Guatemala is a land of colour and a blend of Spanish colonial Heritage and ancient ruin son a vanished Maya civilisation. A journey in Guatemala takes the traveller from the lush vegetation of the warm lowlands to the cooler pine forest of the highlands. The central area is a region of lakes and volcanoes for which Guatemala is known throughout the world.
Guatemala City is the starting point for exploration and is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, a blend of contemporary buildings and magnificent colonial architecture.
Tikal, located in the dense jungle of Peten, is the largest known Mayan site. It is a magnificent reminder of the great Mayan civilisation that flourished here over 2000 years ago.
Antigua is a town where time stands still. Once, the third largest City in all Spanish colonial America and for 200 years the capital of Guatemala, it is today a peaceful, beautiful and partially restored colonial city. Cobblestone streets wind through the city of majestic churches and monasteries.
The highland stucco-white village of Chichicastenango is located 140 km northwest of Guatemala City. Every Sunday and Thursday Chichicastenago is home of the one of the most vibrant markets in Central America. Another mayor attraction in Chichicastenango is the 400 year old church of Santo Tomás.
Quetzaltenago is the second largest city in Guatemala and is surrounded by volcanoes, mountains, rivers, valleys and thermal waters. The market of San Francisco El Alto, the largest open –air Indian market in Central Americas, is located close by.
Lake Atitlán, known for its natural beauty and colourful Mayan villages, lies hog among the volcanoes of Guatemala. Santiago is the largest indigenous village on the lake and its market is one of the most important in the area.
Retalhuleu, located in the lowlands, it is a coast land from the pacific area of Guatemala. This place is a beautiful Land in witch are located thematic park Xetulul, the third biggest amusement park in Latin America and Xocomil, the best aquatic park in Central America. Retalhuleu has natural reserves ideal to take nature and adventure tours.
Copan, in Honduras is mentioned here due to its accessibility from Guatemala. It is one of the most fascinating Mayan archaeological sites and represents the highest artistic and cultural achievements of the Mayan civilization.