Classic Guatemala

Classic Guatemala is a 10-day introduction to the fabulous country of Guatemala and some of the best luxury hotels.  

Start your holiday in beautiful Antigua Guatemala where you will spend three nights in an historic hotel. Enjoy a tour of the delightful colonial city of Antigua with your private guide. Experience rural Guatemala with a visit to a coffee farm and some local villages. Next you will head to Lake Atitlan, stopping en route for a tour of the fascinating site of Iximché. Spend three nights at Lake Atitlan in an hotel overlooking the spectacular Lake Atitlan and the volcanoes beyond. Here you can enjoy tours by boat visiting the lakeside villages and getting a taste of life on Lake Atitlan. You can also visit the bustling market town of Chichicastenango. Next, travel back to Guatemala City for a half day tour of this modern capital before boarding a flight north to Flores. Spend three nights here at a hotel situated in its own private nature reserve. Explore the heart of the Mayan world with visits to the spectacular Tikal and the archaeological site of Yaxhá.

Trip highlights

  • 3 nights in Antigua at El Convento in a Standard room with breakfast included.

  • Private half day tour of Antigua and a local coffee farm.

  • Private half day tour of local villages.

  • Private tour of Iximche archaeological site.

  • 3 nights at Lake Atitlán at Casa Palopó in a Deluxe room with breakfast included.

  • Private boat trip to Santiago Atitlán and San Juan La Laguna.

  • Private visit to Chichicastenango market.

  • Private half day tour of Guatemala City

  • 3 nights in Flores at Las Lagunas in a Waterfront Suite with breakfast included.

  • Private half day tour of Yaxhá archaeological site with lunch included.

  • Private full day tour of Tikal archaeological site with lunch included.

Map of your holiday


The price for this itinerary is GBP £3,740 (pricing also available in US Dollars)

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room.

What’s included

  • 9 nights in luxury accommodation as listed above

  • Private transfers and tours with an English speaking guide and driver

  • All internal flights in economy class seating

What’s not included

  • International flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)

  • Travel insurance

  • Any visas you may require

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.



Our suggested luxury hotels for this trip

Hotel El Convento, Antigua, Guatemala

El Convento

El Convento is an historic property in the centre of Antigua Guatemala. Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this luxury hotel is a delightful spot. It offers 26 spacious suites, each decorated in a luxurious yet traditional style, embodying the theme of colonial Antigua. The hotel features a charming courtyard and rooftop terrace as well as a restaurant offering a fine dining experience with a variety of local and international dishes. Guests can indulge in a relaxing spa treatment after a day exploring Guatemala.

Casa Palopo, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Casa Palopó

A stunning hotel in the hills above the village of Santa Catarina Palopó. Part of the Relais & Chateaux group, it offers magnificent views of Lake Atitlan and the three spectacular volcanoes. The design here is beautiful and each of the 15 rooms is uniquely decorated to reflect the culture and style of Guatemala. 12 rooms are in the main building and a luxurious villa holds the other 3 which is available for exclusive hire as well. Guests can dine on excellent food, a blend of local and international dishes or take a dip in the pool, all while enjoying the amazing views.

Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, Flores, Guatemala

Las Lagunas

Las Lagunas is located a few minutes from Tikal. Tucked deep in the jungle and on the shores of Quexil Lagoon, this is a gorgeous hotel and the perfect base for exploring the spectacular Mayan world. The 16 spacious suites are designed to blend perfectly with the surroundings with polished wooden floors, wooden panelling and large windows to enjoy the spectacular views. Each features a private Jacuzzi. The Waterfront Suites are right on the lagoon and the 4 Master Suites are positioned higher in the jungle with elevated views.