Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour - Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Juan Pablo was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable kind and spoke excellent English. He gave us recommendations on places to eat and let us take our time on our tour. Never felt rushed. The highlight was the central market filled with fruits herbs and souvenirs. Definitely recommend !

Lisa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

It all depends on your guide. Juan Pablo was the best. A fountain of information.

Laurie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

We enjoyed a delightful afternoon touring around Guatemala City with Juan Pablo. His knowledge of the city and his enthusiasm was boundless. He was engaging and very informative. We went to see a part of the Berlin Wall that was a gift to the city, as well as visiting two historic churches all while getting a history of the city.We also to a local food/flower market which was quite beautiful and then ended our tour at an artisans market where we were able to shop and browse around for over a half hour. We were picked up at our hotel on time, driven in a very clean, air conditioned van. If you have the time, this is a great way to get both an overview of the history of the city and a chance to get to a few hidden gems that you would not find on your own. Book this, you won't be disappointed .

Jacquelyn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Amazing tour with a very knowledgable guide! My mom and I learned so much from our guide. It's always great to do a tour with someone who takes pride in their city. Highly recommend this tour!

Emiliano B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

we enjoy the city of Guatemala , thanks to Willy for all the patience of answering all the questions

Ira-Marina R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

I had an excellent time with my guide, who told me so much about the history and the culture of Guatemala. I was able to choose in which language the tour was, either of the languages were very easy to understand and we had a lot of fun. I would absolutely recommend it!

Leah C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Tour was fantastic! Juan Pablo and Luis picked me up at my hotel and took me on a driving/walking tour of many different parts of Guatemala City. Juan Pablo's knowledge of Guatemala's history and geography was exceptional. I felt safe the entire time and it was a wonderful experience that I would recommend to all travellers to Guatemala City.

analia s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Well organized, good guide

john d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

While there were a couple things that were less than ideal, overall our experience was A and deserves a 5-star rating. For example, the driver was slightly later than expected for our pickup. However, they had to make a stop at a hotel prior to ours, and that could have caused the delay. Second, the driver slipped a couple of times and was speaking Spanish with our bilingual travel companions when we asked to take a bilingual tour. I know enough Spanish to get 75 of what the tour guide was saying, but when you're paying to be presented with information, and you ask for it to be delivered in English, that is the expectation.

Anyway, I loved that the tour was part driving and part doing. By seeing the city via van tour, it was easy to capture a lot of ground in a short period of time. Traveling up and down the Avenue of the Americas was interesting. Our driver had both a political and historical awareness that allowed him to talk about not only the statues of the individuals along the avenue, but also all the political posters that were advertising the candidates running for president in the current election.

My favorite part of the trip was getting out of the van to hear about Palacio Nacional. I wish we could have toured it, but we did get to tour inside the metropolitan cathedral. After our stay in the central park, we drove to and toured the Relief Map.

I thought the Relief Map might be a little boring, based on other reviews I had read, but justified it as a better option than Mercado Central since we had just done that independently as a family the day before. The Map was rather interesting, however, especially given that our tour guide had provided us so much background information on the boundary disputes and inclusion of Belize -- a region some still consider the 23rd department of Guatemala. It was fun to plot on the map all of the places that we had visited that week while in Guatemala.

Theodore A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

The tour leader was outstanding in terms of subject matter knowledge, articulateness in English, consideration of our wants, and personality. Likewise, the driver was excellent. Overall, a 5-star experience!

Douglas C H

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2018

Good trip with knowledgable guide. Tour was from 2-6pm and traffic took up alot of the time.

Brett C

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2017

The tour guide was great and van was brand new. The only difficulty was that we were with a Spanish speaking couple so everything was said in both english and Spanish back and forth the whole time. The content on the tour was a little dry. I can’t say I got too excited about much in Guatemala City.

Teresa F

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2017

The driving and walking tour was approx. 2.5 hours, not 4. Juan Pablo provided insights into the history of Guatemala as a whole and the main plaza, markets and statues in Guatemala City. It was a good overview. Next time, I'll have to make time to eat at the El Portal restaurant.

Andrew S

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2016

Very enthusiastic and interesting tour guide. Unfortunately the city doesn't have a lot of sites.

Randall D

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2016

Good tour, knowledgeable tour guide. A nice way to get to know the city.

Nadezda T

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2015

It was a interesting tour, a good guide.


3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2018

I think the trip could be improved with a couple of stops on the Avenue de Americas. We drove past and could not really appreciate the monuments. The tour ended after 3 hours when it mentioned 4 hours on the itinerary.
The walk around the market was enjoyable...local craft and produce looked fantastic.

Stephen K

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
June 2017

We were looking forward to this FOUR HOUR TOUR, which, in fact, only lasted less than TWO HOURS! Our tour guide, Winston, was very nice, but lacked a bit of the and #34;up graded and #34; history, such as and #34;Christopher Columbus discovering the Americas and #34;-that has been proven wrong a few years ago. Not worth our $

peter s

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
October 2016

While Guatemala is a stunningly beautiful country with a rich Mayan cultural tradition and amazing architectural sites the capital
Guatemala City is unremarkable. Before the organized tour I took the local bus into downtown - a sprawling network of shabby little
streets. Apart from the historic square in Sixth Avenue with its neglected looking cathedral and presidential palace, there is really little
in the way of architecture, parks or fine squares so typical of Spanish speaking nations. So while the tour guide was very pleasant
if you have more than just a few hours between flights to fill, you may as well just get the local green busses to downtown - as most
hotels are a few miles out from the centre.

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