Guatemala City Tour: Immersive Private Tour Exploring Mayan Civilization and Historical Landmarks
4.8
14 Ratings
Guatemala City
Embark on an immersive private tour of Guatemala City, exploring the rich history of the Mayan civilization and iconic landmarks. Discover the Archeological Museum and visit the bustling Market, Main Cathedral, National Palace, and more. Safety is our top priority.
Duration: 8 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Museo Nacional De Arqueologia & Etnologia - A visit through all the pieces that conforms the history of Guatemala, explained by our best native travel guide.
  • Avenida La Reforma - A drive through the historical monuments of Guatemala City
  • Palacio Nacional - A visit inside the National Palace.
  • Catedral Metropolitana - A visit to the Cathedral and Museum.
  • Plaza de la Constitucion - Our travel guide will show you the surroundings of the Plaza La Constitución, while explaining the history of Guatemala City.
  • Mercado Central - A visit to the Central Market where you can see all kind of handcraft, paintngs and typical clothes.
  • Paseo de la Sexta - Walk around the most famous avenue of the historical center, where we will be taking lunch.
  • Relief Map - Get to see all guatemala at once.
  • Kaminaljuyu - A guided visit to the biggest archeological site of the City, our travel guides will tell you the history of the mayas.
  • Cerrito del Carmen - View the first Church from the Valley
What's Included
  • On-board WiFi
  • Bottled water
  • In-vehicle air conditioning
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
Additional Information

A city tour of Guatemala by a local guide is the most secure way to explore the city. Our guide takes you to all the significant and historic spots in the city in a pleasant and comfy vehicle. Your safety is our utmost priority.

Dive into the enchanting Mayan culture with a trip to The Archaeological Museum with a distinct interpretation of all the wondrous artifacts that make up Guatemala’s history. Afterward, we navigate through the city’s most renowned streets and areas, stopping at the Guatemala City’s Historic Center for a three-hour visit to the Market, Main Cathedral, The National Palace, Plaza la Constitution, the 6th avenue and more.

Location
Kaminaljuyu
Zona 7,
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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William_h
Feb 4, 2024
Guatemala City SAFE to tour. A gem. - Pleasant friendly guide. Modified the tour to our needs and wants. Fourth time in Guatemala. Had avoided the city due to stories of violence and safety. 8 hour tour became 10. So much more to see.Strongly recommend tour!!
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Abigail_b
Jan 10, 2024
Perfect way to see the highlights in a day - We had Pamella as our guide and I cannot recommend her more. She was knowledgeable about each site we visited and happy to throw in a few drive by visits so we could see Zone 4 and a friend’s bookshop. She is a great guide and a fabulous driver (which is important on a driving tour). 10/10
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John_k
Mar 17, 2023
Highly recommend! - My wife and I had an extra day to spend in Guatemala City and we wanted a more personalized tour of the city. Esteban was a superior guide and took us to so many places that would have been impossible to do on our own in one day. We really enjoyed getting to know him and not only did he provide good information about the tour sites, but also insights into living in GC that only a native-born person could share. Thoroughly enjoyed eating Pepian at lunch in the market. Esteban introduced me to Hibiscus juice which is wonderfully sweet. I needed to replace my lost phone charger and he stopped by an electronics store to help me purchase that. It was a day well spent and great value for the price.
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Dan_n
Sep 17, 2022
Guatemala City Anniversary Trip - Great personal tour with Esteban. He was excellent and we enjoyed his tour! His knowledge of the history of Guatemala and the city made our day.
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Irene
Apr 10, 2022
Excellent tour for the curious - We had a wonderful day with Esteban. He was sure to communicate with us the day before to make sure that pickup was confirmed. He arrived in time and his car was clean and comfortable. Esteban is extremely well-versed in Guatemalan history and culture and not only was able to tell us about each place we visited but also was sure to point out all the interesting landmarks as we drove around the city. Since we were here during Semana Santa, he was able to coordinate watching one of the city’s many religious processions which would have been pretty overwhelming if we had tried to navigate it alone. Beyond his knowledge and professionalism, Esteban is just a really nice guy. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in Guatemalan history and culture and doesn’t have a lot of time in Guatemala City.
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Mariam_m
Feb 8, 2022
Nice way to see more of Guatemala City - Time well spent. I requested couple museums in lieu of two of the stops that were closed. On time , professional, knowledgeable guide. I highly recommend this tour. Thanks
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Robert_s
May 9, 2021
Excellent way to see a very under-rated city - Guatemala City is very under-rated as a place to see. It would be difficult to navigate this city and see all the sights the city has to offer (and which are horribly under-publicized) without a professional guide. The most important and interesting sights (the anthropology museum, the Relief Map, Kaminal Juyu) are scattered all over the city. Esteban was an excellent guide (and an excellent driver, although, by Latin American standards, Guatemala City would not be a particularly scary place in which to drive). Esteban did an excellent job of improvising and adjusting as the government has closed a few, very important sights (such as the anthropology museum) suddenly, without notice
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Anniverysary2015
Nov 19, 2019
Best Day Tour Ever - We had a great day tour of Guatemala City thanks to the experience and ability of Esteban Calvillo who was our Guide. Guatemala City is a wonderful place to visit full of museums, history, buildings, and people. Esteban knows all the special places to visit . I would strongly recommend you take this tour and ask for Esteban.
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Parryseven
Oct 30, 2019
Wonderful Visit - Esteban was a wonderful tour guide. We spent the day with him in Guatemala City. He took us to some great highlights and we had a great ceviche lunch. I highly recommend this tour.
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Izzigirlabroad
Oct 11, 2019
A little too political - All of the logistics around the tour were perfect -- great communication, easy to book, they even offered a carseat for my daughter. The vehicle was comfortable, wifi worked great, and all of the stops were well-planned and interesting. I've been in Guate for a year, and I saw a ton of new and interesting things. Be prepared that is is a FULL day. We were exhausted by lunchtime. It's also not super kid-friendly, and I wish we'd made other arrangements for my 4 y/o. Usually, she loves this sort of thing, but the bouncing around and quick pace made it hard for her to get into anything. The guide was polite, knowledgeable, and very helpful during the tour. He was flexible when we requested changes to the schedule and could quickly and easily answer our questions about the places we visited. What really turned us off was all the political commentary -- about Guatemalan politics and US politics alike. The guide was very knowledgeable about the sites and their history, but would often diverge to talk about his personal opinions on capitalism, the Trump presidency, and why the Mayan people lack the ability to think logically due to deficiencies in their language (*eyeroll*). I am very liberal, and my sister who traveled with us is very conservative, and we both walked away offended -- no small feat! It made it hard to simply enjoy the history of the places we visited because we weren't sure what was being filtered. I also wish there was more of an emphasis on the STORIES behind the sites, not just the facts. It felt a little dry. It was a nice tour and I would recommend the company as a whole, but I hope the guide sticks to the facts next time.
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