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Guatemala Group Tours for Solo Travelers

Travel solo as part of a group tour to Guatemala

Why travel solo to Guatemala?

Delve into this landscape of mystical ruins and lush volcanoes, and you’ll find yourself falling fast for Guatemala.

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Guatemala exudes a tropical allure that adventurers find irresistible. From the azure waters of Lake Atitlán, formed by an ancient volcano, to the biodiverse rainforests bordering Mexico and Belize, the whole country is scattered with hidden temples and ancient ruins that tell of a long-lost civilization. 

Antigua, the former colonial capital, brims with baroque charm while Chichicastenango’s indigenous market is one of Central America’s most vibrant. In the north, the tiny island town of Flores is a gateway to the incredible Maya Biosphere Reserve, where remote rainforest communities still thrive and the temples of Tikal peek out through dense jungle in one of the most atmospheric settings imaginable. 

Experience all this, and more, on our immersive nine-day adventure.



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Top places to visit in Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala

Backed by a simmering panorama of jagged volcanic peaks, Antigua was the capital of the New World for over 200 years. Much of the city was damaged in a series of 18th-century volcanoes but the picturesque baroque buildings have been meticulously rebuilt and restored, earning it UNESCO World Heritage status. These days, there’s a lively cultural scene of music, festivals, restaurants and bars.

Lake Atitlán

Serene Lake Atitlán and its perfectly conical volcanoes is one of Central America’s most spellbinding sights. The turquoise body of water is backed by fertile hills, perfect for coffee growing, and fringed by colorful Mayan villages where vendors sell traditional textiles. Spend your days lazing in a hammock and soaking up the scenery or exploring the bustling town of Panajachel, the lake’s main hub.

Flores

With its pastel-colored houses cascading from the main plaza down to the shores of emerald Lake Petén Itzá, the tiny island town of Flores has a Mediterranean feel. As well as being a pretty place to hang out, with water all around, it’s a convenient gateway for exploring the ancient temples of Tikal and experiencing the region’s thriving indigenous communities.

Tikal National Park

The ruined city of Tikal, set within 575 square kilometers of jungle, was once one of the most powerful cities in the Mayan world. It has astoundingly tall pyramids that reach high above the rainforest canopy, and thousands of smaller structures that give clues to the extraordinary nature of this ancient civilization. Keep your eyes peeled for toucans, monkeys, agoutis and ocellated turkeys .

Trips to Guatemala

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9 Days in The Americas

Guatemala Uncovered

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Guatemala facts

What's the national language?

Spanish

What's the currency?

Guatemalan quetzal

Timezone

GMT-6

Top three activities

1. Hike the active Pacaya Volcano
2. Take part in a shamanic ritual
3. Learn the art of indigenous weaving

Top five dishes to try

1. Chicken pepián – spicy chicken stew
2. Pupusas – cornmeal cakes stuffed with cheese or refried beans
3. Kak’ik – Mayan turkey soup
4. Paches – potato cakes steamed in banana leaves
5. Pastel de banano – banana sponge cake

89 °f

Average temp in high season

What's the weather like in Guatemala?

Guatemala has a warm, tropical climate, with temperate weather all year round. The dry season is November to April and the wet season is May to October. March and April are the hottest months. The average high season temperature is 89°F (31°C).

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