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Holiday In Guatemala

You’ve always wanted to live out a Harrison Ford movie plot, and now is your chance. Practice your dramatic pauses and book an exciting Guatemala holiday. 
Trekking around ancient pyramids, meandering through misty jungles and navigating crowded outdoor markets in a foreign land are within your grasp! If you learn how to say “Throw me the idol; I’ll throw you the whip!” with the appropriate levels of angst and gusto…you just might give Mr. Ford a run for his money. But your trip to Guatemala isn’t just about outdoor exploration. You can also use the money you save booking packages to Guatemala to grab a seat on an iconic chicken bus (it’s a real thing) or buy an epic cup of coffee. Believe us, folks in this part of the world know how to brew a bean like it’s going out of style.

Things to Do in Guatemala

Start your tour of Guatemala in the city of Antigua. Simply put, this city is a bad-arse. Despite facing devastating earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and being stripped of its title as capital, the resilient destination still thrives. Tour the Catedral de Santiago, hike a local volcano (there are three to choose from, you lucky dog) and practise your Spanish by chatting up a shoe shiner in the Parque Central. Some folks plan their entire holiday in Guatemala around the Chichicastenagno Market. So yes, it’s kind of a big deal. The massive market opens on Thursdays and Sundays, where native residents sell everything from flowers to livestock. You’ll find it—where else—in a town called Santo Tomás Chichicastenango.

Sorting out which historical sites to visit in Guatemala is a bit like choosing the best brick of brie in Paris. There’s just too many! If you let your head spin, it will, so start with the major ruins and then go where your heart (or experienced tour guide) leads. A good place to begin is Tikal National Park, which is home the largest excavated site of Mayan ruins. Follow your compass to the northeast corner of the country, where the isolated Yaxhá temples are begging you to live out your Indiana Jones fantasies.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Chichicastenagno isn’t the only game in town when it comes to Guatemalan shopping. Nim Po’t in Antigua is a huge indoor Mayan retailer, while Joyería del Angel is the spot to go if you want to buy your special someone some new bling.

Leave your picky eating habits at home when you head to Central America; it would be a crime to leave Guatemala without savouring the potent flavours on the menu. Order some stuffed peppers (chiles rellenos) and a fiambre chef salad, and finish your meal with some fried buñuelos.

From cosy whiskey dens to Shakespearean pubs, your holiday to Guatemala offers up plenty of places to drink and mingle. Put your coffee drinking to bed and order up a fine wine or cool glass of beer, then ask the locals about hidden spots in their city.

What’s Next?

Book one of the cheap Guatemala packages on lastminute.com.au, and you’re off to explore the highlands in no time. If you don’t want to rely on public transit, book one of our Guatemala car hire deals and grab a map!


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Barceló Guatemala City

Barceló Guatemala City

7 Avenida 15-45, Zona 9, Guatemala City, Guatemala
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     

    Barceló Guatemala City is situated in the financial district, 15 minutes by taxi from the historic center and just a 7-minute free shuttle ride from La Aurora ...

    Barceló Guatemala CityAU$143

    25 May - 26 May

    Hyatt Centric Guatemala City

    Hyatt Centric Guatemala City

    12 Calle 2-25, Zona 10, Guatemala City
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in Zona 10, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Plaza Fontabella Shopping Center and The Village Shopping Center. Union Church of Guatemala ...

      Hyatt Centric Guatemala CityAU$245

      24 May - 25 May

      Best Western Plus Hotel Stofella

      Best Western Plus Hotel Stofella

      2 Avenida 12-28 Zona 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Zona 10, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Plaza Fontabella Shopping Center and The Village Shopping Center. Union Church of Guatemala and Embassy ...

        Best Western Plus Hotel StofellaAU$118

        31 May - 1 Jun

        Hotel Museo Spa Casa Santo Domingo

        Hotel Museo Spa Casa Santo Domingo

        3a Calle Oriente No 28 A, Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated in Antigua Guatemala, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jade Maya Factory and Museum, Las Capuchinas Convent, and Choco Museum. House of ...

          Hotel Museo Spa Casa Santo DomingoAU$247

          22 May - 23 May

          Grand Tikal Futura Hotel

          Grand Tikal Futura Hotel

          Calzada Roosevelt 22-43, Zona 11, Guatemala City, Guatemala
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             

            This family-friendly Guatemala City hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Kaminaljuyu, Botanical Garden and National Museum of Archaeology ...

            Grand Tikal Futura HotelAU$179

            31 May - 1 Jun

            Conquistador Hotel and Conference Center

            Conquistador Hotel and Conference Center

            Vía 5, 4-68 zona 4, Guatemala City, Guatemala
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Zona 4, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Botanical Garden and Teatro Nacional. Central Market and Oakland Mall are also within 2 mi (3 ...

              Conquistador Hotel and Conference CenterAU$95

              31 May - 1 Jun

              Hilton Garden Inn Guatemala City

              Hilton Garden Inn Guatemala City

              13 Calle 7 65 Zona 9, Guatemala City, Guatemala
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in Zona 9, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Oakland Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Natural History Museum and Children's Museum. Teatro Nacional and ...

                Hilton Garden Inn Guatemala CityAU$100

                7 Jun - 8 Jun

                Hotel Soleil La Antigua

                Hotel Soleil La Antigua

                9 Calle Poniente, Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  This family-friendly Antigua Guatemala hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Jose el Viejo Ruins and Antigua Market. Handicraft Market and Central Park are ...

                  Hotel Soleil La AntiguaAU$172

                  3 Jun - 4 Jun

                  Top Deals on Flights to Guatemala

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