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  • Photo of Guatemala
  • Photo of Guatemala
  • Photo of Guatemala
  • Photo of Guatemala
Photo of Guatemala
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Guatemala is a country of highs and lows. The endless ancient steps of the Mayan temple ruins in Tikal transport you over the leafy rainforest canopy and into the clouds and the underground caves of Grutas de Lanquín are a spelunker's paradise, complete with dark, winding tunnels and bright-eyed bats.

Crane your neck to see feathered wildlife streak across the sky and if you glance down fast enough you might be able to see a scaly creature scurry across the forest floor. Indigenous villages and their markets dot the hillsides while thick blankets of fog hang in the valleys and the rumbling, fervent Agua Volcano of Guatemala, more than 3500 m above sea level, occasionally spouts debris onto the city of Antigua resting below.

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Make your reservations well in advance, no matter what time of the year you're traveling. The dry season lasts from December to March, and attracts the most visitors. Try visiting immediately before or after the rainy season, when the …

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