Flag of Guatemala

Guía de Viajes a Guatemala


El paisaje de Guatemala inspiró leyendas Maya, y hoy en día continúa dejando impresiones indelebles. Usted podrá ver el por qué después de visitar el Lago Atitlán, las plantaciones de café, y los volcanes. Las selvas tropicales contienen los restos de poderosas ciudades Maya, al igual que vívidas poblaciones de monos y aves exóticas. Los guatemaltecos han sido probados por numerosas conmociones políticas, pero aún así han mantenido una cultura acogedora al igual que las festivales y costumbres religiosas Maya.

Grupo
Duración
Presupuesto

Sobre Guatemala

Guatemala se ubica en el norte de Centroamérica, y limita con México, Belice, Honduras y El Salvador. Es bastante larga para esta región; con sus 108.889 kilómetros cuadrados, Guatemala es de aproximadamente el tamaño de Tennessee.

En sus viajes usted podrá apreciar dramáticos cambios en los paisaes. Las regiones centrales y occidentales del país son el hogar de volcanes y montañas. Además, hay varios lagos de gran tamaño, incluyendo al Lago Izabal, el Lago Petén Itzá y el Lago Atitlán; los cuales son simplemente encantadores y se encuentran rodeados por pequeñas aldeas Maya. La región norteña de Petén posee densas junglas tropicales, mientras que la costa del Pacífico se encuentra puntuada por pantanos de manglar.

Una Historia y Cultura Emocionante

Las ciudades-estado Maya estuvieron una vez dispersas a través del país, y muchas de sus estructuras han sobrevivido. Desde los gigantescos templos en Tikal hasta las intricadas estelas talladas en Quiriguá, se siente como si usted no pudiese recorrer más de unos cuantos kilómetros sin toparse con una ruina con milenios de antigüedad. Por esta razón, Guatemala es un destino bastante popular entre los arqueólogos amateur y los aficionados a la historia.

Además, Guatemala también posee una gran cantidad de interesantes tradiciones con vida en la actualidad; muchos pueblos aún se sostienen de las creencias y prácticas de sus antecesores. Esto es más evidente en los pueblos a lo largo de las costas del Lago Atitlán y el Lago Petén Itzá, y en lugares como Todos Santos Cuchumatán.

Guatemala es un lugar extremadamente accesible para los viajeros, especialmente aquellos que provienen de Norteamérica, desde donde los vuelos son rápidos y bastante asequibles. La infraestructura turística del país es sólida, lo que facilita la movilización a través del país para explorar todo tipo de lugares. Asimismo, los guatemaltecos son una gente amistosa y muy acogedora.

El Clima y el Terreno de Guatemala

Aquí el paisaje varía enormemente, e incluye de todo: selvas tropicales, manglares, y volcanes. La elevación también oscila de gran manera de una a otra parte del país; usted podrá comenzar su día a nivel del mar y terminarlo a una altura de 4200 metros por la tarde.


Los Variados Microclimas de Guatemala

Las áreas costeras tienden a ser cálidas y tropicales, mientras que las áreas montañosas son frescas y alpinas. De hecho, el clima se encuentra principalmente determinado por la localización en Guatemala; especialmente cuando se varía la elevación. En términos sencillos, mientras más alto se encuentre, más baja será la temperatura. La lluvia a menudo varía dependiendo de qué lado de la montaña se encuentre. Sin embargo, Guatemala sí dispone de una época seca y una lluviosa; la época seca usualmente se da desde noviembre hasta mayo, mientras que la lluviosa se extiende desde mayo hasta noviembre. Durante la época lluviosa, las mañanas usualmente son secas y soleadas, mientras que por la tarde la lluvia cae en abundancia.

Las tierras altas volcánicas están dispersas a través de Guatemala, desde El Salvador hasta México. Hay 33 volcanes en total, de los cuales muchos se pueden escalar y algunos podrían incluso estar activos. Los volcanes más frecuentemente escalados son: Acatenango, Pacaya, y el Volcán Agua. Por otra parte, el Volcán Tajumulco, con sus 4,220 metros de altura es el punto más alto en todo Centroamérica. Asimismo, entre las cordilleras no-volcánicas de Guatemala se incluye a la Sierra de los Cuchamatanes, la cual es la cordillera montañosa más elevada de todo Centroamérica.

