Things to do in Sacatepequez Department, Sacatepequez Department: The Best Multi-day Tours

May 16, 2022 Leonardo Torrence

Discover the best top things to do in Sacatepequez Department, Guatemala including 11-Day Mayan Ruins Tour: Guatemala and Copán, Acatenango overnight experience, Glimpse Of Guatemala, Overnight Volcano Acatenango Hiking Adventure, 8-Day Best of Guatemala Tour: Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Tikal Ruins, Acatenango Volcano, Acatenango Overnight, Pacaya Overnight, 2 Day Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua, Overnight Tour to Monterrico Beach on a Classic Motorcycle.
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1. 11-Day Mayan Ruins Tour: Guatemala and Copán

Guatemalan Adventure Day Tour
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

Your 11-day journey begins in Guatemala City. Continuing to the Western Highlands of Guatemala you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Santo Tomas Church where the famous Popol Vuh was founded. Visit the first capital of Guatemala, Iximche, the open market of Chichicastenango and one of the most beautiful lakes in the World: Atitlán. We will continue to the Guatemala border to visit two important UNESCO Heritage sites that historically where involved together, Quiriguá and Copán in Honduras. Then visit the Caribbean Coast and two of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan civilization: Tikal and Yaxhá. You´ll have the chance to appreciate the differences of architecture, art and majesty of the Mayan constructions and monuments. This journey has unequal diversity to explore all the beauties of Guatemala, “The land of the eternal spring” named like that because of its perfect climate.

Inclusions: 10 nights accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Transport by air-conditioned minivan, All Fees and Taxes, One way local flight from Flores to Guatemala City

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Tips

Reviewed By roxyosuna

This company was very professional from beginning to end. They answered all my questions prior to booking, they were on time for pick up and the tour was as described. Excellent service

2. Acatenango overnight experience

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The unique overnight experience at Acatenango. Hike Acatenango's most scenic route to a new, carefully designed campsite. You'll get your gear: • Jacket • Hat • Gloves • Walking stick • Flashlight

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Evening Snack

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3. Glimpse Of Guatemala

GTM Tour Guide & Travel Services
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This tour is unique because you have the opportunity to wake up in Chichicastenango and see some of the Mayan rites inside the Catholic Church.

Inclusions: Dinner, Breakfast, Admissions

Exclusions: WiFi on board, Private transportation, Gratuities, Restroom on board

Reviewed By tvans19

Excellent experience! This was one of the best walking tours I’ve been on. Armando was a great guide, who’s very kind and knowledgeable of the area. He made me feel safe and put a lot of care into making sure you have the best possible experience. The amount of things covered throughout the tour is remarkable. I highly recommend this tour if you plan to visit Guatemala City. Thanks again. ☺️

4. Overnight Volcano Acatenango Hiking Adventure

Tour Guide Salvador
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4.9 based on 12 reviews

The journey begins in Antigua at La Soledad village where the trek begins at Acatenango volcano. It is one of the most beautiful activities you have to do when visiting Guatemala, of course you have to have the proper physical condition to do so.

Inclusions: Hot drinks (chocolate), Sleeping bag, tent and mattress, Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only), Professional guide and round trip transportation., Meals: (Lunch: Sandwich) (Diner: instant soup) (Breakfast: oatmeal, cornflakes and banana)

Exclusions: Gratuities, Entrance fees (GTQ. 50.00 per person)

Reviewed By 309kattieh

Okay FIRST OF ALL, Salvador is the best guide we’ve had out of four trips here. The hike was either incredibly hard or we were very out of shape ???? but he worked with us to still have an amazing time. We ended up also birdwatching and found many Quetzales. It was a beautiful time. He’s super knowledgeable, very kind, speaks English/Spanish, and even will offer you a raincoat if you tell him ahead of time! :) I would recommend this hike if you’re a cross fitter or really in to long hikes, but if recommended Salvador taking you anywhere whether you are traveling alone as a female, or this is your first time in Guatemala, or you’re in a family with kids, or a business trip, or literally whatever- he’s the guy!! We felt safe and taken care of the entire day. We can’t wait to come back and see more with him next year and the years to come.

