Guatemala for first timers

14-day trip

Vibrantly diverse and shrouded in mystery, Guatemala is the perfect adventure for any family, couple, or individual. From its rich biodiversity to the majestic ancient structures to the most awe-inspiring natural resources you’ll ever see, Guatemala does not fall short of even the grandest of expectations.

Set in the midst of over 30 volcanoes, black sand beaches, tropical forests, lush mountains teeming with vegetation and wildlife, and majestic lakes, this 14-day Guatemala trip takes you on a journey that explores both ancient Mayan civilization and modern Guatemalan culture. Guided by an expert, unlock the mysteries of the Mayan ruins and enjoy the cultural experience in the ultimate Guatemala vacation package.

Lake Atitlan

Antigua Guatemala

Flores island

Semuc Champey


Lake Atitlan, Indigenous towns, Antigua Guatemala, Coban, Semuc Champey, Flores Island, Tikal, Rio Dulce, Quirigua, and more.


Day 1. Arrival

Upon arrival to vibrant Guatemala, let your Guatemala tours commence with a drive to Lake Atitlan, where you see some of the most breathtaking scenes. Feast your eyes on the incredible sight of the deep turquoise-blue volcanic lake surrounded by three green volcanoes. Your guide will then take you to your hotel in a town close to Lake Atitlan.

Day 2. Lake Atitlan

Day 2 of this Guatemala tour package involves a scenic boat tour of Lake Atitlan and an exploration of the surrounding indigenous villages which includes: 

(1) The painted village of Sta. Catarina Palopo, for its vibrant artsy streets and colorful Mayan-designed houses.
(2) The vibrant town of Santiago Atitlan, to see its local artisanal crafts and paintings,
(3) The underrated municipality of San Juan La Laguna, for its art, weaves, and to sample some of the best organic coffee in the country.

Day 3. Chichicastenango

As we continue our Guatemala tours of Lake Atitlan, we explore the indigenous market of Chichicastenango, known for its handcrafted textiles with intricate designs and traditional garments. 

Day 4. Antigua Guatemala

Start the fourth day of your Guatemala tour package with an exhilarating Zipline tour in the Atitlan Reserve. We will transfer to your accommodations in the beautiful colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can experience a unique walking tour of the city and get a taste of their sumptuous street food.

Day 5. Volcano Pacaya

As we continue our adventure in Antigua Guatemala, coffee lovers rejoice as we go on a coffee tour and sample some of the freshest coffees you’ll ever try. This will energize you for an easy yet exciting hike of Volcano Pacaya.

Day 6. Cobán

Day six of our Guatemala vacation package starts with a transfer to the foggy highland town of Coban where you can rest and relax until we start an adventure-filled tour of the beautifully decorated caves of Grutas del Rey Marco.

Day 7. Semuc Champey

A magical tour to Semuc Champey starts on day 7. Semuc Champey is a paradise on earth. Imagine 18 or so clear blue-green rivers surrounded by an exotic abounding jungle. We return to our accommodation in Cobán after a long fulfilling day.

Day 8. Drive to Tikal

After a transfer to the ceremonial city of Tikal, the center of the ancient Mayan civilization, you get the rest of the day to relax in your charming jungle lodge.

Day 9. Explore Tikal

Spend the day unlocking the secrets of the ancient Mayan citadel of Tikal with an archeological tour of the city. Marvel at the gorgeous sunset before transferring to the tiny island village of Flores in Lake Peten Itza.

Day 10. Flores Island

This exciting Guatemala vacation package continues with an archeological tour of the Yaxha Mayan ruins. Marvel at the breathtaking architecture and structures as you explore the archeological site.

Day 11. San Felipe Castle

Day 11 of your Guatemala trip starts with a journey to Rio Dulce where you will settle for the next two days. You will then go on a wondrous tour of the Castle of San Felipe de Lara, a national historic monument by the banks of the Dulce River.

Day 12. Rio Dulce

Set sail on the 12th day of your Guatemala tours and enjoy the panoramic views of Rio Dulce to Livingston as you go on an exciting boat tour through a conservation area filled with unique flora, fauna, and rock formations.

Day 13. Quirigua, Guatemala City

Start the last full day of your Guatemala trip with a bang as you explore the archeological site of the ruins of Quirigua. Marvel at the complex structures of pyramids, terraces, and majestic staircases that dated back to 724. End the day with a transfer to vibrant Guatemala City.

Day 14. Return Home

To end your Guatemala tour package, feel free to explore the capital Guatemala City before your transfer to the International airport to catch your flight back home.

Expenses included

14 days & 13 nights

$2,100 per guest

Private transportation, door to door service

13 nights accommodation: jungle lodges & small boutique hotels

Local certified onsite guides

All park entrance fees

 Boat transfers

Daily breakfast


Price varies by group size

Not included: flights, travel insurance and other expenses than indicated

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