Guatemala Tours & Itineraries

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Popular travel destinations in Guatemala
Antigua · Lake Atitlán · Guatemala City · Tikal National Park · Flores · Río Dulce · Acatenango Volcano
Volcano views from the streets of Antigua
Map of Best of Guatemala: Antigua, Lake Atitlán & Tikal - 8 Days
Best of Guatemala: Antigua, Lake Atitlán & Tikal - 8 Days

This eight-day trip packs in some of Guatemala's greatest hits, from touring Maya ruins to climbing an active volcano. Hike, bike, and kayak around the country as you explore the picturesque colonial city of Antigua, scale the lava fields of Pacaya, experience the magic of Lake Atitlán, and venture deep into the rainforest to discover the ancient pyramids of Tikal.

Antigua's Santa Catalina Arch
Map of Highlights of Guatemala - 10 Days
Highlights of Guatemala - 10 Days

Experience the rich culture and natural beauty of Guatemala on this 10-day, action-packed itinerary. Stroll the cobbled streets of historic Antigua, tour Lake Atitlán by boat, and hike around Indigenous villages and towering volcanoes. Finally, experience living history as you explore ancient Maya ruins at Iximché and Tikal.

Sunset over Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Map of Luxury & Maya Culture in Guatemala -  8 Days
Luxury & Maya Culture in Guatemala - 8 Days

Immerse yourself in ancient Maya culture while traveling in style on this eight-day sojourn to Guatemala. Pamper yourself in luxury hotels and see famous sights from above as you travel by helicopter to some of Guatemala's best attractions. Among other highlights, you'll bask in the serene beauty of Lake Atitlán, discover the charming colonial city of Antigua, and participate in a Maya ceremonial ritual.

Santa Catalina Arch in Antigua
Map of Highlights of Guatemala - 5 Days
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.

View of Agua volcano from Antigua, Guatemala
Map of Mayan Adventure in Guatemala - 6 Days
Mayan Adventure in Guatemala - 6 Days

This trip to the heart of Central America offers fascinating historical culture, thrilling adventure, and jaw-dropping vistas. You'll fall in love with the charming colonial city of Antigua, learn about ancient Mayan civilization, and hike and bike some of Guatemala's stunning mountain volcanoes.

View of the volcano from Antigua, Guatemala
Map of Best of Guatemala & Copán - 13 Days
Best of Guatemala & Copán - 13 Days

Delve into the endless natural beauty and rich cultures of Guatemala and Honduras on this two-week getaway. Discover Maya ruins, towering volcanoes, and historic cities on outdoor adventures and cultural tours. You'll stroll the cobbled streets of colonial Antigua, kayak on stunning Lake Atitlán, browse the artisan markets in Indigenous towns, and hike up the ancient pyramids at Tikal and Copán.

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.

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.

Lake Atitlán
Map of Discover Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 4 Days
Discover Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 4 Days

On this four-day trip to Guatemala, explore the local culture, along with one of the most stunning lakeside landmarks. Begin in Antiqua, and tour the churches, monasteries, and Mayan ruins, along with choosing between different artisanal workshops. Then, travel to Lake Atitlán to view the iconic body of water, along with visiting the local villages.

Summit one of Guatemala's tallest volcanoes on this eight-day adventure
Map of Multi-Sport Adventure in Guatemala - 8 Days
Multi-Sport Adventure in Guatemala - 8 Days

You're in for a week of adventure on this action-packed trip to one of Central America's lesser-known gems. Discover the rugged natural beauty of Guatemala as you hike, bike, and kayak around its most stunning attractions and charming towns. Camp overnight on a volcano, go mountain biking through colorful Indigenous villages, and paddle along the peaceful waters of Lake Atitlán.

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.

A road to the village of San Juan Laguna on Lake Atitlán
Map of Incredible Guatemala: Antigua, Tikal,  Cobán & Huehuetenango - 10 Days
Incredible Guatemala: Antigua, Tikal, Cobán & Huehuetenango - 10 Days

Discover Guatemala, the last stronghold of the Maya civilization, on this culture-forward trip starting and ending in colonial Antigua. Explore Tikal National Park, go on a tubing adventure through river caves, and swim in the terraced lagoons of Semuc Champey. Then enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery in Guatemala's western highlands and visit Indigenous villages along the shores of Lake Atitlán.

Belize
Map of Guatemala & Belize: Ruins, Reefs & Historic Streets - 14 Days
Guatemala & Belize: Ruins, Reefs & Historic Streets - 14 Days

This unforgettable two-week itinerary is the perfect mix of active adventures and cultural excursions around Belize and Guatemala. Spend time in colonial Antigua, hike an active volcano, rub elbows with the K'iche' Maya people, and visit Indigenous communities around stunning Lake Atitlán. Then go north to the ancient Maya archeological site at Tikal before heading to the Caribbean to camp on coral islands and snorkel around Belize's 180-mile (290 km) Barrier Reef.

See the turquoise, terraced pools of Semuc Champey in northeastern Guatemala
Map of Guatemalan Culture & Outdoors: Tikal, Antigua & More - 10 Days
Guatemalan Culture & Outdoors: Tikal, Antigua & More - 10 Days

Experience Guatemala's rich culture and great outdoors on this 10-day tour. Touch down in the north, where you'll visit turquoise pools and eerie caves, explore Tikal's ancient Maya ruins, and sail the jade waters of the Rió Dulce. Next, continue to sparkling Lake Atitlán, where you'll visit its traditional villages and browse the nearby highland market of Chichicastenango. Your adventure ends in UNESCO-listed Antigua for a walking tour of its colorful colonial landmarks.

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.

Discover Huehuetenago in Guatemala's western highlands
Map of Best of Guatemala & Roatán - 14 Days
Best of Guatemala & Roatán - 14 Days

Enjoy the best of Guatemala and Honduras' Roatán Island on this two-week culture and nature adventure. You'll explore ancient Maya ruins at Tikal, go tubing through river caves, and visit Indigenous communities in the western highlands. Finish the journey in Roatán, a Caribbean island fringed with coral reefs perfect for snorkeling.

