The Great Maya
River Trade Route Expedition®
(8-Days / 7-Nights)
as of: 2007
Day-1 - Guatemala City
Arrival in Guatemala City. Pick up and transfer from La Aurora International airport to hotel. Overnight accommodations at Grand Tikal Futura Hotel**** or similar.
Day-2 - Guatemala City / Biotopo Del Quetzal / Coban / Santa Cruz Verapaz
Breakfast. Transfer to the natural reserve of the Biotopo del Quetzal in the cloud forest of Las Verpaces. Visit the Biotopo. Transfer to Cobán. Cobán city tour, where you will visit the cathedral, the Calvario and the Prince Maya (a private collection of Mayan artifacts of excellent quality). Transfer to Santa Cruz Verapaz.
Overnight accommodations at Park Hotel*** or similar.
Day-3 - Santa Cruz Verapaz / Cancuen / Candelaria Caves
Breakfast. Transfer to the archaeological site of Cancuén. Visit the site. Transfer overland to the Candelaria Caves. Lunch. Visit the caves, among the most stunning natural features in the Maya world. These immense, awe-inspiring underground chambers have been a major pilgrimage center for the Maya for thousands of years. Dinner. Overnight accommodations at the Candelaria
Day-4 - Candelaria Caves / Ceibal / Sayaxche / Punta De Chimino
Breakfast. Transfer overland to the archaeological site of Ceibal situated on the shores of the Pasión river. Here we will clamber up the rocky river bluffs to visit the largest ancient Maya center in the Pasión. Visit the site. Box lunch. Transfer to the frontier town of Sayaxché. Transfer by boat to the archaeological site of Punta de Chimino. Dinner. Overnight accommodations at Chimino's
Island eco-lodge. Box Lunch
Day-5 - Punta De Chimino / Aguateca / Sayaxche / Santa Elena,
Breakfast. Continue on by boat to the archaeological site of Aguateca.
We will visit this site not like common tourists but like explorers where we will walk the canyon that divides the center of the city from the outskirts.
Box lunch. Transfer by boat to the frontier town of Sayaxché.
Continue on overland to Santa Elena, Petén. Overnight accommodations at Hotel Petén Esplendido***
or similar. Box Lunch
Day-6 - Santa Elena, Petan / Yaxha / El Remate
Breakfast. Transfer to the archaeological site of Yaxhá. Visit the site. Yaxhá in the Maya language means "green water". Yaxhá is located on the shores of Laguna Yaxhá. After the visit to this beautiful post classic city transfer to Él Remate.
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Villa Maya*** or similar.
Day-7 - El Remate / Tikal / Santa Elena,
Petén / Guatemala City
Breakfast. Transfer to the archaeological site of Tikal. Visit the Great Plaza, the Plaza of the Great Pyramid or the Lost World, the Plaza of the Seven Temples, the East Plaza, the West Plaza, Temples I, II, III, IV, V, the Twin Pyramid Complex and the Acroplis. Lunch within the park. Transfer to Santa Elena, Petén to Mundo Maya International airport for flight departure to Guatemala City. Pickup and transfer to hotel. Overnight accommodations at Grand Tikal Futura
Hotel**** or similar.
Day-8 - Guatemala City / La Aurora International Airport
Breakfast. Transfer to La Aurora International airport for