The Colors & Culture of Guatemala

13 Day Guatemala Itinerary

Don’t just take your family somewhere new, teach them about the world on a colorful expedition of Guatemala full of outdoor adventures, history, and cultural exchanges.

Why take your next vacation in Guatemala?

It’s an exciting country that’s easy (and safe) to visit with our expertise — professional transportation, guides, and comfortable amenities ensure that you can get lost in the beauty of our nation’s lakes, jungles, volcanoes, ruins, vibrant cities, and friendly people.

This trip offers education and adventure.

We’ve designed this Signature Trip to be educational and fun. Tikal is a reminder of how people lived thousands of years ago. Cities filled with colonial architecture show the difference between recent history, and the present. Then, of course, there are the living Mayans you'll meet…

3 reasons you’ll have fun…

  1. Chichicastenango Village’s lively market will pull you in, even if you don’t usually enjoy shopping.
  2. Become a proper adventurer when you make your way through luscious jungles to explore ruins.
  3. It’s one thing to read about Mayans in books, and another to meet their modern day descendants.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 2 days

Transport

Free Airport Transport
private driverGuatemala City, Guatemala to Antigua  
private driverAntigua to Lake Atitlan  
private driverLake Atitlan to Guatemala City, Guatemala  
flightGuatemala City, Guatemala to Flores and Santa Elena  
shuttleTikal to Flores and Santa Elena  
flightFlores and Santa Elena to Guatemala City, Guatemala  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


Antigua

Posada Don Rodrigo (ANT)
- night 1 of 3

Guatemala City to La Antigua

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Posada Don Rodrigo (ANT)

Posada Don Rodrigo (ANT)

3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Set within a restored colonial home, Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo has inviting rooms and a pleasant atmosphere. This hotel is located just a few blocks from the central park of La Antigua, Guatemala.

DAY 2


Antigua

Posada Don Rodrigo (ANT)
- night 2 of 3

Mountain Bike Tours

Mountain Bike Tours
Mountain Bike Tours

Bike through coffee plantations, coniferous forests, and cloud forests during this tour. This mountain bike tour takes place at Finca Filadelfia, a coffee plantation on the outskirts of La Antigua.


from 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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DAY 3


Antigua

Posada Don Rodrigo (ANT)
- night 3 of 3

Pacaya Volcano Hike

Pacaya Volcano Hike
Pacaya Volcano Hike

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.


from 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 4


Antigua / Lake Atitlan

Posada Don Rodrigo (ANT)

Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo (ATI)
- night 1 of 4

Antigua to Panajachel

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo (ATI)

Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo (ATI)

3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo is located in the town of Panajachel, which lies along the northern shores of Lake Atitlán. The hotel has clean, spacious rooms and beautiful views of the lake.

DAY 5


Lake Atitlan

Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo (ATI)
- night 2 of 4

Lake Atitlán Villages Half-Day Tour

Lake Atitlán Villages Half-Day Tour
Lake Atitlán Villages Half-Day Tour

Lake Atitlán is one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala. The villages that surround the lake are unique and fascinating. This tour takes you to three such villages—San Juan La Laguna, Santiago Atitlán, ...


from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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DAY 6


Lake Atitlan

Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo (ATI)
- night 3 of 4

Canopy Tour at Atitlan's Natural Reserve

Canopy Tour at Atitlan's Natural Reserve
Canopy Tour at Atitlan's Natural Reserve

This hike through the tree canopy of the Atitlan Reserve will give you a bird’s eye view of an exciting environment. Atitlan Reserve is shaped by the three volcanoes that surround Lake Atitlan. Pristine ...


from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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DAY 7


Lake Atitlan

Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo (ATI)
- night 4 of 4

Kayak from Panajachel to Santa Catarina Palopó

Kayak from Panajachel to Santa Catarina Palopó
Kayak from Panajachel to Santa Catarina Palopó

During this tour you'll kayak on Lake Atitlán from Panajachel to Santa Catarina Palopó. You'll get magnificent views and also learn a little about local culture.


from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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DAY 8


Lake Atitlan / Guatemala City, Guatemala

Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo (ATI)

Hotel Barcelo
- night 1 of 1

Chichicastenango Half-Day Tour

Panajachel to Guatemala City

Hotel Barcelo

Hotel Barcelo

3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Perfect for families or newlyweds, Hotel Barcelo Guatemala City is wonderful stay.

Chichicastenango Half-Day Tour
Chichicastenango Half-Day Tour

Spend a half day exploring the church and market of Chichicastenango. This tour will give you a good look at the rich culture of this town.


from 7:00 am - 10:00 am
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DAY 9


Guatemala City, Guatemala / Tikal

Hotel Barcelo

Hotel Jungle Lodge Tikal
- night 1 of 1

Tikal One Day

Guatemala City to Flores and Santa Elena

Hotel Jungle Lodge Tikal

Hotel Jungle Lodge Tikal

3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

A stay at the Jungle Lodge grants you proximity to the Tikal National Park, which draws visitors from all over the world. The national park is home to world-famous Mayan ruins and rainforest that protects ...

Tikal One Day
Tikal One Day

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


from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 10


Tikal / Flores and Santa Elena

Hotel Jungle Lodge Tikal

Isla de Flores Hotel
- night 1 of 2

Tikal to Flores and Santa Elena

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Isla de Flores Hotel

Isla de Flores Hotel

3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Isla de Flores Hotel is a boutique hotel on the small island of Flores. While you stay here you will have lovely views of Lake Petén Itzá in a quiet, calm village.

DAY 11


Flores and Santa Elena

Isla de Flores Hotel
- night 2 of 2

Yaxhá One Day

Yaxhá One Day
Yaxhá One Day

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.


from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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DAY 12


Flores and Santa Elena / Guatemala City, Guatemala

Isla de Flores Hotel

Hotel Barcelo
- night 1 of 1

Flores and Santa Elena to Guatemala City

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Hotel Barcelo

Hotel Barcelo

3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Perfect for families or newlyweds, Hotel Barcelo Guatemala City is wonderful stay.

DAY 13


Guatemala City, Guatemala

Hotel Barcelo

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

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