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Why is Guatemala considered a top bucket list destination?

Guatemala is an easy country to visit; distances are short from its main hub, Guatemala City. It is a diverse country that encompasses Mayan archaeological sites, colonial picturesque cities, nature and culture. You will be amazed at the number of volcanos it has with some of them active. For the adventurous, a hike to a Guatemala volcano is a must-do. The country has very strong Mayan and Spanish influences. Travelling by small villages in the highlands, you will notice many people still communicate in the Mayan language. It is a great place to interact with locals and admires them in their daily life, especially at the Chichicastenango market.

What are the top bucket list activities on a Guatemala vacation?

Be sure to visit the marvellous town of Antigua and experience it on a walking tour, and savour the town’s best cafes and restaurants. Close to Antigua is the Pacaya active volcano, considered a soft adventure activity where you can hike to contemplate amazing views of volcanoes in the north, the Pacific lowlands and the neighbouring country of El Salvador. For a deeper cultural connection, visit the Chichi Market (open on Thursdays and Sundays) one of the largest markets in Central America where you will see Maya people in their traditional dress. Also head to the most beautiful lake surrounded by mountains, volcanoes and small villages, Lake Atitlan, where you can practice kayaking, hiking and biking. Finally, do not miss a visit to the glorious site of Tikal, the ancient Mayan temple


Bucket List Travel Ideas

  • Best of Guatemala

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the highlights of this amazing country. These include Antigua, a charming Colonial style city, Chichicastenango, a small town with a mountain backdrop and a very special atmosphere, Lake Atitlan, a beauty spot and Tikal, one of the most amazing sites of the Mayan civilization.
    9 Days
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    US$ 2,366
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Guatemala See Trip Details
  • World of the Maya: San Salvador to Guatemala City

    The World of the Maya has many faces crossing many countries: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. Join this journey of discovery through the heart of Mayan civilization.
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,817
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Family Vacations, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    El Salvador See Trip Details
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