12 Days Guatemala Itinerary
Get ready for the ultimate adventure in Guatemala!
This twelve-day multi-sport tour package is perfect for those who love the outdoors and crave excitement. This tour has everything from biking and hiking to zip-lining and rafting.
You’ll also be able to explore the country’s rich culture and history through visits to ancient ruins and local villages. With expert guides, you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and adventure of Guatemala.
- Biking, hiking, zip-lining, rafting, caving, kayaking, nature, culture, and archaeology activities
- Expert guides
- Visits to ancient ruins and local villages
- Accommodations and meals included
- Experience the ultimate adventure in Guatemala
- Explore the country’s rich culture and history
- Immerse yourself in the beauty of Guatemala’s natural landscapes
- Enjoy expert guidance for all activities
- Accommodations and meals are taken care of, so you can focus on the adventure.
- Highlights: Biking in Antigua – Kayaking Lake Atitlan – Rafting Cahabon River – Tikal National Park
- Activities: Multi-sport – Nature – Culture and Archaeology
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Holiday Type: Antigua Guatemala- Lake Atitlan – Coban Area – Las Guacamayas – Tikal
- You will visit: Guatemala
- Trip Style: Couples – Families – Small Groups – FIT’s
- Comfort level: Standard
- Transportation: Minibus / Boat
- Length: 12 Days / 11 Nights
- Physical demand: The trip may include activities Multi-sport activities.
- Day 1: Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala – Adventurer
- Day 2: Valley Bike and Walking adventurer tour
- Day 3: Pacaya Volcano Hike
- Day 4: Iximché – San Buenaventura – Lake Atitlan
- Day 5: Kayaking – Mirador Kaqasiiwaan – San Juan La laguna
- Day 6: Antigua – Biotope – Coban Adventurer
- Day 7: Cahabon River Rafting and Lanquin Caves
- Day 8: Candelaria – Flores
- Day 9: Las Guacamayas Station
- Day 10: El Peru
- Day 11: Tikal National Park
- Day 12: Flores – Guatemala City
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: Guatemala City – Antigua Guatemala – Adventurer
Arrive at International Airport La Aurora, where our team will be waiting to transport you to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
Three nights of lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
Day 2: Valley Bike and Walking adventurer tour
Get ready for a fantastic biking trip around the villages of Antigua Guatemala. The tour starts at Santa Ana Village, located at 1530 meters above sea level, then continues to San Juan Del Obispo, Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala’s teacher and first bishop.
Continue visiting 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 Alvardo. This city is time travel across history and legends.
In addition, you will visit a Macadamian farm; this project assists local people in developing self-sustaining agriculture by introducing ungrafted Macadamia seeds that they cultivate and process to have an income for their profit.
You will visit the Zamora Women’s Cooperative; here, you will experience how indigenous people live. Also, you will enjoy a typical delicious dish for lunch.
In the afternoon, transfer to Antigua Guatemala. You will have a walking tour of this colonial city’s cobbled streets, museums, and churches with its exquisite style.
Day 3: Pacaya Volcano Hike
Our tour starts with a morning transfer (1hr) to the foothills of the active Pacaya volcano. We begin with a moderately strenuous hike through a beautiful pine forest, then continue to a trickier section with volcanic ash, and finally to the sulfur smoking cone.
You can enjoy fantastic views of the northern volcanoes, the Pacific lowlands, and El Salvador from the summit. Back at the volcano’s base, our support vehicle awaits us for our transfer back to Antigua.
Day 4: Iximché – San Buenaventura – Lake Atitlan
Today, you will be transferred to the Iximché Archaeological Site, this city full of richness and natural beauty, which perished when the Spanish conquerors arrived and subdued the Cakchiquel people. Hence, it was necessary to move Guatemala City to their second capital. Then, visit San Buenaventura, a natural reserve located at Lake Atitlán, dedicated to preserving the lake’s flora and fauna and environmental education.
Enjoy the canopy zip line and trails this reserve offers to the most adventurer people or those who only seek a calming and natural environment.
One night of lodging in Lake Atitlan.
Day 5: Kayaking – Mirador Kaqasiiwaan – San Juan La laguna
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 Mirador Kaqasiiwaan in San Juan La Laguna, considered among the most outstanding lookouts in Lake Atitlan. An external viewpoint with a circular structure allows a panoramic view.
Then your tour will visit one of the most picturesque towns surrounding the famous Lake Atitlán. San Juan La Laguna exposes its streets and walls of houses with murals representative of Guatemalan art
One night of lodging in Antigua Guatemala.
Day 6: Antigua – Biotope – Coban Adventurer
Time to head toward the central highlands of Guatemala to visit Biotopo del Quetzal, located in Purulha, Baja Verapaz, a natural reserve dedicated to preserving Guatemala’s national bird, 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 ways have a forest full of adventure and wildlife.
Two nights of lodging in the Coban area.
Day 7: Cahabon River Rafting and Lanquin Caves
For adventurers, rafting on the Cahabón River is the ultimate experience, Whether you are an extreme adventurer or just an adrenaline lover. This activity 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 a touristic destination and 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 floating tubes, which takes you through an underground system of the Rio Candelaria.
One night of lodging in the Flores area.
Day 9: Las Guacamayas Station
Las Guacamayas Biological Station is located on the shores of San Pedro River, 3 hours away from Flores. It is a paradise for naturalists, birdwatchers, and everyone who loves being outdoor, close to nature.
You will be transported from Flores to the Laguna del Tigre National Park to enjoy an adventure in the jungle. Here, you can see the scarlet macaw, crocodiles, and many more species in their natural habitat.
Lodging at Las Guacamayas Biological Station.
Day 10: El Peru
After breakfast, you will visit the archaeological site of El Peru, whose name in pre-Columbian times was Waka’. El Peru also handled an important cocoa trade route for a long time.
After this visit, transfer back to Flores Island.
Two nights of lodging in the Flores area.
Day 11: Tikal National Park
Tikal National Park is the largest and most fantastic 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
Transfer to the airport on time to catch your flight back home.
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