Maya Biosphere Reserve covers 5.2 million-acres (2.1 million hectares) – roughly 60 percent of the Guatemala’s protected area and more than 10 percent of the country’s total land surface. The reserve is set within the frontiers of the lowland forest. A UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve, this biome is noted for its diversity of flora and fauna, including the scarlet macaw, the jaguar, the puma, the Guatemalan black howler monkey, and the baird’s tapir.
Guatemala trekking tour focuses on the country’s sparsely populated and natural areas, including its ecoregions with mangrove forests, wetlands, lakes, lagoons, rivers, and swamps.
Guatemala trekking tour is designed to maximize your chances of spotting and photographing the region’s wildlife. Our experienced naturalist guides study the animals’ behaviors and understand their habits and led tours in order to maximize sightings.
Maya archaeological sites add an element of archaeological history to the Guatemala trekking tour. “Tikal”, one of the most famous sites attracts visitors in greater numbers than the other Mayan ruin. Being the highest mountain range in Central America not formed by volcanic eruption; the Cuchumatanes contain lush vegetation, which is inhabited by some threatened species, including the Morelet’s tree frog, the Finca Chiblac Salamander, the Long-limbed Salamander, and the Jackson’s Climbing Salamander.
Lake Atitlán is the deepest lake in Central America and is categorized as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The lake and its surrounding features were formed by volcanic activities.
Agriculture is predominant in the region and Mayan culture is alive and well here. You will tour local villages and notice a lifestyle that has been passed down for thousands of years. The natives take pride in their attire and you can see them dressed in traditional clothing.
With Guatemala trekking tour, you will not only indulge in the natural and wild aspect of Guatemala but also explore its rich history and age-old traditions.
During the 8 century AD, Tikal's temples were built and at this time the region became a city of great importance to the Mayans. The population is estimated to have been about 100,000 during the period. For reasons unknown, the edifices at Tikal was basically abandoned during the 9th century and fell into disrepair, today the ruins serve as subjects for tourists' attractions and archaeological studies.
Extending from the outer area of Antigua and reaching the Mexican border, the Western Highlands of Guatemala comprises a natural scenic landscape. Its two main innate features are a collection of volcanoes on the southern side and the high Cuchumatanes mountain range that dominates the skyline in the north. The region’s is noted for its spectacular forested areas, lakes, streams, and verdant gorges and valleys. High and lower altitude has distinguishable plants and wildlife. And the Mayan cultures reign supreme here.
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