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.

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.

Sunrise over Tikal National Park
Map of Best of Guatemala - 11 Days
Best of Guatemala - 11 Days

Discover the best of Guatemala over 11 action-packed days during which you'll climb volcanoes, visit Maya villages, and soak in natural hot springs. Hike, bike, and kayak around the country as you explore the colonial city of Antigua, enjoy the serene beauty of Lake Atitlán, and tour the ancient pyramids at Tikal. For an added treat, take a ride up the Río Dulce for an afternoon on the Caribbean coast.

Spend three nights at Lake Atitlán, surrounded by three volcanoes
Map of Guatemala Honeymoon Adventure - 15 Days
Guatemala Honeymoon Adventure - 15 Days

This 15-day Guatemala itinerary is perfect for newlyweds looking for a blend of relaxed romance and scenic adventures in Central America. Begin with a few days of exploration in colonial Antigua before heading to see active volcanoes, pristine lakes, and ancient Maya ruins. Along the way, you'll partake in fun guided excursions like cooking, chocolate-making, and cliff-jumping—with plenty of free time to enjoy sunsets and waterfalls on your own.

Looking out to Guatemala's "Ring of Fire" volcanoes
Map of Guatemala Volcano Trekking Adventure - 15 Days
Guatemala Volcano Trekking Adventure - 15 Days

Hike up to seven volcano summits on this 15-day expedition in Guatemala. Start in the Spanish colonial city of Antigua with an ascent up three volcano peaks, then head to the shores of Lago Atitlán for a hike up Toliman volcano. Transfer to the Maya Kʼicheʼ town of Quetzaltenango to conquer Santa Maria volcano, followed by Tajumulco, the highest point in Central America.

Sunset over volcanoes and valleys in the highlands of Guatemala
Map of Guatemala Seven Volcanoes Trek - 10 Days
Guatemala Seven Volcanoes Trek - 10 Days

Conquer seven of Guatemala's volcanic peaks on this unforgettable 10-day trekking adventure. Setting out from the charming colonial city of Antigua, you'll make your way along the famed Ring of Fire, where lush cloud forests and colorful villages sit in the shadows of ancient volcanoes. Cross rugged lava fields to Pacaya, watch the sunrise from your camp on Acatenango, hike the famous Siete Cruces ridge to Zunil volcano, and enjoy some well-earned rest on the scenic shores of Lake Atitlán.

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.

Lake Atitlan and volcanos in the highlands of Guatemala
Guatemala Western Mayan Highlands – 3 Days

This is Guatemalan trekking at its best. The Western Mayan Highlands Trail follows ancient trade routes that once connected the Mayan civilizations of Lake Atitlan to those of Quetzaltenango. Much of this walk is above 10,000 feet (3,000 m), providing phenomenal views of 15 different volcanoes. Watch the sunset over Lake Atitlan, and finish your hike with a dip in the Fuentes Georginas hot springs.

Volcanoes surrounding Lake Atitlán
Map of Nature, Culture & History in Guatemala - 14 Days
Nature, Culture & History in Guatemala - 14 Days

This two-week Guatemalan adventure kicks off with walking tours of colonial Antigua followed by a vertical excursion up the slopes of the Pacaya volcano. After a kayak ride around Lake Atitlán, you'll head north to explore the ancient Maya ruins at Tikal, then travel down the jade waters of the Río Dulce. More culture awaits as you visit open-air markets and Indigenous villages, and even take a traditional Guatemalan cooking class.

Spend three nights (and three sunsets) at a waterfront hotel in Lake Atitlán
Map of Honeymoon in Guatemala: Antigua, Atitlán, Tikal & Río Dulce - 14 Days
Honeymoon in Guatemala: Antigua, Atitlán, Tikal & Río Dulce - 14 Days

Combine romance and adventure on a 14-day Guatemalan honeymoon you'll never forget. Stroll the fairy-tale streets of colonial Antigua, climb the fiery Pacaya volcano, embark on boat tours around magical Lake Atitlán, and visit ancient pyramid temples at Tikal. For an added spark of intimacy, travel down the Río Dulce and swim at a hidden waterfall to finish the trip.

Fuego & Acatenango
Map of Guatemalan Volcano Trek: Pacaya, Fuego, Zunil, Tajumulco, & More - 16 Days
Guatemalan Volcano Trek: Pacaya, Fuego, Zunil, Tajumulco, & More - 16 Days

On this 16-day active adventure trough Guatemala, you’ll conquer seven volcano summits located in the country’s highlands. The beginning of the trip is anchored in Antigua, where you’ll hike and camp near volcanos including Pacaya, Acatenango, and Fuego. Then, you’ll travel to Quetzaltenango to hike and explore Zunil and Santa Maria. You’ll also visit the Tajumulco and San Pedro volcanos before landing at Lake Atitlán, where you can relax by the water and explore the Iximché ruins on your way back to Antigua.

Embark on a memorable 10-day Guatemala cycling adventure
Map of Best of Guatemala by Mountain Bike - 10 Days
Best of Guatemala by Mountain Bike - 10 Days

This action-packed two-week adventure takes you mountain biking through the breathtaking highlands of Guatemala. Your journey starts in the former colonial capital of Antigua, where you'll set off exploring local routes and making your way west to Lake Atitlán. Each day's ride offers a unique challenge as you discover the country's towering volcanoes, mountain pine forests, and rich local culture.

Looking out over Guatemala's "Ring of Fire" volcanoes
Map of Guatemala Volcano Trek Adventure - 14 Days
Guatemala Volcano Trek Adventure - 14 Days

Conquer seven summits on this 14-day trekking tour of Guatemala's Ring of Fire volcano zone. Setting out from the charming colonial city of Antigua, you'll scale some of the highest peaks in Central America and camp on volcanic slopes. Spend your downtime soaking in hot springs, visiting Maya ruins, and relaxing on the peaceful shores of Lake Atitlán.

