Colors of Guatemala

8 Day Package from Guatemala City to Guatemala City

Guatemala: ancient ruins, beautiful landscapes, mayan villages, and…chocolate. Chocolate, really? That’s right chocolate fans; cacao is endemic to Guatemala, and Guatemalans were the first to invent hot chocolate! While chocolate alone is enough reason to visit Guatemala, this vacation offers even more, and Monograms made it easy for you! On this 6-day vacation, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and daily buffet breakfast. Plus, we’ve arranged for you to have a Local Host® in Guatemala City, Antigua, & Lake Atitlán. This is a one-of-a-kind service offered by Monograms to make sure you have someone in each city who can answer your questions, offer suggestions, help you navigate your vacation, and be there for you to make sure your vacation runs smoothly.

When you arrive in Guatemala City, your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and transport you to Antigua, Guatemala’s capital from 1543 to 1776. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for your private sightseeing with a local expert. Antigua is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Americas’ oldest cities. Among other places, we’ll show you the Catedral of San José and the ruins of churches and monasteries. Guatemala is the world’s leading producer of jade, and we’ll take you to a jade factory for a tour.

The next day, we’ve arranged private transportation to Lake Atitlán, a beautiful lake surrounded by twelve Indian villages. On the way, we’ll stop in Chichicastenango to visit the Church of Santo Tomás, where you’ll witness ancient Mayan ceremonies, and the open-air Indian market, where you can barter with the locals for goods and souvenirs. In Lake Atitlán, we’ve arranged a cruise across the lake to visit the Indian village of Santiago Atitlán, where you’ll meet the Tzutuhil people. After your Lake Atitlán adventure, we’ve arranged private transportation back to Guatemala City, where we’ll provide a city tour.

And did we mention we’ve arranged all your private transportation for you, so you can just sit back and relax as your guide takes you from place to place? Add the time saved and the comfort of knowing you’ll have a local there to assist you throughout your vacation, and you’re a lucky traveler!


Save $250 per couple on 2017 Globus, Monograms & Avalon South & Central America Vacations (excluding Cuba and Monograms City Getaways).*

Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In Guatemala City, Antigua & Lake Atitlán

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation package to Guatemala includes a cruise along Lake Atitlán to visit the Indian village of Santiago Atitlán, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the native Tzutuhil people.

DAY
1
Arrive in Guatemala City, Guatemala–Antigua

Upon arrival, meet your Local Host and transfer to Antigua, Guatemala’s capital from 1543 until a devastating earthquake in 1776 when it was moved to Guatemala City. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Antigua is one of the Americas’ oldest and most beautiful cities, with pastel-colored buildings, wide cobblestone streets, and a beautiful natural setting ringed by three volcanoes.

DAY
2
Antigua

Our private morning TOUR of this magnificent highlands city, known for its 16th-century Spanish Colonial architecture, includes lively Plaza Mayor, flanked by the impressive Catedral de San José and Palace of the Capitanes Generales. We also see the ruins of churches and monasteries, some with hidden underground passages destroyed by the earthquake of 1776, and take a tour of a JADE FACTORY.

DAY
3
Antigua–Chichicastenango–Lake Atitlán

Today, with your Local Host reach the whitewashed highland town of Chichicastenango to visit the colorful, open-air INDIAN MARKET where hundreds of Indians from the surrounding countryside gather to barter their goods and products. Also visit the Catholic CHURCH OF SANTO TOMÁS to witness ancient Mayan ceremonies that have long been practiced there. Continue to the shores of Lake Atitlán, surrounded by volcanoes and indigenous villages. Lake Atitlán is the ideal place to come in contact with native Guatemalans. Twelve Indian villages surround the lake, and their inhabitants are descendants from the great Quiché, Cackchiquel, and Tzutuhil Nations.

DAY
4
Lake Atitlán

This morning, CRUISE across Lake Atitlán to visit the Indian village of SANTIAGO ATITLÁN, and meet the Tzutuhil people, one of Guatemala’s indigenous tribes. This afternoon is free to explore on your own.

DAY
5
Lake Atitlán–Guatemala City

Head back to Guatemala City for your included city TOUR.

DAY
6
Guatemala City–Flores–Yaxhá–Tikal

Fly to Flores, where you will be transferred to the site of YAXHÁ, which was one of the largest Mayan cities dating back to 250 AD. During your visit, see the ball courts, residential and religious areas, as well as the Acropolis. A short boat ride brings you to the ancient Mayan city of TOPOXTÉ, located on an island on Lake Yaxhá. Its buildings are similar to those of Tulúm in the Yucatan, and it was inhabited from 700–1200 AD.

DAY
7
Tikal–Flores–Guatemala City

Today, enjoy an included TOUR of the mystical archaeological site of TIKAL, located in the middle of the rainforest. Your guided tour showcases this Mayan city that was inhabited from 600–900 AD and at its height supported a population of 90,000 people. Explore the complex and its temples, main plazas, palaces, and pyramids. Also visit the MUSEUM, which houses many of the pre-Columbian statues found during excavations. Later today, depart for Flores and your return flight to Guatemala City.

