Guatemala VacationsFrom the largest city in Central America, Guatemala City, to the largest Mayan ruins yet discovered, Tikal, Guatemala offers a wealth of sights to be seen. Escorted tours of Guatemala include accommodations, most meals and guided sightseeing. Many itineraries also visit the neighboring countries of Mexico, Belize and Honduras.
In Guatemala City, visit museums or explore Kaminaljuyu, an ancient Mayan city with a mysterious past. The Colonial Spanish capital of Central America, Antigua, was founded in 1543 and offers a rich blend of ancient and Colonial-era architecture set among its colorful streets and cobbled lanes. View palaces, churches and monasteries or visit a crafts cooperative to see textiles being weaved and jade being worked.
Local handicrafts like candles and pottery can be purchased from the hundreds of vendors at the Indian Market in picturesque Chichicastenango. Meet native Guatemalans in the indigenous villages near Lake Atitlán, a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and volcanoes.
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Tikal was once one of the most important Mayan cities. Today, it is a ruin of more than 3,000 limestone temples, palaces and pyramids. You can climb to the top of several structures for a panoramic view over the jungle. Spider monkeys and howler monkeys can sometimes be seen or heard early in the morning.
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The vacations below are divided into two groups. First, there is a list of trips that visit only Guatemala, followed by a list of multi-country itineraries that include Guatemala.
Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.
|Vacation Name||Days||Starts In||Ends In||Travel Style||Company||Quality*|
|Vacations in Guatemala Only|
|Guatemala Expedition: El Mirador Trek||8||Flores, Guatemala||Flores, Guatemala||Escorted||Intrepid||Dates and Prices|
|5 Day Classic Guatemala||5||Guatemala City, Guatemala||Guatemala City, Guatemala||Escorted||Gate 1||Dates and Prices|
|6 Day Classic Guatemala with Tikal||6||Guatemala City, Guatemala||Guatemala City, Guatemala||Escorted||Gate 1||Dates and Prices|
|Multi-Country Vacations that Include Guatemala|
|Mayan Encounter||12||Antigua, Guatemala||Playa del Carmen, Mexico||Escorted||G Adventure||Dates and Prices|
|Mayan Sun—Northbound||16||Antigua, Guatemala||Playa del Carmen, Mexico||Escorted||G Adventure||Dates and Prices|
|Central American Journey||17||Antigua, Guatemala||San Jose, Costa Rica||Escorted||Intrepid||Dates and Prices|
|Best of Guatemala & Mexico||12||Antigua, Guatemala||Playa del Carmen, Mexico||Escorted||Intrepid||Dates and Prices|
|Volcano Trail||17||Antigua, Guatemala||San Jose, Costa Rica||Escorted||G Adventure||Dates and Prices|
|Amazing Central America||29||Antigua, Guatemala||Panama City, Panama||Escorted||Intrepid||Dates and Prices|
|Mayan Adventure||22||Antigua, Guatemala||Antigua, Guatemala||Escorted||Intrepid||Dates and Prices|
|Guatemala & Beyond||9||Antigua, Guatemala||Granada, Nicaragua||Escorted||Intrepid||Dates and Prices|
|Real Guatemala to Costa Rica||17||Antigua, Guatemala||San Jose, Costa Rica||Escorted||Intrepid||Dates and Prices|
|Land of Belize||8||Belize City, Belize||Caye Caulker, Belize||Escorted||Intrepid||Dates and Prices|
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These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.
= Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
= First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
= Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.