Guatemala is considered the birthplace of the mysterious Mayan civilization. Spanning 3000 years of history, Maya is without doubt the most sophisticated pre-Columbian civilization of the Americas. Shrouded in thick rainforest and centuries of mystery, journey to the heart and soul of the Mayan sites of Yaxha, El Mirador and the colossal pyramids of Tikal. Centuries have passed but the Maya civilization did not get buried with its cities. In fact, it is alive and evolving, as evident in the lively markets at Chichicastenango and the highland villages where the locals still wear traditional dress and traditional crafts are being made.
Besides spending time exploring the archeological sites, one cannot miss out visiting Antigua, easily one of the most charming cities in Central America. Time capsule cobbled streets, colonial Spanish architecture with the volcanoes forming the backdrop, Antigua is an easy city to blend and soak in the ambience. Nearby, the sparkling waters of Lake Atitlan surrounded by volcanoes offers a picture-perfect setting for a day’s exploration. For the adventurous, how about attempting a hike to one of the numerous volcanoes in the country? Discover the intriguing timeless history of beautiful Guatemala and speak to our Travel Specialist to start planning your next Central America journey.
Guatemala is generally a year-round destination, but the best time is during the dry season that runs from November to April.