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Two mountain chains enter Guatemala from west to east, dividing the country into three major regions: the highlands, where the mountains are located; the Pacific coast, south of the mountains; and the Peten region, north of the mountains.

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• Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala Tours, Travel & Activities

Antigua Guatemala means 'Ancient Guatemala' and was the third capital of Guatemala. The first capital of Guatemala was founded on the site of a Kakchikel-Maya city, now called Iximche, on Monday, July 25, 1524 -the day of Saint James - and therefore named Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Goathemalan (City of Saint James of the Knights of Guatemala). Naturally, St. James became the patron saint of the city …

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• Flores

Flores Tours, Travel & Activities

Flores has, for millennia, been the gateway to northern Guatemala's vast rainforests and the ancient Mayan cities that they still protect. From the magnificent stone pyramids of Tikal and El Mirador, rising above the rainforest canopy to a cacophony of howler monkeys and scarlet macaws, to the shimmering lowland lakes and rivers that marble the protected rainforest, this is an ecotourism destination unlike any you have ever experienced …

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• Guatemala City

Guatemala City Tours, Travel & Activities

Within the confines of modern Guatemala City is the ancient Maya city of Kaminaljuyu. Kaminaljuyu was first occupied between 1200 and 1000 BC and the city continued to be inhabited for about 2000 years before it was abandoned in the Late Classic Period of Mesoamerican chronology (600-900 AD). It is one of America's most notable archaeological sites. The center of Kaminaljuyu was located a short distance from the oldest part of Guatemala City …

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» Panajachel

Panajachel Tours, Travel & Activities

Panajachel is located on the Northeast shore of Lake Atitlán, and has become a centre for the tourist trade of the area as it provides a base for visitors crossing the lake to visit other towns and villages. "Panajachel" derives from the Kaqchikel language and roughly translates to "place of the Matasanos," the white sapote fruit tree. Panajachel is also home to one of the oldest galleries in Central America, La Galeria …

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» Puerto Quetzal

Puerto Quetzal Tours, Travel & Activities

Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala's largest Pacific Ocean port. There are various tours available that take passengers to La Antigua, Auto Safari Chapin zoo, La Reunion world class golf resort, and other various tour packages are offered specially created for cruise passengers. At the port there is a market selling lots of crafts and souvenir items for those who choose not to take any tours inland …

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» Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango Tours, Travel & Activities

In Pre-Columbian times Quetzaltenango was a city of the Mam Maya people called Xelajú, although by the time of the Spanish Conquest it had become part of the K'iche' Kingdom of Q'umarkaj. The name may be derived from "Xe laju' noj" meaning "under ten mountains". The city was said to have already been over 300 years old when the Spanish first arrived …

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» San Pedro La Laguna

San Pedro La Laguna Tours, Travel & Activities

San Pedro La Laguna is a Guatemalan town on the southwest shore of Lake Atitlán. For centuries, San Pedro La Laguna has been inhabited by the Tz'utujil people, and in recent years it has also become a tourist destination for its Spanish language schools, night life, and proximity to the lake and volcanos. Local crops include corn, beans, coffee, and avocado. Some women make belts, shawls, and skirts with a back strap loom …

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Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. The former Mayan civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization, which continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish …

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The first evidence of human settlers in Guatemala demonstrates a presence at least as early as 12,000 BC. Some evidence suggests a presence as early as 18,000 BC. Sites dating back to 6500 BC have been found in Quiché in the Highlands and Sipacate, Escuintla on the central Pacific coast …

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