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Guate is busy reinventing itself as a people-friendly city. Downtown Zona 1, for years a no-go zone of abandoned buildings and crime hot spots, is leading the way with the pedestrianized 6a Calle attracting bars, cafes and restaurants.

Many travelers skip the city altogether, preferring to make Antigua their base. Still, you may want, or need, to get acquainted with the capital, because this is the hub of the country, home to the best museums and galleries, transport hubs and other traveler services.


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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch

Enjoy a scenic flight from Guatemala City to the Mayan ruins of Tikal on this exciting day trip! Visit the incredible archeological site of Tikal, located in the Guatemalan jungle, and experience the history, culture, beauty and nature of Guatemala.After pickup from your Guatemala City hotel in the morning, head to airport, hop on a small plane, and set off toward the town of Flores in northern Guatemala! When you arrive, you'll be driven to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal). With an area of more than 341 square miles (550 sq km), this national park is home to thousands of separate ruin structures scattered around, each full of intriguing history.Follow your expert guide through these Mayan ruins and visit the Central Acropolis, a maze of courtyards and small temples, before continuing to Complex Q and R, where you'll see twin pyramid complexes with altars set in front of the temples. Visit the massive Temple I (also known as the Temple of the Grand Jaguar), built to honor and bury King Moon Double Comb. This 144-foot (44-meter) temple encloses three rooms with outside stairs leading to the top of the steep temple. Walk a short distance to the equally beautiful Temple II, the Temple of the Masks. After your tour, enjoy a delicious lunch before taking some time on your town to explore the ruins at your leisure. Then, head back to the Flores airport to begin your transfer back to Guatemala City.

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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch

Fly from Antigua to the Mayan ruins of Tikal on this exciting day trip! Experience the history, culture, beauty and nature of Guatemala while visiting the incredible archeological site of Tikal, located in the Guatemalan jungle. You'll be picked up from your Antigua hotel in the morning and taken to the Guatemala City airport to begin your day trip. Hop on a plane and set off toward the town of Flores in northern Guatemala. Once you land, you'll be driven to Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With an area of more than 341 square miles (550 sq km), this national park contains thousands of separate ruin structures scattered around, each full of fascinating history.Visit the Mayan ruins with your expert guide and explore everything from the Central Acropolis, a maze of courtyards and small temples, to Complex Q and R, where you'll see twin pyramid complexes with altars set in front of the temples. Visit the massive Temple I, the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. Built to honor and bury King Moon Double Comb, the 144-foot (44-meter) temple is a small enclosure of three rooms with outside stairs leading to the top of the steep temple. Across the way, visit the equally beautiful Temple II, the Temple of the Masks.Next, enjoy a delicious lunch at Tikal National Park before having some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Then, head back to the Flores airport to begin your transfer back to Antigua.

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Shared Arrival Transfer: Guatemala City Airport to Antigua

When you arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA)  you will be pick up by a Shared transfer (share with other passengers).According to your flight arrival information you will be waited 60 minutes from the Schedule arrival time and you will wait for other passengers Max 90 mins. Then you will be transfer to your hotel to Antigua Guatemala. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to be shown to the driver in paper or electronic.If you dont want to wait for other passengers you can feel free to book a private service.

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Guatemala City Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide, Hotel Pickup

