An Old World full of New Discoveries
Known as the land of eternal spring Guatemala is the beating heart of the Mayan world. The legacy of this once great civilization dates back over four thousand years and its culture still lives and breathes in the country today. From the practice of ancestral traditions to its vibrant traditional dress Guatemala lets you see, touch and taste its culture and history in a way that other countries just can’t.
As the heart of the Mayan world Guatemala is home to some of the cultures most important archaeological sites. The jungle cities of Tikal, Yaxhá, El Mirador, Quiriguá and Q’umarkaj stand out as some of the most impressive examples of this once great people’s power and dominance.
The unique geography of Guatemala means it also overflows with ecological riches. It is home to more than 720 bird species and has an astonishing variety of micro-climates. The level of diversity in its animal and plant life is truly the envy of the world.
All trips to and from Guatemala go through the Capital’s international airport. There are also domestic commercial flights to the three main regional airports of Flores (Tikal), Puerto Barrios (Caribbean coast) and Retalhuleu (Pacific coast). This makes travelling to the country’s major destinations a quick and simple experience.
Guatemala’s color and grandeur will capture your heart while the its daily life will immerse your senses in the sounds, scents and people of the country. Its blend of hospitality, ancient culture and inspiring landscapes make Guatemala the ideal destination for your vacation.