23 Things to Do in Guatemala city
Cayala ecological park is part of Guatemala City’s metropolitan green belt. Green belts are sometimes referred to as the “lungs” of a city – a sizeable population of trees in an urban area has a demonstrably beneficial effect on air quality.
This tour of Guatemala’s Pacific coast will put you in touch with nature, and allow you to experience the laid-back vibe of the Monterrico beach. As such it's a great introduction to both coastal and mangrove environments in Guatemala.
8 hrsFrom $133
Just outside of Guatemala City, a 19th-century farm has transformed itself into an ecological safe haven. Finca Santiago functions as an ecotourism site, creating a safe zone for 17 acres of wildlife. Proceeds from tourism go towards the preservation of the surrounding mountain forests.
Cerro Alux covers 13,270 acres just outside of Guatemala City. This ecological reserve is known for its unspoiled tract of pine oak forest, and a clean water supply that helps quench the local population. Cerro Alux is also a federally-maintained Important Bird Area .
This tour combines a fascinating range of activities and destinations. Over the course of a week you'll visit Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlán, Santiago Atitlán, Panajachel, Antigua, Ceibal, Tikal, and Guatemala City.
23 hrsFrom $824
Sample an assortment of Guatemalan culture on this amazing tour. From the artwork of Lake Atitlan's indigenous peoples to a religious ceremony that combines Catholic and Mayan traditions, you'll get a little taste of everything – including authentic Guatemalan cuisine!
11 hrsFrom $69
During this tour, you’ll visit carpenters in Ciudad Vieja, weavers in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, and farmers at an experimental macademia nut plantation. It’s a great way to experience some of Guatemala’s best culture.
3 hrsFrom $41
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.
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On the first day of your journey, you’ll start your exploration of the area’s wildlife on a trail through the jungle of the Tikal National Park. Eventually you will come to a clearing, scattered with the stony ruins of Mayan temples and palaces. You have arrived at Tikal, home to one of the most prominent dynasties during the Mayan classic period. OPTIONAL only Professional Bird guide, lunch ,entrance fee to site.
3 hrsFrom $154
Over three days and two nights, you'll get to explore two of the most influential cities in the Maya kingdom. Both Tikal and Yaxhá offer ancient, intriguing settings for you to observe and document the surrounding birds and wildlife.
3 hrsFrom $1038
Pacaya Volcano is one of Guatemala’s many active volcanoes – sometimes you might just see steam, while other days you might see lava spewing from the caldera. This overnight hike lets you watch the sunrise over the volcanoes. From the summit, you’ll have a tremendous view of the surroundings, including Acatenango Volcano and Fuego Volcano in the distance.
24 hrsFrom $101
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