Mysteries of the Maya and Aztecs
Follow in the footsteps of the Aztecs, Zapotecs and Maya on an inspiring adventure through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras from Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula
Guatemala is a complex combination of customs and traditions - the only country in Central America with over 500 national dresses, where the indigenous population outstrips the Ladinos and where fervent Catholic beliefs are entwined with pagan ceremonies.
Travel to Guatemala and journey through what is essentially a land of Mayan ruins, beautiful colonial architecture, spectacular rainforest scenery, conical volcanoes and serene blue lakes. Tikal in the north is probably the best known Mayan archaeological site, rescued from the surrounding jungle and now beautifully preserved but still retaining its mystique. Lake Atitlan in the western highlands is ringed by several volcanoes giving it a somewhat foreboding character but the mood of the nearby towns of Antigua and Panajachel inject much colour and life.
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Weather & Climate
Guatemala’s weather is eternally comfortable: neither too hot nor too cold, the temperature, which averages 22°C across the country, varies more according to altitude than by season.
When to go
The busiest time of the year for tourism is between December and May so visiting in other months is advised.
- BROCHURES -
Capture the essence of each destination
An exceptional collection of small group tours and cruises around the world, with 2021 & 2022 departures.
Make up for lost time...
We are delighted to unveil our new brochure - a practical summary of over 200 Jules Verne programmes for 2021 and beyond, our Travel Collection so to speak.
Discover the World
Enjoy a more intimate and sociable atmosphere, benefit from more personal attention from our guides and delve into your destination in more detail.
Within this compilation of travel arrangements we have sought to ‘amaze and surprise’ the first-time visitor and enthral the returning traveller.