Category Archives: Guatemala

20 Gorgeous Photos That Will Show You How Stunning Guatemala Is

20 Gorgeous Photos That Will Show You How Stunning Guatemala Is - The Wilder Route

Volcano clad lakes and sweeping landscapes make for some pretty spectacular scenery, add this to a deep history and a whole lot of culture, it’s safe to say you’re in for a real treat. We spent 3 amazing weeks in Guatemala and loved every minute of it! Here are some of our photos of Guatemala […]

Cost Guide – What We Spent Backpacking In Guatemala

Cost Guide - What We Spent Backpacking In Guatemala - The Wilder Route

Guatemala was next on our itinerary after spending a month in Mexico. We were excited to learn even more about the Mayan influences, learn about their culture and were really looking forward to sampling some of Guatemala’s cuisine. The biggest draw to backpacking in Guatemala though was the landscape; mountains, volcanoes and lakes definitely sounded […]

Flores, Guatemala to Chetumal, Mexico Border Crossing – Via Belize

Flores, Guatemala to Chetumal, Mexico Border Crossing - Via Belize - The Wilder Route

We left the sleepy town of Flores in the early morning at 7:00 am to make the journey from Guatemala, through Belize & all the way to Mexico, 3 countries in one day was a first for both of us. We found it hard to find much information beforehand on bus services so were interested […]

Flores & Tikal – How To Visit Guatemala’s Top Mayan Ruins

Flores & Tikal - How To Visit Guatemala's Top Mayan Ruins - The Wilder Route

Completely & utterly encompassed by their environment, the ruins of Tikal are a must on anyone’s Guatemala itinerary. We opted for a sunset tour of the ruins, a magical time to visit when the jungle around us was starting to sleep for the night & the resident howler monkeys were happily lulling around in the trees. […]

Volcan Acatenango Hike ∼ How To Prepare & What To Expect

Volcan de Acatenango Hike - Everything You Need To Know - The Wilder Route. Image shows a scene with a tree & a volcano puffing smoke.

Gazing at a peacefully puffing volcano, each wearing every single item of clothing we had carried up to the summit of our Acatenango hike – we were amazed & exhausted. The ambiguous feeling, however, of aching body parts mixed with the sunrise calling to the soul of the land simply melted into the magic of […]

Lake Atitlan Hiking – The Indian Nose After Sunrise

Lake Atitlan Hiking - The Indian Nose After Sunrise - The Wilder Route

It all started with a drunken conversation amongst 8 of us in a hostel bar overlooking the magical Lake Atitlan, we’re not sure if it was the happy hour beers or the beautiful scenery that had gone to our heads but we agreed that we would all wake up the next morning, at the crack […]

Airbnb ‘in it – Tree House Living On Lake Atitlan

Airbnb 'in it - Tree House Living On Lake Atitlan - The Wilder Route

We normally use a few different resources when booking accommodation & check all of them before making a decision on where we are going to stay. For us, as a couple, we find that it can sometimes be much better value to book private accommodation through Airbnb when you weigh up everything that will be included than […]

Mexico to Guatemala Border Crossing – San Cristobal De Las Casas to Lake Atitlán

Mexico to Guatemala Border Crossing - San Cristobal De Las Casas to Lake Atitlan - The Wilder Route

There are a number of transport options but we decided to take the shuttle bus to cross the border from Mexico to Guatemala using the Ciudad Cuauhtémoc to La Mesilla crossing. We’ve tried to keep this short & simple for anyone looking to do the same. Here are the details of how we did it & […]

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as seen

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as seen

The Wilder Route seen at Destinations - The Holiday & Travel Show in association with The Sunday Times
The Wilder Route seen in Wanderlust Magazine
The Wilder Route seen at The Caravan & Motorhome Show, Event City, Manchester
The Wilder Route seen at Borderless Live
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