Central + South America


ancient cities lost in the jungle, indian markets, cultural richness, uncharterd rainforest

Think of Central America – its richness, strangeness and great beauty – and then imagine it in its most concentrated form. That is Guatemala: a place of fantasy; ancient cities lost in the jungle, towering smoke-ringed volcanoes, teeming Indian markets, vibrant colour, uncharted rainforests, amazing cultural richness and deep indigenous tradition, and a sense of  excitement and exploration that is rarely possible today.

Once the preserve of the backpacker, Guatemala now has several excellent small hotels and posadas, creating a unique network from which our clients can explore even the least visited regions without sacrificing the basic comforts.

Best visited: December to June

All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide, we can arrange ten days in Guatemala (not including flights) from £2500 per person.

“All in all I would not have changed anything. For a honeymoon it was perfect … It was such an amazing trip”
Recent Client, UK

Crown Jewels

For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them.


Antigua is the best perserved colonial town in Guatemala. You feel like you are in Mexico but 50 years ago. It has lovely small hotels set in cobbled streets and a vibrant bar and restaurant scene, whichj makes it perfect for anyone looking for a few days to relax.

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Hidden deep in the jungle and well-preserved, yet Tikal still has that just discovered atmosphere.

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Lake Atitlan

A beautiful, natural lake fringed with villages and markets, it is a lovely area to visit by car or by boat and is fantastic area to relax and watch the world go by.

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local markets

The local markets in Guatemala are a weekly meeting point for any of the communities, they are full of colour and bustling with locals and tourists alike.

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The creation of each individual itinerary starts with a client’s dream.  In discussion we translate these initial desires and aspirations into our vision of the best achievable holiday. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.

discover guatemala

tailor-made holiday to Guatemala


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As every one of the holidays we create is unique, all of our clients come back with different and interesting stories. We love to hear from our clients on their return to find out about their most memorable moments. We from c+l are also always travelling to our destinations and every trip allows us to refine and add value to our clients' future experiences. Below is a selection of ones that we think stand out as ‘extraordinary’.

vibrant colours of guatemala

When our client Tony Frazer-Price was dicussing his up-coming trip to Guatemala, many of his friends told him it was too dangerous to go. He dithered, but with our advice and careful planning, he was very glad he visited, he had a fantastic experience. Getting under the skin of Guatemala allowed him to see its vivid colour, warm people and its ancient ruins.

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Our relationships count for a lot and we still work with some of the same people we have worked with for twenty years. There is also constant change and the teams are always reviewing and adding to the experiences which they can offer and the lodges, hotels and guides they work with.

Gabriela de la baastide


guided tour of Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Gabriela is now our top guide for the beautiful Lake Atitlan after her family moved to Guatemala in 1979. She has lived in six different countries, and has travelled the entire Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Venezuela and the United States. She has unrivalled experience in Guatemala of getting to know new places, people and cultures hence her love for guiding and meeting interesting people. She loves her newly adopted Guatemala, due to its natural beauty, culture, history, variety and most of all the people. We usually utilise guides who were born in the country where they work but form time to time, the objectivity of the outsider brings an added dimension to a clients experience in a place like Guatemala.

Jane henwood de garcia


English speaking guide Guatemala

Jane is British born and educated but whilst travelling through North and Central America she fell in love with both a Guatemalan and the beautiful and varied country of Guatemala. Since 2000 she has lived in Antigua and has been guiding for us since 2004, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge of the country as well as the Western point of view. Sharing Guatemala with tourists is a family affair, her husband and children also work for our agent on the ground.

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Central + South America

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