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guatemala with Ursula Hosting
Aug 1 - 10
(Manuel Antonio - Aug 17-22)  

Hello gentlemen, 

Thank you again for choosing me to help with this trip!!  You are in for a treat; Guatemala is beautiful, and I am sure you are going to love it. 


This is the plan as it stands. Please review it and let me know if there are any questions, comments or anything else you would like me to add.   


Also, we have included two experiences in Antigua, but we have not scheduled them yet. Please take a look and let mm know what you think.  We can also plan some for Atitlan. I am listing some options in case you want to look into them. Let me know.

In summary, this package would include: 


  • Transportation between locations

    • From airport to hotel in Guatemala City Hotel

    • From Guatemala City airport to Lake Atitlan​ (3 hrs)

    • From Lake Atitlan to Antigua (1.5 - 2 hrs)

    • From Antigua to Guatemala City Airport (1.5-2 hrs)

  • Round trip flights to/from Flores (Tikal)

    • Including pick up at hotel​

  • Accommodations for 2 - 9 nights

    • 2 night in Guatemala City

    • 3 nights in Lake Atitlan

    • 4 nights in in Antigua

  • Activities / Transportation​

    • Tikal - Guided tour of ruins

    • Two Experiences in Antigua: Volcano Hike, and ATV and coffee tour.

  • Breakfast and meals as described below.  

  • Concierge services before the trip. 

  • Trip website page for guidance during the trip. 

Itinerary for Guatemala

(Manuel Antonio Information)

Day One - Tuesday - Aug 1

  • 1:30 PM Arrival - Your private transfer will be waiting outside, right after you are done doing immigration and picking up your luggage.  Make a right and head towards the Baretto cafe.  Driver will be waiting there to drive you to your hotel in Guatemala City. 

  • Hotel: Hyatt Centric Guatemala City

    • Address: 12 Calle 2-25, Cdad. de Guatemala - Here

    • Phone Number: +50222176000

  • Free evening. 

  • Note: Early pick up next day. 

Day Two - Wednesday - Aug 2

  • ​4:15-4:30 AM - Depart to Tikal - You will be picked up at the hotel to be driven to the Guatemala City airport. 

    • Ticket.

    • Emergency Phone Numbers: +502 4670-3135 and +502 3031-7133

    • Driver's Number:  Will be added before Aug 2. 

  • 05:45 AM - Flight Guatemala to Flores

    • Flight Number: 5U110

    • Booking Number: 00BDXT

      • Connor's ticket number: 9112415783428

      • Kevin's ticket number: 9112415783429

    • Meet tour staff at the airport exit.  They will take you to the Tikal National Park. Guided tour and time to spend on your own. Lunch is included. 

  • 05:30 PM - Return Flight to Guatemala City

    • Flight Number: 5U151

    • Booking Number: 00BDXT

  • 06:30 PM - Arrival back in Guatemala City.

    • You will be taken back to the hotel 

  • Free evening.

Day Three - Thursday - Aug 3 

  • Free Morning

  • 11:00 AM  - Private transfer to Lake Atitlan. Remember the drive is about 3 hours.   

Day Three to Day Six - Thursday to Sunday - Aug 3 - 6

  • 2:30 PM (Approx) - Arrival in Lake Atitlan. Check in at hotel

  • Hotel: B'alam Ya

    • ​Address: Km 4 carretera hacia Santa Catarina Palopó, Sololá
      07011 Panajachel -

    • Phone Number: +50248338076

    • Light breakfast and usage of Kayaks, paddle board, and dinghy are included.

  • Experiences - We can plan things in advance or you can play it by ear and coordinate with the hotel and local providers if you rather wait.  Some options can be hiking, town hopping by boat, yoga classes, cooking classes, cultural and crafts experiences, and more.

  • Note: While in Atitlan, you have two options to move around the lake, public or private transfers. 

    • Public transfers go around frequently, and cost about 25Q (Less than 4 USD), but Please confirm price before getting on lancha.  

    • Private transfers can be arranged in advance, and price should not be more than 25 USD (200Q)

    • You will be staying close to a town with access via rode, Panajachel.

  • Sunday, Aug 6

    • 03:00 PM - Private transfer to Antigua.  Please let me know what time you would like to depart.  Here I recommend leaving in the afternoon if you would like to enjoy one more morning by the lake.  Remember the drive is about 1.5 to 2 hours.    

