tourism Pag.75 VIII. References Pag.76 7.1. Memberships and Certifications Pag.76 7.2. Our Social Responsibility Pag.77 IX. Contact Pag.78 X. Bank Accounts Pag.78

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GROUP TOURS Regular departures

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INDIVIDUAL TOURS


GROUP TOURS Regular departures

NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala SALIDAS REGULARES min 6 participantes , publico internacional , Ingles/Espanol/ Precios al publico (*)

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Saturday January 18th 2014: the train route (RUTR)

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Saturday February 15th, 2014: The Huipiles’ route (**) (RUHU)

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Like a silent witness, follow the steps of the old rail lines and see the colours of Guatemala. 10 days/09 nights- USD $1,750 per person (Trek/ Adventure/ History/ Educational Tourism/ Specialized Tourism)

Indigenous culture, traditions and dress 10 days/ 09 nights – USD $1,1737 per persons (Rural Tourism/ Community Tourism/ Solidarity Tourism / Specialized Tourism)

Sunday March 16th 2014: The Guatemala gastronomic route (RUGG) An exploration of local and indigenous Guatemalan cuisine. 15 days/14 nights – USD $2,487 in Plan B (Gastronomic Tourism/ Community Tourism)

Sunday April 13th 2014: the Pilgrim’s Route > Holy week in Antigua, Huehuetenango, and Esquipulas (RUPE)

Celebrating the Catholic faith, which has played a central role in Guatemalan culture and life since colonial times. 09 days/08 nights – USD $ 1,612 per person (Religious Tourism/ Traditions and Customs/ Pilgrimages)

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Monday May 19th 2014: Rigoberta Menchu’s route (RURM)

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Monday June 16th 2014: The Photographic route > Guatemalan photo tour (RUFO)

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Lunes 24 de Noviembre de 2014: La ruta de los volcanes > Conquistando las cumbres de Guatemala (RUVO)

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Menchú won the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize and 1998 Prince of Asturias Award for her lifelong work publicizing the plight of Guatemala’s indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996). This route covers the places detailed in her autobiographical work, “Crossing Borders”. 10 day and 9 nights – USD $1,937 per person (Historic and Political Tourism/ Community Tourism/ Solidarity Tourism/ Rural Tourism)

A short but spectacular walk to Guatemala City encompassing Guatemalan architecture (Hispanic and pre-colonial), nature, culture, people and traditions. Especially designed for lovers of photography. 09 days/08 nights – USD $ 3,500 per person, (Photographic Tourism, “Off the Beaten Track” Tourism (areas not usually visited by tourists), Specialized Tourism)

Crossing the country from west to east, following the Sierra Madre mountain chain. 09 days/08 nights – USD $2,175 per person (Adventure Tourism, Eco-Tourism, Extreme Sport, Community Tourism)

Thursday September 18th 2014: Unesco World Heritage Trail (RUUW)

Follow a trail which takes you to the heart of Guatemala, the cultural and physical elements that demonstrate both the heritage and the humanity of the country and which inspire this remarkable guided trip. We will visit Antigua city, Tikal National Park. Arquaologic Park and the ruins of Quirigua. We will also experience the Rabinal Achj, the traditional Mayan play which was once called the trumpet dance! 07 days/06 night – USD $2,750 per person (Adventure Tourism, Historic, archeology, Specialized)


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THE TRAIN ROUTE (RUTR) Saturday January 18th 2014:

Like a silent witness, follow the steps of the old rail lines and see the colours of Guatemala. 10 days/09 nights- USD $1,750 per person (Trek/ Adventure/ History/ Educational Tourism/ Specialized Tourism)

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an the year of 1884 and the wind blow in Guatemala with breaths liberals and the progress. With slow step, Guatemala modernizes, sharing with the civilized world of the inventions more outstanding of the new century mercantilist: The electricity, the telephone, the telegraph and the train. During his term of office, President Justo Rufino Barrios focused on the construction of roads and railways. He believed these new “steel horses” would be essential to the transportation and sale of

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Guatemala’s coffee beans, and thus to the economic prosperity of the country. We believe this trip offers you a rare and exceptional adventure as by following the rail routes you will cover areas never usually seen by tourists and experience all the surprises that Guatemala has to offer. So do something different with your holiday; let the railways take you from West to East and to adventures unknown.


ITINERARY Day 1, (Saturday) January 2014 Arrive at Guatemala City. If you arrive in the morning we will have time to visit the Museum of the Rail in Zone 1 of the capital, which is open until 16:00 ,Tuesday-Sunday. If you are spending the night in the city, we recommend Hotel Posada Belen. Day 2 (Sunday) January 2014 We will travel to to Quetzaltenango City, in the West of Guatemala. On the way we will stop in the indigenous town of Chichicastenango to visit it’s enormous and colourful market. Be on the lookout for traditional Mayan textiles as this is one of the best places in the world to buy them. In the evening we will explore Quetzaltenango in on the “Tranvia de los Altos” (the beautiful tour bus pictured) with a certified local guide . We will then stay overnight in Hotel Modelo. Day 3 (Monday) January 20th, 2014 Morning visit to Quetzaltenango’s rail museum with historian and certified guide, Augusto Ajca. Afterwards, we will visit the hot spings in the small town of Zunil, the most well known of which is Fuentes Georginas. In the afternoon we depart for the south coast, following what was the Los Altos route to Retalhuleu city where we will visit Santa Cruz Mulua station. We will stay overnight Retalhuleu , in Hotel Santa Maria, . Day 4 (Tuesday) January 21th, 2014 Today we will explore towns, farms, train stations on a 3 hour walk between Retalhuleu, Cuyotenango, and Mazatenango. Our specialised guide will be an ex railway worker and we will take the time to explore the rails on Mazatenango before returning to Retalhuleu. Day 5 (Wednesday) January 22th, 2014 Car journey to Tecun Uman followed by a combined car and walking journey to El Asintal, where we will visit the Takalik Abaj archeological site. We will then spend the night in Takalik Mayan Lodge, which is situated on a local coffee planatation. Day 6 (Thursday) January 23th, 2014 Tour of the coffee plantation followed by a morning departure to Guatemala City. On the way we will visit several different train stations in the towns of Cocales, Rio Bravo, Escuintla, Palin, Amatitlan and Villa Canales “Moran”.

Fuentes Georginas

Day 7 (Friday) January 24th, 2014 The morning starts with a visit to any train stations in Guatemala City we haven’t already seen and ends with a visit to the city’s Rail Museum. In the afternoon we will travel to the department of El Progreso. There we will visit some colonial churches which represent great example o renaissance and baroque architecture, as well as the Guaytan archeological site. We will then follow trail of the railways, walking some 3 hours until arriving at Zacapa, where we will visit the train station and rail museum. We will spend the night in Zacapa, in Hotel De Leon (Basic). Day 8 (Saturday) January 25th, 2014 We will visit Zacapa’s Rail Museum and then follow the rail tracks urom Gualan to Quirigua, from where we will be driven to Rio Dulce. That night we will stay in Hotel Tijax.

Takalik Abaj

Day 9 (Sunday) January 26th, 2014 We will travel to Tikal National Park; an ancient and large city once at the very heart of Mayan civilization. An experienced will show you around The park, pointing out the rich wildlife (including the very noisy Howler Monkeys) and incredible buildings. We will spend the night in Tikal at Hotel Tikal Inn and enjoy some well deserved relaxation time. Day 10 (Monday) January 27th, 2014 The trip finally comes to an end. Departure from Tikal; domestic flight to Guatemala City and international flight for the evening.

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THE HUIPILES’ ROUTE (RUHU) Saturday February 15th, 2014:

Indigenous culture, traditions and dress 10 days/ 09 nights – USD $1,737 per persons (Rural Tourism/ Community Tourism/ Solidarity Tourism / Specialized Tourism)

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his trip is dedicated to the rich textiles of Guatemala, a national treasure which helps to conserve the Mayan culture.

Traditions, art and symbology all complement each other in one of the world’s most extraordinary shows of cultural. Originating in pre-colonial times, Guatemalan dress has been enriched by new techniques, designs and materials brought from Europe by the Spanish people. Showing the entire rich diversity of Guatemala’s indigenous textiles in one trip is very difficult. During this tour we will present to you a flavour of

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local dress and the cultural heritage behind it, as well as taking in some of the other cultural and natural attractions which make Guatemala such a popular and unique tourist destination. We will take you an extraordinary journey with a certified guide passionate about the topic of textiles. Often abandoning the sites and locations of mass tourism, you will be transported to the Mayan world through the beautiful clothing of Guatemala; for here traditional clothing acts as a transfer of knowledge from generation to generation within the indigenous communities in Guatemala.


ITINERARY Day 1 (Saturday) February 15th, 2014

Arrive in Guatemala City. If you arrive in the early morning we will have time to visit the Ixchel Museum of indigenous cloth in the capital, which is open until 1pm on Saturday. We will spend the night in the capital city, at Hotel Posada Belen.

Day 2 (Sunday) 16th February, 2014

Departure to Quetzaltenango City, in the west of Guatemala. On the way we will visit the famous market town of Chichicastenango, known for it’s colour, size and authentic Mayan textiles. In the evening we will explore the city in the “Tranvia de los Altos” (High Tram) with a certified guide specialized in this tour. We will stay the night in Hotel Modelo. Talk from trained guide on indigenous Guatemalan pre-hispanic and colonial garments.

Day 3 (Monday) February 17th, 2014

In the morning we will visit the Ixkik Museum, which is dedicated to all aspects of traditional Mayan weaving and contains displays of local clothing and historic outfits originating from the country’s numerous different indigenous communities. We will be guided by the museum STAFF, who will introduce us to the art of weaving and the various forms of Guatemalan handicraft. Avoiding the stereotypes that devalue the use of Mayan dress, they will explain the different ideologies, culture and individual influences that shape Mayan dress. In the afternoon we will visit the towns of Almolonga and Zunil as well as the Fuentas Georginas hot springs in the mountains, which are fed by water coming from the volcanoes. We will spend the night in Hotel Model.

Day 4 (Tuesday) February 19th, 2014

We will visit the Yabal Handicraft Project and then the town of Momostenango where the local coupe Thelma and Louis (no relation!) will help us to understand the process of development for the famous regional “ponchos”. Lunch will be taken in the community with the families. After we will visit the local indegenous towns of San Cristobal Totonicapán, Salcajá and San Andres Xecul. We will stay overnight in Hotel Modelo. Talk from trained guide on the border in Guatemala.

Day 5 (Wednesday) February 20th, 2014

In most areas of Guatemala few men still wear traditional clothes, but the men of San Martin Chile Verde is a refreshing exception. In their land you can find the Chicabal Volcano, which is accessible with only small effort. Today we will walk through the town and enjoy the nature all around us.

Day 6 (Thursday) February 20th, 2014

Today we will take part in a classic Guatemalan circuit: visiting Chichicastenango market; stopping at Pacutama where local women will teach us their weaving techniques; and arriving in the afternoon to the town of Panajachel, which lies beside the beautiful Lake Atitlan, where we will stay the night in Hotel Jardines del Lago.

Day 7 (Friday) February 21th, 2014

Chicabal Lagoon

We will spend the day touring the many indigenous towns around Lake Atitlan by boat. Our longest stop will be to San Juan la Laguna, where we will have lunch and investigate the local needle work and cloth dyeing techniques. We will stay the night in hotel Jardines del Lago. Belonging to the ethnic Maya Zutujil (Flower of the cornfield), is characteristic of San Juan La Laguna is the armory in the woman and men accomplished to make the paint and use the colors, the principal reference for all the people want to visited this community.

Day 8 (Saturday) February 22th , 2014

We will leave the lake for the colonial city of Antigua, arriving at noon. On the way we will visit the AJ QUEN conference center where we will be given a talk on the importance of international cooperation for Guatemala and the obstacles that are often found towards this cooperation. We will stay the night in Hotel Posada La Merced.

Day 9 (Sunday) February 23, 2014

On Sunday morning you will have the option to visit the active Pacaya Volcano (a moderately difficult climb), the Museum of the Needle in Antigua, or the coffee farm and Azotea Museum in nearby Jocotenango. The evening is free time with an optional flight to Flores (Tikal). We will stay again in Hotel Posada La Merced.

Day 10 (Monday) February 24th 2014

We will travel to La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City for an international flight. If you did not visit the Ixchel Museum of indigenous cloth on your first day then you will have the opportunity today.

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THE GUATEMALA GASTRONOMIC ROUTE (RUGG) Sunday March 16th 2014:

An exploration of local and indigenous Guatemalan cuisine. 15 days/14 nights – USD $2487 in Plan B (Gastronomic Tourism/ Community Tourism)

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his is a journey that takes place around Guatemala based meals, both pre-Hispanic and colonial.

On this trip you can visit famous tourist sites such as Antigua Guatemala and Tikal National Park,

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Semuc Champey, Lago Atitlan, among others. In addition, you can learn and taste the great and varied cuisine Guatemalan, which has unique and exquisite dishes.


ITINERARY Day 1 (Monday or Thursday)

Arrive at La Aurora airport in Guatemala City and travel to to the Antigua city. Renowned for its well perserved colonial architecture and beautiful (but often ruined) churches, Antigua was named a world heritage site by Unesco in 1979. Welcome diner in restaurant la fonda de la Calle Real, tasting a delicious asado de lomito, a typical style with delicious chirmol (a tomato based salsa).

Hotel options

Plan A) Hotel Palacio de Doña Leonor. Plan B) Hotel Las Farolas. Plan C) Hotel Posada La Merced.

Chirmol

Day 2 WALKING CULTURAL IN ANTIGUA GUATEMALA & TOUR OF THE SURROUNDING AREA We will take a morning walk though Antigua, learning the history, culture and layout of this colonial city, and visiting the Cathedral and the main square, with it’s cheeky fountain. From the second floor of City Hall you can take in a beautiful view of the main squares and the spectacular nearby Agua Volcano. We will see Capuchin cloister, a great example of colonial architecture. We will visit the Church of San Francisco El Grande, one of the best preserved churches of Antigua and the resting place of the first Saint of Central America, Brother Peter. We will then walk to the beautiful baroque church of Our Lady of Mercy. The tour ends in a jade factory where you can see how the Mayans worked jade in the past and how this compares to modern techniques (running time: 3 hours), then lunch in this town tasting the typical dish of the city: Chicha Gallo. In the afternoon we will visit the towns surrounding Antigua.

Gallo en Chicha

Our first stop will be in San Juan del Obispo, where we visit the monastery of the first bishop of Guatemala, Francisco Marroquin. Afterwards, we will visit a coffee plantation. Here you can see the whole process of coffee bean, from collection to shipment. In “Old Town” we will explain the sad history of this city, which was the second city founded by the Spanish in Guatemala. Later we will visit an organic macadamia farm where we will learn about the many medical benefits of the macadamia nut. Finally, we will visit the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes to visit the local cooperative market. We will spend the night in the same hotel as we did the night before.

Day 3 ANTIGUA-IXIMCHE-CHICHICASTENANGO Morning departure to Iximche, a small archaeological site of an ancient preHispanic Mayan city located an hour and a half away, in the department of Chimaltenango on the road to the west. At noon, after visiting this site, we will sample a delicious lunch at one of the typical Tecpan diners sprawl over the road. We will then continue our journey to the city of Chichicastenango in the department of Quiche, famous for its market which is considered one of the most colorful and impressive in Central America.

Pepian Negro

Accomodate in Chichicastenango Plan a) Hotel Santo Tomas. Plan b) Hotel Maya Inn. Plan c) Hotel El Arco.

Day 4 Morning tour of the colorful market where you can buy typical objects from the simple to the very valuable; for example, traditional paintings and jade jewelry. At noon, lunch, tasting one of the typical local dishes, such as Boxbol or Chojín In the evening we will head to Panajachel, a bigger town by the side of lake Atitlan.

Accomodation in Panajachel.

Plan a) Hotel Atitlán Plan b) Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo. Plan c) Hotel Utz Jay.

Chojin Museo Ixil

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Day 5: TOUR OF LAKE ATITLAN Morning boat tour around Lake Atitlan, visiting four of the most colorful towns around the lake. At noon we will lunch, tasting Skate and Iguaxte, typical dishes of Solola department. In the evening we will travel to Quetzaltenango city (known to locals as Xela), the second city of Guatemala due to its size and historical importance. Xela is a fantastic mix of old and new architecture from the last of century, and is known as the cradle of modern Guatemalan culture, as many great Guatemalan artists have been from here.

