Hello - you all are so helpful in this forum and I have been reading a lot. My 14 year old daughter and I are coming down this summer and are doing a week of Spanish school at La Cooperative. I am just trying to finalize my other details. We can't stay as long as we would like, but we are going to make the best of our extended week.
1. Arrive Thursday night June 28th and stay in a hotel near the airport.
2. I would like to fly to Flores on Friday morning for a quick trip to the Tikal. I have not booked flights to Flores yet, I believe hopefulist said it is better to do that through an agency. I don't necessarily want a group tour of Tikal, but I will look into some of the guides that have been mentioned. I have reserved Jungle lodge for both Friday and Sat nights for now, but can change that. All I know is that we need to arrive sometime on Sunday to San Pedro/La Cooperativa so I think we can fly back into GUA Sunday morning then get private transport. This is the main part I need to book and could use assistance with.
3. Spend the week in San Pedro doing our Spanish school with activities in the afternoon. Anything in particular we should do or see? We like to kayak and hike, afternoon cooking lesson, etc.
4. Friday afternoon July 6th head to Antigua for the weekend and we fly out Monday afternoon. We are exploring the possibility of hiking Acatenango - we are decent hikers and think we would enjoy this Saturday day and night, but then we wouldn't get to see much of Antigua. We will play this by ear for now but I have researched many tours that take you there.
We appreciate any tips as I finalize this trip with my daughter. We are really looking forward to it.