Land and Sea Maya Encounter

Antigua to Petén to Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Land and Sea Maya Encounter

This 12-day journey is a great opportunity for deep cultural immersion, insight on social and environmental challenges and close-up to community efforts that contribute to the sustainable development of Guatemalan communities. Explore the Maya Biosphere reserve and experience the culture in the most emblematic national parks of northern Guatemala and the Caribbean coasts. This adventure is ideal for nature lovers and off the beaten path travelers!

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12 Days / 11 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Connect with Nature and Cultural Immersion


English, Spanish and Other Local Language

Physical Activity

Moderate activity


Lake, Rainforest and Rural Communities


Wifi: Limited
Cell: Limited

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

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Speaks: English, Spanish and Other Local Language


  • Partcipate in a food tour in Antigua, the colonial capital of Guatemala
  • Spend days exploring off the beaten path areas of beautiful Péten, including birdwatching in the San Pedro River
  • Explore the small village of Uaxactún and see Tikal at sunrise
  • Go boating in Rio Dulce, caving in the 'Cueva del Tigre, and get to know Garifuna culture in Livingston
  • Stay overnight in a rural Mayan village and particpate in a traditional ceremony



Flexible Departure Date
All year


What's Included


11 Nights Boutique Hotel and Family Homestay



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

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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