Accomodation in Quetzaltenango

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Plan a) Pensión Bonifaz. Plan b) Hotel Modelo. Plan c) Hotel Villa de Don Andrés

Day 6 TOUR OF INDIGENOUS TOWNS & COLONIAL CHURCHES The tour starts with a visit to the Copavic Glass Blowing Factory in Cantel, where you can see hand-blown glass being shaped and made. Afterwards we will visit the indigenous cemetary in Zunil, the Santa Ana weaving cooperative, the local colonial church and the San Simon Mayan shrine. Then it’s time to relax a bit (1½ hours) at the Georginas sources natural volcanic hot springs, taking a hot water bath but surrounded by the beautiful cloud forest. We end our tour with a visit to Almolonga, one of the most productive agricultural villages in Guatemala and Central America, renowned for it’s rich land, giant vegetables and evangelical Christian community. We will lunch on a typical dish from this region called Quichón.

Caldo de Frutas

In the afternoon we continue to San Andres Xecul whose yellow church is probably the most famous in Central America! We will also visit a place where you can see how the materials used in the preperation of local fabrics are painted. Together with a small chapel that is really interesting to see, we will visit a Mayan altar and then to San Simon (an importanr local Mayan saint). In Totonicapan, we will visit the church located next to the “Monastery” where indigenous women wash their clothes, standing with their feet in the water as fish swim between them. We end our tour in Salcajá, where we will visit a family that makes “fruit broth”, a local fermented drink. In the afternoon we will visit a very old chocolate factory, tasting its famous hot chocolate. In the evening, we dine on the famous paches (tamales) potatoes.

Accomodation

In the same hotel as the night before

Day 7 “Departure in the morning for Huehuetenango, a town in western country, where along the way you will visit the ruins of another city Zaculeu pre Hispanic Mayan and lunch will be tasting the Chicken Jocom, saucer typical of this region, then in the afternoon to the Cuchumatan (one of the highest mountains in the country - suggest: the highest mountain in Central America - and then back to Huehuetenango. Accommodation in Huehuetenango Plan) Hotel Ruinas Resort Plan b) the Cuchumatan Hotel Plan c) Hotel Casa Blanca

Kaq’ik

There is also the option to travel to one hour of the Cuchumatan to the farm The Blue Unicorn (recommend: .... travel to the top of the Cuchumatan towards Blue Unicorn Inn Bed, about an hour from the city of Huehuetenango). Which is located in a valley called Chancol, over 3,000 meters above sea level. Where can spend a very quiet night, and the next day to take a ride morning on horseback. “

Day 8 Morning drive to Coban, through towns like Aguacatan, where they grow lots of onion and garlic, and Sacapulas, where you can sample some delicious sweets. Then Uspantán, Chicamán and San Cristobal Verapaz, where we will enjoy Sacquic, a typical local dish. After lunch we will continue our journey to Coban.

Accomodation in Coban Plan a) en Park Hotel Plan b) Hotel La Posada Plan c) Hotel Casa Duranta

Empanadas

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Full day tour of Semuc Champey. Meaning “where the river is hiding in the mountains”, this is a very mighty river but in this place is largely hidden beneath the rocks. The small surface flow feeds a host of extraudinary beautiful and colourful pools where you can swim with the local fis. For lunch we will try Kaq’ik, a spicey turkey stew, and drink Boj, a fermented sugar-cane drink. In the afternoon we will travel the short distance to Lanquin, a local town surrounded by a rich complex of caves.

Accommodation is the same hotel as the night before. Day 10 Travel to Flores in the morning with one stop for lunch, tasting the empanadas of xiquinche.

Accommodation in Isla de Flores (The Isle of Flowers). Plan a) Hotel Villa Maya Plan b) Hotel Casona de la Isla Plan c) Hotel Villa del Lago

Tapado

Day 11 In the morning we will depart from Flores to Tikal. Starting the tour in Tikal we will learn the incredible history of the Mayan world. This is one of the most impressive and important Mayan cities, with the emblematic 45 meter high temple “El Gran Jaguar”. Tikal National Park is located in the middle of the rainforest and was the first archaeological site to be declared Natural and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Accommodation is in the same hotel as the night before.

Tour of Tikal and lunch eating Frijoles negros (black beans) with ribs and Atol de Ixpasa, a drink made from fermented black corn.

Day 12 Morning departure to Rio Dulce. Approximately half a day to take a boat to Livingston, crossing the Rio Dulce (Sweet River) and passing the beautiful Bird Island on the way. Walking along the river is an unforgettable experience, since the water is usually very calm and allows one to better appreciate the goodness of nature reflected in the number of aquatic and terrestrial life that surrounds it. In Livingston we will taste a delicious Caribbean dish, “Tapado”.

Beans and rice

Accomodation in Livingston Plan a) Villa Caribe Plan b) Hotel Gil Resort Plan c) Hotel Casa Rosada

Day 13 Tour of Playa Blanca and the 7 Altars. Livingston combines pristine Caribbean beaches, palm trees, lush vegetation, white sand and forests! Lunch will be rice & beans.

Accomadation is in the same hotel as the night before. Day 14 In the morning, take a boat to Rio Dulce, then transport to Zacapa, about 2 hours away, and will be eating lunch in Chicharron with Yuca, Quesadilla and Ron Zacapa Centenario (see inset below). In the afternoon we will visit the museum of Estanzuela and then departure to Copan in Honduras.

Mondongo

Accommodation in Copan

Plan a) Hotel Marina Copan Plan a & b) Hotel Plaza Copan

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In the morning we will visit the archaeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization called Copan. After lunch, we will taste a typical dish of this country and region, the famous Honduran tripe. In the afternoon we will depart to Guatemala City where the tour ends and you can fly back home. With each of these meals you can choose from a wide variety of typical desserts to accompany your main dish.

Includes: Private land transportation to all sites, water transport by bus, chosen hotel tours, entrance fees and meals as mentioned. Not included: Additional food and drinks , personals expenditure and tips. The recipe for all the meals you try on the trip will be given to you!

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THE PILGRIM’S ROUTE (RUPP) Sunday April 13th 2014

Celebrating the Catholic faith, which has played a central role in Guatemalan culture and life since colonial times. 09 days/08 nights – USD $ 1612 per person (Religious Tourism/ Traditions and Customs/ Pilgrimages)

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ew countries in Latin America have so jealously guarded the colonial tradition of Holy Week as Guatemala, which has made these celebrations one of the deepest expressions of their individual culture, as demonstrated by the records left by the country’s greatest artists in paintings, poetry, books and music.

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The mystical and profane are both embodied in a celebration where death is worshiped alonside life; in which mourning and contrition through faith combine with artistic creation, Guatemalan imagery, joy and feasting.


ITINERARY Day 1 (Sunday) April 13th, 2014 Arrive in Guatemala City on Sunday of Ramos (the start of Holy Week). Transport from La Aurora international airport to Antigua. Accommodation in Hotel Las Farolas or similar. Important note: The first procession was in Santiago de los Caballeros City (Antigua Guatemala) on March 10, 1543. Day 2 (Monday) April 14th, 2014 Cultural tour of Antigua city with an expert guide. Emphasis on the meaning of Easter in Guatemala. In the afternoon we will go to Huehuetenango, on the way visiting the home of ethnic Cachiquel, Iximché; a real meeting of two cultures. We will stay in Hotel Ruinas Zaculeu (for 2 nights). Day 3 (Tuesday) April 15th, 2014 HOLY TUESDAY In the morning we will visit several villages around Huehuetenango; Chiantla, Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Chancol. At 21:00 hours we cam observe the Procession of Silence. The marchers carry on their shoulders the image of “Jesus of Column” (one of the best images carved and oldest preserved in the cathedral). This procession is characterized by its solemnity so it is important to maintain silence throughout. In ancient times only men could attend the procession with the goal of achieving total silence. In modern times, however, we know that men talk just as much as women, and listen significantly less! Day 4 (Wednesday) April 16th, 2014 We will return to Antigua, visiting the most beautiful lake in the world, Lake Atitlan. We will boat to the village of Santiago Atitlan and stay in Hotel Streetlights or similar for four nights.

Lake Atitlan

Day 5 (Thursday) April 17th, 2014 Free day in Antigua. You have the options, if you wish, of helping to build a carpet, visiting the San Cristobal procession or the procession from the church of San Francisco, or observing the ceremony of the washing (La Merced church). Day 6 (Friday) April 18th, 2014 Free day in Antigua. Today is Holy Friday, the most important day of the whole Holy Week, with processions running all day and into the night.

Church la Merced

Day 7 (Saturday) April 19, 2014 Day free in Antigua. You may hike up the active volcano Pacaya, visit a nearby coffee farmor simply relax! Day 8 (Sunday) April 20th, 2014 Departure to the capital of the Catholic faith in Central America, Esquipulas. To top off the celebration of Holy Week, the pinnacle of Catholic celebrations, we will visit the Church of Black Christ. Day 9 (Monday) April 21th, 2014 Transfer from the hotel to the International airport La Aurora where international flights are available.

Cristo negro de Esquipulas

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RIGOBERTA MENCHU’S ROUTE (RURM) Monday May 19th 2014:

Menchú won the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize and 1998 Prince of Asturias Award for her lifelong work publicizing the plight of Guatemala’s indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996). This route covers the places detailed in her autobiographical work, “Crossing Borders”. 10 day and 9 nights – USD $1,937 per person (Historic and Political Tourism/ Community Tourism/ Solidarity Tourism/ Rural Tourism)

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Before taking this trip you need to read the books (or translations of the books) Me llamo Rigoberta Menchu “, “Así me nació la conciencia “y “la nieta de los Mayas “. Rigoberta Menchú Tum is an indigenous Maya-Quiche of Guatemala where there are twenty different ethnic groups. She lives with her parents in Chimel, a small village in northern Altiplano. Her father Vicente Menchú and her mother are the community leaders. They have many sons and daughters, and they all work in different coffee farms in the department of Quiché. The community in which the live is a very supportive world in which everyone works for the common good. In this community, children at birth belong to the whole world and not only to their parents, and so the whole community participates in childrens’ education; an education based on compliance with the laws of nature as a whole, the power and importance of the sun, and the cultivation of corn, which remains their staple food despite the dreadful treatment they have to endure on the part of the landlords and their subjects. Rigoberta is her parents’ sixth child and from childhood has had to work on a coffee farm with her siblings to help support the her family, who were always threatened by hunger (Chapter I). So, Rigoberta grew up in a universe dominated by hunger that kills many indigenous newborns, including her younger brother Nicholas. She saw the damaging influence of alcohol on her father, and the effects of labour exploitation forcing her family to constantly move between the highlands and the farms where they worked. By eight years old (cap.VI) Rigoberta was working for the church in a paid position (as a catechist) and by twelve years old she and by twelve she was being prepared for womanhood and the related customs of her people. She helps her mother who teachers her everything she needs to know about how to behave as an indian woman. Meanwhile, the situation for indigenous people goes from bad to worse, forcing the Menchú family to fight for the interests of the whole community. After a severe military repression resulting from the indigenous Quiche people protesting the dispossession of their lands, Rigoberta enlists in the CUC (Peasant Unity Committee) and decides to learn Castilian (Spanish) to overcome the language barrier that makes it difficult for her people to work with other indigenous tribes and that hinders their relationships with Ladinos and government authorities. To continue their struggle, the members of the family must often be seperated, and Rigoberta repeatedly suffers the absence of her father. However, she understands very well the wisdom of this situation, since she also has to visit different peoples of the region to explain the need for the indigenous people to fight together against oppression. On these trips Rigoberta gets to know better the Ladino people, who she discoveres are as marginalized as the indians, but are also corrupted by the political system. When the family’s work takes them to the city (Chapter VI), Rigoberta finds urban life to be monstrous. As a result of her activities Rigoberta is labelled as a subversive and her family know much misfortune. First, her father is jailed for more than a year, freed, and jailed again. After this he has to spend the rest of his life in hiding, until his murder in January of 1979, in the occupation and burning of the Spanish embassy in Guatemala City by indigenous people and their allies (Chapter XVI-XXIV) Then, her brother was alive (Chapter XXIII) and her mother raped, tortured and killed (Chapter XXVI). Since then, there was no way for Rigoberta to live her life but to fight. With the indigenous peoples increasingly threatened and persecuted by the government and the army, Rigoberta decided to train her people to defend themselves against attacks (Chapter XVII) often using rudimentary weapons inspired by the more violent parts of the Bible! While repression hardened, Rigoberta strengthened her fight with the help of other groups of indigenous people and their allies. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Rigoberta Menchu’s route takes us from Laj Chimil, to the capital city, to the farms of the south coast. The program is delivered only upon direct communication with our General Manager who has a specific agreement with the Nobel Peace Prize.

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THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ROUTE (RULP) Monday June 16th 2014

A short but spectacular walk to Guatemala City encompassing Guatemalan architecture (Hispanic and pre-colonial), nature, culture, people and traditions. Especially designed for lovers of photography. 09 days/08 nights – USD $ 3500 per person (Photographic Tourism, “Off the Beaten Track” Tourism (areas not usually visited by tourists), Specialized

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days focused on providing a brief overview of the history of Guatemala through its architecture, nature, culture, people and traditions.

This itinerary is designed to put you in close contact with the roots of Mayan culture and its survival, as well as showing you the many different cultures that have influenced and shaped Guatemala.

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To make the most of your time you will be starting in the colonial city of Antigua and will finish at the ancient Mayan city of Tikal. On the way between them you will see natural wonders, ancient traditions and authentic villages full of color and warmth.


ITINERARY Day 1 Monday June 16th, 2014

Arrival at La Aurora international airport in Guatemala city and transfer to Antigua city. Depending on the time of your arrival to Guatemala, it is possible to add activities onto this day either in Guatemala city or Antigua city. Overnight at Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua. Night walk along the cobblestone streets of this wonderful colonial city full of history, art and culture. This is only a foretaste of what is going to go the next day: Dinner in the restaurant in the Calle Real - included

Day 2 Tuesday June 17th, 2014

07:00-9:00 Breakfast in hotel - included 09:00-14:00 guided walk through the city with a historian 14:00-16:00 a typical Guatamala lunch 16:00-19:00 evening in the ruins, We will visit the ruins of the stunning La Merced church, Capuchinas or San José el viejo to see the sunset and the spectacular moment when the sun hits the right angle and the entire church is lit up! 19:00-23:00 Nights AT “Volcán de Fuego” We will travel from the ruins to Volcano of Fire near Alotenango to see this mountain live and in living color, taking advantage of it’s spectacular lava flows. Includes dinner-box

Day 3 Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Church la Merced

Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Antigua/Panajachel in private transportation. Some stops along the way; for example, at San Andres Iztapa to take photographs of the exotic cult of Maximón (a mixture of ancient Mayan religious practices and Catholicism), the historical murals of San Juan Comalapa, or to Iximche (a precolumbian archeological site). Accommodation that night is in Hotel Atitlan in Panajachel. Lunch in Sunset Café included, Private boat tour to the towns San Juan La Laguna and Santiago Atitlan.