La región norteña de Petén en Guatemala es vasta y cubierta casi por completo por selvas tropicales. Esta área del tamaño del estado de Ohio de Estados Unidos dispone de enormes tramos de bosques, especialmente en el tercio más norteño; sin embargo, las secciones del sur se encuentran sufriendo de la tala excesiva de árboles. Además, este también es el hogar de la Biósfera Maya, la selva tropical protegida más grande en todo Norteamérica.

La agricultura es sumamente importante en Guatemala, especialmente a lo largo de las llanuras de la costa del Pacífico; esta área alberga enormes plantaciones de café y caña de azúcar. La costa del Pacífico también dispone de enormes manglares y humedales, al igual que de playas con hermosa arena oscura; un resultado de la cercanía de los volcanes. Por otra parte, la costa del Caribe de Guatemala es pequeña, pero sí posee densas selvas tropicales y unas cuantas playas de arena blanca.


Una Sinopsis Cultural

La historia de Guatemala está plagada de guerras civiles, conquistas extranjeras, y golpes de estado. Este país fue una vez el hogar de las poderosas ciudades-estado Maya, pero desde entonces ha sido una historia que consiste principalmente de apropiación de tierras y conflictos internos. A pesar de que un poco de esto todavía se da en la actualidad, Guatemala definitivamente se encuentra en un camino pacífico.

Las culturas que usted se encontrará dependerá principalmente de qué parte del país vaya a visitar. Los españoles invadieron Guatemala en el siglo XVI y su influencia aún se ve reflejada en la cultura guatemalteca. A lo largo de la costa del Caribe usted podrá conocer a los Garífuna afrocaribeños, mientras que a lo largo de las costas del Lago Petén Itzá usted podrá apreciar las auténticas comunidades Maya tradicionales.


La Sociedad y la Economía

A pesar de ser una economía creciente, hay una brecha socioeconómica bastante significativa en Guatemala. Mucha de la élite guatemalteca corresponde a descendientes directos de las familias españolas de la época colonial, mientras que algunos de los guatemaltecos más pobres son personas indígenas. De hecho, la raza y la posición social se encuentran íntimamente relacionados en Guatemala.

Guatemala posee la economía más grande en Centroamérica. Desde los tratados de paz del año 1996, la economía guatemalteca ha disfrutado de un auge constante. El desarrollo moderado a acompañado a este crecimiento, principalmente gracias al turismo. El turismo ha jugado un papel protagonista en la economía guatemalteca, y actualmente emplea a aproximadamente el 35 porciento de la población del país. El dinero del turismo con frecuencia se queda en las comunidades y continúa ayudando a los proyectos de desarrollo local.


El Panorama Medioambiental

Los recursos medioambientales de Guatemala se encuentran precariamente balanceados en la ecuación entre el desarrollo y la sostenibilidad. La población de Guatemala se encuentra en constante crecimiento y está poniendo cada vez más presión sobre el medio ambiente. Desafortunadamente, el desarrollo está teniendo una clara ventaja en este momento; aún es bastante común la práctica de erradicar bosques con la técnica agrícola de roza-y-quema para hacer espacio para los grandes proyectos de construcción. Sí hay un joven movimiento medioambientalista en Guatemala, pero todavía le queda un largo camino por delante para poder proteger eficientemente los vastos recursos naturales del país.


GUA and BZE a success!
Anywhere inc made another trip a delight. I can’t wait for my next Adventure with Anywhere!!Mar 17, 2020

Shawn Ng

Easy & Cost Effective
easy to use and transact, would definitely recommend to friends and family. thank you for making my experience while in ...Mar 11, 2020

Elle Mac

Enrico Estrada of Anywhere.com planned…Great Trip!!
Enrico Estrada of Anywhere.com planned an amazing trip for my husband and me to Belize, Guatemala and Costa Rica. The tr...Jun 24, 2019

FAITH HOF.

