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Guatemala Tours & Trips

If you’ve always wanted to catch a glimpse of ancient Mayan civilisation in South America then come along on a tour of Guatemala to Tikal, one of the most important cities in the Mayan world. Birdwatching tours for enthusiasts visit highlands and tropical forests, adventure junkies can take a volcano climbing expedition – some active and some dormant. The villages, churches and local markets combine to make this an unforgettable destination.

35 trips through Guatemala with 47 reviews

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Highlights

  • Discover Mayan hospitality with a home stay in the lakeside town of Panajachel.
  • Add some thrill to your holiday with a trek up the active Pacaya Volcano.
  • Be one with nature as you gaze upon the mind-blowing limestone formations in the Kamba caves.
  • Spend the day enjoying the nature and beauty of the Languin Caves in the Semuc Champey National Park or go for a quick swim in one of the crystal clear natural pools.
  • Venture into the Peten Jungle in search of Mesoamerica’s largest Mayan pyramid.
  • Watch the sunset from the peak of an ancient Mayan pyramid after exploring the La Dante temple with your guide at the El Mirador site.
  • Unwind with water sports, swimming, bird watching or even horseback riding at the tranquil village of Jaibalito, on the shores of Lake Atitlan.
  • Absorb the sounds of music and the sights of local art and architecture as you walk through the plazas and cobbled streets of the colonial town of Antigua.

Tips

  • Watch your step while exploring the ruins as there may be missing steps, uneven ground or tree roots on the way.
  • Keep your eyes open for the rare red and green quetzal which is Guatemala's national bird. You won’t find them in zoos.
  • Remember to carry an insect repellent as sand fleas and flies can be a bother in the jungle.
  • Guatemalans are polite and quite reserved, so avoid being aggressive, loud or rude.
  • Always ask permission before you photograph the Mayan people, especially the children.
  • If you pass a street performance on a marimba; stop, listen and offer a tip. Tips are their livelihood.
  • Try and read up on Mayan history before you visit the sites as it will enhance your experience.
  • Guatemala doesn’t encourage begging, so avoid giving money to people who approach you.

Guatemala Tours & Trips Reviews

  • "Fantastic tour guide, totally made our trip! David Reyes went out of his way to make our experience of Central America a..."
    Mayan Encounter
  • "I did this trip as part of the Cemtral American journey, but this half was my favourite. The variety of places visited w..."
    Mayan Sun–Southbound
  • "Amazing experience! Our CEO was amazing. The group was a lot of fun. We are already planning our next tour...."
    Mayan Sun–Northbound