Fantasy landscape with animals and a volcanic mountain.

Rich Mayan Heritage

Guatemala is synonymous with the Mayan civilization. This ancient culture left behind a treasure trove of pyramids, temples, and hieroglyphs.

Tikal National Park

In the heart of the jungle lies Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The towering temples are a testament to Mayan ingenuity—just don’t challenge the local howler monkeys to a shouting match; you’ll lose.

Quirigua Archaeological Park

Lesser-known Quirigua boasts some of the most impressive stelae and zoomorphic sculptures in the Mayan world. It’s like an ancient art gallery, only the art is carved into massive stones.

Breathtaking Landscapes

Guatemala’s calling card is its dramatic scenery. Volcanoes, lakes, and limestone formations set the stage for Instagram-worthy moments.

Lake Atitlán

Lake Atitlán is a sapphire gem surrounded by volcanoes. Aldous Huxley called it the most beautiful lake in the world, and who are we to argue with the man who dabbled in psychedelics?

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey is a natural limestone bridge with tiered pools. It’s like nature’s waterpark, minus the overpriced snacks and long lines.

Vibrant Culture

Guatemala’s culture is a riot of color, music, and tradition.

Chichicastenango Market

The Chichicastenango Market is a kaleidoscope of textiles, pottery, and masks. It’s a sensory overload, but in the best way possible.

Festivals and Traditions

From the explosive revelry of Semana Santa to the flying colors of the Sumpango Kite Festival, Guatemala’s festivals are as vibrant as a peacock in a disco.

Colonial Architecture

Stroll through cobblestone streets and you’ll feel like you’ve time-traveled to the Spanish colonial era.

Antigua Guatemala

Antigua is a photographer’s dream with its pastel-hued buildings and the three volcanoes playing peek-a-boo in the backdrop.

Spanish Colonial Buildings

Guatemala City’s Centro Histórico whispers tales of the colonial past through its preserved Spanish Colonial buildings.

Adventure Activities

For the adrenaline junkies, Guatemala doesn’t skimp on the thrills.

Volcano Hiking

Conquer one of Guatemala’s volcanoes. Whether it’s the fiery Fuego or the serene Atitlán, it’s a workout with a view.

Caving in Lanquin

Explore the underworld of Lanquin Caves. It’s like caving with a chance of encountering the Mayan god of bats. Spoiler: He’s not Batman.

Unique Wildlife

Birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts, rejoice! Guatemala offers a front-row seat to Central America’s diverse fauna.

Monterrico Nature Reserve

Monterrico Nature Reserve is where sea turtles make their grand entrance. It’s like reality TV but with more shells and less drama.

Biotopo del Quetzal

The Biotopo del Quetzal is your chance to spot the elusive, resplendent quetzal. It’s like a game of Where’s Waldo, but the prize is seeing a living rainbow.

Delicious Cuisine

Guatemalan food is an underrated star in the culinary universe.

Traditional Dishes

Feast on pepian or kak’ik, and you’ll understand why the locals are smiling all the time.

Coffee Plantations

Guatemalan coffee is the liquid equivalent of a warm hug. Touring a plantation is both an educational and a palate-pleasing affair.

Warm Locals

Guatemalans are the heart and soul of the country’s welcoming spirit.

Community Tourism

Engage in community tourism and you’ll get stories to tell, not just souvenirs to buy.

Language Schools

Enroll in a language school and you’ll learn Spanish with a side of salsa—both the dance and the condiment.

Budget-Friendly Destination

Your wallet will breathe a sigh of relief in Guatemala.

Affordable Accommodation

Affordable accommodations range from hostels to homestays, proving you don’t need to be a millionaire to sleep comfortably.

Low-Cost Experiences

Low-cost experiences abound. Why spend a fortune when you can immerse in culture without immersing in debt?

Easy Access to Other Destinations

Guatemala is the Central American version of a travel junction.

Proximity to Other Central American Countries

Nestled between Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador, it’s like having a sampler platter of countries at your doorstep.

Diverse Itineraries

With diverse itineraries spanning from the cobblestones of Antigua to the Caribbean vibes of Livingston, the hardest decision is choosing where to go first.

About the author

At the helm of Remote Expeditions, Tristan adeptly combines exploration, photography, tour design, web development, and tour leadership, encapsulating the essence of a versatile travel entrepreneur. His mission is to offer a limited number of high-quality tours each year, ensuring an unparalleled travel experience steering clear of mass tourism. He aims to guide you towards the true essence of each destination, facilitating a deep connection with both nature and yourself.