The Real Deal Vacation package to Guatemala includes airfare from New York City on Copa Airlines; three nights at the Barceló Guatemala City; one night at the Mayan Inn Chichicastenango; all transfers, sightseeing, and entrance fees per itinerary; small group tours to see the Baroque architecture in the town of Antigua, the market and church of Santo Tomás in Chichicastenango, and a trip to Lake Atitlán in the comfort of an air conditioned bus; an English-speaking tour guide, and daily breakfast; from $749 including hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Oct. 12, 2012 ($749); add $30 for Nov. 27, 30, 2012; add $40 for Sept. 28, Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 16, 2012; check Gate 1 Travel's website for more dates.
Gateways New York City ($749); additional gateway cities are also available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $231. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Gate 1 Travel, 800/682-3333, gate1travel.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare between New York City and Guatemala starts from $477 in mid-October (Airlines). Add to that $186 per person including taxes for three nights at the Barceló Guatemala City, and $67 per person including taxes for one night at the Mayan Inn Chichicastenango, and you're spending $730 on airfare and accommodations alone. For just $19 more than that, this travel package gives you airfare and four nights in two Guatemalan cities, plus guided tours and entrance fees, daily breakfast, and all taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are also available, including a half-day guided tour of Guatemala City for $27 per person and a full-day trip to Tikal—including flights from Guatemala City and back—for a look at the famous Mayan ruins for $339 per person.
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