1 Week Guatemala Itinerary Story

By Amanda Strube

Introduction

1 Week Guatemala Itinerary Story

Guatemala is a Central American country adorned with volcanoes, lakes, rivers, secret surf spots, beautiful beaches, rainforests and ancient Mayan... Read more

Day 1

Antigua

Antigua is one of Guatemala's most resilient cities and at one time was the country's capital. Throughout its long history,... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 1

Acatenango Volcano Overnight Hike

Why not start your trip with a bang? The Acatenango overnight hike is one of the most thrilling and unforgettable... Read more

Day 2

Relax and Unwind in Antigua

You will typically arrive back to your hostel or hotel in the early afternoon. After such an intense experience, you... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 1

The Chocolate Museum

Most people have a favourite chocolate bar, and most people do not know that the first chocolate bar ever made... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 2

Casa Santo Domingo

Treat yourself to a night in the world-famous, five star, Hotel Casa Santo Domingo and take full advantage of all... Read more

Day 3

Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan is Central America's deepest lake with its maximum depth at 1,120 feet. It is about 12 miles long... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 1

Sunrise at Indian Nose

One of the most popular hikes to do while visiting Lake Atitlan is the sunrise hike at Indian Nose. It... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 2

Learn to SCUBA Diving

SCUBA diving literally takes you to another world. Even if you have been diving before, diving in Lake Atitlan is... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 3

San Pedro La Laguna

San Pedro La Laguna is a popular stop for tourists. Some find themselves getting stuck here while others just take... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 4

Chichicastenango Market

Chichicastenango Market, locally referred to as ChiChi Market is best visited on a Sunday or Thursday. The market is famous... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 5

Solola Market

Solola Market is a very popular market with locals, but tourists can find many good things here too. The market... Read more

Day 4

Moving on to Guatemala City

Guatemala City is the capital of Guatemala; it is also the largest city in Central America. It is known for... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 1

Museo Ixchel

Mueso Ixchel, also known as The Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress, is dedicated to conserving the history of the Guatemalan... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 2

National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

The National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology showcases exquisite pieces of jade, ancient pottery, colourful textiles, masks, and other interesting... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 3

Iztapa

Iztapa is one of the closest beaches to both Antigua and Guatemala City, so if you are a surfer or... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 4

Pacaya Volcano Sunset Hike

Pacaya Volcano is one of the more accessible volcanoes, thus making it a super touristy attraction, but for obvious reasons.... Read more

Day 5

Alta Verapaz

Alta Verapaz is in the northern part of Guatemala and is a jungle paradise. Here you can find vibrant rainforests,... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 1

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey is definitely the number one thing to see while in Alta Verapaz. It is a series of limestone... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 2

Cave Exploration

Candelaria Caves National Park is another secret gem you have to visit. The Candelaria Cave system is one of the... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 3

White Water Rafting

Guatemala is quickly becoming a top destination for white water rafting. The Cahabon River is one of the more popular... Read more

Day 6

The Mayan Ruins

Tikal National Park and the surrounding areas are mostly part of UNESCO and designated as World Heritage sites. The Mayan... Read more

Day 6 - Stop 1

Flores

Flores is a very small island in Lake Peten. You can walk around the entire island in less than 30... Read more

Day 6 - Stop 2

Tikal Ruins

The Tikal ruins are an impressive show of how intelligent the Mayans were and are. Buried deep in the jungle,... Read more

Day 6 - Stop 3

Yaxha Ruins

The Yaxha Ruins are the third largest site in Guatemala and were only discovered in the early 1900s by someone... Read more

Day 6 - Stop 4

El Mirador

El Mirador is one of the most impressive yet isolated and mysterious of all the Mayan ruins it was discovered... Read more

Day 6 - Stop 5

Rio Dulce National Park

Rio Dulce National Park is a vast, lush, green jungle area. Within Rio Dulce National Park, you can visit Castillo... Read more

Day 7

Livingston and Learn to Surf in El Paredon

Check out the unique town of Livingstone before heading back to the coast at El Paredon for some sun, surf... Read more

Day 7 - Stop 1

Livingston

Livingston is not like any other town in Guatemala. You can literally only get to it by boat! It was... Read more

Day 7 - Stop 2

El Paredon Surf House

El Paredon Surf House is a perfect place to relax in the sun and learn to surf. The surf house... Read more

Conclusion

In Conclusion

For now, Guatemala is a hidden secret, shrouded in history and mystery. It is the perfect country to visit for... Read more