This week, the streets of Guatemala were finally indexed on Google Street View. This comes almost a year after Google’s cars roamed the Central American country snapping photos. But as the Google Street View team documented Guatemala, it also worked with El Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (Inguat) to capture the country’s most important and beautiful landmarks. Over the course of six months, professional photographers headed everywhere – including the northern area where the Mayan ruins are, the east side of Guatemala that features the only white sand beaches, and through the mountainous terrain.
Led by Rodrigo Moreno, the team took more than 40,000 stunning images intended to give people a virtual tour of Guatemala, according to Mundo Chapin. The tourism site gives users a bird’s eye view and allows them to move in all directions. There’s even a virtual reality mode that makes the tour that more realistic. Take the 360-degree tour here.