Guatemala is one of my favorite countries and I have been 5 times. This itinerary is my recommendation for the best places to go as a backpacker in Guatemala.
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North America9 days / May 2019
Highs & Lows
Learning spanish in Antigua, Guatemala.
How fast the chicken buses drive around curves
Guatemala is a backpacker's paradise. It is one of my favorite countries in the world, and I have returned on 5 different occasions. This guide provides the top suggestions on where to go in Guatemala and can be done in two weeks. (You need to allow travel time between places, which is why I recommend at least 2 weeks)
Antigua is a must-visit, especially hiking acatenango.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Spend more time in Guatemala
How was the food?
Por Que No in Antigua, Guatemala
What tips would you give a friend?
Take spanish classes in guatemala.
Chicken buses are an experience! If you are adventurous that I recommend taking a chicken bus. The drivers go super fast down windy roads, causing passengers to have to hold on for their lives. The chicken bus is very cheap which makes it an attractive option for a backpacker, but safety should be some concern.
Use Aprode to book Acatenango hike.