Verapaces to Petén to El Paredón to Lake Atitlán to Antigua, Guatemala

From the Highlands to the Mayan Underworld

A little bit of everything amazing Guatemala has to offer!  Welcome to one of the most diverse countries in Central America. This 15 day journey is ideal for travelers that want to experience culture, adventure and nature. It will allow you to explore the cloud forest and natural surroundings of las Verapaces, go caving in the Maya underworld, swim in pristine natural bodies of water, enjoy beach sunsets in El Paredón,  immerse yourself in the living culture and traditions of majestic Lake Atitlán and the volcano views  of Antigua Guatemala. Top it all off and climb the emblematic Maya temples of the Maya Biosphere Reserve.

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Duration

15 Days / 14 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Connect with Nature, Cultural Immersion and Time to Relax

Languages

English, Spanish and Other Local Language
English speaking local & specialized guides during all activities.

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Small Towns/Villages and Beach

Connect

Wifi: Limited
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: English, Spanish and Other Local Language

Highlights

  • Swim in the turquoise waters of Semuc Champey.
  • Explore the Maya underworld in the Candelaria Caves.
  • Venture to the hidden Crater Azul.
  • Climb the tallest temples of Tikal and Yaxhá.
  • Look for turtles in the mangroves of El Paredón.
  • Learn Maya traditions and culture in Lake Atitlán.
  • Try delicious local foods in Antigua Guatemala.  
  • Enjoy the incredible volcano views of San Cristobal el Alto.

Details

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Fly into Guatemala City on Day 1 to start

What's Included

Lodging

14 Nights Boutique Hotel, Eco Lodge, Community Lodge and Glamping

Guide

Bilingual guide and Local guide (not bilingual)

Food

Some meals included (see itinerary)
You will be eating traditional regional Guatemalan dishes and local treats on your trip. In some cases the meals will be home cooked by a local family. Veggie, Vegan and Gluten-free options are available prior notification. Included meals are noted in the itinerary: B= Breakfast, BB=Box Breakfast, L= Lunch, BL= Boxed Lunch, D= Dinner

Transport

Private car, Private van, Boat and Airplane

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Etnica

Locally Owned Social Enterprise

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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Getting There

Fly into Guatemala City to start the trip and you'll transfer to the colonial town of Antigua for your first night!
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