Best Central America Destinations

Cultural Tours

Take a look at our examples of travel packages to get an idea of what you can find in these fantastic destinations; each itinerary is flexible and very easy to customize to meet your travel expectations, hotel type, and personal wishes.

Guatemala is the most vibrant cultural destination in Central America with 23 different ethnic groups, its native markets, handicrafts, shamanic rituals, and beautiful landscapes.

This extraordinary region inhabits native groups with an authentic and unique cultural and linguistic heritage, traditions, culture, and identity; descendants of the Mayan people who still maintain the customs and traditions, rich in colorful folklore expressed in their religion, music, dance, food, and festivals.

These traditions present an excellent opportunity to discover and enjoy a cultural tour in Guatemala and make your vacation an enjoyable experience full of color, culture, and adventure.

Festivities like All Saints Day (1. November) are a mixture of the pagan traditions and the Catholicism brought by the Spanish between the centuries 16 and 17.

Its multicolored markets with textile fill agreeably the pupils, a manifestation of the most recognized indigenous art where each of them has their interpretation.

Holy week in Antigua, another mixture of the indigenous traditions and the Christianity manifested in the ephemeral art of the carpets that they bear the step of the processions followed by thousands of devoted and curious visitors, the smell to incense and the faith is breathed at each corner of the city.

The giant kite festival of Santiago Sacatepéquez on the 1st of November is another cultural experience during All Saints’ Day that brings special requests to God and whose festivity ends by enjoying a delicious traditional dish called cold meat.

From the mystic indigenous, high lands to the magical Carib Garífuna, a country of culture and fascinating nature is Guatemala that presents a great variety of options in your journey to the fascinating world of our lively culture.

Family Tour

Guatemala Family Adventure

This adventure trip will take you through the highlands and lowlands of Guatemala, including activities for the whole family and stay in family-friendly hotels and destinations.
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Cultural Tour

Guatemala Cultural Tour

A short break to enjoy 3 of the best destinations located in the highlands of Guatemala, framed in a spectacular landscape and natural world.
Cultural Tour

Highlights of Guatemala Tour

Visit ruins, churches and museums, meet indigenous people wearing their typical suits; enjoy the multicolored market and Maya traditions.
Cultural Tour

Luxury Tour Guatemala

Go through the highlands and lowlands of Guatemala, including exclusive activities, staying in hand-picked properties in the most inspiring destinations.
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Adventure Tour

Guatemala & Belize Tour

This adventure tour package is ideal for families, independent travelers and small groups looking to experience a mix of quality activities and adventures.
Adventure Tour

Guatemala Adventure Tour

Explore Tikal and learn about nature and archaeology, climb breathtaking temples, and experience an encounter with wildlife that inhabit this amazing tropical forest.
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Belize Vacation Tour

This six days Archaeological Adventure tour will take you through significant Maya sites in Belize and the unequaled Tikal in Guatemala.
Adventure Tour

Merida & Riviera Maya

The Mayan forest of Quintana Roo is the habitat for a diverse wildlife which builds a special attractiveness to visitors.
Culture Tour

A Different Merida Tour

Discover haciendas, nature reserves, colorful markets, and prepare and taste different Yucatecan and Mexican plates in our culinary experience.
Culture Tour

Inside Campeche

This colorful province offers adventure experiences, ecotourism, archaeological sites, colonial architecture filled with history and tradition.
Culture Tour

Chiapas Cultural Tour

Besides the natural and cultural treasures, you will have the opportunity to taste the phenomenal cuisine that this southern Mexican region offers.
Culture Tour

Quintana Roo

Bacalar is a Magical Town, its fantastic lagoon known as The 7 colors lagoon, is a perfect destination to experience nature, culture and adventure.
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Culture Tour

Merida

Yucatan is the home to archaeological sites, historical cities, cenotes, caves and a wealthy culture expressed in music, folkloric dances and gastronomy.
Culture Tour

Honduras Archaeology and Beaches Tour

Enjoy a horseback ride on cool mountain trails, tour coffee and cardamom plantations, savor real Honduran cuisine prepared with products from the farm.
Culture Tour

Honduras Highlights Tour

Be astonished by the revelation of one of Copan’s best kept secret: the discovery of the Rosalila Temple which was hidden for centuries.
Culture Tour

Treasures Of The Maya Tour

This fascinating 11 days’ tour offers the best of the Mayan World, Live Culture and Maya History of Guatemala and Copan in Honduras.
Culture Tour

Costa Rica National Parks Tour

In just 16 days, get to know Costa Rica’s top 6 national parks, and 4 nature reserves, from the Caribbean Coast to the Pacific Coast
Culture Tour

Costa Rica Coast to Coast Tour

Choose a mix of adventure and nature tours as you travel Costa Rica from one coast to the other!
Culture Tour

Highlights of Costa Rica Tour

Visit the highlights of Costa Rica – the Arenal Volcano, the cloud forests of Monteverde, and the beautiful tropical beaches & rainforest in Manuel Antonio.
Culture Tour

Classic Costa Rica Tour

This week-long package shows you all the things that make Costa Rica so popular: rainforest, volcanoes, wildlife, and gorgeous beaches.
Culture Tour

Nature Corners of Costa Rica Tour

To experience the very best rainforest and wildlife that make Costa Rica so famous head to two opposite corners of Costa Rica.
Culture Tour

Costa Rica Eco-Luxury Tour

Costa Rica became the poster child for eco-tourism in the 1990’s and remains at the forefront of that movement today.
Culture Tour

El Salvador History & Culture Tour

Discover the culture and history of El Salvador, visiting the capital town, colonial cities, archaeological sites and fantastic touristic routes
Culture Tour

El Salvador Classic Tour

Discover the culture and history of El Salvador, visiting the capital town, colonial cities, archaeological sites and fantastic touristic routes

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Visiting the Maya ruins in Peten Guatemala is a fabulous travel experience. Lily and the team at Martsam Travel in Guatemala are experts at making your travel plans come true. ln addition to the immense cultural value of the sites, you have chances to see unusual tropical animals. Totally great experience!

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A travel agency that makes you feel assisted every step of the trip – what a nice experience. Lily was checking every day to make sure things were going as well as possible, and went out of the way to accommodate last minute changes to my trip.

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I am beyond thankful that we found Martsam as they made our 10 day trip so perfect. We learned so much about Guatemalan and Mayan history. The hotels they booked for us were beautiful, luxurious, and affordable. I HIGHLY recommend using Martsum to plan a trip to Guatemala!!!

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