Guatemala offers an unspoilt view of Central America. The
Mayan communities who live in the highlands still wear traditional
weavings and follow arcane religious rituals where idol worship is
a main theme.
Antigua is one of Guatemala's principal destinations with its
colonial architecture, tropical gardens, plazas and cobbled
streets. Here you will find the cultural epicentre of
Guatemala where the arts flourish and its traditions and folklore
are still very much alive. The late afternoon light is truly
inspiring and it is then that you see the true beauty of Antigua
with buildings such as Las Capuchinas and the cathedral wonderfully
The still active Pacaya Volcano is a marvellous place to hike
and rewards climbers with some spectacular lava flows. Lake Atitlan
has been called "the most beautiful lake in the world", a
wondrous place to appreciate scenery and admire the deepest lake in
Central America. The lake basin supports existing Mayan communities
through coffee growth and a variety of farm crops including corn
and avocados. Attractive village markets like those at
Chichicastenango teem with local craft and produce.
Tikal National Park is a World Heritage site with Maya
skyscrapers and ancient temples pushing up through the jungle
canopy. An ancient land of mystery and intrigue.