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.