GUATEMALA LUXURY TRAVEL

GUATEMALA LUXURY TRAVEL

TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL GUATEMALA

A country rich in both culture and natural beauty, Guatemala is the place to visit in Central America for travelers with a passion for adventure and a fascination with ancient civilizations. Visitors will find tropical, humid jungle as well as cooler, temperate climates in the mountainous highland areas. While the ruins of ancient Mayan pyramids wait to be explored within the dense jungle, the modern-day descents of the Maya also carry on their traditions throughout the country. Travelers will also be charmed by the colonial city of Antigua and dazzled by the crystal blue waters and volcanic peaks of Lake Atitlán.

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GUATEMALA'S HIGHLIGHTS

GUATEMALA'S HIGHLIGHTS

Antigua

This charming colonial city is characterized by cobblestone streets and colorful houses. Your expert guide will show you the historical center, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 because of its well-preserved Guatemalan Baroque style architecture. In some cases, only the beautiful facades of the buildings remain after the 1773 earthquake, while others were specially designed to withstand the tremors and are still intact today. During the colonial era, Antigua was the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala, part of the Spanish Empire, for some 200 years until it was moved to Guatemala City after a devastating earthquake.

Lake Atitlán

Lake Atitlan is the deepest lake in Central America, reaching depths of about 1115 feet. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Atitlan boasts spectacular views of the three surrounding volcanoes. The natural beauty of the crystal blue lake is complemented by the prevalent indigenous culture found in the traditional lakeside villages where traditional dress is still worn. In one of the villages, a master textile artist works to recuperate and preserve traditional weaving techniques. Visitors will also find a fascinating blend of Catholic and indigenous spiritual beliefs in this area, which can be experienced with a visit to the shrine to the folk deity, Maximon, which moves to a new house in the village each year.

Tikal

Set apart from other ruins by its location deep within the Guatemalan jungle, the pyramids of Tikal are some of the most remarkable examples of ceremonial architecture from the Mayan civilization. Tikal once supported an estimated population of 100,000 people who inhabited it from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. Now, this UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site is ruled by toucans, parrots, and monkeys, which visitors will hear as they explore these impressive ruins with a private guide. Archaeologists have identified over 3,000 structures, and in its heyday, the city probably covered as much as 25 square miles (65 sq. km).

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