May. 20 to 27, 2020
Supplier: Tara Tours Inc.
Location: Central/South America
Tara Tours is inviting agents to join its 8-day/7-night adventure to … Guatemala! FAM trip includes hotels and excursions on a private escorted basis.
Guatemala 2020 FAM
• Dates: May 20-27, 2020
• Price: First agent USD $999, second agent (same agency) $1,099
• Spouses and companions are welcome at an additional cost – USD $1,399
• A Tara Tours Escort
• All tours with private guide and private transportation
• 3 Nights at the 5 star Barcelo Hotel Guatemala City
• 2 Nights at the super deluxe 5 star Santo Domingo Monestary
• 2 Nights at the 4.6 star Porta Hotel Del Lago in Lake Atitlan
• ½ Day tour of Guatemala City
• ½ Day tour of Antigua
• Visit to the famous market of Chichicastenango
• ½ Day tour to Santiago de Atitlan by boat
• Meals as noted in itinerary
• All transfers, tours with English speaking guides, entrances, taxes
May 20: Wednesday | Arrive Guatemala
Upon arrival, transfer to the five star Barceló Hotel on own. (Hotel shuttle available every 15 minutes).
May 21: Thursday | Guatemala/Antigua
Early breakfast, a brief drive-by sightseeing tour of the Capital City. You will see La Merced Church, Modern Civic Center and the residential areas in old and new Guatemala. Then drive 45 minutes to the charming town of Antigua. Overnight in the deluxe five star Casa Santo Domingo Hotel with a brief sight inspection. The remainder of day at leisure. (B).
May 22: Friday | Antigua
Breakfast at Casa Santo Domingo followed by sight seeing tour of the charming town of Antigua the former Spanish Colonial Capital of the country and today a national monument of the Americas. Lunch at the Camino Real Antigua Hotel Antigua followed by a brief inspection. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight, at the Santo Domingo hotel. (B & L)
May 23: Saturday | Antigua/Atitlan
Breakfast at Casa Santo Domingo Hotel. AM transfer to Porta Hotel Del Lago. Tara Tours will drive two hours to the Porta Del Lago Hotel located on the shore of the magnificent Lake Atitlan. The remainder of the day is to explore this colorful city and its markets on your own. Overnight Porta Del Lago Hotel. (B)
May 24: Sunday – Atitlan/Chichicastenango/Atitlan
Early AM breakfast at Porta Del Lago Hotel followed by a 1 1/2 hr drive to Chichicastenango to see one of the main reasons for a trip to Guatemala, the market which is held twice a week and deserves its fame.
You will also see the church of Santo Tomas where the Mayan Quiche observe unique religious customs followed by time to walk and shop this amazing market place.
Lunch at the Mayan Inn Hotel and if time allows return for a bit more shopping. Return to the Porta Del Lago. Overnight Porta Del Lago Hotel. (B & L)
May 25: Monday – Atitlan/Santiago de Atitlan/Guatemala City
AM transfer to the Hotel Atitlan for breakfast including a brief sight inspection. Then, a beautiful boat ride going back in time as we cross the lake to the town of Santiago de Atitlan. Enjoy a walking tour with time to do some shopping or getting a snack in a local restaurant near the dock. A 3 ½ hour drive with a stop for refreshments takes you back to Guatemala City. Overnight at the Barcelo Hotel. (B)
May 26: Tuesday | Day at Leisure
1. Optional Tour – Tour to Tikal
Cost: USD$399 pp including r/t air/tips/taxes/transfers is a full day guided tour including air GUA/FRS/GUA and lunch.
Depart extremely early AM for your flight to the city of Flores. A bus will take you to the entrance of the citadel as you hike jungle trails to the 2,000-year-old Capital of the Mayan Empire, Tikal. Your local tour guide will take you to visit the pyramids, temples and palaces left by this great society. (Local air is not refundable or exchangable)
2. Optional Tour – Popol Vuh & Ixchel del Traje Museums
Cost: $99 pp including tips/taxes/transfers is an AM ½ day guided tour to the Popol Vuh home to one of the major collections of Maya art and the Ixchel home to an extensive collection of weavings, textiles and indigenous dress. Return to Guatemala and overnight at the Barceló hotel. (Box B)
May 27: Wednesday | Guatemala/USA
After breakfast, end of services. (Passports must be valid 6 months after return date).
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