come to visit TIKAl, stay longer to engage with the culture.
Ruled by Mayan Kingdoms, there are over 5000 archeological sites.
spectacular landscapes dotted with 30 volcanoes.
If Central America has one pièce de résistance on land, it would have to be the Mayan city of Tikal. To watch the sunrise from atop Tikal is to be transported to a magical place. It’s well worth the trip to Guatemala to experience it. Beyond Tikkal, Guatemala is still a destination off-the-beaten track. While the capital, Guatemala City, is worth visiting for the museums, the true adventure is elsewhere, like in colonial Antigua.
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Still largely off the beaten track, accommodations and infrastucture in Guatemala is limited. With our partners in Central America we can arrange your trip to meet your requirements, and include the experiences you most want to have.
Did you know?
The longest civil war raged in Guatemala, Central America's largest country, from 1960 to 1996.
The Maya people used jade for ideological rituals. Guatemala is among the biggest producers of these rare stones in the world.
Old American yellow school buses are auctioned off and driven to Guatemala, colorfully painted and used for local transport.
The All Saints Day Kite Festival (Nov 1) is a 3000-year-old ritual that honors the dead by flying large colorful kites high up in the sky.
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Things to See and Do
Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología has the most extensive collection of Mayan artifacts in the world. The Museo Popol Vuh is dedicated to Guatemala’s cultural heritage. The Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena has a fascinating collection of wonderful textiles.
To some, Lake Atitlan is the most beautiful lake, and it’s worth exploring the towns on its edge.
Semuc Champey serves up caves, pristine pools, waterfalls, jungles, and more adventure.
With its cobbled streets and painted buildings and Volcan de Agua serving as a backdrop, colonial Antigua, once the wealthiest cities in the world, is a highlight. The vast open-air indigenous market of Chichicastenango is another popular highlight.
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