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Chichicastenango: More Than a Tourist Market

Chichicastenango is more than a tourist market despite the hordes of sightseers that visit every Sunday and Thursday. The local Maya are also very spiritual. Find out how they balance the two.

Quirigua: UNESCO Worthy Stelae and Zoomorphs

Quirigua receives a lot less fanfare than Guatemala’s other UNESCO listed ruins, Tikal. The highlights are the zoomorphs and stelae, including the tallest in the world at 10.6 meters! Find out what is carved on each inside.

Solola: Guatemalan Space Cowboys at the Weekly Market

Solola is home to ‘Space Cowboys’, one of a few Guatemalan villages where men still wear traditional clothing. Come explore the town with us during their overflowing weekly market.

Panajachel: Lake Atitlan Tourist Base

Panajachel is the gateway to Lake Atitlan for most travelers due to transportation connections. This accessibility has turned a small village into a tourist hub. Find out how this benefits you.

Tikal: Guatemala’s Must See Maya Ruins

Tikal is different than other Maya ruins nearby. They combine accessibility, partially restored temples, and a jungle environment perfectly. Find out what makes Tikal Guatemala’s must see Maya ruins.

How to Hike to El Mirador Without a Tour

El Mirador is a lost Mayan city in the jungles of Peten, Guatemala. Visiting is a highlight for many, but should you go, and can you do it without a tour? Find out inside.

Indian Nose Sunrise Hike Without a Tour for Q10

Indian Nose has so many unanswered questions regarding hiking without a tour that we almost agreed to take one! We are glad we didn’t, and want to help you witness the amazing sunrise without a guide for Q10 too.

Livingston: Gateway to Guatemala

Livingston is either your first or last destination in Guatemala. Clear immigration, and start soaking up the local Garifuna culture. Find out all the basics inside!

Rio Dulce Boat Tour to Livingston

Most tourists visit Rio Dulce Town to take the boat tour to Livingston. Find out when they depart, what you see, and prices inside.

Hike to San Juan Atitan Without a Tour

Hiking to San Juan Atitan without a tour from Todos Santos Cuchumatan is an all-day affair. Luckily, our hotel owner decided to join us through the lush valleys, and lead the way to another town with awesome traditional clothing. Coming?

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