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going to chiapas and guatemala. Any advice???

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1. Posted by elranchero (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

elranchero has indicated that this thread is about Guatemala

Im going to guatemala and chiapas for about 3 weeks. Can anyone tell about how much money i'll be needing. and which are the best places to go???
thanx.

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

From my travel log:

My favorite destination in Central America. Spent a couple weeks traveling throughout Guatemala visiting Tikal, Lake Atitlan, Antiqua, Chichicastenango, and lots of other villages & towns. It's the most colorful country I've ever visited and the market scenes were great.

Those are some of the places you definitely want to visit.

3. Posted by elranchero (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Thanx a lot!!!!!!! :)
and can you tell me about how much money you spend there???

4. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Luckily Central America (just like South America) is pretty inexpensive. I will say you need about $20 a day tops (for hostals/guest houses and food). Then add the costs of booking day trips that can run anywhere between $5 to $30 a day but of course you wont be doing that every day.

If you choose to take local transportation that will be extremely cheap. Take the buses to move from place to place, maybe a $1 or $2. If I were going to Central America for three weeks, I would probably take about $1,000 and expect to come back with change. But it all depends on your spending habits too...hope these helps!

5. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I forgot, if you want to know the true costs for a backpacker in that part of the world, get yourself a Rough Guide (or Lonely Planet), they are usually pretty accurate with the prices...that will give you a better idea.

6. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Ck this link to the Lonely Planet website.

7. Posted by elranchero (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

thanx for all the info!!!!!!!!!

8. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Hey elranchero,

How will you get to Guatemala? Will go by land from Mexico and then back or will you fly somewhere to start your trip?

9. Posted by elranchero (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Im going to Tikal directly and leaving through guatemala city. and my trip changed from 3 weeks to two. is ir enough for guatemala???

10. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

I think 2 weeks is just about right for Guatemala. It's definitely enough to see a lot of this facinating country. Are you gonna just spent the 2 weeks in Guatemala and skip chiapas?

So where are you planning to visit besides Tikal? Make sure to check out Lake Atitlan. It's really beautiful and besides the natural beauty, there are several villages around the lake that are very interesting.