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The Highlights of Guatemala


This is the Bucket List for Guatemala!
8 days starting at $1,869/Person

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This 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 local specialists and tour guides have designed and dialed in all the secret stops that any local would approve of.

What you can expect in every tour:

  • Hand picked guides specialized for every excursion
  • 7 regional offices with 24/7 in country support
  • Transfers with English guide to/from all airports
  • Local specialists who live and guide the destination
  • Personal dining recommendations for food lovers
  • Incredibly comfortable authentic accommodations

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 Travel Itinerary

Our tours depart any day of the year, there are no fixed departure dates. It’s really simply, we’ve designed some of the best experiences that cover your “bucket list” must see stuff in each destination. You can trust in our 20 years of experience, that everything will run just like clockwork.

Days 1-3

ANTIGUA

  • 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

FLORES

  • 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

LAKE ATITLAN

  • 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

GUATEMALA CITY

  • 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.

Hotels & Pricing

(price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

We have over 20 years experience building relationships with a short list of some of the best hotels and guides in Central & South America, from 7 regional offices in Latin America. Let us know your travel dates and destination preferences, and we’ll match you with YOUR PERFECT Latin America experience. 

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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