Backpacking through Guatemala to explore nature. Hiking on (active) volcanoes, swimming in huge crater lakes and getting lost in the jungle.
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North America18 days / March 2022
Highs & Lows
Unseen beautiful nature, colorful country, authentic indigenous people
More expensive to travel in.
Guatemala Backpacking. This is an awesome way to explore the country. In my travels, I like to connect with locals and save money, so I prefer to travel with local transport and stay in affordable hostels or with locals. My first stop was Quetzaltenango, a place up north with lots of volcanoes and beautiful nature. After that I stayed 2 weeks at lake Atitlan, it is a stunning crater lake with volcanoes and mountains around. We celebrated Santa Semana with locals, tried aerial yoga, did ecstatic dance and hiked around the lake. Then I continued my trip to Antigua explore the city and to hike volcano Acatenango and the active volcano Fuego. At the end of my trip I stayed one week with locals, surrounded by nature and experiencing the local life, what a great experience to see how they are living with not much and still are very happy and at peace.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I would spend more time in Guatemala to go also to the jungle and the caraibbean coast.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
What tips would you give a friend?
Don't do Acatenango hike in rainy season, it is cold and you don't see much of the volcanoes.
confortable shoes and clothes
Chicken bus and colectivo's.