Guatemala Rainforests

One of the amazing things about travel is not only what you see, but what you learn. For example, did you know that 'Guatemala' means “land of the trees” in the Mayan-Toltec language? You won't wonder how this country got its ancient name after you're done exploring Guatemala's rainforests. Of the many types of forest present in Guatemala, tropical rainforests are some of the most biologically diverse. This makes them an excellent option if you're hoping to catch a glimpse of wildlife in their natural habitat, or get some references for your botanical illustrations. Guatemala's rainforest tours are especially enjoyable when you go with a naturalist guide who can help you identify the amazing things you're seeing.

Imagine emerging from the jungle into the shadow of Tikal's Mayan ruins, or enjoying a picnic near the shore of Lake Petén Itzá after making your way through the trees. Many of Guatemala's rainforest destinations are spread along the shores of lakes, rivers, or coasts. As such, they allow you to not only explore some densely forested areas, but also enjoy some of Guatemala’s beautiful watery environments. This vacation, treat yourself to knowledge and adventure when you go on an exciting and informative Guatemala rainforest tour.

Bonus? Stay in one of Guatemala's rainforest lodges and let the sounds of nature lull you to sleep and awaken you in the morning.