Semuc Champey is hidden in the lush mountainous jungle
Map of Guatemala's Maya Ruins, Hot Springs & Waterfalls - 6 Days
Guatemala's Maya Ruins, Hot Springs & Waterfalls - 6 Days

The natural beauty and Maya history of Guatemala make it the ideal destination for culture seekers and nature lovers alike. This six-day itinerary starts in the city of Antigua, where you'll visit colonial landmarks before swimming in waterfalls deep within the Guatemalan jungle. Explore national parks and discover the ruins of ancient civilizations before soaking in naturally-formed turqoise pools of Semuc Champey and traversing through vast cave systems by flashlight.

The natural pools in Semuc Champey
Best of Guatemala by Mountain Bike - 16 Days

Spend 16 days riding on two wheels as you explore Guatemala's lively towns and unrivaled natural splendor; you'll traverse from Antigua to the sparkling waters of Lake Atitlan, then ascend the country's highest mountains in Huehuetenango. You'll return from this action-packed escape inspired by both the rugged beauty of the land as well as the warmth and loveliness of the Guatemalan people, not to mention the new friends you'll make on the trails.

Pick up an authentic souvenir at colorful Chichicastenango market
Map of Guatemala Culture & Cuisine Tour - 12 Days
Guatemala Culture & Cuisine Tour - 12 Days

Learn about Guatemala's history and culture during 12 days of visits to the most incredible places in the country. Walk the historic streets of Guatemala City and Antigua, visit Indigenous markets, and take boat rides on famous lakes and rivers. Beyond that, you'll tour ancient ruins at Tikal and Iximché, hike up volcanoes, and more.

The Río Dulce - Guatemala's Caribbean Gem
Guatemala's Caribbean Coast - 6 Days

Escape to Guatemala's Caribbean coast on this action-packed 6-day itinerary. Starting from the capital of Guatemala City, set out towards the east coast to discover a whole new side of the country's culture and scenery. Visit magical hot spring waterfalls, kayak the waterways of the Río Dulce, and experience Caribbean Garifuna culture in Livingston.

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.

Embark on a memorable two-weeks of mountain biking in Guatemala.
Map of Best of Guatemala by Mountain Bike - 14 Days
Best of Guatemala by Mountain Bike - 14 Days

This action-packed 14-day trip is a two-wheeled adventure through the most breathtaking mountain landscapes in Guatemala's highlands. It begins in colonial Antigua, where you'll set off on volcano slopes before heading west to Lake Atitlán and onward to the Cuchumatanes Mountains. Each day's ride offers a unique challenge as you navigate towering volcanoes, mountain ridges, lush cloud forests, and more.

The pyramids of Tikal peeking out of the rainforest
Map of Guatemala Winter Escape: Rainforests, Rivers & Ruins - 6 Days
Guatemala Winter Escape: Rainforests, Rivers & Ruins - 6 Days

With warm days and cool nights, winter is the perfect time to delve into Guatemala's natural and ancient wonders. This six-day adventure kicks off with sightseeing in Guatemala City before flying north to explore the country's most famous archaeological site—the UNESCO-listed temple complex at Tikal. After hiking ancient Maya pyramids, head south to Lago Izabal and take a ride down the jade waters of the Río Dulce.

Sunset at Monterrico
Map of Winter in Guatemala: Maya Ruins, Volcanoes & Beaches  - 6 Days
Winter in Guatemala: Maya Ruins, Volcanoes & Beaches - 6 Days

This whirlwind itinerary introduces you to the highlights of Guatemala's dry season—from archaeological sites to iconic volcanoes and black-sand beaches in just under a week. First, head to Tikal National Park and walk amid ancient Maya pyramids dating to the eighth century. Then, head to the well-preserved colonial city of Antigua for a tour and scenic hike up nearby Pacaya Volcano before finishing the trip on the stunning Pacific Coast just in time for sea turtle hatching season.

Discover iconic Lake Atitlán as you ride horseback along its shores
Map of Guatemala Nature & Culture Tour - 15 Days
Guatemala Nature & Culture Tour - 15 Days

Experience Guatemala's natural and cultural treasures on this 15-day tour. As you traverse the country, you'll soak up history in the colorful streets of colonial Antigua, visit ancient Maya ruins, and relax in jungle spas. Adventures include a challenging overnight trek to the top of Acatenango volcano, a boat trip down the tranquil Río Dulce, and horseback riding on the shores of sparkling Lake Atitlán.

Lake Atitlán is surrounded by three volcanoes
Map of Guatemala Honeymoon Adventure - 16 Days
Guatemala Honeymoon Adventure - 16 Days

Deemed one of the hidden wonders of the travel world, explore Guatemala on this 16-day adventure through cultural, culinary, and outdoor experiences with your partner. Stroll through the amazingly well-preserved colonial town of Antigua, with its charming cobblestone streets, historic ruins and churches, and bustling market. Climb the active Pacaya Volcano, enjoy lighter outdoor activities like kayaking around Lake Atitlan, and visit the famous Tikal Ruins.

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.

Enjoy sights like Volcán de Fuego outside of Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala City
Map of Guatemala Nature & Cities - 8 Days
Guatemala Nature & Cities - 8 Days

Make time for a quick getaway to Guatemala for adventures in its cities and countryside. Over eight days, you'll visit highlights in the capital plus the UNESCO World Heritage colonial city of Antigua. Round out the trip with volcano hikes, kayaking the famous Lake Atitlán, and visiting local markets and Indigenous villages.

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Map of Guatemala Landscapes & Culture - 15 Days
Guatemala Landscapes & Culture - 15 Days

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.

