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8-Day Best of Guatemala Tour: Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Tikal Ruins
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8-Day Best of Guatemala Tour: Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Tikal Ruins

By Guatemalan Adventure Day Tour
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Duration: 8 days
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Private boat tour
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Transport between sites
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • Small group tour of 15 pax maximum
  • Entry/Admission - The Plaza Central Park
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Volcan De Pacaya
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia Parroquial Santiago Apostol
  • Entry/Admission - Iximche
  • Entry/Admission - Tikal
  • Entry/Admission - Yaxhá
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • La Aurora Airport, Guatemala City Guatemala
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

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        • Stroller accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
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        • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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        Itinerary
        Overview
        Full Map
        13 stops
        Day 1
        Airport - Antigua Guatemala
        Day 2
        Antigua Guatemala and Coffee...
        Day 3
        Pacaya Volcano
        Day 4
        Lake Atitlan boat Tour to Santiago
        Day 5
        Chichicastenango Market and...
        Day 6
        Guatemala City - Tikal Ruins
        Day 7
        Yaxha Ruins - Guatemala City
        Day 8
        Guatemala City - Airport
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        • Guatemalan Adventure Day Tour
          556
          Guatemala City, Guatemala
          Joined in November 2010
        • BheemaPatil
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          Everything was nicely organised. Driver picked us up from hotel at 4.15 am, dropped us at La Aurora airport with instructions to go to TAG airlines counter. Check in was easy. Guide picked us up at Flores airport. Tour was good. Total walk was about 7km. Lunch provided was very good. Dropped us back to the airport in the evening. Flight back to Guatemala City and the same driver picked us up and dropped us back to the hotel around 6.30pm. Long day, but totally worth it.
          Written 6 April 2024
        • ebalaz
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Horrible tour and waste of money
          This was such a horrible “tour” I wish I could give it 0 stars. After being picked up, I discovered that the driver of the van did not speak English and while the tour guide Gustavo did, he still addressed the group in Spanish because apparently the rest of the people already on the van were bilingual. I had to interrupt Gustavo to tell him that I didn’t speak Spanish and that this was supposed to be an English speaking tour. After that, Gustavo never really addressed the group as a whole again as I would have expected him to do on our way to Lake Atitlan. I have taken several tours all over the world and every tour guide I have had before Gustavo would sit at the front of the van or bus and explain the history of where we were going and something about the country itself. Gustavo simply sat in the van silent like he was on vacation himself. My 3 friends and I were the last to be picked up and although Gustavo had notified me the night before of the pick-up time, he was 30 minutes late. After getting a late start, we hit some traffic leaving the city that caused us to be even further behind schedule. After the traffic cleared and knowing that we were now behind schedule, instead of continuing on to Lake Atitlan, Gustavo had us stop for breakfast for 1 hour. This was not mentioned in the tour’s itinerary and was a ridiculous waste of time in light of the fact that we were already running very late. I could only guess that Gustavo was hungry and was going to get a free meal at the restaurant. In any event and after breakfast, we hit more traffic making us fall even further behind schedule but again, instead of talking to us and enlightening us on where we were and where we were going as any decent tour guide would do, Gustavo went to the back of the van to an empty seat and took a nap. We pretty much drove in silence all the way to Panajachel . When we got off the van, Gustavo led us to the waiting boat that looked like it was 50 years old and informed us that we didn’t have time to tour the lake or go across it to Santiago de Atitlan but would be visiting another village instead, that is, San Antonio Palopo. Basically, this meant that the tour that I took my 3 friends on and paid for was not anything close to what was described in the itinerary for this tour. At that village, we visited a store for shopping and walked up to a church. It was ridiculous. I did not have to pay over $100 per person to see and do what we did at this village. Again, Gustavo did not tell us anything about the village, its people or the church. After spending about an hour at this village, we returned by boat to Panajachel where we were told we would have 1 ½ hours for dinner. This was insane. We paid to tour Lake Atitlan and now we were instead going to spend another 1 ½ hours to eat after already spending an hour for breakfast. Any decent tour guide would have addressed the group and inquired as to what we wanted to do in light of the fact that we were running behind schedule and ask us whether we preferred to spend another 1 ½ hours eating or stick to the itinerary and tour the lake and visit Santiago de Atitlan as described in the printed itinerary. I am confident that my fellow travelers would have opted for a tour of the lake as promised instead of taking the time for another meal as everyone seemed to be upset by this change in plans. After we had our dinner, Gustavo informed us we could have an additional ½ hour to explore Panajachel but according to the itinerary described on your website, we were to “stroll down Santander Street in Panajachel with our local guide.” Another description in the website’s itinerary that was never delivered. I blame the tour guide for the decisions he made. He obviously only cared about himself and never for a moment had our best interests at heart. The tour that I paid good money for was a waste as nothing that was described in the itinerary was delivered. Additionally, I was embarrassed in front of my friends because I had picked this horrible tour. I have been a huge fan of Tripadvisor for several years and I cannot emphasize enough how horrible this tour was and how disappointed my friends and I were.
