Discover the best of Belize and Guatemala on this extensive two-week tour. Begin in Belize, where you'll explore ancient Maya ruins and sprawling sacrificial cave systems. In Guatemala, you'll soak up the local culture with a traditional cooking class and a trip to Lake Atitlán's villages and Chichicastenango Market. End with a beach escape to the white sands of Caye Caulker and Caye Ambergris for snorkeling adventures on the Belize Barrier Reef.
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This 15-day adventure will take you to the most impressive, historic, and awe-inspiring sites in Guatemala and Belize. Start by exploring the historic centers of Guatemala City and Antigua before heading north to hike up the famous Maya pyramids at Tikal. Then hop the border for cultural tours in Belize and continue to Ambergris Caye, where you'll have time to relax, snorkel, and dive to your heart's content.
With two weeks in Guatemala, you can take the family to visit at least three destinations. First-timers can hit the highlights through cultural, outdoor, and culinary experiences in Antigua, Lake Atitlán, and Flores. El Paredon offers animal encounters, including horseback riding and a visit to a turtle conservation. Active, outdoorsy families can go camping in Acatenango, and those keen on a multicountry trip can experience the markets, hiking, and ruins in Guatemala and then go snorkeling and sunbathing in Belize.
Perfect for active families and older children, this two-week Guatemalan adventure begins on Lake Atitlán's glittering shores. Zipline through forest canopies before taking a rugged 4WD tour of the immense Acatenango volcano and joining a tasty chocolate workshop in Antigua. Explore the ancient ruins of Tikal National Park in the company of howler monkeys, hop over the border to snorkel Belize's stunning Barrier Reef, and end your epic trip relaxing with the kids on the pristine, palm-lined sands of Placencia.
Work up an appetite on this exhilarating two-week family-friendly tour of Guatemala—chock-a-block with foodie and cultural discoveries as well as excursions to Maya ruins, lush jungles, and azure pools. Venture from elegant Antigua to the stunning shores of Lake Atitlán and the narrow cobbled streets of Flores as you create your own jade jewelry, learn the art of chocolate production, sample street food, and witness centuries-old traditions in colorful lakeside villages.
Immerse yourselves in Guatemala's vibrant culture on this two-week family adventure that whisks you from colonial Antigua to the shores of Lake Atitlán and the temples and pyramids at Tikal. Along the way, you'll sharpen your tastebuds with a traditional cookery class, bask in the Caribbean vibe of Río Dulce, and admire local folk art and handicrafts as you kayak, hike, and sail across the country's natural wonders.
Guatemala's relatively small size means you can comfortably cover four to five destinations with the family in tow in 10 days. Get active with the kids and hike Pacaya volcano and kayak Lake Atitlán. Add El Paredon to the mix to release turtle hatchlings into the wild; or, fly to the island city of Flores to wander the ancient Maya ruins of Tikal National Park. Intrepid families might consider an expedition with the whole gang camping out on a still-active volcano or sticking to Flores and the Caribbean coast for plenty of fun in the sun and watersports.
Discover Guatemala's diverse landscapes and culture on this comprehensive 15-day tour. The journey will take you from historic cities like Antigua to the forested Maya ruins of Tikal and soft-sand beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. You'll sail down the Río Dulce, hike to the fiery peak of the Pacaya volcano, and kayak across Lake Atitlán. Along the way, delve into Guatemalan culture with cooking classes, food tours, market visits, and handicraft workshops.
With a week in Guatemala, you and your family can take a deep dive into the beauty and culture of Antigua and Lake Atitlán, opting for a highlights tour complete with an El Paredon beach day. For those with young ones eager to learn about Guatemala's history, let their imagination run wild on temples, pyramids, and a wildlife trip that includes two days in Tikal National Park. Or, if you'd like to spend plenty of time in nature, embark on a young explorer's tour and tick off visits to Semuc Champey, Lanquín, and Candelaria.
Explore Guatemala's diverse landscapes on this nine-day tour of its cities, ruins, lakes, and volcanoes. Touch down in vibrant Guatemala City and then escape to Tikal National Park, where you'll discover ancient Maya temples and pyramids. Head on to Lake Atitlán for kayaking and scenic hikes, then tour the UNESCO-listed streets of Antigua. The adventure ends with a day hike to the top of the mighty Pacaya volcano.
