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  • Location:Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Duration:3 days (approx.)

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.


  • 3-day trip to Cobán and Semuc Champey from Guatemala City
  • Take a guided hike through the forest of El Biotopo del Quetzal in Cobán
  • Soak in the natural beauty of Semuc Champey and swim in pools created by limestone
  • Visit Lanquin Caves and Rey Marcos Caves and learn about the incredible cave formations from your expert guide
  • 2 nights of accommodation, all entrance fees and transportation included

What You Can Expect

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

Semuc Champey

Experience central Guatemala’s natural beauty on a 3-day trip to Cobán and its surrounding areas from Guatemala City. Visit beautiful Semuc Champey and hike through the forest of El Biotopo del Quetzal. Explore caves, swim in natural pools and underground rivers, and learn about various plants and wildlife from your knowledgeable guide at each location. This tour is perfect for travelers who are looking for a fun outdoor experience.

For a full itinerary, please see below.


Day 1: (B)
After pickup from your Guatemala City hotel, travel approximately 2.5 hours north to the city of Cobán. Follow your guide on an enjoyable hike through the forest of El Biotopto del Quetzal and look out for Guatemala’s native bird, the quetzal, and its national flower, the Monja Blanca orchid. After your scenic 3-hour hike, enjoy lunch (own expense) before heading to your Cobán hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy; explore the town, browse the local shops and restaurants, or simply unwind at the hotel.

Overnight: Park Hotel Resort in Cobán

Day 2: (B)
After breakfast on your second day, venture to Semuc Champey, home to hundreds of natural pools. Take a swim in the various pools or relax on the surrounding rocks. If you’re feeling adventurous, use the surrounding rocks to jump off into the cool, refreshing water.

After lunch, (own expense), continue to Lanquin Caves. Part of a national park, these limestone caves are lit by lanterns, giving them a mysterious feel. Enjoy swimming through the underground rivers and pools and take in the gorgeous scenery before heading back to your Copán hotel.

Overnight: Park Hotel Resort in Copán

Day 3: (B)
On the last day of your tour, enjoy breakfast before visiting Rey Marcos Caves. Follow your guide as you explore the large cave complex and admire the beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations. After exploring the caves, relax on the drive back to your hotel in Guatemala City.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What an exciting trip this was! The natural features, caves, parks, rivers, visited were amazing. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and, also, an excellent, safe driver under difficult conditions. The hotel was very good, beautiful, natural landscaping, good food, and good service. All in all, an excellent tour

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2013

Our main complaint was that on day 1, our guide was more interested in visiting his favorite restaurant on the way to Coban, which took so much time and was not very good at all, that we never make it into Coban that day. We just stopped at the Park Hotel at around 4:00 p.m., and he said that he would meet us at 8:00 a.m. the next morning. The next day, we did pass through Coban on the way to and the way back from Semuc Champey but only stopped for about 5 minutes for a picture of a church (and that was only because we asked him to stop). We also never made it to the Lanquin Caves even though we finished at Semuc Champey around 2:00 p.m. So, your trip that advertised a wonderful time strolling around Coban and eating at one of the wonderful restaurants there never happened. And the visit to the Lanquin Caves never happened. We travel a lot and spend quite a bit of money with reputable tour companies. We always see what they say we are going to see, so this was rather disappointing. We definitely recommend going to Semuc Champey, but not using Viators.

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