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8 Day Guatemala: Mayan Culture & Cuisine

8 Day Guatemala: Mayan Culture & Cuisine
Be it locally grown coffee, artisinal chocolate, renowned rums, or dinner prepared over an open fire, the tastes of Guatemala are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Find yourself in Antigua, a city surrounded by volcanoes, where you’ll be led by a private guide on a walk through brightly colored Spanish colonial architecture in the city center, learning of its time as Guatemala’s former colonial capital. Continue your day visiting an authentic Antiguan coffee hacienda, gaining insights into the cultivation, roasting and brewing tactics of one of Guatemala’s prized exports. Later, visit a rum house where you’ll be welcomed to taste two of the world’s most highly regarded rums, made from Guatemalan sugar cane honey. With a local family, learn to prepare a traditional “Pepian” (a mouth-watering chicken stew) over an open fire. Cook raw cacao beans and grind them by hand on an artisanal chocolate making experience. Shop for fresh produce in a market-town, then prepare a meal with a Mayan chef. Enjoy an organic herbal tea as you tour a Mayan medicinal garden, then experience a traditional Mayan ceremony, paying thanks to the Gods. Conclude Guatemala City, where you’ll privately tour the nation capital, prior to a haute cuisine dinner at renowned Clio’s Food Craft. Set your taste buds free in Guatemala.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

04/02/2023 through 12/21/2024
07/01/2021 through 12/31/2024

Day 1 Guatemala City To Welcome To Antigua
Day 2 Antigua
Day 3 Antigua
Day 4 Antigua
Day 5 Antigua To Lake Atitlan
Day 6 Lake Atitlan
Day 7 Lake Atitlan
Day 8 Lake Atitlan


Antigua and Barbuda are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Antigua, the largest of the British Leeward Islands, is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles. Barbuda, a flat coral island with an area of only 68 square miles, lies approximately 30 miles to the north. The population is approximately 68,000 and its capital is St. John’s on Antigua.

The largest of the British Leeward Islands, Antigua has warm, steady winds, a complex coastline of safe harbors, and a protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef. These unique characteristics have made Antigua and Barbuda in one of the Caribbean’s premier tourist destinations.

The expansive, winding coastline that made Antigua difficult for sailors to navigate is where today’s trekkers encounter a tremendous wealth of secluded, powdery soft beaches. The coral reefs attract snorkelers and scuba divers from all over the world. And the fascinating little island of Barbuda — once a scavenger’s paradise because so many ships wrecked on its reefs — is now home to one of the region’s most significant bird sanctuaries.

07/01/21 - 12/31/24

Starting At $5,776

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