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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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.
2 hrsFrom $42
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.
3 hrsFrom $56
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.
4 hrsFrom $37
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.
3 hrsFrom $14
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.
5 hrsFrom $82
- Elliot H.
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