Day 1, Arrival – Antigua (Unguided)
Guests are met & transfer to Antigua. (1hr) and are greeted at their hotel by a special Honeymoon welcome of flowers, wine and chocolates. Panza Verde or Palacio Dona Leonor 3N • Upgrade with helicopter sightseeing transfer (daylight hours only)
Day 2, Architecture & History Tour – Special Dinner (BD) (Guide HD)
Guests will take a half day walking tour of Antigua (3-4hr). The tour takes in the main square, Palace, Cathedral, La Merced Church & San Francisco Church. All entrances are included. Free Afternoon. Special Private Butler Romatic Dinner on balcony at Panza Verde.
Day 3, Community Tours & Programs – Coffee Farms & Textile Coops – Luxury Massage (BL) (Guide FD)
In the morning guests will enjoy an active and participating tour of small local coffee farms to learn about the coffee history and process and in the afternoon there will be a local, village traditional lunch followed by a community tour of a village textile and handicraft cooperative. Included in the price is a couples massage at your hotel.
Day 4, Iximche Ceremony & Lake Atitlan (B,L) (Guide FD)
Guests will be transferred to the Maya Site of Iximche with their local Shaman and to the famous maya ritual site there. The Shaman will then perform and engaging blessing ritual for the couple to bless their recent marriage. Guests can also then explore this interesting Maya archaeology site and have a traditional lunch before continuing onto Lake Atitlan. Upon arrival at the hotel the honeymoon couple will receive a special honeymoon presentation in their room. Casa Palopo 2N
Day 5, Lake Tour (San Juan, Santiago) (B,L,D) (Guide FD)
This morning guests will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to the village of San Juan La Laguna where they can visit the women’s textile cooperative to see hand weaving and natural dye process. Also here visit the studios / homes of the celebrated naïf painters. From here guests continue to the village of Santiago where they have lunch in a local hotel and tour the village visiting the Maya God Maximon and learn about the textiles, spiritualism and beliefs of the T’zutujil Maya. For dinner we prepare a special VIP romantic dinner on a private balcony at Casa Palopo.
Day 6, Chichi Market (B,L,D) (Guided)
Today guests transfer approx. 1hr to the famous market at Chichi. Time for shopping in this fabulous craft market and an opportunity to see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic Church before transferring on to on to Guatemala City Airport (3hr) in time to catch the early evening flight to Flores. (30min) In Flores you will be met & transferred to your hotel in the rainforest. Upon arrival at the hotel the honeymoon couple will receive a special honeymoon presentation in their room Nitun 2N. • Upgrade with helicopter transfers to Chichi & Guate • Upgrade with private charter flight to Flores
Day 7, Yaxha Sunset (B,L,D) (Guide HD)
Guests enjoy a free morning to relax and swim in the lake. After lunch they transfer to Yaxha National Park (approx 1hr) to explore this atmospheric lakeside site ending with refreshments & wonderful views at sunset over the rainforest canopy from atop the main temples.
Day 8, Tikal with Luxury Picnic (B,L,D) (Guide HD)
Today guests transfer to Tikal National park (approx 1hr) to explore the amazing UNESCO protected Mayan Temple site of Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest. For lunch guests have a special romantic picnic lunch actually inside the site (by special permission) After lunch guests & time to relax and refresh guests will fly back to Guatemala City (30min) and transfer to their hotel. (Approx 10min) Westin Camino Real 1N • Upgrade with private charter flight to Guate
Day 9, Transfer Out (B) (Unguided)
This morning our driver will transfer guests to the airport (approx 10mins) in plenty of time to catch their flight.