1. Guatemala
  2. Guatemala City
  3. Plaza Fontabella

Guatemala City: Market, Sightseeing, and Food Tasting Tour

Product ID: 323413
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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 10:30 AM
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  • Explore one of Central America’s biggest 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
Your foodie adventure around Guatemala City will 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 you’re off to explore the riot of color 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, make a stop for lunch in one of the most famous Guatemalan comedores (traditional restaurants) located in the food court of the market. Afterward, you will have plenty of time to get lost in the shops and be tempted by the amazing variety of handicrafts and colorful 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 head back to the meeting point where your guide can offer tips on what else to see and do in the city.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 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
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

In front of Hotel Royal Palace, 6ta Avenida 12-66, Zona 1 Guatemala City.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
• Dietary restrictions may not be able to be accommodated at all the stops on the tour
• Much of this tour will take place during the hottest part of the day, so dress accordingly
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this tour, and please bring a raincoat or umbrella in the rainy season

From US$ 77 per person

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Urban Adventures Americas

Product ID: 323413