Antigua to Lake Atitlán to Petén, Guatemala

The Best of Guatemala: Nature & Culture Immersion

The best and essentials of Guatemala!  Welcome to one of the most diverse countries in Central America. This 15 day journey will allow you to immerse yourself in the living culture and traditions of majestic Lake Atitlán and Chichicastenango, the volcano views of Antigua Guatemala, experience the hustle & bustle of Guatemala City and explore the natural wonders and Maya temples of the Maya Biosphere Reserve.

Right for You?

Duration

15 Days / 14 Nights

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion, Connect with Nature and Comfortable Stay

Languages

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

Physical Activity

Light activity

Location

Small Towns/Villages, Lake, Rainforest, Rural Communities and City/Urban

Connect

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

Highlights

  • Visit colonial and historic monuments in Antigua. 
  • Enjoy a homestay with a Kaqchiquel family.
  • Interact with artisans in San Juan la Laguna.
  • Experience the largest market in Central America.
  • Move like a local in Guatemala's city center.
  • Swim in the pristine waters of the Cráter Azul.
  • Observe the sunset from the Maya observatory of Uaxactún.
  • Explore the ancient Maya kingdom of Tikal. 
  • Try delicious local food everywhere you visit. 

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, Luxury Lodge and Family Homestay

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 van, Private car, Airplane and Boat

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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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