Guatemala
Explore Guatemala

Guatemala is a beautiful country that has many ancient Mayan ruins such as Tikal and Mirador.  It also has active volcanoes, lush tropical rainforests, abundant animal and bird life, and gorgeous bodies of water, such as Lake AtitlanGuatemala City has all the amenities of a larger Central American city with the restaurants, hotels, clubs, discos, etc. But with only a short drive to either Antigua or Chichicastenango, you can seemingly turn back the clock a couple of centuries. The city of Antigua has exceptional charm and historic beauty.  Chichicastenango is a town full of tradition, with the biggest market in the region. Guatemala has stunning crafts and craftsmanship, especially notable are the woodworking, weaving, and textiles.   There are beautiful beaches on the Pacific coast as well as some beautiful, sleepy fishing villages.  Whatever you are looking for in Guatemala, we can take you there!

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Marvel at the ancient ruins of Tikal

Enjoy beautiful Lake Atitlan

Walk through the streets of classic Antigua

Enjoy the local market at Chichicastenango

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Facts & Statistics:
Name: Guatemala
Population: 12,701,000
Capital: Guatemala City; 951,000
Languages: Spanish, Amerindian languages
Currency: Quetzal, U.S. dollar, others allowed

The name Guatemala means ‘Land of the Trees’ in the Maya-Toltec language.

Twenty-one distinct Mayan languages as well as several non-Mayan Amerindian languages are spoken here, especially in the rural areas.

Tajamulco Volcano is the highest point in Guatemala, with an altitude of 4,220 meters/ 13,845 ft. above sea level.

There are three UNESCO World Heritage sites, namely, Antigua Guatemala, Archeoligical Park and Ruins of Quirigua and Tikal National Park.

The name “Tikal” means City of Voices.

The spectacular Mayan ruins of Tikal encompass vast pyramidal temples, ball courts, causeways, plazas and public buildings that extend over some 16 sq km (6 sq miles).

There are currently about 3000 known structures in the Mayan Ruins of Tikal, however many more are thought to remain uncovered beneath the dense vegetation of the jungle.

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