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Guatemala holidays by Cox & Kings

Guatemala is a small country located in the heart of the ancient Mayan world that offers a spectacular range of attractions. Discover beautiful colonial cities with cobblestone streets and Mayan sites with towering pyramids.

The region’s natural beauty includes highland mountains, shimmering lakes bordered by volcanoes, and jungles teeming with birds and wildlife. Indigenous Mayan people, who make up sixty percent of the population, proudly maintain their traditions and languages, and wear traditional colourful textiles.

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Key facts

  • Capital Guatemala City
  • Currency Quetzal
  • Flying time from London 13.5 hours
  • Official language(s) Spanish
  • Time difference -6 GMT
  • Visa requirements Visa required for UK passport holders

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