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Be amazed by raw natural beauty, wonderfully rich Mayan culture, and endless opportunities for active adventure.
Discover Guatemala, one of the hidden wonders of the travel world, on this eight-day multi-sport adventure. Encounter a country rich in a diversity of culture, natural beauty, and adventure. Experience an intriguing blend of Mayan culture and Spanish colonial influence. Stroll through the amazingly well-preserved colonial town of Antigua, with its cobblestone streets, ruins, elaborate churches, and a bustling market. Climb the active, fiery Pacaya Volcano then Acatenango Volcano, and camp overnight. Head on for two days of hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking around the simply magical Lake Atitlan. Central America's deepest lake, it formed as a result of a collapsed caldera. Return from this action-packed escape inspired by both the rugged beauty of the land as well as the warmth and loveliness of the people.
Arrival and transfer to Antigua
Arrive into Guatemala City airport. A shuttle will meet you at the airport with your name on a card. Meet the driver outside of customs as you exit the building. You will be transferred to your hotel in Antigua, about 45 minutes away.
Mountain bike tour of surrounding villages, farms, and ruins
Meet at Old Town at 9 am and walk over to where the bikes are stored for sizing and quick gear explanations. Riding to the south, head out of Antigua and onto the base of Agua Volcano. Explore and experience the various towns and villages of the Almolonga Valley. Your guide will make plenty of stops along the way to show off the magnificent churches and Spanish colonial ruins. You’ll also make a visit to an experimental macadamia farm and through local textile markets.
Hike Pacaya Volcano
Meet at 8am at the shop and fill up your water bottles before heading off to climb Pacaya, an 8,300 foot active volcano. This hike takes about 2 hours to the top, including a trip up the cone to take a look in the crater (when conditions allow). Enjoy a lunch after summiting and then wind your way back down to the car, then return to Antigua around 3-4pm.
Mountain biking Lake Atitlan
Begin your first of 2 days of pedaling and paddling! Start by jumping back on your bike and dropping about 2000 feet while taking in one of a kind views of Lake Atitlan and its surrounding volcanoes. After a picnic lunch at a lookout point, roll into the lakeside town of Panajachel where you’ll have some time to explore the markets before taking a boat to your lakefront hotel. This boutique hotel is perched in the cliffside and only accessible by boat and footpaths.
Kayaking and hiking Lake Atitlan
After waking up to gorgeous views of the lake and its towering volcanoes, begin your morning with an open-water kayaking adventure on Lake Atitlan’s deep blue-green volcanic waters. Paddle along the northern shore and beneath the towering hills for a few hours, then swap out your paddle for hiking shoes and walk along the cliffside trails high above the lake. Hike through local towns and complete the spectacular trilogy of viewpoints by bike, kayak, and foot.
Summit Acatenango Volcano and camp overnight
Time to put some trail under your feet and gain some altitude. Meet at the shop at 8am and then head off to Acatenango Volcano, the 3rd highest volcano in Guatemala. Climb 6000 feet through 5 different climate zones to a final altitude of 13,044 feet. Camp for the night in a campsite bench-cut into the south ridge of Acatenango, overlooking Fuego, and take in incredible starry sky views.
Hike to La Soledad and transfer to Antigua
Hike 3 hours down to the local community of La Soledad, where you will be transferred back to Antigua. Take the whole afternoon to explore Antigua, do some last minute shopping, or just relax back at the hotel. Enjoy one of the many fine dining options in Antigua for your last night.
Say your goodbyes and take a shuttle transfer to the airport as needed for your flight home.
Founded in 1998 - Old Town Outfitters is a full service adventure travel and destination management company (DMC) located in the Spanish colonial town of La Antigua. We specialize in designing custom-built trips for both organized groups and independent travelers. Old Town strives to provide unique, high quality trips which create rewarding experiences for our clients.
On my 2 month Central America trip, this was the best thing I did! Beautiful landscape and professional equipment and guide. Perfect!
— Daniela S.
Just wanted to let you know that the trip was EXCELLENT. Thank you again. Richy and Oseas were incredible. Always on top of the game, friendly, and very personable. I would highly recommend doing trips with Old Town. We all agreed that we had a fabulous time, it was a wonderful way to cap off our Guatemalan trip as a family.
— Calder G.
Thank you guys for a great couple of weeks in Guatemala. We had so much fun, it was a blast from the word go! Thanks for all the hard work for our benefit- and for keeping the trip such good-humored fun!
— Peter B.
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Apr 8th, 2017 – Apr 15th, 2017
May 13th, 2017 – May 20th, 2017
Jun 10th, 2017 – Jun 17th, 2017
Jul 8th, 2017 – Jul 15th, 2017
Aug 12th, 2017 – Aug 19th, 2017
Sep 9th, 2017 – Sep 16th, 2017
Oct 14th, 2017 – Oct 21st, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to get to the trip start location?
Fly into Guatemala City (GUA Airport), where you'll be met and transferred to Antigua. Upon exiting the airport, pause and look among the drivers for a sign with your name on it.
Are there additional departures?
April 8th - April 15th, 2017 has an additional $142.50 supplement to be paid directly to Old Town Outfitters.
What are the accommodations like?
Spend six nights in three-star hotel accommodations and one night tent camping. Stay in Carmen Suites in Antigua, a new hotel with beautiful gardens, and only a few blocks from Central Park. Casa del Mundo is a boutique hotel built into the cliffside and overlooking Lake Atitlan and its towering volcanoes. Your campsite on Acatenango Volcano will have basic essentials (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad) as well as amazing views to its neighbor peak: active Fuego Volcano. Enjoy a campfire at night with spectacular views of eruptions from Fuego.
What if I'm a solo traveler? Can I get my own room? Is there a single supplement?
Prices are based on double occupancy, though you can request your own room for a single supplement fee of $340, payable directly to Old Town Outfitters.
What meals are included?
Your trip cost includes all daily breakfasts, four lunches, and two dinners. Three of the lunches will be fresh picnic lunches during the tours. All of these will be vegetarian. The fourth lunch and first dinner will be at the restaurant in Casa del Mundo. The second dinner will be freshly prepared in camp on Acatenango.
How much extra money should I budget?
Plan to bring an extra $100 for meals which are not included. Also plan to bring money for souvenirs and tips for guides.
What should I bring? Do you have a packing list? What considerations should I make for the weather?
You must bring the following items:
• Hiking shoes AND water shoes/sandals
• Daypack with rain cover
• Clothing for hiking and kayaking
• Clothing for overnight in hotel
• Rain jacket (May thru October)
• Personal toiletries and/or medications
• Camera, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
• 1L bottle for water (minimum)
• Large-capacity backpack (40L+) with rain cover
• One warm layer and/or windbreaker
• A note on the weather: Antigua and Lake Atitlan are both about a mile high in altitude. The days are sunny and warm in the high 70s, and the nights tend to be in the 60s. Bring shorts and tee-shirts for the days, but be sure to bring some warmer clothes for the nights. The campsite for the Acatenango trip tends to be in the 40s at night.
Should I purchase travel insurance? If so, do you have a recommended provider?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for all trips. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement if you are forced to cancel your trip for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to cover medical help, emergency transport, and/or theft or accidental damage while traveling. The Clymb Adventures has partnered with World Nomads to offer flexible, best-in-class insurance options tailored to your specific needs. Instant quotes available here: World Nomads Travel Insurance
Can I cancel the trip?
You may cancel reservations up to 72 hours after a booking is made. After that time, all cancellations/modifications will be granted at the sole discretion of Old Town Outfitters. Cancellation processing fees apply.
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