Colors of Guatemala (ILG)

5 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, Chichicastenango, & 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 your hotel. 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, in Chichicastenango 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. Continue to Lake Atitlán, a beautiful lake surrounded by twelve Indian villages. After your Lake Atitlán adventure, we’ve arranged private transportation back to Guatemala City.

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!


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Day-By-Day 2019 / 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

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FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation package to Guatemala includes a visit the colorful, open-air Indian Market, where hundreds of Indians from the surrounding countryside gather to barter their goods and products. This is the ideal place to shop for souvenirs!

DAY
1
ARRIVE IN GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA

13-Dec-2019

Welcome to Guatemala City. Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

No Excursions Available on this day

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DAY
2
GUATEMALA CITY–ANTIGUA–CHICHICASTENANGO

14-Dec-2019

Depart for Antigua, Guatemala’s capital from 1543 until, after a devastating earthquake in 1776, 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. This morning, our PRIVATE 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. Later in the afternoon, transfer to Chichicastenango for the night. (B)

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DAY
3
CHICHICASTENANGO–LAKE ATITLÁN–GUATEMALA CITY

15-Dec-2019

Today, with your Local Host, discover 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. Head back to Guatemala City for the night. (B)

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DAY
4
GUATEMALA CITY

16-Dec-2019

Today is at your leisure to explore Guatemala City or perhaps take an optional day trip to the Mayan ruins of Tikal. (B)

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DAY
5
GUATEMALA CITY

17-Dec-2019

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.

Hotels

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.

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Guatemala City

Guatemala City

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.

* 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).