Guatemala / Itineraries

Guatemala Group Tour

  • Guatemala Group Tour
Map

The Guatemala Group Tour is a 6 night, small group escorted tour taking in Chichicastenango, Solola, Lake Atitlan, Antigua and Guatemala City with an optional hike up Mt Pacaya volcano.

  • Day 1 — Guatemala City

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your nearby accommodation in Guatemala City. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

    Accommodation is at Hotel Barcelo with the option to upgrade to the Westin Camino Real.

    Meals Included: None
    • Guatemala City Tour
      1 / 3
    • Guatemala City Church
      1 / 3
    • Guatemala City Street Vendor
      1 / 3
  • Day 2 — Guatemala City to Chichicastenango

    After an early breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel at around 7am for the approximate 3 hour drive from Guatemala City to Chichicastenango.

    An otherwise sleepy town high in the Guatemala Highlands, Chichicastenango comes alive every Thursday & Sunday with one of the largest and most colourful traditional markets anywhere in Latin America.

    As well as its function as a market, the town is also an important religious centre with the historic church of Santo Tomas being front and centre of attention.

    Having enjoyed a tour of the market with your guide, the rest of the day is free for you to explore this compact town on your own and perhaps pick up one of the many traditional craft items on sale.

    Overnight in Chichicastenango at Hotel Maya Inn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    • Man in hat at Chichicastenango, Guatemala
      — Chichicastenango
      1 / 3
    • Two lady traders selling colourful throws at Chichicastenango, Guatemala
      — Chichicastenango
      1 / 3
    • Mayan woman in front of Santo Tomas in Church Chichicastenango
      1 / 3
  • Day 3 — Chichicastenango to Lake Atitlan via Solola

    Another day, another colourful local market, this time at nearby Solola, an approximate 2 hour drive away.

    An authentic, indigenous market with a history going back hundreds of years, men and women from the surrounding Maya villages have long descended on Solola to sell their wares, many of them still wearing intricate, traditional costumes that vary from village to village.

    You will then proceed to your hotel by Lake Atitlan, widely considered as one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes in the world. The rest of the day is free for you to relax at your hotel or potter about in the lakefront town of Panajachel with its shops, bars and restaurants.

    Accommodation is at Porta Hotel del Lago with the option to upgrade to the Hotel Atitlan.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    • Three smiling Mayan girls at Solola Market
      1 / 3
    • Three volcanoes overlooking Lake Atitlan
      1 / 3
    • Solitary small boat on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
      — Lake Atitlan
      1 / 3
  • Day 4 — Lake Atitlan to Antigua via Santiago Atitlan

    After a relaxed breakfast, you will be collected from the hotel at around 9am and transferred to the lake to board the motor launch that will transport you across Lake Atitlan.

    Enjoying panoramic views of the lake, and the brooding volcanoes that overlook it, you will be transported to Santiago Atitlan, one of twelve, traditional towns and villages that dot the shoreline.

    With its bustling Maya community, and traditional weaving businesses, there will be a guided tour of this fascinating town followed by a break for lunch.

    From Santiago, you will then be collected by your transport vehicle for the 3 hour plus onward drive to your next destination, historic Antigua.

    Guatemala’s one-time capital, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Antigua is one of the most attractive, colonial era towns in Latin America.

    Arriving in the late afternoon, the remains of the day is free for you to relax at your hotel or perhaps head out for a wander.

    Accommodation is at Meson Maria with the option to upgrade to the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    • Lake taxi at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
      — Lake Atitlan
      1 / 3
    • Traditional dolls for sale at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
      — Lake Atitlan
      1 / 3
    • View over Antigua to Agua volcano
      1 / 3
  • Day 5 — Antigua to Guatemala City

    Dating back to 1543, Antigua was largely destroyed by a huge earthquake in 1773 after which the capital was moved to modern day Guatemala City.

    Largely rebuilt as it had been before the earthquake, or simply left as picturesque ruins, Antigua has avoided almost any modern encroachment on its historic, colonial legacy, creating what is frequently referred to as a museum town.

    This morning, you will enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful town taking in visits to the central plaza, the municipal government building, colonial churches and monasteries, traditional textile makers and a jade factory.

    In the afternoon, you will transfer back to nearby Guatemala City, an approximate 45 minute drive away, and check in to your hotel for the next two nights.

    Accommodation is at Hotel Barcelo with the option to upgrade to the Westin Camino Real.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    • 1 / 3
    • 1 / 3
    • Exterior of Iglesia De La Merced in Antigua, Guatemala
      1 / 3
  • Day 6 — Guatemala City - optional excursions

    Today is free for you to book an optional excursion or simply relax at your hotel.

    Many visitors to the country simply pass through the capital but there is plenty to see, with the highlights, including the main square and cathedral included on this half day city tour commencing after breakfast.

    Alternatively, if you’re fit and up for a bit of adventure, there is also the option of a hike up nearby Mt Pacaya, one of the many volcanoes for which Guatemala is famous.

    Accommodation is at Hotel Barcelo with the option to upgrade to the Westin Camino Real.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    • Main square in Guatemala City
      — Guatemala City
      1 / 3
    • Casa Mima cultural centre in Guatemala City
      — Guatemala City, Casa Mima
      1 / 3
    • Mt Pacaya Volcano Hike Excursion
      1 / 3
  • Day 7 — Home or Tikal & Flores extension

    The tour comes to an end.

    A transfer to the nearby airport is included in the price so you can either return home or perhaps extend your stay in Guatemala with a flight north to Peten to visit the great Mayan ruins of Tikal & Yaxha and to enjoy the laid-back charms of Isla de Flores.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    • Guatemala City sign with plane
      — Guatemala City
      1 / 3
    • An aerial view of Flores in Lake Peten
      — Flores
      1 / 3
    • Mayan ruins in jungle
      1 / 3

Please Note

6 Night Guatemala Group Tour - Dates & Prices for 2022/23

Departures are every Wednesday

Price per person from £650 based on standard accommodation. Hotel upgrades available (except in Chichicastenango).

The quoted price is per person based on two adults sharing the same room throughout. Single supplement from £280.

The quoted prices do not include international flights which we are happy to arrange (ex UK only) as part of an ATOL protected package.

Suggested Accommodation

1 / 23
View All

More Itineraries in Guatemala

When to visit Guatemala

  • January

    0°C
  • February

    0°C
  • March

    0°C
  • April

    0°C
  • May

    0°C
  • June

    0°C
  • July

    0°C
  • August

    0°C
  • September

    0°C
  • October

    0°C
  • November

    0°C
  • December

    0°C
Financial Protection

You’re in safe hands

When making your travel arrangements, we understand just how important peace-of-mind is. Beyond The Ordinary hold both ATOL & ABTOT bonds so whether you book your flights through us, or independently, any money you pay us is 100% protected. More detailed information on Financial Protection can be found by clicking here.

Beach Holiday Footer

Make your next holiday Beyond The Ordinary

Whichever of our featured countries you wish to visit, we've been there several times. So, if you're after something beyond the ordinary to Cuba, Guatemala or the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, we'd love to hear from you.

Plan my Extraordinary