During our time in this intense country, we will raft the exciting white waters of the Rio Cahabon & Rio Dulce and swim in the enchanting pools of Semuc Champey. We then transfer to the rainforest to explore the Mayan archaology by boat and by foot.
Guatemala (‘place of many trees’) lives up to its name and gives visitors an thrilling view of Central America. The country with the highest and most active volcanoes, remarkable Mayan ruins, dense jungles and an indigenous culture that flourishes through its traditional music, lively dance and colourful embroidered clothing. The Mayan heart of Central America, Guatemala borders Mexico to the north and west, Belize to the northeast and Honduras and El Salvador to the east. Scattered around this mountainous and jungle covered country, the impressive ancient Mayan ruins and colonial buildings are a reminder of Guatemala’s heritage and civilised past. Until recently, Guatemala was little visited and this culturally rich, archaeologically fascinating country, with its diverse natural environment, is a one-off that must be visited to be understood. At the end of this trip you have an optional 3 day extension to visit Monterrico on the Pacific Coast. This all black sand beach is a haven for turtles and you can visit the nurseries of the Parlama turtle as well as enjoy a mangrove tour or simply relax on the beach listening to the ocean.