Day 4 Thursday June 19, 2014 (market day in Chichicastenango)

5:00 to 8:00 Transfer from Santiago Atitlan / Panajachel by large boat, with breakfast served mid-lake! 8:00 to 10:00 Transfer from Panajachel / Chichicastenango 10:00 to 15:00 Walk through the market with an hour break for lunch at a local restaurant 5:00 to 18:00 Sunset at Campana a’baj watching a traditional Mayan ceremony 18:00 to 22:00 Transfer from Chichicastenango / Huehuetenango + DINNER at a local restaurant on the way Accommodation in Hotel Ruins Zaculeu

Day 5 Friday June 20th, 2014

04:00-06:00 Transfer to Todos Santos Cuchumatan with breakfast-box 06:00-17:00 Complete the day in Todos Santos Cuchumatan, walking around with a local guide 17:00-20:00 Transfer from Todos Santos to Xela 20:00 Accomodation in Hotel Modelo in Xela

Day 6 Saturday June 21th, 2014

Tour of Indigenous towns & colonial churches; *Almolonga, Zunil, Salcaja, San Cristonal, San Andres Xecul and and Momostenango (with Mayan ceremonies in Momostenango). Complete Day, include lunch in local restaurant. Hotel Modelo

Day 7 Domingo, June 2nd, 2014

Transfer Hotel/Airdrome Xela, Flight Xela/Peten to the capital (Guatemala city) Transfer to the Airport Mundo Maya/National Park Tikal Free Time in Hotel (Tiakl Inn) to take rest 16:00-19:00 walking guide for the park through the night 19:00 dinner in Plaza Central 19:00-22:00 time to take pictures of the natura and the stars inside the park (dinner included) 22:00 Walk back to the Hotel

Day 8 Monday June 23th, 2014

Transfer Hotel/Airport Mundo Maya Flight Petén/Guatemala Transfer from Airport to Hotel (Camino Real) Talk Photo Library (History of Art and Contemporary Guatemalan Photography ) Evening FREE

Day 9 Tuesday June 24th, 2014 Transfer to the Hotel/Airport

Included: Hotel: double room with breakfast for 8 nights Food indicated in the itinerary including some dinners and lunches (lunch boxes) All the tours and activities indicate in the itinerary … with local guide All terrestrial transportation (private) in luxury cars with guides / drivers for the company tour operator, Domestic Flight from Quetzaltenango to Petén in private/domestic Flight Petén to Guatemala with TAG or TACA Bilingual Guide – Professional Photographer

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THE VOLCANO ROUTE (RUVO) Monday November 24th 2014:

Crossing the country from west to east, following the Sierra Madre mountain chain. 09 days/08 nights – USD $1,800 per person (Adventure Tourism, Eco-Tourism, Extreme Sport, Community Tourism)

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uatemala is a country of many peculiarities is that one is very close to the Cocos tectonic plates so the fact that this small country’s many volcanoes there are no surprises. This itinerary is for nature lovers who enjoy the adventure of climbing these giants. Guatemala provides many options from volcanoes with high difficulty as the Santa Maria volcano with a height of 3,772 m or relatively easy

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to climb volcanoes like Tajamulco volcano with a height of 4,220 meters being the highest in Central America. A detail is the contrast between the volcanoes Pacaya Volcano is an active volcano that you can visit and where you can see lava and its counterpart the volcano crater Chicabal in which there is a gap considered sacred by villagers. Do not miss the opportunity to surprise with these wonderful views of the power of nature.


ITINERARY Day 1. Antigua Guatemala

Private transfer from the La Aurora international airport to Antigua Guatemala. Before leaving Guatemala City we can make a City Tour where you can visit the historic centre and other interesting places. Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Antigua. / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas. / Plan C: Posada La Merced.

Day 2. Vulcano Pacaya:

6am hike up Pacaya, the most popular volcano in Guatemala (2,500 meters above sea level). The hike is not difficult and if the volcano has been recently active we may have the opportunity to see the lava at it’s peak. Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Antigua. / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas. / Plan C: Posada La Merced.

Day 3. Volcano of Acatenango:

4am hike up Acatenango, a higher and more challenging volcano (3975 meters). The hike takes 8 hours and at the top is possible to see the volcano of fire. Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Antigua. / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas. / Plan C: Posada La Merced.

Day 4. Antigua Guatemala – Lake Atitlán (Panajachel):

7am - private transfer from Antigua city to lake Atitlán, on the way visited the ruins of Iximche; capital of the kingdom Kakchiquel before being conquered by the Spanish. We will arrive in the town of Panajachel and take boat tour around the Lake Atitlan, visiting the towns of Santiago, San Juan y Santa Catarina. Plan A: Hotel Atitlán. / Plan B: Hotel Jardines del Lago / Plan C: Mario’s Rooms

Pacaya Volcano

Día 5. Volcán San Pedro:

4am hike up San Pedro volcano (3020 meters). When you get to the top of the volcano you will be rewarded with one of the most spectacular views of Lake Atitlán, itself one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The hike take approximate 6 hours, after which the evening is free. Plan A: Hotel Atitlán. / Plan B: Hotel Villa Santa Catarina. / Plan C: Posada Los Volcanes.

Day 6. Lake Atitlan (Panajachel) – Quetzaltenango:

From Panajachel we will travel to Quetzaltenango to discover the high plateaus of Guatemala. On the way we will visit Salcajá and San Andrés Xecul, indigenous settlements with beautiful colonial churches. The afternoon is free time. Plan A: Hotel Casa Mañen. / Plan B: Hotel Modelo. / Plan C: Hotel Flora Inn.

Day 7. Volcán Santa María:

5am hike up Santa María volcano (3775 meters). From the summit you can observe Santiaguito (“Little St James”), Guatemala’s most active volcano. This Hike take aproxímate 7 hrs, leaving the evening free. Plan A: Hotel Casa Mañen. / Plan B: Hotel Modelo. / Plan C: Los Olivos

Santa Maria Volcano

Day 8. Vulcáno Tajumulco:

3am hike to Tajumulco volcano (4200 meters). The most popular volcano in Central American; ascend into the clouds covering this very high peak. This hike takes aproximade 7 hours with another 6 hours driving. Plan A: Hotel Casa Mañen. / Plan B: Hotel Modelo. / Plan C: Hotel Flora Inn.

Day 9. Guatemala City:

Transfer to La Aurora international airport from Quetzaltenango

INCLUDED: Accommodation in double room with breakfast, Prívate transporta-

tion with driver and profesional guides, Guídes for all the hikes, Breakfast & all the foods when hiking, Camping equipment when necesary (tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, Carriers (one porter per two people)

Tajumulco Volcano

NOT INCLUDED: Additional food and drinks, Personal expenditure, Fax, pone, email, Laundry services, Tips for guídes/driver/luggage, Travel insuranse

PRICE PER PERSON (IN USD) Type of Plan 02 Persons 04 Persons 06 Persons 08 Persons Plan A 2,551.00 2,876.00 2,186.00 1.995.00 Plan B 2,175.00 1,914.00 1,871.00 1,800.00 Plan C 1,561.00 1,334.00 1,205.00 872.00 Suplement for single room: Plan A: US$. 295 / Plan B: US$. 210 / Plan C: US$. 115 , Price not valid during the Holy Week, Christmas and New Year, DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS

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Quirigua

Rabinal Achi

Antigua Guatemala

Tikal

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE TRAIL (RULP) Thursday September 18th 2014:

Follow a trail which takes you to the heart of Guatemala, the cultural and physical elements that demonstrate both the heritage and the humanity of the country and which inspire this remarkable guided trip. We will visit Antigua city, Tikal National Park. Arquaologic Park and the ruins of Quirigua. We will also experience the Rabinal Achj, the traditional Mayan play which was once called the trumpet dance! 07 days/06 night – USD $2,750 per person (Adventure Tourism, Historic, archeology, Specialized)

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NUEVAS rutasINDIVIDUAL turisticas de Guatemala TOURS SALIDAS REGULARES min 6 participantes , publico internacional , Ingles/Espanol/ Precios al publico (*)

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The best of Guatemala 10 days /9 nights In a few days discovers the beauty of Guatemala

Green Guatemala. 08 days / 07 nights. The power of Mother Nature in action

THE MAYAN WORLDVIEW, LEAVING THE RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM An undiscovered ancestral Culture


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THE BEST OF GUATEMALA In a few days discovers the beauty of Guatemala Photo: Route to Todos Santos , by: Manuel Mazariegos

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ITINERARY Day 1. Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala: Transfer from the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala city to Antigua city. Depending on when you arrive it is possible to arrange a tour of Guatemala city before travelling to Antigua, taking in the historic center and other attractions. Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Antigua. / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas. /Plan C: Posada La Merced. Day 2. Antigua Guatemala A morning tour exploring this old colonial city with a private guide. You would visit the main monuments of the colonial period: the Convent of the Capuchin Church of La Merced; Plaza de Armas: the Palace of the Royal Council; the Palace of Captains and Generals; and the Cathedral. In the afternoon you could visit San Antonio Aguascalientes and “The Roof” coffee farm. Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Antigua. / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas. /Plan C: Posada La Merced. Day 3. Antique Guatemala – Chichicastenango – Panajachel (by Lake Atitlan) Private transfer to Chichicastenango in Guatemala’s central region. There you can visit the local market; one of the largest, best and most colourful in the world. You could also visit the Church of St. Thomas, the Cemetery and Pascual A’baj ceremonial center where Mayan ceremonies take place. Afternoon transfer to Lake Atitlan. Plan A: Hotel Atitlan. / Plan B: Hotel Jardines del Lago / Plan C: Marios Rooms

Antigua Guatemala

Day 4. Lake Atitlan: Boat tour around Lake Atitlan to visit the town of Santiago Atitlan, located between the volcanoes of Toliman and San Pedro. Visit the Church of St. James, the market Maximón and the Holy Maya; a symbol of the religion of the indigenous communities of Guatemala. You can then visit the Laguna San Juan, a more indigenous settlement which is also by the lake; the local people there will show us how they live their daily lives. Finally, Santa Catarina, where after visiting the village you can visit the local hot springs for a relaxing soak. Day 5. Lake Atitlan (Panajachel) – Quetzaltenango: After Panajachel you could travel to Quetzaltenango, to discover the western highlands of Guatemala. On the way visit Xecul Salcajá and San Andres, places with indigenous cultures side by side with beautiful colonial Church’s. In the afternoon you can visit the center the Historic Center of Quetzaltenango by the quanit local tram. Plan A: Hotel Casa Mañen. / Plan B: Hotel Modelo. / Plan C: Hotel Los Olivos

Lake Atitlan

Day 6. Quetzaltenango – Guatemala City Morning visit to the people of Cantel, Zunil Almolonga and the hot springs Georginas Sources. You could thenvisit the Eco Sauna Las Cumbres with private transportation to Guatemala city after lunch. Plan A: Hotel Westin Camino Real. / Plan B: Hotel Princess. / Plan C: Posada Los Volcanes. Day 7. Guatemala City – National Park Of Tikal: Domestic flight from Guatemala City to the Mundo Maya airport in Santa Elena Peten. Upon arrival private transfer to Tikal National Park where you can take a private tour, which would visit: Complex Q, Temples I, II, III, IV, V, the Lost World and Central Square. Evening transfer to your hotel. Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Petén (El Remate) . / Plan B: TIKAL INN (dentro el parque) . / Plan C: Hotel Villa del Lago.(Flores) Day 8. National Park Of Tikal – Livingston: Morning tour visiting the island of Flores, and afternoon private transfer to Rio Dulce, where we well get a boat to travel to Livingston. Livingston

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crossing by boat to Garifuna village located on the Caribbean side of Guatemala. Plan A: Hotel Villa Caribe. / Plan B: Hotel El Delfín. / Plan C: Hotel Casa Rosada (Basic) Day 9. Livingston – Guatemala City Livingston guided tour through the jungle to reach the Seven Altars, then travelling by private boat to Puerto Barrios. From there we will be transported to the city of Guatemala. Plan A: Hotel Westin Camino Real. / Plan B: Hotel Princess. / Plan C: Posada Los Volcanos.

Quetzaltenango

Day 10. Guatemala City: Transportation to the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala city INCLUDED: • Private Transportation with guide and Bilingual Driver throughout the 10 day trip. • 9 nights in double rooms in the hotels with breakfast • All the tours mentioned in the itinerary. • Flight from Guatemala City to Santa Elena. • 24 hour phone assistant. NOT INCLUDED: • Personal expenses • Entrance fees • Tips for the drivers and guides. • Food not mentioned in the itinerary. • Price of the ticket International to Guatemala and taxes at the Airport. PRICE PER PERSON (IN US$) Plan 02 Persons 04 Persons 06 Persons 08 Persons Plan A 2,379.00 2,150.00 2,027.00 1,819.00 Plan B 1,904.00 1,575.00 1,436.00 1,344.00 Plan C 1,587.00 1,215.00 1,093.00 1,027.00

Quetzaltenango

Supplement for single room: Plan A: US$. 495 / Plan B: US$. 387 / Plan C: US$. 269 Price not valid during Holy Week/ Christmas and New Year. DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS OPTIONAL COMBINATIONS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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Copan Honduras, after day 2, Minimum 1 night. The Arqueologic site Ceibal, Yaxha o Aguateca, after day 7 before leave for Livingston. Minimum 1 night. One day more in Quetzaltenango after day 5 to visit the Cuchumatanes in Huehuetenango, especially to ride horses in the Blue Unicorn. Minimum 1 night. A few extra days after the 05 to explore the unknown department of San Marcos. After day 7, we can organize a visit of 5 days to the archaeological site of El Mirador or a helicopter tour for a minimum of 1 day. OAn extension to the Belize Keys. Minimum of 3 nights.


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GREEN GUATEMALA The power of Mother Nature in action Photo Semuc Champey, by: Kelly Galway

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ITINERARY Day 1. Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala: Private transport from “La Aurora” airport to the beautuful colonial city of Antigua where we will take a city tour visiting the historic center and other areas of interest. Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Antigua. / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas. /Plan C: Posada La Merced. Day 2. Pacaya Volcano: Hike to Pacaya Volcano: the most popular volcano in Guatemala, an easy to hike with spectacular views on clear days. Afterwards, you have a free afternoon in Antigua. Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Antigua. / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas. / Plan C: Posada La Merced. Day 3. Antigua – Rio Dulce: Private translate From Antigua to Sweet River. On the way we will stop in Quirigua, an ancient Mayan archeological site in the department of Izabal, southeast of Guatemala. Plan A: Hotel Catamarán. / Plan B: Hacienda Tijax. / Plan C: Hotel El Tortugal.

Semuc Champey

Day 4. Sweet River – Island Of Flowers: You will be the morning in Sweet River, where you can enjoy a trip in boat through the river and visit the castle of San Felipe: located on the border of the river and the lake. In the evening we will travel to the Island of Flowers (Flores). Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Peten. / Plan B:/ Hotel del Patio. / Plan C: Hotel Villa del lago. Day 5. National Park of Tikal: Private transportation to Tikal national park, an ancient and powerful Mayan city, where low price private tours are available. You will be able to visit: El complejo Q, the Temple I, II, III, IV, V, The lost world and the Central Place. Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Petén (El Remate) / Plan B: Tikal Inn (Inside of the park). / Plan C: Hotel Villa Del Lago (Flores)

Lake Atitlan

Day 6. National Park Of Tikal – Lanquin /Semuc Champey. Private transportation from Tikal to Semuc Champey national park; one of the most beautiful natural locations in Guatemala. The trip starts with a visit to the park, which is famous for it’s bridge of natural caliza rock. You can hike up the hill to view the entire vista from up high, or skip straight ahead to taking a dip in the series of perfect azul pools. Plan A: Hotel El Recreo. / Plan B: El Retiro Lodge. / Plan C: Posada Las Marías. Day 7. Semuc Champey – Antigua Guatemala: Morning free in Semuc Champey with a trip to the caves of Lanquin; these caves are located at the base of the River Cahabón and are very interesting to explore. In the evening we will be traveling in private transportation to Antigua Guatemala Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Antigua. / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas. / Plan C; Posada La Merced.

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Day 8. Antigua Guatemala – Guatemala City: Transportation to the International Airport “La Aurora” Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Antigua. / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas. / Plan C: Posada La Merced.


INCLUDED: • 8 days of private transportation with guide and bilingual driver. • 7 nights in the hotels mentioned in the itinerary. Double rooms with Breakfast. • All the tours mentioned. • Telephone assistant available 24 hours a day. NOT INCLUDED: • Personal expenses. • Tips for the drivers and guides. • Entrance fees to parks/museums etc. • Food on top of that mentioned in the itinerary. • Flights to Guatemala & taxes to the airport. • Luggage handling and and other unspecified supplements.

