In addition to the highlights, our trips take you to the most off-the-beaten-track destinations in Guatemala. Your tour is made by a real local. As a result, we know better than anyone where Guatemala’s hidden treasures can be found. We bring you closer to the locals and the beautiful pearls that most tourists ignore. This way, you discover unique pieces of nature and culture.
Unique and mystical culture
Guatemala is also home to a rich Mayan culture and heritage. Get to know the indigenous Mayan people in remote villages such as Nebaj, Todos Santos, and Chichicastenango, where you can experience their traditional lifestyle and admire their unique crafts and works of art. Explore the colorful markets and discover the magic of Mayan history.
Traditions and crafts
Delve into Guatemala’s rich culture by participating in traditional ceremonies, exploring colorful markets, and meeting indigenous communities. Learn about traditional crafts such as weaving, crocheting, pottery, honey production, painting, and cocoa making. But also taste the delicious Guatemalan cuisine full of flavor and spices.
Immerse yourself in the lush green forests of Lake Atitlan and the jungles of Tikal and Rio Dulce. Enjoy especially all the animal sounds. Guatemala is a country of contrasts, from raw volcanic landscapes that make rumbling sounds to the calm waters of magical lakes.
Explore the charming city of Livingston on the Caribbean coast, where you can enjoy local culture and delicious cuisine. Discover the breathtaking Semuc Champey natural pools, a hidden gem surrounded by lush green mountains. Trek through the dense jungle of Guatemala on an adventurous hike, where you will find yourself surrounded by exotic animals and enchanting landscapes.
Magical cloud forests
It is not without reason that Guatemala means “the land of many trees”. Head into the highlands and experience the fresh skies of Guatemala’s cloud forest, surrounded by the beautiful green natural beauty of the country.
Guatemala is home to more than 30 volcanoes, each with its own personality. From the majestic Fuego and Acatenango to the imposing Tajumulco volcano, the highest point in Central America. The 2,712-meter-high Volcán Chicabal has a green crater lake and is a sacred place for the Mam and K’iche Maya.
The most beautiful lake in Guatemala is the famous Lake Atitlan. It is a place where the rawness of the volcanic mountain landscape changes into the calm rippling water of the dark blue lake. A serene place, where you see picturesque villages in the valleys and along the banks, where the indigenous people live. A little less known is Lake Azul in Las Verapaces. A small oasis of peace.
Guatemala is not really known for its beaches, like neighboring countries Mexico and Costa Rica. Yet you will find several areas where you can optimally enjoy the sun, like Livingstone and El Paredon. Punta de Manabique is a special place. In 1999, this area was declared a nature reserve, protecting the rainforests and mangrove forests.
For the adventurers, Guatemala offers a range of outdoor activities. Trek through the lush jungles, take a boat trip on the rivers, go rafting on wild streams, take a kayak trip on natural lakes, and hike on the volcanoes.
Hiking and trekking
Guatemala has several hiking trails and hikes that you can explore. One of the most popular hikes is that of the Pacaya volcano, where you can enjoy a spectacular view.
Climbing a volcano
Enjoy exciting climbs to the craters, hiking amid unique volcanic landscapes, spend a night at the top of the Acatenango volcano, or slide down the slopes on exciting mountain bike tours. Experience a dose of adrenaline in the middle of Guatemala’s wild nature.
Kayaking and rafting
Guatemala has several rivers that are perfect for kayaking or rafting. The rapids of the Cahabón River are challenging for rafting enthusiasts. This, of course, depends on what season you are in Guatemala. Lake Atitlan is a great place to kayak and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
For those looking for an adrenaline rush, you can find several organized zipline adventures in Guatemala. You fly from side to side, whizzing above the treetops while admiring the natural beauty below you.
Guatemala is home to no fewer than 700 bird species. It is a paradise for bird watchers. Tikal National Park and Los Tarrales Reserve are popular places to spot rare birds. With some luck, you will spot a Quetzal somewhere, the national symbol of Guatemala.
Even though you can spend all the time in the world in Guatemala, you can also combine your tour with a stay in Mexico and Belize. Depending on your ticket, you can also add a short stay in the US, Costa Rica, or Panama. Even Nicaragua could be an option for the willing adventurer.
Will you join our off-the-beaten-track travel experiences? Contact us now and have your trip tailor-made by a true Guatemalan insider.