Guatemala Family Trip

From Guatemala City
  • Guatemala
  • Custom
  • Family
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Tour Description

Tour package ideal for adventurous and active travellers looking for Maya culture, archaeology & must-see Guatemala highlights. Visit scenic Lake Atitlán, tour lakeside villages & Non Governmental Organisations, do some kayaking, hiking and biking tours, explore colonial town of Antigua, climb the active Pacaya Volcano & discover ancient the archaeological ruins of Uaxactun and Tikal.

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Guatemala City Lake Atitlán

Upon arrival to Guatemala City International Airport you will be transferred to Lake Atitlán.
Surrounded by rugged hills, a trio of towering volcanoes and a handful of small villages, it's easy to wax poetic about Lake Atitlán. Located in the Guatemalan highlands, the lake was formed more than 80,000 years ago during a violent volcanic eruption.

Day 2
Lake Atitlán

You will be met at your hotel by our boat driver and adventure guide for a short transfer to the Cerro de Oro area, where our paddle adventure starts. Kayaking usually takes between 1-2 hours but can be adjusted according to your wishes. Once we reach the Cerro de Oro dock, we begin a hike through the village and up the "Hill of God". Lunch is in the town of Santiago, and after our meal we will enjoy a walking tour, visiting the vegetable market, main square and church, the famous saint of San Simon and other places of interest.

Day 3
Lake Atitlán

You will be met at your hotel by your private guide and transfer by boat to Santa Cruz la Laguna, a small Kakchiquel village surrounded by jagged mountains, accessible only on foot or by boat. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a representative from Amigos de Santa Cruz; a non-profit organisation working together with locals to improve their lives through support for better education, better health, a clean environment and sustainable economic development. You can also enjoy a walking tour around the village while visiting Amigos programs. Your tour concludes with a typical Guatemalan meal at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel.

Day 4
Lake Atitlán Antigua

You will be met at your hotel & driven to Chichicastenango. Upon arrival your guide will take you to explore this famous market both the local areas of the fruit & vegetables & everyday items as well as craft area where you can find an endless variety of beautiful textiles, wooden & ceramic crafts. Lunch is provided. When you are ready you will be driven to Antigua.
Founded in sixteenth century, Antigua is a cosmopolitan destination with a rich colonial past. Its cobblestone streets are lined with pretty, pastel-hued homes, luxurious boutique hotels, and an exceptional selection of smart restaurants and shops. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, the city of 35,000 people sits in a valley between coffee farms, indigenous villages, and three imposing volcanoes. At the heart of town is the parque central, a European-style plaza busy with shoe-shiners, ice cream vendors, families, and tourists. During its architectural peak, Antigua was home to dozens of colonial monuments, churches, and monasteries, but an earthquake in 1773 damaged or reduced most to rubble. In the centuries thereafter, efforts were made to rebuild and restore, and the city today is filled with melancholic but gorgeous relics and ruins.

Day 5
Antigua

You will be picked up at your hotel & transferred to the small town of San Mateo Milpas Altas just outside of Antigua. After a brief introduction, you will gear up for your valley bike experiences. This half day excursions takes place in the scenic Antigua valley, riding on back roads and trails through local villages farms and fields.
After a bike tour you will be transferred to small town of San Miguel Escobar, where you will be met by a local guide from De La Gente (DLG): a charity that supports small independent coffee producers and promotes environmentally responsible agriculture in Guatemala. After a coffee tour guests have a simple, traditional meal in a local home before transferring back to Antigua.

Day 6
Antigua

The Pacaya Volcano hike with picnic starts with a morning transfer to the foothills of the active Pacaya volcano. On the hike you can enjoy great views to the northern volcanoes, the pacific lowlands and all the way to El Salvador. You will stop to enjoy a picnic lunch with the impressive volcano in close sight.

Day 7
Antigua Flores

In the morning you will have a free time to explore Antigua. Afterwards you will be transferred to Guatemala City Airport and fly to Flores.

Day 8
Flores

One of the longest-occupied Maya sites, Uaxactun is the oldest complete Mayan astronomical complex yet discovered. After touring this archaeological site, you'll visit the community and enjoy a traditional lunch prepared with local ingredients. In the afternoon, you'll explore the magnificent jungle ruins of Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 9
Flores

This morning you will transfer to the ARCAS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on the shores of Lake Petén Itzá. Here you will have chance to visit the animals and learn about the work of ARCAS. You will continue by boat to Tayazal for a short hike up to a look out point where you can enjoy beautiful views of the lake and islands, before returning to Flores.
Afterwards you will be transferred to Ixanpajul Natural Park. Upon arrival you can enjoy hiking the skyway and have a zipline adventure. When ready you can hop on a horse or tractor ride through the jungle pathway, back to the main entrance so we can continue to the town of Flores. Note when combined with another morning tour, you will have lunch before heading to Ixpanpajul Park.

Day 10
Flores Depart

You will be picked up & transferred to Guatemala City for lunch. Afterwards you will be transferred to Guatemala City airport.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 9 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily
  • Included Copy 20 Other meals included
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Tours and activities
  • Included Copy 20 Transport
  • Included Copy 20 Domestic flights
  • Included Copy 20 Local taxes
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Duration

10 days

Price from

$3,765 USD

Per person, twin share

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