5. 8-Day Best of Guatemala Tour: Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Tikal Ruins

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Immerse yourself in Guatemala’s fascinating history and beautiful scenery on this 8-day tour. See some of Guatemala’s best-known destinations as you take a city sightseeing tour around Antigua, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Atitlan, visit the Mayan ruins of Yaxha and Tikal, hike up Pacaya Volcano and more. This all-inclusive tour includes transportation and overnight accommodation, making it a convenient way to get the most out of your trip to Guatemala!

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Private boat tour, Transport between sites, Professional English-speaking guide, 7 nights of accommodation, Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch), Small group tour of 15 pax maximum

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Gratuities

Reviewed By roxyosuna

This company was very professional from beginning to end. They answered all my questions prior to booking, they were on time for pick up and the tour was as described. Excellent service

6. Acatenango Volcano

7a Avenida Norte 20, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala A VIAJAR GUATEMALA
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

We offer best tours on three tours, Sunrise, day and two days one night, proffesional guides, nice view to the volcano Fuego

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Round trip transportation, 3 meals, all equipament

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Reviewed By Demnos

We did some research on the various tours to Pacaya Volcano starting from Antigua and are happy we found A Viajar Guatemala. They offered the most affordable private tour. We didn’t want to travel on one of the regular tours which cost less, but all leave either at 6:00am or 2:00pm in order to do two runs on the same day. We preferred to enjoy our hotel breakfast and opted for an 08:30am departure. The driver arrived perfectly on time and we took off immediately without having to pick up passengers from other hotels first. The driver Miguel was very informative and we enjoyed lots of interesting narrative along the way. Also it was nice that he took a different and very scenic route on the return trip so we got to see the terrible devastation of the 2018 eruption of Volcano Fuego. Ronal, our local guide on Pacaya was phenomenal! He took good care of us and we were chatting with him all the way up and down about living in Guatemala and of course many interesting stories surrounding Pacaya and the surrounding nature. We saw several other guides along the way and how they interacted with their groups and Ronal was probably one of the best! So we highly recommend this agency, no need to go to a more expensive outfit. Their office in Antigua staffed by Alexander was very helpful in the preparation of the trip (what to bring, what to expect)

7. Acatenango Overnight

OX Expeditions, 2a Calle Poniente #23, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala OX Expeditions
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ACATENANGO BIG-BOLD-BEAUTIFUL This beautiful beast is the volcano that started it all for OX back in 2004. We climb this volcano more than all our competition combined, rain or shine. Our professional guide team and organized procedures work hard to manage the unpredictable chaos of mother nature. It is all about the details. We want each and every client to have an enjoyable time no matter where the adventure takes us.

Inclusions: Dinner, Breakfast, Bilingual professional guide, Transport by private vehicle to and from Antigua, Lunch, dinner and breakfast on the volcano, Free rental of all gear (backpacks, sleeping bags and warm clothes), Hot drinks and wine!, Bottled water, Alcoholic Beverages

Exclusions: Park Entrance Fee (Q50)

Reviewed By Darren G

I booked a tour through OX for the morning for a volcano hike. They sent several confirmation emails to be at their store by 5:45 to leave by 6:00. When I arrived the rest of the group was waiting outside on the curb. The OX door was closed and nobody was answering. We all called the "emergency number" and emailed and waited for over an hour. Nothing. We came back when they said they opened online at 9:00 and waited again on the sidewalk. Nothing. Around 10:30 we got messages saying, despite the confirmations, they thought we were leaving at 2:00 PM, not 6:00 AM. They apologized, which I appreciated. But they also said to still attempt the tour we would still all pay full price after all of this waste of time. It didn't feel they made any effort to do right by their customers and didn't care that we had spent half a day trying to track them down for a tour or a refund. We all booked the same tour for 1/3 the price ($20 vs $60) from a hostel and enjoyed it a lot. Would not use OX for anything given our experience.

8. Pacaya Overnight

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala OX Expeditions
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Beat the crowds by sleeping overnight with us on this dynamic-active volcano. See it the right way, with a sunset and sunrise and sleep in a tent under the stars. We take you there and it is an easy family friendly experience.

