Guatemala '23

Looking for a unique adventure? Guatemala is an amazingly underrated country! Let’s get off-the-beaten path together in this less-explored but absolutely beautiful place! Rich culture, unforgettable landscapes and delicious food make this country a must-visit.

This is not your average cookie-cutter group tour! Ditch the big tour bus and Instagram hotspots and let’s go on a REAL adventure! 

Travel education included! Throughout the trip, your trip leader will also be teaching essential travel skills to those of you that hope to backpack the world on your own some day! From water purification techniques to saving money and using public transportation, you’ll be ready to travel the world responsibly on a low-budget! From photography skills to fun Spanish mini-lessons, you’ll be ready to seek out authenticity and capture and seize the moment!

Read on for more info or fill out the form if you are ready or have any other questions!

Trip Profile

Duration
10 Days
price w/ flights
$2500 (estimate)
difficulty
medium
Max Altitude
13,045 ft
group size
6-10
Arrival
Guate City
Departure
GUATE CITY
accomodation
homestays
meals
B+d included
season
jun-aug

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Trip Highlights

Overview

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What's Included

Tentative Itinerary

  • Once we land, we’ll drive to Antigua
  • Check into our homestay
  • Get some delicious food and get to know each other
  • Learn some history through museums
  • Wander the streets and visit a local market
  • Hang out and acclimate for our volcano hike coming up
  • More delicious coffee and foodie stops
  • Walk to the town viewpoint to see our volcano from afar
  • Meet with our volcano hike guide to discuss tomorrow
  • Grocery/market shopping for snacks and any other supplies
  • We’ll hike to our high camp on the volcano, taking our time, enjoying the views and eating lunch on the volcano.
  • In the afternoon, we’ll start to catch our first views of the fuego volcano erupting into plumes of smoke.
  • Set up camp and relax
  • Drink some wine and local hot chocolate by the campfire
  • Watch the natural fireworks show and feel the ground shake as Volcán Fuego erupts at night
  • We will either be sleeping in tents or cots in a communal yurt tonight.
  • We’ll wake up early to do our best to make the volcano summit by sunrise.
  • Be blown away by 360 views of the sunrise and fuego eruptions.
  • Choose to hike a lap around the summit crater or just catch your breath and relax.
  • We’ll descend the whole volcano today, stopping again for lunch before driving back to Antigua.
  • Big meal tonight and probably an early bedtime!
  • Drive + water taxi to the mystical volcanic crater lake Atitlán
  • Check in to our beautiful homestay and enjoy the fresh air, take a swim, lay in a hammock or go for a hike!
  • Home-cooked dinner tonight as we enjoy our amazing homestay and watch the sunset over the lake
  • Today will be spent taking the public ‘lancha’ boats to different villages along the lakes
  • We’ll visit a weaver’s community, a painter’s co-op, a coffee farm and a local chocolatier! 
  • Don’t forget your camera as the street photography opportunities are endless!
  • After a delicious breakfast, we’ll grab kayaks or SUPs and play around on the lake, jumping in whenever we want
  • Next we’ll take a lancha boat to a popular cliff jumping area where there are different heights for everyone! If you don’t want to cliff jump, it is also a beautiful place to relax and swim.
  • Quick hike to an amazing viewpoint
  • Lunch in the ‘hippy village.’
  • Up to you whether you’d like to relax back at the homestay or go on another village visit with the group
  • Today we visit one of the largest markets in all of Latin America.
  • This is THE place for souvenirs and street food.
  • We’ll wander the markets for the morning and grab some lunch in town
  • Depending on flights, we may transport back to Guatemala City this evening or that may happen tomorrow morning.
  • Depending on flight schedules, we’ll either stay in Guatemala City on Day 9 or drive here early in the morning today and fly right away. 

Essential Information

Reviews

"It was the best trip I've ever been on! It didn't feel like I was on an organized tour. It just felt like I was traveling around Peru with 11 awesome new friends..."
-Lisa E.
"If you’ve ever wanted to travel to a new place this is the way to do it for sure."
-Parker H.
"Great experience! Nate had everything organized. I highly recommend taking a trip with him."
-Amy W.
"I can't stop talking about it to my near and dears. It is a trip of my lifetime and really glad that I've done it."
-Nan T.
"I made some great memories, and met some incredible people on this trip. I would highly recommend a trip with No Strings Travel..."
-Karim R.
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