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Huehuetenango Tour: Full Day Excursion

Discover expansive Mayan ruins, authentic small towns, and panoramic natural landscapes on this full-day excursion across Guatemala’s Huehuetenango district.

USD $127.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $127.00
2USD $127.00
3USD $85.00
4 or moreUSD $69.00

Encounter Mayan Ruins and Mountain Vistas

Discover the history, culture, and spectacular natural landscapes of Guatemala’s Huehuetenango district on this full-day Huehuetenango tour.

Explore the Mayan Zaculeu archaeological site, home to white stone pyramids, government buildings, and even a famous Mayan ball court. Visit artisan workshops in the small town of Chiantla, and go hiking along the scenic slopes of the Tajumulco Volcano.


  • Climb to Cuchumatanes Overlook. Located at 12,600 feet (3845 m) the overlook boasts spectacular views of the surrounding volcanoes and the entire Guatemalan high plain.
  • Explore the Mayan ruins at Zaculeu, and marvel at the grandiose pre-Colombian city.
  • Admire the spectacular art and architecture of the Catholic Church of Chiantla.

Tour Information

Duration: 5:00 am – 16:00 pm
Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off from Quetzaltenango
Tour Type: Guided excursion (entry fees included)


Begin your Huehuetenango tour in the town of Chiantla, where you’ll visit an artisan workshop to watch master leather-workers crafting hand-made saddles and other leather goods.

From Chiantla, head to the trailhead at the base of Tajumulco Volcano and hike to a spectacular lookout. Weather permitting, you’ll have a stellar view of the entire Guatemalan high plain, as well other volcanoes rising up from the horizon.

After making your descent form Tajumulco Volcano, visit the Zaculeu archaeological site. This pre-Hispanic Mayan city boasts spectacular white stone pyramids, government buildings, and a ball court. With your guide, explore the expansive site and learn about the history of the Maya in Huehuetenango.

What’s Included

  • Round-trip transportation from Quetzaltenango
  • Expert local guide
  • Entrance fees to parks and archaeological zones

What’s Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Ciudad de Zaculeu, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

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Ciudad de Zaculeu, Huehuetenango, Guatemala 15.333405, -91.492731

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