Exploring Guatemala Active Tour

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Lauren

Guided trip
Hello everyone! 👋 Let me first introduce myself, I'm Lauren! I'm a dedicated language and travel geek in love with the outdoors and exploring new places. I'm currently based in Antigua, Guatemala and work in the tourism industry, which is why I would love to share some of the best activities and sightseeing tried and tested by me so that you can also fall in love with some incredible places Let me tell you about the trip 📍 Spend a week discovering Guatemala as we hike, bike and kayak through its stunning landscapes. From our base in the colorful colonial city of Antigua, we'll be exploring local ruins, active volcanoes, and culinary highlights, before taking a well-deserved break at lake Atitlan to relax and unwind and learn more about the local culture through its artisans, farming, and ancient traditions. 💰 What is included in the price? 🛏️ Accommodation (based on 2 sharing, private available +€20/night) 🚗 Transport (inc airport transfers) 🚴 Activities except for optional activities ✏️ Itinerary: Day 1 - Arrival and transfer to Antigua. Optional 3pm walking tour of the city. Day 2 - Optional lost city bike tour of Antigua (€25) and it's surroundings in the morning. Visit ruins, a chicken bus factory and macadamia nut farm by bike or have a lie-in before a traditional Guatemalan lunch and sunset hiking tour to the active Pacaya volcano (included in trip price) where we'll enjoy stunning vistas of 3 other volcanoes while we roast marshmallows over hot vents in the lava field. You'll even have the option to take the 1.5 hour uphill journey on horseback (€17 more). Day 3 - Meet up for a casual brunch before spending the day exploring Antigua at your own leisure (we recommend a visit to an artisan market, the chocolate museum or one of the city's many colonial ruins). We'll have a pre-trip meeting for the Acatenango hike before a relaxed evening in preparation for our hike. Day 4 - Acatenango hike (includes transport, guide, food and all equipment) - wake up early to embark on the 5-6 hour hike up to Acatenango base camp. From there, watch eruptions from the active Fuego volcano or take the adrenaline-fueled extra hike across to the ridge for sunset. Day 5 - Early rise to head to the summit of Acatenango at 3976 m for sunrise. Head back to base camp for breakfast before the descent and return to Antigua around midday. From there, we'll have time for a quick lunch before getting our transfer to lake Atitlan. Day 6 - Rest and recover from the hike or take part in a variety of morning activities. We'll head to San Juan la Laguna for lunch, followed by a coffee or weaving tour and a visit to its viewpoint. Day 7 - Discover the morning calm of the lake by kayak before taking a relaxing swim. After a short break for brunch, we'll take a 3-hour hike along ancient Mayan paths while enjoying stunning views. In the afternoon, we'll head to Guatemala City for dinner on a panoramic terrace. Day 8 - Exploring Guatemala City's downtown and Plaza de la Constitution before departure. There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos and videos to share with your family or friends. Feel free to ask any questions, I'll be happy to help 💬 Looking forward to meeting you ✈️
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Antigua Guatemala

Day 1-2
Day 1 - Arrival in Guatemala City Airport and transfer to Antigua. Optional 3pm walking tour of the city. In the evening we can visit a local brewing company to watch sunset from the terrace before dinner, live music and exploring the city. Day 2 - Optional lost city bike tour of Antigua and it's surroundings in the morning (€25). Visit ruins, a chicken bus factory and macadamia nut farm by bike or have a lie-in before a traditional Guatemalan lunch of Pepian, Hilachas or Jocon.
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Pacaya

Day 2
Sunset hiking or horseback riding tour to the active Pacaya volcano where, after a 1.5hour journey up, we'll enjoy stunning vistas of 3 other volcanoes at sunset while enjoying a hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows over hot vents in the lava field. We'll return to Antigua around 8pm. Included in trip price. You have the option to do the ascent on horseback (extra €17)
3

Antigua Guatemala

Day 2-4
Meet up for a casual brunch before spending the day exploring Antigua at your own leisure. Shop for colourful souvenirs and textiles at an artisan market, have a go at making your own chocolate at the chocolate museum or visit one of the city's many colonial ruins. We'll have a pre-trip meeting for the Acatenango hike at 3pm before a relaxed evening in preparation for our hike.
4

Acatenango Base Camp Area

Day 4-5
Day 4 - Acatenango hike - wake up early to embark on the 5-6 hour hike up to Acatenango base camp. From there, watch eruptions from the active Fuego volcano or take the adrenaline-fueled extra hike across to the ridge for sunset (an extra 3-hour round trip, $40). Enjoy a mulled wine and filling dinner around the campfire while the eruptions take on an intense red glow at night.
5

Lake Atitlán

Day 5-7
Day 5 - Early rise to head to the summit of Acatenango at 3976m for sunrise. Head back to base camp for breakfast before the descent and return to Antigua around midday. From there, we'll have time for a quick lunch before getting our 2pm transfer to Lake Atitlan where we'll enjoy a sunset dinner on our hotel terrace with views of the volcanoes surrounding the lake. Day 6 - Rest and recover from the hike or take part in a morning activity such as yoga. We'll head to San Juan la Laguna by boat for lunch followed by a coffee tour (included) and a visit to it's viewpoint. Day 7 - Discover the morning calm of the lake by kayak before taking a relaxing swim. After a short break for brunch, we'll take a 3-hour hike along ancient Mayan paths while enjoying stunning views.
6

Guatemala City

Day 7-8
In the afternoon, we'll head to Guatemala city for dinner on a panoramic terrace before taking in some nightlife. Day 8 - Exploring Guatemala City's downtown, some high-street shopping and Plaza de la Constitucion with optional tour of the National Palace before heading to the airport.
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Accommodation
Hotel
8 days trip
Antigua Guatemala, Pacaya & 4 more
Transportation
Car
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