Guatemala City – Antigua
Arrival at the international airport of Guatemala City. The team of Jean-François will meet you at the airport and transfer you by private vehicle to Antigua, a charming colonial city designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
You check into a comfortable, colonial-style hotel offering you splendid views of the volcano. You then meet the technical team. Briefing on the trip and inspection of your motorcycle.
Antigua – Monterrico
120 km of roads
You start your day by visiting Antigua and exploring its rich cultural heritage. You can visit the many colonial mansions, the church and the convent of Las Capuchinas, Iglesia La Merced, or the Museo Hotel Casa San Domingo. You can also visit some of the many ruins in this beautiful city, a large part of which was destroyed by an earthquake in the 18th century.
You leave from Antigua on your Royal Enfield in the direction of the Pacific Ocean. Stop by the Amatitlán Lake, a volcanic lake, before getting back on the road along the Rio Los Esclavos.
You arrive in Monterrico, a small seaside town on the Pacific coast, where you stop for the day. Overnight in a 3-star hotel, in front of a black sand beach.
Monterrico - Santa Catarina Palopó
200 km of roads
In the morning, you leave the volcanic beaches of Monterrico on your Royal Enfield to reach the divine Lake Atitlán, the deepest lake in Central America.
You will take the roads through sugarcane and coffee plantations before reaching Santa Catarina Palopó, an indigenous village located on the shores of Lake Atitlán. On the way, stop by the farm of Los Tarrales where you can learn about the coffee production process, starting from plantation to roasting of coffee seeds.
Once in Santa Catarina Palopó, you stay overnight at a boutique hotel overlooking the sublime Lake Atitlán.
Santa Catarina Palopó - Lanquín
260 km of roads and 30 km of trails
You begin your day with a visit to the traditional indigenous market of Santa Catarina Palopó. You then get back on your bikes and ride towards the mountains. Riding through beautiful hilly landscapes and experiencing the cultural beauty of Guatemala, you arrive in the famous village of Chichicastenango. The village is known for its church, the Iglesia de Santo Tomas. With its blending of Mayan world views with Catholic rituals, the church is a perfect representation of the concept of syncretism. You are back on the road and head towards Alta Verapaz, a department known for the cultivation of cardamom, coffee and orchids. This long day of riding is punctuated by short intervals of riding on the trails. You spend the night in a cosy hotel in Lanquín in the middle of nature.
Today is dedicated to relaxation and visits to the Lanquín region. In the morning, you take an all-terrain vehicle to go to Semuc Champey, a natural monument of Guatemala. Known for its natural limestone bridge, use this opportunity to bathe in cascading pools of turquoise waters and visit the caves of Lanquín if the weather is favourable. Return to your hotel of yesterday in the wilderness.
Lanquín - El Remate
215 km of roads and 55 km of trails
Today, you leave from Lanquín on your Royal Enfield bike in the early hours of the morning. You follow the winding roads of Alta Verapaz to reach northern Peten. After a stopover in Sayaxche to cross the river by ferry, you continue your journey through this tropical region. The Mayan ruins are numerous and lavish in these historic lands. After a riding through some trails, you reach the village of Remate, where you stay overnight in a comfortable hotel on the shores of Lake Petén.
This day is dedicated to exploring the Mayan ruins and the jungle of this tropical region. You start the day by a visit to Tikal, an extraordinary site to visit some of the most impressive Mayan ruins. You then leave for an excursion through the jungle to visit the exotic Mayan pyramids and explore the rich flora and fauna that shelters them. Return to your hotel on the shores of Lake Petén for the night.
El Remate - Rio Dulce
185 km of roads and 30 km of trails
You resume your ride on a beautiful road, crossing the tropical landscape to reach the Mayan ruins of Yaxhá, the third largest perhaps the most impressive ruins in Guatemala. These visually stunning Mayan pyramids offer splendid views of the Yaxhá lake and the surrounding rainforest. The excavations are still on-going and some of the buildings remain partially buried. The site is also one of the very few to permit movement on the ancient stone roads used by the Mayas. After visiting the ruins, you are back on the road and ride till the mouth of Rio Dulce, close to the Atlantic Ocean. You arrive in a small village named after this beautiful river and enjoy your evening at a yacht club. Stay overnight in a hotel situated along the banks of Rio Dulce.
Rio Dulce – Guatemala City
280 km of roads
Last day of riding your Royal Enfield! You return to Guatemala City, passing several villages and small traditional Guatemalan towns en route. Upon your arrival in the capital, you meet the team of Jean-François to share your experience and return your motorcycles. You stay overnight in an international hotel in the Zona Viva of Guatemala City.
The team of Jean- François will transfer you to the Guatemala City International Airport for your return flight.