Guatemala

GTA

SMILE. YOU’VE LANDED IN GUATEMALA.

 

 

Guatemala is the soul of Central America—realm of Maya kings and seat of colonial power. Forgotten cities rise from lowland jungle, echoing with the calls of howler monkeys and toucans. Highland market towns bustle energetically, as ancient prayers rise in the smoke of copal incense.

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Guatemala map
CAPITAL  GUATEMALA CITY

LANGUAGE  SPANISH

CURRENCY  GUATEMALAN QUETZAL

READ  MEN OF MAIZE

TASTE  TAMALES

SIP  LIMONADA CON SODA

EXPERIENCE  DAYBREAK AT TIKAL’S TEMPLE IV

In Guatemala, the land is alive. Its mountainous spine links 34 volcanoes—19 of which are active and rumbling. Visitors can access several of these summits, earning views of glowing lava and fiery sunsets.

Tikal sunset Guatemala

Guatemala is also a biological hotspot, sustaining nineteen distinct eco-regions. Local wildlife includes over 700 species of birds, approximately 250 species of mammals, and upwards of 200 different reptiles and amphibians. Visitors can also observe jaguars, tapirs, quetzals and sea turtles.

Tikal Flores Guatemala

Here, plant life is similarly diverse. More than 8,000 species of plant have been identified to date, including 550 varieties of orchid. Understandably, roughly 28% of Guatemala’s territory is protected in reserves and national parks.

Highlands

December through April are Guatemala’s sunniest months, ergo the best time to visit. During the Christmas season and Holy Week, traditional festivals overflow with color and pageantry. Rainy season extends from May to September. Regional temperatures vary with altitude and coastal proximity.

Kite Festival

La Aurora International Airport, located just four miles south of central Guatemala City, offers regional connections to Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru. From the USA, direct flights arrive from Chicago (4.5 hours), Los Angeles (4.5 hours), Houston (3 hours) and Miami (2.5 hours).

lake view suite La Lancha

LANDED designs customized vacations to areas throughout Guatemala. We organize luxury accommodations, charter flights, and tours with expert guides. Extensions can also be arranged to the beaches of Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica. Speak with a travel planner today at 801.582.2100. We’ll take care of the details.

ACTIVE ADVENTURE

ANTIGUA

CAMPING AMONG ANCIENT TEMPLES

CHICHICASTENANGO

CITIES OF THE ANCIENT MAYA

FESTIVALS & CELEBRATIONS

GUATEMALA’S CARIBBEAN COAST

GUATEMALA CITY

GUATEMALA’S PACIFIC COAST

HELICOPTER TOURS & CHARTER FLIGHTS

HIGHLAND MARKETS

LA LANCHA

LAKE ATITLAN

LAS VERAPACES

QUIRIGUA

TIKAL

TRAVEL
GUIDES

MACHU PICCHU

Machu Picchu is a city of gods. In the same breath, it bears witness to the power of the human imagination. Towering amongst the clouds, suspended between the Amazon and Andes, each rock seems hitched to the moon, sun, and stars.