The Best of Guatemala: Nature & Culture Immersion

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?


15 Days / 14 Nights

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion, Connect with Nature and Comfortable Stay


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

Physical Activity

Light activity


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


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


  • 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. 



Flexible Departure Date
All year


What's Included


14 Nights Boutique Hotel, Eco Lodge, Luxury Lodge and Family Homestay


Bilingual guide and Local guide (not bilingual)


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


Private van, Private car, Airplane and Boat

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

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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