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Semuc Champey and Rio Dulce

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Prolong your vacation with this 5-day Guatemala extension! Explore the ancient Maya site of Quirigua, famous for its monumental stone sculptures, and learn about the traditions and cultures of the Maya. Cross one of the largest bridges in Central America in Rio Dulce and grab a headlamp and flashlight to explore the mysterious caves of Laquin. Making your way back to Guatemala city, stop in Semuc Champey and relax in its clear, turquoise waters - the perfect addition to your Guatemala adventure.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Drive to Livingston
Day 2 : Rio Dulce
Day 3 : Lanquin Caves
Day 4 : Semuc Champey and Coban
Day 5 : Return to Guatemala City

Highlights

  • Visit Quirigua, and ancient Maya archaeological site
  • Explore Lanquin and it's mysterious limestone cave
  • Discover Semuc Champey & a natural limestone bridge that crosses the river

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Swim in the crystal pools of Semuc Champey on your Guatemala Tour The large statues of Quirigua A shallow waterfall in the pools of Semuc Champey Castillo de San Felipe, Rio Dulce Enjoy a scenic boat ride up Rio Dulce Livingston, Guatemala A typical street in Livingston The Rio Dulce

Day 1 Drive to Livingston

Arrive in Guatemala City or Antigua and meet your guide for your transfer to Livingston. Along the way, visit the ruins of Quirigua. An ancient Maya archaeological site, Quirigua covers approximately 1.2 square miles and is quite modest. The site's importance lies in its wealth of sculpture, including the tallest stone monumental sculpture ever erected in the New World. Continue to Livingston and overnight.

Day 2 Rio Dulce

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Transfer from your hotel for your tour of Rio Dulce. A lake and river system which has become a popular sailboat destination, Rio Dulce is spanned by one of the biggest bridges in Central America. On one side of the bridge, the town on Fronteras, commonly referred to as Rio Dulce, features a local vegetable market which attracts locals from the surrounding region. Explore the market and town, Ak'Tenamit, and Bird Island before transferring to your hotel.

Day 3 Lanquin Caves

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
In the morning, set out with your guide to Lanquin and visit its mysterious cave. The .62 mile limestone cave, Grutas de Lanquin, was declared a national park in 1955 and features many unusual formations. In the evening, settle in to your room at El Recreo.

Day 4 Semuc Champey and Coban

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Travel with your guide to Semuc Champey. A natural monument, Semuc Champey consists of a natural limestone bridge which crosses the Cahabon River. Make your way to the top to the bridge and find a series of stepped, turquoise pools. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear waters and enjoy an afternoon along their banks. In the evening, transfer to Coban and overnight.

Day 5 Return to Guatemala City

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before meeting your guide for a series of tours. Visit a local coffee farm and learn about the picking, drying, and roasting processes of the coffee bean. Enjoy a tour of an orchid farm before returning to Guatemala City for your independent continued journeys.
Per person starting at
$1,625

Notes

$130 single supplement

Included

  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
    • 4 Nights Hotel
  • 3 Days Private Guide Service

Excluded

  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $70 Meals not Included
  • $45 Airport Departure Tax
    • Normally included in the price of your ticket.
  • $30 Optional Excursions
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