CHARMING ANTIGUA & LAKE ATITLAN
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.