Guatemala Family Adventure



Guatemala Family Adventure

Pacaya volcano near Guatemala City is one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes. Located 30 km southwest of Guatemala City, Pacaya Volcano (Volcan Pacaya) is a popular tourist attraction. Only a 1.5-hour drive from Antigua, the active-volcano Pacaya is said to be the most exhilarating to climb of the three volcanoes surrounding Antigua. One of the famous activities on reaching Pacaya volcano is roasting marshmallows on hot volcanic rock. On a clear day, its frequent eruptions are often visible from Guatemala City and Antigua.

Earlier, the tour begins exploring Antigua and its surrounds. Take a coffee tour and visit, As Green as it Gets (AGAIG), a local charity. Transfer to Lake Atitlan and attend and take a boat tour on Lake Atitlan to visit a local village of the Mayan God Maximon. Explore for handicrafts at the famous Chichi Market. Take a guided tour of Tikal, where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy.

Travel with the ASIAN GEOGRAPHICAL ADVENTURES and experience active volcanoes, Maya pyramids & family fun activities with our experts.

What We Love
  • Explore the fabulous UNESCO listed Baroque architecture of Antigua.
  • Discover Lake Atitlan, regarded by many as the most beautiful lake in the world.
  • See how Guatemala’s premier products, coffee and textiles are produced.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
What to Know
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience and may require walking on rough surfaces.  
  • Bring proper walking gear and outdoor clothing. Do not forget your skin and eye protection items
  • We offer 24/7 support during your tour to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • Our Guatemala tours easily combine with touring in Belize, Mexico and other destinations in Central America
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Guatemala Family Adventure Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan, Tikal
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 1 – Arrive
Antigua Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to Antigua.
Overnight in Santo Domingo Hotel

Day 2 – Make Your Own Coffee
Antigua Today you get you get to try your hand at some local skills, learning about and participating in coffee production, making tortillas and textile production. Enjoy a traditional village lunch and feel comfortable in knowing that your activities are supporting local workers and artisans.

Fair Trade Coffee Tour: This tour begins with a short transfer to the small town of San Miguel Escobar, just outside of Antigua. With your private guide from As Green as it Gets (AGAIG), a local charity you will visit some of the families supported by this organisation. You can work alongside coffee farmers in their coffee making process. Coffee Season is Nov to Mar. This tour includes a donation to AGAIG which is also supported by our ground operator.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L)

Day 3 – Volcano Trek
Antigua With your private guide and driver, we’ll travel to Pacaya National Park where we will begin our hiking ascent of this famous, active volcano! The hike takes around 2.5 hours and at the top you can see down into the crater to the lava as well as experience the energy of an active volcano. On the return to Antigua, you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon free to explore this beautiful city.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L)

Day 4 – Comalapa Market
Lake Atitlan With your private guide and driver, get a real taste of Mayan culture at the colourful authentic market at Comalapa. Check out the famous local primitive painting galleries & the famous town mural. Then transfer on to Lake Atitlan with a stopover enroute at a local restaurant for lunch. Once at the lake there is time to relax or take a guide to visit the butterfly park close to the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L)

Day 5 – The Surrounds
Lake Atitlan Transfer through the highlands to the scenic Lake Atitlan where you’ll board a boat to ride across the lake to the village of San Juan La Laguna. Atitlan is recognized as both the deepest lake in Central America and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It is flanked by no less than three volcanoes and characterized by towns and villages of the Maya people.

In San Juan La Laguna village you will visit a local textile cooperative. You can also visit the local naïf painters before boarding the boat onto Santiago Village for lunch. After lunch you will visit the house where the Maya God Maximon. Each year a different "brotherhood" has the privilege of taking care of their God so his location changes. Once with Maximon you may see local shaman performing rituals for local people and if you wish you can ask your guide to help you hire the services of a shaman for you to have a personal ceremony performed.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Chichi Market
Flores Today you’ll be visiting the famous market at Chichi.  This is the biggest and most colourful market of Mesoamerica with enough time for shopping. You will also have an opportunity to see Maya rituals being performed in the Catholic Church. Transfer to Guatemala City for your evening flight to Flores. On arrival, transfer to your jungle hotel.

Chichi Market: Markets like these are the main economic focus of the towns in the highlands of Guatemala. They are also a social and cultural event second only to the local holiday. Market days draw people from all around the vicinity and it becomes a social event where you see distant neighbours and take the time to go over the latest news and gossip.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Canopy & Yaxha Sunset
Flores In the morning we visit the Ixpanpajul canopy tour where you can choose between the exhilarating zip line or the more tranquil canopy bridge walk. Then we transfer to Yaxha National Park for a picnic lunch and to explore this atmospheric lakeside site.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 8 – The Wild Side!
Tikal Today you will be guided on an extraordinary  tour to explore the amazing UNESCO protected Mayan Temple site of Tikal where huge Mayan temples rise above the jungle canopy and monkeys and tropical birds are abundant in the surrounding rainforest.  

For centuries this city was completely covered under jungle. The most prominent surviving buildings include six very large Mesoamerican step pyramids, labelled Temples I - VI, each of which support a temple structure on their summits. Follow in the footsteps of Maya royalty and commoners to such sites as the majestic Temple of the Jaguar (44mtrs), Temple of the Masks (38mtrs), the Acropolis and much more.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 9 – Depart
Guatemala City Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Guatemala City.
Connect with your onward flight or extend your tour to Belize Beach locations.

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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

When to go Guatemala has a very good weather all year round with only two seasons. November through April (Dry) has dazzling blue skies and warm sunshine. May through October (Wet) is the rainy season with a short break between July and August. During this time, you can often expect sunny mornings and showers falling predominantly in the afternoon, usually lasting no longer than a couple of hours, with the worst of the rain falling in September and October.

Getting There Most flights to Guatemala from the UK are routed via US hub cities: Atlanta, Houston, New York or Miami. Airfares always depend on the season, with the highest being from Christmas to February, around Easter and in July and August. Other options include flying via Madrid on Iberia, via Amsterdam and Panama with KLM, or via Mexico with a number of airlines and then on to Guatemala with a Mexican airline. Flores airport, near Tikal, has a few flights from Belize City and Cancún.