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   Additional Excursions / Eastward Bound –Tropical Caribbean


Due to high demand for additional tours, the symposium organizing committee is working closely with Maya Exotic www.mayaexotic.com to design pre and post tours which show off Guatemala’s well known highlights as well as several that go off-the-beaten-track.

All of the pre and post tours offered below will be handled directly by Maya Exotic. For additional information or to make preliminary reservations please contact Sandra Muralles semuralles@gua.net or Carmen Cecilia Sierra info@mayaexotic.guate.com.

Definite reservations for the tour you decide on should be made as soon as possible as some tours have limited space available.

Payment of the tours can be made at the hospitality desk of Maya Exotic in the lobby of the Quinta Real hotel the day of your arrival.


Eastward Bound –Tropical Caribbean
Río Dulce * Livingston * Paradise Farm
Two Nights / Three Days
POST TOUR: Tuesday February 13th to Thursday February 15th


Day One  
7:00 a.m.
Departure to the Caribbean coast of Guatemala.
A four and a half hour drive brings you to the Banana Palms Hotel, on the shores of Lake Izabal and Rio Dulce.
A visit of Finca El Paraíso (Paradise Farm) on the north shores of Lake Izabal gives you the wonderful experience of a swim in the farm’s hot water falls and spring. You only want to get out of the water to trek through the forest and explore the caves.
4:30 p.m. Return to your hotel, Banana Palms.
Dinner at hotel on your own.
Day Two  
9:30 a.m.
Start of boat tour to Livingston on the Caribbean coast.  Tour of the river’s main attractions: – Project Ak Tenamit, – Birds Island  – San Felipe Castle.
Through the narrow Rio Dulce canyon you arrive at the Atlantic coast village of Livingston.  This is the only Garífuna population in Guatemala, descended from African slaves and indigenous Caribs, with its own language and culture.  Enjoy a few hours of its folklore, fun and good sea food. 
The afternoon light changes the views of  Rio Dulce canyon, Golfete and Lake Izabal on your travel back by boat.
Around 5:30 p.m. Back at your hotel, Banana Palms.
Dinner at hotel on your own.
Day Three  
9:30 a.m.
In the morning enjoy the hotel’s pool and beach or rent a boat for a ride around the lake.
1:30 p.m. 
After lunch leave for Guatemala City.
On route stop for a guided visit of the archaeological site of Quiriguá (rival city state of Copán)
Around 6:30 p.m. Arrive at Quinta Real Hotel in Guatemala City.

Services include:

  • Transfers in air conditioned minibus
  • Banana Palms Hotel (two nights)
  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour by boat of Río Dulce (Livingston, Ak Tenamit, Birds Island and San Felipe Fortress)
  • Guided tour of Quiriguá
  • Admissions
  • Bilingual guide
  • Non alcoholic refreshments during tours
Tour price for minimum Rate per person in Double Room Rate in Single Room
4 persons $ 365.00 $ 445.00
8 persons $ 255.00 $ 340.00
10 persons $ 240.00 $ 325.00
12 persons $ 230.00 $ 315.00