DAY
8
Guatemala City

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on April 25, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Antigua
Lake Atitlan
Guatemala City
Tikal

Porta Hotel Antigua

5 Avenida Sur Y 8 Calle
Antigua, Guatemala

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 13:00

For over 60 years, this property has been hosting visitors and is still an icon in this charming and historical city, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. If you are looking for a hotel with a unique personal touch, where you feel not only welcome but also well taken care of, this is the place to be. Porta Antigua will enhance your experience during your visit, and provide you with all of the elements needed to create a perfect vacation.

Location & Highlights

The Porta Hotel brings the charm and warm light of Antigua to life with vivid natural colors, hospitality, and peaceful ambiance. It is conveniently located in town and near a host of attractions, offers impressive cuisine, classic colonial design, thoughtful décor, and comfortable accommodations.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • ATM
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool

Porta Hotel Del Lago

2 Avenida 6-17 Zona 2
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 13:00

In one of the most stunning and mystical places on earth, Lake Atitlan, Porta Del Lago rests, among views of the three majestic volcanoes that frame it. Each of the 100 rooms and suites at Porta del Lago features warm and welcoming décor in addition to an ample list of in-room amenities, and all offer superior views. The friendly and professional staff and high-quality amenities, food, and leisure are the key elements that  will make you feel pampered in such a way that will help you breathe deeper and easier.

Location & Highlights

Positioned right on the edge of the magnificent Lake Atitlan, this hotel offers scenic views, comfort and service that will make your visit to Atlitlan an unforgettable one. Soak in the power and beauty of this destination as you savor local and international flavors, enjoy traditional Guatemalan hospitality, and relax at the spa or the hotel's pool.

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning

Barcelo Guatemala City Hotel

7 Avenuda 15-45
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Barcelo Guatemala City hotel is set right in the heart of the city, in the main business district, and surrounded by restaurants, shops and places of entertainment in Guatemala City. Its elegant 383 rooms offer high-speed Internet connection and numerous facilities to make your stay an enjoyable one, be it for business or pleasure.

Location & Highlights

This elegant and stylish hotel is located in the city center near the main business district, offering easy access to restaurants, shops, and entertainment. With plush bedding and softly decorated rooms, great service, and hospitality, your stay in Guatemala will contain all the comforts of home.

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange

Camino Real Tikal

Lot 77
Santa Elena, Guatemala

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 13:00

Your stay in Tikal will be comfortable and memorable at this charming hotel in Guatemala's Petén Jungle, on the shores of Lake Petén. Located just 45 minutes from Tikal's Mayan ruins, the Camino Real Tikal offers an outdoor pool, hot tub and Temazcal spa, as well as a restaurant serving local and international cuisine, where you can dine while you look out onto the lake. Guests can also enjoy a poolside bar and take advantage of a stroll around the beautiful grounds and lake shores.

Location & Highlights

Positioned right on the edge of Lake Petén Itzá, the Camino Real Tikal is surrounded by pristine nature and within close proximity of famous Mayan ruins.

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
Located in modern huts with updated furnishings, the rooms at the Camino Real Tikal feature cable TV, safety deposit box, and a minibar. Each one also has a private bathroom.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Antigua
Lake Atitlan
Guatemala City

Casa Santo Domingo

3a, Calle Oriente, No 28
Antigua, Guatemala

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

This innovative Hotel-Museum offers 128 rooms each with unique and special characteristics. Its decoration includes works of art from renowned Guatemalan artists and handmade textiles with traditional-contemporary designs.  Offering the finest cuisine at the hotel's restaurant, "Refectorio del Prior", high-quality amenities, and stunning grounds, every experience at the Casa Santo Domingo is infused with class, nature, and relaxation.

Location & Highlights

With a rich history, stunning architecture, surroundings, and accommodations, the Casa Santo Domingo is a paradise boutique hotel in the heart of Antigua. As a former convent, you could spend an entire day just within the hotel, viewing its museums, sampling its superior cuisine, dipping in the pool, and relaxing at the spa. A memorable hotel for a most memorable city.

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • ATM
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Shoe Shine
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services

Hotel Atitlan

Finda San Buenaventura Panaiachel
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

You cannot exceed beauty like this - the Hotel Atitlan enjoys a privileged position on the lake, with extensive and beautifully manicured gardens. Soft and locally inspired in its décor, you will truly feel far from home but relaxed and welcome at this friendly and comfortable hotel. The outdoor pool and jacuzzi lie flush against the lakeside - the perfect place to take in the sunset at the end of the day; and, the lively bar and restaurant whip up impressive cosine and provide a truly unique experience in this magical place.

