Museum and City Tours
All of our tours may start in Antigua at 7:00 a.m. or in Guatemala City 8:15 a.m.
We can pick you up at your hotel directly and take you back at the end of the tour (around noon time or at 4 or 5 p.m. for full day tours).
ANTHROPOLOGY & ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM
Our professional archaeology guide will take you to the National Archaeology and Ethnography Museum where many of the country's Pre-Columbian treasures are zealously kept. These treasures include Maya stellae and other carved monuments, jades, shells, musical instruments and give visitors an idea of the peopling of this land and its cultural evolution, art, history and geography.
KAMINAL JUYU ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE & MIRAFLORES MUSEUM
This morning we will take you through the history of the ancient inhabitants that lived in the Valley of Guatemala starting with a short visit to the Kaminal Juyu archaeological site. Here you will learn about the process of an archaeological excavation. Proceed then to visit the Kaminal Juyu Miraflores Museum, which houses a collection with some of the city’s finest Pre-Columbian treasures. These treasures include fine ceramics and art work in a small, yet fascinating museographic exhibit, which give visitors an idea, not only of the excellence achieved by the ancient inhabitants in sculpture, ceramics and workmanship, but also of our modern city’s development.
POPOL VUH & IXCHEL MUSEUMS
The Francisco Marroquin University Museum Complex houses two excellent museums of Pre-Columbian & Colonial art and Guatemalan Textiles. The Popol Vuh Archaeology Museum houses a private collection with some of the country's finest Pre-Columbian treasures. These treasures include fine Maya ceramics and art work in jade, which give visitors an idea of the excellence achieved by the ancient Maya in painting, ceramics and workmanship. After enjoying the museum's excellent displays, we will submerge ourselves in the fascinating colors of Guatemalan textiles at the nearby Ixchel Museum.
After enjoying the museum's excellent displays, transfer to enjoy lunch at Kakao Restaurant, which serves fine local dishes, so you may experience Guatemalan Cuisine.
GUATEMALA CITY TOUR
In the afternoon, visit the main highlights in Guatemala City, the Metropolitan
Cathedral, the Central Square and National Palace of Culture, and the
impressive feat of engineering we know as the Relief Map.