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Mayan culture and heritage are deeply ingrained in Guatemala and the country proudly boasts a collection of outstanding archaeological sites to rival those found over the Mexican border. These range from small and isolated discoveries buried deep in the jungle, all the way up to sprawling fourth century Tikal - the country’s star attraction - where immense pyramids soar above the thick rainforest canopy and provide a home to a surprising abundance of wildlife. Guatemala is about more than historic ruins however, the country is brought to life by colourful Indian markets and enriched by beautiful colonial era cities, the rugged Central Highlands and by the enchanting Lake Atitlan, surrounded by towering volcanoes and lined with small Mayan villages still inhabited by indigenous people in traditional dress.

We invite you to browse our selection of Guatemala holidays below. These itineraries have been carefully planned by our destination specialists to optimise your time and provide a deeper perspective and information on the main attractions.

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Top Attractions in Guatemala

Colonial Heritage

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Colonial Heritage

The 16th century Spanish conquest devastated what remained of the Mayan population, but the era left behind some wonderful colonial towns and cities with special atmospheres.

4636 Markets & Weavings

3 Places

Markets & Weavings

If exploring Guatemala's ruins is the best way to understand its astonishing history, then touring its traditional markets is the perfect way to see how this past continues to thrive.

4632 Mayan Archaeology

3 Places

Mayan Archaeology

Buried deep in the jungle, Guatemala’s archaeological sites offer you the chance to step back in time as they paint a picture of life during Mayan times.

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