Discover a fascinating blend of ancient Maya traditions, colonial influences, a vibrant culture, ancient ruins and towering volcanoes on a private Guatemala luxury holiday.

Though small and compact, the Central American country of Guatemala is big on charm.

A stunning blend of ancient Maya traditions, Spanish colonial cities, highland villages, and vibrant Caribbean towns, Guatemala has fast become a favourite destination of travellers from all walks of life.

Many are drawn to the country’s diverse topography and ecosystems, featuring active volcanoes, virgin rainforest, remote cloud forest, and highland lakes home to an impressive array of birds and wildlife. But what makes Guatemala so unique and worthy of a visit is its people: no matter where your travels take you, you’ll be treated to warm welcomes and invited to participate in age-old ethnic traditions.

With the help of our team of Abercrombie & Kent travel experts, you’ll be immersed in the country’s ancient traditions, rich history, and beautiful vistas. We’ll match a journey to suit your travel style and your interests, making sure you enjoy an authentic Guatemalan experience with a touch of luxury.


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Continent North America
Language Spanish
Capital Guatemala City
Population 17,931,484
Area 108,888 km²
Currency Guatemalan Quetzal

When to Go

Guatemala’s pleasant climate makes it a year-round destination. The dry season runs from November to April, but even during the wet season travellers can expect no more than a few hours of rain a day. Travel in the highlands offers warm days and cool nights, while the lowlands of Tikal and surrounds boast hot temperatures all year.

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Award-winning luxury holidays in Guatemala

From Guatemala City to Antigua and the always sparkling Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is known and beloved for its beauty and diversity. With colourful markets, ancient Maya ruins, and decadent coffee and cuisine, our luxury tours are designed to showcase all that this charming country has to offer.

In Guatemala City you’ll tour the city’s main monuments, including the Cathedral, National Palace, Central Square, and Central Craft Market. Next, journey north to Flores, the perfect launch point for visiting important ruins and adventuring in the wild. Guests have the option to pay a visit to Monkey Island, where you’ll be welcomed by troops of resident spider monkeys.

In Tikal, you’ll tour the Tikal National Park, an enchanting space hosting more than 3,000 ancient structures. The rainforest is home to popular attractions such as the Great Plaza, Acropolis, and Temple of the Jaguar. These historic displays offer a taste of Maya culture, complemented by a visit to Santiago village, where you and your guide will travel to the home of Maya God Maximon and witness a traditional Maya ritual.

Inspired accommodation in Guatemala

Because Guatemala is famous for its charm, we take care to select only those accommodations that reflect the country’s signature hospitality and deliver the utmost in luxury, safety, and modern comforts. Choose from our exclusive selection of private villas, boutique hotels, and upscale resorts.

Located minutes from the main town of Panajachel, Hotel Atitlan is a relaxing oasis overlooking Lake Atitlan, boasting full views of the neighbouring Atitlan, Toliman, and San Pedro volcanoes. Surrounded by botanical gardens, the boutique hotel is the picture of peace and tranquility.

In Antigua, you’ll enjoy a good night’s sleep at El Convento, an historic luxury hotel with unique colonial suites and exquisite amenities that include a heated outdoor pool and a full suite of rejuvenating spa services.

Guatemala's highlights

We pride ourselves on designing unique, personalised Guatemalan journeys. Our travel experts are well-versed in the country’s culture, history, and popular attractions, and ensure you are treated to exclusive, one-of-a-kind opportunities. Activities include:

  • A behind-the-scenes experience with the curator of the Ixchel Museum of Textiles
  • Enjoying sundowners at the edge of Lake Yaxha
  • Joining a local shaman to take part in an authentic Maya ceremony
  • And more…
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