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Family holidays in Guatemala can be an amazing way for children to learn about nature, adventure and many trips will also include encounters with completely different culture.

To get the best out of a family tour to Guatemala and Lake Atitlan, we’d use our experience to tailor the trip to your family. As well as your interests and your budget, we’ll consider the age and individual maturity of your children, and any safety concerns.

We know that many ‘standard’ Tours will end up being boring for children, who are expected to sit quietly whilst entertainment isn’t guaranteed. Finding good, child-friendly lodges may seem the obvious choice – but only a few live up to their marketing promises. We discuss private guides with you who have a track record of guiding children. These are often included at our private villas and home stay or holiday home, along with your own private chef.

For more Guatemala and Atitlan travelers, especially those on a more limited budget, we arrange family transportation holidays all over Guatemala.

We’ve on-the-ground experience of taking young children on Guatemala and Lake Atitlan family holidays – so click on the side options for an overview of our family holidays in Guatemala and Lake Atitlan – and then give us a call to discuss your wishes in detail!

The following trip can start from Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala

  • 6 nights at Hotel Arca de Noe / With Breakfast
  • Boat tour around Lake Atitlan
  • Kayaking & Hiking
  • Cooking classes & day in the life
  • Canopy or Zip Linne adventure

This family trip can also easily be combined with a visit to Chichicastenango or day trip to Tikal.

The trip can be tailor-made and adapted to suit your family.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrive to Guatemala Airport and transfer to Lake Atitlan

You will be welcomed by our representative at the Airport, therefore you will travel by car for 3 hours towards Lake Atitlan where you will stay the next comming nights.

Day 2

Time : 9:00 am

Boat tour & adventure pick up truck ride

You will be met by our local guide at your hotel. The tour start with a boat ride towards San Antonio Palopo, visiting a potery workshop, learn about the weaving process, the authenticy of this place is so incredible. After visiting the village, you will have and adventure scenic pick up truck ride of 25 minutes to the next village of Santa Catarina. Santa Catarina is a village full of colors. All houses have different colors and patterns taken from the traditional outfit of the village.

Day 3

Time : 8:00 am

Kayak & Hike tour

Paddle into a volcanoe caldera is a lifetime experience. In the morning, when the water of the Lake is calm, is the best time for Kayaking. Paddle includes fantastic view to the village of Santa Cruz and Jaibalito, also to the inmensse volcanos. After 1 hour kayaking you will start the hike back to your hotel. The trail is ancient mayan trail with a combination of difficulties. Hike goes in different type of ecosystem including coffee plantation.

Day 4

Time : 9:00 am

Cooking class with a local mayan family

This morning starts with a walk or tuc tuc ride from your hotel. This life-time expeirience takes you to experience the best of the mayan gastronomy. Part of you experince will be meeting and interacting with a mayan family where you will be for the day. If you have a specific diet, do not worry we can handle it...

Day 5

Time : 9:00 am

Free day to go swimming and read a book

After different tours and activites done, you will have this day to relax and enjoy of the beauty of Lake Atitlan.

Day 5

Time : 8:00 am

Canopy & monkeys and butterfly sanctuary

Adventure day at Nature Reserve near by to our Location. Part of this adventure day will be flying with zip line in 8 stages or cables fo different lenght, speed and altitude, also in this area is known for spider monkeys and butterflies. After this fun tour you will return back to the hotel.

Day 6

Time : 7:00 am

Transfer to Guatemala City Airport – return back home

After 5 days exploring, having much fun and experince our highlights, will be time to return home. The car ride from the hotel or Panajachel to Guatemala city has a duration of 3 hours. The departure time will depends of your flight departure. Have a safe trip!
  • Land transportation
  • Airport pick up / drop off
  • 1 Boat tour & Pick up truck
  • 1 cooking class
  • canopy tour
  • Adventure Kayak and hike
  • Admission fees to parks
  • Two meals per day, breakfast and Lunch / soft drinks
  • Private English Speaking guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra trips
  • Dinner and beverage
  • Gratuities & Tips
  • Exit taxes from the airport (3USD)

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