Guatemala 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 14 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Guatemala.

Discover Guatemala with our 7-day itineraries designed for various interests. For those wanting an active adventure, consider a trip like this culture and hiking in Guatemala itinerary, where you'll explore the historic Antigua and the Acatenango and Pacaya volcanoes on foot. Families looking to engage with Guatemalan culture while keeping the kids entertained might opt for an itinerary similar to this family-friendly Guatemala trip, which includes cooking classes, a chocolate workshop, and an exploration of Lake Atitlán. Meanwhile, something similar to this cultural highlights of Belize and Guatemala itinerary gives you the chance to explore both countries with visits to the ancient Maya ruins in Tikal and the laid-back Caye Caulker.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 7-day trips in Guatemala.

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Lake Atitlán
Map of Guatemalan Highlands: Antigua, Lake Atitlán & Tikal - 7 Days
Guatemalan Highlands: Antigua, Lake Atitlán & Tikal - 7 Days

On this weeklong journey through Guatemala, explore major sites in the western highlands and northern rainforests. The trip begins in Antigua with a sightseeing tour followed by a stay on beautiful Lake Atitlán and a visit to an indigenous market dating back thousands of years. Then venture north to discover the ancient Maya city of Iximché and the awe-inspiring pyramid temples at Tikal National Park.

Streets of Caye Caulker Village, Belize
Map of Cultural Highlights of Belize & Guatemala - 7 Days
Cultural Highlights of Belize & Guatemala - 7 Days

Discover the culture and ancient Maya history of Belize and Guatemala while also packing in the fun. It kicks off on Belize's stunning coral island Caye Caulker, where you'll go snorkeling in crystalline waters and swim with sharks. Head inland to explore the ancient Maya ruins of Xunantunich on horseback, then cross into Guatemala to visit the pyramid temples at Tikal National Park. End with a tour of the historic colonial city of Antigua and visits to indigenous villages on the shores of Lake Atitlán.

Take in a sunrise from Rupalaj K’istalin over Lake Atitlán, volcanoes, and Maya villages
Map of Guatemala: Summit to Shoreline - 7 Days
Guatemala: Summit to Shoreline - 7 Days

Combining adventure and nature with leisure and culture, this one-week trip covers Guatemala's highlights, from the western highlands to the Pacific Coast. Discover historic Antigua on a walking tour and head high into the mountains to visit an authentic Maya craft market. Explore the indigenous communities and hike the mountains around Lake Atitlán before ending your adventure with a relaxing two days on the black-sand beach of Monterrico.

Go hiking in Lake Atitlán
Map of Culture & Hiking in Guatemala - 7 Days
Culture & Hiking in Guatemala - 7 Days

This active adventure will take you on hikes around three different volcanoes in Guatemala's western highlands. Become one with nature as you traverse dried lava fields, enjoy picnic lunches atop volcano summits, and camp under the stars. When not ascending mountains, you'll embark on walking tours of historic Antigua and boat rides on the shimmering waters of Lake Atitlán.

Kids will love colorful Guatemalan culture
Map of Best of Guatemala with Kids: Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 7 Days
Best of Guatemala with Kids: Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 7 Days

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.

Witness Fuego's volcanic eruptions from your camp on Acatenango
Map of Guatemala Volcano Camping & Photography Tour - 7 Days
Guatemala Volcano Camping & Photography Tour - 7 Days

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.

Take the kids on a zipline adventure through the forest canopy in Guatemala
Map of Family Adventure in Guatemala: Temples, Pyramids & Wildlife - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Guatemala: Temples, Pyramids & Wildlife - 7 Days

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.

Views from the Indian Nose viewpoint
Map of Guatemala's Maya Culture & Volcanoes  - 7 Days
Guatemala's Maya Culture & Volcanoes - 7 Days

Smoldering volcanoes, lava fields, crater lakes, and wildlife-rich rainforest—Guatemala often feels like a land before time. On this week-long itinerary, you'll experience the Central American country's highlights on guided tours, from Lake Atitlán to Volcán Pacaya. Every step of the way, you'll be immersed in Maya culture, both from the past (like at the spectacular Tikal ruins) and present (by learning to cook, Maya-style, and joining a shamanic ritual).

Explore Guatemala's Tikal National Park to admire the ancient works of the Maya
Map of Nature & Culture in Guatemala: Lanquín to Tikal National Park - 7 Days
Nature & Culture in Guatemala: Lanquín to Tikal National Park - 7 Days

On this seven-day journey, you'll immerse yourself in Guatemala's cultural and natural wonders. Start in Lanquín, where you'll keep an eye out for colorful birds at the Biotopo del Quetzal. Explore Semuc Champey and go tubing on the Río Cahabón, then head to Candelaria Caves and tour the stunning scenery around the Río Dulce. Visit Livingston, known for its distinctive Garifuna culture, and explore the colonial town of Flores. Finish your trip at the Maya ruins in Yaxhá and Tikal National Parks.

Discover jungle kingdoms and rare wildlife in northern Guatemala
Map of Guatemala for Young Explorers: Temples, Jungles & Caves - 7 Days
Guatemala for Young Explorers: Temples, Jungles & Caves - 7 Days

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.

Introduce the family to local culture and cuisine with a week in Guatemala
Map of Family-Friendly Guatemala: Lake Atitlán & Antigua - 7 Days
Family-Friendly Guatemala: Lake Atitlán & Antigua - 7 Days

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.

Experience Guatemala in a week with a range of family-friendly activities
Map of Guatemala Family Tour: Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 7 Days
Guatemala Family Tour: Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 7 Days

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.

Daily life at the Indigenous market of Chichicastenango
Map of Insider's Guatemala:  Guatemala City, Lake Atitlán & Quetzaltenango - 7 Days
Insider's Guatemala: Guatemala City, Lake Atitlán & Quetzaltenango - 7 Days

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.

Lake Atitlán
Map of Guatemala Cities, Summits & Coast - 7 Days
Guatemala Cities, Summits & Coast - 7 Days

Authentic Maya culture, up-close wildlife encounters, and activities in epic landscapes: this adventurous seven-day trip shows off the sheer diversity of Guatemala. Starting in the colonial capital of Antigua, you’ll cycle around the surrounding villages beneath three imposing volcanoes. Then, hike beside Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful lakes on Earth, before hitting the Pacific coast and its enchanting mangrove forests. Guided tours are included, with one free day to enjoy the beaches in between.

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