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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.
The large statues of QuiriguaA shallow waterfall in the pools of Semuc ChampeyCastillo de San Felipe, Rio DulceEnjoy a scenic boat ride up Rio DulceLivingston, GuatemalaA typical street in LivingstonThe Rio DulceJoe in Coban, drinking soda out of a bag!Castillo San FelipeHouses along the Rio DulceA shorline church in SantiagoThe winding Rio DulceThe sculpted shores of Lake AtitlanExploring the Lanquin Caves in GuatemalaSwim in the crystal pools of Semuc Champey on your Guatemala Tour
  • 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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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Antigua | Puerto Barrios | 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: Livingston | Rio Dulce Area

This morning, enjoy a walk along the relaxed streets of Livingston. Afterward, transfer from your hotel for your tour of Rio Dulce. A lake and river system that has become a popular sailboat destination Rio Dulce is spanned by one of the biggest bridges in Central America. Along the way, you will get a glimpse of lush nature, indigenous villages, children gliding on the tranquil waters, and admire Bird Island before returning to your hotel.

Day 3: Lanquin Cave

In the morning, set out with your guide to Lanquin and visit its mysterious cave. Visit Castillo de San Felipe, built as a fortress to guard against pirates, before leaving Rio Dulce. The 62-mile limestone cave, Grutas de Lanquin, was declared a National Park in 1955 and features many unusual formations. In the evening, settle into your room at El Recreo.

Day 4: Semuc Champey | Coban

Travel with your guide to Semuc Champey. A natural monument, Semuc Champey consists of a natural limestone bridge which passes over Cahabon River. Make your way to the top of the bridge and find a series of stepped, turquoise pools. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear waters, explore the Kan’Ba Cave by candlelight, and jump into a tube to float down the river banks. In the evening, transfer to Coban and overnight.

Day 5: Coban | Antigua

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Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before meeting your guide for a series of tours. Visit a local coffee farm and learn about the coffee bean's picking, drying, and roasting processes. Enjoy a tour of an orchid farm before returning to Guatemala City for your independent continued journeys.


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  • 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • 4 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.


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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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