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala DepartmentYou will be pick up in your hotel for a sightseeing tour through Guatemala City to appreciate the charm of the modern city and learn about the history of some of the important buildings and monuments on the city. Stop At: Avenida Las AmericasWe will start with an avenue whose name is due to the several Plazas and monuments in honor of the countries of the American continent, surrounding by a garden.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Plaza Berlin, Guatemala City, Guatemala DepartmentThen, we continue to Berlin Plaza, in which there are three pieces of concrete brought from Germany, these are original sections of the Berlin Wall and from here you can view part of the city and the landscape of the volcanoes. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Avenida La Reforma, Guatemala City, Guatemala DepartmentWe continue our road in La Reforma avenue, that was built inspired by the avenues of France and for this reason various statues are carved in stone, bronze and marble brought from Italy.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Iglesia Yurrita, Guatemala City, Guatemala DepartmentYurrita Church is a private chapel of mixed Baroque style, with Romanesque and Byzantine elements. The church was built as a votive offering by Felipe Yurrita, a native of Arevalo, Castilla, Spain, to the Virgin of Our Lady of Sorrows, patron of that town, for favors received, in particular to have saved her life during the eruption of the volcano Santa Maria.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Centro CivicoAt the Civic Center of the City, we will see a set of buildings constructed between the 50’s and 60’s, such as The Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministry of Public Finance, City Hall, the Social Security, the Bank of Guatemala, the National Mortgage Bank, and the Guatemalan Tourism Commission, that are important for the history and the government, mostly. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion, Guatemala City, Guatemala DepartmentWhen we arrive at the Major Plaza of the Constitution, we will appreciate important monuments as the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Portal of Commerce and Centenarian Park. Also, it is know as the heart of the Historic Center of the city.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Mercado Central, Guatemala City, Guatemala DepartmentFinally, we will visit the Central Market, which is located behind the Metropolitan Cathedral, in the basement of the Tabernacle Plaza. It is divided by different sectors of products, where you will find from spices to beautiful memories of jade made in Guatemala, and more handicrafts.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala DepartmentAt the end of our sightseeing though the city you will be transfer back to your hotel.

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Pacaya Volcano Tour from Guatemala City, Kawilal Hot Springs

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala DepartmentPacaya is an active volcano located in the municipality of San Vicente Pacaya in the department of Escuintla, Guatemala.You willl be pick up at your hotel for an adventure day in one of the active volcanoes in Guatemala combine with an afternoon of relaxation in the Hot Springs.Stop At: Pacaya Volcano, Antigua, Sacatepequez DepartmentUpon arrival at the Park you will be waiting for our local guide, an expert in the area which will fill you with all your knowledge.We will start hiking from the San Vicente de Pacaya village and begin the adventure with a walking of 60 minutes ascending to the Volcano getting into trails, On the way we will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscape with a view to the Agua volcano and the Fuego Volcano, You can also appreciate the local vegetation and some species that live in the area which you can get to know a little more with our local guide. At the end of our walk we will reach a rocky and arid area where we can see the volcano and lava flows, where we can cook marshmallows. Time to take souvenir photographs.We will begin our descent and during our journey we will find the Lava Store where you can buy a souvenir made with volcanic material and with your purchase you will be able to support the community.Duration: 3 hours 30 minutesStop At: Kawilal Spa Guatemala, Amatitlan, Guatemala DepartmentAfter the visit we will move to the Hot Springs where we can enjoy the properties of them. We will enjoy a delicious lunch (included)Kawilal is a world of relaxation, where the most important elements of nature are present in this unique place of thermal waters, in our environment are the mixed fire and heat of the Pacaya volcano that gives us the thermal waters and vapors. It has a complex that promotes sustainable tourism in our country, 12 thermal pools, thermal circuit, steam baths, 25 and 3 Hydrotherapy Baths and offer spa services such as relaxing massages, reflexology, Shiatsu for relaxation, manicures and pedicures, among others.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala DepartmentAt the end of the visit, transfer to Guatemala City via Antigua Guatemala.

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Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Guatemala City

Enjoy a full-day trip to the Pacaya Volcano from Guatemala City and discover the beauty of this natural gem! Towering over 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) above sea level, Pacaya is considered Guatemala's most active volcano.After pickup from your Guatemala City hotel, head southeast about 15 miles (25 km) to the base of Pacaya, where you’ll embark on a 2.5-hour hike up the volcano with your expert guide. Enjoy a mild walk to a viewing spot at the lagoon of Calderas and take in panoramic views of the Agua, Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes. As you continue hiking toward the top, learn about the history of this active volcano and spot unique volcanic vegetation along the way. Once you arrive at a plateau along the trail, marvel at spectacular views of the Guatemala landscape and see the main crater of the volcano. To ensure your safety, you won’t be able to visit the crater, but you will get an amazing view of red-hot lava flowing and steam baths created by the heat of Pacaya. Take a break and relax here as you take in more scenic views before hiking back to the base of the volcano.