Journey through Guatemala and Belize to reach the Caribbean coast
Map of Journey Through Guatemala & Belize - 12 Days
Journey Through Guatemala & Belize - 12 Days

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.

Camp overnight at the volcanic summit of Guatemala's Acatenango
Map of Guatemala Lakes & Volcanoes: Atitlán & Acatenango - 6 Days
Guatemala Lakes & Volcanoes: Atitlán & Acatenango - 6 Days

In less than a week, you can experience some of the most phenomenal natural wonders in Guatemala. This active adventure will take you to the central highlands, where you'll explore the cobbled streets of Antigua, followed by a hike up the mighty Volcán Pacaya. Then you're off to mythical Lake Atitlán for kayak rides and nature hikes before ending the trip strong with camping at the summit of yet another volcano.

Visit a women's weaving co-op on a village tour of Lake Atitlán
Map of Food, Culture & Nature in Guatemala: Antigua, Lake Atitlán & Tikal National Park - 13 Days
Food, Culture & Nature in Guatemala: Antigua, Lake Atitlán & Tikal National Park - 13 Days

Taste Guatemalan specialties, learn about Maya history, and get outdoors on this 13-day adventure, starting with a street food tour of Antigua and a nature hike and weaving workshop. Tour a coffee farm, hike up Pacaya and camp overnight on the active volcano, and learn how chocolate is made. Transfer to Lake Atitlán for kayaking, paragliding, and bustling outdoor market visits, finishing your trip in Tikal National Park, where you'll go bird-watching and ziplining and explore the Maya ruins.

Hop over to Honduras for the Caribbean island beaches of Roatán
Map of Best of Guatemala & Honduras - 11 Days
Best of Guatemala & Honduras - 11 Days

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.

Capture memories with a family portrait in the Guatemalan jungle
Map of Adventurous Family Trip to Guatemala & Belize - 14 Days
Adventurous Family Trip to Guatemala & Belize - 14 Days

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.

Take to the waves on a surfing excursion off the wild El Paredón coast
Map of Nature & Culture in Guatemala: Antigua, El Paredón & Lake Atitlán - 6 Days
Nature & Culture in Guatemala: Antigua, El Paredón & Lake Atitlán - 6 Days

On this six-day trip, you'll get an exciting taste of Guatemala's culture, food, and landscapes. Start in the historic city of Antigua, which you'll explore on a street food tour. Then hike up Pacaya Volcano, and transfer to El Paredón Beach for surfing and sunbathing. Move on to Lake Atitlán, where you'll learn about Guatemala's ancient Maya culinary heritage at a cooking class, kayak on the lake, and enjoy some hiking. Return to Antigua for one last night before heading home.

See the volcanoes surrounding Lake Atitlán, like Tolimán and San Pedro
Map of Highlights of Guatemala: Natural Wonders & Maya Ruins - 11 Days
Highlights of Guatemala: Natural Wonders & Maya Ruins - 11 Days

The highlights of Guatemala are many, and you'll experience most of them over 11 unforgettable days with this active itinerary. Start on the cobbled streets of Antigua, where you'll visit colonial landmarks, ride bikes around the southern highlands, and hike the active Volcán Pacaya. Then you'll fly north to explore ancient Maya ruins, including the legendary Tikal, before finishing the trip with a ride down the jade waters of the Río Dulce.

Kayak and hike at Lake Atitlán
Map of Active Guatemala: Flores, Antigua, Lake Atitlán & El Paredon - 8 Days
Active Guatemala: Flores, Antigua, Lake Atitlán & El Paredon - 8 Days

If your idea of the perfect vacation involves more outdoor activities than indoor relaxation, then this eight-day adventure in Guatemala is for you. Get the blood pumping as you hike around the ancient Maya ruins at Tikal, then really push yourself on an ascent up the volcanic slopes of Pacaya. Finish the trip on the countryside and beaches as you kayak on Lake Atitlán, surf at El Paredon, and embark on coffee tours in the highlands.

See Agua volcano looming behind iconic Santa Catalina Arch, a landmark in Spanish colonial Antigua & UNESCO World Heritage Site
Map of Highlights of Guatemala & Belize: Ruins, Reefs, Volcanoes & Lakes - 13 Days
Highlights of Guatemala & Belize: Ruins, Reefs, Volcanoes & Lakes - 13 Days

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.

Wrap up your trip snorkeling off Caye Caulker
Map of Guatemala & Northern Belize Adventure - 9 Days
Guatemala & Northern Belize Adventure - 9 Days

Experience the best of Guatemala and its Caribbean neighbor Belize on this action-packed nine-day adventure. You'll arrive in Guatemala City and, from there, embark on lake tours, volcano hikes, and visits to ancient Maya ruins. Then you'll hop over the border to the Belize highlands, your base for excursions to Caribbean isles and even more historic ruins.

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.

Sunrise in the Cuchumatanes, Huehuetenango
Map of Hidden Delights of Guatemala: Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango & Lake Atitlán - 10 Days
Hidden Delights of Guatemala: Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango & Lake Atitlán - 10 Days

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.

Head to the Río Dulce for a boating excursion and swim beneath waterfalls
Map of Essential Guatemala: Volcanoes, Ruins & Waterfalls - 11 Days
Essential Guatemala: Volcanoes, Ruins & Waterfalls - 11 Days

This unforgettable adventure introduces you to the wonders of Guatemala in 11 days. Start with a whirlwind tour of the southern highlands as you walk the cobbled streets of Spanish colonial Antigua, hike Pacaya volcano, and kayak on Lake Atitlán. Then you'll head north for a visit to the legendary Maya ruins at Tikal before winding down with day trips to hot spring waterfalls and a leisurely ride down the Río Dulce.

