- Explore Guatemala on foot
- Trek between remote Mayan villages
- Climb up highest mountain in Central America at 13,845 ft
- Visit UNESCO world heritage city, Antigua
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Arrival, meet your fellow trekkers, and private airport transfer to Antigua, the tranquil and historic capital of Guatemala tourism
Break in your walking shoes with a morning guided walking tour of the old colonial houses and cobblestone alleys of this UNESCO World Heritage city, Antigua.
Immerse yourself in the mountains today, with a private transfer to Acatenango volcano and an acclimatizing hike through four distinct microclimates, sharing trails with local farmers as you pass their corn, lily, and pea fields, emerging in old-growth tropical cloud forest filled with birds, including the legendary Quetzal.
After breakfast, the short but steep climb to the chilly summit of Acatenango, scrambling up a trail of gravel scree to views that stretch all the way to Mexico
After breakfast a transfer to the first trailhead, with a stop en route to admire a popular shrine to a Mayan deity known as “San Simon.”
The trek passes through a protected natural area and descends more than 3,000 feet through forest and farm fields to enter the La Vega valley.
Today is the highest point of the trek--working your way up through terraced fields, you have the chance to have organic local interactions and learn the traditional agriculture of the Mayans.
The final leg of your cross-country hike is a descent to the La Madre Vieja valley, where a river winds through small villages and patchwork fields. In the valley you visit with growers of elite, small-batch coffees, and test-drive their invigorating brew.
After breakfast, private transport will take you to Xela, the easygoing second biggest city of Guatemala.
Located at over 7,000ft, Xela is a cool break spot for a day of exploration, markets, and recuperating in this most livable part of Guatemala
The longest walking day on your trip starts with an early departure and 3 hr transfer to the town of Tuichan, located near the Mexican border and, at more than 9,000ft, merely a starting point for the summit of Tajumulco, the highest point in all Central America.
After a night at our beautiful camp spot 13,000ft on Tajamuco, we spend the morning descending and then drive back to Guatemala City, stopping for a final lunch with our guides to conclude this great adventure.
Departure for airport for international flight home.
Dates & Pricing
Feb 8Feb 20$3895 USD
Mar 7Mar 19$3895 USD
Nov 13Nov 25$3895 USD
Above Costs Include:
- All international and domestic airport transfers as per the program by private vehicle
- Private vehicle transfers to trailheads and elsewhere in-country
- Accommodation for hotels as per the program and breakfasts while at the hotel
- All parks and entrance fees
- Accommodation, meals, insurance, equipment, transportation and allowances of guides.
Cost Does Not Include:
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- International airfare
- Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks)
- Your travel insurance and overseas medical insurance coverage
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
- Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control