In this post we’ll take a look at our Guatemala Mayan ruins tours including the Tikal ruins and the ancient Mayan archaeological site of Quiriguá.

As far as we can tell from what has been recovered (and from ancient folklore) Mayan culture is really a diffusion of cultures that evolved through trade exchange. The Mayan culture of Guatemala is also famous for its sophisticated written language, art, architecture, and astronomy.

Caravan also includes additional stopovers at a number of less visited authentic Mayan villages where Caravan travelers can experience today’s Mayan culture firsthand.

Our itinerary for Caravan Guatemala Mayan ruins tours include the following Mayan locations: Read more

Caravan Tour’s all-inclusive Guatemala Vacation includes some of the best Guatemala hotels and resorts as well as your meals, ground transportation, and tour activities.

When you do the math, it often works out that the price you pay for the entire tour is less than what you would otherwise pay to stay in the selected Guatemala hotels for the length of your visit.

Caravan Tours prides itself on selecting the very best Guatemala hotels and resorts at each destination point along its Guatemala Tour. We want to provide ultimate comfort and security for all our guests. Below is an outline of the current hotels included in our All Inclusive Guatemala vacation packages. Read more

Caravan’s all inclusive Guatemala tour takes you to one of the top tropical destinations in Central America. Experience unique adventures, World Cultural Heritage sites, ancient, ruins and relaxing all inclusive resorts.

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and filled with mountainous highlands Guatemala vacations offer diverse activities along what has been called a near perfect climate.

In this blog post we will answer four popular questions about our all inclusive Guatemala tours. Read more

Tak an Antigua Guatemala vacation with Caravan Tours. Antigua is surrounded by three breathtaking volcanoes including Agua, Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes, making Antigua a near perfect setting for a Guatemala vacation.

Antigua or “Antique” Guatemala is in close proximity to Guatemala City but is strikingly different. With an economy mainly driven by tourism, Antigua is a much calmer and quieter destination in Guatemala.

Thanks to Caravan’s Guatemala guided tours you can experience the history of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is seemingly unchanged today, nearly 300 years later. Read more

The growth in Guatemala tourism, which now makes up 25% of the country’s GDP, has been essential to the success of their economy as nearly two million travelers from around the globe descend upon this tiny Central American country annually.

Curious tourists come here to explore a mixture of ancient Mayan treasures and archaeological sites like Quirigua and Tikal, along with unique Colonial cities and culture found in places like Guatemala City and Antigua.

Guatemalans have embraced Guatemala tourism by establishing world-class hotel accommodations and professionally guided tours, as well as selling authentic Guatemalan foods, handicrafts and other indigenous artwork. Read more

In this post, Caravan Tours offers some helpful Guatemala facts and information about our all inclusive tours.

Guatemala, the land of eternal spring and heart of the ancient Mayan world, is a Central American country rich in heritage. You can spend days exploring everything from ancient Mayan ruins and archaeological sites like Tikal (which doubled as the rebel base in the 1977 Star Wars movie), to Colonial towns like Antigua, or volcanic lakes like Lake Atitlan.

Explore Guatemala facts and information abou tthe Mayan culture, which is over 4,000 years old. Guatemala’s Colonial heritage dates back to as early as the 16th century. Guatemala’s Colonial and cultural heritage evolved from a combination of Spanish and native Mayan peoples, ensuring that you will be captivated by the locals you meet during your Guatemalan tour.

In recent years, many eco adventure tour companies like Caravan Tours have begun offering guided vacation package tours through Guatemala. Guided by experienced tour guides familiar with Guatemala and its people, guests of Caravan Tours enjoy Guatemala facts and information firsthand.

These are very safe, all-inclusive Guatemala vacations, which are a great alternative to visiting Guatemala on your own. Read more

In addition to the natural beauty and landscape of the country, the historical Mayan ruins of Guatemala are the focus of the all-inclusive Guatemala travel packages by Caravan Tours.

Guatemala is a magical place that attracts adventure, nature, and history enthusiasts alike. With outdoor adventure activities, World Heritage sites and top attractions like Mayan ruins and natural nature reserves, there is something for everyone in Caravan’s Guatemala travel packages.

Here are some of what we consider to be the top destinations and highlights on Caravan’s fully escorted Guatemala tours. Read more

Prior to booking an all inclusive Guatemala Tour with Caravan Tours here are some Lake Atitlan facts you should know.

Lake Atitlan Facts

Some interesting Lake Atitlan information that will make you want to visit Guatemala soon:

  • The locals refer to Lake Atitlan Guatemala as Lago de Atitlan
  • Lake Atitlan is the deepest lake in all of Central America
  • Lake Atitlan elevation is unique; about a mile above sea level
  • Lake Atitlan location prevents the lake water from flowing into any sea
  • Lake Atitlan is known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world

In the Mayan language, Atitlán translates to “the place where the rainbow gets its colors.” To this day the Atitlán area of Guatemala is rich in Mayan culture with locals known to be friendly, welcoming, and even a little shy. Read more

Travel with Caravan all-inclusive and enjoy a fully guided Guatemala coffee plantation tour.

Did you know that it takes about 100 pounds of Guatemalan coffee cherries to produce 20 pounds of green Guatemala coffee beans?

Guatemalan vacationers learn facts like these while enjoying a local Guatemala coffee plantation tour as part of Caravan’s all-inclusive, escorted Guatemala Tour. Most Guatemala coffee plantation owners welcome tourists onto their farms and even provide specialized tours of their Guatemala coffee growing and harvesting facilities.

Learn about the Guatemala coffee history and savor the taste of fresh, locally grown and roasted 100% Guatemalan coffee as you enjoy a morning coffee plantation tour while on Caravan’s all-inclusive Guatemala vacation. Read more

Visit the Quirigua Mayan ruins when you travel Guatemala all-inclusive with Caravan Tours!

Thes ancient Mayan ruins should be among your top three ancient ruins sites to visit while in Guatemala; Antigua ruins and Tikal Ruins being the other two.

Situated about 120 miles northeast of Guatemala City in Guatemala’s Caribbean region, the Quirigua Mayan ruins site contains remarkable Mayan monuments dating back to the 8th century and features some of the largest monolithic stone monuments (stele or stelae) from the ancient Mayan world.

Quirigua ruins Guatemala is an official UNESCO World Heritage site located in the southeastern part of this Central American country and covers approximately 1.2 square miles along the lower Motagua River. With its unique set of preserved stele and sculpted Mayan monuments showcasing the Mayan calendar, the ruins help archaeologists and tourists alike to appreciate historical Mayan society, politics, and economics. Read more