Guatemala’s Maya heritage is still visible in its people. Their rituals, myths, religion, language, and arts make it one of the most fascinating cultural destinations in Central America. Peten, in the country’s north, covers almost one-third of Guatemala and is home to rainforests and ancient Maya cities. Tikal National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most well-known and impressive Maya ruins.
As well as a rich cultural history, Guatemala is blessed with stunning and diverse landscapes- highland volcanoes, cloud forest, Caribbean coastline, deep jungle, and picturesque colonial towns. Guatemala is home to Lake Atitlan, Central America’s deepest lake. It is reputed by visitors and residents alike to be the most beautiful in the world. And paddling across its smooth waters at dawn is sure to make you feel the same way.
– December to April is the dry season in most areas.
– Festivities around Easter are both colourful and fascinating in Antigua.
– The lush green scenery found from May to November means the wetter months can be just as enjoyable.
– Get off the beaten track and explore some of Guatemala’s most striking and colourful highland markets.
– Trek from Antigua to Lake Atitlan through the cloud forest canopy and immerse in the sights and sounds of Guatemala’s living Mayan culture and communities.