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  1. Heather

    Thanks for this well-written and very helpful article. I have done a lot of solo travel within the U.S., though not elsewhere around the world. I appreciate your perspective and sound words of advice. Guatemala sounds very special.

  2. Claire

    Just stumbled across your blog and love it! i’m an Australian student and I’m looking at going to Guatemala next year to explore and do more intensive Spanish studies.
    Our government website nearly put me off this plan because it has outlined sooooooo many potential problems but I feel reassured looking at bloggers views on what seems to be an amazing country! Thanks!

  3. Debra

    I stumbled across your blog and it’s very helpful, thank you! I’m considering travelling to Guatemala solo in June and I’m a little worried about safety there while alone. Did you book transportation in advance between cities/villages from the tour companies? And if you don’t mind me asking, where did you stay in Guatemala City and Antigua? I’m thinking of looking at hostels so that I can meet people, but I’m not sure yet!

    • Hi Debra!

      So glad you found this helpful. I would recommend booking transportation in advance. I used Voyageur Tours for my touring and transportation. Voyageur Tours provides customized itineraries for tours around Guatemala. To book a tour with them, visit their website or email info@cometoguatemala.com.

      I didn’t spend the night in Guatemala City. But in Antigua I stayed at San Rafael. Though not a hostel I found it to be a great place to meet people (and enjoy a bit of luxury).

      • Debra

        Sorry I only saw your reply now! Thanks so much for sharing :) Did you book your entire trip through Voyageur Tours or just your transportation through them?

  4. Celeste

    Hi Lauren!
    Did you visit Semuc Champey? I’m looking to travel solo to Guatemala and am going to be in Antigua and Lake Atitlan as you mentioned but also traveling to Semuc on my own. I’m hiring private transport but wanted your opinion on this area!
    Thanks,
    Celeste

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