Book with Anywhere! Easiest decision you'll have to make
Booking with Anywhere was the best decision we made. Our trip was absolutely amazing, everything we wanted, plus everyth...Apr 26, 2019

Stephanie

Great company
Great company! They’re more than helpful and they make your trip a time to remember. The customer service is in a class ...Apr 26, 2019

Johnny

We were delighted with the quality of…
We were delighted with the quality of service. The staff were professional, courteous, punctual and reliable. We would ...Apr 05, 2019

Deepak D

The trip was a once in a lifetime…
The trip was a once in a lifetime experience. Anywhere.com did an exceptional job of planning this trip. It couldn't h...Mar 30, 2019

Vickie B.

This service is outstanding
This service is outstanding. We had changes to be made, and they were done so with ease. All of the excursions and dri...Mar 23, 2019

Linda A

Wonderful staff, amazing service.
I highly recommend this company! Everyone throughout the whole process was friendly, professional and so understanding a...Mar 08, 2019

Luanne

awesome company to deal with
awesome company to deal with. Everything they planned, including hotels and sightseeing tours, was wonderful. Every ve...Mar 06, 2019

Happy tra.

The Hidden Treasure of Travel Agency ( that shouldn't be anymore )!
Super pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable staff! We plan to have them coordinate our next trips to the areas they ser...Feb 15, 2019

Mari

I would recommend anywhere to anyone…
I would recommend anywhere to anyone traveling anywhere. I was treated exceptionally well with professionalism and kindn...Feb 14, 2019

Steven

Best vacation of my life
Best vacation of my life! I told them the type of vacation and experiences I wanted and they somehow found the most perf...Feb 08, 2019

Lisa

This is our second vacation with…
This is our second vacation with Anywhere. As the first time, the use experience of the website was easy, our travel pla...Feb 07, 2019

Rosemary

Anywhere did a fantastic job planning…
Anywhere did a fantastic job planning my vacation. My family loves to travel and this was one of the best trips we’ve ta...Jan 11, 2019

Elena

Anywhere.com is the best.
I would recommend Anywhere.com to anyone who is looking to travel to the destinations that they coordinate. I have been ...Dec 17, 2018

Robert

Awesome vacation, everything went smoothly
Our agent (Erick) planned a great trip for our family of 5. All the tours were excellent, all the transport and lodging ...Mar 17, 2020

David

Everything Anywhere said they would do…
Everything Anywhere said they would do they did. Very professional and friendly staff.Mar 16, 2020

Darrell

We were very reassured in constructing…
We were very reassured in constructing our trip using Anywhere.com as the team responded promptly to our questions in a ...Mar 16, 2020

Michael

Great service!
Great service!Mar 15, 2020

Kyle K

If I could give 100+stars, I would.
If I could give 100+stars, I would.Mar 15, 2020

Jerry Pos.

I gave Anywhere a 48hr turnaround time…
I gave Anywhere a 48hr turnaround time before our departure to provide an itineary based on what we already researched a...Mar 14, 2020

Thomas hi.

Anywhere.com was so easy to work with
Anywhere.com was so easy to work with. They made booking my transfers a pleasant experience. And I even had some last ...Mar 14, 2020

Ashley Ba.

Perfectly planned
Perfectly planned. The trip went off with all (5) transfers on time and all our accommodations meeting or exceeding our...Mar 14, 2020

John C.

Great service and letting me know all…
Great service and letting me know all the options.Mar 14, 2020

Sridhar R.

Anywhere.com provided the most AMAZING…
Anywhere.com provided the most AMAZING trip. Our rides were always there and we didn't have to worry about anything. We ...Mar 13, 2020

Jennifer

Anywhere made the trip very easy
Anywhere made the trip very easy. Everything was arranged for us and all we had to do was show up for whatever tour or t...Mar 13, 2020

CJ Follet.

Two Wonderful Trips!!
My husband and I have taken two trips with Anywhere. We were thrilled with their services both times. There is such pers...Mar 13, 2020

FAITH HOF.

The Best Guidea
Anywhere is the best. Their attention to detail and knowledge is unmatched. The guide was very attentive, knowledgeable,...Mar 12, 2020

Howard Z

Easy & Cost Effective
easy to use and transact, would definitely recommend to friends and family. thank you for making my experience while in ...Mar 11, 2020

Elle Mac

I can't thank Anywhere enough!
I can't thank Anywhere enough for providing me with a fantastic, stress-free vacation.Mar 11, 2020

Christoph.

