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.
Ancient Wonders of Guatemala
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- Behold Tikal's Mayan masterpieces
- Colonial grandeur in Antigua
- Volcano-encircled Lake Atitlán