Trek Guatemala

This trekking-based journey across Guatemala’s “Ring of Fire” begins with an impressive volcano ascent, linked by a dramatic overland route from Spanish-Colonial Antigua to the stunning waters of Lake Atitlan. This is a multi-day trekking journey, with a strong cultural component that weaves an incredible tapestry of Guatemalan cultures in high villages and romantic cities that we pass through. An undoubted highlight is sleeping on the side of 13,000 ft Acatanango as the lava flows off nearby Fuego Volcano. We culminate this journey at the jaw-dropping 5,000ft high caldera Lake Atitlan: a compulsory site for all who visit Guatemala; you will not be disappointed by this diverse glimpse into this hidden Central American gem.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO world heritage city, Antigua
  • Multi-day trekking journey, with a strong cultural component that weaves an incredible tapestry of Guatemalan cultures
  • Sleep on the side of 13,000 ft Acatanango as the lava flows off nearby Fuego Volcano
  • Explore the a 5,000ft high caldera Lake Atitlan; home to a myriad of Mayan Villages

Trip Summary

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Day 1
Arrive Guatemala City, Transfer to Antigua

Arrival, meet your fellow trekkers, and private airport transfer to Antigua, the tranquil and historic capital of Guatemala tourism

Difficulty: Easy
Day 2

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.

Day 3
Acatanango Volcano

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.

Day 4
Summit Acatanango Volcano

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

Difficulty: Moderate
Day 5
San Andres Itzapa- Terra Camp

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.”

Day 6
Peaks and Valleys to Fuego Camp

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.

Day 7
Mayan Village Exploration

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.

Day 8
Coffee Farms and Lake Atitlan

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.

Day 9
Indian Nose Hike - San Juan Village Tour

Early boat transfer to the Indian Nose for our hike. The Indian Nose or the ‘Mayan Face’ is one of Lake Atitlan’s famous landmarks. It is a 2hr hike to the summit. On arrival, capture an amazing sunrise while enjoying a boxed breakfast. Eventually we will start our descent to San Juan town. San Juan is famous for its naïf art galleries, town murals and natural dye textiles.

Day 10
Guatemala City

Breakfast and boat transfer across the lake. Private shuttle to Guatemala City and departure for your late-afternoon international flight home.

Dates & Pricing


Double Occupancy
  • Feb 8
    Feb 20
    $3195 USD
  • Mar 7
    Mar 19
    $3195 USD


Double Occupancy
  • Nov 13
    Nov 25
    $3195 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
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