Great travel site
Second time we have used anywhere.com and will use them again. Highly recommend them. They figure out the details for yo...Mar 11, 2020

Linda A

Anywhere did a great job of helping us…
Anywhere did a great job of helping us plan our trip. All of the pick ups, hotels and tours were great. The guides wer...Mar 09, 2020

Kristine

I had no time to plan a vacation and…
I had no time to plan a vacation and the time was fast approaching. Emailed Anywhere, told the I wanted jungle and ocean...Mar 09, 2020

Cecelia

Anywhere .com is the place to book your…
Anywhere .com is the place to book your travel arrangements with!Mar 08, 2020

Deborah S.

Loved it!
It can be hard to go through a company only online to book a trip. But this is one to do it with!!!! So easy and they ar...Mar 08, 2020

Miranda

Anywhere.com THE BEST travel agency
Anywhere.com provided exceptional service and recommendations. When booking I had questions so I called the toll free di...Mar 05, 2020

Carol

excellent trip
excellent trip well organizedMar 04, 2020

Tony

Best vacation ever!
Anywhere designed an awesome trip - best vacation ever! We had one 'hickup' - arrived at one resort that was terrible, ...Mar 03, 2020

Jason B.

1st time talking with them
1st time talking with them, asked what our budget was. They tailored a perfect trip for us! Couldn't have been more plea...Mar 03, 2020

David

A seamless vacation!
A seamless vacation!! Excellent!Mar 03, 2020

Rick

very good!
Efficient booking system. Friendly service. All transports very punctual.Mar 03, 2020

Rafael

nice and fast responses
nice and fast responses, very good communicationMar 02, 2020

Dirk Moed.

Would use again without any apprehension TOP NOTCH!
We worked mainly with Erick Pennell and he went above and beyond for anything we needed. If he wasn’t available, anoth...Mar 02, 2020

Customer

Highly recommend Anywhere Travel
Anywhere does a fantastic job of really building the perfect trip for you. Just tell them dates, general budget, and wha...Feb 29, 2020

Ben Gurtn.

Brilliant company
Brilliant company. Very efficient and always replayed to every email with a couple of hours . They planned our trip whi...Feb 28, 2020

Sarah

Maria and Alfonso Gonzalez
The best relaxing timeFeb 28, 2020

Maria Gon.

Exellent customer service
Exellent customer service. Best guide ever.Feb 28, 2020

Monica

From the initial planning through to…
From the initial planning through to the last dropoff at the airport, service was extraordinary. Flexibility and “we can...Feb 28, 2020

MaryLou

Anywhere made it really easy for us to…
Anywhere made it really easy for us to relax and enjoy our vacation. All transportation was reliable and on time. Thank ...Feb 27, 2020

Dani Burt.

Very reliable company
Very reliable company. Really took care of me to ensure I had a great trip.Feb 27, 2020

Ariana N..

Costa Rica. Great holiday
Great holiday. Great organisation.Feb 21, 2020

Mike carp.

Exceptional Travel Company
The Anywhere travel booking process was so professional - I got an answer back with a quote in under 5 minutes. The driv...Feb 19, 2020

Michele P.

Excellent service from start to finish
Excellent service from start to finish, highly recommend your services to all thank you Myrtle from CAFeb 19, 2020

Myrtle

I highly recommend Anywhere.com
I highly recommend Anywhere.com. Their questionaire is very good at getting at one's preferences, and the itinerary the...Feb 19, 2020

Alexandra

Anywhere set us up with the best…
Anywhere set us up with the best vacation ever. Drivers were always on time, courteous, informative and really nice peo...Feb 19, 2020

Currie

Amazing!
Everything was Amazing!Feb 19, 2020

Kara

Best excursion we have ever experience
Best excursion we have ever experience. Booking was also very convenient and easy.Feb 15, 2020

Mark

Excellent communication
Excellent communication. All providers went above and beyond. Thank you for helping us with our vacation to Costa RicaFeb 15, 2020

Lindsay

Beyond great!!!
Our experience with Anywhere.com was amazing. Each agent we worked with was professional, extremely courteous and very ...Feb 13, 2020

Kathleen

Excellent trip with excursions
Booking with anywhere travel was the most amazing trip we have ever took. We will definitely be using their services aga...Feb 13, 2020

Claire

Great company to work with to plan your…
Great company to work with to plan your own special vacation or trip. Percy JessoFeb 11, 2020

Percy Jes.

