Guatemala 5-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 5 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Guatemala.

Discover Guatemala with our curated 5-day itineraries, each offering a different way to experience this beautiful country. For a blend of cultural immersion and natural exploration, consider a trip like this highlights of Guatemala itinerary, where you'll wander through Antigua's colonial streets, hike the Pacaya volcano, and explore Maya villages along Lake Atitlán. Adventure-seekers might prefer something similar to this Maya itinerary, where you'll visit Tikal National Park, bird-watch along the Río Dulce, and discover ancient ruins at Quirigua. If you're after a physical challenge, an itinerary like this Antigua and Acatenango Adventure promises thrilling hikes up Acatenango Volcano and mountain biking around Antigua. 

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 5-day trips in Guatemala.

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Santa Catalina Arch in Antigua
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Highlights of Guatemala - 5 Days

This five-day Guatemala adventure begins with a walking tour and traditional cooking class in the colonial city of Antigua. Then conquer the summit of Pacaya Volcano as you hike along its dried lava fields and dense forests. End the trip on the tranquil shores of Lake Atitlán with visits to humble indigenous villages before venturing into the highlands to discover the ruins of an ancient Maya kingdom at Iximché.

Semuc Champey
Map of Guatemala Adventure: Ram Tzul, Semuc Champey, Candelaría & Laguna Lachúa - 5 Days
Guatemala Adventure: Ram Tzul, Semuc Champey, Candelaría & Laguna Lachúa - 5 Days

Explore Guatemala's great outdoors on this five-day nature adventure. Marvel at the exotic flora and fauna at Ram Tzul, visit a beautiful waterfall, and swim in the turquoise pools of Semuc Champey. Next, explore the caves in the limestone mountains of Candelaría before touring Laguna Lachúa National Park, a unique ecosystem teeming with wildcats and exotic birds.

Tikal National Park
Map of Maya Journey in Guatemala: Tikal, Río Dulce, & Quirigua Ruins - 5 Days
Maya Journey in Guatemala: Tikal, Río Dulce, & Quirigua Ruins - 5 Days

Embark on a five-day, Mayan-themed expedition through Guatemala. Begin in the northern jungles where you'll spend time with monkeys and tropical birds before visiting the ruins at Tikal National Park. Then take boat tour down the Río Dulce and enjoy more birding. Cap the adventure with an exploration of the Quirigua Ruins and its famous sandstone monuments before traveling back to Guatemala City.

Volcán de Fuego's  dramatic eruptions.
Map of Antigua & Acatenango Adventure - 5 Days
Antigua & Acatenango Adventure - 5 Days

This quick yet action-packed itinerary includes the best adventures in Guatemala's western highlands. Stroll through the well-preserved colonial town of Antigua, bike along epic downhill runs on mountain trails, and camp in front of an active volcano. You'll return from this escape inspired by the rugged beauty of the land and the warmth and welcoming spirit of its people.

View of Acatenango Volcano, Guatemala
Outdoor Sports in Guatemala - 5 Days

This action-packed tour combines outdoor sports with the beauty of Guatemala, starting in the historic colonial city of Antigua. Trade cobbled streets for mountain bike tracks and enjoy an exhilarating day of downhill biking on the slopes of Acatenango Volcano, then summit the top of Pacaya Volcano and traverse its lava fields. End your trip kayaking the shores of Lake Atitlán and hiking through its traditional Mayan craft villages.

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