Guatemala Adventure Holidays
It is fair to say a certain mysterious magic can be found in Guatemala, and for the travellers who venture here, a feeling of being cast under its spell! The mystique Mayans legacy lives on in the ruins of El Mirador, known as the cradle of the Maya civilisation and Tikal - the place to go for atmospheric sunsets. An adventure holiday here invites you to delve into this extraordinary culture, take a boat out across stunning Lake Atitlan and ponder your own Mayan destiny.
Our adventure holidays in Guatemala for 2016/17 are shown below:
Adventure holidays in Guatemala
If you thought you had seen every shade of green possible, just wait until you visit Guatemala. From jungle clad mountain sides, to the towering national tree, the Ceiba, you can be sure that the outstanding colour in most of your photos will be green.
The country is spectacular and the opportunities for adventure travel here are boundless. Kayak on the beautiful volcanic Lake Atitlan, cycle through villages and plantations in the highlands, and after a bumpy ride through the jungle, cool off with a swim in the bright turquoise limestone pools at Semuc Champey, natural formations created by the Cahabon River.
The culture in Guatemala is a mix of Maya traditions and colonial influences, with pockets of Garifuna culture where the country meets the Caribbean. It's easy to explore all sides of the culture in Guatemala. Climb the ancient Maya ruins at Tikal, one of the world's most famous Maya relics (you'll recognise it from Star Wars as well). Wander the cobbled streets of Antigua and pick up some street food from one of the vendors under the famous arch, learn how to make chocolate and sip on some of the best coffee in the world.
With a pleasant climate, enjoying warm days and mild evenings year round, it's hard to pick a best time to visit Guatemala. The rainy season is between May and October. The most popular time to visit is between December and March and July and August.