Day 1

Arrival in Guatemala


  • Arrive in Guatemala City International Airport (GUA) by 1:30 p.m.
  • Meet your Trip Leader and fellow travelers before departing for the beautiful colonial city of Antigua (~1.5-hour drive).


  • Upon check-in at your charming boutique hotel, take a stroll around Antigua. 
  • Afterward, enjoy a traditional Guatemalan dinner with your newfound friends.

Day 2

Guatemalan Coffee Community and City Tour


  • Enjoy a delightful breakfast of Guatemalan cuisine at your hotel. 
  • Visit a local farmer's home and plantation to discover the significance of coffee for the people of Guatemala. 
  • Experience the traditional method of brewing coffee and prepare your fresh cup to enjoy with the farmer and their family.


  • Arrive back in Antigua in time for lunch at a local restaurant. 
  • After lunch, we will visit Antigua and explore the "Plaza Central" and see notable landmarks such as "The Cathedral," "San Francisco Church," "La Merced," "Calle del Arco," and a Jade factory. We will spend the night in Antigua.


  • In the evening, meet with your group for dinner at one of your local Trip Leader’s favorite restaurants in Antigua.
  • After dinner, go out for an optional drink with your new friends. 

Day 3

Pacaya Volcano Hike


  • Take our private transportation service to reach one of Guatemala's most exhilarating activities, located an hour's drive away from your hotel. 
  • Upon arrival at Pacaya Volcano, embark on a 1.5-hour hike to the top of Guatemala's most active volcano for a breathtaking view that will stay with you forever. 
  • Admire the stunning views from an elevation of 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) above sea level, where you can observe a caldera, lagoon, and three other volcanoes in the distance.


  • Enjoy lunch in the local town of Tecpan, located just an hour away from the Pacaya Volcano.
  • Take a break and nap during the three-hour drive to Lake Atitlan. 


  • After arriving at your hotel, take some time to check in and settle down. Once you're ready, step outside and get ready to be amazed by Lake Atitlan's breathtaking views. 
  • Take your time to explore the area and soak in all the natural beauty Lake Atitlan offers before dinner. 

Day 4

Lake Atitlán: Boat tour to San Juan and Santiago


  • Enjoy breakfast with the views of Lake Atitlan.
  • Embark on an unforgettable journey to Lake Atitlán, renowned for being one of the most spectacular lakes in the world. As you cross the lake by boat, immerse yourself in the enchanting surroundings and admire the breathtaking vistas. Your adventure continues as you visit two Tzutuhil Villages and discover the unique culture and traditions of the local people.
  • In San Juan La Laguna, visit the workshops of a women's weaving cooperative and witness the traditional methods of dying thread with native plants. 
  • Next, head to Santiago and visit the confraternity of the local saint named Maximón or Rilaj Maam.


  • It's time to try the local cuisine and enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant.
  • After a day of exploring, take a boat back to your hotel in Panajachel, where you can enjoy some free time. 


  • End your day with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant and savor the region's flavors. 
  • Last night in Guatemala, have a final group meal and enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Lake Atitlan.

Day 5



After the tour, you will be driven back to Guatemala City for your flight home. The drive will take approximately two hours, and transportation is included.

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