Inclusions: Bilingual professional guide, Transport by private vehicle to and from Antigua, Lunch, dinner and breakfast on the volcano, Free rental of all gear (backpacks, sleeping bags and warm clothes), Hot drinks and wine!, Bottled water, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and/or Tea, Alcoholic Beverages

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Reviewed By Darren G

I booked a tour through OX for the morning for a volcano hike. They sent several confirmation emails to be at their store by 5:45 to leave by 6:00. When I arrived the rest of the group was waiting outside on the curb. The OX door was closed and nobody was answering. We all called the "emergency number" and emailed and waited for over an hour. Nothing. We came back when they said they opened online at 9:00 and waited again on the sidewalk. Nothing. Around 10:30 we got messages saying, despite the confirmations, they thought we were leaving at 2:00 PM, not 6:00 AM. They apologized, which I appreciated. But they also said to still attempt the tour we would still all pay full price after all of this waste of time. It didn't feel they made any effort to do right by their customers and didn't care that we had spent half a day trying to track them down for a tour or a refund. We all booked the same tour for 1/3 the price ($20 vs $60) from a hostel and enjoyed it a lot. Would not use OX for anything given our experience.

9. 2 Day Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

Gray Line Antigua Guatemala - Tours & Experiences, 2a Calle Oriente, #4B, Antigua Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala 03001, Guatemala Gray Line Guatemala
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This 2-day tour will depart from Antigua for a journey to the highland of Guatemala. On day 1, we are going to visit the alive highland of Guatemala, visiting the Colorful Market of Chichicastenango. It is well known for its famous market days on Thursdays and Sundays. In the afternoon we transfer to Lake Atitlan (Panajachel) to spend the night. This tour does not include accommodation. On day 2, we visit Santiago Atitlan Village by boat tour, and return to Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City

Inclusions: Driver/guide, Professional guide, Hotel pickup (selected hotels only), Walking tour at Chichicastenango Market, Air-conditioned vehicle, Lake cruise

Exclusions: Excess luggage charges (where applicable), Food and drinks, Gratuities, Accommodations. Please indicate where you will stay at in Panajachel

Reviewed By Flightgirl7777

Avoid this company! I fell very ill the day of the tour. I was aware of the cancellation policy. I had a high fever, headache and was concerned about my exposure to Covid. I text the company and asked could I reschedule for next month since the tour was 100 US dollars. They were kind enough to agree. I picked up another Guatemala to do the tour. After many texts, they were happy to take me on the tour. Then I received a message asking me for more money. It would be 200 US dollars for a three hour tour. We had established I would be back and they seemed happy to make up for lost time. I wanted to be cautious due to Covid. I have gone on tours all over the world. India, Peru, Columbia, NYC and Rome to name a few. This seemed suspicious. Save your money.

10. Overnight Tour to Monterrico Beach on a Classic Motorcycle

Mayan Crossroads Classic Motorcycle Tours

The Pacific Tour is designed for motorcycle enthusiasts who want to experience Guatemala from its tropical side. The first section of this trip will take you from Antigua's 4500 ft elevation to Escuintla at nearly sea level and from there to Monterrico on the Pacific Coast. The highlight of this epic ride is raft crossing of the Chiquimulilla Mangrove Forest. Once in Monterrico you'll be happy to change your riding gear for some shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops. You will have all afternoon to chill out in your hotel pool or the shady deck of one of the many beach restaurants. Good food and ice cold drinks are plentiful in Monterrico, the choice is yours. On day two you'll be looping back to Antigua on a different but not less scenic route enjoying the beat of the Royal Enfield thump.

Inclusions: Royal Enfield motorcycles, motorcycle insurance, fuel, helmet, jacket, gloves

Exclusions: Everything not specifically included

Reviewed By the8153

The Royal Enfields are undeniably cool, and also quite comfortable for navigating the small towns and winding mountain roads included in the two volcano tour. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, setting a comfortable pace and stopping to show us some of the best views along the way. Highly recommended.

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