Adventure Guide to Guatemala (Hunter Travel Guides)
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Guatemala is a feast for explorers looking for new experiences. This fantastic guidebook takes you from fiery volcanoes to historic churches dating back to the 1600s. You can sail on Lake Atitlan, raft on Rio Candelera, hike to Maya ruins, dive a barrier reef or take a bike tour around Antigua. In-depth details on the culture, traditions and how to travel with respect for the country and its welcoming people. With the author's expert advice, you'll find excellent eateries, locally made crafts and family-run B&Bs. A reviewer on Amazon.com sums up the appeal of the guide: "My friend and I traveled with the Lonely Planet Guatemala book (published Jan. 2004) and with this book. They complemented each other very well. Lonely Planet has terrific practical info (bus schedules, etc.) but little info on how to climb volcanoes, go trekking, rafting, horseback riding, etc. Adventure Guide to Guatemala had what we wanted: volcano/trekking-off-the-beaten-path info. Our travel style is extremely independent (we wanted to ascend volcanoes without a guide) but the book is very appropriate as well for people who prefer to work through formal ecotour companies or guides, or people who can afford nicer ecolodges and bed-and-breakfasts. They are all listed in this book. There is extensive information on how to explore the Mayan archaeological sites."
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