Things to Do in Guatemala

Experiences in Guatemala are vast and can encompass a wide range of interests from culture, to history, to adventure, to relaxation. There is so much to do in the country that it is almost hard to narrow down your options.

Things to do

Explore the famous, ancient Mayan city of Tikal, swim in natural rock pools of Semuc Champey, choose to hike from a number of different volcanoes, marvel at the breath-taking vistas at Lake Atitlan or maybe just stroll the cobblestone streets of Antigua. You could fill several days with activities and experiences in Guatemala and still feel like there is more exploring to do. Whatever it is you choose to include in your itinerary, a more off the beaten path experience should be expected due to the fact that Guatemala is still somewhat of a hidden gem of Central America—another reason to love it!

Antigua Cookery Class

Antigua Cookery Class

Antigua, Guatemala

Learn the art of Guatemalan cuisine with this in depth cookery class, where you will learn to produce some of the local favorites. This is a great way to learn about Guatemalan culture and the unique flavors used to create delicious dishes.

Couples Culture
Antigua Mayan Textiles Tour

Antigua Mayan Textiles Tour

Antigua, Guatemala

A full-day private tour, learning about the history, techniques, colors, styles and symbolism of Guatemala's Mayan textiles, visiting markets, museums and specialized shops with a private guide and exploring the villages that surround Antigua.

Culture
Antigua Valley by Bike

Antigua Valley by Bike

Antigua, Guatemala

Leaving right from your hotel doorstep, this biking tour is a great fun, half day excursion in the scenic Antigua valley, riding through local villages, farms and fields along back roads and trails. A perfect way to see real local life in Guatemala.

Adventure
Authentic Mayan village visit

Authentic Mayan village visit

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Located in the hills above Lake Atitlan, San Jorge La Laguna is a small Kaqchiquel town that's a 10-minute drive from Panajachel, the lake's main hub.

Biking Lake Atitlan & village tour

Biking Lake Atitlan & village tour

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Explore the shores of Lake Atitlan by bike and discover the many traditional villages that surround the lake, dotted between its three volcanoes, as well as soaking in the region's natural beauty.

Culture Adventure Couples
Chichicastenango Market

Chichicastenango Market

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

The pretty highland town of Chichicastenango is famed for holding the biggest and best market in Guatemala, where indigenous peoples come from all over the area to sell their wares. Spend a full day exploring the maze of stalls and observing local life.

Chichicastenango Market by Helicopter

Chichicastenango Market by Helicopter

Antigua, Guatemala

Buzzing with local life, Chichicastenango Market is full of stalls stocking food, random household objects and handmade textiles, and is a wonderful place to go for a spot of people watching. Fly there by helicopter and soak in amazing views on route.

Adventure Culture
Comalapa Market & Local Painters

Comalapa Market & Local Painters

Antigua, Guatemala

An enchanting visit to one of Guatemala's most authentic indigenous markets, San Juan Comalapa, where you can experience the hustle and bustle of authentic Guatemalan life and some wonderful folk art and textiles.

Culture
De la Gente Fair Trade Coffee Tour

De la Gente Fair Trade Coffee Tour

Antigua, Guatemala

Learn about the production of coffee in Guatemala, accompanied by a member of the De la Gente (DLG) charity who strive to promote environmentally responsible agriculture in Guatemala, helping to support smaller independent producers of coffee.

El Mirador Mayan Ruins by Helicopter

El Mirador Mayan Ruins by Helicopter

Tikal, Guatemala

Soar over the jungles of Guatemala by helicopter, to reach the remote, northern corner of El Petén. Here, the Mayan ruins of El Mirador lay hidden amongst the dense forest, and can only be reached following a 5-day trek or 90-min helicopter flight.

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