Cultural Tours in Guatemala

Customised itineraries covering travel, cultural activites and volunteering in Guatemala.

Discover Guatemala in an immersive cultural tour.

Guatemala is a traveller's paradise, yet many visitors do not get to fully discover the social issues that run deep through the country.

Our tours leave you with a greater understanding of this diverse country and its people.

From staying at organic coffee farms run by ex-guerilla fighters to volunteering with local co-operatives, you will be gaining an inside access to local life.

Tour Activity Highlights

  • Volcano trekking
  • Artisanal textile workshop run by a women's co-operative
  • Tortilla class
  • Workshop on indigenous communities
  • Overnight stay at an organic coffee farm
  • Waterfall trek
  • Rural town hike
  • Agricultural charity workshop
  • Salsa class / Spanish lesson/ Chocolate-making class
  • Mayan ceremony

Accommodation in home-stays is included so you can experience living with local families. 

Full 7-day itinerary details:

A Tour Which Gives You More

Gain an in-depth understanding of Guatemala through activities covering: 

Volunteering

Interact directly with organisations dedicated to the development of Guatemala through workshops, talks and volunteering projects. 

Cultural Activities

Experience one of the most vibrant cultures in Central America with activities including Mayan ceremonies, chocolate-making classes and more.

Exploration

From volcano trekking to enchanting waterfall trips, we take you across the diverse landscape of Guatemala.

English-speaking guide is included.

Questions? Get in touch today:

An Ethical Approach to Cultural Tourism

The majority of the tour fee you pay will go to helping local charities, projects and individuals that you visit during your time in Guatemala.

This is unlike many tour companies, which charge expensive fees but funds fail to trickle down to the local communities.

Spanish Marks' ethos has always been to ensure both local communities and participants benefit from tour activities.

See our volunteers in action

What's included?

Included

(1) Personal Placement advisor to plan your trip
(2) Tailored trip itinerary
(3) Project and activities with fully-vetted organisations in Guatemala
(4) English and Spanish speaking guide in Guatemala
(5) Pre-departure placement preparation and support
(6) Welcome induction in Guatemala
(7) In-country travel

Not included

Whilst the below is not included, we can offer guidance and advice.
All starred points (*) can also be arranged by us at cost price with no added fees.

Flights
Airport pick-up*
Visas
Medical & travel insurance
Vaccinations
Food
Accommodation*

Get started:

Step 1: Fill in the enquiry form

Please note that this is a no-obligation enquiry form. Fill out your details and we will get in touch to discuss our trip options and your requirements.

Step 2: Receive tailored trip options

Following your call with your placement advisor, you will be sent trip options tailored to your specific group's needs. This will cover both volunteering activities as well as cultural, extra-curricular activities.

Step 3: Payment

If you decide to go ahead, we ask for a non-refundable £60.00 deposit which is used to put together a more detailed trip itinerary. You will receive a full breakdown of each day and the organisations you can get involved with. Please note that this does not tie you into committing to the trip or paying the remaining balance.

Step 4: Pre-departure meeting

Meet face-to-face with us in London before you set out to Guatemala. This is an opportunity to meet our staff and ask any questions you may have.

Step 5: Welcome event in Guatemala

Get to know your neighbourhood and learn the ropes before starting your trip. This will be held in the city of Quetzaltenango.

Step 6: Start your trip!

Your group's adventure begins!

Have a question?

Get in touch today and we will reply within 24 hours.