Day Six to Day Ten - Sunday to Thursday - Aug 6 - 10

  • 4:30 PM (Approx) - Arrival in Antigua Guatemala.

  • Hotel El Convento

    • Address: 2a Avenida Norte # 11 La Antigua Guatemala- Here

    • Phone Number: +50277207272

    • Breakfast included

  • Experiences - We can plan more things in advance or you can play it by ear and coordinate with the hotel and local providers if you rather wait.  Some options can be walking tours, cooking class, street food tour, and more.  

  • Free evening.

  • Monday, August 7

    • Free day.

  • Tuesday, Aug 8

    • 08:00 AM​ - 03:00 PM - Pacaya Volcano Tour.  ​​You will be picked up at the hotel between 8am and 8:15am.

      • Local Provider's contact: (+50246703135)
      • Includes guide, transportation, water, entry fees. It does not include horse back ride, which is optional.  I recommend bringing snacks, sun block, rubber soled shoes, hat, long pants.
  • Wednesday, Aug 9

    • 09:15 AM - ATV Tour and Coffee Farm visit. This activity lasts approximately 3 hours.

      • Please meet the group at 6a Avenida Norte 60 (here). This is one block north of the church "La Merced" and 2 blocks from the Santa Catalina Arch. Please plan to be there at 9:15 AM.  

      • Local Provider's Contact: (+50254886550)

      • Tour includes all entry fees and taxes, coffee and tea. It does not include lunch or alcoholic drinks. 

      • Note: Provider recommends to bring a light jacker or a rain coat since this time of the year rain is always a posibility

  • Thursday, Aug 10

    • 06:00 AM - Departure towards Guatemala City.  Driver will be waiting outside the hotel. Please be ready on time. 

    • 10:30 AM - Flight to Oxaca, Mexico. (5U126)

      • Flight Number: 5U126​

      • Booking Reference:  00AYXP



  • Hotel: Villa Roca

    • Address: Carretera al Parque Nacional, Apdo. 143, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos - Here

    • Phone Number: +506 2777-1349

    • Continental breakfast included.

  • Experiences: We can plan things in advance or you can play it by ear and coordinate with the hotel and local providers if you rather wait.  Some options can be sunset cruise, horseback riding, hikes, farm visits, and more. 

Manuel Antonio


The initial cost of the above plan was $4,580 for both of you.  Then we added the hotel in Manuel Antonio, and the total is now at $5,370.  

After the original payments for $2,290, the outstanding balance is $3,080.  I will be issuing invoices today.  Let me know if you have any questions.    

Somethings to note about Antigua

  • Nights out - Night life in Antigua is rather calm, but there are bars everywhere; breweries, whiskey bars, dive bars, etc. These are are just some I liked:  

    • Barrio - Open courtyard with multiple bars. Cocktail bar, whisky bar, sports/Irsih bar, etc.  It's fun, good drinks. All types of people in each place.  Like this one there are others similar. Bars around courtyards in colonial houses.  Feel free to explore. 

    • La Casa Del Run - Upscale bar for cocktails, small bites, and rum tasting. 

    • Gay Party on Saturday - Fridas - Mexican Rest that hosts a gay party last Saturday of the month. Only gay club night in Antigua. 

    • Dance Club - Las Vibras de la Casbah - Late night in Antigua. Fun, Young crowd, top 40 music. 

    • Cafe no se - Bar - Hipster vibe. Good drinks 

  • Lunch/Dinners -  There are also tons of restaurants. Usually pretty good.  These are some I particularly like: Let me know if you are interested in any of them, or would like us to choose some to make reservations based on your preference:

    • More gourmet and elegant, but with cool vibe. Live music sometimes  

      • Hector Bistro ​(Traditional, Steak)

      • Los Tres Tiempos (Traditional, Fusion) 

    • More relaxed and lively.

      • Angie Angie Cafe Arte (Argentinian, Italian)

      • Sobremesa (Fusion)

    • Relaxed atmosphere ( No reservation necessary)

      • Rincon Tipico ​- Super informal, but really tasty traditional food. 

      • Chermol - Beer garden, Local beers, tasty and heavy bar food. 

      • Por que no? Cafe - Small, limited venue, Great food. A whole experience. 

  • Transportation -

    • No need to reserve additional transportation within Antigua.  The colonial area is very walkable.  

Let me know if there are any questions, special requests, or changes.  We can continue to tailor this plan until you are completely satisfied. 


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