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Best Adventure Tours in Guatemala for Families

Are you ready for the ultimate adventure tours in Guatemala? This country will guarantee you get your fill of action, adventure, and excitement unlike you’ve ever seen.

Chose your adventure: Hikes to volcanic peaks. Jungle treks to extraordinary, untouched Mayan ruins in the middle of tropical jungles. Boat rides into the heart of caves used by the Mayans to perform ancient ceremonial rites. If you’re more on the tranquil side, how about a horseback ride through a cloud forest, or a bird watching tour to see the resplendent quetzal.

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Guatamela’s endless list of activities is sure to please everyone!

What kind of Tours in Guatemala do you want to experience?

Tours in Guatemala

When traveling to Guatemala you will find tons of natural park and reserves to visit, towns filled with history and varied, vibrant culture. With so many interesting places to visit in Guatemala, it is almost impossible to explore everything in just one vacation. So you have to make the most of your time.

Here are 3 Guatemala tours you can’t miss while exploring the country:

1. The Chichicastenango Tour

On this tour, you will be taken to Chichicastenango (Quiche, Guatemala) in a private shuttle. Once you are there, you will have the opportunity to see what daily life is like for its native people. But most importantly you will have the chance to visit its wonderful market which by the way is known as Central America’s largest artisan market.

Another great place to visit is the church, which is very different from the churches you see in Antigua Guatemala. This 400 year old church was built over an old Mayan temple, as a matter of fact, the steps in front of it are part of the original temple.

Central America’s largest artisans market in chichicastenango

Pacaya Volcano Tour

Can you imagine a delicious dinner with wine, cheese, and delicious gourmet foods on top of an active volcano? It is possible in Guatemala’s Pacaya Volcano! This volcano is just a short drive away from Antigua Guatemala.

In this tour, you can go up almost to the crater and stand a meter away from the constant lava flows. These constant flows are what keep this volcano from having a big eruption, making it a safe and exciting day trip. The only way you can go up is with a guide. He will lead you along the safest and best paths.

There are 36 other volcanoes of all difficulties all over the country. So there is no excuse for not reaching at least one summit.

El Mirador Tour

Recently I heard that someone had discovered a new Mayan city in the northern area of Peten’s cloud forest, Guatemala, with the largest Mayan pyramids and temple complexes ever seen. It is located several kilometers north of Tikal. So I started researching. What I found was a great tour that I had to try, El mirador Mayan ruins!

All I can say is that this awesome tour is normally a six days camp (but it could be less) where you will explore the jungle in search of ancient buildings hidden by it while being surrounded by the most exotic fauna. The tour includes meals and a great bilingual guide that will tell you all you need to know about this great place and its wildlife. There is also a one-day tour by helicopter.

Coffee Tour

One of the main reasons why Guatemala is known abroad is for its coffee. So if you are in the country. You might as well take a tour to learn all about what makes Guatemalan coffee such a tasty option.

You can find these kinds of coffee tours in some of the major destinations in the country like Antigua and Atitlan, but you can also find some around Coban.

These are just some of the activities in Guatemala, but as you see these might not sound like tours for everyone, but I do recommend everyone should try them. Open your mind to adventure!

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After reading about all of these things to do in Guatemala, what is it going to be? Which of these adventures are you going to try on your next Guatemalan adventure?


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