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Day Trips

Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch from Guatemala City

Enjoy the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation on this day trip, ascending Pacaya Volcano and then soaking your muscles at a thermal bath resort. Scale the 8,300-foot (2,500-meter) heights of Pacaya, one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala. At the top you’ll be able to peer down into the boiling lava of the crater and feel the earth’s rumble. Descend back down from the summit to enjoy an included lunch and soak in the thermal waters of Kawilal Hot Springs, featuring 12 soaking pools, 25 steam baths, and three hydrotherapy baths. Your Pacaya day trip also includes entrance fees, a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Take a tour from Guatemala City that showcases the mix of Spanish and Mayan traditions that have influenced this incredible nation. Journey into the Iximche ruins—one of Guatemala’s most famous archeological sites—and then make your way to the iconic Spanish colonial town of Antigua. Follow your expert guide to all of the local sites, including churches, plazas and shops—before making your way back to Guatemala City after this exciting day trip.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Copán Day Trip from Guatemala City

This Copan day trip from Guatemala City takes travelers back in time on a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of the Mayan Empire. Your full-day journey from the nation’s capital city includes comfortable coach transportation to Honduras and a guided tour of the ruins. Gain a deeper understanding of the Tax Kuk Mo dynasty as you explore the temples and monuments and take a closer look at the hieroglyphics that decorate the site.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Day Cruises

Lake Atitlan, Panajachel and Santiago Village Day Trip by Boat from Guatemala City

Immerse yourself in the scenic splendor of Lake Atitlán, and the charming villages that surround it, on a full-day trip from Guatemala City. Travel to Guatemala’s western highlands to observe virtually unchanged Mayan traditions, and then sail on the glittering surface of Lake Atitlán. Absorb the vibrant colors of lakeside settlements, Panajachel and Santiago, and delve into the region’s rich history with your guide. Round-trip transport from your Guatemala City hotel is included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Cultural Tours

Antigua Guatemala City Tour

Located in the central highlands of Guatemala, this famous ancient city was once the capital of this diverse and colorful nation. Spend the day exploring the historic streets of this picturesque city and get an up-close look at the ruins of colonial churches and Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture. Your friendly, professional guide will unlock the history, culture and traditions of this popular destination and take you to all the top Antigua landmarks.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan Day Trip

On your own, it’s difficult to squeeze the the Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan into a single day, but this guided tour makes it a breeze by handling all the transportation logistics from Guatemala City. Plus, going with a guide keeps you from getting lost in the crowds of one of the largest open-air markets in Central America and provides tons of insight into the rich cultures around Lake Atitlan.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Unlock the beauty and history of one of the oldest cities in the Americas during this Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City. Your full-day excursion includes stops at some of the colonial town’s top attractions, including the Museo del Jade, La Merced Church, and even a picturesque coffee plantation that’s still in operation. Take in epic views of the cityscape from Cerro de la Cruz and learn about the former capital’s colorful past while you listen to your friendly local guide as they lead you through the cobbled streets.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Guatemala City

This popular Pacaya Volcano day trip from Guatemala City is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the country’s most active volcano. Follow your expert local guide to the top of this fiery mountain and look out over stunning views of Guatemala countryside. It’s a memorable way to experience the natural beauty of this incredible country and is perfect for novice hikers.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Past and Present Guatemala

Explore the old and new capitals of Guatemala on this full-day sightseeing adventure that combines both vehicle and walking tours of Guatemala City and Antigua. You’ll see major highlights like the Civic Center, Metropolitan Cathedral and the Central Market in Guatemala City, before heading to the World-Heritage listed city of Antigua. Wander the historic streets of this picturesque colonial town and stop at La Merced Church, Central Park and other highlights before enjoying a traditional lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Archaeology Tours

UNESCO JEWELS: Tikal One Day Tour from Guatemala City by air

Uncover the ancient mysteries of a Mayan monument on a full-day trip to the Tikal Ruins from Guatemala City. The towering temples of the Tikal Ruins reign solemnly over the dense rainforest: alongside your guide, you’ll explore the archaeological site and observe exotic flora and fauna along the way. Learn about Tikal’s historical significance from culture-rich commentary and admire prominent architectural features such as the iconic Temple I and the Central Acropolis.  Lunch and round-trip transport from your Guatemala City hotel are included in the tour.
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  • 15 hours
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  • 15 hours
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Day Trips

Day Trip to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City or Antigua

Get a taste for the sublime scenery and fascinating indigenous markets of Guatemala during this day trip to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City or Antigua. Check out the highland town of Chichicastenango, home to a community of indigenous residents, a colorful market and local shamans performing ancient Mayan rituals. You’ll then explore the shores of Lake Atitlan, a one-of-a-kind lake ringed by a collection of magnificent volcanoes. This Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan day trip includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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One Day Tour to Tikal from Guatemala City

Skip the hours-long bus ride from Guatemala City to Tikal with this tour that lets you see the famous UNESCO-listed ruins in just one day. Fly right from the city to the ruins, and then see the most famous temples and monuments alongside a government-certified guide who brings them to life.
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  • 15 hours
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  • 15 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Lake Atitlan Boat Tour and Santiago Village from Guatemala City

