Central America Guatemala Land Tour

Guatemala Highlands Explorer

Explore central Guatemala’s culturally diverse and naturally abundant highlands on this in-depth 9-day adventure. Actively explore ancient ruins and modern sacred sites with an expert local guide. Each day enjoy hikes with your guide who weaves a tapestry of history covering over 1000 years and illustrate the region’s natural diversity. Explore beyond the main streets and trails to witness modern ritual and cultural tradition. Spend nights at upscale, tranquil retreats that offer both sweeping lakefront views and jungle settings; some of them located in historic buildings. 

At colonial Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, step back into the Spanish Colonial past and experience Guatemala’s natural beauty at Lake Atitlan, including a scenic boat ride. Visit the famed Chichicastenango market and explore the caves and crystal-clear pools at Semuc Champey. Spend time at the homes of a local family and a local artisan, learning about their crops, weaving, embroidering, dyeing and ceramic work and way of life, and stop off at a village grade school for a further look into local life. 

Many guests complement the Guatemala Highlands Explorer with a visit to the ancient Kingdom of Tikal National Park or Copan. Contact the experts at AdventureSmith to learn more about this trip and other Guatemala adventure travel.

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