guatemala with Ursula Hosting
sep 22 - oct 1  

Hello ladies, 

Thank you again for considering traveling with us to beautiful Guatemala!!  The country is beautiful, and I am sure you are going to love it. 

 

I would like to present to you a plan for your trip I think you are going to love.  Please review it and let me know if there are any questions, comments or anything else you would like me to add.  

In summary, this package would include: 

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  • Transportation between locations

    • From airport to hotel in Guatemala City Hotel

    • From Guatemala City airport to Antigua​ (1.5 hrs)

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

    • From Lake Atitlan to Guatemala City Airport (3 hrs)

    • NEW - Private lake transfer to Hotel from Panajachel

    • NEW - Private lake transfer from the hotel to Panajachel

  • Round trip flights to/from Flores (Tikal)

    • Including pick up at hotel​

  • Accommodations for 2 - 9 nights

    • 1 night in Guatemala City

    • 1 night in Flores (Tikal)

    • 4 nights in in Antigua

    • 3 nights in Lake Atitlan

  • Activities / Transportation​

    • Tikal - Guided tour of ruins

    • Antigua - Volcano Pacaya Hike

    • Antigua - Coffee Tour 

  • Breakfast and meals as described below.  

  • Concierge services before and during your trip. We know the city and can recommend and help with reservations at restaurants, shows, and setting up transportation in advance. 

Itinerary 

Day One - Thursday - Sep 22nd

  • Arrival - Your private taxi will be waiting for you outside the airport to drive you to your hotel in Guatemala City.

  • Hotel: Hyatt Centric Guatemala City

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

    • Phone Number: +50222176000

  • Free evening. 

  • Early pick up next day. 

Day Two/Three - Friday/Saturday -Sep 23rd/24th

  • Friday, Sep 23rd

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

      • Tour Vouchers

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

      • Driver's Number:  Henry Ramirez  +502 3041-7133 (WhatsApp)

    • 06:00 AM - Guatemala to Flores

      • Flight Number: TAG Airlines 5U110

      • Booking Number: 007PRM

      • Bag policy: 20lbs checked bag, and 10lbs carry on

      • E-Ticket and flight info

    • Meet tour staff at the airport exit.

    • They will take you to the Tikal National Park. 

      • Entry fee and Lunch are included. 

    • Hotel Casona de la Isla

      • Back to the hotel to relax at the end of the day. 

  • Saturday, Sep 24th

    • Next morning, tour to the Mayan ceremonial site of Yaxha. 

      • Entry fee is included. 

      • Lunch is included.

    • 08:15 PM - Return Flight to Guatemala City

      • Tour company will drive back to the airport in the afternoon.

      • Flight Number: TAG Airlines 5U111

      • Booking Number: 007PRM

    • 09:10 PM - Arriving late afternoon back to Guatemala City.

      • Private transportation will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to Antigua (Approx 1.5 to 2 hrs) 

Day Three to Seven - Saturday to  Wednesday - Sep 24th - 28th

  • Saturday, Sep 24th

    • ​10:30 PM: Arrival in Antigua. Check in at hotel

    • Hotel El Convento

      • Address: 2a Avenida Norte # 11 La Antigua Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala 03002, Guatemala

      • Phone Number: +50277207272

      • Breakfast not included

    • Free Evening

  • Sunday, Sep 25th - Free Day

    • ​Enjoy walking around, exploring the ruins, plazas, and restaurants.

      • ​Let me know if you would like a walking tour or ask the hotel concierge for assistance and recommendations. 

  • Monday, Sep 26th

    • 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM - Pacaya Volcano Hike:  You will be picked up at the airport and taken to the volcano for a hike that should last a couple of hours.  You will get close to to the top, enjoy incredible views, and more.  ​

      • Please bring cash to pay for the entrance to the park, and rent horse, etc.​

  • Tuesday, Sep 27th

    • 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM  - Coffee Far tour and ATVs.  You will meet the group at a meet up point, and join them on a trip to learn about the coffee growing process, taste great coffee, and ride ATVs around the city. 

      • Meeting point is at Simon Rentals and Tour. Located at 6a Avenida Norte 60B, Antigua Guatemala (here) ​

    • Dinner - I can make reservations, and also provide recommendations for you to check out on your own.

  • Wednesday, Sep 28th

    • 11:00 AM - Transfer to Lake Atitlan (Panajachel). Driver will come pick you up at this time.  If you would like to depart earlier, let me know in advance, and we can try to reschedule.  

      • The driver will take you to Panajachel (2.25 hours) where the Pier (Muelle) Tzanjuyu is located. This is where you can catch the boats that will take you to the hotel. 

      • I have arranged for a private transfer across the lake fo you.

Day Seven to Ten - Wednesday to Saturday - Sep 28th to Oct 1st

  • Hotel: Casa del Mundo

    • Address: El Jaibalito, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala (here)

    • Phone number: +50252045558

    • Breakfast not included

  • While in Atitlan, you will enjoy the tranquility of the area.  

  • We can coordinate experiences and activities for you.  I am not including them yet here, but they could include kayaking, hiking, hopping the towns around the lake, and more.  

    • We can plan in advance, or you can play it by ear once you are there with the hotel. ​

  • While ini Atitlan, you have two options to move around, 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)

  • Dinners - hotel offers all meals, but you can also have dinners at places near the hotel. We can list options for you once reservations are confirmed.

 

Day Ten - Saturday - Oct 1

  • 06:00 AM - Departure towards Guatemala City.  

    • First, private boat will com get you to take you to Panajachel

    • In Panajachel, driver will be waiting to drive you to Guatemala City Airport. You should be arriving around 10AM.

  • 12:45 PM - Flight back to the US. 

PLAN COST

The cost of the above plan is $4500 for both of you.  

Somethings to note

  • 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.  

    • In Atitlan, you would get boats that do rides between towns. Easy to coordinate with hotel. 

Other Options for Activities in Antigua

  • ATV tours

  • Bike tour in Antigua 

  • Coffee Plantation tour

  • Chocolate workshop

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

THANK YOU 

Accommodations

Antigua - Guatemla (4 nights)

  • I want for you colonial, elegant, green, beautiful, with great views and full of history. 

  • I am suggesting two types of accommodations to choose from.  

    • Option 1 will be 5 star hotels, with outdoor pool, spa, located in old convents, and great service 

    • option 2 will be 4 star hotels that offer great service as well, but they are a bit smaller. Less options in the premisses.

  • Breakfast is served in all, but included in some.  

  • All considered rooms have two beds. 

  • When indicating the cost at the bottom, I will show the difference in price for each option.

Option 1 Hotels
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Lake Atitlan (3 nights)

  • I have a great hotel by the water, beautiful architecture, and great service. 

  • ​Space is a bit more limited there, so rooms are smaller, but with incredible views.
  • Room has a balcony, seating area, and a double and a single bed
  • Breakfast is not included, but it is about $6 p/p if you want to order it at the hotel.

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Tikal (1 night)

  • We have the option for a standard hotel or a "luxury hotel"

  • Both have 2 double bed rooms, with a pool, and great views

  • Breakfast and 2 lunches are included.

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Guatemala City (1 night)

  • 5 star hotel, in a safe walkable area for the first night.

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