Welcome to Guatemala City

Depending on who you talk to, Guatemala City (or Guate as it's known) is either big, dirty, dangerous and utterly forgettable or big, dirty, dangerous and fascinating. Either way, there's no doubt there's an energy here unlike anywhere else in Guatemala. It's a place where dilapidated buses belch fumes next to BMWs and Hummers, and where skyscrapers drop shadows on shantytowns... Read More

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$1299 History & culture

Guatemala Journey

Anyone looking for a tropical getaway that's so much more than a beach vacation will love this quick eight-day introduction to Guatemala's cultural and natural highlights. Visit the lakeside communities of Lake Atitlán, walk the well-preserved Spanish Baroque neighbourhoods of Antigua, and take in a cooking lesson on the picturesque shores of Lake Petén Itzá. Add in some trekking, ziplining, or fishing, and you’ve got a Central American adventure you'll always remember.

$1599 Holidays, festivals & seasonal

Semana Santa: Easter in Guatemala

Experience Semana Santa (Holy Week), one of the most vibrant celebrations in Central America, on this remarkable 10-day adventure based in Antigua, Guatemala. Line the parade route along cobblestoned streets decorated in flower petals, explore the famous Chichicastenango Market, and venture with a local guide to meet local Mayan villagers amidst the volcanic scenery of Lake Atitlán. Be part of an exceptional time in an exceptional place.

$490.57 Small group tours

Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Guatemala City

Discover the Mayan ruins of Tikal and Yaxha on this overnight tour from Guatemala City! Head to the jungle of Guatemala on this 2-day adventure and admire the temples in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park. Spend the night Tikal or Flores before visiting Yaxha, a large classic Mayan ceremonial site overlooking the Yaxha and Sacnab lakes. With breakfast, lunch and round-trip airfare to and from Guatemala City included, this is the perfect way to discover the great Mayan ruin sites of Guatemala!

$380.99 Small group tours

3-Day Tour of Cobán and Semuc Champey from Guatemala City

Explore central Guatemala on a 3-day trip from Guatemala City. Visit the city of Cobán and enjoy a guided hike through the forest of El Biotopo del Quetzal. Spend a day visiting Semuc Champey’s various natural pools and stop by Lanquin Caves to learn about the incredible natural cave formations from your knowledgeable guide. You’ll also visit Rey Marcos Caves and take a guided exploration of this fascinating cave complex. This 3-day tour is a great way to experience Guatemala’s stunning natural beauty.

$332.49 Small group tours

Copan and Quirigua Overnight Trip from Guatemala City

Discover the beauty of the ancient ruins of Copan and Quirigua on this overnight trip from Guatemala City! After a scenic drive in a comfortable vehicle, spend your first day at Copan in Honduras to explore its archaeological Mayan site. On your second day, venture to Quirigua, known for the tallest stela in the Mayan world. Learn from your expert guide about the significance and importance of these UNESCO World Heritage-listed archeological sites. Hotel accommodation, breakfast and hotel pickup and drop-off are all included!

$2999 History & culture

Explore Guatemala & Belize

Embark on a 17-day adventure that's packed with jungle and coastal adventure in Guatemala and Belize. Roam among the Mayan ruins at Tikal and swim off Belize’s islands and atolls. Hike across the foot of a volcano outside Antigua and sail between remote lakeside communities on Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán. This is so much more than a tour; it's a chance to connect with your inner explorer in an exciting part of the world.