Dulce River

PRICE PER PERSON (IN US$) Plan 02 Persons 04 Persons 06 Persons 08 Persons Plan A 1,813.00 1,431.00 1,387.00 1,294.00 Plan B 1,431.00 1,294.00 1,194.00 1,144.00 Plan C 1,215.00 1,156.00 994.00 891.00 Supplement for single room: Plan A: US$. 493 / Plan B: US$. 387 / Plan C: US$. 243 Price not valid during Holy Week/ Christmas and New Year. DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS

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THE MAYA WORLDVIEW LEAVING THE RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM

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ITINERARY Day 1. Guatemala City. Transfer from the International Airport “La Aurora” to your hotel in Guatemala City. After check in takes a tour to the archaeological site of Kaminaljuyu a Mayan city that was occupied for longer throughout Mesoamerica. Plan A: Hotel Westin Camino Real. / Plan B: Hotel Princess. / Plan C: Posada Los Volcanos. Day 2. Guatemala City - Antigua Guatemala Transfer from Guatemala City to Antigua Guatemala, before arriving in Antigua Guatemala is the visit to the ruins of Old Resume guided by a Mayan spiritual leader who will explain the meaning of this place for the Maya worldview. This site surrounded by vegetation, it also contains pyramids, observatories and ball games. By following the road to Antigua Guatemala you will find that the city is surrounded by volcanoes which are considered sacred by the Maya as the living creatures believe that can be used to communicate with spirits and ancestors.

Acatenango Volcano

Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Antigua. / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas / Plan C: Posada La Merced. Day 3. Agua Volcano: (optional) Transfer to Santa Maria de Jesus, this small town is located on the slopes of Volcan de Agua, this is an indigenous town that keeps its traditions as seen in the dress of women. After making the trek to the summit of the volcano (3,765 m) begins the descent to have lunch in the town to be prepared by indigenous women. The volcano is called Ajpu by locals and say it is one of the divine twins first demigod described in the Popol Vuh. Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Antigua. / Plan B: Hotel Las Frolas. / Plan C: Posada La Merced Day 4. Antigua Guatemala - Tecpan

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Morning visit to the towns of San Andres and San Juan Comalapa Itzapa, direct descendants of the Kakchiquel. The villages are visited always accompanied by local guides to teach them the sights as craft workshops as well as religious sites where they can find Maximón the patron saint of devotion of the Maya is a syncretism between Catholicism and Mayan cosmology. Plan A, B, C: Finca San Ricardo, Tecpan. Day 5. tecpan - Chichicastenango: After breakfast visit the Mayan ruins of Iximche (Tree Corn). After visiting the ruins of the ancient capital of the kingdom Kakchiquel which was invaded, conquered and occupied by the Spanish, were celebrated with a ceremony Mayan spiritual leader of power, justice, stability and harmony. In the afternoon transfer to Chichicastenan-go visit the museum where Rossbach, the ceremonial center Pascual Abaj and the Church of Santo Tomas where it shows once again the beliefs mixture since it has 18 steps representing 18 months of the Mayan calendar. In this church where he was discovered by first time the Popol Vuh. Plan A: Hotel Santo Tomas. / Plan B: Hotel Chigüila. / Plan C: Chalet Hotel.

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Day 6. Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlan (Panajachel): (day Thursday or Sunday) Morning visit the most famous and colorful market of Guatemala, to see all the artisans sell their products, then make a small hike to the small community of Pajuliboy to enjoy the beautiful waterfall you have. After lunch transfer to Panajachel the largest town around Lake Atitlan. Plan A: Hotel Atitlan. / Plan B: Hotel Jardines del Lago / Plan C: Marios Rooms (three nights) Day 7. Lake Atitlan: Morning boat tour to visit villages around Lake Atitlan, the first stop will be in Santiago Atitlan village which is inhabited by Tzutujiles (Spanish allies to invade Iximche) which is inhabited since 1,250, also made a visit to the Mayan ruins of Chuitinamit which was the capital of the Tzutujiles.La next stop of the day will be in San Juan La Laguna one of the most indigenous people around the lake, the rest of the afternoon was used oars to visit women’s associations indirectly are dedicated to tourism, maintaining a garden of medicinal plants, fabric stores and paint shops. Return to the hotel in Panajachel Day 8. Peter volcano: (optional)

Chichicastenango Market

Hiking San Pedro Volcano (Volcano # 4) 3020msnm. Upon reaching the top of the volcano will discover one of the most breathtaking views of Lake Atitlan, the world’s cutest. The walk takes approximately 06 hours. Free afternoon. Plan A: Hotel Atitlan. / Plan B: Hotel Villa Santa Catarina. / Plan C: Posada los Volcanes. Day 9 Lake Atitlan (Panajachel) - Quetzaltenango: From Panajachel travel to Quetzaltenango, discovering the altiplano of Guatemala. On the way visit Xecul Salcajá and San Andrés, indigenous people and places with beautiful colonial churches. In the afternoon visit the historic center of Quetzaltenango on a tram. Plan A: Hotel Casa Manen. / Plan B: Hotel Modelo. / Plan C: Hotel Los Olivos Day 10 Quetzaltenango - Huehuetenango:

Lake Atitlan

Morning visit to the library Ixmucané, and the Museum of Costume Ixkik Maya. This museum is an initiative of local women dedicated to renewing the value of the work of the weavers and the symbolic content of the Mayan world in clothing. They themselves will give you a tour of the museum and information on tissues. After visits traditional lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch transfer to Huehuetenango. Plan A: Hotel Ruinas Zaculeu **** / Plan B: Hotel Casa Blanca. / Plan C: Hotel Zaculeu. Day 11 Huehuetenango - all saints - Chiabal :

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Small tour in the central square to visit the Catholic Church, the central theater and the house of culture. After the visit transfer to Zaculeu , which is a center of Mayan ruins which was the capital of the Mam kingdom , and is regarded as one of the most important archaeological sites of the post- Classic Maya . It will see the temples , plazas and air to practice anti - guo ballgame . Also on this site are the temascales believed helped purify the bodies and spirits of the leaders before their respective ceremonies. After the visit to Zaculeu is continued the road to Todos Santos Cuchumatan visit all the stores give craft found there where also a video will be presented showing the history of the people and therefore their traditions and customs. Next visit to the museum of “Culture of Balam “ his own “ Don Fortunato “ who has collected a lot of items in your life, every day was collecting items such as shoes, traditional costumes , traditional dances , masks


Ceramic , including food preparation utensils , musical instruments and photographs taken by “ Hans Namuth “ , his collection shows the evolution of the people from the time of his grandparents until today . The journey continues towards Chiabal , a community of origin located 17 kilometers Mam de Todos Santos to spend the night in the family households that are members of the Association of Cuchuma - utans ( ASOCUCH ) who will share their food and give a very good and unique experience in a native cultural environment . Here you will learn about the way of life of these people. The community of Chiabal is surrounded by nature , and there are women knitting sitting outside their adobe houses . Plan A, B and C : Accommodation with families in the community Day 12. Chiabal - Chajul : Breakfast will be at 7:30 am . With families in their homes. ASOCUCH The guide will take the group to the top of the mountain so they can enjoy the spectacular view of the forest reserve Cuchumatan Todos Santos . The day will continue to Chiantla to make a short trip and visit the church built between 1722 and 1723 . Exposed is the image of the Virgin of Candelaria which is visited by pilgrims from all over the region. Then we went to the Ixil region in the territorial department of Quiche composed Nebaj , Chajul and Cotzal . Chajul is the most important place in the Ixil triangle about Mayan history is concerned, archaeological ceramic artifacts found , they assume that this region has been occupied since the alternating current of the second century . Another story to be told is that these communities were severely affected during the civil war that ended with the singing of the peace accords in December 1996 . The people were forced to choose between supporting national government or armed guerrillas . “ Scorched Earth “ polarized the population policy and initiated a massive displacement of population caused the destruction of communities. The Ixil region still retains its rich culture and traditions. The costume is one of the features that remain intact and is considered as a perfect blend of history and tradition. During most of the nineteenth century there was no people Ladino (the meaning of non-indigenous , or often a mixture of diff - erent cultures ) and only at the beginning of the twentieth century it became Ladino families moving to the area .

Todos santos

Plan A, B and C : Posada Vetz K’aol . Day 13 Chajul - Uspantan: Breakfast will be at 8:00 am at the Inn. After breakfast transfer to Nebaj where accompanied by a local guide Ixil Maya visit the Museum and House of Culture, here you will find exposed ceramic vases, rocks, historical documents, clothing, and an urn with the remains of victims of the civil war, weapons and other items. Then follow Tzich’el, a waterfall that is located in San Juan Cotzal. Also visit the Catholic Church which has cross route onto the horrors of civil war. Lunch is in the Ixil cultural center in Nebaj Handicraft Market, prepared by members of the Ixil Maya Center. In the afternoon transfer to Uspantan for dinner at the restaurant “El Golazo”. Plan A, B and C: Hotel La Uspanteka. Day 14. Uspantan - Coban :

Chajul Market

Uspantan Tour after breakfast , according to historians Uspantan inhabitants have their origins in the pre-classical period . In 1530 they were conquered by the Spanish , making the last groups to be conquered , along Ixil characters . In Uspantán a tour guide Chajul Market premises to which a member of the Association of Tourism Uspantán (ACAT ) will guide the group through an hour at the caves of Peña Flor. On the Road may see turtles , armadillos , and you can hear the birds singing . You can see archaeological remains and the area -so famo Maya ballgame . At the end of the ride known “ Flower Rock “ covered grotto of moss and orchids, where beautiful waterfalls south - gene , then visit Maya Poqomchi kitchen to enjoy a local lunch known as saquiik ( a soup made of corn, chile and meat turkey), accompanied by a presentation -do children play marimba. After lunch visit the community museum and craft shops . After the visit we continue the road to Coban. Plan A: Park Hotel. Plan B : Hotel Casa Duranta . Plan C : Pension Monja Blanca.

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15th. Coban - St. John Chamelco - Coban: In the morning, start the tour with a visit to the Coffee Cooperative and also some tea plantations in this region also hear the story of Chief of Chiefs (Chief of Chiefs) who is the only Indian ruler according to history retained its political power to negotiate with the peaceful entry to Spanish territory. In the afternoon we will tour the city of Coban this city was declared as “Imperial City” by the King of Spain Carlos V, here we will visit the Museum of Mayan prince and the Museum of History of Alta Verapaz. Finally, visit the Calvary Church which was built in the year of 1,810.

Semuc Champey

Plan A: Park Hotel. Plan B: Hotel Casa Duranta Plan C: Pension Monja Blanca. Day 16 Coban - Semuc Champey - lanquin - Coban : Full day tour started the journey to Semuc Champey , also known as the Eighth Wonder no exaggeration is one of natures most beautiful wonders of Guatemala ; holes are formed in a limestone pools that are fed by currents Cahabón River . This site has special significance for the Maya worldview because of its abundance of flora and fauna , the connection between man and the forces and the spirits of nature , teaching to treat it with the respect for balance . Here you can enjoy a traditional lunch. Lu -zo After visiting the caves of Lanquin , a site sacred to the Mayans they believed was inhabited by the Chacs , the gods of rain, nawal -ws of the four directions and the four colors of the Maya worldview : red , black , white and yellow. These caves contained in the Popol Vuh as the entrance to Xibalba , the place of darkness and death , which had two main entrances : caves and water bodies . Plan A: Park Hotel. Plan B : Hotel Casa Duranta . Plan C : Pension Monja Blanca. Day 17 Coban - Chisec : After breakfast, transfer to Chisec whose name has two interpretations : “ Instead of the knife “ or “place of the junk “ . In Chisec no evidence of Maya room surrounding areas that have been found. Only 200 meters above sea level begin an incredible adventure in the National Park of the Candelaria Caves National Park , one of the ways of Xibalba , here lies a mystical cave system are a sacred pilgrimage site for the descendants of the Maya , thought to be the entrance to the ham -pa where souls rest . These caves , as stated , were cultural and eco-tourism resort due to its rich flora , fauna and archaeological sites cos . In Candelaria Caves are visited the Security Window and the Dome of the Bats. The hike is high level of difficulty , walking about 3.4 miles in a time of 3 4-5 hours. Lunch at the park visitor center . After lunch enjoy a short break and continue throughout Muqbilja community . Here are the caves winding -called Dry and Mico , another way of Xibalba , whose name has special significance as it is considered the beginning of creation and the thread of time and life. Worship ceremonies are held here , and give you the great importance according to the Maya worldview . Transfer to the hotel. Plan A, B and C : Ecolodge Peña del Tigre. Day 18 Chisec - Sayaxché - Flores Island:

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After breakfast boat trip to go Cancuén archaeological site, considered even in these days as sacred ceremonies are performed here, mainly to pray for the harvest of the maize planting. This city was ruled by Ak Chann Tah became a city of power for economic development and trade in the period-do of classic Maya. Here found various ornaments made of jade and quetzal feathers. Also found burials of kings and bookmarks to the old ball game as well as you can see a replica of a pre-Hispanic Mayan house and palaces that are currently under restoration. After the visi-ta continue the journey to the island of Flores. Plan A: Hotel Camino Real Petén. / Plan B: Hotel Villa Maya. / Plan C: Hotel Villa del Lago.


Day 19 Flores - Tikal National Park: Without doubt the Mayan site Tikal is quintessential its majestic temples and the vast expanse which owns it a mo-gar that can not be missed. Transfer from your hotel to the Tikal National Park where you can take a private tour with a private guide, which will visit: Complex Q, Temples I, II, III, IV, V, The Lost World and Central Square . Evening transfer to your hotel. Plan A: Jungle Lodge. / Plan B: Tikal Inn. / Plan C: Jaguar Inn Day 20 Tikal National Park - Guatemala City: Tomorrow afternoon free to take a private transfer to the airport to return to the Mayan World Guatemala City and return to Antigua. Plan A: Hotel Westin Camino Real. Plan B: Hotel Princess. Plan C: Posa-gives the Volcanoes. Day Day 21. Guatemala City:

Tikal

Transportation to the International Airport “La Aurora” INCLUDES: • • • • •

Private transportation with bilingual guide and driver for 21 days of the itinerary. Occupation of quarters for two, for 20 nights in mentioned hotels with breakfast. Domestic flight between Guatemala City and Flores. Tours as mentioned in the itinerary 24 hour telephone support.

NO INCLUDES: • • • • • •

Personal expenses. Tips for guides and drivers. Inputs Meals (except breakfast) International airfare to Guatemala and Airport taxes. Collect luggage and other extras not specified.

Tikal

Price per person (in USD) Plan 02 Persons 04 Persons 06 Persons 08 Persons Plan A 4,885.00 4,187.00 3,700.00 3,627.00 Plan B 4,471.00 3,685.00 3,305.00 3,214.00 Plan C 3,746.00 2,890.00 2,440.00 2,369.00 Supplement for single room: Plan A: US$. 994 / Plan B: US$. 763 / Plan C: US$. 644 Prices not valid during Easter / Christmas and New Year. OPTIONAL COMBINATIONS: 5 Days Extra for the Walk to the archaeological site of Mirador. Tour of 01 days by helicopter to THE LOOKOUT Extra 3 Days to make the trek from El Zotz to Tikal. 5 Days Extra to relax on the beaches of the Keys of Belize.

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III

HOTEL BOOKINGS Guatemala – Belize – Honduras – Sur de México – El Salvador ORANGE HOTELS ARE OUR RECOMMENDATION


NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala HOTELES SALIDAS REGULARES min 6 participantes , publico internacional , Ingles/Espanol/ Precios al publico (*)

HOTELS ANTIGUA GUATEMALA Casa Capuchinas

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$61.00

Breakfast included eight rooms including single and double deluxe

Villa Colonial

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$64.00 54 rooms, breakfast included

Casa de los Sue単os

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

El Convento

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$62.00 8 rooms deluxe master suite, junior suite including breakfast

$101.00 LCD cable TV, telephone, minibar, balcony terraces.

Hotel Soleil

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$70.00 It offers 122 rooms, LCD cable TV, telephone, minibar, balcony terraces.

Hotel Aurora

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$47.00 20 rooms including single, double and triple includes continental breakfast buffet

Hotel las Farolas

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$79.00 31 rooms, Safety box, Color Cable TV, Internet in public areas.

Posada la Merced

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$31.00 23 rooms, private bathrooms, internet acces, free international calls

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Casa Santo Domingo

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$137.00 This innovative Hotel Museum offers 128 guest rooms with special characteristics.

