The southernmost country in Central America, and bordered by Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador, Guatemala was once home to perhaps the western hemisphere's greatest ancient civilization the Maya.
The Mayan empire of old has long been revered for its sophistication, as, though the country itself was not the origin of the advanced conceptions of writing and the calendar, this ancient people did develop them to an astounding extent and at times were using multiple calendars simultaneously.
Dominating the entire region and increasing their territory to cover Guatemala, Belize and Mexico, the Mayans left their indelible mark on the continentÃ¢??s landscape and the surrounding cultures; evidence of which is in abundance today in the forms of ruins and sculptures, some of which were discovered up to a staggering 1,000km from the Mayan homeland. No more is the Mayan legacy more evident, however, than in the Guatemalan people, their way of life and their traditions.
A tour to Guatemala is not just a tour to view the relics of a long-gone ancient civilization, but is rather a tour that brings you face-to-face with an ancient civilization in a modern and picturesque setting.