Join us on this 8 day adventure to explore the highlights of Guatemala! Discover volcano-studded horizons, abundant jungles and cobblestone streets while you experience the culture and history of an ancient Mayan civilization.
Our Signature Guatemala journey begins in the the charming colonial city of Antigua, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Antigua was the former capital of Guatemala, its colourful streets surrounded by a backdrop of volcanoes and coffee plantations. Taste the local flavours on our street eats tour.
Explore the pre-Columbian Maya ruins of Ixmche, dive deeper into the local culture on a tortilla making workshop, and explore one of the largest, vibrant and colourful markets in the region in Chichicastenango.
Stay on the shores of Lake Atitlan, and explore this fascinating region, steeped in tradition. By boat, visit the small towns of San Juan La Laguna Village and Santiago Atitlan, where locals practice many of the old ways, including worshipping Maximon, a Mayan folk saint...who today you may find smoking cigars and drinking alcohol! Also, visit a coffee plantation to learn more about the process involved in producing 100% organic coffee.
Discover the ancient Mayan citadels and archaeological sites of Yaxha and Tikal, located deep in the jungle with more than 3,000 ancient and impressive structures.
Charming Guatemala is waiting to be discovered!
*Chichicastenango Markets open on a Thursday & Sunday, so we start this tour on Tuesdays & Fridays, or Monday & Thursday with an extra night in Antigua
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Explore the highlights of the Mayan heartland, including the cobblestone streets, lakes, town, and jungle ruins. Along the taste the local cuisine on a street eats tour in Antigua, a corn tortilla workshop with local, and coffee at an organic plantation.
Explore Tikal, an ancient Mayan citadel in the rainforests of northern Guatemala. Its iconic ruins of temples and palaces include the giant, ceremonial Lost World Pyramid and the Temple of the Grand Jaguar.
Discover indigenous communities living in their traditional lifestyle, learn about Maximón, an important Mayan folk saint in Guatemala represented by a dressed up wooden effigy who, unlike other saints, smokes cigars and drinks alcohol.