Pick up authentic souvenirs from local artisans in Antigua
Map of Authentic Guatemala: Antigua  & Guatemala City - 6 Days
Authentic Guatemala: Antigua & Guatemala City - 6 Days

Discover volcanic landscapes, colorful cities, and captivating Maya culture on this immersive, six-day trip to Guatemala. Start in Antigua, where you'll have ample time to explore the history and heritage of the former colonial capital. Immerse yourself in nature with a hike up Volcán Pacaya, hop between villages and markets like a local via "chicken bus," and learn to cook Guatemalan classics with the help of Indigenous chefs. Finish with a visit to Guatemala City and its many markets and museums.

See the best of Guatemala and Belize in just over two weeks on this comprehensive tour
Map of Best of Guatemala & Belize - 15 Days
Best of Guatemala & Belize - 15 Days

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.

Snorkel at the island reef near Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Culture & Beaches in Guatemala & Belize - 12 Days

This 12-day adventure mixes the highlights of Belize with a sprinkling of fun and culture in neighboring Guatemala. In the former, you'll visit coral islands, swim with manatees, snorkel the famous Blue Hole, and sail the Caribbean, followed by a picnic lunch. In Guatemala, tour the Maya ruins at the legendary Tikal, stroll the colorful streets of historic Antigua, and learn to prepare traditional cuisine in a cooking class.

Paddle a kayak and hike around Lake Atitlán
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Outdoor Adventure in Guatemala - 6 Days

In just six days, you'll enjoy an unforgettable adventure around Guatemala's highlights. You'll arrive in the central highlands, where you'll tour the Spanish-colonial city of Antigua, hike up nearby volcanoes, enjoy spa treatments, visit coffee plantations, and soar over the treetops on a zipline. The last stop is at sacred Lake Atitlán, which you'll explore on kayak rides as well as visit nearby ancient Maya ruins.

Spend two nights at peaceful El Paredon and enjoy the wild stretch of volcanic beach
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Best of Guatemala: Antigua, El Paredón & Lake Atitlán - 13 Days

This 13-day adventure starts in historic Antigua, where you'll take a cooking class, tour local villages and farms, and visit ancient Maya ruins. Then transfer to El Paredon, where you can surf, relax on the beach, go whitewater rafting, or spot sea turtles. In scenic Lake Atitlán, learn about goat cheese production and traditional carpet-making. Finally, head to Guatemala City to visit a chocolate museum, learn about colorful "chicken buses," and hike Pacaya volcano.

Marvel at the Great Jaguar temple in Guatemala's Tikal National Park
Map of Culture, Nature & Exploration in Guatemala - 9 Days
Culture, Nature & Exploration in Guatemala - 9 Days

Discover Guatemala's culture and heritage over nine event-filled days that showcase the highlights of this beautiful country. You'll do it all, from taking traditional cooking classes to hiking volcanoes to exploring the jungles of the central highlands. In the midst of this fun will be tours of colonial cities, nature hikes to waterfalls, and a visit to Tikal National Park, home to some of the most impressive Maya ruins in the world.

Delight the senses as you peruse the many wares, like fresh fruit, at an Antigua market
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Best of Guatemala: Antigua to Flores - 10 Days

See Guatemala's main highlights in 10 days, beginning in the historic city of Antigua, where you'll enjoy a walking tour and cooking class. Next, visit the Iximché Maya ruins and Chichicastenango Market, followed by a day of relaxation by Lake Atitlán, where you can go kayaking and hiking. Go on a nature hike at the Biotopo del Quetzal, see beautiful Semuc Champey, and explore the Candelaria Caves, ending your trip with Tikal National Park and the Yaxhá Maya ruins.

Enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Maya ruins of Tikal National Park
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Best of Guatemala: Volcanoes, Maya Ruins, Hot Springs & Waterfalls - 13 Days

Guatemala is Central America's most diverse country, with rainforests, volcanoes, mountains, coffee fields, and beaches. This 13-day guided tour lays out some of its most captivating natural and cultural highlights, with plenty of time to absorb the big-hitter destinations before you move on. Take a boat ride and kayak on Lake Atitlán, relax at waterfalls and hot springs around the Río Dulce, and venture among Maya ruins in Tikal National Park.

 Semuc Champey in Guatemala
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Central & Northeast Guatemala - 8 Days

Venture deep into the jungles of central and northern Guatemala, where mysterious caves, romantic waterfalls, and ancient ruins await. After a tour of Guatemala City, you'll fly north to Tikal, the ruins of an ancient Maya city and one of the most incredible archeological sites in the world. Finish the trip with visits to remote forests home to terraced waterfalls and caverns, then browse a traditional Indigenous market.

Bike past spectacular Guatemalan scenery
Best of Guatemala by Mountain Bike - 15 Days

This exhilarating, 15-day mountain biking adventure introduces you to some of Guatemala's most rugged and rewarding scenery. Setting out from Antigua, you'll explore little-known local routes as you cycle west to Lake Atitlán and onwards to the Cuchumatanes Mountains. Follow switchback trails, steep climbs, and dramatic descents as you make your way through a landscape of towering volcanoes and lush river valleys.

Active kids will love the rivers and beaches of Caribbean Guatemala
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Caribbean Guatemala for Families: Rivers, Beaches & Ruins - 10 Days

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.

Kids will love exploring the charming the villages around Lake Atitlán
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Family-Friendly Guatemala: Antigua, Lake Atitlán & El Paredón - 14 Days

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.

Take to the streets of Guatemala City and check out the Catedral Metropolitana de Santiago de Guatemala
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Belize Islands & Guatemala Highlights - 13 Days

Combine outdoor adventures with island living on this 13-day Belize/Guatemala adventure. You'll arrive in the Caribbean islands off Belize, from which you'll embark on sailing cruises and snorkeling tours around one of the most extensive barrier reefs in the world. Then hop over to Guatemala, where you'll visit Indigenous markets and villages between kayaking trips, mountain biking, and hiking up volcanoes.

