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The Best of Guatemala

6 days starting at $1,309/Person

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This customizable itinerary to Guatemala takes you to explore the authentic highlights of Antigua, the Mayan city of Tikal and the thriving Mayan culture and stunning landscapes of Lake Atitlan. The Mayan city of Tikal is other-worldly, Lake Atitlan’s Mayan culture is captivating and Antigua’s colonial architecture is spell-binding.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel

Breakfast in Flores

Tour of Tikal

Mayan Picnic

Explore Tikal

Relax at your hotel

Dinner in Flores

6 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer markets? More ruins? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Days 1-2


  • Your Central American adventure begins in capital of Guatemala!
  • Soak up the lively sights and sounds of Guatemala City.
  • Catch a good night sleep before tomorrow’s flight to Tikal.

Guatemala’s fascinating capital has an energy like nowhere else in the country and is also home to the country’s best museums and galleries. Tomorrow you’ll have an easy stress-free morning as you make the short journey back to the airport for your flight to Flores, home of the Mayan city of Tikal.

Days 2-3


  • Private tour of the Americas largest excavated site, Tikal.
  • Learn more about the history of the city of Tikal at its museum.
  • Picnic lunch surrounded by Tikal’s 3,000 Mayan structures.

Guatemala’s nature and Mayan history seamlessly intertwine providing visitors with the added bonus of enjoying both aspects at the same time. Experience the Mayan world and culture like nowhere else on the planet at the mighty Mayan city of Tikal. You’ll be transported to another world as you explore its 5 main temples accompanied by the calls of howler monkeys and exotic birds from the surrounding 220 sq. mile Tikal National Park.

Days 3-4


  • Private tour of Lake Atitlan’s Mayan village of Santiago.
  • Lunch with stunning views of the lake and surrounding volcanoes.
  • Optional Shaman Ceremony at the house of Guatemalan folk saint, Maximon.

Author Aldous Huxley famously described Lake Atitlan as ‘too much of a good thing’. Not only does Lake Atitlan have one of the most awe-inspiring settings but the hillside Mayan village of Santiago provides a unique insight and understanding of Guatemala’s Maya culture and society that thrives in this area.

Days 4-6


  • Tour of a coffee plantation with the ‘As Green as it Gets’ (AGAIG) Charity.
  • Guided walking tour of Antigua’s highlights: Cathedral, La Merced, Central Park.
  • Browse the colorful market of Chichicastenango or Solola.

The city of Antigua is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the jewel of Guatemala filled with beautiful colonial architecture, a vibrant culture and is a central figure in the history of the country. Within the city, its churches, squares and authentic markets are a hive of activity while visiting the indigenous communities and coffee plantations on the city’s outskirts will introduce you to its rich culture, heritage and some of the world’s best coffee. From souvenirs to authentic handicrafts and traditional foods, the markets of Chichicastenango (Thursdays and Sundays) or Chichi for short and Solola (Tuesdays and Fridays), host some of the most colorful markets in Central America and perhaps the Americas.

The Best of Guatemala Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$1,309 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$1,729 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$2,339 /person
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