Guatemala City

8-Day Best of Guatemala Tour: Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Tikal Ruins

Guatemala City, Guatemala
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From USD 1,560.00

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  • 8 days (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Guatemala’s top attractions, marveling at its stunning natural beauty and exploring its fascinating ancient history, on this 8-day tour. Discover the colonial architecture of charming Antigua before chilling out along the stunning shores of Lake Atitlán and its idyllic villages. Then dive into ancient Mayan history at the ruins of Tikal and Yaxha before capping the trip off with a hike to the summit of the country’s Pacaya Volcano. This all-inclusive tour also includes 7 nights of accommodation, transport between all sites by private vehicle, entrance fees and meals as per the itinerary.
  • 8-day best of Guatemala sightseeing tour from Guatemala City
  • Visit the ancient Mayan ruin site of Tikal in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park
  • Learn about the history and culture of Guatemala from your expert English-speaking guide
  • Transportation, entrance fees and overnight accommodation included

What's Included

  • Private boat tour
  • Transport between sites
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • Small group tour of 15 pax maximum
  • Breakfast (7)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 am

What To Expect

Get a taste for all that Guatemala has to offer on this 8-day trip spanning the country’s most picturesque natural wonders and its fascinating history spanning thousands of years of civilization. Along the way you’ll experience everything from handsome colonial cities to unspoiled mountain lakes and atmospheric Mayan ruins deep in the jungle.

Begin your Guatemala adventure with pickup at the airport in Guatemala city, continuing on an exploration of the country’s greatest hits, starting with a visit to the cobble-stoned streets of Antigua. After enjoying a sightseeing tour of this former colonial capital, continue from Antigua to Lake Atitlán, where you’ll experience a private boat ride on its majestic waters, the shores ringed by volcanoes and pleasant towns. You’ll also have the chance to experience incredible views from the heights of Pacaya Volcano during a 5-hour hike towards its impressive crater.

Your visit also includes time in Guatemala’s northern reaches, where you’ll investigate the amazing Mayan ruins at Yaxha, Iximché and Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your exploration of this ancient Mayan sites will provide an overview of the culture’s fascinating history and innovative building techniques

Seven nights of accommodation are included at 4- and 4.5-star hotels with amenities including room service, business centers and swimming pools. Please note the hotels are subject to change, though they will still be comparable 4- or 4.5-star hotels.

Note: pricing for each accommodation option is per group, not per person
Day 1

Airport - Antigua Guatemala

1 Stop

The Plaza Central Park

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Camino Real Antigua or Similar

Meals: Not included

Day 2

Antigua Guatemala and Coffee Plantation

3 Stops

The Plaza Central Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Iglesia de La Merced

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at Camino Real Antigua or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Pacaya Volcano

1 Stop

Parque Nacional Volcan De Pacaya

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Camino Real Antigua or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Lake Atitlan boat Tour to Santiago

2 Stops

Iglesia Parroquial Santiago Apostol

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Lago de Atitlan

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Atitlan or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Chichicastenango Market and Iximché Ruins

3 Stops

Mercado de Chichicastenango

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Santo Tomas Church

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Accommodation: Overnight at Barcelo Guatemala City or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Guatemala City - Tikal Ruins

1 Stop


4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Accommodation: Overnight at Camino Real Tikal or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Yaxha Ruins - Guatemala City

1 Stop


2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Accommodation: Overnight at Barcelo Guatemala City or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Guatemala City - Airport

1 Stop


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Gustavo, our guide was fantastic! He...
      mezameza, July 2017
      Gustavo, our guide was fantastic! He showed us great sights from Antigua to Tikal. He was always thoughtful about finding us decent restrooms during the driving. The hotels we staying in were absolutely beautiful with great included breakfasts. We saw so much of Guatemala. This tour was great!
      Wonderful complete secure and best...
      Eber_z, Jan 2017
      Wonderful complete secure and best hotels guides and transport. Everything happen as they told before. An excellent tour operator.
      I loved my visit to Guatemala...
      Pamela S, Nov 2016
      I loved my visit to Guatemala. Guatemalan Adventures had everything planned and their tourguides - such as Michelangelo and drivers such as Henry were always prompt and very informative. They provided ample time to visit the mayan ruins and the accommodations were great!
      We just got back from our trip and...
      Jamie H, Nov 2014
      We just got back from our trip and it was excellent, whoever organized and designed this trip did an excellent job, we got to see some of the most beautiful places in the country. When I first found this trip I was a little nervous because Viator doesn't have the best reviews so I did my research, called them a couple times to understand everything, and once I booked it I contacted the tour guides in Guatemala to be sure everything was arranged as planned and it was, everything went just as planned and we couldn't be happier. The hotels were way beyond what we expected, they were beautiful, romantic, had good food and great service. The tours were wonderful, we saw amazing things way beyond our imagination and it was nice not to have to worry about transportation. Our guides were wonderful, the one we had the most in Antigua was always on time, had a great personality, and was easy to work with. My only disappointment was the day in Tikal, it just wasn't enough time to explore and our guide talked way too much, he would stop us and give us a 5-10 minute lecture and then breeze by the structures when all I really wanted to do was see and explore as much as I could, I didn't want to feel like I was in school, so that was my only complaint. If you are interested in visiting Guatemala definitely book this trip, it was well worth it!!!
      The itinerary is well designed...
      MeiLan_O, Dec 2013
      The itinerary is well designed. Every place is worth visiting. All the drivers and guilds always showed up on time. We didn't feel unsafe at all throughout the trip. Camino Real Antigua and Hotel Atitlan are very good accommodation choices. But there are some problems with their trip quality assurance: 1) Our guide didn't take us to Santo Domingo Monastery in Antigua. We spent more time in Azotea Coffee Farm watching video. 2) Our guide didn't take us to Santiago de Atitlan. He took us to Santa Catarina and Santa Antonio. 3) Our guide didn't take to Iximché. 4) Our local guide at Tikal explained a lot about other acropolis, temples...but didn't explain anything at the most seen Grand Plaza. 5) Hotel Peten Esplendido was not as nice as other accommodations. 6) Not agency's's a nice hike onto the top of Pacaya Volcano, but we didn't get to see any lava flowing. And I want to say our local guide at Yaxha did a great job. Too bad I forgot his name.
      This tour was a big disappointment...
      Nancy S, Aug 2013
      This tour was a big disappointment. I have seen the ruins of Mexico including the Sun and Moon pyramids, Palenque, Uxma and Chitza-Itza. Those ruins are fairly well preserved and restored, many with some of the original colorings and reliefs intact. Tikal was ok, but had none of the original colors and reliefs. Our guide there spoke great English but he didn't tell us anything about the traditions and rituals of the Mayan people who lived there. Yaxha was not interesting and Ixhimche wasn't worth going to at all. The only thing I enjoyed was our hotel in Antigua, its proximity to the market place, the boat ride across the lake and the Pacaya Volcano. Our tour guide that we had for the first 4 days was only 50% intelligible. We had to work very hard to understand him, unfortunately. I have taken many trips and have never felt like I wasted my money until now. It just was not worth the cost.

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