Guatemala City

Guatemala City Half Day Private Tour

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala City Half Day Tour

From USD 91.54

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Guatemala City through the eyes of a local on this half-day historic and cultural tour of Guatemala’s capital city. A great way to squeeze plenty of sightseeing into half a day, you'll visit museums, markets, a cathedral, the palace, and the historical center. If you’re really short on time, you can even arrange for your private driver to pick you up or drop you off at Guatemala City La Aurora Airport.
  • Enjoy a private guided tour around some of Guatemala City’s best sights
  • Uncover the secrets of the Mayan civilization at the Archaeological Museum
  • Learn about the history and culture of Guatemala’s capital city
  • Includes pickup from Guatemala City, Antigua, or Guatemala City Airport

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

We pick up from all hotels in Guatemala City and Antigua Guatemala and we go for you at the Guatemala City Intl. Airport La Aurora.

What To Expect

Museo Nacional De Arqueologia & Etnologia

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Avenida La Reforma (Pass By)

Palacio Nacional

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Catedral Metropolitana

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Plaza de la Constitucion

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mercado Central

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Paseo de la Sexta

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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9 reviews
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Informative, enriching, and CONVENIENT!
Cheryl_C, July 2023
I absolutely and *enthusiastically* recommend this company, and especially recommend Pamella as a guide! I booked this tour very last minute; it was my last day in Guatemala and my hotel was not able to provide a late check-out despite my 11pm flight. I also still needed to book a transfer to GUA from Antigua, and this tour was the answer to all issues. All communication was prompt, clear, and organized. Pamella picked me up from my Antigua hotel at 2pm, we had an excellent tour, and then she dropped me off at the airport at 6-ish (btw the GUA priority pass lounge is great). Importantly, even though I had already been in Guatemala for 7 days, I learned the most about Guatemala (past and present) on this last day. Pamella is extremely personable, loves her job, and is also very passionate about this nation and its people. Our conversation was informative but touching, and I left feeling so much hope and love for the country I just visited (which is not what I was expecting at all). Pamella's English is also fantastic; I was able to pick her brain and satiate all my curiosity (unfortunately, this was a bit lacking with other tour guides). I asked Pamella about *everything*, from about public transportation issues to zone differences to international relations to what's the deal with McDonalds (ha!)... everything!! Pamella is obviously very bright and knowledgable, but I knew she was the real deal/not just making things up when she simply answered one of my questions with "I don't know what kind of animal that is" (and um, i apologize for being such an annoying client! :)). Likewise, Pamella also spoke highly of her work and her company, which to me, as a fellow working woman, is always a great sign. My one reservation with booking this tour was Guatemala City's reputation for being unsafe. However, we only toured areas where tourist police were visible (which Pamella pointed out) as well as other tourists (who pointed themselves out, jkjk). Overall I felt safe, but like in all cities, be mindful of your surroundings. Ultimately I am so glad I actually got to see what Guatemala City is like, and to understand that it is also beautiful. Indeed, there is a world outside of Antigua and Lake Atitlan. (And again, I needed to get to the airport anyhow!) Knowledge-wise, this was the best, most informative tour that I had in Guatemala. And I would go further to say that visiting Guatemala City for just a few hours is necessary for any tourist who's genuinely interested in learning about Guatemala's local culture. Thank you so much Pamella, and thank you to Pamella's company for arranging this tour on such short notice. You all took my last day stress away, while giving me so much more. :)
Great tour!
JOSHUA_E, June 2023
For our half day tour we had Esteban guiding us through the city. We enjoyed the city center, the central market, Cerrito del Carmen, and the Archaeological Center kaminaljuyu. Esteban was patient with our questions and was able to answer every question we had about what we were seeing. We were only in the city for the day (long layover) and were able to begin and end our tour at the airport. We had a great time and would highly recomend!
Good guide
SCott_K, Feb 2020
Esteban Calvillo. Young, spoke english well, economics major and could talk about politics and the economy. Very knowledgeable of native history. OK to use.
Passeio pelo melhor da Cd. Guatemala
Bruno_G, July 2023
A excursão foi sensacional, apresentando as principais atrações da Cidade da Guatemala. Gostei muito da visita à Kaminaljuyu, o guia deu uma aula sobre a cultura e tradições maias, excelente! A visita ao Palácio da Cultura foi outro diferencial, acompanhada de toda a caminhada pelo centro histórico. O tempo do passeio foi ótimo e o guia soube distribuir bem o tempo em cada local. Adorei!

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