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Are there any customs or cultural norms that I should be aware of before visiting Guatemala?

Discover the customs and cultural norms of Guatemala with our comprehensive guide, ensuring a more authentic and immersive travel experience. From greetings to local etiquette, learn how to navigate and appreciate the rich culture of this captivating Central American destination.

Are there any health concerns that travelers to Guatemala should be aware of?

Planning a trip to Guatemala? Be aware of the health concerns in the tropical climate and ensure to drink only bottled water. Get vaccinated and purchase travel insurance before you go. Let Lokal Travel help you plan the perfect trip with their in-country experts and custom trips, day trips and more!

Can I use my cell phone in Guatemala and do I need a local SIM card?

Learn how to use your cell phone in Guatemala, exploring the options of international roaming or purchasing a local SIM card, and let Lokal Travel's in-country experts help you plan your perfect trip.

El Mirador Trek: Experience the Mayan Jungle with Cooperativa Carmelita

Embark on the unforgettable El Mirador trek in Guatemala's Petén region. Explore the pristine Mayan jungle, and ancient ruins, and engage with the rich culture of the Carmelita community. Discover history, wildlife, and sustainable tourism in this 5/6-day expedition with Lokal Travel.

Guatemala LGBT Travel: What Tourists Need to Know

Gain insights into the experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, and non-binary travelers in Guatemala. Learn essential tips for navigating LGBT rights and ensuring a safe, enjoyable trip while promoting equal rights and acceptance.

Is it safe to travel to Guatemala?

Explore Guatemala safely and comfortably with Lokal Travel. Our expert travel advisors have years of experience planning custom trips to Guatemala, so you can enjoy the best of the country without worrying about safety. Contact us today to start planning your dream trip!

LGBT Travel in Guatemala: Navigating Rights, Safety, and Inclusivity

Explore the evolving landscape of LGBT rights in Guatemala with practical tips for safe and inclusive travel. Learn how Lokal Travel's custom trips offer a unique, advocacy-focused experience.

What are some must-see attractions in Guatemala?

Explore Guatemala and experience its rich history and culture, stunning landscapes, and a wide range of activities to enjoy. Visit the ancient Mayan ruins, the colorful capital city of Guatemala City, the stunning Lake Atitlán, and enjoy the country's delicious cuisine. Get help from our local experts to plan a custom trip to Guatemala and make the most of your vacation. Visit Lokal Travel today to start planning your dream trip!

What are the entry requirements for visitors to Guatemala?

Get the entry requirements for Guatemala before your trip. Learn about visa requirements, passport validity, and other details for visitors to Guatemala. Chat with our in-country experts to get personalized advice on entry requirements and plan the perfect trip with Lokal Travel.

What is the best time of year to visit Guatemala?

Discover the best time to visit Guatemala, as we explore its two main seasons, climate variations, and travel tips to make the most of your trip.

What is the local cuisine like and where can I try traditional dishes?

Experience the best of Guatemala's cuisine with a custom trip from Lokal Travel. From "pollo en jocoque" to "empanadas," our team of in-country experts can help you plan the perfect trip to sample the local specialties. Visit restaurants, markets, and street vendors for a taste of authentic Guatemalan food. Get started now and experience the best of Guatemala's cuisine.

What is the local language and will I need to speak it to get around?

Get the most out of your trip to Guatemala with Lokal Travel! Our in-country experts will give you valuable advice on learning Spanish, communicating with locals, and more. Contact us today to start planning your dream trip to Guatemala.

What not to do in Guatemala?

Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Guatemala as you explore its diverse customs and traditions. Understand the significance of "saving face," personal space, and unique practices to appreciate and respect the country's heritage while avoiding offense to its people.

Where to exchange money in Guatemala?

Discover Guatemala's currency, the Quetzal (GTQ), and learn about exchanging money, banknotes, coins, and cash-based society. Connect with our experts for a seamless trip experience.