HOTELS GUATEMALA CAPITAL Holiday Inn

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$80.00 210 rooms do not include breakfast

Hotel Barcelo

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$55.00 395 rooms do not include breakfast

Princess

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$62.00 76 rooms do not include breakfast

Hotel Posada Belen

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$33.00 “Free 5 min calls to/from US and Canada,

Western Camino Real

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$113.00 Business Center, Service Express, Starwood Preferred Guest, Heated pool, Tennis Court

HOTELS FLORES/PETEN Chiminos Island

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$123.00 Rooms and bungalows, breakfast not included

Posada Caribe

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$45.00 Double bungalows, breakfast not included

Hotel Del Patio

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$81.00 21 comfortable rooms which offer the following services roon service, tv cable

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Casona del la Isla

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$ 35.00 It has 26 rooms with air conditioning, cable TV and bathroom

Villa Del Lago

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$ 25.00 21 rooms, Restaurant, Library, Laundry

Hotel Peten

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$31.00 20 rooms with air conditioning, cable TV and private bathroom.

HOTELS PANAJACHEL Hotel Dos Mundos

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$35.00 20 rooms with air conditioning, cable TV and private bathroom.

Jardines del Lago

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

Hotel Atitlan

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

Mario´s Rooms

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$49.00 30 rooms, restaurant, gardens

$88.00 Each room has a unique personality that is reflected in the decor of hand-woven fabrics

$110.00 Rooms are spacious, clean, garden. Private bathroom, hot water, WIFI

Villa Santa Catarina

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$24.00 38 rooms with private bathroom with hot water, cable TV Balcony

Porta Hotel del Lago

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$111.00 100 rooms, including 10 suites, 36 deluxe and 54 Standard does not include breakfast

HOTELS QUETZALTENANGO Casa Mañen

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$46.00 Single, double and single suites

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Hotel Modelo

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$33.00 WIFI, parking, safe box

Pension Bonifaz

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$52.00 International restaurant, pool, safe deposit box, parking, laundry, wifi

Hotel del Campo

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$29.00

HOTELES COBAN/ ALTA VERAPAZ La posada

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$35.00

El Recreo

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$25.00

Casa Duranta

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$32.00 Single, double and triple

El retiro

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$16.00

MONTERRICO

Hotel Café del sol

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$34.00

Dos Mundos Pacific

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$68.00

Hotel Pez de Oro

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$35.00 18 bungalows

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HUEHUETENANGO

Los cuchumatanes

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$50.00

Hotel Unicornio Azul

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$60.00 Standard rooms include breakfast and one hour horse ride

Quiche

Casa del Rey

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$82.00 Bar, lounge, parking, laundry, wifi

Maya Inn

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$69.00 Downtown, garden, balcony, all services

Hotel Santo Tomas

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$69.00 WIFI, parking, safe box

Honduras

Plaza Copan

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$41.00 WIFI, parking, safe box, restaurant, laundry, garden

Marina Copan

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$60.00 16 rooms including breakfast WIFI, laundry, garden

La Ca単ada

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$52.00 WIFI, laundry, garden, other options canopy tours,

Don Udos

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$36.00

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IZABAL

Villa Caribe

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

Amatique Bay

$69.00

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$85.00 Restaurant, lavanteria, WIFI, parking, safe box

Hacienda Tijax

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$42.00 WIFI, parking, safe box

Catamaran

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$50.00 42 rooms, pool, parking, safe box

Chiquimula

Legendario

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$57.00 Wifi, laundry, swimming pool, gardens, all services

Santa Maria

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$21.00

Mexico

Wifi, hot water, private bathrooms garden, all services

Plaza Magnolia/chiapas

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$75.00

Tikal

209 rooms, not including breakfast, WIFI, parking, safe box

Tikal Inn

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$100.00 36 bungalows, 12 rooms, celebrated restaurant, bar, pool,

Jaguar Inn

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$45.00

Jungle lodge

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$56.00

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IV

TOURIST TRANSPORTATION


NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala TOURIST TRANSPORTATION SALIDAS REGULARES min 6 participantes , publico internacional , Ingles/Espanol/ Precios al publico (*)

BUS RENTAL

TOYOTA COASTER SPECIFICATIONS Capacity: 28 passengers Air conditioning: Yes CD player: Yes Insurance: Yes Belts: Yes

HYUNDAI COUNTY SPECIFICATIONS Capacity: 28 passengers Air conditioning: Yes CD player: Yes Insurance: Yes Belts: Yes

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NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala TOURIST TRANSPORTATION SALIDAS REGULARES min 6 participantes , publico internacional , Ingles/Espanol/ Precios al publico (*)

TOYOTA HIACE

SPECIFICATIONS

Capacity: 14 passengers Air conditioning: Yes CD player: Yes Insurance: Yes Belts: Yes

HYUNDAI SVX SPECIFICATIONS Capacity: 10 passengers Air conditioning: Yes CD player: Yes Insurance: Yes Belts: Yes

NISSAN URBA SPECIFICATIONS Capacity: 14 passengers Air conditioning: Yes CD player: Yes Insurance: Yes Belts: Yes

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NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala PRIVATE SERVICES SALIDAS REGULARES min 6 participantes , publico internacional , Ingles/Espanol/ Precios al publico (*)

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From Quetzaltenango to: Ciudad de Guatemala Antigua Guatemala Panajachel Chichicastenango Tapachula Copan Coban Flores Tilapa Ocos Champerico Monterrico IRTRA Ciudad de Guatemala 2 dias

Hiace $200.00 $166.00 $100.00 $125.00 $200.00 $366.00 $334.00 $666.00 $150.00 $150.00 $125.00 $209.00 $108.00 $266.00

Coaster $ 337.00 $ 300.00 $ 150.00 $ 150.00 $ 337.00 $ 469.00 $ 469.00 $1125.00 $ 187.00 $ 187.00 $ 187.00 $ 300.00 $ 150.00 $ 400.00

Pullman $ 862.00 $ 805.00 $ 325.00 $ 671.00 $ 862.00 $1,725.00 $1,725.00 $3,066.00 $ 671.00 $ 671.00 $ 670.00 $ 959.00 $ 200.00 $ 950.00

From Antigua Guatemala to: Ciudad de Guatemala Volcán Pacaya La Soledad Santa Maria de Jesus Panajachel Chichicastenango Monterrico Copan Ruinas Lanquin Cobán Quetzaltenango La Mesilla Huehuetenango Playas El Salvador San Cristobal de las Casas Rio Dulce Flores Frontera Belize Nebaj Santa Cruz del Quiche Puerto San Jose Puerto Quetzal

Hiace $ 37.00 $ 94.00 $ 94.00 $ 49.00 $100.00 $113.00 $ 94.00 $187.00 $300.00 $187.00 $166.00 $225.00 $197.00 $375.00 $300.00 $187.00 $375.00 $525.00 $168.00 $141.00 $ 93.00 $ 93.00

Coaster $ 115.00 $ 153.00 $ 153.00 $ 96.00 $ 206.00 $ 230.00 $ 173.00 $ 385.00 $ 478.00 $ 384.00 $ 300.00 $ 440.00 $ 383.00 $ 575.00 N/A $ 384.00 $ 962.00 $1150.00 $ 345.00 $ 287.00 $ 173.00 $ 173.00

Pullman $ 306.00 $ 345.00 N/A N/A $ 613.00 $ 613.00 $ 479.00 $1,150.00 $1,345.00 $1,053.00 $ 766.00 $1,533.00 $1,341.00 $ 920.00 N/A $1,150.00 $2,587.00 $2,875.00 N/A N/A $ 479.00 $ 479.00

From Panajachel to: Antigua Guatemala Chichicastenango OW Chichicastenango RT La Mesilla Flores OW Copan Cobán OW Quetzaltenango Los Encuentros 1-8 Los Encuentros 9… Huehuetenango Monterrico Rio Dulce Tapachula

Hiace $125.00 $150.00 $ 94.00 $125.00 $250.00 $625.00 $334.00 $384.00 $125.00 $ 31.00 $ 44.00 $166.00 $275.00 $334.00 $334.00

Coaster $ 206.00 $ 263.00 $ 93.00 $ 150.00 $ 375.00 $1125.00 $ 656.00 $ 656.00 $ 150.00 N/A N/A $ 281.00 $ 337.00 $ 656.00 $ 656.00

Pullman $ 670.00 $ 690.00 $ 613.00 $ 613.00 $1,341.00 $2,875.00 $1,532.00 $1,532.00 $ 671.00 N/A N/A $1,246.00 $ 863.00 $1,341.00 $1,341.00


NUEVAS rutasCOLLECTIVE turisticas deTRANSPORT Guatemala SALIDAS REGULARES min 6 participantes , publico internacional , Ingles/Espanol/ Precios al publico (*)

From desde Quetzaltenango to:

Price

Antigua Guatemala $29.00 Panajachel $23.00 Chichicastenango $30.00 San Cristobal de las Casas $31.00 Huehuetenango $23.00 La Mesilla $26.00 Fuentes Georginas (Extranjeros) $18.00 Fuentes Georginas (Nacionales) $13.00

From Panajachel to: Price

Chichicastenango (Miercoles o Sabado) $15.00 Chichicastenango (One Way) $ 6.00 Chichicastenango (Round Trip) $13.00 Antigua Guatemala $13.00 Quetzaltenango $23.00 San Cristobal de las Casas $40.00 Huehuetenango $25.00 La Mesilla $25.00

From Antigua Guatemala to:

Price

Quetzaltenango $29.00 Panajachel $ 9.00 Chichicastenango $10.00 Cobรกn $25.00 Lanquin $25.00 Copan $26.00 Ciudad de Guatemala $10.00 Monterrico $13.00 Playas del Salvador $37.00 San Cristobal de las Casas $50.00 Huehuetenango $35.00 La Mesilla $35.00

From Cobรกn to: Price

Antigua Guatemala $25.00 Isla de Flores $29.00 Rio Dulce $37.00 Copan $44.00 Lanquin one Way $10.00 Lanquin Round Trip $20.00

From Isla de Flores to:

Price

Cobรกn $29.00 Lanquin $36.00 Palenque $45.00 Tikal one Way $14.00 Tikal round Trip $16.00

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NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala OTHER LINES OF TRANSPORTATION SALIDAS REGULARES min 6 participantes , publico internacional , Ingles/Espanol/ Precios al publico (*)

BUS SERVICES FIRST CLASS AND LUXURY Linea Dorada: - Xela a Guatemala: 06:00 hrs. - 16:00 hrs. $.11.00 - Xela a La Mesilla 11:00 hrs. - ------------- $.15.00 - Xela a Huehuetenango 11:00 hrs. - ------------- $. 5.00 - Guatemala a Xela 07:00 hrs. - 15:00 hrs. $.11.00 - Guatemala a Huehuetenango 07:00 hrs. - 22:30 hrs. $.17.00 - Guatemala a La Mesilla 07:00 hrs. - 22:30 hrs. $.27.00 - Guatemala a Santa Elena 10:00 hrs. - 21:00 hrs.* y 09:30pm $.31.00 - Guatemala a Rio Dulce 10:00 hrs. - 21:00 hrs.** y 09:30pm $.20.00 *Luxury Bus price is $.39.00 **Autobús de Lujo el precio es deLuxury Bus price is $.25.00

PLATINUM & CONFORT LINES: -

Guatemala to San Salvador Confort Lines 07:30hrs y 14:00hrs USD 27.00* Platinum 06:30hrs y 15:00hrs USD 50.00* *Special price to buy the return ticket. - Guatemala a Managua Platinum 06:15hrs USD 99.00 From San Salvador a 1) San Pedro Sula y Tegucigalpa, Honduras 2) Managua, Nicaragua.

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TAG - -

Guatemala a Flores Flores a Guatemala

06:30 hrs y 17:00 hrs 08:30 hrs y 19:00 hrs

CAR RENTAL (without driver) -

Rental vehicles per day, week and month in Guatemala City and Quetazaltenango. Vehicle type:

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Sedan Hachback Pick up Camionetas SUV´s Camiones.


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HIKING


THE 5 MORE ATTRACTIVE VOLCANOES Santa Maria Volcano The view from the top of the Santa Maria is absolutely mind blowing. The Santa Maria volcano is situated next to the small village of Llanos del Pinal. You can see the volcanoes Tacana, Tajumulco, SieteOrejas, Chicabal, Lacand贸n, the volcanoes around Lake Atitlan as well as the volcanoes Acatenango, Fuego and Agua. The climb of Santa Maria can be done in half a day. The Santiaguito is the security valve of the bigger Santa Maria and thus in constant eruption (about every hour). The top of the Santa Maria Volcano gives a perfect view down on the crater of the Santiaguito Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Every day 5:00 am back to 13:00 pm Transport, breakfast and guide included. What to bring / wear: Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sun block, sun glasses, camera, binoculars, personal items and at least 2 liters of water

Santa Maria Volcano

Difficulty: DIFFICULT Elevati贸n: 3.772 MASL $31.00 P.P

Tajumulco Volcano Wonderfullimgens you can see over the volcano more higher of Guatemala and central America. The trip starts early in the morning where we take private transport to the ascent to begin the hike. We finish the descent in one day arriving back in Xela in the early evening! Breakfast and Lunchbox included! Every day at 3:00 am with a minimum of 4 persons (with Private Transport) you are back at 2:00 pm the same day. Included: Transport, 1 x breakfast, 1 x lunch. What to bring / wear: Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sun block , sun glasses, camera, binoculars, personal items and at least 2 liters of water, snacks, warm clothing especially in November/December/January/ February, hat and gloves. Difficulty: MODERATE (the hike is moderate because we do not bring heavy bags) Elevaci贸n: 4.220 MASL $81.00 P.P m铆nimo 4 personas

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Chicabal Volcano The majority of inhabitants of San Mart铆n Sacatep茅quez are indigenous from the Mam tribe. For them, the Laguna Chicabal is sacred and miraculous. The shape of the Laguna and the fog that shrouds the volcano only serve to enhance the mysticism of the place. Maya priests perform traditional sacrificial ceremonies on the shore using candles, flowers and holy crosses. Our local guides will take you to the Chicabal Lagoon to experience the ancient beauty first hand. You can learn about the Maya religion, Maya culture and about the different plants and animals. Tour Dates: Every day at 6:00 am back at 14:00pm Transport, breakfast, entrance fees. What to bring / wear: Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sun block, sun glasses, camera, binoculars, personal items and at least 2 liters of water Dificulty: MODERATE $31.00 P.P

Chicabal Volcano

Pacaya Volcano Pacaya is by far the most popular volcano to climb in Guatemala, and for good reason. The volcano is easy to climb and provides the opportunity to climb an active volcano. On clear days you can see the volcanoes of Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. At the top of the Pacaya Volcano you will feel the heat, smell the sulfer, and are likely to actually see lava. Every day at 6:00, am back at 14:00 pm, Guide and transport included (entrance fees are not included) Dificultad: Easy, Elevaci贸n: 2.552 MASL $13.00 P.P

Pacaya Volcano

Santiaguito Volcano To see Santiaguito without the difficult climb of the Santa Maria, this hike is a way for anyone to see this spectacular volcano. You can climb the MiradorSantiaguito in half a day where you can watch the eruptions from a very close but safe location, a natural terrace 1 km. or 0.62 miles from the crater. From this viewpoint, you can also see the pacific coastal slope, Santa Maria volcano, all while enjoying the fireworks of the Chicabal volcano. Every Day at 6:00 am back at 11:00 pm s Transport, guide and breakfast included What to bring / wear: Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sun block, sun glasses, camera, binoculars, personal items and at least 2 liters of water Difficulty: EASY Elevaci贸n: volcan 2,550 msnm MIrador: 2,775 MASL $31.00 P.P

