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 €3,362 $3,617
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…
12 Nights from £3,552 €3,362 $3,617Full Itinerary Contact Specialist
Day 1 - Flight to Guatemala City. Transfer to Antigua.
Day 2 - Tour of Antigua and travel to Lake Atitlan
Day 3 - Boat trip to Santiago Atitlan. Transfer to Chichicastenango
Day 4 - Sunday market. Return to Antigua
Day 5 - Day at leisure in Antigua
Day 6 - Visit the Mayan site Quiriguá and Copán ruins in the jungle
Day 7 - Return to Guatemala City
Day 8 - Visit El Ceibal
Day 9 - Archaeological site of Aguateca
Day 10 - Explore pyramids and admire the wildlife at Tikal
Day 11 - Return to Antigua
Day 12 - Day at leisure in Antigua
Day 13 - Guatemala City and flight home
14 Nights from £3,188 €2,925 $3,144
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…
14 Nights from £3,188 €2,925 $3,144Full Itinerary Contact Specialist
Day 1 - Antigua
Day 2 - City tour Antigua
Day 3 - Chichicastenango
Day 4 - Santo Tomas church & travel to Lake Atitlan
Day 5 - Full day excursion across Lake Atitlan
Day 6 - Shore of Lake Atitlan & travel to Antigua
Day 7 - Excursion to weaver village
Day 8 - Guatemala City tour
Day 9 - Transfer to Tikal
Day 10 - Tour of Tikal
Day 11 - Travel to San Ignacio, Belize
Day 12 - Mountain Pine Ridge
Day 13 - Orange Walk district
Day 14 - Lamanai ruins
Day 15 - Departure from Belize City
21 Nights from £4,384 €4,360 $4,699
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…
21 Nights from £4,384 €4,360 $4,699Full Itinerary Contact Specialist
Day 1 - Flight to Mexico City
Day 2 - Visit Archaeological Museum and Teotihuacan
Day 3 - Day at leisure in Mexico
Day 4 - Fly to Oaxaca
Day 5 - Visit Zapotec archaeological sites
Day 6 - Fly to Merida
Day 7 - Day at leisure in Merida
Day 8 - Visit Uxmal
Day 9 - Depart for Chichén Itzá
Day 10 - Visit Chichen Itza and Playa del Carmen
Day 11 - Explore Tulum. Return via Xel-Ha Laguna
Day 12 - Transport to Belize continue to Lamanai Lodge
Day 13-14 - Visit Mayan Ruins and explore the forest
Day 15 - Tranfer to Belize Airport and flight to Flores, Guatemala
Day 16 - Tikal Mayan ruins
Day 17 - At leisure in Tikal, fly to Guetemala city
Day 18 - Sunday Market
Day 19 - Santiago Atitlán
Days 20 - 21- Antigua
14 Nights from £2,971 €2,665 $2,862
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…
14 Nights from £2,971 €2,665 $2,862Full Itinerary Contact Specialist
Day 1 - Flight to Antigua
Day 2 - Antigua City Tour
Day 3 - Transfer to Chichicastenango
Day 4 - Sunday market at Chichicastenango
Day 5 - Boat trip Lake Atitlán. Transfer to Santiago de Atitlan.
Day 6 - Return to Antigua
Day 7 - Day at leisure in Antigua
Day 8 - Fly from Guatemala City. Visit to Tikal temples
Day 9 - Flight to Belize
Day 10-11 - At Leisure in Chaa Creek
Day 12 - Transfer to Belize city
Day 13 - At Leisure at Ambergris Caye island
Day 14 - Hol Chan Marine Park
Day 15 - Return to Belize City and fly home
Day 16 - Arrive home
15 Nights from £4,346 €4,315 $4,649
Visit Mayan villages, colourful weavers and the massive pyramids built by powerful civilisations that mysteriously abandoned their cities to the encoaching jungle.
15 Nights from £4,346 €4,315 $4,649Full Itinerary Contact Specialist
Day 1 - Flight to Mexico Cty
Day 2 - Flight to Vlahermosa and visit Agua Azul
Day 3 - Palenque and flight to Merida
Day 4 - Uxmal
Day 5 - Chichén Itzá
Day 6 - Cancún
Days 7-8 - Tikal
Day 9 - Ceibal
Day 10-12 - Aguateca & Antigua
Day 13 - Indian market
Day 14 - Lake Atitlán
Day 15 - Market at Solola
Day 16 - Return to UK
'Our guide seemed to know everyone which led to a smooth trip. Crossing the border between Guatemala and Honduras was like silk both ways.'
Written by Mr & Mrs W.
'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.'
Written by Mr & Mrs W.
'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."
Written by Mr & Mrs W.
'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.'
Written by Mr & Mrs T & Co.
'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.'
Written by Mr & Mrs Mc.
Language: Spanish - Capital: Guatemala City - Time Difference: GMT -6 Hours - Flying time from UK: 14H 55M one stop - Currency: Quetzal
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