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.
—— IMAGE GALLERY
CURRENCY GUATEMALAN QUETZAL
READ MEN OF MAIZE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
CAMPING AMONG ANCIENT TEMPLES
CITIES OF THE ANCIENT MAYA
FESTIVALS & CELEBRATIONS
GUATEMALA’S CARIBBEAN COAST
GUATEMALA’S PACIFIC COAST
HELICOPTER TOURS & CHARTER FLIGHTS
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.