Anyone looking for a tropical getaway that’s so much more than a beach vacation will love this quick eight-day introduction to Guatemala’s cultural and natural highlights. Visit the lakeside communities of Lake Atitln, walk the well-preserved Spanish Baroque neighbourhoods of Antigua, and take in a cooking lesson on the picturesque shores of Lake Petn Itz. Add in some trekking, ziplining, or fishing, and youve got a Central American adventure you’ll always remember.
Guatemala CityAntigua Guatemala
Arrive at the Guatemala City airport and transfer to hotel in Antigua.
Explore Antigua on a guided cultural walking tour with a historian, including City Hall, the convent, and the museums at Paseo de los Museos. Opt to take a volcano trek or excursion to a macadamia nut plantation or coffee farm.
Travel today by van and boat to the village of Jaibalito on Lake Atitln. Visit the communities on the lake by boat, including San Juan la Laguna, a G Adventures-supported village. Take an orientation walk, visit various co-ops, enjoy a local Mayan lunch and a Mayan tree-planting ceremony.
Free time for outdoor pursuits such as fishing, hiking, bird watching, and kayaking.
Return to Antigua and visit a chocolate museum to take a hands-on workshop to learn about the ancient Mayan process from bean to bar. Opt to take a salsa dance class.
Catch our flight to Flores in the Petn region of Guatemala. Enjoy a cooking lesson and lunch with a local chef on the shores of Lake Petn Itz.
Take a guided tour of the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site set in the heart of the jungle.
Depart at any time.