If you want to discover the true beauty of Central-America, join one of our Guatemala tours! Guatemala is a diverse country when it comes to scenery, culture and its inhabitants. There is no way you will miss the genuine Maya culture that is all around you while travelling in Guatemala. Typical rituals, traditional clothing… you’ll be amazed by what you see!
If you travel through Guatemala, you’ll discover the fantastic cultural heritage of mysterious temple ruins from the Maya and the Aztec eras. This past still plays a vital role in today’s society as the catholic faith is interwoven with Mayan beliefs. Many traditions have thus been preserved. There are about 5.000 archaeological places connected with the Maya. Naturally, it is not possible to see them all during the limited time on a group tour but everywhere you go in Guatemala you’ll discover pyramids hidden in the jungle. The enormous temple complexes of Tikal, situated in the Peten Jungle, are particularly impressive!
During your tour of Guatemala you’ll experience the huge diversity of the country. The many volcanoes in Guatemala’s mountainous area are spectacular, as are the mangroves, the adventurous jungle, colonial cities and the small native villages. Travelling in Guatemala introduces you to the diverse population as well: The Latinos that can be found in the elegant, colonial cities, the colourful Maya with their buzzing markets and the laid-back Creoles on the coast.
Any tour itinerary of Guatemala will include a visit to the lake of Atitlán, for many the most beautiful lake in the world. Surrounded by high volcanoes and spectacular views this will be one of the many highlights during your tour of Guatemala. Have you always wanted to climb a volcano? This is an unforgettable experience and definitely something to put on your ‘To do-list’ while travelling in Guatemala. Enjoy the delicious food, intimate bars and beautiful churches in the colonial cities. The church in San Juan Chamula is fascinating: here, you can witness how shamans use items like chickens, incense and Coca-Cola to cure people.
Travelling through Guatemala with its fantastic views, impressive ruins and lovely villages will leave you with many unforgettable moments. After your travels, Guatemala and its vibrant culture will always have a special place in your heart.
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