Guatemala is known for its extraordinary Mayan ruins at Tikal, the beautiful colonial city of Antigua and Lake Atitlán with its stunning backdrop and rich indigenous culture. Our dedicated specialists have explored well beyond these highlights however, finding alternative destinations that are no less rewarding to visit, such as the cloud forests around Cobán, the markets and villages of the Western Highlands, and some lesser-visited Maya ruins in the north.
Our tour ideas pull together a variety of itinerary suggestions and are designed to help you plan your route around Guatemala, with our specialists on hand to tailor each trip to create a bespoke tour just for you.
Our recommended tours in Guatemala
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Guatemala, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your tour will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
The exquisite colonial city of Antigua.
Stunning Lake Atitlan with its backdrop of volcanoes.
Verdant countryside of the Cayo District.
Fascinating Mayan ruins hidden in the jungle.
Snorkelling in the turquoise waters of Ambergris Caye.
Explore the pretty cobbled streets of colonial Antigua.
Admire the scenery around Lake Atitlan with its backdrop of volcanoes.
Visit authentic local communities and markets in Guatemala's highlands.
Tour the turquoise pools and limestone caves at Semuc Champey.
Marvel at the Maya temples of Tikal, towering above El Peten's lush jungle.
Visit some of the most impressive Maya sites in Central America from Chichén Itzá in Mexico, Tikal in Guatemala, Xunantunich in Belize and Copán in Honduras.
Stay in the Belizean jungle, walking through trails in search of howler monkeys and colourful birds.
Explore the ruins and relax on pristine sandy beaches in Tulum on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.