Culinary and Food Tours in Guatemala
Traditional Guatemalan food is hearty fare, made with ingredients designed to support days filled with farming. Street food has become a trend in many cosmopolitan cities worldwide, but it has long been a commuter’s staple in the bustling streets of Guatemala City and Quetzaltenago, where people line up for hot, fresh tamales and pupusas. Gastronomy in Guatemala draws inspiration from these meaty, potato-filled dishes. The Andes and the rainforest provide a wide swath of interesting ingredients for local chefs to make dishes that emphasize the abundance of the Guatemalan landscape.
Fill your head with new recipes and your belly with a delicious, 5-course meal. These recipes aren’t haute cuisine, but a look at what Guatemalan families actually eat on an everyday basis, dishes that you’ll want to recreate in your own home. This includes one of the staples of Guatemalan cuisine – hearty, delicious tortillas.
This tour offers you an interesting looks at some of the historical and cultural underpinnings of Antigua. Start your tour with a peek behind the curtain of local transportation with a visit to one of the factories that makes chicken buses — local worker Don Augusto will show you around the factory and give you some insight into the artistry that gives these vehicles their vibrant personalities.
See every stage of a home-cooked Guatemalan meal on this tour that begins at the market and ends at a friendly dining table. After your market visit, a local cook will show you how to prepare a 5-course meal, including an appetizer and dessert. The meal comes paired with wine or juice.
This beautiful experience is full of culture, history , experiences , legends and all that our students are interested in learning about our Amazing Guatemalan food.
During this dessert cooking class, you’ll learn the way to any Guatemalan’s heart: through their sweet tooth! You’ll learn to make some popular dishes alongside cooks with experience turning out delicious crowd-pleasers. Best of all, you can arrange to have transportation in a chicken bus, one of the most popular modes of transportation around Antigua. Alternatively, just take a cheap tuk-tuk ride to the gasolinera puma en Jocotenango.
This beautiful experience is full of culture, history, and Guatemalan food.
Explore the street food in Antigua with local guides, and sample the wide array of tasty dishes on offer from the busy food stalls, known locally as comedores. These dishes include savory treats like búfalo and shuco. Never heard of them? Keep reading, and get ready to experience the homey authenticity of Guatemalan cuisine.
Lattes are more than a drink; they’re an art form. This tour introduces travelers to the art of making the perfect latte. By the end, you’ll be making and designing your own.
Get ready to spot some colorful birds during this full-day bird watching tour in Antigua. The tour explores the El Pilar Nature Reserve, which is set just 2 miles from Antigua’s central park.
Fincal El Pilar’s gardens hum with the tiny, whirring wings of its resident hummingbirds. This farm does not produce agriculture, but rather exists to help conserve some of the rare and endangered species of plants and animals in Antigua.
On the first day of your journey, you’ll start your exploration of the area’s wildlife on a trail through the jungle of the Tikal National Park. Eventually you will come to a clearing, scattered with the stony ruins of Mayan temples and palaces. You have arrived at Tikal, home to one of the most prominent dynasties during the Mayan classic period. OPTIONAL only Professional Bird guide, lunch ,entrance fee to site.
Guatemala’s Pacific Coast has healthy populations of enormous fish, and this tour allows you to catch some of the most impressive species. This tour is also an excellent opportunity to see sea turtles, dolphins, and the occasional whale.
The San Pedro Volcano was declared a national park in 2006. The volcano is covered with tropical forests and takes about 4–5 hours to reach the summit along a well-maintained trail.
The Pacaya Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala. During this tour, you’ll hike up the volcano and enjoy incredible views of both the volcano and the surrounding area.
This tour brings travelers to the Postclassic Mayan site of Iximché. Iximché was once a Kaqchikel capital and today it’s still used in many Mayan ceremonies.
This tour includes a visit to indigenous villages and a soak in hot springs. As such, it's a nice mixture of cultural exploration and leisure activities.
This tour explores the Mayan ruins of Iximché and a few surrounding towns in the area.
This hike through the tree canopy of the Atitlan Reserve will give you a bird’s eye view of an exciting environment. Atitlan Reserve is shaped by the three volcanoes that surround Lake Atitlan. Pristine Lake Atitlan and the surrounding grounds of the reserve offer more natural beauty than you can capture with a few snapshots. To get the most out of this scenery, get a view from the top.
Yaxhá is the third largest Mayan site in Guatemala, but due to its seclusion, it tends to lack large crowds. Enjoy a visit to Yaxhá during this one-day tour.
La Antigua is one of Guatemala’s most charming and historic cities. During this half-day walking tour you’ll visit some of Antigua’s best sites.