You can't leave Guatemala without visiting this place, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The greatest testament to the Mayan civilisation.
This is the most important archaeological site in the country and it's bound to leave you lost for words. Unsurprisingly, this great testament to Mayan culture became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. It is located in the north of Guatemala, in the middle of the jungle surrounded by thick vegetation and its name means 'the place of voices'. It was inhabited from the 4th century BC to the 10th century AD. You'll find no shortage of spectacular buildings here, such as the Temple of the Masks or the Temple of the Double-headed Snake; however, the most impressive of them all is undoubtedly the Temple of the Great Jaguar, a funerary pyramid nearly fifty metres tall. The huge staircase leading up to the skies offers a first-hand experience of the grandeur of this historic civilisation. Other unmissable places include the North Acropolis, Central Acropolis and the Silvanus G. Morley Museum. An absolute must!