Location & Highlights

The most breathtaking landscape in Guatemala is fully appreciated at the Hotel Atitlan. Combining exquisite architecture, abundant gardens, and unique and charming accommodations, you are free to spend your days absorbing this magnificent destination. Dine in the opulent and festive restaurant & bar, soak in the lakeside pool, and enjoy restful sleep in high quality linens and beds.

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge

Westin Camino Real

Avenida de la Reforma y 14 Calle
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 13:00

The Westin Camino Real is a sparkling retreat in the heart of Guatemala City. Just minutes from local shopping and entertainment, The Westin Camino Real, Guatemala is a stylish and elegant hotel. Guests will enjoy our location, convenient to business and local culture. Offering a variety of services to make your stay more relaxing, you will leave The Westin Camino Real feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. Spend the day by the outdoor heated pool, play a game of tennis, or renew your body and mind in the fitness center.

Location & Highlights

Comfort and elegance combine at the Westin Camino Real in Guatemala City to ensure your stay is memorable and relaxing. Luxury meets convenience, as the hotel is located in the city and close to many activities. You can return to the hotel after a busy day to find relaxation at the pool or spa, delicious cuisine, and a variety of superior services.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Antigua
Lake Atitlan

Antigua

Surrounding Villages Tour

Take a tour of some of the local villages just outside of Antigua.

Price Range: $$

La Azotea Coffee Plantation & Casa Kojom

Visit La Azotea, a small coffee plantation, and Casa Kojom, a traditional indigenous music research center located on the outskirts of Antigua.

Price Range: $$$

Lake Atitlan

Hiking & Zip line at Atitlan Nature Reserve

Take a walking tour at Atitlan Nature Reserve before heading to an exciting canopy zip line tour, the most thrilling way to experience nature here.

Price Range: $$$

Insider

Antigua
Guatemala City

Antigua

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Antigua, GuatemalaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Antigua, Guatemala. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Antigua and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Antigua insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet Sergio, a Local Host®

My name is Sergio. Raised in La Antigua Guatemala, I studied Central American History at the University. Because I was born in a Mayan community, my major area of interest and study was mostly all of the Maya Culture. I keep particular emphasis on the importance of the diversity of Mayan languages and cultural linguistics of Guatemala. I love being a tour guide and opening up the world of Mayan culture to new visitors of my precious home country.

Casa Santo Domingo

The Casa Santo Domingo isn’t only one of Antigua’s best hotels, but it offers a magical combination of interesting gardens and museums. You could easily spend a day exploring the many facets of the museum circuit, a gem and great source of pride for Antigua.

ChocoMuseo

This is a must when visiting Antigua. Learn about the history of cacao, the cacao tree and cacao in Guatemala. ChocoMuseo has its own artisanal chocolate factory, which makes chocolate from organic Guatemalan cacao beans. It also offers chocolate workshops so you can make your own chocolate – it’s a fun and unique experience!

Cathedral de Santiago

The Cathedral de Santiago is a must see during the day or at night – or possibly both. Its façade is stunning with the sun up or down, but the best part of the Cathedral are the ruins, displaying collapsed walls, broken columns, fallen arches, and a crypt. It’s a strangely beautiful experience.

Tostaduria Antigua

If you’re a coffee lover, you must stop at Tostaduria and buy some coffee beans to bring home. Locals and travelers alike have been raving about the quality of the beans here for years – you can relive your Guatemala visit every time you drink a cup back home.

Guatemala City

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Guatemala City, GuatemalaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Guatemala City, Guatemala. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Guatemala City and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Guatemala City insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet Sergio, a Local Host®

Raised in La Antigua Guatemala, I studied Central American History at the University. Because I was born in a Mayan community, my major area of interest and study was mostly all of the Maya Culture. I keep particular emphasis on the importance of the diversity of Mayan languages and cultural linguistics of Guatemala. I love being a tour guide and opening up the world of Mayan culture to new visitors of my precious home country.

Mercado Central

A seemingly endless maze of underground passages is home to the Mercado Central, where handicrafts from the highlands are hawked from overstocked stalls. The leather goods, wooden masks, and woolen blankets found here are often cheaper than other markets. It’s a wild and bustling market so be sure to watch your belongings. A lot of fun!

Palacio Nacional de la Cultura

The grandiose National Palace was built between 1937 and 1943 to satisfy the monumental ego of President Jorge Ubico Castañeda. It once held the offices of the president and his ministers, but now many of its 320 rooms house a collection of paintings and sculptures by well-known Guatemalan artists from the colonial period to the present. The palace's ornate stairways and stained-glass windows are a pleasant contrast to the bustle of the city.

Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

Arguably the city's best museum, the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress, focuses on textiles of Guatemala's indigenous community with an impressive array of handwoven fabrics from 120 highland villages, some of which date from the 19th century. It provides you with a good background in the regional differences among textiles before you head out to Guatemala’s country. You'll also find sculptures, photographs, paintings, and interactive weaving displays.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on April 25, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $238. Required intra-vacation air segments are Guatemala City/Flores; Flores/Guatemala City. Air prices were effective on July 13, 2016, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).