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 (2.5 to 3 hrs)

  • 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 - Food tour or cooking class

    • Antigua - walking 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. 

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
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.

Standard Option
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Guatemala City (1 night)

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

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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.

  • Free evening.  Early pick up next day. 

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

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

    • You could ask hotel staff if they can arrange for you a to go care package/breakfast bag. 

  • Regional flight to Flores.  Meet tour staff at the airport exit.

  • They will take you to the Tikal National Park.  Entry fee is included.  Lunch is included. 

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

  • Next morning, tour to the Mayan ceremonial site of Yaxha.  Entry fee is included.  Lunch is included. 

  • Drive back to the airport.  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 hrs) 

  • Arrival in Antigua. Check in at hotel

  • Free Evening

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

  • During your stay in Antigua, I am recommending the following activities:

    • Guided Hike to Pacaya Volcano

    • Cooking Class or Street food tour

    • Walking tour of the city.

  • With this plan, you will get to see a main attraction, learn about culture and history of Antigua, and still have plenty of time off to explore on your own the town,  galleries, shopping, ruins, etc. 

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

  • On Sep 28th, we would have a shuttle take you to Lake Atitlan (1-2 hrs).

    • You would be dropped off at the local marina, where you would catch a boat to the hotel (Not included, needs to be paid in cash) 

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

  • 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. ​​​

  • 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

  • Departure early in the morning towards Guatemala City (about 2.5 to 3 hours) to catch flight at 12:50pm. ​​

This is a recommendation based on your flights, and places I am recommending.   We can move things around, make changes, etc.   

 

Once we start confirming things, I will add details and all information here. 

PLAN COST

The cost of the above plan is $4700 for both of you.  

  • That cost is with Hotel 5 stars in Antigua (Option 1), and with the standard option for hotel in Tikal

    • If you prefer a 4 start hotel in Antigua, please deduct $300 to the total.

    • If you prefer the luxury option in Tikal, please add $350 to the total.

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