My bf and I are researching for our 2 week trip to Guatemala in June/July and our possible itinerary (need to agree on days etc) includes:
Fly into GC and transfer to Antigua for a few days
Travel to Panajachel and visit Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango - 1/2 days?
Travel to Coban and visit Semuc Champey
Travel to Flores and visit Tikal - 1 day / night?
Travel to Lago Izabal and take a boat down Rio Dulce to Livingston
Travel back to Antigua for a night
Get shuttle bus to beach with El Paredon House for 4 nights for surfing
Is this too much or can we fit in a hike up a volcano?
What I would love is information on the transport to use when travelling between each town. Is there any national standard bus company and bus terminals in each town or is everything privatised? Can anyone recommend bus companies to use on our journey? I know there are other forums on the subject, but the safety on some of the buses and on certain roads is obviously a concern too.
Thanks so much in advance!