This trip is for women with are ready to explore, learn, network and bond with other women while visiting Guatemalas UNESCOS sites and the city’s cultural and historic offerings. This is the perfect trip for you whether you are retired, starting a business, empty nester or simply needing a getaway to check off the bucket list. This private, curated trip, with an emphasis on boundless personalization and exclusive experiences, will take you through a cultural immersion from our lodging to meals in paladares.
La Antigua This colonial city, cultural heritage of humanity, was founded in 1541 by the Spanish Crown and has baroque-style buildings that have been magnificently preserved, making it the most visited site in the country by national and foreign tourists.
Chichicastenango It is one of the emblematic towns of Mayan culture and one of the most important in the country. In the Church of Santo Tomás, located in the center of the town, was found the sacred Mayan book that narrates the origin of humanity. Chichicastenango is located in the Quiché Department, about 90 miles from Guatemala City.
Lake Atitlan Considered among the 10 most beautiful lakes in the world, Atitlán is the deepest in Central America and is located in an area inhabited by Mayan populations that adopted the Catholic religion over time, which has made it one of the most attractive regions from the anthropological point of view thanks to the richness of this mixture of cultures.
Caves of King Marcos Here visitors can visit caves and swim in hot springs. The caves have been visited since pre-Columbian times. But they were reported as having been discovered in May 1998, a time since which they have been explored by experts in underground cavities. In Mayan culture, caves are considered gates to the underworld. Because of that, places such as the Caves of King Marcos have been settings of rituals, ceremonies and veneration.
The main tourist attractions of La Antigua are the Palace of the Captains General, The Convent and Arch of Santa Catalina, The Plaza Mayor, The Jade Museum, The Old Cathedral of Guatemala, the museum of the University of San Carlos, the Holy Route of Brother Pedro.
Welcome to Havana! Arrive in Havana - transfer to lodging
Arrive in Jose Marti International Airport where you will be transferred to our lodging via private vehicle. Accommodations will be located in the historic heart of the city, Old Havana.
We will be providing mojitos and a beautiful charcuterie board to kick off your arrival. A welcome dinner will be held at Donde Lis Restaurant, ranked one of the best restaurants in Old Havana. Resting and relaxing is called for the remaining of the evening or take a walk to enjoy the scenery of one of the oldest cities in the New World, right outside your door. *Dinner provided
Tour Old Havana & Shopping After some rest and sleep, we can start the day with some breakfast provided by our host We will head out to a private guided walking Tour of Old Havana (2-3 hours). The City of Havana was founded in the 16th Century making it Cuba's capital in 1592 by King Phillip II of Spain. After the tour, we will head out to lunch on O'Reilly street and then after free to roam the picturestic colonial area, for the opportunity to take in beauty and culture.
Dinner at Rooftop Restaurant (not included in package but will make reservations).
El Morro and Havana Club Museum We get ready for private guided tour of El Morro (2 hours) with private transportation. El Morro official named Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro is a fortress guarding the entrance to the Havana harbor. A cannon is fired at 9pm nightly, the "El Cañonazo de las 9" is a leftover custom kept from colonial times signaling the closure of the city gates.
We will continue our walk through El Paseo del Prado to the Havana Club Rum museum for some history on some of the most delicious Rum in the world and then to El Floridita, Ernest Hemingway's favorite bar.
Tour Cuba in an American Classic & Tropicana
After breakfast, we head out to an exquisite tour of Havana in a convertible American Classic Car.
The day is topped with an evening show and dinner at the Tropicana. Famous for it's open-air nightclub show that presents a song-and-dance performance reminiscent of 1950s Cuba. *Dinner provided
Vinales Day Tour - UNESCO World Heritage Site And off we go... A full day in Vinales in Pinar del Rio province will give you a different impression of Cuba completely. Beautifully rural, Vinales is endowed in mogotes, large limestone cliffs covered with flat flora and plant life over a circular end. Vinales is a national park and the most visited place in the province. Vinales is a perfect example of the work ‘behind the scenes’ that produces Cuba's the world famous Cuban cigars that gives Vinales a unique selling point. This day full of activities will include horseback riding, visiting caves and shopping in the local town. *Lunch and Dinner provided
Accommodations - Lodging in Antigua Guatemala Breakfast - Daily breakfast Tours - Transportation and tour fees Transportation - To and From the Airport
Airfare - Airfare, transfers. Please make arrangements ahead of time for transfers Visa/Passport Fees - Passports and VisasPlease check US Dept. of State Travelers Checklist at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-checklist.html Travel/Health Insurance - Please consider purchasing international plan Gratuities - Pls consider at your own discretion Alcohol beverages - Not included Extras - Personal shopping, tours and transportation not included in the itinerary.