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    Tailor Made Holidays Guatemala

    Modestly sized Guatemala is a magical mix of ancient culture, ancestral customs and a combination of Catholic and Mayan traditions, plus a monopoly of colourful people, verdant landscapes and impressive historical architecture. Guatemala holidays show spectacular landscapes enveloped by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, which seemingly transform minute by minute and include at least 19 different ecosystems.

    Verdant landscapes and impressive historical architecture abound, while the legacy of the Mayan civilisation is highlighted at Tikal where stone pyramids protrude from the thick tropical treetops. The Mayan civilisation flourished in the tropical forested lowlands and their legacy can be experienced at Tikal. Tikal in Guatemala is among the most impressive of the Mayan ruins and the 1 hour flight from the capital saves over 10 hours overland travel.

    Chichicastenango is one of Latin America’s best and most colourful indigenous markets and this is easily reached as part of a 3 day circular tour of Guatemala’s Western Highlands, including beautiful Lake Atitlan.

    Within its terrain, the beautiful former colonial capital of Antigua, built by the Spanish conquistadores has become the quintessential location to learn Spanish in the Americas. Antigua is the former colonial capital of Central America is an elegant colonial town beautifully surrounded by perfectly shaped volcanoes and patchwork farmlands. For 200 years it was only surpassed in importance throughout the American continent by Mexico City and Lima. Today the exquisite Spanish colonial centre offers elegant 16th and 17th century architecture, tranquil central squares and convents, chapels and monasteries on every corner. Present day whims are also wonderfully catered for with stylish boutique hotels, luxurious shops and superb international cuisine alongside indigenous Mayan markets. Stay at the towns deluxe hotels and discover Antigua really is unique in the world.

    Travel to Guatemala is excellent to combine neighbouring Belize, as it offers the perfect beach addition with 300 kilometres of Mesoamerican Reef running along its Caribbean Coast. We can put together a bespoke luxury tour for both countries.

    Capital City

    Guatemala City

    Languages

    Spanish

    Currency

    Quetzal

    Time Difference (GMT) - 7 hours

    Climate & average temperatures

    Guatemala
    Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
    Temp °C 21 23 25 26 27 25 24 24 24 22 21 20
    Rain mm 10 8 11 20 135 262 188 174 260 100 20 5
    Airlines

    Iberia

    Flight time from UK

    13 1/2 hours

     
    Visa requirements

    Not with a UK passport

    Health requirements

    Contact your GP for information


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    Key features of this accommodation...

    Casa Encantada
    A wonderful boutique hotel located in the colonial heart of Antigua city
    9 rooms, 1 suite, River kayaking & deep-sea fishing, Volcano hiking, mountain biking & Mayan site visits

    casa santo domingo
    An innovative yet classic colonial hotel/museum, evoking another century in the heart of Antigua
    128 rooms, 2 restaurants & 1 bar, Museums, galleries, guided tours, horse riding & farm tours

    casa palopo
    Casa Palopo
    Guatemala
    An exclusive, charming retreat magnificently set on the shores of Lake Atitlan, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world
    7 rooms, Horse riding nearby, trips to the lake, cultural & market tours, walking & hiking,, 1 villa

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