Everything went as planned
Everything went as planned. Just relax and let them do the planning, you have fun and enjoyFeb 11, 2020

Terry

Great experience
Great experience. Very responsive to our groups needs and changedFeb 05, 2020

Scott

Very efficient
Very efficient, great suggestions, nothing was a hassle. I highly recommend the company for your Costa Rica travel.Jan 29, 2020

Karina

Wouldn't travel any where without Anywhere
Thank you for making this a perfect trip for us. All arrangements worked like clockwork and we never missed a beat as we...Jan 21, 2020

IcameIsaw

Costa Rica
Next time I plan for a trip and if Anywhere supports that area then I will go with them. Best Service and very good plan...Jan 19, 2020

Pongurlek.

Anywhere.com was great
Anywhere.com was great! All hotels and shuttles were excellent. Tours and guides were fantastic and exceeded expectation...Jan 17, 2020

Customer

Great experience!
"Yahaira was great to work with, and always got back to me right away. It was great to have her help with details durin...Jan 16, 2020

Ann Dunca.

Very responsive and helpful
Very responsive and helpful. Would use again!Jan 15, 2020

NA

Outstanding Services of Anywhere.com
We just came back from our Costa Rica vacation booked via anywhere.com. We are super impressed with the outstanding serv...Jan 15, 2020

F Chen

Very nice service
Very nice service . Strongly recommend to everyone .Jan 15, 2020

Reena

We're so glad we booked our trip…
We're so glad we booked our trip through Anywhere.com. They made it so easy and stress free. Erick pulled together an it...Jan 11, 2020

Sue

One of the best tour booking companies
One of the best tour booking companies! Very efficient, organized and extremely responsive to every need of the traveler...Jan 08, 2020

Mayur

Strongly recommended.
Everything in a very busy schedule of activities worked like clockwork. Truly amazing performance. We had a blast with a...Jan 07, 2020

Clark Col.

Great service and prices
Great customer service and prices. We had a great trip. I will use them againJan 06, 2020

Jeff

Amazing holidays, the most helpful team of people!
Amazing travel company to work with. We have had two incredible family trips with to Costa Rica and Vietnam, travelling ...Jan 06, 2020

Caroline .

A very good group!
Anywhere was thorough, flexible and available. All booked transportation arrived where it was supposed to be at the prop...Dec 28, 2019

Nelson Pa.

Anywhere was a great company to work…
Anywhere was a great company to work with. They planned a fantastic last-minute trip for a very reasonable rate. We appr...Dec 13, 2019

Carrie Ra.

Very happy with the day that was…
Very happy with the day that was planned. we managed to do alot and was not rushed. the time at each event was perfect...Dec 12, 2019

susan

Professional
Professional, helpful, fast answers and kind.Dec 06, 2019

Cecilia

Outstanding service
Outstanding service. I highly recommend anywhere.com.Dec 05, 2019

Ravi

Excellent professional service.
Excellent professional service.Dec 05, 2019

GJ

Fantastic company for planning trips
Anywhere did a great job in planning our trip to Costa Rica. Everything turned out just perfect and they were very easy ...Nov 15, 2019

Mary Anne

Our trip using Anywhere was absolutely…
Our trip using Anywhere was absolutely perfect. All trips were planned with our tour organizer- I’m sorry I cannot recal...Nov 06, 2019

Amin

The entire team at Anywhere.com is…
The entire team at Anywhere.com is amazing to work with. We booked a trip to Costa Rica filled with adventurous activit...Oct 25, 2019

Valerie

Exceeded All Expectations
Exceeded All Expectations My family and I definitely had our concerns prior to this trip, as we had never gone through ...Oct 16, 2019

Davidge F.

