"Guatemala is a magical place. If you're into the Maya, the mountains, the markets or a million other things, you're bound to be captivated...There's almost too much going on here, and even the shortest trip takes you completely different places, with new challenges and surprises. Students of Spanish flock to Antigua, a gorgeous town nestled between three volcanoes, while those travelers seeking more off-the-beaten-track destinations might head to lesser known places like Lago de Izabal or Nebaj, a Maya village hidden in a remote fold of the Cuchumatanes mountains. And sooner or later, just about everyone ends up in the Highlands Lago de Atitlán being an irresistable drawcard...
Guatemala's Maya heritage is everywhere. El Petén's remote archaeological sites are unmissable; the fascinating town of Chichicastenango adheres to pre-Hispanic beliefs and rituals even now. Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, on the other hand, provides a glimpse into the mysterious Pipil culture, with some interesting carved stone heads and relief scenes to be found in fields and fincas (plantations) around town..."
Festival Tours invites you to travel Guatemala!
Festival Tours offers great value and diverse vacation travel packages throughout Guatemala. Use the Navigational Menu to the left for more information about our exciting Guatemala Tours: Guatemala Sampler, Guatemala Jamboree, Guatemala Spectacular and more...
In addition, Festival Tours can prepare Tailor-Made Travel packages, quote fully Customizable Tours, and design Flexible Independent Travel programs to suit every taste and budget.
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Guatemala Fast Facts*
Entry Requirements: Valid passport, valid for at least six months beyond arrival. (Recommend Magazine, 2012)
Currency: Quetzal, U.S. Dollar and major credit cards accepted
Electric Current: Outlets are 110 Volts, with standard U.S. two prong plugs
Departure Tax: $30.00*, can be paid in U.S. dollars, Quetzales or with a credit card
Time Zone: Central Standard Time
Must-Try Local Foods: Pastel de tres leches (three milks cake), wonderful, light, moist vanilla cake soaked in evaporated milk, condensed milk, cream.
Best Buys: Colorful textiles, weavings, embroidery, tablecloths, bedspreads, wooden masks, leather goods and carved jade.
*Subject to change