Take a trip back through the history of Guatemala, both ancient and modern, during this private 6-hour exploration of Guatemala City’s top museums. Stop by the Popol Vuh Museum, housing artifacts from some of the oldest cultures that lived in Guatemala. Then explore the wealth of indigenous weaving on display at the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles and Clothing and learn about Mayan engineering at the Miraflores Museum. This museum-themed excursion also includes a private guide, entrance fees, an optional lunch upgrade and round-trip hotel transport from Antigua or Guatemala City.
Check out the Popol Vuh, Ixchel, Miraflores and Railway museums in Guatemala City on a private tour
Admire the artifacts from some of Guatemala's earliest cultures at the Popol Vuh Museum
Discover the country's rich weaving traditions at the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles and Clothing
Explore the ingenious engineering of the Maya at the Miraflores Museum
Learn about Guatemala's railroad industry at the Railway Museum
Private guide ensures personalized service and attention
The Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress is a non-profit institution that collects, registers, catalogs, conserves, examines, exhibits, and promulgates Guatemalan indigenous dress. Founded in 1973, the museum has a well-documented textile holding built almost exclusively on textile donations from Guatemalan collectors.
The Popol Vuh Museum was founded in 1977 by Jorge and Ella Castillo, from their private collection of archaeological and colonial objects. Since the sixties, the Castillo collection was considered one of the best in Guatemala, and several objects of it had participated in international exhibitions on pre-Hispanic art in Guatemala. In 1978, Messrs. Castillo donated his collection to Francisco Marroquín University, in order to formally establish the museum, which was installed on Reforma Avenue and 16 calle, zone 10, Guatemala City. Three years later, he moved to the Galerias Reforma building, Zone 9 of the same city, where he remained 16 years. Throughout this period, the collection grew through several private donations, while the first efforts were made to catalog, restore and conserve materials.
The Miraflores museum is located in the exact place where the ancient Mayan City of Kaminaljuyú was located in the department of Guatemala. It has a permanent collection of archaeological pieces, a beautiful botanical garden and the recreation of a pre-Columbian tomb.
This museum opened its doors to the public in 2002. It represents the link between the past and the present, because the reality of the first settlers of the region of the city of Guatemala is exhibited.
As a result of the destruction of the city of Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala by the Santa Marta earthquakes, there was a need to build a new city in the so-called Hermitage Valley.
Subsequently, the first neighborhoods were created, which expanded over time until it became the center of political activities. Its buildings are characteristic of the art deco, baroque, neoclassical, eclectic and art noveau architectural styles.
Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate