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.Learn More
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 on Guatemala.
12 Nights from £3,552 €3,363 $3,618
Dotted with fabulous archaeological sites and picturesque colonial towns, we browse through the colourful markets and scale the magnificent, soaring pyramids set in the lush j…
14 Nights from £3,189 €2,927 $3,146
The Mayan Civilisation self-destructed before the arrival of the Conquistadores. Today, we visit their legacy, massive pyramids and jungle strongholds, colourful markets and c…
21 Nights from £4,385 €4,362 $4,700
Mighty Aztec and Mayan civilisations built sprawling cities with fabulous pyramids. Visit the markets, admire the weaving, witness the colonial influences and enjoy modern lif…
14 Nights from £2,972 €2,666 $2,863
Visit colourful markets with beautiful weavings in towns with typical colonial architecture, impressive Mayan pyramids in dense rainforest and unwind in the Caribbean on the B…
15 Nights from £4,347 €4,316 $4,651
Visit Mayan villages, colourful weavers and the massive pyramids built by powerful civilisations that mysteriously abandoned their cities to the encoaching jungle.
'Our guide seemed to know everyone which led to a smooth trip. Crossing the border between Guatemala and Honduras was like silk both ways.'
'Antigua was enchanting! Our guide, Manuel, was superb introducing us to all the sights, cafés, restaurants etc. He was particularly helpful in Chichicastenango and the highlands.'
'All transports and guides were very good. Our guide in Ceibal Archaeological Site was awesome, and we had an excellent boat man on the Pasión River."
'We had a fantastic holiday, felt safe throughout, and it was VERY well organized with transport, guides, hotel, …etc. Thank you for this amazing tour that you've arranged for us.'
'All the arrangements you made worked perfectly and there was never a moment when we were unsure of what was happening next. All the agents in Mexico, Belize & Guatemala were extremely professional.'
Language: Spanish - Capital: Guatemala City - Time Difference: GMT -6 Hours - Flying time from UK: 14H 55M one stop - Currency: Quetzal
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