- 7 to 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Youtube Overview Video : https://youtu.be/iJpUnGPH8cc
On this tour you can appreciate the main cultural, residential, commercial, and economical infrastructure of the city. 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 artefacts of whole county. Later, the tour will end at the Arts and Crafts Market (Mercado de Artesanías).
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Free drinks included
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Certified guide by INGUAT
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- National Archeology Museum OR Popol Vuh museums.
- Entry/Admission - Museo Nacional De Arqueologia & Etnologia
- Personal expenses
- Food and beverages (LUNCH)
- Tickets to non-specified places
- Entry/Admission - Palacio Nacional
Traveler pickup is offered
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.
- La Aurora Airport, Guatemala City Guatemala
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Avenida Las Americas, Guatemala
After leaving your hotel or starting point, travelers will experience the americas avenue, place where they can find all the way along differents 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, 1 Calle a 20 Calle de las Zonas 9 y 10, Guatemala City Guatemala
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 Today many of the residential homes have been replaced by modern building and it is now considered a business and commercial district.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.
Stop At: Iglesia Yurrita, 8-52, Ruta 6, Guatemala City 01004 Guatemala
The Our Lady of the Anguishes catholic church, or “Yurrita”, is located at the beginning of Reforma Avenue, Zone 9. Its very odd architecture is quite different from the other religious buildings in town, which are mostly Neoclassical.
The church was built as an votive offering from Felipe Yurrita, who was born in Arévalo, Castille, Spain, to Our Lady of the Anguishes, patron of the town, in gratitude for favors conceded, particularly for having saved his life during the eruption of the Santa María volcano in 1902, whence it spew a large amount of debris over the coffee plantations owned by the Yurrita family in El Tumbador, San Marcos.
Duration: 5 minutes
Pass By: Centro Civico, Centro Cívico, Guatemala
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.
Pass By: Tipografía Nacional de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Example of French Baroque style building.
Stop At: Cathedral of Guatemala City, 7a Avenida 6-73, Guatemala
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.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Plaza de la Constitución, Guatemala City, Guatemala
This Plaza is always a center of activity, but especially so on Sundays when hundreds of local residents gather there to stroll, gossip, buy, sell, dance, sing, neck, preach and play. Most of the Plaza is an open paved area, suitable for parades, concerts, public manifestations, among others. There are also splashing fountains where children play and quieter shaded areas, where young lovers seem to occupy every bench
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Palacio Nacional, 6 Calle and 7 Ave., Guatemala City Guatemala
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.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Museo Nacional De Arqueologia & Etnologia, 7ta Avenida 6a, Guatemala City Guatemala
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.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Mercado de Artesanias La Aurora, 6a Calle 10-95 Zona 13, Guatemala City Guatemala
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.