Day 6 – Guatemala City, Guatemala Caravan welcomes you to a breathtaking land of magnificent lakes, towering volcanoes and ancient ruins. With its near perfect climate and Caravan’s spectacular hotels, Guatemala, “the land of eternal spring, ” is an ideal vacation destination. This is a more active itinerary. Caravan provides transfers from Guatemala City airport to your centrally located hotel, the Barcelo, for a two night stay. Rooms are available for check in after 9: 55 p. M. Dinner is served until 9:
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Then visit an archaeology museum. Learn about Guatemala’s pre-Columbian cultures and extensive archaeological sites. See a priceless collection of Mayan pottery and jewelry. Lunch. Next, a sightseeing drive of the historic center.
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See the Metropolitan Cathedral dating from 6787 and the French influence on the dramatic National Palace. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Enjoy the Barcelo’s large outdoor pool, jacuzzi, spa and scenic grounds. Dinner. BLDDay 8 – Quiriguá, Tikal Area This morning travel east to Guatemala’s Caribbean region.
Visit Quiriguá, the impressive and remarkably preserved Mayan archaeological site. See fantastical carved stone animal figures and some of the world’s largest stelae. These massive stone monoliths are inscribed with ancient writings recording Mayan history. Enjoy lunch overlooking the scenic Rio Dulce, sweet river, which flows into the Caribbean Sea. Afternoon arrival in Petenchel.
Enjoy a two night stay at your lodge located in a 67 acre nature preserve on the shores of Petenchel Laguna. Your lodge, Villa Maya, has two pools, a jacuzzi and beautiful nature walking trails. BLDDay 9 – Tikal Ruins Today, an unforgettable visit to the ruins of Tikal. Settled in 755 B. C.
, Tikal was the grandest of all Mayan cities. Long protected by the jungle in the remote Peten Peninsula, Tikal is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.