Essentials of Guatemala: Mayan Culture and Nature Adventure

Antigua, Guatemala

Essentials of Guatemala: Mayan Culture and Nature Adventure

Explore the diverse landscape and rich culture of Guatemala with Etnica, a travel company specializing in creating personalized, culturally immersive adventures. Your journey will take you to all the essential destinations in Guatemala, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Antigua, Tikal, and Lake Atitlan.

In Lake Atitlan, you'll have the opportunity to try your hand at making textiles and connect with indigenous cultures. You'll also explore the natural pools and caves of the Semuc Champey Natural Monument and much more. With Etnica, you'll be able to have authentic, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you won't find with other travel companies.

Etnica works directly with local associations, cooperatives, independent artisans, fishermen, farmers, and families to provide travelers with unique experiences that also empower the local community. When you book with Etnica, you're not just having a vacation - you're also supporting the people and places you'll be visiting.

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. Don't miss out on the opportunity to have an unforgettable adventure in Guatemala. Click "Customize this trip" to start the conversation to modify this trip to your liking. Start planning your next adventure today.

Right for You?


15 Days / 14 Nights

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion and Active Adventure


Spanish and English

Physical Activity

Moderate activity


Rainforest, Mountains, Small Towns/Villages and City/Urban


Wifi: Available
Cell: Available

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

Base Price:


Customize this trip

Speaks: Spanish and English


  • Immerse yourself in local culture with a homestay in San Antonio Aguas Calientes.
  • Stand on top of an incredible pyramid at Tikal, watch the sun rise and take a step back into the past.
  • Explore the Candelaria Caves and meet local Quechua communities
  • Explore Chichicastenango Market - one of the most vibrant, bustling markets in Central America - and try a variety of local cuisine and purchase hand crafted texiles and art!



Flexible Departure Date
All year


What's Included


14 Nights Hotel and Family Homestay


Local guide (not bilingual)


Private Room


Some meals included (see itinerary)


Private van

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 uniqu

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Getting There

Transport options

Local transport and Get picked up (included)
After arriving at Guatemala City Airport (GUA), you'll transfer to Antigua (approx. 1.5 hours). After checking in at the hotel, one of our representatives will meet you to give you recommendations and answer any questions you may have.
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