Those on a budget will be glad to know that, with a little advance planning, you can cross the two of the main borders between Mexico and Guatemala on your own and for a fraction of the price offered on private shuttles.
Guatemala is probably our favourite country so far, with an activity, vista or story to interest every traveller. It was difficult to whittle it down, but here are 21 things we love about Guatemala!
Here is our guide on how you can avoid paying inflated tourist bus or boat fees and cross a border how it should be done: on your own and with local transport only!
Looking to make a break for El Salvador, but can't afford the shuttle bus on your tight budget? Here's our guide on how to reach El Tunco from Guatemala, without breaking the bank.