You can’t look at a picture of Semuc Champey and not want to go. It was one of the highlights on our Guatemalan list and lived up to expectations.
Tikal is one of the Guatemalan highlights and you can afford it on a backpackers budget.
If you’re heading to Tikal, you’re most likely going to pass through or stop in Flores.
Perhaps being from an island nation, the concept of a land border was quite foreign and rather daunting to us. Not to mention the fact that our first crossing would certainly be off the beaten track. Despite all this, by the end of the day we were feeling quietly proud of our first “real adventure”.