Guatemala

Guatemala is an underrated gem of Latin America - a small country of lush natural beauty, crammed with cultural and historical treasures, and yet still largely unspoiled and uncrowded.

It's the birthplace of the ancient Mayan civilisation, home to pretty cities filled with handsome colonial architecture, and bears a strong indigenous culture that sets it apart from its Central American neighbours.

Guatemala's spectacular wilderness offers endless opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting and adventure sports, and it's also laidback, welcoming and affordable - making it a dream destination for both culture buffs and nature lovers looking for a unique adventure.

Explore the magnificent jungle-clad ruins of Tikal, one of the major cities of the ancient Mayan civilisation, set dramatically within emerald-green rainforest; and marvel at the beauty of Lake Atitlán, a stunning deep lake fringed with volcanoes and indigenous villages.

Discover the charming island town of Flores, an attractive small city blessed with photogenic colonial buildings and an almost-Mediterranean ambiance; and head to Chichicastenango ("ChiChi") to soak up local culture and shop for rainbow-coloured textiles and handicrafts at Guatemala's biggest indigenous market.

And don't miss Antigua, a superb World Heritage Listed city of cobblestoned streets and gorgeous colonial architecture, spectacularly framed by a backdrop of towering volcanoes.

Join us as we explore the highlights of fabulous Guatemala!

 

Ultimate value

All of our Guatemela adventures are excellent value for money, featuring quality, hand picked accommodation and well-maintained private vehicles, allowing flexibility in transportation schedules. Additionally, we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, excursions and top quality service.

Experienced local guides

Our local guides are the real key to our success. Eager to share their passion and extensive knowledge of everything from Guatemala's history of civilisations and ancient ruins to the best local eateries, their expert leadership ensures your experience is special.

Custom adventures

With our local team of experts, we can customise your Guatemala experience to create the perfect holiday should you wish to spend more time discovering the charming city of Antigua or exploring the magnificent ruins of the ancient city of Tikal.


 

Traveller education

We educate travelers about suitable behaviors relating to rituals, ceremonies and conservation that are expected of them before visiting a community, church or archaeological site.

Environmental conservation

When in natural environments we use accredited guides who are highly respectful of the environment. We encourage travellers to remain quiet, to observe wildlife respectfully and take photographs considering the welfare of wildlife at all times.

Minimal environmental impact

We operate our itineraries following the principals of Leave No Trace ensuring that we take out all waste that we bring in.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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