Get ready to experience real excitement, the kind that makes you live in the moment. These are moments that you won’t forget, as you raft down rivers and zip line through the canopy. See the mountain trails on horseback riding and mountain biking tours. And when you get home, you’ll have more than one favorite moment to choose from.


Guatemala’s topography includes volcanoes, lakes, rainforests, caves, and rivers. Each of Guatemala’s incredible outdoor attractions offers an exciting adventure tour. Read more to find out which one has you name on it.

pack lots of energy

Spice up your relaxing vacation with some heart-pounding activities. Enjoy a few rounds of paintball at the Finca Filadelfia coffee plantation, surrounded by a lush volcanic landscape. Or sign up for an afternoon of horseback riding outside Antigua. You might rent mountain bikes to shred up single track trails near Panajachel or Santiago Atitlán. But make sure to save some courage for your zip line ride through the canopy of Flores and Santa Elena.

don’t try to stay dry

Adventures in Guatemala aren’t complete without exploring some of the enchanting bodies of water. Iztapa and Monterrico have some of Guatemala’s best surfing. Kayak across the placid waters of Lake Atitlán, or go rafting down the Cahabón River. You can only get to the Caribbean town of Livingston by boat — a boating adventure to this Garífuna center doubles as an interesting cultural tour.

let’s make it work

You don't have to be a serious athlete to sign up for one of these vacations. In fact, the majority of adventure activities are suitable for people of all ages and abilities, regardless of experience level. Our travel team will work with you to explore your interests and compile a list of options.

plan with an expert

You can make the trip as active as you want — many travelers choose to space out their activities over the course of a week or so. With a little info, including your preferred activities, timeline, and budget, we'll create a customized adventure vacation just for you.

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