Activity Level: Moderately Active
Accompanied by Professor Richard Furman.
Once a center of Maya civilization, Guatemala today is like a living museum bridging past and present; indigenous cultures and colonial tradition. Our comprehensive tour will introduce you to amazing ruins, small towns where Indian culture thrives, beautiful Lake Atitlan and magnificent colonial Antigua – revealing many treasures of this proud nation.
Trip highlights include:
- Enjoy a lecture and discussion on Mayan history and culture by a local expert
- Discover the Mayan sites of Yaxha and Topoxte and talk to the archaeologists excavating the sites
- Relax during a stay at a lakefront rainforest resort outside of Tikal
- Explore some of the 3,000 buildings discovered at Tikal; home of a vast civilization that disappeared without a trace
- Browse through the colorful open-air market in Chichicastenango—the largest artesania market in the country
- Cruise across Lake Atitlan to the picturesque town of Santiago Atitlan, home of the Tzutuhil people known for their textile designs
- Stay in a 17th-century monastery and tour the hotel’s grounds which houses an open-air museum
- Spend a full day discovering the treasures of Antigua, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
And of course, there is plenty of time for relaxation and individual activities during this small group adventure. Sign up early. With only 24 spaces, the tour is bound to sell out quickly!
Optional Extension: A three night optional extension to Copan, Honduras is also available.
$2,295 land only or $2,995 with group air package from Seattle
Single Supplement: $695
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Friends & family are welcome—you don't have to be a UW graduate to travel with UW Alumni Tours!