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 favourites. This is a great way to learn about Guatemalan culture and the unique flavours used to create delicious dishes.

Couples Culture
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.

Adventure Culture
Guatemala Reforestation Project Visit

Guatemala Reforestation Project Visit

Antigua, Guatemala

Learn about the importance of reforestation from local Guatemalan charity Global Visionaries, gaining an understanding of their ongoing work as you get some hands on experience at the project.

Eco/ethical tourism Wildlife
Lake Atitlan Village Tour - Santiago & San Juan La Laguna

Lake Atitlan Village Tour - Santiago & San Juan La Laguna

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Take a boat across the calm waters of Lake Atitlan to the villages of Santiago de Atitlan and San Juan la Laguna, each with a distinctive character yet both very charming and two of the most fascinating of the surrounding villages.

Culture
Pacaya Volcano Hike with picnic & thermal baths

Pacaya Volcano Hike with picnic & thermal baths

Antigua, Guatemala

Enjoy a challenging hike up the smouldering cone of the active Pacaya volcano, just outside of Antigua. Soak in magnificent views of the surrounding landscape and nearby imposing peaks.; you may even witness small eruptions and glowing hot lava flows.

Antigua Avacado Tour & Tasting

Antigua Avacado Tour & Tasting

Antigua, Guatemala

Head out to an avocado plantation and learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to creating the perfect guacamole. Tuck in and taste this mouthwatering sauce with fresh tortillas.

Antigua Rum Tasting

Antigua Rum Tasting

Antigua, Guatemala

Travel by tuk tuk to a local Antiguan rum house, where you can taste one of the world's best rums. Sip on Zacapa Centenario which was produced in Guatemala and has been internationally recognised for its pure taste.

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