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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Highlights - Maya ruins of Tikal and Caracol; Wonderful rain and pine forest; World's second largest barrier reef... Read more ...
Highlights - Wonderful archaeological sites; Colourful markets and villages; Beautiful volcanoes and lakes... Read more ...
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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.
Guatemala City - daily via Miami
GMT -6 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
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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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.
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 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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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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