          Written 3 April 2024
        • tanrimam
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          A fun day trip from Antigua!
          My friend and I booked this trip since we wanted to do a day trip from Antigua. The pickup/drop off service was excellent. There were 5 other people in our group which was nice, not too crowded. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was nice and tried to be as accommodating as possible, even personalizing the trip based on our preference (spending more time at one place vs others). I think the only thing that could be improved is the time we spent at panjachel. we went through four different cultural learning/experiences (weaving, chocolate making, honey, and coffee making). these could have been made a bit better or scrapped completely. The demonstrations were very rushed it was more of an opportunity for us to shop, we probably could have done that on our own if we got the time to explore the island a bit more. Overall an excellent day trip! :)
          Written 28 March 2024
        • Kimberly T
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Way to Visit Tikal
          From booking until the end, this trip was absolutely wonderful! The company was very communicative so that we knew exactly what to expect. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of Tikal as well as the history of the people. We saw coatli, crocodile, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, and a variety of birds. The included lunch was delicious and felt like a great reward after all that hiking! The only suggestion I have for improvement is to provide more details about the pick up from the airport, although when we asked questions the company was immediately responsive in giving us answers. Absolutely would recommend!
          Written 28 March 2024
        • 378virab
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          7-Day Tour of Guatemala and Copan with Guatemalan Adventures - Our Impressions
          I and my sister want to thank Guatemalan Adventures and Lorenn Hernández in particular for the well-organized and interesting tour of Guatemala and Copan (7 days/6 nights). We travelled with this tour agency in March 2024. We are glad that we chose Guatemalan Adventures as our tour agency when we decided to go to this country. And we are especially happy that Lorenn Hernández was our coordinator of the tour. She is a real professional! To start with, Lorenn helped us to make an itinerary of the tour, paying attention to all our requests and adapting the program to our needs. She is very flexible and helpful. When we arrived, everything was perfectly organized and went on rather smoothly. We felt safe and under their protection and care all the time. We appreciate their quick responses to all our questions on the way and efficient solutions to unexpected minor problems. All the hotels were good, especially in Guatemala City, Copan and Antigua. All the guides were also great - helpful, knowledgeable and attentive. The museums were excellent. We visited the museum in Copan (it is a must while visiting Copan ruins, as it adds a lot to the site – the museum is a gem in this collection). We also visited Popul Vuh museum and Archaeological museum in Guatemala City. Although both these museums are devoted to archaeology, they are quite different and at the same time they are both very interesting. Besides, Archaeological museum is now free of charge. We will definitely recommend this tour agency to anyone who wants to visit Guatemala.
          Written 26 March 2024
        • vanessamT4530SN
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best time!
          Our guide was Davis! He was absolutely amazing! It was a long drive from the city to the lake but he always reminded us that he will gladly stop for restroom and food breaks. He knew a lot about the history and volcanos. He gave us plenty of time to explore throughout the whole trip. He was super friendly and knowledgeable. 10/10
          Written 25 March 2024
        • kathyfZ1359AW
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend this trip!
          Semuc Champey alone was worth it. Very convenient to be driven around. Tour guide was excellent! Park Hotel was also very nice and the food was good. Breakfast was also nice, coffee was good. Pick up was right at hotel so also great. 🇬🇹
          Written 20 March 2024
        • nickpS8046RH
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great time on lake Atitalan
          The views were amazing. Eduardo Lee and his father were our guides. They were great, made the trip very safe and transportation in the vehicle and boat were awesome. Highly recommended to use these two. We also stopped at two local restaurants they suggested for breakfast and lunch along the way along with many cultural stop in San Juan. Thanks again
          Written 16 March 2024
        • Abanderson217
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ronald es el mejor!! Mi cuate!!
          This was the highlight of our trip. Please ask for Ronald as he is such a wonderful, kind and funny guide. He was supreme knowledgeable and made the entire experience the best. Thank you again, y nos vemos muy pronto!!
