Dotted with 33 volcanoes, fascinating ancient ruins as well as both the highest mountain and deepest lake in Central America, Guatemala is a compact hidden gem.

One of the best places to learn of the Maya people that once ruled over Mesoamerica, Guatemala proudly clings to its ancient roots. Only about 2% of the country has been urbanised, with the rest remaining as naturally stunning now as it was in the days before Europeans landed in the Americas. The birthplace of chocolate with a delicious mixture of Mayan and Spanish cuisine, Guatemala (“land of trees” in Maya-Toltec language) is Central America’s land of timeless adventure.

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  • As the highest point in Central America, Tajumulco Volcano provides incredible views and photo opportunities, as the mountains below poke up through the clouds.
  • The beautifully preserved colonial city of Antigua is lined with colourful facades and hospitable people, and offers a fascinating insight into the real Guatemala.
  • Lake Atitlan encapsulates everything that makes Guatemala so exciting, with both the incredible Volcan San Pedro and the fascinating Iximche ruins nearby.
  • Situated in the remote northern forests, the mysterious Maya ruins of Tikal are some of the finest traces of the mysterious culture that once dominated this part of the world.

Nicaragua Guatemala Belize Tour

19 nights

€5,985 pp plus taxes