Kids & Family Tour Guatemala
9-Day Guatemala Family Adventure Itinerary
Are you looking for an adventure-packed yet educational trip for your family? Look no further than the 9-day Guatemala Kids & Family Tour!
This itinerary is perfect for families seeking to spend quality time together while learning and exploring the wonders of the Maya World.
The tour offers flexibility, ensuring your family has the best vacation experience.
In addition, it is designed with activities that cater to kids, ensuring they are entertained while learning about our culture, nature, and history.
This tour takes you to fantastic destinations and selected hotels that provide top-notch experiences.
The activities are also supervised, ensuring the safety of your family.
From interacting with wildlife to snorkeling with sharks and colorful marine life, your family will have a blast!
The itinerary includes the following:
- Learning about our natural history.
- Exploring a sacred Maya cave.
- Experiencing the thrill of zip-lining through the tropical rainforest.
- You can also enjoy peaceful white sand beaches in the Caribbean.
Traveling with your family is an excellent way to expose them to new cultures, and this tour is perfect.
It will open children’s eyes to a country’s identity, inspiring them to explore and learn more about the world around them.
So, book your family’s trip today and create unforgettable memories!
Customizing Your Family Holiday
We’d like to give you an idea of an itinerary that can easily be customized to fulfill your expectations on dates, activities, destinations, and budget.
Please let us know your preferences and dates, and we’ll suggest a bespoke itinerary.
Travel specialists will assist you step by step in setting up your kids & family getaway or helping with your queries about vacation spots, accommodations, and technical concerns about your perfect vacation.
- Highlights: Biking and chocolate workshop in Antigua Guatemala, kayaking and ziplining in Lake Atitlan, camping in Yaxha.
- Activities: Native markets – Live culture – Sustainable Cultural Tour – History – Archaeology – Adventure
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Holiday Type: Family Adventure
- You will visit: Guatemala
- Trip Style: Families
- Comfort level: Standard
- Transportation: Minibus / Boat / Airplane
- Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights
- Physical demand: The trip may include activities like walks, kayaking, ziplining, boat rides
- Day 1: Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala
- Day 2: Antigua Valley Bike and Walking Tour
- Day 3: Hiking the Pacaya Volcano – Chocolate workshop
- Day 4: Visit San Buenaventura – Kayaking
- Day 5: Lake Atitlán – Flight to Flores
- Day 6: Flores- Yaxha
- Day 7: Yaxha – Tikal
- Day 8: Tikal- Flores – Guatemala
- Day 9: Home
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Kids & Family Tour Guatemala: Day-by-Day Itinerary
Day 1: Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala
Arrive at La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City.
A team member will be waiting for you for a transfer to your hotel in Antigua, Guatemala.3 nights of lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
Day 2: Valley Bike and Walking tour
Get ready for a fantastic bike trip across the villages around Antigua Guatemala.
You will start visiting Santa Ana Village, then continue to San Juan Del Obispo, which name derives from Francisco Marroquin, the first bishop of Guatemala.
We will visit Ciudad Vieja, the second Capital of Guatemala, founded at Valle de Almolonga in November of 1527 by Don Jorge de Alvarado, brother of Pedro de Alvarado.
Visit the Macadamia farm; this project helps local people develop self-sustainable agriculture by introducing ungrafted macadamia seeds that they grow and process to earn income for their own benefit.
Finish the tour by visiting Zamora’s Women’s Cooperative. You will experience firsthand how the indigenous people live, enjoy a presentation of local dance, and lunch a typical delicious dish.
In the afternoon, transfer to Antigua Guatemala for a walking tour through this colonial city’s cobbled streets, museums, and churches with its exquisite style.
Day 3: Pacaya Volcano – Chocolate workshop
Pacaya Volcano is for those seeking to spend time with their family.
This tour perfectly matches adventure and nature; with a moderate effort, you will have fantastic views of the Agua Fuego and Acatenango Volcano summit.
After a volcano family adventure, return to Antigua to visit the Chocolate Museum for a delicious and fun experience.
You will participate in a workshop to create your own chocolate using one of Guatemala’s most exquisite chocolate recipes.
Day 4: San Buenaventura – Kayaking
On this day, transfer to San Buenaventura, a natural reserve located at Lake Atitlan, dedicated to preserving the lake’s flora and fauna and environmental education.
Here, you can enjoy the canopy zipline and wildlife trails it offers to the most adventurer people or those who only seek a calming and natural environment.
Then continue to the lake to enjoy kayaking at the shores of Lake Atitlan, from where you will have the most outstanding views of the landscapes and villages around the lake.
One night of lodging in Lake Atitlan.
Day 5: Lake Atitlán – Flight to Flores
Lake Atitlan, surrounded by three volcanoes: Atitlan, Toliman, and San Pedro, is 1,560 mts above sea level.
One of its main characteristics is a strong wind known as Xocomil, whose name is derived from a Cakchiquel etymology that means “the wind that carried away sins.”
This wind appears around midday, waving the water in swirls, making powerful waves.
Take a boat ride on the lake to Santiago Atitlan, where you can listen to tales from the elderly and visit different artisans.
The second town we will visit is San Juan la Laguna, where we can see firsthand how women weave their traditional dress.
After lunch, transfer to the airport in time for the local flight to Flores.
Lodging in the Flores area.
Day 6: Flores- Yaxha
Today get ready to camp in Yaxha. Our team will meet you at the hotel to take you to the archaeological site of Yaxha.
Once there, you will be guided around the archaeological site.
Then you will continue your adventure, having the opportunity to see the sunset at the top of the Temple of the Red Hands.
When you come back, everything will be ready for you to camp.
Later at night, you will be doing a tour by boat to see crocodiles across the lagoon.
Camping in Yaxha.
Day 7: Yaxha – Tikal Inn
Following breakfast, transfer to Tikal Inn for you to rest for a while.
In the afternoon, we will visit the archaeological site of Tikal, which was declared a Cultural Heritage, to see the sunset there.
Get impressed with the magnificence of Mother Nature’s breathtaking views in this amazing rainforest.
1 night of Flores inside Tikal.
Day 8: Tikal- Flores – Guatemala
Start the adventure by visiting Guatemala’s most important archaeological site, the Maya civilization.
We are going through a guided tour around the main public plazas, some temples, and the palaces of Tikal.
After the tour, you must transfer to the airport to fly back to Guatemala City.
Lodging in Guatemala City.
Day 9: Home
Transfer to the airport on time to catch your flight back home.
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