Guided Tours in Guatemala

On a guided tour you'll have a local expert by your side as you explore Guatemala's nature and culture. Maya culture permeates Guatemalan archaeology and weaving, and a guide will be able to explain the symbolism behind these ancient arts. Set sail on one of Guatemala's many lakes, and set your sights on some of the misty coffee plantations and ancient ruins.

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Hiking San Pedro Volcano, Guatemala
Hiking San Pedro VolcanoLake Atitlan

The San Pedro Volcano was declared a national park in 2006. The volcano is covered with tropical forests and takes about 4–5 hours to reach the summit along a well-maintained trail.

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Mayan Cosmology and Archaeology Tour, Guatemala
Mayan Cosmology and Archaeology TourAntigua

This tour brings travelers to the Postclassic Mayan site of Iximché. Iximché was once a Kaqchikel capital and today it’s still used in many Mayan ceremonies.

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Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Pacaya Volcano Hike, Guatemala
Pacaya Volcano HikeEscuintla

The Pacaya Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala. During this tour, you’ll hike up the volcano and enjoy incredible views of both the volcano and the surrounding area.

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Hiking
El Mirador 5-day Trail, Guatemala
El Mirador 5-day TrailFlores and Santa Elena

This tour offers you the opportunity to hike to the archaeological site El Mirador, which is one of the best Mayan sites in Guatemala. You'll explore the tropical jungle as you make your way along a trail towards El Mirador.

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Archeology
Guided Tours
Hiking
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Yaxhá One Day , Guatemala
Yaxhá One Day Flores and Santa Elena

Yaxhá is the third largest Mayan site in Guatemala, but due to its seclusion, it tends to lack large crowds. Enjoy a visit to Yaxhá during this one-day tour.

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Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Cultural and Textile Half-Day Tour, Guatemala
Cultural and Textile Half-Day TourAntigua

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.

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Textiles
Acatenango Volcano Hiking, Guatemala
Acatenango Volcano HikingAntigua

Acatenango is a twin-peaked stratovolcano. The volcano erupted between 1924 and 1927 and again in 1972. Volcanic ash from these explosions traveled as far as 15 miles away. Larger eruptions also occurred some 2,000 and 5,000 years ago.

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Hiking
Iximché Ruins and Surrounding Towns Tour, Guatemala
Iximché Ruins and Surrounding Towns TourAntigua

This tour explores the Mayan ruins of Iximché and a few surrounding towns in the area.

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Cultural
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Historic
Antigua Walking Tour Half Day, Guatemala
Antigua Walking Tour Half DayAntigua

La Antigua is one of Guatemala’s most charming and historic cities. During this half-day walking tour you’ll visit some of Antigua’s best sites.

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City Tour
Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Walking
San Felipe Castle and Río Dulce, Guatemala
San Felipe Castle and Río DulceLake Izabal, Izabal

Explore both the San Felipe Castle and the Río Dulce during this tour. The castle, which is set at the mouth of the Río Dulce, dates back to the 17th century and has fantastic views of Lake Izabal.

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Archeology
Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Ruins
Chicken Buses, Ciudad Vieja, and Typical Food, Guatemala
Chicken Buses, Ciudad Vieja, and Typical FoodAntigua

This tour offers you an interesting looks at some of the historical and cultural underpinnings of Antigua. Start your tour with a peek behind the curtain of local transportation with a visit to one of the factories that makes chicken buses — local worker Don Augusto will show you around the factory and give you some insight into the artistry that gives these vehicles their vibrant personalities.

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Culinary
Cultural
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Historic
Laguna Lachua Tour, Guatemala
Laguna Lachua TourCobán, Alta Verapaz

Laguna Lachuá National Park is named after the Lachuá Lake . It is located in Guatemala’s steamy lowlands. The perfectly round lake and the surrounding park are kept quite pristine by the local rangers.

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Hiking San Pedro Volcano, Guatemala
Hiking San Pedro VolcanoLake Atitlan, Solola

The San Pedro Volcano was declared a national park in 2006. The volcano is covered with tropical forests and takes about 4 to 5 hours to reach the summit along a well-maintained trail.

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Hiking
Collective Yaxha and Topoxte, Guatemala
Collective Yaxha and TopoxteYaxhá

Yaxha its the most amazing area for one of the Mayan cities and Topoxte is and extraordinary Island of the ancient civilization.

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Guided Tours
Nature Walk
Ruins
Copán and Quiriguá Overnight, Guatemala
Copán and Quiriguá OvernightCopan Ruinas (Honduras)

This 1-night, 2-day tour visits some of the best Mayan archeological sites in Guatemala and Honduras. Explore the temples, pyramids, and stelae at Copán and Quiriguá.

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Night Tour
Ruins
Auto Safari Chapin Tour, Guatemala
Auto Safari Chapin TourEscuintla

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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Species Exhibits
Wildlife
Quiriguá One Day, Guatemala
Quiriguá One DayLake Izabal, Izabal

Come explore the fascinating Mayan ruins of Quiriguá during this one-day tour. Quiriguá is home to the Izabal region’s tallest stelae, and you'll be able to admire them on this tour.

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Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Hiking Santa María Volcano, Guatemala
Hiking Santa María VolcanoQuetzaltenango

This hiking tour takes you to the top of the Santa María Volcano. The summit provides travelers with stunning views of the surrounding area, including the smoking crater of the Santiaguito Volcano.

Guided Tours
Hiking
Yaxhá & Topoxté One Day, Guatemala
Yaxhá & Topoxté One DayFlores and Santa Elena

Yaxhá and Topoxté are ancient Mayan sites in Petén, Guatemala. During this tour, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Yaxhá and Topoxté and also experience the sights and sounds of the jungle.

Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Tikal One Day, Guatemala
Tikal One DayTikal

Tikal National Park is the most amazing tour where you will be taken back thousands of years to the seat of the Maya Culture.

Archeology
Guided Tours
Nature Walk
Ruins




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