          Written 15 March 2024
        • sarahsS7573ZW
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Pacaya on horseback.
          It was a fun ride up on a horse, walking around seeing the views up top and a quick ride down. I would recommend a horse for 200 Quetzales each way rather than walking up rocky slippery incline. We saw the sunset which was very beautiful and a unique experience, & roasted marshmallows in the heated ground.
          Written 3 March 2024
        • Jessica T
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Not worth the price
          The traffic was terrible which seems to be a common occurrence - if this is the case why isn’t the tour starting at an earlier time in order to avoid spending the majority of tour time in traffic. We ended up rushing through the stops and in the last one we were only there for a few minutes.
          Written 2 March 2024
        • diamondt236
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Head the warnings in the reviews!
          We had several issues throughout the day with our tour guide. We do feel like our experience didn’t get fulfilled because he wasn’t able to provide a proper tour or answer basic history questions. We also watched him undermine several local women intelligence when he was forced to ask for directions. My highest point of concern was having to beg to use the restroom on the way home and after waiting over half and hour for him to stop he suggested that I use the restroom on the side of the highway. Overall there was a lack of time management, planning and respect. Edit: When I did try to speak to tour operator Loren about the issue I was only bombarded by messages from our guide saying he did the job as planned. I don’t care if we get the refund but I would warn others that their idea of planning is poor.
          Written 28 February 2024
        • Brett G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic day trip thank you, Erdo and Miguel
          This was a fabulous day trip. What made it extra special was our tour guide. Erdo did not just show us the ruins, but showed us all the animals who lived around in the adjacent area. He knew the sound they made and we could find them from off in the distance.Tikal is a magical place and Erdo made it even more spectacular. Miguel our driver was fabulous. whatever you pay these two you should pay them more. Take this trip you won’t be disappointed.
          Written 16 February 2024
        • jslanders
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Chichicastanago Market, Guatemala
          Oscar met us at the airport with the van and driver and we drove to ChiChi Market. He is an experienced guide with excellent English. All four of us enjoyed our day at the market, church and cemetery of Chichicatanago, a very Mayan community. Fascinating to see the blend of Catholic and Mayan religions!
          Written 15 February 2024
        • Bill C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          5 stars from beginning to end!
          Everything from the pick up from our Airbnb to the guide home to the top of Pacaya was 5 stars! Our driver and tour guide was knowledgeable in Guatemalan history. Our guide up Pacaya, though dost speak much English, was funny, knowledgeable of the mountains and was ever so helpful! I’ll recommended this tour group to anyone that asks!
          Written 12 February 2024
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        LUISA
        Muscat, Oman9 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Friends
        We travel with GUATAEMALAN ADVENTURE in DECEMBER 2023, 4 friends in a private tours.
        The organizations has been very bad, poor guides, very bad drivers, they even do not know where we had to go, asking everyone during the trip.
        Very bad vehicles, old and not suitable for 4 peoples.
        During the Tour we had always to call the guides/drivers arrive with very long delays
        ( over an hours).
        The Tour was very bad coordinate and organized we paid for visits we have not done, we had a lot of problems with this Tour operatour.
        They are not serious and absolutely not recommendable. We travel all around the world since 35 years, Guatemala is a wonderful Country, but the worst experience we had ever done with a Travel Agency.
        What they had presented to us has not corresponded to the real services they have offered, but we have paid based on the proposal thety have done.
        Therefore, we asked us to refund us all the services we have paid but not received, they refund us a very small amount, which does not compensate all the disservices we have done,but surprise in refunding they money they charged us the commission!!
        Written 28 January 2024
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        Iliana G
        new york, new york27 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2018 • Couples
        Feeling a little overwhelmed booking my first international trip I decided to book the Best of Guatemala tour. I'm so glad I did! Lorenn was very responsive when I first contacted Guatemalan Adventure. There was someone waiting right outside of the airport when we arrived to drive us to Antigua. The tours were great and the guides, especially Josue, were friendly and informative. The hotels that were booked throughout were very good as well. Posada de Don Rodrigo (Antigua and Panajachel) was the best in my opinion. They provided free agua pura. The other hotels gave one or two small bottles of water in a room.
        I would highly recommend booking through Guatemalan Adventure, especially if you like the idea of a structured vacation. The downside to that is that there's no down time. If you're the type that likes sleeping in on vacations then maybe book one or two day tours through them. (I suggest Lake Atitlan, Pacaya, Tikal and Yaxha)

