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Guatemala Itinerary – The Best of Guatemala in One Week (Podcast)

Guatemala Itinerary - The Best of Guatemala in One Week (Podcast)

Hear about touring to Guatemala as the Novice Traveler talks to Susan Metenosky from brooklyntropicali.com about this Central American state that keeps drawing her back.

Susan suggests, “It’s a spot that just keeps pulling me again in and I really feel like can by no means get sufficient of it. It is such a rich culture and such an exciting location. So when I started traveling whole time, I ended up going again once again for a lengthier period for two, 3 months. There’s so significantly to see and learn and do. I imagine you can do and understand so substantially in just a week’s time.”

“The place has this kind of a loaded culture. More than 50 percent the population is indigenous. The Maya culture is  the strongest ethnic team there. Nevertheless, inside the Mayan culture, there is at least 20 or far more distinct ethnic groups and languages. You have every thing from tropical coasts and rainforest up to tremendous superior mountains, there’s a volcano that’s just about 14,000 ft, heaps of higher lands jungle. There is so much to see and practical experience and then also just the background. It has this kind of a long heritage. There is a really critical Mayan archaeological internet site there to pay a visit to.”

For a week very long trip  Susan endorses traveling to a few distinctive places: Tikal, Antigua, and Lake Atitlán.

Tikal is in the northern element of the state. It is just one of the major and most considerable of the Mayan ruins. It handles more than 200 sq. miles in the middle of the jungle. You will have Mayan historical past but also wildlife like spider monkeys at Tikal. Most men and women will do Tikal in a a single of two day guided tour from the close by island town of Flores. Tikal is a UNESCOWorld Heritage  site.

Antigua is the old colonial cash of Guatemala. The metropolis is in a breathtaking site surrounded by volcanoes. The capital was moved from Antigua because the city is subject to earthquakes. What is left is a UNESCO site, a beautiful city well worth checking out. Susan also endorses some close by hikes which includes a single to a of a volcano.

Lake Atitlán is a lake in the caldera of an historical tremendous volcano. It is ringed with a selection of compact villages recognised for their crafts, specially textiles. Some of the villages are recognised for yoga retreats, some for murals, but all of them provide spectacular views in excess of this wonderful lake. The weather is temperate simply because the lake is at over 5,000 toes in altitude. The way to get all over concerning the villages is by boat.

Susan recommends a climb up to The Mayan Nose prior to sunrise as 1 of the most stunning places in the place. 

If you have far more time, Susan endorses a vacation to Semuc Champey which is a collection of stepped, turquoise swimming pools in the center of the jungle. The web site is gorgeous but can get an whole day to reach by bus.

Once more if you have extra time, the metropolis of Quetzaltenango (Xela) offers a beginning issue for multi-working day hikes of Tajumulco, which is the tallest of Guatemala’s volcanoes. 

Surfers might want to include some time on Guatemala’s more compact Caribbean coast close to Livingston and Río Dulce.

If Guatemala is not yet on your bucket list… then you have not listened to this episode. 

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Display Notes

Tekal de Venegas Municipality
Antigua Guatemala – UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Lake Atitlán
Flores, Petén
Antigua Guatemala
Cerro de la Cruz (Antigua)
Hike Pacaya Volcano
Finca La Azotea – The Espresso City
Villa Sumaya – Retreat and Wellness vacation resort, Lake Atitlan
San Juan la Laguna
Santa Catarina Palopo
Tour to Mayan Nose
Semuc Champey
Tajumulco Volcano Hike Excursions
Volcán Tajumulco
Livingston, Guatemala
Río Dulce, a Nationwide Park in Guatemala
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