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  • "Our trip to Guatemala was a great success. Thanks for organising such a great itinerary. There was plenty of contrasts, changes of pace etc to ensure there was always something of interest without being rushed around from sight to sight."
    Ms Alexander
  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and all travel connections worked perfectly."
    Mr Ainsworth

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Guatemala is a small country located it the heart of the Mayan world that offers a spectacular range of attractions. Discover beautiful colonial cities with cobblestone streets and ancient Mayan sites with towering pyramids. The natural beauty includes the mountains of the highland region, shimmering lakes surrounded by volcanoes, and jungles teeming with birds and wildlife. Indigenous Mayan people, who make up 60% of the population, proudly maintain their traditions and languages, and wear traditional colourful textiles.

What to see

There are many Mayan ruins which are worth visiting. Other attractions include the colonial city of Antigua, the original Spanish capital and Lake Atitlan, a lake located in the centre of the Country, surrounded by high mountains and volcanic peaks.

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Key Facts

Capital: Guatemala City
Flying time from London: 13 hours 35 minutes (via Madrid with Iberia)
Time difference: GMT -6
Population: 13,276,517
Currency: Quetzal
Official Language(s): Spanish
Visa (UK Passport Holders): Not Required

Before You Go:

Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope

Look out for some scenes shot at the ancient Maya site of Tikal.
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