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Guatemala Journey

8 days, Guatemala City to Flores

Sun setting behind a volcano in Guatamala
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Anyone looking for a tropical getaway that's so much more than a beach vacation will love this quick eight-day introduction to Guatemala's cultural and natural highlights. Visit the lakeside communities of Lake Atitlán, walk the well-preserved Spanish Baroque neighbourhoods of Antigua, and take in a cooking lesson on the picturesque shores of Lake Petén Itzá. Add in some trekking, ziplining, or fishing, and you’ve got a Central American adventure you'll always remember.

8 days - Guatemala City to Flores

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Trip Code: CGGNG

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Anyone looking for a tropical getaway that's so much more than a beach vacation will love this quick eight-day introduction to Guatemala's cultural and natural highlights. Visit the lakeside communities of Lake Atitlán, walk the well-preserved Spanish Baroque neighbourhoods of Antigua, and take in a cooking lesson on the picturesque shores of Lake Petén Itzá. Add in some trekking, ziplining, or fishing, and you’ve got a Central American adventure you'll always remember.

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Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

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8 days - Guatemala City to Flores

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: CGGNG

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Beneath a shade tree in the Guatemalan highlands, women gather to weave. They talk and laugh as they interlace brightly colored threads on simple backstrap looms, virtually identical to the looms their Maya ancestors used some 1,200 years ago.” —Laura Morelli, “Guatemalan Textiles” National Geographic Traveler, April, 2008

Map of the route for Guatemala Journey

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Guatemala City/Antigua Guatemala

Arrive at the Guatemala City airport and transfer to hotel in Antigua.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Antigua Guatemala

Explore Antigua on a guided cultural walking tour with a historian, including City Hall, the convent, and the museums at Paseo de los Museos. Opt to take a volcano trek or excursion to a macadamia nut plantation or coffee farm.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Antigua Historical Walk

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Antigua Guatemala/Jaibalito

Travel today by van and boat to the village of Jaibalito on Lake Atitlán. Visit the communities on the lake by boat, including San Juan la Laguna, a G Adventures-supported village. Take an orientation walk, visit various co-ops, enjoy a local Mayan lunch and a Mayan tree-planting ceremony.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Lake Atitlán Boat Ride and Community Visit

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4Jaibalito

Free time for outdoor pursuits such as fishing, hiking, bird watching, and kayaking.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Jaibalito/Antigua Guatemala

Return to Antigua and visit a chocolate museum to take a hands-on workshop to learn about the ancient Mayan process from bean to bar. Opt to take a salsa dance class.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Hands-On Moment ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Antigua Guatemala/Flores

Catch our flight to Flores in the Petén region of Guatemala. Enjoy a cooking lesson and lunch with a local chef on the shores of Lake Petén Itzá.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Lakeside Cooking Class

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7Flores

Take a guided tour of the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site set in the heart of the jungle.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Flores

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Antigua Historical Walk, Antigua Guatemala
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lakeside Cooking Class, Flores
  • Your G for Good Moment: Lake Atitlán Boat Ride and Community Visit, Lago de Atitlán
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Hands-On Moment: ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop, Antigua Guatemala
  • Arrival transfer
  • Visit a chocolate museum and take a hands-on workshop
  • Boat ride around Lake Atitlán
  • Visit the San Juan la Laguna community for a local Mayan lunch and a tree-planting ceremony
  • Visit small community co-ops for demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts
  • Guided cultural walking tour of Antigua
  • Cooking class
  • Guided tour of the ruins of Tikal
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (7 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Allow USD270-355 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private van, boat, plane, walking

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Guatemala Journey

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