Cultural Tours and Activities in Guatemala

With its spectacular ruins, fantastic museums, and authentic Mayan villages, Guatemala isn’t lacking for culture. Cultural tours give travelers intimate access to some the country’s best cultural attractions. During one of these tours, you might tour a Mayan marketplace, or visit a traditional coffee farm. Knowledgeable guides lead the tours, answering questions and providing information as you explore the site.

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Lívingston Cultural Day Tour, Guatemala
Lívingston Cultural Day TourLivingston, Izabal

This collective or private tour explores areas in and around Lívingston and the Río Dulce. You'll visit the San Felipe Castle, Bird Island and hot waterfalls. If you choose the private tour, you'll enjoy additional time at each of these destinations, plus a musical presentation.

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Historic
Iximché Ruins and Surrounding Towns Tour, Guatemala
Iximché Ruins and Surrounding Towns TourAntigua

This tour explores the Mayan ruins of Iximché and a few surrounding towns in the area.

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Archeology
Cultural
Guided Tours
Historic
Chicken Buses, Ciudad Vieja, and Typical Food, Guatemala
Chicken Buses, Ciudad Vieja, and Typical FoodAntigua

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.

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Culinary
Cultural
Guided Tours
Historic
Market Tour To Chichicastenango, Guatemala
Market Tour To ChichicastenangoLake Atitlan

Experience the colorful Chichicastenango market on this one-day tour. The market is a good place to experience Guatemalan culture and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs.

Cultural
Guided Tours
Shopping
Quetzaltenango Cultural Walk, Guatemala
Quetzaltenango Cultural WalkQuetzaltenango

This 3-hour walking tour explores the charming city of Quetzaltenango. You'll learn about the history, culture, and architecture of Guatemala's second largest city.

Cultural
Guided Tours
Walking
Livingston Cultural Day Tour, Guatemala
Livingston Cultural Day TourRio Dulce Fronteras, Izabal

This tour explores areas in and around Livingston and the Río Dulce. You'll visit the San Felipe Castle, Bird Island and hot waterfalls.

Community
Cultural
Historic
Lake Atitlán Villages Half-Day Tour, Guatemala
Lake Atitlán Villages Half-Day TourLake Atitlan

Lake Atitlán is one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala. The villages that surround the lake are unique and fascinating. This tour takes you to three such villages—San Juan La Laguna, Santiago Atitlán, and San Pedro La Laguna.

Boat Tours
Cultural
Guided Tours
Walking
Cultural Circuit, Guatemala
Cultural CircuitSan Juan La Laguna, Lake Atitlan

This tour consists of a three-hour tour of the town of San Juan La Laguna. This Tz’utujil Maya town is set along the shores of Lake Atitlán and has done a good job retaining its authentic Mayan traditions.

Community
Cultural
Indigenous Culture
Chichicastenango Half-Day Tour, Guatemala
Chichicastenango Half-Day TourChichicastenango

Spend a half day exploring the church and market of Chichicastenango. This tour will give you a good look at the rich culture of this town.

City Tour
Cultural
Guided Tours
Shopping
Market Tour to Chichicastenango , Guatemala
Market Tour to Chichicastenango Quetzaltenango

Experience the colorful Chichicastenango market on this one-day tour. The market is a good place to experience Guatemalan culture and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs.

Cultural
Guided Tours
Indigenous Culture
Shopping
Textiles
Explore The Shore Tour of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Explore The Shore Tour of Lake AtitlanLake Atitlan

This tour explores several towns along Lake Atitlán. In the process, you'll enjoy wonderful views of the lake and also learn about the culture and history of the region.

Boat Tours
Cultural
Guided Tours
Indigenous Culture
Guatemalan Cooking Class Market Tour, Guatemala
Guatemalan Cooking Class Market TourAntigua

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.

Culinary
Culinary Lessons
Cultural
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