        Now, if I'm being honest I would say my rating is actually a 4.5 because on the second day the driver of the van we were in hit a dog which was really horrifying for me. But blame can't really be put on Guatemalan Adventure for that.
        Written 13 March 2018
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        Tamir G
        Tel Aviv, Israel27 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2017 • Couples
        My wife and I had an outstanding trip to Guatemala
        Lorenn helped us a lot during the planning phase, listened to our desires and requests and gave us best recommendations in all aspects: tour planning, locations, hotels, tome spent in every place and more.

        Lorenn made all arrangements, best hotels pick up, transportation and guide.

        We were lucky to have Miguel as our tour guide and driver. Miguel had very good knowledge in all areas and he was eager to share all his knowledge with us. in a very pleasant way. Miguel suggested more plans and was extremely flexible to accommodate any request we had.

        I strongly recommend Lorenn's service
        Wish we can visit Guatemala again soon and enjoy again their services.

        Tamir
        Written 7 February 2018
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        Charlotta A
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022
        Everything was great. Interesting places, good hotels and good guides. Warmly recommended. Good value for money.
        Written 24 January 2023
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        Pam
        Orlando, FL1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Couples
        Guatemala was much more than we expected. This was largely due to excellent guiding particularly Pedro. Most Everything went seamlessly. We had plenty of hiking which we enjoy. Pacaya Volcano was a real nice surprise. Will recommend Guatemalan Adventures.
        Written 24 February 2020
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        AChristinej
        Watchung, NJ13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2019 • Family
        There were four of us in our party, two children ages 10 and 12. From the moment we were picked up in Guatemala City to our drop-off in Belize, we felt safe and informed. Informed on the sights, sounds, food and people of Guatemala. Our tour was pretty customized-we asked for a cooking class, and a Mayan Cave Ceremony and Eva found these options, which were spectacular. The tour guides (especially Miguel) was very kind and pointed us in the direction of some really good dining options. We tend to prefer casual spots and are not formal. The activities were fun (like Kayaking or horseback riding, hiking, zip-lining or making marshmallows) and the Guatemalans could not be kinder. We really got enjoy the sights and sounds...like a live volcano, crater lakes, or the rain forest. It was an active vacation and we enjoyed every minute. Eva is really special because she works very hard to co-ordinate travel to different locales, seamlessly and so the traveler has no stress. I cannot recommend this company enough for the quality of product and service.
        Written 27 March 2019
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