• Duration: 7,5 hours
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Description

There will be a panoramic journey of the most important streets and avenues of the city, like the Civic Center and its surroundings.

Later, there is going to be a visit of the Main Square, the Cathedral Church and then Old Presidential Palace (Only From Outside) Then you will be taken to a restaurant of your choice to have lunch. 

In the afternoon you will visit the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Or Popol Vuh museum which are the best museums with the biggest collection of mayan artifacts of whole county. 

Later, the tour will end at the Arts and Crafts Market (Mercado de Artesanías).

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. Simply select your hotel from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way!

Itinerary

Pick up from your hotel.

Your tour begins after your driver picks you up from your hotel in Guatemala city or Antigua Guatemala.

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. Simply select your hotel from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way!

Pass by: Avenida Las Americas.

After leaving your hotel or starting point, travelers will experience the americas avenue, place where they can find all the way along different monuments and artistic sculptures that commemorate the most important people of the latin American governments and culture. 

Also travelers will see all the contemporary buildings and most expensive residential zone of Guatemala City.

Pass by: Avenida La Reforma.

At the end of the Las Americas avenue you will find the Obelisco, which also connects with The Reforma Avenue that it's considered one of the main boulevards of Guatemala City. Today many of the residential homes have been replaced by modern building and it is now considered a business and commercial district. Also a cycleway was built along the avenue in 2013. Part of the Avenida Reforma is closed to traffic on Sunday mornings, as part of the Pasos y Pedales program implemented by the Guatemala City Municipality.


Throughout the 20th century, more sculptures were added, honoring diverse people such as Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross; Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and Benito Juárez, Mexican leaders; José Joaquín Palma and Rafael Álvarez Ovalle, creators of the national anthem of Guatemala; and Miguel Ángel Asturias, winner of the 1967 Nobel Prize in Literature. Other notable monuments are the Monumento a la Madre, which honors motherhood; the Star of David, located in the Israel Plaza; and several statues of animals such as lions, bulls, and wild boars.

Pass by: Plaza Mayor de la Constitución.

The place to start a sightseeing tour through the historic center of Guatemala City must be the Constitution Square (officially: Plaza Mayor de la Constitución), which has also been called Central Park, since it is in the heart of Zone 1, the city downtown. In this area there are the most important government, financial and administrative buildings of the country.

Stop at: Cathedral of Guatemala City.

Is an imposing twin towered structure. It stands 300 feet long and 100 feet wide on the east side of the Constitution Square. It was designed by the Spanish architect Marcos Ibáñez and built in the neoclassical style with completion in 1815. 

The cathedral has survived three major earthquakes: 1830, 1917, and 1976. Here you will appreciate the image of the Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro (Our Lady of Perpetual Help), the oldest catholic image in Guatemala, brought by Hernán Cortés in 1522.

Stop at: Palacio Nacional.

Built between 1939 and 1943 to be the National Palace or house of the government, was declared Historic, Cultural and Artistic Patrimony of Guatemala in November, 1980 and it is now open to the public as a museum, an art gallery for a permanent and temporary exhibits. 

The ballroom and other big areas within the palace are used now to celebrate official ceremonies, like the signing of Guatemala's historic Peace Accords, held on December 28, 1986.

Stop at: Museo Nacional De Arqueologia & Etnologia.

Visit the national museum of archeology and ethnology. This is the house of the biggest collection of mayan artifacts displayed in whole the country. 

This Museum operates Tuesday to Sundays, if the museum isn't open to visitors we are going to replace it for the Popol Vuh Museum.

Stop at: Mercado de Artesanias La Aurora.

Interesting Crafts from all over the Country are located where, Visitors can take a look of the different products that Guatemala export and also take the chance of buying some travel souvenirs.

End of the tour.

After your tour ends, you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

Pick up locations

What's included

Private transportation
Certified Tour Guide
Relief Map Entrance Fee
Lunch
Archeology Museum Entrance Fee

What's excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • Tickets to non-specified places
  • Gratuities

Important information

  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is aceptable Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • We are going to pick up all passengers at the motor lobby of your hotel. If your hotel doesn’t have a motor lobby please wait for your tour guide at the front desk area.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • LUXURY AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • CITY TOURS

Guided Language

  • English
  • Español

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