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The Mirador The trips to El Mirador and surrounding archaeological sites can be made in five to seven days, depending on the amount of time and energy of the participants. Our tours are organized by the Tourism Commission of the Carmelita Community that is made up of community tourism guides that are accredited by INGUAT (Guatemalan Tourism Institute). As well as possessing an abundance of first-hand experience and knowledge about the jungle and its animals, the guides have been trained by archaeologists of the Project El Mirador to provide up to date information about the archaeological sites that are visited.Due to the unique features of this tour, it is necessary that participants are in good physical condition and are able to walk between five and six hours a day. Description of the tour: Our tours offer you the unparalleled opportunity of visiting the archaeological site El Mirador, the cradle of the Mayan culture, and to explore the tropical forest of Guatemala, the heart of the Mayan jungle. During the tour you will visit and explore various archaeological sites including several with monumental dimensions such as Tintal and Nakbé, the oldest site of the Mayan world discovered to date. With the help of the guide, visitors can follow the tracks and with a little luck, see birds, reptiles and mammals such as the pecarí (wild boar), tapir and various felines such as the majestic jaguar. The adventure also offers the opportunity of living with the people of Carmelita – a community established more than 100 years ago in Petén and with a long forest history that has allowed the people to accumulate a wide understanding of the forest, the chicle tree, the xate plant and other medicinal plants. At night you will stay in chiclero camps, the camps where the chicle-tree workers live, along with the sounds of the tropical forest. Our services include: Food and filtered water during the whole trip Spanish-speaking Community Tourist Guides accredited by INGUAT with experience in the jungle Trained cooks, Pack mules, Camping equipment: hammocks with mosquito nets and/or tents with sleeping bags, First aid kit and antiofidic serum, You will need to bring, Suitable walking shoes Insect repellent, Rain-coat, Lanterns, Personal prescription medicine, Hat or cap, Personal hygiene products. $ 563.00 P.P minimum 4 persons

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Todos Santos/ Nebaj

Day 1: The first day starts at 09:00am in Todos Santos. There the guides will wait for us we will continue the journey to San Nicolás, a small village in the Cuchumatanes. The hike goes in the direction of Pericon, which is almost two hours walking. Around lunch time a short stop will be made at the river of Aguacatan to have lunch. This is a beautiful spot. After about a four hour walk, a village named Chortiz will be visited, where they can drink and eat something. Then the hike will continue to the place were will stay for the night. It is in a very small village in the beautiful surroundings of the Cuchumatanes. We have dinner and sleep at a local community Day 2: At the second day the hike starts at about 8:30am in the direction of Chutuj, this is a village with only fifteen inhabitants. After the hike passed this village, it will be approximately two and a half hour of descend and will arrive in the village of Xexecom,which is part of the region of Quiche. Here we will have lunch lunch. During the walk a cave will be passed which is called God of the luck. In this cave many refugees hid during the civil war. Later on the war cemetery will be passed. This cemetery is in memory of all those who were killed and slaughtered for the Aguil´s army Quiche, on the 22nd of April in 1981. At about 4.00pm the village Acul will be reached and there will find the overnight stay place, at Finca mil Amores. Day 3: in the third and last they, the hike leaves at 7.30am the village. The hike will go into the direction of a cheese fabric, with a beautiful Hacienda. Then the hike will continue through the mountains and will pass a ceremonial place which is called God’s children. Here they do ceremonies for the health of children. Descending the mountain after the lunch, other ceremonial places will be passed, named God of the money, God of the rain, God of the culture and God of the harvest. Finally Nebaj will be reached which is the end of the hike Every day at 04:30 am back at 19:00 pm (three days) Included: Transport, overnight stays, guide, 2 x breakfasts, 2 x lunches and 2 x dinners. The hike starts in Huehuetenango and ends in Nebaj Difficulty: MODERATE What to bring / wear: Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sun block, sun glasses, camera, binoculars, big back pack, extra clothing, snacks, pocket money and at least 2 liters of water. $169.00 P.P minimum 4 persons

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San pedro/ Fuentes Georginas

This hike is unique in the region and suitable to even the experienced hiker. The Trek begins at one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala and ends in the relaxing mystic place of the Hot Springs, Fuentes Georginas. Wetravelbyway of the Guatemalanhighlands. The route we taken is an old path with much history. The extensive use of the trail is still evident today, especially on Sunday, when people walk from villages such as Nahualรก to the market of Cantel in Quetzaltenango. Since the walk is very difficult due to the steepness of the region, the last day includes an option to go directly to Fuentes Georginas. Option 1: Walk down for 2 hours at Cantel private transport then we went to the Sources Georginas. Option 2: Make a walk of 10 hours from the place where we slept last night until Georginas sources Spanning across different mountain landscapes beginning at an altitude of 1560 meters, in Lake Atitlan, and reaching maximum altitude on day 3, very near the summit of the volcano Zunil. This trek is certainly not easy, walking an average of 8 hours each day but for those up for the challenge, Adventure is guaranteed. Also, if anyone wants to leave the trek for any reason, there are evacuation routes. Every Day at 08.00 Hrs.. Includes: Sleeping bags, mattresses for insulation, 6 meals, 2 liters of water per day, lodging, tickets, bathing sources Georgina, private transportation back to Quetzaltenango, guide. Dificultad: Hard What to bring: Big backpack, hiking boots, personal items, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, towel, extra clothes for change every day $ 156.00 P.P minimum 4 people

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NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala TOURS 1/2 DAYS SALIDAS REGULARES min 6 participantes , publico internacional , Ingles/Espanol/ Precios al publico (*)

QUETZALTENANGO CULTURAL WALKING TOUR Discover the “Ciudad de los Altos” through this walking tour of about 3 hours, to admire the beauty of its buildings and architecture. An expert guide is going to explain you everything you want to learn about the history and culture of the second most important city in Guatemala. Time: 09:00 hrs & 14.00hrs Minimum: 02 persons Price: USD25.00 p.p Includes: Specialized Guide

Quetzaltenango

English speaking guide + USD10 for the group CULTURAL WALKING TOUR BY THE TRANVIA DE LOS ALTOS Discover the beauty of the buildings and streets of the “Ciudad de los Altos” by a tour through Tranvía de Los Altos. Also, see a spectacular panoramic view of the second most important city in Guatemala from the viewpoint El Baúl. Dates: Time: 09:00 hrs & 14.00hrs Minimum: 02 persons Price: USD25.00 p.p Includes: Specialized guide and transport by el Tranvia de Los Altos English speaking guide + USD10 for the group

Transvia of altos INDIGENOUS VILLAGES WITH THE HOT SPRINGS (FUENTES GEORGINAS) The tour starts with a visit to the glass factory COPAVIC where you can see the process of the blown glass. We continue to Zunil to visit the ingenuous cemetery and the weaving cooperative San Ana, the colonial church and the Mayan saint “Maximon” Then we have time to relax at Fuentes Georginas (Natural volcanic thermal water) surrounded by a beautiful cloudy forest. The tour ends in Almolonga one of the most productive agricultural towns in Guatemala. Date Time: 08:00 hrs & 14.00hrs Minimum: 02 persons Price: USD44.00 p.p Includes: Private transportation, guide and entrance fees. Not included: Food, drinks and personal expenses.

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COLONIAL CHURCHES TOUR (SAN ADRES XECUL, SAN CRISTOBAL TOTONICAPAN AND SALCAJA) Architecture, religion and traditions are part of this tour through visiting San Andres Xecul, San Cristobal Totonicapan and Salcaja. You will also visit local families to learn about how textiles and the famous local drink “Caldo de Frutas” are produced. Dates: Every day at 08.00am & 14.00pm Minimum: 02 persons Price: USD31.00 p.p Included: Transportation, guide and entrance fees Not included: Food, drinks and personal expenses REFUGIO DEL QUETZAL, SAN RAFAEL PIE DE LA CUESTA / SAN MARCOS

Church San Andres Xecul

You do not have to go far away from Quetzaltenango to visit one of the sanctuaries of Guatemala’s national bird. This is a unique experience to admire the mysterious Quetzal living in its natural environment of a beautiful rainforest. The village is about 1 ½ hrs by private transport from Quetzaltenango. Binoculars are provided as well as breakfast. Dates: Every day at 04.30am Price: USD63.00 p.p Minimum: 02 persons Included: Transport, local guide (birdwatcher) entrance fees and breakfast. Possible to combine with another destinations in the way to SAN MARCOS department, such as LA CASTALIA, the ecological park in San Pedro, the Mayan Palace in San Marcos or San Lorenzo. Ask for options and prices to make this a full day trip TAKALIK ABAJ OLMEC SITE NEARBY RETALHULEU Takalik is one of the oldest archeological sites in Guatemala. Here, you will find a combination of Olmeca-Maya style in the middle of a subtropical forest.. The mystic of these great civilizations is well preserved at the National Park TakalikAbaj. Dates: Every day at 08.00am& 14.00pm

Quetzal Sanctuary

Minimum: 02 persons Price: 63 USD p.p. Included: Transport , local guide & entrance fee. Not included: food, meals and personal expenses COFFE PLANTATION TOUR/ PACIFIC COAST The area of QUETZALTENANGO is one of the best to let you see & experience Guatemala as a well-known producer of the best coffee in the world! You have the chance to learn more about the production of this grain. Take a look at also famous cacao, rubber and macadamia plantations and enjoy the rural tourism. You have the option of 4 different farms, each with a different focus on sustainable tourism, different products & services

Takalik Abaj

Pleasehave a look at : EL PATROCINIO : www.reservapatrocinio.com NUEVA ALIANZA : www.comunidadnuevaalianza.org SANTA ELENA : www.fincasantaelena.com/home.html TAKALIK MAYAN LODGE : /www.takalikabaj.com Dates: Every day at 08.00am& 14.00pm Minimum: 02 persons Price: 75 USD p.p. Included: Transport, local guide & entrance fees English speaking certified guide + 10 USD for the group You can easily combine the Coffee Farms tour with the archeological site TAKALIK ABAJ and/or IRTRA (Xocomil& or Xetulul), as well as with the Pacific coast (Champerico) to make this a FULL DAY EXCURSION. Ask for prices. Overnight is possible in ALL the farms we represent.

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NECROTOUR This tours to the cemetery, have big traditions in Europe, in Guatemala are given their first steps and each time are more the cemetery decide to open there doors to the curious and organizations visitants specific route. The Necrotour we offer can adapt to the needs to the visitants, focus in themes like, Architecture, history, art and symbols inside of the cemetery.We offer one route guide for Augusto Ajca Certificate Guide. The routes are generally in the night in the days of full moon to accent more the beautiful of our General Cemetery. Hours: Days of full moon 17:00 Hrs. Price per person: USD 13.00 Include: Guide and Security.

Cemetery Quetzaltenango

PANAJACHEL BIKE THE LAKE Enjoy the emotions to offer the Lake Atitlan, one adventure for the mountains and sidewalk to circle the towns of the Lake Atitlan. OPTION 1: The tour start in Panajachel addressing in the mountains tour through the small villages Patanatic and Pacaman, where you enjoy a magnificent view of the close towns and of course, The Lake Atitlan. Then descent for the sidewalk through cultivate and forest to end the tour visited San Antonio and Santa CatarinaPalopo. OPTION 2: One boat to transfer to Tzununa where start our tour in bike between trails ans mountains enjoy the view of the Lake Atitlan also to enjoy to see the job on the field to do the indigenous people od the surrounded, for the tour will be visited the towns of San marcos la laguna, San Pablo la laguna, San Juan la laguna ending in San Pedro. After the tour retun in boat to Panajachel.

Bike Atitlan

Daily to 08:00 hrs Price por person USD 63.00 HIKING FROM MARIO MENDEZ VIEW POINT TO PANAJACHEL. We take you by car from the Panajachel to Godinez, where we start walking down to the community of Santa Catalina, a nature trail inside of conifer forest, pine, trees, avocado, peach, loquat, and among others, takes two hours and half to reach the village, upon arriving in Santa Catarina, we visit the church, buy crafts, see the costumes, textiles, go to the hot springs (optional swimming). People here are fishers, farming, such as corn, beans, flowers and see the type of onion terraced see the kind of house is adobe, then continue walking this asphalt road to Panajachel at 1570masl. We finished the trip in Panajachel Difficulty: Easy is all downhill and then flat Best time: all year Area: Recommended and safe for walking Elevation: 2900masl Departure: 08:00 am Includes: Bilingual guide, pick up (drive) panaGodines a box lunch (sandwich, water, fruit juice and biscuits) You should bring: Camera, hat, binoculars, clothes and shoes suitable for walking, not flip flops, sunscreen, and many wishes to see the scenery of the lakeand walk. Price per Person: USD. 63.00

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HORSEBACK RIDING From Panajachel, transfer in boat to San Pedro la Laguna, where start our tour in horseback riding, riding for San Pedro streets then to the natural trails and riding to the mountains between coffee plantations. Total of three riding, which is going to take us to Playa Dorada, a nice place to take a bath or simple enjoy the view and relax in the shore of the Lake Atitlan. After of this experience, return to the town then transfer to Panajachel. Daily 8:00 hrs Price per person USD 63.00

Around Atitlan

KAYAK FROM PANAJACHEL TO SANTA CLARA Four hours tour to Santa CatarinaPalopo, bathing in the hot springs without missing a good explanation of the origin of the lake and the doings of the people there. It is recommended to do in the morning because in the afternoon the lake may become agitated by the wind waves Xocomil. Daily 08:00 Hrs. Price per person: 63 USD p.p COFFEE TOUR IN ATITLAN The coffee of Atitlan have a unique flavor, where is organic cultive and quality. Of Panajachel to transfer in boat to San Pedro la laguna where visited and learn the process of the coffee from sowing until the crop intake. At the end of the tour taste a cup of coffee in the place then return to Panajachel.

Lake Atitlan

Daily 8:00 hrs Price per person USD 63.00 CANOPY TOUR TO ATITLAN NATURAL RESERVE Enjoy one adventure unique from 8 cables extreme with excellent view of the lake, during the journey enjoy the walking where can observe the different species of animals with waterfall and bridges colganes. At the end of the tour visited the butterfly where to know more about them. Dialy 08:00 hrs Price per person: USD 63.00

ANTIGUA WALKING CITY TOUR Walk around in this wonderful city and learn more about the Guatemalan history during colonial times. We visit the Cathedral and the fountain on the main square while we explain the city history. From the second floor in the City hall you have a nice view to all the main plazas and the Volcano Agua. We continue to the cloister of Capuchinas, a very good example of the colonial architecture. We visit the San Francisco el Grande Church, one of best-preserved churches in Antigua and the resting place of the first saint in CentralAmerica, Hermano Pedro. We walk to the beautiful baroque church of Nuestra Se単ora de la Merced. The tour ends in a jade factory, where you can see how Mayans worked in the past and how it is done now. The tour takes about 3 hours. Every day at 09:30hrs or 14:00hrs.

US$.25 pp

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SURROUNDING TOWNS TOUR: This tour will visit interesting towns and plantations around Antigua. Our first stop will be at San Juan del Obispo; here we visit the monastery of the first bishop of Guatemala, Francisco Marroquin. We go on to the Ciudad Vieja. We explain to you the sad history of this town, which was the second city founded by Spanish in Guatemala. We visit the organic macadamia farm were we learn about many medical functions of the macadamia nut. We visit the town San Antonio Aguas Calientes to visit the local cooperative market. We end our tour in a Jade factory, where you can see how Mayans worked in the past and how it is done now. The tour takes about 4 hours.

San Antonio Aguas Calientes

Tour Dates: Every day at 08:00hrs or 14:00hrs. Minimum of 02 Pax US$.50 pp GUATEMALA CITY TOUR:

Guatemala Capital

This tour will visit the modern Guatemala City. Founded in 1777, it is the fourth city in Guatemalan history. We will see the museum of anthropology and ethnography near to airport. Here you will find some of most exquisite pieces of all the archeological sites of the Petén area. We go to the civic center where you will see the justice palace, the national bank, Guatemala’s City Hall, social security building. We continue downtown for watch the beautiful Palacio Nacional de la Cultura you can see in this place the official saloons for all the diplomatic events, the cathedral and main plaza too. We will drive through Avenida de la Reforma, Centro Civico y Centro Historico. The Tour take about 6 hrs include, transportation around trip to Antigua. Minimum of 02 Pax Every day at 08:00hrs or 13:00hrs.

US$.63 pp

IXIMCHE RUINS TOUR AND SORROUNDING TOWNS:

Iximche

First you will visit the post-classic Mayan City of Iximche, in Tecpan, Chimaltenango; this was the first city invaded and conquered by the Spanish and here they settled the first capital of Guatemala, the had to abandoned the city due the constant attack from the Kakchiquel people; when they left they burned the city but the ruins remains. You will also visit the towns of San Andres Itzapa, Comalapa and Pastores. The tour takes about 05 hours. Minimum of 02 Pax Every day at 08:00hrs or 13:00hrs.

