Guatemala Express

4 Days

Overview

The Barceló Guatemala City ***** hotel is situated in the heart of Guatemala city, in the main business and shopping district, an area surrounded by restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities.

This 5-star hotel boasts very elegant rooms equipped with high-speedInternet and all the facilities you could need during your business or pleasure trip.

The Barceló Guatemala City hotel is situated just 2.5 km from La Aurora International Airport and has 28 meeting rooms for hosting all types of meetings and conferences on your business trips, as well as a Business Centre and airline offices. Our premium hotel boasts fantastic facilities for guests to enjoy sports, yoga, all round swimming and to pamper themselves in our natural Spa and beauty salon.

Enjoy the cuisine on offer in the hotel restaurants, relax and enjoy playing your favourite sport or why not take a stroll through the ruins of the Mayan city of Tikal. Whatever your activity of choice Barceló Guatemala City hotel is your best option because our wish is for you to have the best possible stay in Guatemala with the premium guarantee of Barceló Hotels &Resorts.

Mayan Inn

Welcome to Town of Chichicastenango

The name Chichicastenango comes from the Nahuatl word Tzitzicastli, which was changed to Tzitzicastenanco and later to Tzitzicastenango, which means “in the enclosure of the nettles or in the place walled in by nettles”. In Spanish, the nettle plant is commonly known as “chichicaste”.

Santo Tomás Chichicastenango is one of the most colorful and interesting villages in Guatemala. The K’iche’ settled it in 1524, after escaping the destruction of Utatlán. It is located 146 km. (103.7 miles) from Guatemala City at an altitude of 2070 m. (6,791 ft).

Itinerary

Day at leisure.
Overnight accommodations at Barcelo Guatemala City Hotel. (Transfer in by hotel airport shuttle bus)

Day 02 :
Day 2

At 09:00 a.m., you will be picked up at your Hotel for transfer to Antigua Guatemala, the most important and enchanting city of colonial Guatemala. Founded by the Spaniards in 1543, nowadays Antigua is a beautiful blend of ruins, restored colonial buildings, and new buildings in colonial style. It was declared “Monument of America” in 1965. Visit the Central Plaza, that is surrounded by the antique Cathedral, the Municipal Government Building, and the Palace of the Captains General; colonial churches and monasteries, primitive foot-looms where colorful textiles are woven, and a jade factory where this stone is worked into beautiful jewelry. In the afternoon, transfer to Chichicastenango. Overnight accommodations at Mayan Inn.

Day 03 :
Day 3

Today is market day in Chichicastenango! Visit the most colorful and picturesque Indian open-air market in the country. Hundreds of Indians from the surrounding countryside gather to barter their goods and products. Also, witness the captivating religious ceremonies held on the steps and inside the 400-year old Church of Santo Tomás (No shorts or bathing suits are allowed inside the Church, PLEASE NO PHOTOGRAPHS INSIDE THE CHURCH). Continue to Lake Atitlan, one of the most beautiful in the world, with its crystalline-azure waters in the crater bowl below. Atitlán is the ideal place to come in contact with Guatemalan folklore. Twelve Indian villages surround the Lake, and their inhabitants are descendants from the great Quiché, Cackchiquel, and Tzutuhil nations. In the afternoon, transfer to Guatemala City.
Overnight accommodations at Barcelo Guatemala City Hotel.

Day 04 :
DAY 4

Day at leisure. (Transfer out by hotel airport shuttle bus)

Includes:

  • 2 Nights at The Barceló Guatemala City
  • 1 Nights at Mayan Inn in Chichicastenango
  • Seat basis sightseeing transportation as specified with English Speakin Guide and including 12% VAT.
  • Entrance fees to visiting sites.
  • Tips to porters at hotels.

Excludes:

  • International air tickets – for discounted air rates call Sunny Land Tours
    at 1-800-783-7839.
  • Meals not specified
  • Tips to guide, driver and chambermaids
  • Personal expenses such as: beverages, phone calls, laundry, etc.

The Barceló Guatemala City

  •     2m wide bed or 2 1m x 2m beds.
  •     Pillow menu
  •     Safe
  •     Minibar
  •     Complimentary mineral water
  •     Terrace
  •     24 hour room service
  •     32″ flat screen LCD TV with 98 channels
  •     Wi-Fi internet connection
  •     Telephone
  •     Desk
  •     Coffee machine
  •     Fully equipped bathroom
  •     Hairdryer
  •     Mirror
  •     Toiletries
  •     Bathrobe and slippers
  •     Iron/Ironing board
  •     Telephone in the bathroom


Mayan Inn

The design follows the colonial architecture so that no two rooms are identical. Each of the rooms and suites has its own individual décor, but they all celebrate the Spanish colonial design of centuries past with authentic antiques, art, furnishings and colorful fabrics that add a touch of charm. Smaller items were brought to Chichicastenango by mule or horseback. Larger pieces of furniture were taken by oxcart in the early 1930s.

The rooms have working fireplaces which keep away the evening chill in the mountains, but they also create a special ambiance. Each room has an attendant who takes care of the guests needs, including lighting the fireplace and knocking on the door for your wake-up call.

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Guatemala Express
From $499.00
/ Adult
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