Guatemala’s biodiversity can be attributed to its geographic position along a land bridge between North and South America and between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This location, as well as Guatemala’s varied topography ranging from 14,000 foot volcanoes to lush tropical rainforests has created diverse microclimates and high levels of species endemism.
Following your Sky Route Trek through the country’s highlands, a complementary experience is to travel to the northern Petén region where you’ll find Tikal National Park. Tikal features ancient Mayan temples built more than 2,000 years ago, some that rise hundreds of feet above the tropical forest canopy. Tikal is one of the finest rainforests left in all of Central America where we have the chance to see howler monkeys, toucans, coatimundi…and a variety of other wildlife.
If you’re ready to stalk jaguars as well as the perfect outdoor selfie…then start packing your favorite convertible travel pants because we think you’re going to love the following 11-day nature-themed itinerary!