Guatemala Family Getaway

Walking, hiking, kayaking, zipline, horseback riding, and a chocolate and peanut butter workshop tailored for traveling families for
8D/7N Starting at $4475 per person

  • Day 1:  Arrive Guatemala City - Transfer to Antigua
  • Day 2:  Antigua - Walking tour & Peanut Butter Workshop
  • Day 3:  Pacaya Volcano Hike & Horseback Riding
  • Day 4:  Chocolate Workshop - Transfer to Lake Atitlan
  • Day 5:  Kayak / Tzununa Hike / San Juan Village tour
  • Day 6:  Zipline Canopy Tour - Flight to Flores
  • Day 7:  Tikal Mayan Ruins Adventure
  • Day 8:  Flight to Guatemala City - Int'l Departure

Lake Atitlan

 

Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.

Day 1:  Arrive Guatemala City - Transfer to Antigua

Welcome to Guatemala! Our local representative will meet you at the airport upon arrival and transfer you to your hotel in Antigua. 

Overnight at an Antigua hotel, breakfast included - 3 nights. 

Antigua is among the world’s best conserved colonial cities in the Americas and UNESCO site. It is a magic and captivating small town that makes you feel as if time might have stopped 300 years ago.

From its colonial architecture to its beautiful surroundings; strolling through town on the cobblestone streets, you will experience the splendors of ancient times! Kids will love the brightly colored colonial buildings and will marvel at the steaming volcanoes in the distance. 

Day 2:  Antigua - Walking tour & Peanut Butter Workshop

After breakfast enjoy a guided walking tour of Antigua. You will visit breath taking colonial monuments and find out why this city was the bustling center of the region for the Spaniards. Discover the secrets of Antigua’s traditional history and art. Admire the colonial architecture of the 16th-century churches, buildings, fine arts, terra-cotta ceramics, wooden sculptures and a great variety of traditional weavings.  Lunch will be included at a local restaurant. 

After lunch, you'll be transferred to the town of San Miguel Escobar. Lilian and Lidia, two local peanut farmers, will teach you how to make peanut butter from scratch. Enjoy a delicious homemade tortilla with your own hand made peanut butter. 

Day 3:  Pacaya Volcano Hike & Horseback Riding

Pacaya is one of the most active volcanoes among Guatemala’s 33 volcanoes. Sitting at 2,500m above the sea level, Pacaya is one of the youngest volcanoes with beautiful views toward the Pacific Coast and three other volcanoes nearby (Agua, Acatenango and Fuego). 

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel for your transfer to the volcano. It takes around 2 1/2 hours to reach the summit.

Once on top, you'll be able to enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch and fresh made s'mores with marshmallows roasted over hot vents in the rocks! Kids will love the adventure of making this treat! After the trek, you'll be transferred to a coffee hacienda for a 2-hour horseback ride through the coffee fields.  

Day 4:  Chocolate Workshop - Transfer to Lake Atitlan

After breakfast, learn hands-on about the cocoa seed through a personalized workshop where you will be able to work with the kernel, brew it, toast it and grind it to elaborate chocolates as we know them. Make your own chocolate creations and one hour later, you'll be able to enjoy them!

After the chocolate tour, you'll be transferred to Lake Atitlan, located 144 kms west of Guatemala City. With three stunning volcanoes rising out of its emerald surface, Lake Atitlan is characterized by its natural beauty surrounded by gorgeous views of the volcanoes and indigenous villages filled with culture. The famous writer Aldous Huxley considered it "the most beautiful lake in the world". 

Overnight at a Lake Atitlan hotel, daily breakfast included - 2 nights. 

Day 5:  Kayak / Tzununa Hike / San Juan Village tour

After breakfast your guide will take you on a private boat to pick up the kayaks and gear for your padding excursion on the lake. Enjoy an easy 45 minute – 1-hour kayak tour along the shores of Lake Atitlan, paddling past small indigenous villages, local Mayan fisherman and rugged cliffs with exotic plants and birdlife. 

You will arrive at the small village of Tzununa and then embark on an easy hike along footpaths used by the local people, with stunning views of the volcanoes surrounding the lake. Tzununa is a small village located on the north shore of Lake Atitlan.

The trek uphill and back to Santa Cruz la Laguna has no true road access, so you will be hiking along ancient paths that have been used by the Kaqchikel Mayans for centuries. While trekking you'll be able to watch beautiful views of the lake. The word Tzununa means "Land of the sparrows".

After lunch (included), you will travel by boat to San Juan la Laguna, a traditional indigenous village on Lake Atitlan where you’ll learn about the weaving traditions of the Maya at a women’s textile co-op. After exploring San Juan, the boat will take you back to the hotel in the village of Panajachel.

Day 6:  Zipline Canopy Tour - Flight to Flores

After breakfast, your guide and driver will transfer you to the Atitlan Natural Reserve. On arrival, you'll start your zip line and trekking adventure through the forest. Fly through and be amazed by the wonderful views of the lake. 

The valley where the San Buenaventura natural reserve is located has suffered tremendous transformations over the years. It started as a coffee plantation in the 1700s and by 1997 it opened as a natural preserve and visitor center. This amazing natural preserve is on close to 35 acres of land, including areas of old oak forest and old shade coffee grove.

This afternoon transfer to the Guatemala City Airport for your flight to Flores. Airport reception and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at a Peten Itza hotel, breakfast included - 2 nights. 

Day 7:  Tikal Mayan Ruins Adventure

After breakfast you will meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and transfer to Tikal National Park for your expert visit. Your guide will show you the layout of the temples, architecture, history, some theories of why the Mayans disappeared and if you are lucky a few monkeys, parrots, macaws and toucans will be on site. After the tour, enjoy lunch at a restaurant in the middle of the jungle. 

Tikal was one of the grandest and most important cities in the Mayan Civilization. Today this ancient metropolis sits in ruins, its massive temples, palaces and ceremonial complexes devoured by the jungle. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, Tikal is Guatemala's most famous cultural and natural preserve. Kids can explore this archaeological jungle gym as if they were Indiana Jones, climbing up and over structures all the while howling along with the calls of the howler monkeys in jungle canopy above! 

After lunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel.  

Day 8:  Flight to Guatemala City - Int'l Departure

Transfer to the Flores Airport for your flight back to Guatemala City. Connect with your international flight. 

 

Price from $4,475.00 per person, based on double occupancy
Days 8
Nights 7
Includes:

Based on double occupancy for 2 travelers, reduced prices for parties of 3 or more.

"Very impressed"

Very impressed with the completeness of the trip. All transfers were on time and the agents knowledgeable, friendly, understandable, and helpful. The pace of the trip was comfortable, not rushed, no wasted time.

- Gene Dellapietra, Nov 2012

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