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From Antigua: Guatemala City Market and Food Tasting Tour

Product ID: 323068
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Join an expert local guide and discover Guatemala City’s vibrant food scene, tasting some of the best local dishes from bustling markets, bakeries and traditional restaurants, while sightseeing along the way.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of Central America’s largest markets
  • Sample some of Guatemala’s freshest produce
  • Enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant loved by locals
  • See the city’s best sights in a small group with a local leading the way
  • Sip some of the best Guatemalan coffee
Full description
After getting picked up from the meeting point in Antigua, embark on a 1-hour long drive to Guatemala City where your tour will start in the old city center. Begin with a stroll along the famous La Sexta Avenida, to soak up the Latin vibe given off by the street performers, artists, and vendors that dot the street. Then it’s time for your first foodie stop, a bakery that boasts some inspired local creations. Enjoy a traditional baked snack with a cup of rich, smooth coffee or a delicious fruit smoothie.

Continue your walk, passing a dizzying mix of stunning Art Deco architecture, old houses, and modern high rises, arriving at the iconic Portal of Commerce and main Plaza of Guatemala City for a photo op. Then explore the riot of colour and noise that is the Mercado Centrale, one of Central America’s largest markets. Chat with local food vendors and sample some of Guatemala`s most delectable fresh produce.

Next, stop for lunch in one of the most famous Guatemalan comedores (traditional restaurants) located in the food court of the market. Afterwards, you’ll have plenty of time to get lost in the shops and be tempted by the amazing variety of handicrafts and colourful textiles on offer. Your last stop will be at one of the charming coffee shops in the old center where you will try one of the world’s premium coffee beans and a dessert made with authentic Guatemalan ingredients. You’ll then be driven back to Antigua after a fun few hours of eating and sightseeing.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Roundtrip transportation from Antigua
  • Snacks and samples
  • 2 rounds of dishes at a local diner
  • Fruit smoothie or coffee
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Additional food and drinks

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Meeting point

La Antigua Guatemala Santa Catarina Arch (5th Avenue North and 2nd Street North).

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Important information
Know before you go
• You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• The center of Guatemala City is also the centre of the country’s political, religious, and civil powers. As such, this tour will not run during the Easter season and on national holidays
• Protests may also take place in the city and the tour may be cancelled for safety reasons
• Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
• The local partner endeavours to cater to all dietary restrictions, however, please note that it may not be possible to accommodate these at all stops on the tour

From US$ 107 per person

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Urban Adventures Americas

Product ID: 323068