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, Volcan Pacaya, Lake Atitlan, Sann Juan la Laguna, Chichicastenango, Peten, Tikal
Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures
DETAILED ITINERARYDay 1: The Family Adventure Begins
As you fly into Guatemala City one of the most modern cities in Central America, you will be met by a representative of our Voltan Adventure team, then travel to Antigua Guatemala place where you will stay for two nights, with plenty of time to walk along the cobble stone streets, visit the old churches, monasteries, the central plaza take pictures of the colorful and Spanish style buildings with three volcanoes.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 2: Hike the Active Volcano Pacaya
Volcan Pacaya is located on the pacific side of Guatemala at a small community known as San Vicente Pacaya. Your private transfer escorts you to the slopes of the volcano at San Francisco de Sales. Your guide will explain the unique features of the hike. Take unforgettable photos in a landscape so surreal that you feel like you are walking on the moon. Admire the breathtaking landscape and views of neighboring volcanoes peeking through the clouds around you. When you reach the summit of the volcano, you will enjoy a well deserverd picnic lunch with a 360-degree view of Lake Amatitlan, Guatemala City, Volcan Agua, Acatenango, Fuego and Pacaya. The adventure will end at a different location and meet our driver right in time to get back to Antigua.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 3: Colorful Market & Lake Atitlan
Today depart from Antigua toward Lake Atitlan north west on the highlands of Guatemala. After breakfast, your private transfer whisks you away from the hotel and pass thru exceptional towns along the mountainsides. After a 2hrs scenic drive you will reach one of the most colorful markets of Guatemala, place where you will experience the vibrant colors of the outfits that the locals call Guipiles, masks, and the perfect place for souvenirs. The market ends in the afternoon and then everyone travels back to their destinations, towns or homes and you will continue for 45 minutes to Lake Atitlan for three nights.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 4: Morning Kayak & Village Visit
The sunlight spreads over the mountainside and highlights the unadulterated beauty of the lake and Volcanoes. After breakfast, your personal guide meets you at the hotel and takes the family on a lake shore kayaking adventure on the Northside of Atitlan, learn about daily life, meet local fishermen, and views of other Mayan villages around the lake. Later our boat captain will take you on a sightseeing boat tour the Weaver and painter’s town, place where local women and man will share with you their painting and weaving skill, see the way they get natural dyes and transform then into nice pieces of colorful textiles. Return to your hotel and relax for the rest of the day enjoy the infinity pool and Jacuzzi of the hotel.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 5: Lake Atitlan & Zip-lining Adventure
Your day today will start with a short transfer from your hotel to a nearby, beautiful reserve. Here the family explores the grounds with your adventure guide, visit the butterfly sanctuary, all the butterfly fly above and disperse into the flowers great time for all of you to share a good time taking pictures of butterflies. After this short introductory of your adventure you continue, hiking thru lush vegetation, coffee plantations, oak trees, suspension bridges, waterfall and you arrive at the base of your zip line adventure. The kids, restless with nervous energy, get ready to fly through the sky. Your short break end and your guide clips you onto the line, and you glide between trees. The wind brushes against your cheeks. Adrenaline pulses through your body. You fly above the treetops, view of volcanos and find beauty in the canopy. Birds chirp and tweet, hidden by the passing leaves. Once the tour ends, you will get back to your hotel for an extra night.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 6: Lake Atitlan – Travel to el Mundo Maya
The hidden gem of Iximche, was once the first capital of Guatemala. It was the home of our native Kaqchikel Mayan people and later it was destroyed by the Spaniards. The reminds of this wonderful sites will take you back to enjoy hearing its history, see the clouds above this charming Mayan ruins, see the temples, palaces, and the opportunity of experience a Mayan ritual at the ceremonial center. Afterwards continue back to Guatemala City, right on time to check in and fly to el Mundo Maya.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 7: The Lost World at Tikal UNESCO World Heritage
The sound of nature and the birds your day will start with a delicious breakfast from your hotel restaurant, then travel for about 1hr to the ancient ruins of Tikal. Walk into the jungle of Petén, see our local wildlife, take pictures of the amazing palaces, and the temple of the Grand Jaguar. While you walk and explore Tikal, you will see hauler and spider monkeys and toucans. As you reach the temple IV that will be the highest you will reach with a panoramic view of the main acropolis and the temples above the trees. Lunch will happen at a small restaurant inside the park. Later you will travel back to the airport of el Mundo Mayan, and fly back to Guatemala City. Overnight in Guatemala City.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation, breakfastDay 8: Your memories will last forever
Our driver will meet you at your hotel and that will be the time to say hasta luego, Guatemala. All you will have are great memories and a life time experience of the Mayan world. The journey continues.
What’s Included: transfer
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