This safari started as a way to protect Guatemala’s native endangered species. It has expanded to include a wide variety of species from Africa and other continents. Most of the animals here live in wide-open spaces, free from enclosures. Plants like orchids and butterfly trees make it a beautiful space for the animals to inhabit.
The 8,373-foot (2,552-m) Pacaya Volcano looms large over Lake Amatitlán. About an hour’s drive from Antigua, this volcano makes for a convenient day trip while visiting the area or an OVERNIGHT safe adventure experience. Pacaya is active and tends to spew ash and lava on a fairly consistent basis. Some days the activity is limited to quiet steam emissions, while other days see full-blown explosions.
This Coyolate River rafting trip is a combination of white water rapids and sightseeing. It covers 13.6 miles (22 km) and lasts about five and a half hours, depending on the river conditions. It has Class II and III rapids, which are extremely fun but possibly challenging.