See the Maya ruins of Tikal
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Introduction to Guatemala: Antigua, Lake Atitlán & Tikal National Park - 11 Days

See the best of Guatemala over 11 action-packed days. It begins in the southern highlands, where you'll visit Spanish colonial landmarks in historic Antigua, hike up the active volcano of Pacaya, and ride bikes to coffee plantations. After spending time at the almost mythic Lake Atitlán, you'll fly to the northern jungles and walk in the footsteps of the ancient Maya on tours of the Tikal and Yaxhá ruins.

Discover the many volcanoes, like Fuego, as you explore Guatemala
Map of Wildlife, Jungle & Maya Ruins in Guatemala & Belize - 15 Days
Wildlife, Jungle & Maya Ruins in Guatemala & Belize - 15 Days

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.

Sail across sparkling Lake Atitlán
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Explore Belize & Guatemala: Beaches, Maya Ruins, Caves & Lakes - 14 Days

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.

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).

Admire Guatemala's steaming Fuego volcano
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Guatemala Adventure Highlights - 9 Days

This nine-day journey through Guatemala is heavy on action and adventure. Experience the country's great outdoors on a trip to the southern highlands for volcano hikes, zipline rides, tours of coffee plantations, and lake excursions. As if that's not enough, you'll venture into the jungles of northern Guatemala to walk amid the ruins of Tikal, one of the most formidable cities of the ancient Maya kingdom.

Discover the Maya ruins of Belize's Cahal Pech
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Maya History in Caribbean Guatemala & Belize - 14 Days

Spend 14 days exploring Maya history in Guatemala and Belize, beginning the adventure in Antigua, a former colonial capital surrounded by mighty volcanoes. Then, head to the Caribbean to learn about Afro-Guatemalan culture before visiting Tikal, an important Maya city. Move onto neighboring Belize, where you'll spend days snorkeling around the Belize Barrier Reef and enjoying the Caribbean Sea.

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.

Antigua, Guatemala
Map of Best of Guatemala: Guatemala City to Lake Atitlán - 9 Days
Best of Guatemala: Guatemala City to Lake Atitlán - 9 Days

This trip will take you to Guatemala's top highlights in nine days. Wander through Guatemala City on a guided tour, visit Tikal National Park and Flores, and explore Actún Kan Caves before transferring to Lanquín to see Semuc Champey's famous turquoise pools. Next, visit Ram Tzul and the Biotopo del Quetzal, where you can spot Guatemala's national bird. Enjoy a street food tour and cooking class in Antigua, then transfer to Lake Atitlán for a village tour, chocolate workshop, and ziplining.

Relax on Lake Atitlán and relish the surrounding views of three impressive volcanoes
Map of Guatemala's Volcanoes, Lakes & Jungles - 12 Days
Guatemala's Volcanoes, Lakes & Jungles - 12 Days

Experience the best of Guatemala with this 12-day adventure from the southern volcanoes to the northern jungles. Start on the colorful streets of Spanish colonial Antigua, followed by a hike up Pacaya volcano, excursions on Lake Atitlán, and visits to Indigenous markets. Then fly north to tour the Maya ruins at Tikal before finishing the trip with riverboat rides and soaks in natural hot springs.

Browse the colorful market of Santa Maria de Jesus near Antigua
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Guatemala Culture & Adventure Tour - 8 Days

Ruins, volcanoes, colonial cities—you'll experience all that and more on this eight-day Guatemalan adventure. It's an active itinerary that starts in Antigua, one of the most well-preserved colonial towns in the Americas. Besides taking cooking classes and cycling the countryside, you'll hike the active volcano of Pacaya, take a boat tour of Lake Atitlán, visit the Iximché ruins, and more.

The Agua volcanoe rises above Antigua's colonial Santa Catalina Arch
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Guatemala's Natural Wonders & Local Culture – 9 Days

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.

Discover jungle kingdoms and rare wildlife in northern Guatemala
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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.

Take to the skies for stunning panoramas of the Guatemalan landscape beneath you
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Luxury Guatemala Helicopter & Cultural Tour - 13 Days

See Central America's most diverse country in style on this 13-day guided tour of Guatemala. A luxury twist on an adventure trip, you'll take to the skies in a helicopter six times for thrilling bird's eye views of lush mountain forests. Experience camping on a volcano with the added comfort of a 4WD ride almost to the top. Land at top sights such as Lake Atitlán and El Mirador Maya ruins by helicopter.

Aspiring adventurers will summit the Payaca volcano on this two-week trip
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Active Family Adventure in Guatemala: Hiking, Camping & Culture - 14 Days

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.

Take a day hike to San Pedro volcano overlooking Lake Atitlán
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Guatemala Hiking Adventure: Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 14 Days

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.

A pier on Petén Itzá near Flores
Map of Caribbean Guatemala & Maya Ruins - 11 Days
Caribbean Guatemala & Maya Ruins - 11 Days

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.

Experience Guatemala in a week with a range of family-friendly activities
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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.

If you're lucky, you may spot a resplendent quetzal, Guatemala's national bird, in Biotopo del Quetzal
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Discover Guatemala's Culture & Nature - 9 Days

This deep dive into Guatemala will take you to some of its most historic landmarks and exceptional natural wonders. It begins with tours of Spanish-colonial Antigua, where you'll sample local cuisine and tour historic buildings. Then head into the jungles of the central highlands to explore caves, waterfalls, and nature reserves before returning south to experience Indigenous Maya culture on gorgeous Lake Atitlán.

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.

Introduce the family to local culture and cuisine with a week in Guatemala
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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.

You'll have plenty of evening to enjoy the Guatemalan sunset like this one near Antigua
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Complete Guatemala - 13 Days

Discover Guatemala's cities, lakes, volcanoes, and caves on this comprehensive 13-day tour. Start with urban sightseeing in Guatemala City and Antigua before escaping into the wild, where you'll explore Copán's Maya ruins and hike up the active volcano of Pacaya. You'll get to kayak across sparkling Lake Atitlán before continuing to the national parks of Semuc Champey and Tikal for tubing and caving adventures. Wrap up your Guatemalan journey with a sacred Maya 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.

