More modest than Mexico and more Maya than Belize, Guatemala is easily overlooked. But our specialists, who know Central America well, will urge you to explore Guatemala’s attractions, designing a trip to match your interests. That might involve searching for the resplendent quetzal in the jungles of Cobán and the Verapaces, or climbing the acutely sloped pyramids of Tikal.
We can recommend how to experience Lake Atitlán, where you’ll hear more Tz'utujil than Spanish in the indigenous Maya villages clustering its shores. We can also time your visit to Antigua to coincide with Holy Week, when the city’s streets are transformed into a rainbow blaze of petals and dyed sawdust. Or, we can even arrange for you to travel the Rio Dulce to the Garifuna community of Livingston — a slice of the Caribbean in the heart of Mesoamerica.
Popular places to visit in Guatemala
Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Guatemala, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.