Guatemala

Delve into Mayan ruins, colonial cites, and colorful markets

Spanning the heartland of the Mayan empire, Guatemala is filled with the glorious remains of that ancient, mysterious world. This is a country rich with other charms as well, including startlingly beautiful scenery and soul-affecting folks. We soak up Antigua, the colonial-era capital nestled among verdant volcanoes. We wander Chichicastenango’s colorful market and boat on beautiful Lake Atitlán, encircled by graceful peaks. And we explore the impressive remains of the Mayan capital of Tikal and nearby Yaxha.

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Civilizations come and go, and we absorb that truism throughout Guatemala; the Spanish built cities on Mayan ruins, and were in turn supplanted by the mixed glories of modernity. The people of this mountain region adhere to indigenous beliefs and ceremonies, and we might observe these ancient rites—even in local churches. Encircled by the gracefully sweeping silhouettes of volcanic peaks, we might visit Lake Atitlán, one of the most eye-popping places in Central America. Or we might explore the impressive remains of the Mayan capital of Tikal and nearby Yaxha.

Sample Itineraries

Ancient Wonders of Guatemala

  • Behold Tikal's Mayan masterpieces
  • Colonial grandeur in Antigua
  • Volcano-encircled Lake Atitlán
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Belize & Tikal

  • Two countries, two ancient cultures
  • Swim & boat along the Caribbean coast
  • Explore the vast Mayan ruins, monuments & temples of Tikal
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