is a combination of spectacular nature, a rich history, and magical
cultures, and is only now establishing itself as a destination for
travelers looking for something unique.
Guatemala has 33 volcanoes, many active, within its territory.
Large expanses of jungle, lakes and rivers draw those interested
in eco activities and outdoor sport. The country’s large indigenous
population, descendents of the Maya who occupied the area centuries
ago, lives in the shadow of the ruins of cities like Tikal and Yaxha,
important sites in the Mundo Maya, or Mayan World. These modern
day Maya are pleased to share their vibrant culture with visitors
to centres such as Chichicastenango with its traditional market
and Lake Atitlan, surrounded by three volcanoes. Colonial cities
like Antigua, take travelers back to the 16th and 17th centuries
and everywhere are the colours, aromas and flavours of this interesting
Guatemala’s strategic location spanning Central America makes
it ideal for combination tours to Belize and Honduras each offering
a different experience for people looking for a complete holiday
Guatemala welcomes tourists year around. The rainy season is from
June through September but temperatures are spring like all year.
Nighttime temperatures in the highland areas can be cool while temperatures
in the rain forests and jungles may rise to the mid- to high 30’s
The rainy season is characterized by sunny days with rain in the
afternoon for a couple of hours.
Canadian citizens require a valid passport.
language Spanish / English is spoken in
some tourist areas
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