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Hero Guatemala Lake Atitlan Volcano


From Ancient Maya Ruins to Fiery Volcanoes in Guatemala

Discover the highlights of Guatemala on this tour of its colorful culture and smoldering volcanoes. Meet indigenous communities, see its cities’ colonial architecture, and be captivated by its jungle-shrouded Maya temples.

When to go
From price
$11,000 pp*
Ideal length
10 nights


Commence your Guatemalan adventure in what is often described as the Americas’ most charming city—Antigua. Its Spanish colonial architecture overlooked by a trio of volcanoes, Antigua is a highly atmospheric place to explore, its cobblestoned lanes lined with cafes ideal for people watching while sipping the country’s superb coffee.

Discover this 17th-century city’s authentic boutiques, galleries, and excellent museums. Come nightfall, hike up the Acatengo volcano to watch its sibling, fiery Fuego, as its lava lights up the evening.  

On to Lake Atitlan next—a stunning crater lake 12 miles long and lined with dormant volcanoes. You’ll journey into the rainforest and discover the distinctive character of the indigenous villages, and see the exquisite embroidery of the T’zutujil and Kaqchiquel people who live here.

In the cool of morning, slide into the misted waters on a kayak and enjoy the peacefulness of this stunning location. Swap the sway of the boat for the swing of the hammock afterward while you relax listening to the symphonic bird song.


Travel north to reach one of Guatemala’s oldest—and Central America’s largest—markets, Chichicastenango. Explore the colorful riot of its artisan stalls, with ceramics, woodcrafts, and jade jewelry, among much more.

Up into the cloud forest at Coban, to see the traditional coffee and spice farms found here before journeying deep into the jungle by 4×4 to reach the Semuc Champey natural monument. These gorgeous stepped pools of luminous turquoise are wonderful to swim in. As evening comes on, explore nearby caves by candlelight and discover their mysteries.

Your dramatic finale is a visit to the incredible Maya ruins of Tikal. This ancient temple complex of over 3000 structures, roamed by monkeys and tropical birds, rises up above the treetops. Take in the view from a 154ft tower before traveling on to the mystical ruins of Uaxactun. Here you’ll watch the sunset from this stunning location and one of the earliest known examples of Maya astronomic observatories.

* Prices depend on level of experiences and accommodation. This is based on 2 adults traveling for 10 nights excluding international flights.