Guatemala Holidays

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Highlights of Guatemala from £2,220

Relax in the colonial plazas of stunning Antigua, Guatemala and watch the pyramids of Tikal slowly emerge as the mists rise above the jungle...


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Rainforest, Ruins & Reefs from £4,495

Highlights - Maya ruins of Tikal and Caracol; Wonderful rain and pine forest; World's second largest barrier reef... Read more ...


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Mayas & Markets from £2,995

Highlights - Wonderful archaeological sites; Colourful markets and villages; Beautiful volcanoes and lakes... Read more ...



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Best time to be there

Known as the country of eternal spring, Guatemala is good to visit all year round but the dry season is November to May. The climate also varies according to altitude. The low-lying jungle areas such as El Peten are generally hot and sticky, in contrast to the highlands which are pleasantly warm during the day but can be very cool at night.

Fly to

Guatemala City - daily via Miami

flying time

12 hours

time difference

GMT -6 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever if arriving from an infected area



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Guatemala maybe small but the memories it inspires, like its dazzling range of attractions, are immense. Returning guests describe a candlelit supper among the haunting ruins of Yaxta temple - a unique A&K treat - as a 'once in a lifetime experience'.

A shamanic ceremony was equally atmospheric. Our guide knew the exact village house where the deity Maximon took ritualistic centre stage. His effigy was draped in scarves and broad brimmed hats, and a cigar placed between his lips, removed occasionally to pour spirits into his mouth. 'I new I was witnessing something very special,' wrote our client.

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Very special is our trademark in Guatemala. We use highly qualified guides with detailed local knowledge and superb contacts: the best vehicles - you'll thank us for you A&K 4WD on the wilder roads - and can arrange seamless travel to surrounding countries.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent Guatemalan holiday in 2014 and you'll explore a country described as Central America in miniature, with everything from ruins to rainforests and colonial churches to Indian markets. Antigua, a hotbed of Spanish language schools, is swaddled by three volcanoes and blends picturesque colonial architecture with Mayan colour, particularly during Easter's sensory overload.

You'll also understand Aldous Huxley's claim that Atitlán is the world's most beautiful lake. How do we know? Well guests already report waking up at Casa Palopo to see an exquisite trinity of volcanic peaks above a glassy-calm lake.

Head north on a luxury A&K tour and you'll find Mayan temples snuggling into fecund jungle; the monumental pyramids of Tikal and Yaxta spiking above the canopy, the almost reverential silence shattered by the howler monkey's extraordinary screech.

And we can't omit Chichicastenango in the highlands, famed for its market flogging everything from animals to medicinal plants and hot tortilla. It prompted one guest to recommend 'Jump in a flete taxi with your guide and explore the area. It's authentic, it's amazing, it's what we travel for, isn't it?'
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Suggested Guatemala Accommodation Offers

Meson Panza Verde 

Guatemala 

After the capital was moved away from Antigua to Guatemala City, it is said only the poor were left to survive on avocadoes, resulting in a proud generation of 'green bellies' or Panza Verde residing in Antigua today.


La Lancha 

Guatemala 

On arrival, guests are welcomed with a refreshing drink and often also by the calls of the resident troupe of howler monkeys high in the surrounding forest canopy. La Lancha forms part of the Ford Coppola Resorts...


Casa Palopo Atitlan 

Guatemala 

Casa Palopó is one of Guatemala's finest hotels combining excellent service with local colour whilst offering jaw-dropping views of Lake Atitlan. Described by author Aldous Huxley as the 'most beautiful lake in the...



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Guest Testimonial

Amos, our driver from Thousand Hills - I can't sing his praises enough. He arrived bang on time, was very amiable and friendly the whole journey, and was very accommodating to my every need and request.

- MM, Edinburgh


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