Begin your journey at the 17th century capital Antigua, a beautifully vibrant city, described as one of the most charming in all the Americas. Nestled in a mountain valley at the base of three volcanoes, Antigua is surrounded by evergreen forest. Wander the cobblestone streets and take in the Spanish colonial architecture. Littered with charming cafes, allow yourself time to sit and sip at a cup of wonderfully flavourful local coffee as you watch the hustle and bustle of this magnificent city. Explore some of the authentic stores that pepper the streets, or indulge in the culture of fine art galleries and fascinating museums. Uncover the awe-inspiring power of one of the country’s most famous active volcanoes Fuego. Erupting almost every hour, hike up neighbouring volcano Acatengo at nightfall to watch the lava spew out beneath the stars.
Continue your discovery of Guatemala with a trip to Eden-like Lake Atitlan, a mesmerising 12-mile-long crater lake. This glistening highland jewel is watched over by a ring of dormant volcanoes, whose slopes are shrouded in luscious rainforest. Escorted by your personal guide, discover the unique character of each of the Mayan villages that are dispersed along this sparkling shoreline, meeting the T’zutujil and Kaqchiquel people dressed in exquisitely embroidered clothing. Awake to a misty morning kayak and spend your day relaxing at the water’s edge, letting the tranquility wash over you. Sway peacefully in a lakeside hammock and watch the beautiful bustle of tropical birds around you.