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We offer a variety of travel opportunities at very competitive rates. Packaged trips are planned in advance or we will design custom trips to meet your specific needs. Travel package trips are available to individuals and to groups of any size. We invite you to explore our little piece of Guatemala, this fantastic, beautiful and exotic land.

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LIVINGSTON
RIO DULCE
SIETE ALTARES
CASTILLO SAN FELIPE
 

Across the mouth of the river from the Sierramar grounds, on the north shore, is Livingston, a village with the magic of the Garifuna culture. Excitement abounds during the frequent, exotic, AfroCaribbean festivals and celebrations.

Approximately 30 miles long, the Río Dulce is Lake Izabal's outlet to the Caribbean. At its widest point, the river has a "lake-like" stretch known as El Golfete. This scenic river is lined with dense tropical vegetation inhabited by both tropical and sea birds, mangroves an occasional manatee and other aquatic life.

A small river forms a series of small pools (call 7 Altars), and waterfalls.  Then  fresh water empties into the Caribbean sea. These are a short 90-minute walk from Livingston or 15 minutes by boat. Swimming and soaking in the pools is a refreshing way to enjoy the lush jungle surroundings.

The Spanish built this castle in 1652 to protect the entrance to Lake Izabal from marauding English and Scottish pirates. Now is a historical landmark and tourist attraction. The castle may be reached by boat during Río Dulce trip.

 

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QUIRIGUA
CHICHICASTENANGO
COPÁN
ANTIGUA
 

Quiriguá is an important Maya site, a satellite city in Guatemala, to its contemporary Copán in Honduras. It was founded by expatriates from Copán and later rose to defeat it by capturing and sacrificing Copán's priest-king. Located in the Izabal Banana Plantation, it reached its peak of importance between 550 and 850 AD. Stellae and zoomorphic well preserve sculptures, with some of most important hieroglyphs dating history and future.  carved 1400 years ago, located at the ceremonial plaza.  Great importance as they represent a zenith in culture of the Mayan classical period.

Known for its color full  Indian market held every Thursday and Sunday, Chichicastenango is 87 miles from Guatemala City. Indians from throughout the region stream into town on market days to buy, sell, socialize and worship. While buyers and sellers bargain for items such as produce, flowers and handicrafts, Mayan-Christian rites are practiced by devout Indians on the steps of the Santo Tomas and Señor Sepultado del Calvario churches which face each other across the market plaza.  Also Xamans do their sacred rituals following  Maya believes at Pascual Abaj altar.  

Copán is thought to have been the cultural center of the Mayan empire, hosting visiting Mayan leaders from throughout Central America. It reached its height of prominence during the Mayan Classical Period, roughly 500 - 900 AD. The site is very different from other Mayan sites, buildings are adorned with even more intricate carvings and a large number of beautifully carved stone statues tell of the Mayan's history. There is still a large amount of restoration and archaeological investigation being done at Copán.

La Antigua paradoxically has retained its quiet, colonial charm under the watchful eyes of its residents, who favor strict protection of town heritage. Founded in 1543, La Antigua was once the third most important Spanish colonial capitol in the Americas after Mexico City and Lima, Peru. In recent years, La Antigua has become a romantic mecca for tourists, with first-rate hotels, restaurants, and shops which have appeared to meet their needs. Antigua is a true colonial gem.

 

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TIKAL
LAKE ATITLAN
FUENTES GEORGINAS
XELA CITY
 

Tikal National Park located in the Petén is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. There are over 3000 separate constructions, temples, shrines, ceremonial platforms, residences, ball-courts, terraces, causeway and plazas found here. Here you will find over 200 stone monuments, temples, observatories, pyramids sculptures and altars

Lake Atitlán, which is volcanic in origin, is the main tourist attraction in the Department of Sololá, The lake is 90 miles from Guatemala City. It is located 5,125 feet above sea level. Three spectacular volcanoes (Toliman, Atitlán and San Pedro) form a natural backdrop for the lake waters which changes colors with the varying light.

The region around Zunil, in the departments of Quetzaltenango and Sololá, contains many hot sulphur springs. An especially popular destination is located in Fuentes Georginas, where one encounters a hot spring spa, narrow, steep, paths through the cloud forest, where it is misty and cool even on a sunny day.

Guatemala's second largest city, is 128 miles northwest of Guatemala City. Located in a large valley surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, this highland city maintains the traditions of its Mayan-Quiche cultural heritage together with its colonial past and dynamic modern life.

 

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TODOS SANTOS
ZUNIL
SEMUC CHAMPEY
PACAYA
 

Todos Santos is an isolated town high in the mountains in the department of Huehuetenango. People follow their traditional ways using the Mayan 260 day religious calendar. The men of Todos Santos continue to wear the traditional costume unlike men in many of the towns who now wear modern dress. It is a festive time around All Saints Day, November 1, a horse riding ritual and other forms of ceremonial celebration can be seen.

The town is a picturesque colonial setting where is located a classic white church with a beautiful ornate, lacy façade. Vegetables are cultivated along the river. Their cemetery is unique especially during Mother’s day, Father’s day, October 31 celebrating Maximon home move and November 2 when Día del Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated.

Semuc Champey is a natural monument in the department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, near the Q'eqchi' Maya town of Lanquín. It consists of a natural 300 m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabòn River. Atop the bridge is a series of stepped, turquoise pools, a popular swimming attraction. Although it can be difficult to get to, Semuc is becoming more and more popular with travelers.

Pacaya  is an active  complex volcano  in  Guatemala , which first erupted approximately 23,000 ago and has erupted at least 23 times since the  Spanish conquest  of Guatemala. Pacaya rises to an elevation of 2,552 metres (8,373 After being  dormant  for a century, it erupted violently in 1965 and has been erupting continuously since then. Much of its activity is  Strombolian , but occasional  Plinian  eruptions also occur, sometimes showering the any of the nearby Departments with ash.

 

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 MONTERRICO

The town of Monterrico is situated on the Pacific coast of Guatemala in the departament of Santa Rosa. Known for its volcanic black sand beaches and annual influx of sea turtles, the town also serves as a major weekend beach resort for all type of travelers. The town is growing more popular with foreign tourists largely because of the local sea turtle conservation efforts as well as the laid-back atmosphere of the area.
Sea turtle conservation
A few turtle conservation organizations operate in the Monterrico area because the long stretch of beach serves as a breeding ground for 4 species of sea turtles. Although some locals who hunt for sea turtle eggs during the August-November season do donate a percentage of their catch to the "tortugarios" (sea turtle hatcheries), the majovariety of eggs laid on the beach are harvested and eaten.

 

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