Ecoutourism Treks in Guatemala

Community tourism initiatives, whereby local Maya guides take travelers to seldom-seen locales in Guatemala’s rugged countryside, make for some extraordinary cross-cultural opportunities. Here are some recommendations for where to start your trek.

Exploring Lake McDonald Valley

Lake McDonald Valley has all the earmarks of glacial action—it’s long, straight, and U-shaped—and offers a host of great recreational opportunities, from camping to biking to horseback riding. Read on to plan your trip to the home of the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Touring the Sandy Lowlands: Barbecue, Antiques, and More

Between the Triangle and the beaches are a band of small towns like Wilson which continue to be culturally vital, architecturally interesting, and full of good places to browse for antiques and to gobble up barbecue. Here’s a quick look at the Sandy Lowland’s towns and state parks.