This nine-day adventure will give you a taste of Guatemala's nature, culture, and food. Start off with some fascinating workshops in Guatemala City, then head to Flores to visit the Tikal Maya ruins. Your next stop will be the picturesque Lake Atitlán, where you'll tour local villages by boat. Afterward, get to know historic Antigua as you explore the town on foot, then hike the Pacaya volcano (and even roast marshmallows on its petrified lava). Cap off your adventure with a relaxing hot springs visit.
This 10-day adventure will take you off the beaten path to some of Guatemala's spectacular lesser-known wonders. Enjoy several fascinating workshops in Guatemala City and visit the Maya ruins at Tikal National Park, then head to Huehuetenango for horseback riding or a cenote tour. Move on to Quetzaltenango, where you'll explore traditional villages and visit a hot spring. Next, participate in a Maya spiritual ceremony at Lake Atitlán, before finishing your journey in historic Antigua.
With nine days in Guatemala, you can discover the historical natural wonders of Antigua, Lanquín, and Lake Atitlán on a highlights tour or cover more ground and add on a trip to Tikal National Park for a well-rounded itinerary. Those looking to spend as much time as possible outdoors should opt for a multi-sport adventure, complete with an overnight trek on Acatenango volcano. In contrast, those looking to experience Belize's Barrier Reef can embark on a Guatemala and Northern Belize adventure.
Explore the highlights of Guatemala and Belize on this action-packed 13-day tour. Start in Guatemala, where you'll explore Spanish-colonial Antigua and lively Guatemala City, hike to the blazing peak of Pacaya volcano, and sail across Lake Atitlán to waterfront villages. Wander the ancient Maya ruins of Tikal National Park before crossing the border to Belize, where white-sand islands and diving adventures on thriving barrier reefs await.
With 11 days in Guatemala, you can visit three to six destinations. First-timers can hit the famous sites of Antigua, Lake Atitlán, and Flores, choosing between a faster-paced and slower itinerary. Couples and those keen on culture will enjoy a variety of activities, including Maya rituals, on the Guatemalan Adventure, while outdoor enthusiasts will love hiking, cycling, and more on the Essential Guatemala tour. Alternatively, foodies can taste their way around Guatemala on the Culture, Adventure & Cuisine trip.
You can cover four to five destinations with 12 days in Guatemala, including hopping over to neighboring Honduras or Belize. Focus on seeing the southern volcanoes and northern jungles or take a cultural trip to the highlights of Guatemala and Copán. Foodies will enjoy cooking classes and food tours in Guatemala City and Antigua, while adventurous travelers will enjoy camping, summiting Acatenango volcano, and surfing along the Pacific Coast.
This epic two-week adventure combines a number of guided excursions in Central America. Kick-off in Guatemala City, where you'll walk amid Spanish colonial history. From here, venture into the gorgeous countryside for swimming, hiking, and tubing in nature reserves, caves, and waterfalls. Next, tour the ancient pyramids at Tikal National Park and then cross the border into Belize for horseback riding, more Maya ruins, and plenty of time to snorkel in the Belize Barrier Reef.
Gear up and hit the trail for 15 days of backcountry fun in one of the world's prime mountain-biking destinations. Guatemala's topography is made for adventure, and on this itinerary, you'll cover hundreds of miles of mountain tracks as you encounter volcanoes, lakes, and jungles. Of course, there will be free time to slow down and enjoy the culture, from meeting Indigenous communities to tasting local street foods.
In just under two weeks in Guatemala, you can get to know the hidden details and surrounding landscapes of Antigua, Lake Atitlán, and Flores on a highlights tour or take a deep dive into Guatemala's history with a trip that includes the Copán Ruins and Quetzaltenango. Those who enjoy their creature comforts should opt for a 13-day luxury Guatemala trip complete with six helicopter rides, while sun lovers can split their time between the Belize Islands, Lake Atitlán, and Antigua.
