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Guatemala

About this destination

Guatemala, “Heart of the Mayan World”. Traveling the country introduces you to a land of a vivid culture with colored textures, marimba sounds, jungles, volcanoes, and a modern city.

Facts

  • Geographic Limits: bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Honduras and Belize and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico.
  • Area:  108,889 sq km
  • Population: 16,176,133 inhabitants
  • Official Language: Spanish and 21 Mayan languages
  • Zone: -6 GMT
  • National Currency: Quetzal Q.

Culture

Guatemala is a multicultural and multilingual country. The Mayan world plays an important role in the current culture where respect and harmony towards humanity and the earth are the main elements. The Spanish conquest marked a new era in the region; however, as of today, the country has a unique mixed of lifestyles and beliefs.

Travel packages for this destination

Wheelchair Accessible: Antigua Tour

This tour is specially designed for groups traveling along with 1 passenger in a wheelchair. Antigua´s cobblestone streets and stairs make it complicated to move freely and easily in a wheelchair, so the tour includes a helper/assistance to lift up the chair whenever needed. The tour is private and flexible based on your ship's arrival and departure hours.

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Antigua Guatemala from Puerto Quetzal

This off-shore excursion is specially designed for all those cruise passengers arriving in Guatemala at Puerto Quetzal. The tour is private and flexible based on your ship's arrival and departure hours. Our guide meets you at Puerto Quetzal and leads you to the vehicle to take a 2-hour transfer to the most emblematic destination of Guatemala: Antigua. Visit the Cathedral, the main plaza, a convent, the original jade factory and store, and Rum House. *Wheelchair tour available at special price*

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Antigua Guatemala from Puerto Quetzal

This off-shore excursion is specially designed for all those cruise passengers arriving in Guatemala at Puerto Quetzal. The tour is private and flexible based on your ship's arrival and departure hours. Our guide meets you at Puerto Quetzal and leads you to the vehicle to take a 2-hour transfer to the most emblematic destination of Guatemala: Antigua. Visit the Cathedral, the main plaza, a convent, the original jade factory and store, and Rum House. *Wheelchair tour available at special price*

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Walking Antigua Tour

Walking tour in Antigua Guatemala. Explore the history of the city which was once the capital of Central America. While walking its stoned streets enjoy its mix of cultures: native traditions, colonial style, and modern life. Visit colonial buildings and ruins and discover the history of encloistered nuns and Mayan syncretism.

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Coffee Tour in Antigua

Visit a 130 years coffee plantation in the surroundings of Antigua Guatemala. Start with a walk through the nursery and coffee plantation, then continue to the wet milling and drying patio where the beans are processed and sorted. End the tour with a cup of locally produced coffee. Later, leisure time in Antigua Guatemala to discover central Plaza on your own.

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