US$.63 pp

COFFEE PLANTATION TOUR (FINCA FILADELFIA): The farm’s most famous tour for more than nine years, where visitors will learn about coffee from the plantation to the cup. Learn about the history, cultivation and processing of coffee on our farm, with over 130 years of tradition that dates back to 1870. On a walk will visit the nursery and planting coffee, then made a tour of the wet and drying yards, the dry mill and manual sorting area. Later visit the Tostaduría and packing area, closing with the cupping lab. The tour ends sipping a cup of the best coffee in the world occurred in FincaFiladelfia, the Genuine Antigua, in the preparation of your choice: American or Espresso. This tour takes about 03 hours. No minimum required. Every day at 08:20hrs; 10:20hrs or 13:20hrs. US$.25pp

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NUEVAS rutas turisticas de 1 Guatemala DAY TOURS SALIDAS REGULARES min 6 participantes , publico internacional , Ingles/Espanol/ Precios al publico (*)

PANAJACHEL TOUR TO THE LAKE ATITLAN

Enjoy the tour of the Lake knowing the different culture of the Lake Atitlan, the textils, paints and history. Start our tour in San Marcos la laguna, place where we appreciate their nature, silence and bird sing. The second stop is in San Juan la laguna, plato knowing for their textils and paints, will see the preparation of the naturals dye and after the use of the loom where practice and learn. Transfer to san Pedro la laguna where we visited the local market and their church final taste a coffee cultivate in this town; the tour end in Santiado Atitlan, the more bigger town of this area of the Lake Atitlan, we knowed the history of the tocoyal, church history, the market where we appreciate the color of the local cloth and without to miss the visited to Maximon, maya saint of the place. At the end in the afternoon return to Panajachel.

Lake Atitlan

Daily 05:30 hrs Price per person USD 63.00

QUETZALTENANGO MARKET TOUR TO CHICHICASTENANGO

Surrounded of the villages and mountains, with the magic of the narrow rock streets and tile roof red shrouded in mist, Chichicastenango look like a place far from time and space. Thursday and Sunday celebrate local market, artesany of all the region came to the town to sale their merchandise. Is worth it to visit the cathedral, the museum Rossbach, the Pascualabaj Fabric and the brotherhoods (maya religious brotherhoods which celebrate Sunday’s procecions around the church of Santo tomas) Departure: Minime 2 person Thursday and Sunday at 07:00 hrs

USD 63.00 per person

Chichicastenango Market

ANTIGUA TIKAL NATIONAL PARK: Really early you will be picked up at your hotel to the domestic flight airport to take the flight to Santa Elena PetĂŠn; once there a member of our staff will pick you up take to a place where you can have breakfast (not included) and then take you to Tikal National Park, in the tour you will visit the Complex Q and R, the Temples IV and V, the Lost World and The Main Plaza with the Temples I and II and the Rulers Palace. After the tour you will take lunch (include) inside the park and after you will be taken to Mundo Maya Airport to take the flight back to Guatemala City where a member of our staff will be waiting for you and bring you back to Antigua Guatemala. No minimum required. Every day at 04:00hrs. US$.431pp (This tour is also available by First Class or Luxury Bus)

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NUEVAS rutas turisticas Guatemala SEVERALdeDAYS TOURS SALIDAS REGULARES min 6 participantes , publico internacional , Ingles/Espanol/ Precios al publico (*)

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SEMUC CHAMPEY AND LANQUN: (03D/02N) On the first day you can take a morning of afternoon shuttle to Cobรกn, and enjoy this beautiful little city. The next day you will take a full day tour to visit in the morning Semuc Champey the amazing series of natural pools formed by the Cahobon River, in the afternoon you will go to Lanquin to explore the huge caves and wait for the bat exit at sunset. The third day in the morning you will take your shuttle back to Antigua Guatemala, on this day you also have the option to continue your journey to Flores Island (Tikal).

Semuc Champey

Starting at: Everyday at 08:00hrs or 14:00hrs. US$.187 pp COPAN AND THE GUATEMALAN CARIBBEAN: (04D/03N) This is an amazing tour that combines Mayan Ruins and White Sand Beaches; on the first day you will leave really early from Antigua Guatemala to Copan, in the afternoon you will visit the Mayan Ruins. Next day you will travel from Copan to Rio Dulce on the way there is the option to visit Quirigua Ruins. The third day you will take a boat tour along the river until you get to Livingston the afrocaribbean town of Guatemala, here you can enjoy the beach.

Copan

The last day you will take a boat to Puerto Barrios and from here start your way back to Antigua Guatemala, on this day you also have the option to continue your journey to Flores Island (Tikal) or to Cobรกn to visit Semuc Champey and Lanquin. Starting at: Everyday at 04:00hrs. US$.313 pp

PANAJACHEL ATITLAN VOLCANO (2D/1N)

In the first day departure from Panajachel to San Lucas Toliman, where start to walking to Atitlan Volcano, in the hike from approximate 7 hours enjoy from the forest, jungle semi-humid and ravine in both sides, the last 500 meters will be rocky, close to the top to the volcano enjoy to the late afternoon to the camping. On the second day very early, back to the top to see a beautiful sunrise with a majestic view of Lake Atitlan and the Pacific coast. Thereafter retronaremos to Panajachel descent walk of about five hours.

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USD $150.00 per person


BIKE EXTREME TOUR ATITLAN (2D/1N) The extreme tour you can miss it when you visited Atitlan. Departure from Panajachel upside mountains to Solola, after to descend to San Jose Chacaya where appreciate from the top a view of the lake Atitlan. Ending the day biking to Santa Lucia Utatlan to end in the reserve of Chuiraxamolo in Santa Clara la laguna where to camping. The second day enjoy the summit where can’t missed the breeze on the pure air to 2,734 meters over see level, moving us to Santa Clara la laguna where we start to descende extreme for the Nariz del Indio to san Juan la laguna and end in the u de Tzununa next to transfer in boat to Panajachel. One Adventure unforgettable! USD 50.00 per person

QUETZALTENANGO QUETZALTENANGO and THE GUATEMALAN WESTERN HIGHLANDS: (04D/03N) Tour for one of the parts more authentic of Guatemala, the first day for the evening take the transport to Quetzaltenango the second city more important of Guatemala. The second day have the option to go up one of the three volcanoes are around the city: Santa maria, Santiaguito o Chicabal, in the afternoon relax the muscle after the hike take transportation service to Fuentes Georginas, thermals water with sulfer you can find in the skirt to the Zunil volcano. The third day have the opportunity to visited some towns more authentic in Guatemala. In the morning of the fourth day have the opportunity to do the walking tour to the historic center in the city, and the evening take transportation to return to Antigua. Everyday 14:30 hrs Price per person USD 287.00

Todos santos Cuchumatanes

TODOS SANTOS, CUCHUMATAN, CHIANTLA, EL MIRADOR RUINS OF ZACULEU. This tour where we can find Culture, religious and archeology. Will be visited Todos Santos, this is a town full of culture locate in the mountains of the Cuchumatanes, where you can see man and woman wearing typical cloth with many colors. Next continue to Chiantla to visited the catholic church, that way you can see the Virgen de Plata which the people of the region venerate and confirm they get many miracles. Our last destiny will be the ruins of Zaculeu, capital and fortress of the Mames this city came to the period Post Classic latest 1250-1520 in this place you can find sacred temples. Included: Transportation back and forward, guide and entrances. BIRD WATCHING IN LOMA LINDA FARM This is the rute with the level demanding from medium to high, no recommenden to people with no physic condition. Where you walk to one of the parts more higher in the farm, adjacent to the skirt of the Santiaguito Volcano and San Martin Sacatepequez. In this walking start with the same tour to la cascada del Chilamate and after to continue with the ascend to approximate one hours and half more, break through the cultivate and to the last part to be in the forest

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area which is the place where different species habitat like la Tangara and El Quetzal between others really interest for the lovers to the avitourism. The farm have the certificate IBA, this certificate garantees the birds live in there and is probably to see it. The dates more recomendate to do the rute are November to April. Included: Transportation back and forward, guide, entrances and breakfast. Price USD 75.00 per person (minime 2 persons) HUEHUE - HOYO DEL CIMARRON - CHACULÁ - LAGUNA BRAVA

Hoyo cimarron

This tour offers two days where we have the opportunity to stay in touch with nature, enjoy hiking, sleep in a house over 100 years old, and share with people that were from refugee communities in Mexico affected by the problems of war. If you are looking for an Day 1 08:00 hrs. Departure from Huehuetenango towards the village la Trinidad. We will walk 40 minutes and get to see something different from the nature of the El Hoyo del Cimarron. The Cimarron is a perfectly round hole of limestone rock approximately 170 meters in diameter at the bottom and is something you have to see. Next we will return to the village to continue to the Villa Chaculá to sleep in a house over 100 years old made of the stones of Mayan temples; it is very comfortable and enjoyable

Lagoon Brava

Day 2 07:00 hrs. After breakfast we head towards the village Yalambojoch, where we began a 2 hour hike to one of the most beautiful lakes in Guatemala. The hike to “La Laguna Brava” is a walk where you come in contact with nature with beautiful views to reach the lake. Once at the lake, you will realize how clean it is and be able to see all the color tones of the lagoon. We will have time to swim and have a picnic before walking back to Yalambojoch, about 3 hours. Wethenreturn to Huehuetenango. Price: $243.00 p.p Min 2 Included: Trasportation back and forward, guíde, one night of accomodation in room with baño private, breakfast No Included: Entrace, food, drink, horse. HUEHUE - IXIL TRIANGLE Day 1: This tour leaves from Huehuetenango to the department of Quiche, through Aguacatán and doing a tour in the village. We then continue to Sacapulas, where we will visit the market to observe the development of Sal Negra (black salt), a tradition of the town. Next we head Nebaj, where we will enjoy a tour of the ceremonial points of the village. We stay overnight at Villa Nebaj. Day 2: On this day our first destination will be Chajul, a town with a great Mayan essence. We visit the homes of local women artisans and you will be able to visit with the Mayan families. We may also visit the church and museum. Then we continue to Cotzal, where we will visit the historic center. In the afternoon we return to Quetzaltenango (optional llakeAtitlan or Antigua) Price: $175.00 p.p Min 2 Included: Transportation back and forward, guide, one night of hotel

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NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala EDUCATIVE TOURISM SALIDAS SALIDAS REGULARES REGULARES min min 66 participantes participantes ,, publico publico internacional internacional ,, Ingles/Espanol/ Ingles/Espanol/ Precios Precios al al publico publico (*) (*)

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n the last years in been development a new segment inside of the tourism called EDUCATIVE TOURISM practices right now in several countries. Guatemala is not the exception, is for this reason Servicios Turisticos Centro America S.A. we develop this segment of tourism what have a principal object that the students involve and participate with the culture, nature and social of the other culture in the own culture in the country and deepen their knowledge possibility to the acquisitionsto the news tools to stimulate their comprehensive training.

Also the possibility to see a Quetzal, the reserve count with trails like snake for the beautiful forest fuggy, also is a place you can get training to bird observation.

We offer tours and excursions for students nationals and foreign to different parts of Guatemala, visited nature attractive, cultural and architectonics with guides training with the security and confort, that characterizes to the experiences training and learning are less to be in their country with so much rich like Guatemala.

Accodomation. Hotel La Paz

LAS VERAPACES 04 D & 03 N Itinerary example Day 1, Thursday 04:00 Hrs. From Quetzaltenango to Viotopo del Quetzal: El Biotopo Mario Dary Rivera. Natural Park, know simply local like el Biotopodel Quetzal, in santuary to see the national Biard of Guatemala, el Quetzal. If you have luck, to see one – specially in Februaruy to September.

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15;00 hrs Departure from el Biotopo del Quetzal to coban, the city of the King Carlos V. One beautiful city where you can walk quiet for the street knowing the Central Park and surrounded. Also you can do small visit to the chuch in the calvario or the famous Museum of the coffee Dieseldorff.

Day 2, Friday 07:00 Hrs. Departure from Coban to visited the Nationa Park of the Laguna Lachua “the mirror of the sky” is a cenote of Guatemala. Are locate in the tropical jungle in the Municipio de Coban, Alta Verapaz. The Lagoon have a circule and is probably one dolime flodeed. The water of the lake is sulfer smell, that explain the origen the name “Lachua” is derivate to the word kekchi “li chuha” that mean “water fetid”. The water contain higher grade of calcite, and tree branch fall in the lake get fast one layer of white calcite. The lake is locate in the center of the National Park laguna Lachua was created in 1976. The park have a surfice of 145 km2 and contain more of 220 species of the plants and 210 species of mammals and birds.


14:00 hrs. After one hours and half to walking, lunch in the shore of the lagoon where are space to cook, after the lunch you can enojoy a few hours to the beautiful lagoon. For the evening take the way to the return to the city of Coban. Accomodation in Hote La Paz Day 3, Saturday 07:00 Hrs. Departure from Coban to the national Park of Semuc Champey “ The Octave miracle of the world”: (where the river sinking or desapperd) are natural enclave locate next to Guatemalan Municipio of Lanquin (12 km approcimate in the south of Lanquin), in the Departamento of Alta Verapaz. In the same, in the middle of thick tropical forest you can find the natural bridge of limestone about 300 meter long through which it flows River Cahabon which surrounded you can find big amount of pools of 1 to 3 meter deeped, which the green turquoise color change through the year change with the climate, the sun and others natural facts. In the end you can onserve the river Cahabon how get deep in the cave of limestone, area realy danger to get close inside the river for the strong of the water, you are allow to see to distance this natural phenomenon, geoghrafic treasure of Guatemala. Semuc Champey was declarate in 1999 Natural Momument for the actually President of the republic, Alvaro ARzu Irigo and was then next geoghrafitly the National Park Grutas de Lanquin which share the center of visitants to covert the tourist. 14:00 Hrs. After to the visited Semuc Champey return to Municipio of Lanquin where you can find the famous caves: 1 km from the town of Lanquin, the road to communicate with the city of Coban over the entrance to the caves of Lanquin, one of the firsts declared protected area in Guatemala. Is a enormous and beautiful complex , with saloon, dome and calcareous formations that prints a extraordinary beautiful; unknowns where is the end of the grotto. Some formations have a name of animals and other form look like. The grotto are not just destiny touristic, it`s a sacred place to all Q’eq`chies; believes are the “heart of the sky”, and what in the bowels of the grottos “hide the secret of the centuries”. The grotto of the Lanquin stand out to be a habitat natural of thousands of bats, which ones go out each dusk, it`s a show to all the tourist. This night the accommodation will be small hostel to shore of the river Cahabon.

Monja Blanca

Lachua Lagoon

Accomodation. Hotel La Paz For the morning visited to nursery orchids in Coban. Next departure to Quetzaltenango, the tour end in the location of College. THE PRICE OF THIS TOUR CHANGE DEPEND OF THE NEEDS

Semuc Champey

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NUEVAS rutas turisticas HONEYMOON de Guatemala SALIDAS SALIDAS REGULARES REGULARES min min 66 participantes participantes ,, publico publico internacional internacional ,, Ingles/Espanol/ Ingles/Espanol/ Precios Precios al al publico publico (*) (*)

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t’s time to spend some time alone, to rest from all the wedding preparations. You are a married couple!

The Honeymoon strengthens intimacy and it is time to return filled with renewed energy as a couple, to start married life. Nowadays, the Honeymoon, because of the obligations of everyday life, except for some privileged, cannot be too long, and therefore the couple cannot visit multiple destinations, yet something lingers ... the sweetness of honey. Take a grand tour of the lake, which is nominated for the New 7 Wonders of the World (Lago de Atitlan), at a great price.

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“Not only would you have a wide selection of unforgettable destinations to choose, but you would also have a variety of activities that you can choose to enjoy with your partner.”

You can have fun with adventure activities like canopy, rafting, climbing volcanoes, or walks, or you can enjoy relaxing activities such as: visiting spas, visiting hot springs, fishing, or tours to see the most beautiful villages of our country.

You will receive excellent service from the best providers with experience that will give you results that exceed your expectations.