With 15 days in Guatemala, you can tick off the country's impressive cultural and natural must-dos on a highlights tour. If you'd like to add some relaxing time at the beach, opt for an itinerary covering Guatemala and Belize. Those who want to explore Guatemala from top to bottom will love a volcanoes, ruins, and waterfalls trip, while active travelers can get well off the beaten track and pack in adventures in Cobán, Tikal National Park, Lime Caye, and the famous Lake Atitlán.
Get ready for two weeks of thrilling outdoor activities in one of the best places for it: Guatemala. With the UNESCO-listed city of Antigua as your base, you'll experience natural wonders (and meet new friends) on multiple volcano hikes, starting with mighty Acatenango, where you'll summit two different routes. Continue exploring more volcanoes around Lake Atitlán, mixed in with village tours, bike rides, and even a cooking class where you'll learn how to make tortillas.
This action-packed 13-day tour explores the scenic highlights and distinct culture of Guatemala's southern highlands. Walk the UNESCO-listed streets of colonial Antigua, learn to cook Guatemalan cuisine (and chocolate), and shop for textiles at the largest public market in Central America. There are plenty of outdoor adventures, too, from camping overnight on a volcano to partaking in ziplining, paragliding, and horseback riding around Guatemala's favorite lake: Atitlán.
Explore the cultural wonders of Guatemala on this immersive, 10-day family adventure. Starting in the enchanting island town of Flores, you'll walk the paths of the ancient Maya at Tikal National Park and the ruins of Yaxhá. Then, it's off to colonial Antigua for traditional Guatemalan cooking classes and a driving tour of the picturesque Almolonga Valley. Boat around the blue waters of Lake Atitlán, learn to make artisan textiles and ceramics and discover early Maya kingdoms at Iximché.
Experience the fascinating culture and natural beauty of Guatemala on a 13-day escape that covers the highlights of not only this Central American gem but of neighboring Belize, too. Starting in Guatemala, you'll tour ancient Mayan ruins, go hiking, kayaking, and biking, and participate in a spiritual ceremony. Then hop across the border to Belize for Caribbean adventures like cruising on a catamaran and snorkeling in the famous Blue Hole.
Tailormade for active families and older children, this two-week Guatemalan adventure starts in the historic city of Antigua. Learn to cook Maya cuisine, hike the Pacaya volcano to roast marshmallows on petrified lava, and take an overnight camping trip to the summit of Acatenango. Then it's off to Lake Atitlán for kayaking, village hikes, and ziplining. Fly north to end the trip discovering the ruins of Tikal National Park, spelunking through Actun Kan Caves, and cruising around Flores Island.
Travel the length and breadth of Guatemala over 14 action-packed days. Your adventure kicks off on the historic streets of colonial Antigua followed by activities in the stunning Lake Atitlán region. After visiting Indigenous markets, you'll travel north to natural hot springs and enjoy a boat ride down the Río Dulce before capping the trip with a tour of the ancient Maya ruins at Tikal.
This 14-day family tour of Guatemala starts in the colonial city of Antigua, where you'll make your own candies at a chocolate museum and learn the art of creating colorful holy week festival carpets. Then, it's off to Lake Atitlán for mystic Maya spiritual ceremonies and village tours before heading to the beaches of El Paredon. Go horseback riding on black-sand beaches, help baby sea turtles into the ocean, and see tropical birds and other wildlife on a mangrove forest cruise.
Tour Guatemala's lesser-visited Caribbean side on this exhilarating 10-day family adventure. Start in Guatemala City, where you'll see the historical sights of Parque Central and turn cacao into sweet treats at a chocolate workshop. Then, it's off to Río Dulce for a boat tour of the river and kayaking or paddleboarding along the beaches of Livingston. End in the island town of Flores, taking a zipline along the canopies of Ixpanpajul Natural Reserve and hiking through the Maya ruins of Tikal National Park.
If you're looking for an active adventure holiday to Guatemala with older kids, this 10-day trip based between Antigua and Lake Atitlán is for you! Tick off bucket list activities as you hike and camp overnight on the Pacaya volcano, kayak the world's most beautiful lake, cycle to Maya villages, explore coffee plantations, and trek through lush jungles and forests. Along the way, you'll nurture the kids' adventurous sides and unleash your own inner explorer.
