Guatemala is still considered a somewhat off-the-beaten-path destination. Visit this beautiful country with colonial cities featuring detailed architecture, tropical jungles, active volcanoes, and gorgeous lakes.
As a relatively compact town, it is quite possible to explore almost all of Antigua on foot. Furthermore, as the town’s streets are all cobbled, traffic moves at a pleasingly moderate pace, adding to the impression of Antigua as a relaxed, easy-going kind of place.
Over the next few days, enjoy Antigua and all it has to offer. A private guided cultural walking tour will take you to the City Hall Palace, Royal Palace, San José Cathedral, and learn about the Maya at Museo del Jade, completing the tour at the best museums in town at Santo Domingo. Enjoy Antigua’s unique cultural lifestyle through this fabulous visit.
Take a workshop on how to make chocolate and if you’re feeling adventurous, take a guided tour (required) and hike Pacaya Volcano.
Should you happen to plan your vacation to Guatemala on November 1st, celebrate Day of the Dead. A private driver will take you to Sumpango where giant kites fly & pay special tribute to deceased family members in the local cemetery.
After a few days in Antigua, a private driver will take you to Lake Atitlan, a two hour drive. Lake Atitlan is famous for its truly amazing natural scenery. The clear, deep water of the lake with the three volcanos standing sentinel on one side is an awe-inspiring sight.
Your 3-4 day stay on the lake will include activities such as sunset boat outing, kayaking to hot springs, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding, snorkeling and paragliding. Choose from a wide variety of lodging options.
Visit Panajachel Solola Butterfly Reserve, which was constructed several years ago as a means of providing butterflies and other wildlife with a safe environment. It includes roughly 300 live specimens of 10 different butterfly species, as well as a laboratory where you can observe the various stages of a butterfly’s life. Another attraction at the reserve are the 8 zip lines. Fly above waterfalls & coffee groves. Some trails are ancient, many bridges unexpected, and everywhere you hear the sounds of water, birds, and the wind.
A private driver will take you to Guatemala City for your return flight home.