The Indian Garden of Eden, Guatemala maintains the charm of bygone days. Two-thirds of the population are descendants of the ancient Mayan civilization and still tread the same fertile valleys and tree-clad mountains beloved of the forebears. These proud people maintain their ancient customs, language and their gorgeous costumes. Their fascinating, colorful native life and the many ancient Mayan ruins comprise the main tourist attractions of the country. The land itself, largely mountainous, is of great beauty with numerous lofty volcanoes, sweet smelling pine woods, dense forests, turquoise blue lakes and fertile plateaus. We recommend visits to Guatemala City, colonial Antigua, Lake Atitlan, the famous market town of Chichicastenango and the ruins of Tikal. Continental Journeys offers many escorted and independent tours of Guatemala and the other Central American republics. You can customize any independent tour or we can create a tour to fit your needs.