Unleash your inner explorer on this week-long family trip that draws you and the kids into the heart of Guatemala's ancient history and natural wonders. Against a backdrop of Maya ruins, stunning scenery, and exotic wildlife, you'll venture into the jungles of the north, uncover mighty temples, and glide through underground rivers and caves by inner tube.
This 11-day guided mountain bike tour starts in historic Antigua, where you'll see some of the city sights and cycle through picturesque villages and ancient ruins. Then, it's off to Lake Atitlán for trail rides that take you through the challenging Santa Cat and Slickrock trails. See active volcanoes and lava fields, camp overnight in Pacaya Volcano National Park, and trek via mountain bike to a working coffee cooperative for insight into one of the country's biggest exports and delicious coffee samples!
See a different side of Guatemala on this bespoke 11-day itinerary. Starting and ending in the capital of Guatemala City, you'll be driven to the Caribbean-influenced north of the country to discover the waterways and jungles of the Río Dulce and Las Conchas regions. Take tours of ancient Maya sites, swim in crater lakes and warm waterfalls, embark on boat tours into wildlife-rich forests, and explore the hidden world of Guatemala's sacred caves.
Embark on the ultimate Central America getaway for 11 days of adventures on land and sea. It starts with an exploration of Guatemala's highlights, as you tour historic cities, visit famous lakes, hike volcanoes, and discover the ancient Maya ruins at Tikal. Jet off to Honduras for snorkeling and beach time on the Caribbean island of Roatán, then return to Guatemala for more cultural activities before heading home.
Strap on your hiking boots and grab your best camera because you're off on a camping adventure at an active volcano in the southern Guatemala highlands. Your destination is Acatenango, a 13,044-foot (3,976 m) stratovolcano looming over the historic city of Antigua. A 4WD vehicle will lead you up to the trailhead, from which you'll make the ascent to the summit and snap incredible photos along the way.
Unearth Guatemala's many treasures on this week-long family adventure that whisks you from elegant Antigua to the shores of Lake Atitlán. Become the adventurer in your own story as you explore ancient Maya ruins in Iximché, get hands-on with arts and crafts in Chichicastegnango and San Juan La Laguna, and spend a day relaxing on the black volcanic beaches of El Paredon.
An unforgettable Guatemalan adventure awaits on this active 12-day tour. On guided excursions, you'll hike up four volcanoes: Acatenango, Fuego, San Pedro, and Pacaya. Witness the rumbling summit of active Fuego, and experience a starry night's sleep at a camp on the neighboring Acatenango. Bike rides, kayaking, and surfing offer other exhilarating ways to experience this diverse landscape, while food-themed activities will reveal the country's heart and soul.
Over 12 event-filled days, you'll experience the best of Guatemala and Belize on foot, by car, bicycle, boat, and even horseback. Your adventure begins in Guatemala with hikes up volcanoes, tours of Spanish colonial cities, and excursions on Lake Atitlán. After exploring ancient Maya ruins on horseback, you'll transfer to the islands of Belize, where Caribbean excursions like snorkeling the Barrier Reef await.
This 10-day family tour starts in the colonial city of Antigua, where you'll experience the delicious flavors of Guatemalan cuisine with a foodie tour, honey tasting, and a chocolate workshop. Then, it's off to the shores of Lake Atitlán for visits to Maya villages and a hike through Atitlán Nature Reserve. Finish up on the black-sand beaches of El Paredon, where kids can learn to surf, visit a turtle conservation site, and cruise the wildlife-filled mangrove forests of the Chiquimulilla Canal.
Perfect for active families with older kids, this 10-day family adventure to Guatemala highlights two of the country's most celebrated locations, Antigua and Lake Atitlán. Roast marshmallows on top of a volcano, kayak the sparkling waters of the world's most beautiful lake, zipline across a forest canopy in the clouds, and hike the breathtaking Finca El Pilar Nature Reserve—uncovering ancient ruins and nurturing a lifelong thirst for adventure along the way!
