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Unearth the timeless splendor of Guatemala's rich history with our 11 meticulously curated archaeological site visits for 2024. Traverse through a land etched with ancient tales, where the remnants of Maya civilization beckon explorers and scholars alike. These journeys are more than mere tours; they are an immersive passage into a bygone era, revealing the grandeur of cities like Tikal and Yaxha amidst verdant rainforests alive with wildlife. With each step through this storied landscape, you'll encounter local markets brimming with vibrant textiles and villages pulsating with culture. Starting at just $1,250 to $13,977, these experiences offer unparalleled insights into Guatemala's past fused beautifully with its present. To delve deeper into the heart of Maya heritage and craft your own tale of adventure, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless journey.
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Beautiful pier at Lake Peten, Guatemala
$1,591
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Guatemala Explorer

8 Day Itinerary
  • Tour Antigua's churches & palaces
  • Attend a bustling local market
  • Visit a women's textile cooperative
  • Discover the pyramids of Tikal
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel to Guatemala's highlands to learn about present Maya culture, as well as steep-sided temples and other relics of the Maya past. Begin by exploring historic Antigua and staying a few nights along the volcano-rimmed Lake Atitlan's coastline. Discover Chichicastenango's lively …
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Tikal
$523
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Tikal and Yaxha

3 Day Itinerary
  • Take a sunset tour of Yaxha
  • Tour the pyramids of Tikal
  • Explore Guatemala City
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the magnificent temples of Tikal and those lesser-known at Yaxha on this 3-day extension in the Peten region. A fascinating introduction to the towering jungle ruins, this tour provides you with a private archaeology guide and several opportunities to view wildlife. A perfect extension to …
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Handling an urchin while snorkeling at Turneffe Flats
$2,389
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Belize Explorer

Ambergris Caye - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Canoe down the Rio Macal
  • Adventure through the ATM cave
  • Visit Tikal's towering pyramids
  • Snorkel in clear Caribbean waters
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Fishing, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Journey through cathedral-shaped caves, spot wildlife along the banks of the Macal River, and explore winding trails in the Belizean rainforest. Then discover the jungle-clad ruins of Tikal where the ancient Maya once held their royal courts. End your Belize vacation with two days at a beachside …
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Tikal Ruin in Guatemala
$3,211
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La Ruta Maya

11 Day Itinerary
  • Tour the city of Antigua
  • Visit a women's textile cooperative
  • Encounter the pyramids of Tikal
  • Journey into Actun Tunichil Muknal
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Colorful markets, smoking volcanoes, mysterious traditions, and warm hospitality describe the Guatemalan highlands and the discoveries on this trip. Visit the magnificent ruins of Tikal before crossing into Belize to journey through cathedral-shaped caves and explore winding trails along the …
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Exploring Tikal
$717
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Tikal Experience

3 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the magnificent temples of Tikal on this 3-day extension in the region of Peten. A fascinating introduction to the towering jungle ruins, this tour treats you to a private archaeology guide and numerous wildlife viewing opportunities. The perfect extension to begin or end your Guatemala …
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Swim in the crystal pools of Semuc Champey on your Guatemala Tour
$1,405
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Semuc Champey and Rio Dulce

5 Day Itinerary
  • Visit a Maya archaeological site
  • Explore limestone caves
  • Discover a natural limestone bridge
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Prolong your vacation with this 5-day Guatemala extension! Explore the ancient Maya site of Quirigua, famous for its monumental stone sculptures, and learn about the traditions and cultures of the Maya. Cross one of the largest bridges in Central America in Rio Dulce and grab a headlamp and …
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The ruins at Tikal
$1,246
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Tikal and Chiminos Lodge

4 Day Itinerary
  • Hike through the jungle
  • Visit well-preserved Mayan Ruins
  • Discover and explore Tikal
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Fishing, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Enjoy some of the best of Guatemala on this 4-day extension to the lush rainforest of Peten, the Maya ruins of Aguateca, Lake Peten Itza and more! Spend one day exploring the towering pyramids of Tikal, one of the greatest centers of Maya culture, with an experienced guide.
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Several travelers bike through ruins of Guatemala
$3,047
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Maya Multisport

11 Day Itinerary
  • View glowing lava at Pacaya Volcano
  • Explore the Maya ruins of El Zotz
  • Kayak past villages & fisherman
  • Explore Santiago at your leisure
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore the fertile landscape and rich Maya heritage by land and water on this 11-day Guatemala tour. Towering volcanoes, verdant highland farms, lush cloudforest, and bustling markets make a spectacular backdrop for a multisport travel adventure. Bike and hike along pathways which have been used …
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$291
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Yaxha

2 Day Itinerary
Activities:
History, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Today guests explore the atmospheric lakeside site of Yaxha. Wonderful views of the rainforest canopy and a view of the two lakes on either side await travelers atop one restored temple. The site has more than 500 structures, 9 Temple Pyramids, 2 ballcourts, and a network of causeways. This site …
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Copan ruins
$442
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Copan Ruins

3 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the streets of Copan Ruinas
  • Visit the sprawling Copan Ruins
  • Hike to remote waterfalls
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Copan's sprawling ruins provide insight into how this fascinating culture once lived. Its massive structures and skillfully carved stonework are impressive reminders of the remarkable and advanced Maya civilization. Today head out on a half day guided tour of the ruins to discover Copan's …
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Volcano near Lake Atitlan
$6,601
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Central America Discovery

Pichilingue - Puntarenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Visit Jiquilisco Bay Reserve
  • See Conchagua volcano
  • Visit variouis archaeological sites
  • Explore La Antigua Guatemala
Starts / Ends:
La Paz / Puntarenas
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Sailing, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an enchanting 12-day cruisethrough Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.Begin your adventure in Pichilingue, where you can soak up the sun, and swim in the azure waters. Explore the archaeological wonders of Zona Arqueologica la Campana in Manzanillo and the mesmerizing ruins of …
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