HONEYMOON PACKAGE (08D/07N) TIKAL / RIO DULCE / COPAN / ANTIGUA GUATEMALA Day 1 , Luxury Bus 21.00 Gold Line from Guatemala City to Santa Elena Peten . Day 2 7:30 Collective Tour Tikal National Park . Free afternoon in Tikal. Accommodation Hotel Tikal Inn . ( Includes Dinner Romantic and Special Decoration ) . Day 3 , 4:00 Tour of Dawn in the ruins of Tikal. 9:00 Transfer to Santa Elena . 10:00 First Class Bus from Santa Elena to Rio Dulce 15:00 Tour the Castle of San Felipe . Accommodation Hotel Hacienda Tijax . (Includes Special Decoration ) .

Tikal

Day 4 8:00 Private Transfer from Rio Dulce to Copan Ruins , on the way visit to the ruins of Quirigua 14:00 Guided tour in the ruins of Copan . Accommodation Hotel Yat Balam ( Includes Bottle of Red Wine Special Decor ) Day 5 , Free morning in Copan Ruinas. 12:00 Transfer from Copan Ruinas to Collective Antigua Guatemala . Accommodation: Hotel Candelaria (Includes Romantic Dinner ) Day 6 6:00 Pacaya Volcano tour . Free afternoon in Antigua Guatemala . Accommodation: Hotel Candelaria .

Copan

Day 7 8:00 Collective Transfer to the Spa Santa Teresita , Includes Thermal Circuit , Massage Chair, Admissions Thermal Pools , Snacks, Towel, Robes and Sovenirs . Accommodation: Hotel Candelaria . Day 8 A Collective transfer the desired time to Guatemala City . PRICE U.S. $ 1300 per person

Pacaya Volcano

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NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala RELIGIOUS TOURISM SALIDAS SALIDAS REGULARES REGULARES min min 66 participantes participantes ,, publico publico internacional internacional ,, Ingles/Espanol/ Ingles/Espanol/ Precios Precios al al publico publico (*) (*)

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uatemala is a multilingual, multicultural and multiethnic, why not say a country rich in diversity which makes the country unique.

If we talk about religion, in Guatemala are practiced different religions, among the most important is the CATHOLIC RELIGION, imposed by the Spanish conquistadors and now practiced by most of Guatemalans in its magnificent splendor. For example: during Easter the streets of various departments are filled with colorful and traditions during the tour of the colorful processions where faithful devotees (men, women and children) loaded images with the representation of the passion and death of Christ. In eastern Guatemala City is located the town of Esquipulas, Chiquimula where the Basilica of the Black Christ of Esquipulas, inside which the image of Christ Black miraculous consecrated by Archbishop Fray Pedro Pardo de Figueroa to be cured of a disease. We offer a tour for those who wish to seek proximity or contact with the sacred, within this cultural-religious heritage visiting churches, cathedrals, convents and religious places of special significance for the enjoyment of their natural and religious.

DAY 1 WELCOME TO GUATEMALA Arrival at the international airport, transportation to Antigua Guatemala immediately. Antigua Guatemala is a colonial

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city which still retains the vestiges of history and beautiful colonial churches without missing. Accommodation in Antigua Guatemala PLAN A: Palacio Do単a Leonor / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas PLAN C: Posada la Merced DAY 2 VISITS IN ANTIGUA Cultural Walk in Antigua Guatemala , exploring the city of Santiago de los Caballeros , where religious fervor and spirituality were a feature in colonial times , as evident in the construction of different churches , temples , chapels , convents and monasteries , by their respective congregations . Despite the destruction of the city as a result of the earthquake in 1773 , some churches , temples and shrines not heavily damaged , so that after repairs and renovations at various times today can still be seen . During the tour we will visit La Merced Church, the Cathedral , the Temple of the School of Christ , the Church of St. Peter the Apostle , the Calvary Chapel without missing the San Francisco Temple or Shrine of Hermano Pedro . The latter are the remains of Santo Hermano Pedro. In the afternoon Tour Around Antigua Guatemala, visiting San Felipe de Jesus once inside the sanctuary , lies the image of Lord Buried , will also visit San Juan del Obispo, for the monastery of the first bishop of Guatemala , Francisco Marroquin. We follow a coffee plantation. Here we can see the whole process of coffee bean, from collection to shipment. Come to Old Town . We explained that the sad history of this city, which was the second city founded by Spanish in Guatemala.


Overnight at the hotel last night DAY 3 ANTIGUA - CHICHICASTENANGO - QUETZALTENANGO Departure from Antigua Guatemala to Chichicastenango. Crafts , colorful costumes , Mayan rituals and cultural wealth are in the most famous indigenous market in Central America , which take place in the small town of Chichicastenango on Thursday and Sunday. Chichicastenango is a church of 400 years old . This beautiful church produces mystery and wonder , and is the perfect marriage being the Catholic faith and indigenous religious traditions . Market days can be seen shamans performing rituals in the church , often including incense , candles and , sometimes , even to the sacrifice of chickens to honor and pray to the gods. Its architecture is a tribute to the ancient Mayan influence , because the church has a series of 18 steps, one for each month of the Mayan calendar . This calendar consisted of 18 months with 20 days each month.

PLAN C: Hotel Utz Jay

In the afternoon shuttle to Quetzaltenango Accommodation in Quetzaltenango PLAN A: Hotel Bonifaz / Plan B : Hotel Modelo PLAN C : Hotel Villa de Don Andres

DAY 7 ANTIGUA GUATEMALA-CITY-Esquipulas Departure from Antigua Guatemala to Guatemala City, to visit the churches in Guatemala City.

DAY 4 VISIT IN QUETZALTENANGO Cultural Tour in Quetzaltenango visiting the historical center and the main Catholic churches that are part of this blessed place . Our first stop will be at the Cathedral also known as “ Church of the Holy Spirit “ This is the first church in Quetzaltenango , was ordained by Bishop Francisco Marroquín and built in 1532 . St. Nicholas Church , St. Bartholomew Church and transfiguration each with a different story and where the Catholic faithful gather maintaining its fervor . Afternoon tour indigenous peoples around Quetzaltenango , The tour begins in Zunil will visit an indigenous cemetery , the Santa Ana weaving cooperative , the colonial church and San Simon Mayan holy and Catholic Church that was built in the colonial times and is located in the center of town has a very ornate facade and a special altar silver . Then it’s time to relax a bit ( 1 ½ hours) Georgian sources ( natural volcanic hot springs ) with a warm bath , surrounded by a beautiful cloud forest . We end our tour with a visit to Almolonga one of the most productive agricultural villages in Guatemala . Overnight at the hotel last night DAY 5 WALK, COLONIAL CHURCHES - Lake Atitlan The volcano and are protected Chicabal Lagoon to the town of San Martin Sacatepequez and other neighboring municipalities of Quetzaltenango Mam area represents a significant spiritual center since it is here that the population is brought into contact with the Creator and Maker through communion with nature. And for that spiritual ceremonies performed guided by the Aikab (Spiritual guide for Mam people, for the people Ajquij Kiche) In the afternoon departure from Quetzaltenango to Panajachel visiting colonial churches located around Quetzaltenango.

DAY 6 LAKE EXPLORATION ATITLÁN-OLD Tour Around Lake Atitlan. Lake Atitlan is surrounded by 12 villages which are called as the 12 apostles (Santiago Atitlan, San Pedro la Laguna, San Marcos la Laguna, etc..) The tour starts with a visit to San Marcos La Laguna. In Santiago de Atitlan Maximon visit local Mayan holy, where if we are lucky we can see some Mayan rituals and ceremonies. After that continue to the famous church and monastery of Santiago Atitlan is where the stories took place in the civil war and the way the church tried to help the indigenous population was persecuted during this time. Santiago is a good place to watch a typical market of blankets and fabrics. In the afternoon transportation to Antigua Guatemala PLAN A: Palacio Dona Leonor / Plan B: Hotel Las Farolas PLAN C: Posada la Merced

After transport to Esquipulas. Accommodation DAY 8 VISITING Esquipulas Visit to the Basilica of the Black Christ. Esquipulas is known as the capital of the Faith American center, as many Central Americans flock to this place to workship the sacred image of the black Christ of Esquipulas. PLAN A: Legendary / PLAN B: Real Santa Maria PLAN C: St. Jude DAY 9 Esquipulas-GUATEMALA CITY Breakfast at hotel Departure to Guatemala City, Accommodation

Guatemala

City

DAY 10 TO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION Transportation from the Hotel, shuttle to the airport depending on the time of flight. INCLUDES: All ground transportation mentioned tours with local guides, entrance fees, 09 nights’ accommodation in double room, breakfast in the hotels. NOT INCLUDED: Meals, drinks, personal expenses, gratuities, and other than those mentioned. PRICE PER PERSON (in U.S. $) Plan 02 Persons 04 Persons

Plan A 2,441.00 Plan B 2,162.00 Plan C 1,688.00

2,213.00 1,637.00 1,500.00

06 Persons 2,090.00 1,499.00 1,155.00

08 Persons 1,881.00 1,406.00 1,090.00

Supplement for single room:

Plan A: US$. 494 / Plan B: US$. 387 / Plan C: US$. 269

Prices not valid during Easter / Christmas and New Year. BIG GROUPS, SPECIALS PRICE

PLAN A: Hotel Atitlan / PLAN B: Posada de Don Rodrigo

Church La Hermita

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NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala COMMUNITY TOURISM SALIDAS SALIDAS REGULARES REGULARES min min 66 participantes participantes ,, publico publico internacional internacional ,, Ingles/Espanol/ Ingles/Espanol/ Precios Precios al al publico publico (*) (*)

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ommunity tourism is an area which is not yet been developed completely in the tourism industry of Guatemala. Community based tourism is tourism in which local residents invite tourists to visit their communities with the provision of overnight accommodation. This opportunity will bridge the gaps in Guatemalan tourism and allowing visitors to discover local habitats and wildlife, and celebrates and respects traditional cultures, rituals and wisdom. The community will be aware of the commercial and social value placed on their natural and cultural heritage through tourism, and this will foster community based conservation of these resources. We are aiming to make this connection between tourists and communities for the overall

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development of Guatemala and allow tourist to explore one of the richest cultures in the country by being fully immersed in it. MISSION:

To launch Community Tourism in Guatemala, through promotion, commercialization and SALES from the community tourism, working with all of the communities who wish to participate, providing our experience in tourism in coordination with the communities. VISION:

To promote and develop community tourism, generating SALES, pointing tourism in the proper direction, being the pioneers in this sector of tourism, and strengthening the socio-cultural and socioeconomic development of Guatemala. More Info: www.communitytourism.info


NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala MEETING PLANNERS SALIDAS SALIDAS REGULARES REGULARES min min 66 participantes participantes ,, publico publico internacional internacional ,, Ingles/Espanol/ Ingles/Espanol/ Precios Precios al al publico publico (*) (*)

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e provides you with all of the necessary logistical services, such as ground transportation services, hotel accommodation, personal staff to assist you, and the support for outside events. These are important assets to our company, as we provide you with all of the necessary information, and ensure that all of the customer’s needs are met. Whether you are taking a trip for pleasure, business tourism, or incentive travel, DMC Meeting Planners Guatemala can help ensure that budgets are met and that your experiences go beyond your desires. DMC Meeting Planners Guatemala has sister companies such as Adrenalina Tours, Caminando Guatemala, and Todos los Continentes, all of which are under the tour operator company of Servicios Turisticos Centro America SA. Our Mission: To ensure the quality of our services and the satisfaction of all of our clients, based on a model of excellence and continual improvement.

To implement practices that will promote socially responsible development in our employees, suppliers, environment, and community in general. Objectives: Responsibility and quality run through all of the members of the organization, in each department, area, section, and job position, requiring one to promote, lead, plan, coordinate, and develop quality activities, all the while exceeding the client’s expectations. It is also noted that the customer’s satisfaction lies within the harmonious interaction between responsible management, human resources, and a quality system structure. Objective#1: satisfaction. Objective#2: performance.

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NUEVAS rutas turisticas de Guatemala SPORTS TOURISM SALIDAS SALIDAS REGULARES REGULARES min min 66 participantes participantes ,, publico publico internacional internacional ,, Ingles/Espanol/ Ingles/Espanol/ Precios Precios al al publico publico (*) (*)

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uetzaltenango is located at an average altitude of 2335 meters above sea level which makes it an ideal spot to train world-class athletes, after the city was elected to host the Central American and Caribbean Games 2018 will develop an infrastructure that allow the development of this form of tourism. For more information about the project you can contact to email.

patrick@serviciosturisticoscasa.com

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REFERENCES SELVIN / selvin selvinakkus@yahoo.com� Hello Patricia, I just wanted to send you a thank you note for our transportation. Our trip from Flores to Belize city was very smooth and our, driver, Julio, was excellent! He was very kind and helpful, we really appreciated him. Thanks again for everything, we will definitely be suggesting you guys to our friends who might be travelling to the region.

Mimi W / http://www.tripadvisor.com.mx/members/Mimi889 My hats off to Adrenalina Tours Crew!� If you ever end up in Quetzaltenango and would like to do a guided tour, do stop by Adrenalina Tours office (located by Parque Central) and ask for Henry Gonzalez. He is the most customer service and personable tour guide I have ever had the pleasure to encounter. He is knowledgeable about the area and he makes you feel that he has no other care in the world but your comfort and enjoyment of the tour. Quite impressive! Again, I want to stretch how personable he was as he helped me out with a personal request as well as some invaluable tips about the Lake Atitlan area. I also want to thank Victor, his Operations Manager as well as Andres Reyna, Sales Manager in the Antigua office (another Adrenalina Tours location) for his professional courteous manners in his dealings with my many more tour requests. This company makes you feel that you are in good hands. I would highly, highly recommend them.

Johannes Witte/ johannesw@wittetravel.com Hi Patrick, I spoke with Dr. Sawyer the other day. She was extremely pleased with all the arrangements you made for the Gospel Choir. She was very complimentary of Ely. Thanks again!

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Our social

Responsibility Chancol – Chiantla – Huehuetenango – Guatemala

In many villages in rural areas of Guatemala. Youth suffers from a poor Public education system, lack of recreational activities, a strong immigration to the United States With their respective family disintegration and cultural identity, stigmatization of youth as a problem of gender discrimination, the early and unwanted pregnancy, and many situations that strongly affects the harmonious development of individuals and communities. It is in this context that three years ago, several young Chancol communities were organized with the concern to “do something” and together with the Blue Unicorn Inn Bed located in the town, decided to create a library. For two years, the library and playroom worked through donation of books (including a significant donation from Adrenalina Tours) and educational games, to a local community group and volunteers took turns to open several times a week. In 2013, unable to continue using the community locally there was an urgent need to build a separate room. In order not to abandon this promising project, Adrenalina Tours decided to finance the construction material of this new local decisive contribution, and now accounts for half of the construction material. The land was made available by the Blue Unicorn who is also responsible for the construction. Very soon, a community librarian will be hired and start working through another donation and is in the network of librarians who receive training from the organization “Child – Aid” Adrenalina Tours decisively contribute to the education and improvement of children, youth and adults from the community od chancel and its neighboring communities the contributions will provide a toy library, library cultural center for about 10,000 people.

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CONTACT 13 Av 4-25 zona 1 Inside Pasaje Enriquez Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Tel:(502) 5308-5106 PBX: (502) 7932-5854 Only Emergency : (502)5308-1489

Sr. Patrick Vercoutere Gerente General +502 5308-5106 (español , inglés , holandés , francés) Skype > Patrick.eric.vercoutere patrick@serviciosturisticoscasa.com / www.serviciosturisticoscasa.com Adrenalina.tours.official @ADRENALINATOURS Patrick.vercoutere

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BANK ACCOUNTS BANCO INDUSTRIAL GUATEMALA 010-000614-8 cuenta en $ a nombre de Servicios Turisticos Centro America S.A. 010-000517-3 cuenta en Q a nombre de Servicios Turisticos Centro America S.A. IN BELGIUM PATRICK VERCOUTERE BNP PARIBAS FORTIS Bank Account / Numero: 001 1155055 55 IBAN: BE31001115505555 / SWIFT (BIC = bank identifier code ) : GEBABEBB Address / Dirección: 33 avenida A 2 – 07 zona 8, Quetzaltenango, GUATEMALA Credit Card VISA : https://www.cpmp.com.gt/Visanet/store/show/id/289

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