Another great trip
As usual, Anywhere provided a great and professional service both before and during our trip. Thanks!Sep 06, 2019

Sadie

Excellent service with the best human…
Excellent service with the best human touch. Anywhere gave me and my friends our dream vacation from beginning to end!Sep 06, 2019

Maritza

Anywhere is a great service!
Anywhere is a great service that I would recommend to anyone planning a trip. Their reps are very patient and capable. T...Sep 05, 2019

Jay

Outstanding Job!
Anywhere.com did an OUTSTANDING job with helping be coordinate and facilitate the best adventure that I have ever had in...Aug 06, 2019

Adam

The staff was very responsive to…
The staff was very responsive to questions/concerns and very informative. They took our requests for our trip and worke...Jul 29, 2019

Kevin

Repeat customer
Repeat customer. Great service as always.Jul 27, 2019

Arvind

Family Trip
Wonderful! This is our third trip with Anywhere. All was spectacular... From to the beach to the mountains. Wonderful...Jul 25, 2019

Leslie

I would highly recommend Anywhere.com
I would highly recommend Anywhere.com. The hotel, excursion, and transportation were excellent. Also, their customer ser...Jul 19, 2019

Tasha

Our 2nd time with Anywhere and HAPPY!
We love Anywhere! We just have to pack and we are taken care of basically during our whole stay. Everything is nicely ar...Jul 18, 2019

Valery

What a wonderful site
What a wonderful site! I have been telling anyone going to central america to use them! Such a well-planned trip. They...Jul 18, 2019

Chava Win.

Anywhere.com was wonderful from start…
Anywhere.com was wonderful from start to finish. They responded promptly and made sure everything was taken care of rega...Jul 12, 2019

Chetna in.

I think anywhere.com was a great…
I think anywhere.com was a great service. Very attentive to details and helped me change plans at a moments notice. El...Jul 12, 2019

Ellen

Very satisfied with Anywhere
Very satisfied with Anywhere. Timely pickups, good choice of excursions.Jul 09, 2019

Marcela

Stress free solo traveler.
As a solo traveler, anywhere travel and Percy took all the stress out of traveling. Percy was there every step of the w...Jun 30, 2019

Richard

Very happy with the service
Very happy with the service. Communication was prompt and booking was very easy. Will definitely use the service again i...Jun 29, 2019

Kim

Excellent customer service
Excellent customer serviceJun 28, 2019

Hector

Professional work
Professional work! The tours they helped me reserved were all great. The private car drivers are all on-time and reliabl...Jun 28, 2019

Veronica

Excellent service
Excellent service! Amazing guides! STRONGLY SUGGESTED!Jun 23, 2019

Giorgio

Used it for our honeymoon
Used it for our honeymoon. It was an excellent experience. They do exactly what they say they are going to do and are ev...Jun 20, 2019

Garrett H.

Best travel agency out there
Best travel agency out there. They'll accommodate your every needs.Jun 15, 2019

Felie

Go Anywhere Confidently with Anywhere.com!
Honestly, Anywhere.com has ruined me for any other travel agency out there. The website, communication, amenities promis...Jun 06, 2019

Kristen

Great customer Service
Agent was always pleasant and ready to find the best deal for us. I highly recommend AnywhereJun 01, 2019

Queen

100% recommendations!
100% recommendations!May 31, 2019

Dovi from.

Great experiece
Great experiece! Your staff was knowledgeable and always responded within 12 hours. I would use your agency again in a h...May 26, 2019

Jeanne

Wow!
Wow - this was a fantastic vacation because Anywhere planned it better for us than we could have ourselves! Very profess...May 24, 2019

Stacey

Excellent organization
Excellent organization. Everything went seamlessly as scheduled. All guides, transports arrived on time. Throughout our ...May 24, 2019

Lale

Kudos!!! 5 stars!!!
Top notch service from planning stages to end of our trip. Everything was perfect!! We will use Anywhere.com again wit...Apr 30, 2019

Dan

Book with Anywhere! Easiest decision you'll have to make
Booking with Anywhere was the best decision we made. Our trip was absolutely amazing, everything we wanted, plus everyth...Apr 26, 2019

Stephanie

Great company
Great company! They’re more than helpful and they make your trip a time to remember. The customer service is in a class ...Apr 26, 2019

Johnny

Mínimo de 15 caracteres

"A company that truly meets the expectations of the traveler. They provide a great travel experience, with a lot less worries."

- Sandy T.

5-estrellas en Trustpilot