Experience authentic Guatemalan cuisine
Map of Culture, Adventure & Cuisine in Guatemala - 11 Days
Culture, Adventure & Cuisine in Guatemala - 11 Days

Get to the heart of Guatemala's culture by touring ancient ruins, exploring the great outdoors, and indulging in street food. The experience kicks off with a traditional cooking class in Spanish-colonial Antigua, followed by a ride in the famous "chicken buses." From there, you'll tour lakes and villages, visit cloud forest reserves, bathe in waterfalls, and explore the grandest Maya archeological site in the nation: Tikal.

Daily life at the Indigenous market of Chichicastenango
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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.

Hike around Guatemala's terraced river pools (and go for a swim)
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Guatemala & Belize: Culture, Nature & the Caribbean Sea - 14 Days

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.

Browse local markets in Antigua
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Guatemala Highlights Tour: Antigua, Atitlán, Río Dulce, Flores & Guatemala City - 14 Days

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.

Pedal the "Golden Arches" trail for an introduction to the Guatemalan terrain
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Guatemala Cultural Bike Tour: Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 9 Days

Learn about Guatemalan culture as you explore the country by bike on this exhilarating nine-day trip. Begin in the colonial city of Antigua, where you'll cycle through nearby valleys and visit a coffee-growing cooperative. Then head to Lake Atitlán for more biking, kayaking, and hiking as you get to know the lake and the nearby Agua volcano. Afterward, return to Antigua for a bike ride and a visit to the Maya ruins of Iximché.

Explore the Maya ruins of Copán and check out the skull of Temple 22
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Best of Guatemala & Copán - 12 Days

Twelve days is the perfect amount of time to experience Guatemala's ruins, nature, Indigenous culture, and delectable cuisine. It begins in the historic city of Antigua with walking and food tours before continuing to Lake Atitlán and the jade waters of the Río Dulce. As if that's not enough, you'll hop the border to Honduras to visit the Maya archeological site at Copán, one of the most impressive in Central America.

El Paredon, Guatemala
Map of Guatemala Culture, Nature & Coast - 8 Days
Guatemala Culture, Nature & Coast - 8 Days

Guatemala is filled with rich culture and unspoiled nature—and eight days is more than enough time to hit the highlights. You'll arrive in the miraculously well-preserved colonial city of Antigua and, from there, do everything from taking cooking classes to hiking up volcanoes. The adventure continues with a kayak ride along Lake Atitlán, surfing on the Pacific coast, whitewater rafting, Maya spiritual ceremonies, and more.

Cross lava fields to trek to the summit of Pacaya volcano, just outside of Antigua
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Active Trip to Guatemala: Kayak, Hike & Cycle - 6 Days

Indulge your cravings for adventure on this brisk getaway to Guatemala. Over six days, you'll enjoy some of the best outdoor workouts on earth, starting easy with a stroll on the cobbled streets of colonial Antigua. Follow that with a hike up a volcano, mountain biking to rural villages, kayaking across a sacred lake, and much more.

Explore the treetops of Guatemala by zipline as a family
Map of Active Family Adventure in Guatemala: Antigua &  Lake Atitlán - 10 Days
Active Family Adventure in Guatemala: Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 10 Days

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!

The kids can learn the art of Guatemala's artisanal textiles
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Guatemala Culture Tour for Families: Flores, Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 10 Days

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.

Meet the locals in the streets of Antigua
Map of Guatemala Cuisine, Culture & Coast for Families - 10 Days
Guatemala Cuisine, Culture & Coast for Families - 10 Days

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.

Explore an organic cacao farm to learn how the export is processed
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Cuisine & Culture of Guatemala - 6 Days

In just under a week, you can enjoy the adventure of a lifetime in Guatemala. This quick escape begins in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Antigua, famous for its Spanish-colonial architecture. Relax and indulge with yoga sessions, cooking classes, and food tours, plus a bonus hike around the villages of Lago Atitlán, one of the most beautiful lakes in the country.

Sunset over the Río Dulce
Map of Guatemala & Beyond: Ruins to Reefs & Cobblestone Streets - 15 Days
Guatemala & Beyond: Ruins to Reefs & Cobblestone Streets - 15 Days

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.

Head to Chichicastenango and visit the largest public market in Central America
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Best of Guatemala's Southern Highlands: Antigua & Lake Atitlán - 13 Days

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.

Views across Lake Atitlán
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Guatemalan Adventure: Antigua, Atitlán, Tikal & Río Dulce - 11 Days

Travel to the far corners of Guatemala in search of fun, culture, history, and beauty. Set off from the cobbled streets of colonial Antigua to embark on countryside bike tours and volcano hikes. After enjoying activities at the stunning Lake Atitlán, you'll travel north to visit Tikal and other ancient Maya ruins before finishing the trip cruising the emerald waters of the Río Dulce and soaking in natural hot springs.

Discover Middle-earth in Guatemala at Hobbitenango
Map of Highlights of Guatemala & Belize: Adventure & Culture - 15 Days
Highlights of Guatemala & Belize: Adventure & Culture - 15 Days

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.

Tikal National Park, Guatemala
Map of Nature & Culture in Guatemala: Antigua to Río Dulce - 10 Days
Nature & Culture in Guatemala: Antigua to Río Dulce - 10 Days

If you want to soak in Guatemala's spectacular scenery while exploring its Maya heritage, you'll love this 10-day itinerary. Hike up Pacaya Volcano, then explore the historic city of Antigua. Transfer to Lake Atitlán for kayaking and hiking, then fly to the island town of Flores, where you'll explore the Maya ruins of Yaxhá and Tikal National Park. Afterward, head to Río Dulce for a boating excursion followed by a dip in the Finca Paraíso Hot Springs.

