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Guatemala City Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2014

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There are plenty of things to do in Guatemala City, but it’s what is nearby that truly offers an opportunity to fall in love with the country. In fact, three days in the area is likely not enough time, especially when, there are so many magical places to learn more about the Guatemalan culture and experience traditional life.

However, there can definitely be a lot packed into three days in this area. So, get out your stop watch and get going!

Day One: Getting to Know the City

Guatemala City itself has plenty to offer visitors. From diverse dining options to shopping to cultural attractions and clubs, a lot can be packed into a day in this large city. Start in Zona 1, the heart of the historic district, then venture further and hit up Zona 10 and the Popol Vuh Museum to check out pre-Columbian artifacts. No visit to the city is complete without visits to the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, Civic Center and Ixchel Museum.

Day Two: Day Trip to Copan
Rise and shine! Start your day early and hop on the bus to Copan, Honduras to check out massive ancient ruins from the Mayans. It’s easy to spend days here, but hit up the major attractions in the area – the acropolis, ball court, tunnels, hieroglyphic staircase and plaza – to get the basic idea of the magnitude of these ruins. Then, hop back on the bus and head into Guatemala City for a late dinner and dancing. For a serious nightclub party, check out NYX in Zona 10.

Day Three: Lake Atitlan Exploration

This is the deepest lake in Central America (and likely also the most beautiful). Surrounded by volcanoes, spend time here either on the shore or on the water. In the afternoon, head in to one of the local villages to learn more about Guatemalan culture, then head over to Chichicatenango. If visiting on a Thursday or Sunday, be sure to pay a visit to the popular market which sells handmade wares

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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Take an exciting air tour from Guatemala City to discover the beauty and ancient history of the Mayan ruins of Tikal! After a scenic flight to Tikal, spend a ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $339.99

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Guatemala City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Take a day trip from Guatemala City to see Guatemala's most active volcanoes! Get an up-close look at the impressive Pacaya Volcano as you hike through ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.99

Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Guatemala City

Discover the Mayan ruins of Tikal and Yaxha on this overnight tour from Guatemala City! Head to the jungle of Guatemala on this 2-day adventure and admire the ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $534.99

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

See Guatemala’s mixture of Mayan and Spanish influences on this 8-hour tour from Guatemala City to the Iximché ruins and the city of Antigua. Learn about ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99

Lake Atitlán Sightseeing Cruise with Transport from Guatemala City

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Spend a day on Lago de Atitlán (Lake Atitlan), one of Guatemala's most beautiful lakes, on this sightseeing cruise with transportation from Guatemala ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.99

Chichicastenago and Panajachel Day Trip from Guatemala City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Take a day trip from Guatemala City to the towns of Panajachel and Chichicastenango. In Chichiscastenango, discover the star attraction, the local open-air ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99

Guatemala City and Antigua Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore Guatemala’s top two cities — Guatemala City and Antigua — in one full day of sightseeing that combines a vehicle tour and a walking tour. In the ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.99

Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover the history and beauty of one of the Americas’ oldest cities on this sightseeing day tour from Guatemala City to Antigua! On this 8-hour tour, visit ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.99

Canopy Zipline Tour from Guatemala City

Soar by zipline on a canopy tour through the Antigua forest! This family-friendly adventure will get your adrenaline pumping as you glide through the treetops ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.99

Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour

See Guatemala City’s top attractions on a morning sightseeing tour. It’s a great way to orient yourself with the city, and it keeps your afternoon free! Tour ...  Read more

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.99

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