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Route of the volcanoes: Maya, lencas and garífunas

A NATURE-FILLED TRIP ACROSS GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

Paises

Countries

Costa Rica - Nicaragua

Zona

Zone

Central - South

Tipo

Themes

Adventure - Agritourism - Archeology and History - Culture - Nature - Sun and Beach - World Heritage

Learn about the traditions of the indigenous communities and visit volcanoes, wonderful natural spaces, colonial cities, pre-Columbian archaeological deposits, and enjoy the Cochino Cays.

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Día 1

Welcome and transfer to your hotel in La Antigua Guatemala. Rest of the day free to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Día 2

In the morning, half-day tour to Pacaya Volcano (active), from 6:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Free afternoon to enjoy the city. La Antigua Guatemala is surrounded by three huge volcanoes. (Pacaya that is active, Volcán de Fuego, and Acatenango that are inactive) can be seen as caudillos around the city, the views are really impressive from the tiny colonial city of La Antigua Guatemala.

Día 3

Departure for Panajachel, a small town located on the shores of Lake Atitlán, said to be the most beautiful lake in the world. The lake, also called the lake of the 7 colors, is surrounded by 12 villages that have the names of the 12 apostles, and three imposing volcanoes guard it: Atitlán, Tolimán and Santo Tomas, all inactive.

Día 4

Tour to Lake Atitlán. The villages that surround the lake are 100% indigenous and live from fishing, crops and looms. The population descends directly from the Mayans. We will visit the most picturesque villages: Santiago Atitlán, San Pedro, and San Antonio. Departure for Guatemala city  and accommodations.

Día 5

Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Flores, continue to the hotel, breakfast, tour of the Tikal archaeological park with guide, and lunch in the park. Transfer to the airport to take a flight back to Guatemala City. Transfer to the hotel.

Día 6

Breakfast. Transfer to Copán, hotel accommodations.

Día 7

Breakfast. Departure for Copán archaeological park. Copán is known as the most artistic Mayan city, and that is why in 1980 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tour of Santa Isabel coffee farm, where we can observe the process of one of the best high-altitude coffee in Honduras, and see how the bushes grow under the shade of the trees.

Día 8

Breakfast. Departure for La Esperanza, passing through the city of Gracias.
Arrival at La Esperanza, accommodations at the hotel, walking tour through the center of the city.

Día 9

Breakfast. Tour of the mountain, land of the Lencas; live culture of western Honduras, picnic lunch at the Rio Grande waterfall, return to La Esperanza and departure for Tela.

Día 10

Breakfast, boat tour to Punta Sal, with lunch.

Punta Sal: today named Jeannette Kawas National Park in honor of its founder, is located west of the city offering a complex ecosystem of tropical rainforest, mangrove forests, coral reefs, and lush white-sand natural beaches. Return to Tela and departure for La Ceiba. Accommodations.

Día 11

Breakfast, departure for Cayos Cochinos by boat.

Cayos Cochinos is a composition of two large islands, and 13 small cays. It is a natural reserve, which houses an ecosystem different from other beach destinations in Honduras. It is inhabited by the Garifuna community, culture declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.  We can learn about their lifestyle during a lunch that will be prepared by them in an islet (Cayo Chachahuate), with a population of no more than 25 houses. Return to La Ceiba. Accommodations.

Día 12

Breakfast, transfer to take ferry to Utila, arrival and accommodations at the hotel. Rest of the day free.

Día 13

Breakfast, and free day to enjoy the hotel facilities or take an optional tour.

Día 14

Breakfast, departure by ferry to La Ceiba to board your transportation to the San Pedro Sula airport. End of services.

Activities included

Tour Pacaya Volcano, Tour Lake Amatitlán, Tour Tikal (lunch included), Tour Copán Ruins, Tour Finca Santa Isabel, Tour Punta Sal (lunch included), Tour Cayos Cochino (lunch included).
Daily breakfast, lunch in Tikal, lunch in Puntal Sal, lunch in Cayos Cochinos.

It does not include:

Dinner in Hacienda San Lucas.

Useful information - Do not leave anything

We recommend to bring
Make sure all your documentation is in order.
We recommend bringing sporty, light, comfortable clothing.
Volcanoes Maya lencas garifunas Guatemala Hondura. Central America Tour

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