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Discover Guatemala's Magnificent Seven

Starts: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Finishes: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Visit: Antigua Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Xecam, Quetzaltenango, Tuichán, San Pedro, Antigua Guatemala

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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West of Guatemala City, the highland area of the altiplano is bounded to the south by a string of impressive volcanic peaks. Rich in Maya culture and blessed with a wonderful climate, this picturesque region is the focus of our great volcano trekking holiday extravaganza. Setting out from the charming Spanish colonial city of Antigua, we begin our trekking holiday in Guatemala with ascents of Pacaya (2552m), the spectacularly active Fuego (3760m) and dormant Acatenango (3976m) volcanoes. Camping on top of the latter, we have tremendous dawn views of the surrounding volcanoes and of the distant Pacific Ocean. Transferring to the peaceful Quiche Indian town of Quetzaltenango, we climb Santa Maria (3772m) for a birds eye view over the fiery Volcan Santiaguto and Volcan Zunil (3542m) where we have another spectacular ridge top camp. Our penultimate objective is Tajumulco (4220m), the highest point in Central America. Having earned a little rest and relaxation, we spend 2 nights on the shores of the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Atitlan, before climbing our final volcano, San Pedro (3040m) overlooking the lake. Guatemala is a great trekking destination and has a freshness that will appeal to any adventure traveller.

Highlights

    • Trekking up Tajumulco, Central America`s highest peak
    • Great value holiday with all meals included
    • Chill out and relax in Antigua and Lake Atitlan
    • A trekking holiday in Guatemala that explodes with local colour

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 62351
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Finishes: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 15 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • An experienced English-speaking local leader
  • Single timed airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 15
  • All accommodation as described
  • All meals as described in the meal plan
  • All transport involved in the itinerary
  • All camping equipment (excluding personal equipment)

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,910 ($194/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Guatemala Antigua, Pacaya, Agua Volcano, Acatenango Volcano, Fuego Volcano, Quetzaltenango, Volcan Santa Maria, Fuentes Georginas, Tajumulco Volcano, Lake Atitlan, San Pedro Volcano, Casa Del Mundo
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Jill E  

I enjoyed this holiday. It was strenuous at times and then there were lovely idle times like the morning at Lake Atilan. The group was good fun and always about doing things.

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Andrew S  

Active volcanos! Absolutely spectacular. Beautiful geography. An admittedly challenging country with haphazardly developed infrastructure, a bit off the beaten "tourist track". Despite diverse backgrounds, the trekking group was very well matched in terms of fitness level.

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Roslyn V  

One of the best holidays ever and it was truly due a lot to the planning, organization and playing out of everything. It was fun, a perfect pace, great variety of food and places to eat, (and nutritional), exposure to some culture, adventure, relaxation, friendships, etc etc. Thank you.

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Tara D  

This is my BEST group holiday ever. I was fit and healthy, in an amazing country, great scenery, great people and the group was very good also. 2 Everest summiters - wow! My most enjoyed moment was kayaking across Lake Atitlan surrounded by the volcanoes. I felt so small and in complete awe of the scenery. Also the summits of the volcanoes gave fantastic views of the surrounding land. The hotels were really good, apart from the Hotel on Lake Atitlan - which was exceptional. I love love loved it. Thank you. The itinerary was superb, kept me busy, I don't like to hang about and get bored, that is a different holiday! The local Agent was fantastic - great attention to detail - and the local leader was superb, such a lovely, relaxed manner, even pointed out the best bars for us in the evenings - an absolute star.

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Tina P  

I wanted the challenge of a strenuous trek and felt this trip offered a good balance between seeing Guatemalan cities and physical exertion. I felt this trip fully met my expectations. I enjoyed the relaxed but highly informative, considerate and professional experience provided by the local agent. We had sufficient free time to explore local towns and I liked the varied restaurants visited. The hotels chosen throughout the trip exceeded my expectations in relation to the overall standards in towns visited. Very impressed with the guide Nico's effortless enthusiasm and evident love for the country. Throughout the trip he maintained firm control over the organizational aspects and relayed sufficiently detailed information that helped me prepare ahead of and during each challenge (the level of detail provided was ideal for me). At the same time he was relaxed, approachable, extremely patient and responsive to all our requests/demands. A very professional, tireless and natural trip leader. One aspect that differed from my expectations was that it was much colder than I expected at the camp sites.

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Phillip W  

Trip was excellent. Good range of different experiences. The volcanoes were superb. The food was awesome. Excellent group which bonded well. Food was excellent especially the guatemalan cuisine. Guides were good and very informative. Good paced trip with a lot of variety. It exceeded my expectations. One of my favourite trips.

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Cate A  

The volcanoes were awesome. The trip was busy, but well balanced. It was nice to have three key bases staying at the same hotel - so you time to breath and repack. The guides really looked after me. Our guide was an excellent leader and the rest were great support. They worked really well together.

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Albert D  

Pre trip my questions were answered in a timely manner and I was kept up to date on when the trip was guaranteed. Additional information on Tikal extension was provided in a timely manner also. Hotel San Jorge in Antigua was a nice quaint hotel with friendly staff and GREAT coffee. For coffee lovers, Guatemala is the place to visit. The hotel on Lake Atitlan was a dream and great way to end the vacation after summiting the volcanoes. Food was delicious both in the restaurants and hotels. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Support crew worked extremely hard; I felt like they all went the extra mile with each and every one of us. They constantly checked in with all of us, shared their culture and history with us and were extremely friendly. No complaints at all, only the highest of compliments. The itinerary was perfect; you guys are the best. Keep it up.

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Andy H  

The guide was a very good leader. Excellent English and knowledgeable about Guatemala. I found the volcanoes actually more awesome than I was expecting. Looking down on Volcan Santiaguito erupting is quite a humbling exerience. I saw the best ever sunrise and cloud inversion from the campsite on Volcan.

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Maureen O  

Superb holiday - sorry it had to come to an end, but I loved Guatemala and all I experienced there andn it exceeded my expectations. This was a fantastic, absolutely fantastic holiday - gorgeous scenery, lovely people, great leaders and good varied food, beautiful climate and excellent vistas. the pace was pretty quick and, in retrospect, a bit more down-time in Antigua and at lake Atitlan would have been lovely, but there was a lot of trekking to complete and we did it all, which was also great! The team of four were a lovely group - very easy-going and yet on the ball in terms of keeping the show rolling smoothly. Despite the earthquake while we were there, we didn't have to cancel any aspect of the trip and this undoubtedly because the folks, especially one were able to rearrange things with many behind the scenes efforts. the bus drivers were excellent and skillfully got us from A to B without fail even across some challenging terrain. Need more emphasis on recommended warm gear to bring - this should be on the essential list - I was cold in my tent at night and this need not have been the case - the extremes in temperature should be emphasized - probably 30oC variation from noon heat to night-time lows. This would have helped in planning the packing.

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Roy L  

Excellent staff. They really did a super job in ensuring that the holiday ran smoothly. From the choice of restaurants to the care of individuals within the group. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Most enjoyed - The hard walking, fantastic scenery and glimpses of every day life in Guatemala. A very good and well thought out itinerary. Excellent food and variety of restaurants for our meals.

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