Guatemala is exceptionally rich: jungle with paradisiacal waterfalls, pure lakes and Mayan history in sound and light
After all, Guatemala is Indiana Jones’ country when you look at it. The best that a journey can offer is right here. Climbing volcanoes in the middle of the night to watch the sun rise over the lake, searching for waterfalls lost in the jungle, meeting the Guatemalan people. To top it all off, you can drink a divine rum, the Zapaca Centenario.
Guatemala is a tourist country, it is even the economic engine of the country. However, if Tikal is a must, it is recommended to leave the beaten tracks. It is not easy, because the transport is random, but the reward is great.
Ma’alob k’iin, In k’aaba’e Christine, wa alike chik’in, kiimak ool ats ik ! Hello Guatemala!
At the top of Guatemala’s most popular attractions, Lake Atitlán
Equal between adventure and swimming: Cemuc Champey and Lanquin
Just after the waterfalls and the river, more water, but in the dark this time. It’s the incredible candlelight tour of the K’anba Caves…
Top of culture and emotion: Tikal! From the jungle, howler monkeys and ruins haunted by the Mayan spirit
Tikal is a place as important as Angkor Wat in Cambodia or Karnak in Egypt
As with ancient sites in general, it’s a good idea to prepare a little for the visit to understand the history. Like Angkor Wat, you don’t have to be crazy about archaeology to go there. The Tikal site is of profound beauty. Guatemala has well understood the mechanics of it. To be touched by the grace of the stone, the visit is usually done at night so that you can have a front row seat and watch the sun rise over the pyramids. The jungle wakes up quietly to the song of howler monkeys and the forest stretching and breathing… A moment that stays in your memory.
Guatemala still has many surprises in store for you, and not the bad ones
Laguna Lanchua is a lake lost in the middle of the jungle. For the blow, no tourists in sight! The site is not very easy to access and only the adventurers with a temperament well tempered will spend a good night in the middle of scorpions and spiders in a wooden hut without electricity.
Antigua is a Guatemalan city of incomparable charm
Neither too big nor too developed, it is not saturated with tourists. It’s where the parties are the most beautiful with a glass of rum and jovial Guatemalans. The city is like many places in Guatemala, still preserved. The ruins can be visited for sure but it is easy to feel lonely among the moss covered stones and it is nice to sit a little bit in the middle of the disjointed blocks and enjoy the show.