Experience an amazing 10-day Guatemala luxury tour with Ker & Downey. Stay at two Relais & Châteaux properties–one in Antigua and the other on the shores of Lake Atitlán. Then escape to a luxury over-water lodge in the Mayan jungles of Petén. With plenty of private tours and helicopter transfers in between, this is luxury travel to Guatemala at its very best.
Guatemala Luxury Tour by Ker & Downey
Suggested Journey At A Glance: 10 days / 9 nights in Antigua, Lake Atitlán, and Petén
This suggested Guatemala luxury tour is just one way to see the country on your own customized Ker & Downey trip. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. So contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible.
Your Guatemala luxury tour first invites you to step back in time in Antigua, the Colonial Capital of the Americas. Your romantic Relais & Chateaux accommodations at Villa Bokéh place you within 10 minutes of the ancient city. They also allow you to embrace the peace and silence of this 16-room hacienda, complete with private gardens, art galleries, and views of the volcano. Over three nights, enjoy the very best of Antigua…Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site with a private guide. Cook a meal with a local in a 17th century colonial home. And embark on a a 4×4 adventure and hike up the Acatenango Volcano to view the active Fuego Volcano.
Next, board your private helicopter to Lake Atitlán, crossing over the Mayan Guatemalan Highlands. Luxury travel to Guatemala would be incomplete without a stay at Casa Palopó. Framed by the mile-high waters of Lake Atitlán, this Relais & Chateaux villa accommodation offers a modern-rustic ambience chock full of bright colors and arty flourishes. Overy three days, enjoy several cultural and adventure-filled experiences. For instance, take a morning to go kayaking on the lake, followed by a hike to Tzununa. Along the way, view the Kaqchikel Maya villagers going about their daily lives. You will also visit a local ceramics workshop to learn about the creation process and work with the artisans to create your own personalized piece. Finally, enjoy a visit to San Juan village for a backstrap weaving demonstration and lesson by the Tz’utujil women. Of course, you will leave with your own piece to take home with you.
Finally, conclude your Guatemala luxury tour in Petén. Your private helicopter will land directly at your luxury tropical rainforest hotel. You will therefore have plenty of time to check in and relax before your sunset tour of Yaxha. Indeed, this site is a must when visiting the area, as it boasts more than 500 structures, including 40 steles, 13 altars, and 9 pyramids. Next, take the helicopter to El Mirador to explore the tallest structure in the Mayan World. Then conclude your Guatemala luxury tour with a full-day tour of Tikal. If you are lucky, a few monkeys, parrots, macaws, and toucans will be on site as well.
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