I'm going to Guatemala for a few days with my fiancé next february. We are obviously arriving and departing from Guate city airport and will have nine full days there.
I need advice on how to travel around and what to see...
we will stick to the south of Guate I think, nine days will go by very quickly!
Here is our temporary route:
-from airport, directly to Antigua (we are arriving at 10 PM, will it be possible to take a cab to Antigua so late? is it safe to travel around by night?)
days 1 and 2 in Antigua, including half a day trekking on a volcano
-days 3 and 4: Panajachel,cruise on Lake Atitlan and excursion to Imixche (sorry about the spelling - might not be right)
-days 5 and 6 Coban (with excursions to Biotopo del Quetzal, Semuc Champey and Grutas de Lanquin)
(I missed out one day, possibility to spend one day more in one or the other destination)
-days 8 - 9: Guate City
What do you think? Should we miss out Guate City and only return there on the 9th day to see the most important and take our plane, and instead include another town in our route?
I would love to go to Nebaj, does that seem possible in this short time?
Am I missing out something?
Another question: how do you travel around Guate? I heard about minibus from travel agencies that are quicker than chicken buses? Does anyone know the routes of these buses?
In this short time, would it be better to rent a car? If yes, is it expensive in Guate?
Any advice welcome!!