Guatemala Holidays Adventure Itineraries
The Pioneer team visit Central America every year and Guatemala is a real must for anyone interested in travel, adventure and culture.
Whether you are a family looking for an adventure, a solo traveller wanting to join some like-minded individuals on an off the beaten track experience, or are looking for a private trip tailored to your exact requirements, Pioneer Expeditions will be able to provide you with a holiday of a lifetime.
Experience a side of Guatemala most travellers will never see trekking Central America’s largest non volcanic mountain range. The trek will take you through the true heart of the modern Mayan civilization, where local life is almost entirely still based on subsistence farming and trade, and Mayan dialects are still spoken. The hike itself will take us through deep valleys and up long ridges, and ultimately across a gorgeous plateau with incredible views of south of Guatemala and the epic ring of fire volcanic chain.
Guatemala’s landscape is dominated by the 33 volcanoes that make up the Pacific Coast ring of fire. We will focus on four of the most scenic volcanoes: active new-comer Pacaya volcano, Guatemala’s 3rd largest and Antigua valley resident Acatenango volcano, Central America’s highest point Tajumulco volcano, and Zunil volcano with her beautiful ridgeline approach and stunning campsite views. We will take in a huge cross section of the Guatemalan highlands, and see many towns, villages and Mayan culture along the way. Each volcano is distinctly different in their terrain, difficulty, view and environment, which makes for a truly unforgettable experience.
During our time in this intense country, we will raft the exciting white waters of the Rio Cahabon & Rio Dulce and swim in the enchanting pools of SEMUC CHAMPEY. We then transfer to the rainforest to explore the Mayan archaology by boat and by foot. A brilliant adventure not to be missed – For the real adventurer!
Beautiful discovery of Guatemala and Belize. You get the opportunity to see Antigua, Semuc Champey, walk amongst cloud forest, viewing a vast array of wildlife including various species of birds along your way.