12 days tour in Guatemala that includes adventure activities ranging from biking, hiking, zip Lining, rafting, caving, kayaking, nature, culture and archaeology.
Special tour designed for People passionate for active travel, who love outdoors and enjoy exciting adventure vacations.
|Day 1: Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala
Arrival at International Airport La Aurora, where our team will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.3 nights of lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
|Day 2: Valley Bike and Walking tour
Today, get ready for a fantastic bike trip around the villages of Antigua Guatemala, starting at Santa Ana Village, located at 1530 meters above sea level, then continue to San Juan Del Obispo, which name derives from Francisco Marroquín, teacher and first bishop of Guatemala.
We continue visiting Ciudad Vieja, the second Capital of Guatemala, that was founded at Valle de Almolonga on November of 1527 by don Jorge de Alvarado, brother of Pedro de Alvardo. This city is a time travel across history and legends.We will be visiting the Macadamian farm, this project assits local people to develop self-sustaining agriculture through to introduction of ungrafted Macadamia seeds that they cultivate and process in order to have an income to their own profit.
At the end you will finish visiting Zamora’s Women’s Cooperative, where you will experience at firsthand: how the indigenous people live, enjoy a presentation of a local dance, and lunch a delicious typical dish.
|Day 3: Pacaya Volcano
Our tour starts with a morning transfer (1hr) to the foothills of the active Pacaya volcano. We begin with a fairly strenuous hike through a wonderful pine forest, then we continue up to a trickier section with volcanic ash, and finally to the sulfur smoking cone.From the summit we can enjoy great views to the northern volcanoes, the Pacific lowlands, and all the way to El Salvador. Back at the base of the volcano, our support vehicle awaits us for our transfer back to Antigua.
|Day 4: Iximché – San Buenaventura – Lake Atitlan
Today, transfer to Iximché Archaeological Site, this was a city full of richness and natural beauty, which perished when the Spanish conquerors arrived and subdued the Cakchiquel people, so it was necessary to move Guatemala City to their second capital.Then, we visit San Buenaventura, a natural reserve located at Lake Atitlán, dedicated to preserve the flora and fauna of the lake, as well as the environmental education. Enjoy the canopy zip line, and wildlife trails this reserve has to offer to the most adventurer people or to those who only seek a pacific and natural environment.1 night of lodging in Lake Atitlan.
|Day 5: Kayaking – Cerro de Oro
This morning you will enjoy kayaking at the shores of Lake Atitlán, from where you will have the most outstanding views of the landscapes and villages around the lake. Then we continue hiking to Cerro de Oro at Santiago Atitlán, also known as El Elefante Dormido (the sleeping elephant) due to its shape; during the hike you will find several lookouts and a Maya altars where sometimes the locals perform Mayan ceremonies. It is accessible through agricultural trails that challenge every adventurer who try to climb it.Afterwards, transfer to Antigua Guatemala.1 night of lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
|Day 6: Antigua – Biotope – Coban
Today we will visit Biotopo del Quetzal, located in Purulha, Baja Verapaz, dedicated to preserve the national bird of Guatemala, the resplendent quetzal. Here you can choose between two routes, the short one called Los Helechos (2 kms), and the long one called Los Musgos (4 kms). Both routes have forest full of adventure and wildlife.2 nights of lodging in Coban area.
|Day 7: Rafting and Lanquin
For adventurers, rafting at Cahabon River is the ultimate experience, whether you are an extreme adventurer or you just like the adrenaline; this is a good option if you want to add excitement to your trip. The Lanquin Caves are one of the first protected areas declared in Guatemala, which are not only a touristic destination but also a sacred place for the Mayan people, since they believe it is the “heart of the heaven”.
|Day 8: Candelaria – Flores
The Candelaria Caves, located at Raxruha, Alta Verapaz, are a system of natural caves where has been reported more than 20 archeological sites and lots of mayan pottery. For the adventurers, the adrenaline begins on a trip aboard of floating tubes, which takes you through an underground system of the Rio Candelaria.1 night of lodging in Flores area.
|Day 9: Las Guacamayas Biological Station
Las Guacamayas Biological Station is located at the shores of San Pedro River, 3 hours away from Flores, it is a paradise for naturalists, bird watchers, and everyone who loves being outdoor, close to nature. This is an amazing two-days one-night jungle adventure where you will be able to observe the Scarlet Macaw in its natural habitat, crocodiles at night and many more species.Lodging at Las Guacamayas Biological Station.
|Day 10: El Peru – Flores, Petén
Today you will visit El Peru Archeological site, which name at the Pre-Columbian era was Waka, which for a long time managed an important commercial route of cacao. After this visit, transfer back to Flores Island.2 nights of lodging in Flores area.
|Day 11: Tikal National Park
Tikal National Park, the largest and most amazing city of the ancient Maya Civilization from the Classic period. This treasure nests diverse flora and fauna, which makes this destination the perfect combination of archeology, culture, history, and adventure for all its visitors. Afternoon transfer to the airport in time to catch your local flight to Guatemala City.1 night of lodging in Guatemala City.
|Day 12: Flores – Guatemala City
Today, transfer to the airport, on time to catch your flight back home!
|Highlights||Pacaya Volcano, Iximche, Lake Atitlan, Cerro de Oro, Quetzal Biotope, Lanquin, Las Guacamayas Biological Station, Flores, Peten, Tikal National Park|