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Book a trip to Guatemala and experience one of Central America's most popular destinations. Enjoy wildlife-rich steamy jungles, highland lakes ringed by towering volcanoes, brightly coloured markets and impressive Mayan ruins in Tikal, Guatemala.
Recognised and protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Antigua is one of the most atmospheric cities in Central America.
Cobán & The Verapaces
If you are searching for the elusive quetzal, the beautiful national bird of Guatemala, then the region surrounding Cobán, known as the Verapaces, is the place you’re most likely to see it in the country.
Flores is the capital of the Petén department, and is an unusual island-city on the south-western side of Lake Petén Itzá.
The two hour drive heading west from Antigua leads through the central highlands, dotted with colourful traditional villages to the stunning Lake Atitlán.
Rio Dulce & Livingston
To really get off the beaten track in Guatemala, travel east to the Rio Dulce, board a boat and head downstream, eventually arriving in Livingston on the shores of the Caribbean.
The Far North-West
Located up in the far northwestern highlands of Guatemala, the village of Todos Santos Cuchumátan and the ‘Ixil Triangle’, comprised of the villages of Nebaj, Chajul and Cotzal, are fascinating to meet the local Indian communities with their brightly coloured, intricate costumes.
Tikal & El Petén
The north of Guatemala, known as El Petén, is an area of lush lowland jungle whose depths conceal countless Mayan ruins, half-buried and entwined by tree-roots and lianas.
West from Lake Atitlán, a mountainous landscape separates many small market towns and villages, a physical barrier that allows each to develop and maintain its own character and culture.