Gap year Guatemala
Guatemala is a fascinating and beautiful land, ideal for gap year travel. It was the centre of the Mayan empire from 4000BC until the Spanish conquest, and it’s the remains from this period, particularly the pyramids at Tikal, that dominate. Around them, though, are volcanoes, beaches and a variety of ecosystems ranging from mangrove swamps to cloud forest.
Adventure travel Guatemala
In Guatemala, adventure travel is everywhere: hiking to traditional Mayan villages, climbing volcanoes or journeying through jungle to the next monument or natural wonder. One case in point is El Mirador, the most populated city in America before the Spanish conquest, and still partly hidden in deep jungle.
Student travel Guatemala
Cheap and easy, laidback and very, very beautiful, Guatemala makes student travel simple. If you’re looking for R&R, the beaches are paradise; if you want busy, there’s Guatemala City; if you prefer something in between, there’s the Baroque splendour of Antigua Guatemala.
Volunteer work Guatemala
There are plenty of ways of giving back to Guatemala through volunteer work. You can work on house-building projects, get involved with wildlife rescue or work with community outreach groups.