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Guatemala Holidays

With a rich Mayan and colonial heritage and spectacular scenery, Guatemala is one of the most striking countries in Latin America. Overlooked by three volcanic peaks, Lake Atitlan in the central highlands must surely be one of the most beautiful lakes anywhere in the world. The villages surrounding it seem lost in time, with locals wearing hand-woven, vividly coloured costumes. Any holiday to Guatemala should also include the former capital, Antigua, an immensely attractive and relaxing city that serves as Guatemala’s cultural and artistic centre. Many of its painstakingly restored Spanish colonial buildings have been converted into stylish hotels.

Also well worth a visit for a day or two on a Guatemala holiday is the town of Chichicastenango, which holds the country’s largest and most colourful market, and has the intriguing Iglesia de Santo Tomas, a unique church with its own style of worship blended from pre-Columbian and Catholic practices.

Another of Guatemala’s highlights is the Mayan site of Tikal. Surrounded by undisturbed rainforest and home to Howler monkeys and toucans, it has arguably the best setting of all Central America’s Mayan ruins. And if you want to really get off the beaten track on a holiday to Guatemala, take a boat down the Rio Dulce towards the Caribbean coast at Livingston, where you may be lucky enough to spot the elusive manatee.

Example Guatemala Holiday Ideas
We can tailor-make any itinerary for you - these Guatemala holiday ideas are intended to be a starting point. Call us if you would like to start planning a trip Guatemala. 020 7666 1260

Total Itineraries: 5      
Classic Mayan Highlights
GuatemalaGuatemala
For a stunningly beautiful and scenic introduction to the highlands and Mayan highlights of Guatemala, this tour is a must. Visit the attractive colonial city of Antigua and the spectacular lake and volcanic area of Lake Atitlan.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
From £2270
per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Central America Journey
PanamaPanama
Costa RicaCosta Rica
GuatemalaGuatemala
This exciting itinerary highlights the best of Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala all in one trip. You visit Panama City and the canal, Costa Rica's Arenal National Park and the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Guatemala's Antigua, Lake Atitlan and the famous market town of Chichicastenango.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
From £2690
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Responsible Travel in Guatemala - Private Tour
GuatemalaGuatemala
See village life and coffee growing communities, visit colourful authentic local markets, explore ancient Mayan ruins at Tikal and Aguateca, and take in picturesque Lake Atitlan and Antigua... a superb cultural trip that also makes a difference.
  • Responsible Travel
  • Scenic Journeys
From £2775
per person
8 day holiday
Flights included
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Classic Guatemala & Belize
GuatemalaGuatemala
BelizeBelize
On this 13-day tour, you’ll discover the highlands and jungle of Guatemala and the turquoise waters of Belize’s Caribbean...
  • Beach Holidays
  • Culture & History
From £2975
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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The Mayan World
GuatemalaGuatemala
HondurasHonduras
MexicoMexico
This 13-day itinerary visits the major Mayan sites in Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, as well as Central America’s volcanic scenery...
  • Culture & History
From £3375
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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