Guatemala is distinguished by its volcanoes, vast rainforests and ancient Mayan culture and sites. Whilst the rainforest cities were abandoned centuries ago, Maya people continue to thrive in the Guatemalan highlands, where traditions and religious rituals formed a rich and distinctive indigenous identity. Our journey starts in Antigua, west of the capital, where we explore the cobblestone streets and preserved Spanish colonial buildings. We enjoy walks in Parque Ecologico Alux near San Lucas Sacatepequez forest and Los Cucuruchos Reserve. Lake Atitlan is a deep-blue crater lake, surrounded by three picture perfect volcanoes and colourful Maya villages. Situated in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range, we enjoy short walks, traditional villages and the Maya ruins at Iximche. Time in Guatemala City, allows visits to museums and city sights before a domestic flight takes us north to Flores on Lake Peten Itza. Over the next four days, we explore the expanse of the Maya Biosphere Reserve with its extraordinary biodiversity and archaeological importance. Visits include the largest Mayan archaeological site in existence at Tikal, along with the ruins at Tayasal, Topoxte and Yaxha. Knowledgeable local guides will share many insights into the Mayan way of life and provide a feel for the mysteries of this ancient culture. Genuine hospitality combined with an outstanding cultural legacy and astonishing natural beauty makes Guatemala a compelling place for inquisitive travellers to visit.