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About our Guatemala Tours

Guatemala offers an enthralling fusion of history and modernity with its breathtaking natural scenery, rich cultural legacy, and historic Mayan ruins.

Guatemala, a compelling Central American country, is well-known for its diverse cultural history, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant traditions. Guatemala, bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize to the northeast, Honduras to the east, and El Salvador to the southeast, has a unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance. The country's terrain is extraordinarily diversified, with lush jungles, towering volcanoes, tranquil lakes, and ancient Mayan ruins, all of which contribute to its reputation as a top destination for travellers seeking adventure and cultural enrichment.

The heart of Guatemala’s ancient history is embodied in the archaeological site of Tikal, one of the largest and most important urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Located in the northern Petén region, Tikal is famous for its impressive temples and pyramids, which rise above the jungle canopy, offering visitors a glimpse into the past and a chance to explore the remnants of a sophisticated ancient culture.

For those looking for a hassle-free holiday, guided tours in Guatemala offer professional insights and seamless travel logistics, ensuring you don't miss any highlights while travelling in the comfort and safety of trained guides. A guided trip guarantees a rich and gratifying experience, whether you're trekking through the rainforest, discovering ancient sites, or connecting with local communities.

About our guided tours to Guatemala

We have a select number of tours that travel either into or through Guatemala, all of which display all of the unique charm that Guatemala has to offer.

Exploring the colourful and diverse country of Guatemala is an unforgettable experience, with several Guatemala tours to suit every traveler's interests. Whether you're drawn to Guatemala's rich history and ancient ruins, the lush jungles, or the lively local markets, tours provide an in-depth look at the country's distinct culture and geography. A well-planned visit of Guatemala can begin at the famed Mayan ruins of Tikal, where you can admire the towering pyramids, explore ancient temples hidden inside the jungle, and picture the ancient society that once existed there.

Next, you might travel to the magnificent highlands for a boat trip on Lake Atitlán, which is widely regarded as one of the world's most beautiful lakes. This location, surrounded by majestic volcanoes and charming indigenous settlements like as San Juan La Laguna and Santiago Atitlán, each with its own unique traditions, crafts, and colourful marketplaces, is ideal for cultural immersion and relaxation. The voyage would not be complete without an immersing encounter in Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cobblestone alleyways, vibrant festivals, colourful Spanish Baroque-influenced buildings, and the majestic background of three volcanoes all contribute to a compelling ambiance.

For those looking for even more excitement, guided tours in Guatemala can take you to the natural wonders of Semuc Champey, where turquoise pools and limestone arches create a spectacular backdrop for swimming and exploration. Furthermore, the bustling capital city of Guatemala City has modern conveniences, museums, and a dynamic nightlife, which contrasts with the tranquil beauty of the rural surroundings. For a unique experience, you can visit the lively Chichicastenango Market, where local craftsmen sell handcrafted fabrics, pottery, and traditional masks, giving you a look into the country's rich artisanal legacy.

Guatemala Group Tours

Our group tours to Guatemala cover the must-see sights, including Tikal and Antigua. They also travel to many other nations in Central America, such as Belize, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. These well-rounded itineraries offer the ideal means of discovering the vibrant region of Central America, complete with escorted tours by a local tour guide and accommodations in conveniently placed 3–4 star hotels!

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Frequently asked questions

When is the best time to visit Guatemala?

Guatemala experiences a hot wet season and a cooler dry season and can be visited during both parts of the year. Generally, the cooler, drier season from October to March is the more popular time to visit. There's more information in our guide on when to visit.

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Best of Guatemala

The most well-known site in Guatemala is perhaps the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, remains that date back many millennia. The dazzling waters of Lake Atitlan and the cobblestone walkways of ancient Antigua are just two of the nation's many features. These are a few of the top locations you may find on our trips and packages across Guatemala.

Antigua

The cobbled streets of colonial Antigua stretch out between colourful buildings which house chic boutiques, handicraft shops and sublime restaurants. From the town a number of volcanoes can be seen, including the legendary Pacaya and the enormous Acatenango, both of which can be conquered in a day. The town is also well known for its incredibly vast market which sells everything from food to hammocks to sandals.

Tikal National Park

You could travel the world a hundred times over but you would be unlikely to find a more stunning set of ruins. Sunrise or sunset tours are the best way to make the most of a trip to this ancient site as the vista from the top of the tallest temple as the sun emerges or disappears behind the extensive jungle landscape is utterly breathtaking. Incidentally, part of Star Wars was also filmed at Tikal, contributing further to its worldwide fame.

Lake Atitlan

Surrounded by stunning Mayan villages, each with their own distinct personality and filled with locals sporting traditional local garments, Lake Atitlan is a hub of beauty and culture and should be a stop on every Guatemalan itinerary. Exploring the lake by kayak is a popular activity here, as is taking a trip to the Atitlan Nature Reserve. This destination can be explored by walking along the series of hanging bridges.

Rio Dulce

Charmingly translated as the ‘Sweet River’, Rio Dulce is a natural wonder that winds its way from Lake Izbal, through the vibrant Caribbean town of Livingston, all the way to the Caribbean Sea. It's a popular sailing destination, and for those who prefer their water on the warmer side, the hot springs make a great day trip.

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