Here in Guatemala, beats the heart of the Mayan world. Here, ancient Mayan cities stand proudly against a backdrop of volcanoes, ceiba trees and cascading orchids. Here, mighty rivers flow through 19 different ecosystems and cloud forests meet tropical jungles in breathtaking landscapes. Here, colonial towns stand in legacy to the Spanish colonial era. Here, colorful markets brim with design and texture and the ageless art of “regateo” (bargaining).
Much of the site at the ancient ruins of Tikal, one of the more important Mayan centers of its time, has been excavated making it an extremely interesting and educational excursion.
Located in the highlands, Lake Atitlan is famous for its natural beauty and characterized by colorful Mayan villages that dot the lake. It is surrounded by three traditionally shaped volcanoes. Formed by a collapsed volcano cone, Lake Atitlan is the deepest lake in Central America.
Chichicastenango, known as “Chichi” to the locals, is a colorful market town in the highlands, less than 1 hour from Lake Atitlan. It is flanked by two churches on opposite ends showing a blend of Catholicism and traditional Mayan religion.
Antigua is a charming city in the central highlands, 1 hour from Guatemala City. It is famous for its well-preserved Spanish architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. The town is alive with handicraft shops and street vendors.
Come into a magical world full of adventure, color and tradition, a world named GUATEMALA!
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