Tikal ruins and pyramids

Guatemala

The heart of Central America is shaped by smouldering volcanoes, lush rainforest and ancient Mayan culture

Adventure Holidays in Guatemala

Epic trekking routes through the jungle, white-water rafting, miles of caves and countless zip lining opportunities: adventurers are spoilt for choice in Guatemala. With Exodus you can hike through traditional Indian villages, coffee plantations and cloud forest, walk to the lava fields of active Pacaya and to the steaming crater of Cerro Quemado. And there are more than 1,000 classified Mayan sites here. The Mayas dedicated an immense amount of time to erecting giant monuments of stone, in the form of temples, pyramids and palaces. There are also fantastic forests, a wonderful coastline and dramatic volcanoes overlooking Lake Atitlan, which the local people proudly claim as the most beautiful lake in the world.

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Our travellers rate our Guatemala holidays as

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Guatemala Adventure Holidays

Antigua

La Ruta Maya

Explore ruins, rainforest, villages and beaches in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Discovery & Wildlife
16 days inc. flights
From £3,139
Activity Level: Leisurely
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Coral Reef and Sea Turtle

Adventures in Belize

Jungle and coast in Belize and Guatemala - 'Mother Nature's best kept secret'

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Discovery & Wildlife
14 days inc. flights
From £2,799
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Leisurely / Moderate
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Expert View: the Mayan World

 “While getting ready for the trip, as excited as I was, I always had at the back of my mind that this was La Ruta Maya, and was preparing myself to get a bit “ruined out”. But I was totally wrong. Seeing these grand structures enabled me to understand and appreciate the Mayan world all the more. These archaeological sites are so much more than the centre piece pyramids seen in guide books, and each one is unique.

Tikal is striking: towering pyramids loom out of a dense forest. Covered in undergrowth, it makes you realise how this site remained hidden from the world for so long. Excavation and well thought-out restoration work now gives a good balance between how the structures looked when rediscovered and how they looked when the city was still inhabited. This tour combines sightseeing with a jungle walk, giving the chance to learn about the flora and see the wildlife all around.”

Exodus expert Niraj Shrestha visited Guatemala, and travelled on La Ruta Maya.

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You’re in safe hands! At Exodus, every single one of us is passionate about travel and adventure. Together our staff and tour leaders have visited more than 171 countries, and come from a range of backgrounds as diverse archeology and mountain rescue. We have the hands on experience to help when you need it, and from the moment you pick up the phone to the moment you land, we’re here to take the hassle out your holiday. We’ll meet you at the airport, get you safely from place to place, and provide you with the right kit to tackle your chosen adventure.

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