Many nationalities do not require tourist visas and will be given a 90-day stay upon entry, though citizens of some countries do need visas.
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With land borders on three sides, river- and sea-port entries and two international airports, it's not hard to get into or out of Guatemala. Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Pullman Bus Running only on major highways, these are the most comfortable choice. Seats are numbered and they run either semidirect or direct.
Shuttle Minibus Booked through travel agents, hotels etc, these nonstop minibuses run between major tourist destinations, offering door-to-door service.
Chicken Bus Recycled US school buses, these are cheap, go everywhere, stop for everybody and have no maximum capacity.
Pick-up truck In areas where there is no bus service this is a common way to get around. Flag one down wherever, climb into the back and hang on. Fares are equivalent to chicken buses.
Car If you’re accustomed to crazy Latino traffic, driving is a great way to get off the beaten track.
Tuk-tuk These little three-wheelers are great for short hops around town at a fraction of a taxi fare.
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