Combine a sightseeing trip to stunning Lake Atitlan with a visit to the lake’s idyllic indigenous villages on this 10-hour private tour from Guatemala City. Pass through a landscape of quaint mountain villages, pine forests and highland lakes on your way to the town of Panjachel on the shores of Lake Atitlan. After a public boat ride across this gorgeous body of water, you’ll explore Santiago Atitlan, soaking up its rich indigenous culture and fascinating Mayan traditions. This private Santiago Atitlan and Lake Atitlan excursion includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Overnight Tours

2-Day Trip to Tikal and Yaxha by Air from Guatemala City

Uncover the ancient mysteries of the Mayan empire on a 2-day trip to Tikal and Yaxha including round-trip flights from Guatemala. Arrive from Guatemala City by air and travel to the ancient archaeological site of Yaxha to marvel at colossal monuments like Calzada de los Peregrinos and Complejo Astronómico Menor. Spend a luxurious night in the 5-star Camino Real Tikal and then delve into the Mayan wonders of Tikal the following morning. Listen to the atmospheric sounds of the surrounding rainforest as you visit colossal pyramids like Templo I and listen to expert commentary from your guide. Return to Guatemala City by air in the afternoon.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Cultural Tours

Chichicastenango Market from GUA CITY or ANTIGUA Private Service

Billed as the largest outdoor market in Central America, the Chichicastenango Market is a must for Guatemala visitors with any interest in Guatemalan textiles or Mayan culture. Visiting as part of a guided tour eliminates the multiple bus transfers you’d need to visit on your own while giving you insight into Chichicastenango’s rich Mayan history and attractions.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Day Trips

Atitlan Lake, Full Day Tour from Guatemala City.

The gem of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan is a crater lake surrounded by volcanoes and a living hub of Mayan cultures. Visiting on a day trip from Guatemala City simplifies transportation to this highland destination and lets you see the best of the lake in just a day—a difficult feat to accomplish on your own. This tour includes stops at top Lake Atitlan sites including the Maximon shrine and the busy town of Panajachel.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours

Cooking Classes

Antigua Market, Cooking Class and Choco Museum from Guatemala City

Explore the traditional markets of Antigua and learn about regional cuisine on this popular tour from Guatemala City. Spend the day learning how to cook some of the nation's most iconic dishes, including beans, tortillas and more. Take home printed recipes to share with friends! You can even participate in a chocolate making workshop and learn how bitter beans are made into one of the world's sweetest treats!
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience from Guatemala City

Immerse yourself in the colonial history of Antigua and the idyllic landscape of the small villages and farms just outside of town on this 10-hour excursion from Guatemala City. Explore the centuries-old traditions of tiny hamlets like San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Ciudad Vieja and San Juan del Obispo just outside of Antigua, where you’ll also stop to visit a macadamia nut plantation. Then tread the cobblestone streets of Antigua on foot, visiting city landmarks including the Arch of Santa Catalina, Cathedral of San Jose and much more. This Antigua small villages and walking tour also covers lunch (optional), a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Air Tours

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Tikal From Guatemala

Visit one of the largest and most important Mayan places in Central America. Your day will start very early; Remember, your flight leaves at 6 in the morning so try to get to the airport an hour and a half before. After an hour of flight you'll arrive at Flores International Airport. Your Tour Guide will be waiting for you at the departure of the flights with a Tikal Go sign. We'll wait for the other people that will go to the tour and at 8 we'll be ready to start our tour to the Tikal National Park.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City

Discover the lively culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala's highlands on this private tour to Chichicastenango from Guatemala City. Admire the colonial architecture and sprawling market of Chichicastenango, the largest outdoor market in Central America, and check out the wares from textiles to flowers to street food. A private guide and vehicle plus round-trip hotel transport make for a hassle-free trip.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Colonial Antigua Guatemala walking tour & Hot Springs from Guatemala City

Explore Antigua then relax at a natural hot springs resort during a full-day tour from Guatemala City. Your guide takes you on a leisurely 3-hour walking tour of Antigua where you learn about its history and culture. Continue to Santa Teresita Hot Springs where you have lunch and free time to soak in the hot springs pools before returning to Guatemala City.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Mayan City Tour Iximcheé - Full Day (Private - Collective)

Visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Iximche on a half-day tour from Panajachel. Your guide shares live commentary about the Mayan civilization in Guatemala, and the importance of key structures you see. You’ll travel early to beat the heat, and ride in comfort by air-conditioned minivan.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Day Trips

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Guatemala City tour full day

Guatemala is a amazing city with a lot to offer a mixture among old and new places in one same city.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

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Tikal by Bus from Guatemala 3 days / 2 Nights without Hotel

Travel to Tikal by Bus from Guatemala and visit the biggest archaeological site and ancient urban centers of pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the Peten region in the present territory of Guatemala, part of the Tikal National Park which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.Our service is personalized, we include Transport, Tour, Lunch and professional guide at Tikal Park.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days
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