Visiting the Ancient Mayan Ruins in Guatemala

We had a wonderful time in Flores, exploring the ancient ruins of Tikal which are over 3000 years old! We got to hike a beautiful trail through the forest and see some wild life before exploring the ancient city and learning about the marvellous history of the Mayans. We had a great time, and loved every minute of our tour with Maya World Tour!

We stayed at the Laguna Lodge Eco Resort in Lake Atitlan

From the moment we arrived, we were blown away with how magnificent Lake Atitlan is. Picture a Lake, enclosed by volcanos and mountains in the middle of what seems to be paradise. Lake Atitlan is in a massive volcanic crater surrounded by Mayan villages and pointed volcanic peaks. And you have to take a boat to get from village to village. 

We stayed at the stunning Laguna Lodge Eco Resort who partnered with us to be a part of our amazing Guatemalan experience. Laguna Lodge Eco Resort has its own natural reserve and is situated on one of the mountains by the lake. 

Laguna Lodge Eco Resort was one of the most peaceful, relaxing and beautiful places I have ever been! We had an amazing time, swimming, eating, and sharing life time memories thanks to the worlds top 25 resorts according to National Geographic. 

Looking to visit Guatemala? You should check out Lake Atitlan and stay at the Laguna Lodge! You will not regret it. 

Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
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Bike Tour in Guatemala

I may be South American, but I have visited more of the rest of the world then I have of South America. I don't know why, but when ever it came to choosing my next travel destination I never thought of exploring Latin Countries. 

My husband and I have a friend however, who lived in Guatemala for a few years to teach English and he fell in love with the people and the culture. He always wanted us to go visit but we never did because we were living in Dubai, which was too far at the time.

But one Spring while my husband and I were visiting Canada, our friend was in town as well and mentioned again how he would love to go to Guatemala with us and show us this amazing country. It wasn't hard to convince us (it never really is when it comes to travel), and it was the perfect time since we were only a few plane hours away. 

So we booked our flights, packed our backpacks, and began prepping for what was going to be one of the most life changing experiences of our lives. 

We stayed in Antigua, Guatemala and throughout the trip backpacked through Tikal and Lake Atitlan. We partnered with so many amazing tour companies and travel brands in Guatemala who welcomed us with open arms and were more than proud to show us a little peace of a place they call home. 

Guatemala is not a popular tourist destination, but it should be! If you are thinking of backpacking anywhere, don't be like me... go to South America! I wish I explored more of these beautiful countries throughout my years of travelling, but that just means I'll have to choose more Latin countries in the future when booking my travels!

Here are some photos of one of the many amazing tours we did while in Guatemala. While in Antigua, Guatemala (not to be mistaken with the Antigua from Antigua and Barbuda), we did a 5 hour biking tour through the city. We visited some historical landmarks, learnt about the evolution of the culture, and even visited a cocoa farm! 

I always try to do something new on my trips, and doing a biking tour was never something I had done before so I was excited to check that off my list! I still need to jump out of a plane, and take a hot air balloon ride... but maybe next time!

Going to Guatemala? Book your Bike Tour in Antigua with Old Town Outfitters!

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