Discover lost cities, ancient ruins, and the world's most beautiful lake on this week-long, family-friendly tour of Guatemala. Immerse yourselves in culture and adventure as you craft chocolates with the kids in Antigua, then hop over to sparkling Lake Atitlán to tour Maya villages and zipline through the forest canopy. Continue the excitement as you fly north to spot spider monkeys and climb pyramids in the jungles of Tikal National Park.
This seven-day family tour starts in the colonial city of Antigua, where you'll experience the delicious flavors of Guatemalan cuisine with a traditional cooking class. See the historic Almolonga Valley and hike the peaks of Pacaya volcano, then head to the peaceful shores of Lake Atitlán. Visit Maya villages, kayak and hike along the lake, explore the lively Chichicastenango Market and learn about Guatemala's spiritual culture with a traditional Maya fire ceremony.
Get to know the real Guatemala on this seven-day guided tour. Starting in the capital, Guatemala City, you'll set off on an adventure that reveals Indigenous Maya ways of life. Meet the traditional communities around sacred Lake Atitlán, see artisans at work, and relax in a herb-infused Maya sauna. Then, move on to Quetzaltenango to learn about the area's evolution, go horseback riding in the highlands, and take part in a spiritual fire ceremony.
This 15-day adventure will take you from Guatemala's southern and central highlands to the northern rainforests and the Caribbean coast. In the south, you'll walk the cobbled streets of Antigua, camp out on volcanoes, and take a boat tour of Lake Atitlán. After touring ancient Maya ruins at Tikal and Yaxhá, you'll ride the famous Río Dulce to the coast before finishing the trip in historic Guatemala City.
This 15-day adventure takes you to two countries offering some of the most incredible nature, culture, and activities in Central America. In Belize, hit the Caribbean and snorkel along its famous Barrier Reef, followed by cave tubing in the jungle. Then hop over to Guatemala to explore ancient Maya ruins and hidden waterfalls, go paragliding and horseback riding, and camp out near the top of an active volcano.
Combine the best of Guatemala with the most exciting adventures in Belize on this unforgettable 15-day escape. In Guatemala, you'll mix tours of historic cities with excursions to lakes, mountain retreats, and hikes up volcanoes. After visiting ancient Maya ruins, you'll cross the border into Belize for rides down jungle rivers, snorkeling in pristine marine reserves, and relaxing on white-sand beaches.
This 15-day adventure through Guatemala will take you to its most heralded wonders, both man-made and natural. It begins deep within coffee country as you visit nature reserves, waterfalls, and Maya ruins, then continues to the colonial towns and volcanoes around sacred Lake Atitlán. As an added bonus, you'll hop the border into Belize to visit coral islands and snorkel along one of the world's largest barrier reefs.
You can see Antigua's historical and cultural highlights in six days and one additional destination, like Lake Atitlán. Consider adding a visit to the Maya ruins at Iximché archaeological site or yoga sessions at San Marcos La Laguna for a more relaxed itinerary. Or, opt for additional outdoor experiences with a volcano hike in the central highlands or an overnight camping experience at Acatenango Volcano.
With one week in Guatemala, families can enjoy a range of cultural and natural attractions that will appeal to both older and younger members. This relaxed tour is split between Antigua and Lake Atitlán and takes easy trips from both places, so you and your kids won't feel rushed. Learn about Guatemala's fascinating history in the colonial-era city of Antigua and the Iximché ruins, be amazed by lake and volcano views, as well as local handicrafts at Lake Atitlán, and much more.
Summit five of Guatemala's volcanic peaks on this 12-day hiking adventure, starting in the colorful, UNESCO-listed city of Antigua before embarking on epic hikes ascending: Pacaya, Acatenango, Zunil, Santa María, and San Pedro. Along the way, you'll camp atop mountains, relax on the shores of Lake Atitlán, and explore ancient Maya ruins at Tikal National Park.
Discover Guatemala's volcanoes and lakes on this 12-day hiking holiday. The adventure begins in the UNESCO-listed city of Antigua and continues to the lush Maya highlands, where you'll summit three fiery volcanic peaks: Pacaya, Acatenango, and Fuego, and camp on the mountains as you go. Finish with a three-day trek through the countryside via coffee farms and Maya shrines to sparkling Lake Atitlán.