If there’s one thing Guatemala has plenty of, it’s culture. Visit a modern Maya town to see an array of vibrantly colored typical clothing, witness centuries-old customs, get a behind-the-scenes look at artisans’ workshops, and wander through busy local markets. Experience a shaman ritual firsthand or explore sacred Maya caves that are still used for ceremonies today. A food tour or cooking class will give you a delicious taste of the traditional fare on offer.
Keen on tapping into your inner Indiana Jones? There’s no better place than Guatemala to do it. Here you’ll find the soaring temples of Tikal (a famous archaeological site), as well as more remote and less explored ruins like Ceibal, Uaxactún, and El Mirador. Many of these sites reside deep in the Guatemalan jungle (and serve as home to incredible wildlife) and reaching them can be an adventure unto itself.
If it’s a thrill you’re seeking, Guatemala certainly won’t disappoint. The country is home to lush jungles, picturesque valleys, remote highland regions, and tall volcanic chains, all of which offer plenty of opportunity for adventure. Hike past ancient Maya shrines to tiny indigenous villages, climb a volcano, or explore a cloud forest by mountain bike. Trek through wildlife-filled jungles to reach ancient ruins or kayak alongside Tz’utujil Maya fishermen on a volcano-rimmed lake.
Guatemala – An Incredible Place
No bigger than the state of Tennessee (and less than half the size of the UK), Guatemala is home to a mind-boggling array of cultural, geographic, and historic offerings. Here you’ll find everything from ancient Maya temples and charming colonial cities to misty highland villages and vibrant Caribbean towns. There are simmering volcanoes, lazy rivers, remote cloud forests, and vast swaths of untamed jungle. What makes this country truly unique, though, is the rich culture heritage of the modern-day Mayas.
Viaventure in Guatemala
Viaventure Central America offers multisport adventures in Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. Our trips are tailor-made to suit your tastes and feature everything from volcano climbs and jungle treks to mountain bike excursions through remote indigenous towns. We’ll help you explore the Caribbean coast by kayak, camp beneath an ancient Maya temple, tackle tropical river rapids, and scuba dive or snorkel along the world’s second-largest barrier reef.