First stop: Tikal! Towering pyramids poke above the jungle canopy and howler monkeys swing noisily through the branches of the trees (look up the sound a howler monkey makes, it sounds like a dinosaur!). Tikal is a special place where ancient Mayan ruins are found in the middle of the Guatemalan jungle and we were lucky enough to climb some and enjoy the sunrise!
Semuc Champey was our next stop. It is famous for its natural limestone bridge, 300 metres long, on top of which is a stepped series of pools with flowing river water good for swimming.
Our last stop in Guatemala was Antigua. People come here to climb some of the 37 volcanoes in Guatemala, 3 of which are still active! We climbed Pacaya volcano and toasted marshmallows on the hot rocks of the crater at the top!