Guatemala Private Journey

Tikal and the Land of the Mayas

Trip Level

This trip is Level 2, Easiest. It features vehicle-based sightseeing and day walks, with hotel accommodations throughout. The walking at the ruin sites sometimes involves stairs or rough, uneven surfaces, and that can be strenuous. We do recommend that everyone make special efforts to get in good physical condition for the trip, as it will greatly increase your enjoyment.


This journey can be enjoyed year-round. Altitude is the biggest climatic consideration in Guatemala. In the highlands, including Antigua, Guatemala City, Atitlan, and Chichicastenango, the altitudes are between 4,300 and 6,900 feet and the daytime temperatures are usually 65°F to 80°F. Humidity is rarely a problem in the highlands. At night in the highlands, have a jacket handy because temperatures can drop as low as the 30s. However, in the lowland Petén jungle at Tikal, it is very humid and daytime temperatures are in the 80°Fs. There are two general seasons in Guatemala. From May to October, skies are a mix of sunshine and clouds and you can expect periodic short tropical downpours in the late afternoons, clearing for the evening. From November to April, it is cooler, with clearer skies and cold nights, especially in December and January.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.