A picturesque drive across the central highlands brings us to the first Spanish capital in Central America, Iximche. Here our guides will give you a tour of this late classical site through the fortress area and around the altars and temples where Mayan rituals can still frequently be seen.
A winding descent along a scenic road takes us to the lakeshore. We offer you a variety of options for your enjoyment of the lake where you choose between privately guided boat rides around the lake and its various towns visiting the house of the idol Maximon, swimming at the unique and panoramic hot-springs.
The second day a visit to the market-town of Chichicastenango where we will experience the mixing of religions. Good shooping opportunity.
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FACTS ABOUT GUATEMALA
|Official Name Republic of Guatemala
Population 12.2 Million 55% Mestizo-Ladino 43% Maya indigenous 2% others
Money The Quetzal. About 8 Quetzales to 1 US dollar.
Water If you wish to loose ten pounds in five days drink tap water… if not buy bottles!
Languages Spanish and 21 Amerindian Languages
Religion Roman Catholic and Maya Beliefs
Weather (Dry season is Oct. – May
Surface Area 108,890 sq km (42,042 sq miles)
Highest Pt. Volcan Tajumulco, 13,846 ft. (4,220m)