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舊 Guatemala 瓜地馬拉推薦景點住宿及交通資訊 - 2013-03-22, 02:06

After traveling and studying Spanish 3 months in Guatemala, I am glad to share some info with other backpackers.
First, it is easy to travel around by taking tourist shuttle bus in Guatemala

Must go places & hostels recommended as below, includes some transportation info.

1. Antiqua - very beautiful colonial town...don't miss it
Place to stay:El hostal, http://www.elhostal.hostel.com/
Antiqua to Lanquin (nearest town to Semuc Champey), then Lanquin to Flores, I didn't take chicken bus, I took shuttles.

Transportation From Antiqua to Semuc Champey (Lanquin)
a. public transportation, most of people take the first class to Coban from Guatemala City (5-6hr, 70Q) , then take another bus to Lanquin (3hr, 30Q). totally it could take up to 9 hours, and 100Q.
b. shuttle bus: the shuttle from Antiqua and Lanquin, cost around 150-170Q when leave at 8am. The cheapest one is 90Q, it leaves at 2pm every day, but arrives Lanquin at 10pm or even later.

The service of very cheap shuttle company is not so good and it is not so safe to travel in the evening in the mountain area. One of my dutch friend, she used Mayach Expeditions service and she got very bad experience and so did I. It is up to you if you still want to take this cheap company's service. you save money but maybe suffered a lot.


2. Semuc Champey (close to Lanquin) ...wonderful natural swimming pools in river
Place to stay:Zephyr Lodgel, http://zephyrlodgelanquin.com/

If you are going to Flores from Lanquin. Don't book the shuttle in Antiqua for Flores, it is cheaper to book in Lanquin. I booked it in Antiqua, it costed me 125Q (with Mayach Expeditions in Antiqua). The normal price is around 135Q. Especially if you travel with Mayach Expeditions in Lanquin. it is 60Q only booked in Lanquin.


3. Tikal - Best Maya Ruin in Guatemala. Most traveler stay in flores and make day trip to Tikal
Place to stay: Los Amigos (in flores), http://amigoshostel.com/

*Tikal entrance ticket is 150Q. If you enter after 3pm, your ticket will valid for next day as well. For those who want to see both sunset and sun raise in Tikal, do camping in Juugar Inn, 15 USD per night (tent/sleeping bag/air mattress are all included).
*to see sunrise, you need to enter park before 6am with guide with group (not allowed to go alone before 6am) and you need to pay extra 100Q for special morning ticket.
*from Flores to Tikal, the transporation+ tour usually costs 150Q. it is possible to get 100 - 125 Q, negotiate it!
原文載於: 背包客棧自助旅行論壇 https://www.backpackers.com.tw/forum/showthread.php?t=871827
*The bus ticket from Tikal to Belize city is around 120Q.

4. Lago Atitlan...huge volcano lake with maya villages around
Place to stay: Casa Elena (in San Pedro village), cheap with good view..basic room...book ahead as it is usually full.

You can take tourist shuttle from Antiqua to Lago Atitlan, it costs around 70-80Q one way
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舊 回覆: Guatemala 瓜地馬拉推薦景點住宿及交通資訊 - 2013-11-05, 09:52

Is there any shuttle transportation between Lanquin and San Pedro around the Lake? I am considering visiting both but not quite feel safe with chicken bus/local transport.

Thanks
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舊 回覆: Guatemala 瓜地馬拉推薦景點住宿及交通資訊 - 2013-11-07, 08:21

Just ask the agency, they will tell u
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舊 回覆: Guatemala 瓜地馬拉推薦景點住宿及交通資訊 - 2013-11-13, 20:53

I have travelled in Guatemala so I have more updates for you guys now. (Information for Nov 2013)
You should bargain hard for all tours and shuttles, especially in Flores and Antigua (somehow you have not much option to bargain in Semuc Champey and more difficult to bargin), you could got great discount, here are some example prices I got

1) Tikal 3 am sunrise tour from Flores (marked pŕice Q150, after bargin Q90), I taught another some method of mentioning a low price got from other agent, and he ended up with Q85. They just combine all guys applying in different agency in one group, and some in mine even paid Q180

2) Flores to Lanquin shuttle; 1st class could be cut down to Q100 at least, I used the 2nd class shuttle costing Q75 (lucky that we got only 13 ppl in a minivan, it is so cheap that even the owner of my hostel did not believe it and it is a direct one). I have checked the public bus price in Santa Elena, from Flores to Lanquin it is better to use tour agency since the price from Santa Elena to Coban (where you need to change anothe minibus to Lanquin) is already Q80. But for Guatemala City or Antigua, it would be better for you to do it yourself unless you got a lower-than-public bus price (To Guatemala City Q130-180, To Antigua, just change another bus when you get to Guatemala City around Q10, since the agent just got you on a public bus (which you could buy the ticket on your own just in the Mayamall after crossing the bridge to Santa Elena)
原文載於: 背包客棧自助旅行論壇 https://www.backpackers.com.tw/forum/showthread.php?t=871827#post6004284

3) Lanquin to Antigua; Q100 without much bargain; Semuc Champey to Antigua; Q125 with a bit bargin

4) Antigua to Copan (Honduras): Q130 after bargain

5) Antigua volcano tour: Q60 after bargain, some fellow travellers have local friend and they got Q40

6) Antigua to San Pedro Laguna; a Canadian girl famailar with the area (like working for 3 months in the Lake Atitlan) says Q50 for a shuttle after bargain. She taught me the public bus, I will update after travelling there
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舊 回覆: Guatemala 瓜地馬拉推薦景點住宿及交通資訊 - 2016-03-04, 14:11

分享今天由San Pedro到Guademala城市的巴士資訊

在San Pedro的傳統市場旁,早上10點,搭往Xela的巴士,在一個中間城市下車,這段車資Q15,車程1小時左右。
由這城市到Guatemala城市,Q25,車程3小時。
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