Antigua Guatemala is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque influenced architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Why visit: Preserved colonial heritage in a valley with three mighty volcanoes. Wonderland.
Why visit: To check the limits of beauty that a human can intake. The market of Chichicastenango is home to what is undoubtedly the most colorful native market in North and Central America, perhaps in the whole Americas. Lake Atitlan (with the town of Panajachel) is considered one of the most beautiful in the world by the famous novelist Aldous Huxley. Three spectacular volcanoes, Toliman, Atitlan and San Pedro are the natural setting of the lake. It has an area of 125 square kilometers and 1,560 meters altitude above the sea level. Important: only Thursday or Sunday are market days.
Finca Filadelfia is very well known as the coffee tours pioneers in Antigua, the most complete insightful and exciting way to experience the origins of true gourmet coffee. During the tour visitors will learn about coffee, how coffee is grown in our plantation with a history of more than 140 years...
Why visit: If you really want to understand Guatemala, this is a must-do. Guatemala City (in full, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción; locally known as Guatemala or Guate), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Guatemala, and the most populous in Central America. The city is located in the south-central area of the country and has a large number of green areas, significant historical places, architecture, cultural institutions and shopping places.
If you are looking for genuine experiences in Guatemala, Laguna Lachuá National Park is a must do for you. The tropical forest opens its secrets in front of you, and rich wildlife and flora round up this picture in a splendid way. Why visit: Tropical forest at its best. The Laguna Lachuá National Park is a cenote in Guatemala. It is located in the rainforest of Coban, has a circular shape and is probably a flooded sinkhole. The place was created as a national park in 1976, covers an area of 145 square km, in which more than 220 species of plants and 210 species of mammals and birds live. Laguna Lachuá is listed and protected inside the RAMSAR Convention, which gives special protection due to the biodiversity of wetlands. Facilities: restaurant, toilets, camping places, viewpoints, forest paths. Requirement: minimum 2 people.
Why visit: Lake Atitlan is one of those places where you don't ask why. And you never regret visiting it. Lake Atitlan is most visited location in Guatemala after Antigua Guatemala. Lake, surrounded by the three big volcanoes, is a place of natural beauty connected with an interesting history of the Maya people that lived on its shores for centuries. Nature and traditions, handicrafts and gastronomy - those are the elements of this eternal story that you will be told on the spot.
Difficulty: average Pacaya is an active volcano complex in Guatemala, which first erupted approximately 23,000 years ago and after being dormant for a century, it erupted violently in 1965 and has been erupting continuously ever since. Pacaya has an elevation of 2,552 metres (8,373 ft), that is the main reason why you should climb this volcano so you wont miss the amazing view.
Guatemalans are proud with Semuc Champey. Not without the reason: a natural beauty of this place is stunning, and what brings more delight to a visitor is the fact that you can swim there. You can climb all the way to the viewpoint above the canyon and amplify the adventure. Why visit: It is a delight, and combined with local gastronomy and customs brings you the genuine experience. Semuc Champey National Park is proclaimed as a natural monument due to its scenic beauty. It is located 76 kilometers from Coban, in a valley with a high sloping hillside, surrounded by tropical rainforest. It includes a natural bridge 300 feet long, on which pools of different shapes and sizes of crystal clear emerald green water are created. It is the most beautiful part of Rio Cahabon. At the end of the bridge water pools fall into the river forming a falls approximately 15 meters high. To visit and get to know this wonder of nature we have designed a full day tour for you. NOTE: minimum 3 persons
Why visit Yaxha: Combination of the ruins and nature makes this place simply breathtaking. Yaxha (or Yaxhá in Spanish orthography) is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of thePetén Basin region, and a former ceremonial center and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250–600). The city is located on a ridge overlooking Lake Yaxha. The name of the city derives from the Mayan for "blue-green water"; it is a notable survival of a Classic period place-name into the modern day. The Yaxha kingdom is estimated to have covered an area of 237 square kilometers (92 square mi) and to have had a peak population of 42,000 in the Late Classic period of Mesoamerican chronology. Yaxha had a long history of occupation with the first settlement being founded sometime in the Middle Preclassic period (c. 1000–350 BC). It developed into the largest city in the eastern Petén lakes region during the Late Preclassic (c. 350 BC – AD 250) and expanded into an enormous city during the Early Classic (c. AD 250–600).At this time, in common with other sites in Petén, it shows a strong influence from the distant metropolis of Teotihuacan in the Valley of Mexico. It was eclipsed during the Late Classic (c. AD 600–900) by neighboring Naranjo but was never completely dominated. The city survived well into the Terminal Classic (c. 800–900) but was abandoned by the Postclassic period (c. 900–1525). The ruins of the city were first reported by Teoberto Maler who visited them in 1904. The site was mapped in the 1930s and again in the 1970s and stabilization work began in the late 1980s. The ruins include the remains of more than 500 structures with a number of major archaeological groups linked by causeways. Approximately 40 Maya stelae have been discovered at the site, about half of which feature sculpture.
Why visit Tikal: Walk in the forest with scattered Mayan buildings will give you insight of this culture, and also splendid experience you'll never forget. Tikal (Tik’al in modern Mayan orthography) is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tikal National Park, we are visiting the following locations: Complex Q, The Central Acropolis, South Acropolis, Great Plaza, Temple IV and finally the Lost World Complex. After our sightseeing, we transfer to restaurant within the park to take the lunch.