Guatemala Vacation Tour for Families with Children
From the summit of active volcano Pacaya, colorful markets, ancient ruins abound, culture persists, Zip-lining across the mountains, views of dormant volcanoes and paddle the turquoise waters of Lake Atitlan, these are the ingredients for an unforgettable family adventure to Guatemala.
- Visit one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala
- Kayak the Lake Atitlan and Hike along ancient trails
- Zip line thru the mountains and Volcanoes view
- Discover the Mayan Ruins of Tikal in the Jungle of Peten
- Enjoy countless adventures with the entire family
TRIP AT GLANCE
- (Day 1): Arrive Guatemala City – Transfer to Antigua Guatemala
- (Day 2): Antigua Hiking Adventure to Volcan Pacaya
- (Day 3): Depart from Antigua to Lake Atitlan & Ziplining Adventure
- (Day 4): Market & Walking Adventure & View of Lake Atitlan
- (Day 5): Morning Kayak & Village Visit
- (Day 6): Lake Atitlan – Travel to Peten with Mayan Ruins Tour
- (Day 7): Experience a Day Trip Adventure to Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tikal
- (Day 8): Travel Back to Guatemala City & Connect with onward flight
This 8 day best Guatemalan family friendly vacation is an adventure in nature; it is meant for active families and engaging parents, curious kids, culture and nature lovers. Stand beyond the Mayas and see the colorful markets, active volcanoes, Explore the Lake Atitlan. Stand on top of a mountain with the marvelous Lake Atitlan beneath you. Indulge in the cultural majesty of the people and the history of Guatemala where you will find endless wonders.
Begin your family holiday start from Guatemala City’s airport to Antigua Guatemala a world UNESCO heritage, cobble stones streets and views of Volcan Agua, Acatenango and volcan de Fuego. Watch the cobble stones streets from where you can see Antigua daily life. Journey out into the Jungle of Tikal, and see wildlife, ancient ruins and the highlands of Guatemala where the mountain culture comes to life along the vibrant hillsides.
Your family journey continues to Lake Atitlan, traveling by private van, boats and kayaks adventures. Enjoy a zip-lining adventure on top of coffee plantation and gorgeous views of Lake Atitlan and volcanoes. As you fly above the Highlands of Guatemala and the volcanic chain of central America you know that your journey was nothing less than majestic, filled with awe from a witnessing one of the Wonders of the World and all the wonders of Guatemala.
- Adventure Tours / Culture & History Tours / Wildlife Tours / Boat Travel / Volcano Tour / Mayan Ruins
- Leisure Family & Friendly / Spectacular Scenery / Best guides / Great Accommodations
Antigua Guatemala, Ixil Triangle, Chajul, Quetzaltenango, Almolonga, Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan
Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures
DETAILED ITINERARYDay 1: Welcome to Guatemala
The day you arrive to Guatemala City, a representative of Voltan Adventures will wait for you with a sing on hands so you can spot him / her with out a problem. From here you will travel for about 1 hour to Antigua Guatemala, place where you will stay for two nights. Your hotel is based close to the main square offering you comfort, easy access to different highlights of Antigua Guatemala and views to active volcano de Fuego.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 2: Historical and Colorful Market
Enjoy freshly breakfast at your hotel restaurant, right before your day start. As your tour starts you will be met by one of our professional guides and explore the colonial city of Antigua’s history, architecture and of curse includes a visit to Antigua’s Market and stop at the bus station for colorful photographs. After several hours exploring this beautiful cosmopolitan city, our guide will ensure you enjoy your visit and assist you with the best options for you to enjoy a delicious lunch in town. In the afternoon you will have free time to explore or relax at your hotel.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 3: The highlands & Boshbolandia, Ixil, Acul
Today the sun rises early and clear sky with views of volcano de Agua, Acatenango and Fuego will inspire you for more adventure. This day is one of the longest drives you will have during your trip, but you will experience some of the best of the highlands of Guatemala, stop at a Mayan Family’s house for a lunch experience, test the black salt which is unique in this destination of Guatemala. In the afternoon you will travel on the slopes of the Cuchumatanes Ridge, knon as the highest mountain in Central America, see the small villages from above and little as you travel high until you reach plateau and see the town of Nebaj known as the town of Boxboles a traditional meal in Guatemala, here you will spend one night at the Hacienda San Antonio Cheese farm in the small aldea of Acul.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 4: Off the beaten track Chajul & Quetzaltenango
A Guatemala’s best hot cup of coffee and delicious breakfast will be served at the hacienda of San Antonio, as the sun warms up your driver and guide will be ready for the adventure to Chajul, which is based just about one hour away from Nebaj, see the the cornfield plantation, coffee along the way, when suddenly start seeing the smoke coming out from the tiny adobe homes, happy people walking toward the central plaza, place where the market is happening. The village of Chajul contains some of the oldest, most consistently inhabited homes in. The sounds of the market continue to drift through the aisles as you depart from Chajul and make continue to Quetzaltenango for two nights.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 5: The Garden of Central America Tour
Outside the wonders of Quetzaltenango, you will find the sensational beauty of the Almolonga Valley. Overlooking the village of Almolonga is the remains of the volcano Cerro quemado, and volcano Santa Maria behind. The popular and famous Almolonga Market retains its local charm with its unique giant vegetables and amazing gardens, locally farmed produce, and the vibrancy of the people. Skirts are decorated with brilliantly colored and woven by hand and makes it distinct from other markets previously visited. The market ends early and you will have some additional time to continue with your trip to a wonderful valley and hot spring area from the Zunil Volcano known as Fuentes Georginas, just perfect to soak and relax from several days traveling! Feel the magic of nature, the clouds, views of the mountains and pacific coast.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 6: Religious & Colorful Market
More than 400 years ago, Chichicastenango was occupied by a Kichel ethnic group, and now days still predominate with strong culture and religion. Your day will start with a short 1.5hrs drive to Chichicastenango, the bright colors of the local outfit will capture your first impressions, all the fabrics that and decoration are just very impressive, the main catholic church and the Mayan rituals that are performed right on the main stairs of the church, flowers all over and smell of incense from the rituals makes this trip a unique experience. Your guide will lead you and see all the highlights of this stunning market. From here your trip continues to Lake Atitlan just about 1 hours. Here you will stay for two nights at nice lake front hotel.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 7: Sightseeing Lake Atitlan Boat tour & Atitlan Market
Three impressive volcanoes, and the most beautiful lake in the world is the view from your hotel, the sun shining, and the calm water being reflected by the clouds are just the perfect composition for the best picture, that will make this trip once in a life time experience. Soon you you will take a sightseeing boat tour across the lake, and visit charming little villages and visit the last marked during your visit, in Santiago Atitlan, know as the house of the birds. Santiago Atitlan place where the locals call themselves “Atitecos” and it’s the only place where most man where very elegant cloth embroidered with colorful bird’s patterns. After this tour you will travel back to the hotel and relax.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 8: The Journey Never ends
With great memories of Guatemala, the Lake Atitlan in the background and the people’s smiles, you will head back to the airport and connect with your onward flight back home.
What’s Included: transfer
Voltan Adventures recommends the following guidelines for customized Guatemala Markets Package, excluding international flights
USD $280 – $800+ per person per day
Minimum USD $220 per person per day
Minimum USD $170 per person per day
The customized package will include accommodations, airport transfers and other transportation within Guatemala, guided tours or activities, unique experiences, trip planning, and support during your trip.
Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.
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