Antigua itself is a very safe and relaxed, as well as beautiful, colonial town and the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding hills, rural villages and lakes. Let your children try a few words of Spanish and barter for colourful gifts and textiles in the friendly market of Chichicastenango.
Families who crave active adventures can hike if you fancy a South America trekking holiday or bike up the active Pacaya volcano and through villages alongside Lake Atitlan, whose inhabitants still wear traditional local costume and who are descended from their Mayan ancestors, making Guatemala the perfect destination for Mayan holidays.
Take a boat ride out on the lake to the village of Santiago to search out the house where the Mayan god Maximon is living, and meet the local shaman. Visit community and Fairtrade farms to see how coffee is made, and meet the local farmers and their families whilst on your Guatemala luxury holiday.
Venture north to the spectacular Mayan site of Tikal, which has a whole array of steep pyramids to climb, set amid dense jungle, where you can look out for toucans and howler monkeys. You can sleep overnight at a private camp at a small Mayan site, where you can meet local families from a traditional Mayan community.
‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.
Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!
I could go on but I'll spare you.
Thanks a million
Judy and Mike’
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