The Verapaces: Highlands of Guatemala to Lake Atitlan

Guatemala City to Cobán to Antigua to Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

The Verapaces: Highlands of Guatemala to Lake Atitlan

Relax in the turquoise pools of Semuc Champey, and explore the Maya underworld as you go caving in the Verapaces region. This 7 day journey will take you up close & personal with the beautiful and lush northern cloud forest of Guatemala, explore the history of the country and it's city center and enjoy  a true local experience through workshops and hands-on activities done in collaboration with locals. 

Through story telling and shared knowledge, you will be learning about Mayan spirituality, textiles, history, current social conflicts and visit natural monuments while surrounding yourself in the lush green of the Verapaces region and  colorful villages of Lake Atitlán and Antigua.

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Connect with Nature and Cultural Immersion


English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Moderate activity


Mountains, Lake, City/Urban and Rural Communities


Wifi: Limited
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: English and Spanish



Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


7 Nights Boutique Hotel


Local guide (not bilingual)


Some meals included (see itinerary)
Try all the Guatemalan local delights in the venues we visit. Veggie, Vegan and Gluten-free options are available. Specified meals B= Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner


Private car, Tuk tuk, Public bus and Taxi

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Etnica partners directly with local associations, cooperatives, independent artisans, fishermen, farmers and local families throughout Guatemala, so they can provide travelers with a unique and culturally immersive adventure. They specialize in creating personalized travel experiences, founded on the empowerment of local communities.

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