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.

Right for You?


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

One of our local experts in Guatemala will make this the perfect trip for you!

Base Price:


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Speaks: English and Spanish


  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of Semuc Champey and go tubing in K'amba Caves
  • Stay in beautiful boutique hotels
  • Expore Antigua and the local community of San Cristobal el Atlo
  • Spend time at glorious Lake Atitlán & participate in textiles and ceramics workshops



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

Your Local Host



Locally Owned Social Enterprise

Etnica is a travel company that specializes in creating personalized, culturally immersive adventures in Guatemala. They work directly with local associations, cooperatives, independent artisans, fishermen, farmers, and families to provide travelers with unique experiences that also empower the local community. If you're looking to plan a trip to Guatemala, Etnica offers a variety of experiences to choose from, including hiking through the lush forests and volcanoes of the Guatemalan highlands, exploring the vibrant markets and colorful streets of local villages, and trying traditional Mayan cuisine. They are also happy to work with you to create a custom itinerary that meets your needs and interests. Booking with Etnica means that you're not just having a vacation – you're also supporting the people and places you'll be visiting. And because they work directly with the locals, you'll be able to have authentic, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you won't find with other travel companies. Don't miss out on the opportunity to have an unforgettable adventure in Guatemala. Check out what Etnica has to offer and start planning your next trip today. And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out – their team is always happy to help. So, why wait? Book one of the existing experiences shown on the page or create your own – the choice is yours!

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