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Dear friends,
I am asking those who have traveled to BOTH Guatemala and Peru: If you had to choose only one of them what would you choose?

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    I just got back from Guatemala and I was in Peru five years ago. Both are great countries with lots to see, great food and friendly people. I don't think I could pick one over the other althogh I enjoyed Antigua much more than Lima (one night in Lima was enough for us but we wanted at least 3 nights in Antigua). Both have impressive Mayan ruins- it is neat that Tikal is in the middle of a lush jungle and Macchu Picchu is amazing since it is so high up on a mountain ridge. Both have jungle- we stayed at the Jungle lodge in Guatemala and stayed at an Amazon lodge in Peru- I think the Amazon jungle lodge was a bit more interesting with more wildlife like pink dolphins and different monkey species. We sailed in Guatemala but did not do that in Peru. Loved Cuzco. Both offer fun adventures- volcano hiking and jungle repelling in Guatemala, flying over the ancient Nasca lines and surfing down sand dunes in Peru. So, I guess I am no help in helping you decide between the two countries- they are both wonderful places to visit!

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