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Days 1, 2, 9, 10 • Guatemala City

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Barcelo Guatemala City

The Barcelo Guatemala City hotel is in the heart of Guatemala City. This full-service hotel features shops, a sports center, sauna, jacuzzi, large outdoor swimming pool, beauty shop and other facilities. Free Wi-Fi.

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Days 3, 4 • Tikal, Petenchel

Villa Maya

The Villa Maya Hotel is in the middle of a large, private nature reserve, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. This beautiful resort is perched between two natural lagoons which feed into nearby Lake Petén, Guatemala's third largest lake. The lagoons, grounds, and nearby forests make for great wildlife viewing and birdwatching. From your room's balcony and the resort's walkways you can see toucans, woodpeckers, fly catchers, colorful red and blue macaw parrots, playful monkeys (you'll have to close your balcony windows, so the monkeys don't get in), white tail deer and alligators in the lagoons. The Villa Maya Hotel has a swimming pool with a small waterfall and an open-air restaurant with sweeping natural views. Wi-Fi available.

The elegant Porta Hotel is located just two blocks from the main plaza of 16th century Antigua. Features include a spa, gym, two solar heated swimming pools, wireless internet in all public areas and rooms etc. The hotel incorporates the classic colonial architecture, handmade crafts, and colorful textiles of Guatemala. The Porta Hotel Antigua has been chosen by Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers as one of the Top 5 hotels in Central America. Free internet access.

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Days 5, 6 • Antigua

Porta Hotel Antigua

The Hotel Atitlán is a boutique hotel overlooking Late Atitlán, just 10 minutes from the town of Panajachel. The decor features hand-carved furnishings, ornate ceramic tiles, and hand-woven area rugs in the Spanish colonial-hacienda style of the 18th century. The hotel offers a wide range of services in a dramatic natural setting. Nestled within the forest on the hotel property are special locations for bird watching. A short walk from the hotel is the Atitlán Nature Reserve, which has a butterfly reserve, herb gardens, suspension bridges, and spider monkeys. Free internet access.

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Days 7, 8 • Lake Atitlán

Hotel Atitlán