How To Plan Your Guatemala Trip!

This video shows you why Guatemala should be your next destination! With its vibrant culture, delicious food, intriguing history, stunning architecture, and beautiful landscapes, it is a paradise for all kinds of travelers! Our Guatemala travel guide is bursting at the seams with all you need to know before you go to this underrated Central American country. We give so many tips, like what kind of clothing to pack, how much entrance fees & activities cost, when the dry & wet seasons are and what “Guatemalan time” means. We also suggest where to stay in Guatemala. Most importantly, we highlight the best places to visit and things to do while traveling Guatemala! Tikal National Park is a must-see destination for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Located deep in the tropical rainforest, Tikal is home to some of the most incredible and unique wildlife in the world. From the iconic howler monkeys to the vibrant toucans, there’s something new and exciting to see every day. Additionally, Tikal boasts an incredible array of ancient Mayan ruins, making it an ideal destination for history buffs. Visit Tikal and explore the mysteries of the jungle, uncover the secrets of the ancient Mayans, and marvel at the beauty of nature. Are you looking for an exciting boat tour that will take you to some of the most amazing places in Central America? Look no further than a private boat tour from Rio Dulce of Lake Izabal with a visit to San Felipe Castle, the Black Lagoon and Livingston Guatemala. Starting at the Spanish-built San Felipe Castle, you’ll get to experience its well-preserved and cool-looking structure, artifacts, stories and views. Then, you’ll gain perspective as you see how natives live in a fishing village on the way to the Black Lagoon, an area filled with lush vegetation, incredible wildlife and a sort of magical peace. When you arrive in Livingston Guatemala, you can learn about its unique culture and history, especially that of the Garifuna. Lake Atitlan is surrounded by three volcanoes, creating a majestic backdrop and an unforgettable experience. You can take in the incredible views from boat rides, hikes, or even from the large window in a cooking school at Santa Cruz la Laguna. The lake is also home to several Mayan villages where you can discover more in-depth the culture and traditions of the local people. When it comes to activities, there’s plenty to do. You can visit a women’s weaving cooperative or a local art gallery, you can learn how chocolate is made and how to make tortillas, you can dress up in traditional clothing and you can find special handicrafts for souvenirs or gifts. So if you’re looking for a spectacular haven that offers a little something for everyone, Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is the perfect place. Cobán, Guatemala is full of surprises! From traditional Mayan culture to the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding rainforest, this city is a must-visit for any traveler. Don’t forget to try the delicious street food for breakfast! From pupusas to empanadas and chile rellenos, Cobán offers a delectable array of flavors to satisfy any appetite, including fresh & sweet treats in a panaderia. Bonus, the prices are unbeatable! Another must-do while in Guatemala is signing up for & participating in a cooking class. Learn the art of traditional Mayan cuisine in their fun and informative hands-on classes! Have a blast while learning to make tamales, enchiladas, dobladas and other traditional foods. You even get to partake of your tasty dishes at the end! Semuc Champey Natural Monument should definitely be on your Guatemala itinerary! With its breathtaking views and amazing activities, you won’t want to miss the chance to explore this magnificent destination. The candlelight cave tour is one of the best things to do to at Semuc Champey. Be sure to hike up to a phenomenal viewpoint of the turquoise blue pools, even though it is quite strenuous. Afterwards, you get the reward of taking a dip in the crystal clear pools where you can see the intricate formations of the limestone rocks and the the rare species of fish below.

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