Mayan KingdomThe Royal Path of The Maya

The Maya Kingdom is a Martsam Travel’s program where the vestiges of Maya civilization and the Maya people are the conductive threads in a colorful journey through the Royal path of the Maya.

Exciting archaeological and cultural adventures to discover ancient Maya sites, live culture, colonial cities, ethnic markets, textiles, festivals, beliefs and the Selva Maya.

Adventure Begins
3/13/2018
Duration
11 Days
Price
US$1,405 per person
Tikal National Park

MAYAN TREASURES

This fascinating 11 days’ tour offers the best of the Mayan World, Live Culture, tropical rainforest and the unique Maya History of Guatemala and Copan in Honduras.

An active cultural adventure through incredibly colorful landscapes, villages, Maya sites, churches, museums, colonial cities, and multicolored markets; this is also a unique opportunity to immerse into the customs of the mysterious Maya people.

Discover the secrets of Lake Atitlan and enjoy the original art of naïf painters, learn about the different techniques that native use to produce amazing textiles, and be surprised with spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya.

Explore the Mayan World visiting renowned archaeological sites, declared as cultural and natural world heritage by UNESCO and Maya ruins surrounded by exuberant tropical forest that inhabits abundant species of wildlife.

Travel through the Guatemala Maya, and discover this millenarian civilization hidden treasures

TOUR ITINERARY Highlights Of Your Journey

START END
Arrival – Antigua Guatemala
Day 1

Arrival – Antigua Guatemala

Meet and greet.

Our team will greet you at La Aurora International Airport and then you will be transferred to the City of Antigua Guatemala, (1 hour approx.)

Lodging in the Colonial City of Antigua Guatemala.

 

Antigua Guatemala
Day 2

Cultural walking tour in Antigua

Cultural walking tour in Antigua Guatemala, a smooth walking experience through the ruins, museums, monasteries, markets, art galleries and plazas of this colonial city.

Lodging in Antigua Guatemala

  • Tourist Attraction:
    Colonial Ruins
  • Best Buy of this Place:
    Handicraft Market
  • Food Speciality:
    Pepian
  • Activity:
    Cultural Walking Tour
Chichicastenango
(Thursday and Sunday)
Place 2
Chichicastenango Market Tour
Day 3

Chichicastenango Market Tour

(Thursday and Sunday)

After breakfast, we begin our trip towards the heart of the Guatemalan highland, driving through incredibly colorful landscapes: hillsides planted with vegetables and flowers, towns that have captured our history in the paintings and crafts made by local artists. (3 hour approx.)

Here you will enjoy the colorful market and Maya Quiche peoples’ traditions. The magic that surrounds the ancient, indigenous commercial process in a mixture of flower scents and incense, turn the event into a magical moment. In the afternoon, we will board our minibus and head to Panajachel (1 hour approx.)

Lodging in Panajachel

  • Tourist Attraction:
    Mayan Market
  • Activity:
    Market Walking Tour
Lake Atitlan
Day 4

Lake Atitlan Tour

This morning you will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min approx.) to the village of San Juan La Laguna where you can visit the women’s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and the natural dye process.

Visit the studios of local naif painters, and the then continue to the village of Santiago. After lunch (not included) you will continue your tour to the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism, and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya.

Lodging in Panajachel

Lake Atitlan
Place 2
Lake Atitlan – Antigua Guatemala
Day 5

Lake Atitlan – Antigua Guatemala

Free morning to enjoy the Lake Atitlan by yourself.

Then continue to Antigua Guatemala.

Lodging in Antigua

  • Tourist Attraction:
    Handicraft
  • Other Activities:
    Boating Ride, zip line & Bird Watching
Copan, Honduras
Day 6

Copan – Honduras

8:00 a.m. We will depart for Copan through the east part of the country, through a changing landscape with the mild weather of Antigua and Guatemala City and arrive in dry and warm Chiquimula province.

We will then head towards El Florido, where we will cross the border to enter Honduras and head to our hotel to rest after a long trip (5 hrs. Approx.).

Lodging in Copan

  • Tourist Attraction:
    Copan archaeological site
  • Activity:
    Copan Archaeological Tour
TOUR:
Copan, Honduras
Place 2
Copan – Rio Dulce
Day 7

Copan – Rio Dulce

After breakfast, we will head to Rio Dulce ( approx. 5 hrs)

Free afternoon

Lodging in Rio Dulce

  • Activity:
    Transfer to Rio Dulce
Rio Dulce
Day 8

Rio Dulce – Peten

After breakfast you will get aboard the boat for a trip on the Rio Dulce River visiting El Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, the island of the birds, great canyon, and the Garifuna village of Livingston (approx. 2:30 hrs)

After the tour, you will board the boat returning to Rio Dulce to take the minivan and head to the Island of Flores. (3.5 hrs. Approx.).

Lodging in Flores Island

  • Tourist Attraction:
    The Castillo de San Felipe de Lara
  • Activity:
    Two Hours Boating Ride
Livingston
Place 2
Tikal National Park
Day 9

Tikal National Park

After breakfast, we depart for Tikal National Park, where you will be guided along the paths of the City of the Voices, Tikal, which is one of the most beautiful Mayan sites and an natural open-laboratory of flora and fauna, representative of the tropics.

Lodging in Peten

  • Tourist Attraction:
    Tikal National Park
  • Best Buy of this Place:
    Flores Island
  • Food Speciality:
    Fish
  • Activity:
    Archaeology Tour
Tikal National Park
Day 10

Flores – Guatemala City

Free day at the Island of Flores
In the afternoon, return to the airport to take the return flight to Guatemala City.
Lodging in Guatemala City

Optional Tours & Activities

  • Yaxha Archaeological tour
  • Ixpanpajun nature park
  • Lake tour
  • Fishing Tour
  • Birding Tour
Yaxha National Park
Place 2
Back Home
Day 11

Back Home

Transfer out.

Based on your airline itinerary we will provide you a short transfer from your hotel in Guatemala

To La Aurora International  Airport.

Your Adventure in the Country of the Eternal Spring finishes

 

Howler monkey

Responsible Travel

There is nothing more amazing than traveling. We absolutely love it and want to share it with as many people as possible. Through our travels and experience working and living in some of the world’s poorest, yet most beautiful places, we quickly came to realize that we had to change the way we travel!

The travel industry is one of the largest in the world. With a shift towards sustainability, travel can be one of the most powerful tools for preserving the earth’s precious natural resources and unique cultures. Our philosophy is that one does not have to sacrifice any of the great pleasures of travel to travel more responsibly.

For sustainable travel, The Maya World is the perfect place.  We attempt to make as low an impact as possible on our surrounding environment, investing directly into the local an economy with the aim of protecting and preserving the culture of the region. Education and on-going training create long-term benefits for the people we work with and for our destinations as a whole.

Sustainable tourism and travel is a balance!

Sustainability = Authenticity

We are blessed to have the opportunity to travel, and even for us, the practice of responsible travel is relativity new. However, it is a fulfilling path that has led to great satisfaction. Traveling responsibly brings one closer to the harmony that exists between people and the natural world they live in. That is what we believe and it is along this path we trod.

Come join us!

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