Special Exhibit and Catalogue to be Presented

UFM is pleased to announce that in early February, 2007 it will be inaugurating the exhibit and presenting the catalogue Four Centuries of Geographic Expressions of the Central American Isthmus 1500-1900. This is the first exhibit and publication to use maps to focus on Guatemala within the context of Central America, from both the perspective of “outsiders” in Europe and indigenous and colonial “insiders.” Ninety-nine maps have been assembled, encompassing the various genres of maps of Central America. A special feature of the catalogue is the inclusion of biographies of the mapmakers and an extensive glossary, designed as resources for both the scholar and the newcomer to the fascinating world of cartography.

Airlines Increase Fares

Due to higher oil prices, airlines are increasing fares by adding on fuel surcharges. Guatemala is no exception; we were recently notified that for the time being our flight on the Tikal tour has a US$ 18 surcharge. Those registering after the 1st of August will have to pay the difference on arrival in Guatemala. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee that no more surcharges will be added on by the airline.

Online Registration is now available!

Reserve your spot for the symposium, hotel and tours all at once. You will receive an email confirmation with a reservation number. Use this reservation number to fill out your flight schedules at a later date. If you make a reservation by surface mail or fax we will inform you of your reservation number. If you want to change or add something on your reservation please inform us by email, fax or surface mail and don’t forget to mention your reservation number. Saludos!

Additional Excursions updated

We have added some pre- and post tour samplers which will be operated by Maya Exotic, our official travel agency. Don’t forget to check them out!

New Travel Tips posted

We constantly update this section with answers to frequently asked questions. Our latest addition: Visa information.

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