Enjoy getting active as you explore some of Guatemala's famous volcanoes
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Guatemala Multi-Sport Adventure - 9 Days

Lace up your hiking boots, grab a paddle, and hop on a mountain bike for nine days of outdoor adventure in the perfect country for it: Guatemala. Start with a stroll on the cobbled streets of historic Antigua before ascending formidable volcanoes, followed by kayaking around Lake Atitlán and cycling between lakeside villages. Enjoy a final day decompressing in a sauna and soaking your weary muscles in a jacuzzi.

Set off on family hikes through the forests and countryside of Guatemala
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Guatemala Family Expedition: Volcanoes, Villages & Lakes - 10 Days

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.

Take an overnight trekking excursion up Acatenango
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Guatemala Volcano & Coast Adventure - 12 Days

Get ready for a true action-packed adventure in the untamed wilds of Guatemala. Begin with a food tour around the Spanish colonial city of Antigua, followed by an overnight hike up the volcanic slopes of Acatenango. After a quick trip to the coast for some surfing, you'll visit Lake Atitlán for kayaking and village tours before returning to Antigua and conquering one last volcano summit.

A volcano sunrise in Guatemala
Map of Essential Guatemala: Volcanoes, Ruins & Waterfalls - 15 Days
Essential Guatemala: Volcanoes, Ruins & Waterfalls - 15 Days

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.

A colorful mural in the Lake Atitlán village of San Juan La Laguna
Map of Glimpse of Guatemala: Flores, Lake Atitlán & Antigua - 9 Days
Glimpse of Guatemala: Flores, Lake Atitlán & Antigua - 9 Days

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.

Take out a kayak on Lake Atitlán
Map of Active Highlights of Guatemala: Kayaking, Hiking & Tubing - 8 Days
Active Highlights of Guatemala: Kayaking, Hiking & Tubing - 8 Days

Get ready for eight days of exhilarating excursions through some of Guatemala's most stunning natural landscapes. On this fast-paced adventure, you'll set out from Antigua for hiking and kayaking along the shores of Lake Atitlán. Then it's on to Flores for a sunrise over Maya pyramids, wildlife spotting in Tikal National Park, and a thrilling inner tube ride through the Candelaria Caves. Wind down your trip in Guatemala City, learning about its colonial history and traditional cuisine with a walking tour and cooking class.

Board a colorful "camioneta" or "chicken bus" to villages around Antigua
Map of Guatemala Culture & Active Adventure: From Antigua to Lake Atitlán - 10 Days
Guatemala Culture & Active Adventure: From Antigua to Lake Atitlán - 10 Days

Discover Guatemala's culture and Maya roots on this active tour from Antigua to Lake Atitlán. Bike through macadamia nut and coffee farms, visit artists' workshops, and sleep aside the peak of the Acatenango volcano. Kayak along the shores of famous Lake Atitlán and visit one of Central America's largest markets in busy Chichicastenango. End your tour with a step back in time as you wander the archaeological site at Iximché and see how Maya culture courses through present-day Guatemala.

Enjoy an overnight after a day of exploring Copán's Maya ruins
Map of Guatemala Panorama: Culture, Adventure & Cuisine - 13 Days
Guatemala Panorama: Culture, Adventure & Cuisine - 13 Days

Uncover Guatemala's highlights with a side trip to the Copán Ruins in Honduras on this 13-day tour. Travel in a loop from Guatemala City, traversing the country's vibrant cities, highlands, and temple-filled jungles. Along the way, you'll hike to the top of Pacaya volcano, kayak on Lake Atitlán, and zipline in Tikal National Park. Cultural experiences abound, from Guatemalan cooking classes and carpet-making workshops to traditional Maya saunas and sacred shaman rituals.

Guatemalan children celebrating All Saint's Day with ice cream
Map of Classic Guatemala for Families: Culture, Cuisine & Nature - 14 Days
Classic Guatemala for Families: Culture, Cuisine & Nature - 14 Days

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.

Travel from lakes to jungles to Maya ruins on this two-week family adventure
Map of Family Fun in Guatemala: Nature, Ruins & Culture - 14 Days
Family Fun in Guatemala: Nature, Ruins & Culture - 14 Days

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.

Volcan Acatenango
Map of  Hike Guatemala: From Antigua to the Maya Highlands - 12 Days
Hike Guatemala: From Antigua to the Maya Highlands - 12 Days

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.

Learn the technique to create colorful outdoor carpets which decorate Antigua during Semana Santa
Map of Guatemala Culture & Nature: Antigua to Lake  Atitlán - 11 Days
Guatemala Culture & Nature: Antigua to Lake Atitlán - 11 Days

Explore Guatemala's mystical, mountainous, and volcanic landscapes on this tour, including hiking, biking, and boating. Follow your guide through Antigua's main square to learn about its colonial architecture and sleep under the shadow of Pacaya Volcano in its national park of the same name. Relax on the beach in El Paredon, cruise serene Lake Atitlán, and visit one of Central America's largest markets in Chichicastenango.

Explore Guatemala's UNESCO-listed Tikal National Park during the day (and at sunrise)
Map of Best of Guatemala & Belize - 13 Days
Best of Guatemala & Belize - 13 Days

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.

This mountain biking tour is perfect for intermediate to advanced riders
Map of Guatemala by Mountain Bike - 15 Days
Guatemala by Mountain Bike - 15 Days

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.

Summit the volcanic peak of Acatenango
Map of Adventurous Guatemala: Culture, Nature & Volcanoes - 12 Days
Adventurous Guatemala: Culture, Nature & Volcanoes - 12 Days

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.

This mountain biking adventure takes you to the shores of Lake Atitlán and beyond
Map of Guatemala Mountain Biking Adventure - 11 Days
Guatemala Mountain Biking Adventure - 11 Days

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!