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The Highlights of Guatemala

8 days starting at $1,869/Person

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This customizable adventure takes you to discover the beauty of Guatemala as well as the authentic highlights of the country. Antigua’s cobblestone streets and colonial architecture are a joy to explore, the Mayan city of Tikal is thrilling for both casual visitors and history buffs, Lake Atitlan’s scenery is breath-taking and its Mayan culture captivating.

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

8 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 1-3


  • 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.
  • Visit the Choco Museum & learn about how the Mayans used cacao.

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.

Days 3-5


  • Private tour of the Americas largest excavated site, Tikal.
  • Explore Guatemala’s third largest Mayan site, Yaxha.
  • Discover the rich cultural Maya history at the Topoxte archaeological site.

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 5-7


  • Private tour of Atitlan’s Mayan villages: San Juan, San Jorge & Santiago.
  • Lunch in the house of a local family & learn how to make Guatemalan tortillas.
  • 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 surrounding Mayan villages of San Jorge, San Juan and Santiago provide unique insights and understandings of Guatemala’s Maya culture and society that thrives in this area.

Days 7-8


  • Browse the colorful market of Chichicastenango or Solola.
  • Enjoy tasting all the flavors of a traditional Guatemalan lunch.
  • Soak up the lively sights and sounds of Guatemala City.

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. Stopping for a traditional Guatemalan lunch along the way, you’ll be staying tonight in Guatemala’s fascinating capital that has an energy like nowhere else in the country and is also home to the country’s best museums and galleries.

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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
$1,869 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$2,479 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$3,459 /person
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