Hiking & Outdoor Adventure in Guatemala
- 6 Day trek through Guatemala nature and through remote villages
- Tour Antigua
- Navigate the Guatemalan public system as a group – an experience in it of itself!
- Learn about the Guatemalan civil war
- Tour a cheese farm
- Use a temascal—a traditional Mayan sauna
- Eat dinner with a local family
- Beautiful sunsrise and breakfast after a morning of 87 switchbacks
- Enjoy Altiplano, aremote mountain plateau that features striking landscapes and views
- Take a swim in El Río Pericón
- Spend the night at a local family’s home
- Explore the traditional town of Todo Santos
- Private boat trip at Lago Atit: jump off platform over 20 feet above the water too! Then, explore Panajachel for final souvenirs and shopping
- Explore Xela
Starting in a 2000-year-old Mayan mountain city, we’ll walk through the remote rural villages of the Cuchumatanes mountains, an incredible variety of natural landscapes, staying with local families along the way. Ascend to the highest non-volcanic point in Central America. Visit an authentic village where inhabitants still wear the traditional traje of their ancestors, which make for a colorful and distinctive character that you can’t find anywhere else!
Gain all of the benefits and growth that occurs from pushing travelers in an outdoor ed style trip while exposing travelers to new cultures, customs, and lifestyles along the way
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to Guatemala
Drive to Antigua, in the shadow of Volcano Agua. Enjoy our first dinner and spend the night.
Day 2 - Antigua - Xela
Guided walking tour of Antigua. Take in the stunning colonial architecture, intact ruins from earthquakes and volcanoes over the years. Continue on to Xela, where we will have a pre-trip meeting to prepare for the trek ahead.
Day 3 - Travel to Trail Head
Under the leadership of our local guides, we will embark on a public transit bus journey to get to the trail head. Explore our first town of the trip, and begin our trek.
Day 4 - Acul - Xexecom
Begin trekking in the morning. Arrive in the village of Acul, talk about the Civil War. Stop at Mil Amores cheese farm, admire the views and buy some cheese. Following lunch, trek to Xexecom, our destination for the night. Use a temascal—a traditional Mayan sauna. Eat dinner with a local family.
Day 5 - Altiplano - Pueblo Paujil País
4 am start – start walking up the 87 switchbacks! A few hours later, switchbacks are done – watch the sunrise and eat breakfast. Continue on to Altiplano, the remote mountain plateau that features striking landscapes and views. Spend the night at Pueblo Paujil País.
Day 6 - El Río Pericón - La Ventosa
Trek to El Río Pericón for a quick dip. spend the next two hours hiking through a valley with incredible views. Hike to a local bus stop, catch another local ride, spend the night at a local family’s home. Use a temascal.
Day 7 - La Torre - Todos Santos
Start hiking up towards La Torre. Reach the top of La Torre, a 250m climb from the beginning of the day. Begin descent from La Torre, down 1300m. Following our mountainside lunch, reach the edge of Todos Santos. Explore the traditional town and spend the night.
Day 8 - Todos Santos - Xela
Early morning shuttle out of Todos Santos. Pass through Huehuetenango, have a quick snack. Arrive in Xela. Enjoy a final afternoon to explore Xela, buy some souvenirs, recap the trip, and prepare for our journey home.
Day 9 - Homeward Bound
Board our group flight home, excited to see our family and friends after an amazing trip to Guatemala.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Guatemala
BusPrivate & local coach bus transfers as needed for duration of tour
HomestayEnjoy an authentic home stay with a rural Guatemalan family
HostelCentrally located, student friendly hostels
CommunityCamp at local communities during our trek through the country
HotelsCentrally located, student friendly, 3* minimum, acclaimed hotels
Three meals a day included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.
Guatemala has the largest collection of UNESCO heritage sites in Latin America.
Places You’ll Visit
Welcome to Guatemala!
Tour the former Guatemalan Capital.
Head to a remote village near the city of Xela.
Watch sunrise over Lago Atitlán after a multi day hike.
The perfect place to get your final souvenir shopping in.
Authentic village where inhabitants still wear the traditional traje of their ancestors
Begin our trek at Acul
Breakfast after our morning of siwtchbacks
El Río Pericón
Enjoy a morning dip