Central + South America
Experience the beauty, culture and magic of central America
Guatemala is 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.
Quite simply it is Central America in its most concentrated form. We often recommend starting in the pretty colonial city of Antigua, exploring the cobblestone streets and local markets with our hand-picked guide, before travelling to stunning Lake Atitlán to stay in one our favourite lodges on the water’s edge. For adventurers, we can arrange a whole host of experiences, from kayaking to zip-lining and hikes in the surrounding valleys, but if you prefer a slower pace, simply relaxing and watching life on the lake can be equally rewarding.
Further north in Tikal, we can arrange a night spent camping in the impressive ruins of Uaxactun, which date back further than any other Mayan city. At dusk, you’ll climb a lookout tower for sunset drinks, followed by night-time jungle exploration, before retiring to bed where you’ll be soothed to sleep by all the sounds of the jungle.
Getting it right every time
Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.
We will continue refining your itinerary, adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.
Stories from Guatemala
"You provided the perfect variety – city, jungle and beach – without leaving us exhausted from too much travel."
Every aspect of the trip – hotels, guides, tours – was beyond enjoyable and made for a memorable experience. You were right about the volcano being strenuous (probably beyond our capability) but we made it with the help of excellent guides and horses! Thanks again for a wonderful experience.
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Each of our dedicated experts has extensive knowledge of the destinations they specialise in. They are continuously re-visiting, trying and testing so that they can offer you up to date and little-known insights into the regions they are so passionate about.