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"Antigua Market
"Antigua Market Cooking Class and Choco Museum from Guatemala City""Pick up from your hotel in Guatemala City will be at 8:30am. Your guide will take you to the Antigua street market to take a 2-hour tour where you can see and smell the ingredients used for Guatemalan cooking. After your market tour you will return to th your expert chef will start by teaching you about the Spanish and Mayan cultural influences on Guatemalan flavors. Learn about the staple ingredients and foods used by natives including corn peppers and beans. For your own meal you’ll get to prepare one main dish
From $169.00
 
Antigua Market Cooking Class and Choco Museum in Antigua
"Pick up from your hotel in Guatemala City will be at 8:30am. Your guide will take you to the Antigua street market to take a 2-hour tour where you can see and smell the ingredients used for Guatemalan cooking. After your market tour you will return to th your expert chef will start by teaching you about the Spanish and Mayan cultural influences on Guatemalan flavors. Learn about the staple ingredients and foods used by natives including corn peppers and beans. For your own meal you’ll get to prepare one main dish such as hilachas or tamales two side dishes and one dessert
From $150.00
 
Quetzaltenango Street Food Tour
"You will start this tour walking   the 14th Avenue one block away from  the most important avenue in Xela to taste the Tostadas de Guacamole de Don Richard delicious fried corn tortillas with avocado. After this amazing experience you will walk walk to the 4th street to visit Doña Josefina Indigenous local K’iche woman here you will drink atolito de Elote and eat famous chuchitos with tomato sauce.You  will take a cooking class from Doña Letty and  learn how to prepare the Rellenitos famous in Guatemala for the combination of plantains (bananas) and sweet beans.For Lunch or dinner you cannot miss the Quichom (lunch) with rice and made hand tortillas
From $32.00

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Currency

The unit of currency is the Quetzal, plural Quetzales. When we were there (November 2010) the exchange rate was roughly 10 Quetzales to £1, making quick calculations about costs very easy for us....
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Volcanoes

Guatemala is a land of volcanoes, at least in the south, where the Guatemalan Highlands form part of the Ring of Fire along the Pacific Rim. Some are extinct, some dormant but some very definitely...
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Beers

We quickly developed a taste for the local beers. One, Gallo, is a light easy-drinking lager that went down very well with spicy food and in the hotter weather. But we liked Moza, made by the same...
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Taking photos of the locals

The colourful costumes and lively street scenes are not only a source of fascination but will also inspire you to want to take innumerable photos – or at least they did me. Bear in mind though that...
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STP (tour agency)

As we only had two weeks available in which to see something of both Guatemala and Belize we decided to pre-book accommodation and transfers rather than spend valuable holiday time making...
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READ MIGUEL ASTURIAS BEFORE YOU GO!

Miguel Asturias won the Nobel Laureate in 1967. His novels, such as El Presidente, will prepare your imagination for Guatemala.See what I mean in the brief excerpt below: "The imagination reels. There...
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DON'T FALL OFF!

Before you clamber up a pyramid- Before you get too far up- Take a good look down and soberly consider your ability to get back down.You can see here that the width of the step is maybe 10 cm (about 4...
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EXPLORING and GETTING LOST

Exploring rural dirt roads (wait for a pickup) that branch off from the highways and seeing where they go. Guatemala has a lot of newly settled territory where government services, schools, clinics...
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A MACHO WORLD

UNLESS PROHIBITED, as it is here, Guatemala's male citizens may use almost any available wall for relief ***. THE BILLBOARD above for Belmont cigarettes is typical of the advertising campaigns that...
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General Information

Guatemala is slightly smaller than the US state of Tennessee. The 2002 population estimate is 13.3 million people. The indigeous population is 43% of the total.The Flag contains the coat of arms with...
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Booking for Tours on-line for Guatemala trips

I called travel agencies I saw on-line and decided that the one who responded quickest whenever I had a question would be the one I would choose. After I emailed, I got a quick response from Alejandro...
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Peace and quite

Without a doubt my favorite thing about Guatemala is Panajachel (or rather, San Marcos....see below). It is really like another world when you arrive. The city itself is a fairly busy city with people...
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RG - Basics I

Spread across a verdant and mountainous chunk of land, Guatemala is endowed with simply staggering natural, historical and cultural interest. Though the giant Maya temples and rainforest cities have...
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RG - Basics II

The diversity of the Guatemalan landscape is astonishing. Perhaps most obviously arresting is the chain of volcanoes (some still smoking) that divides the flat, steamy Pacific coast from the cool air...
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Popular Cities in Guatemala

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Antigua Guatemala

Departamento de Sacatepéquez
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Guatemala City

Departamento de Guatemala
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Panajachel

Departamento de Sololá
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Flores

Departamento del Petén
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Parque Nacional Tikal

Departamento del Petén
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San Pedro La Laguna

Departamento de Sololá
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Top Hotels in Guatemala

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8a Calle Poniente no 1, Antigua Guatemala, Western Highlands, Guatemala
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14 Calle 2-51 Zona 10, Guatemala City, Western Highlands, Guatemala
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, Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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2 Avenida 6-17 Zona 2, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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Canton Pachoj Alto, Chichicastenango, QC, GT
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Top Things to Do in Guatemala

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Antigua Ruins

This small museum in the Santo Domingo complex preserves some of the best colonial art in Antigua. It's set in an old colonial university building opposite the cathedral that is now converted into...
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Grow Your Own Cure Tours

I have been enjoying hiking lately and decided after visiting Lake Atitlan for the 3rd time to hike the Upper Rim. Before we went on the hike, I was impressed by how prompt Jim was in replying to my...
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Spanish School Sol Latino

In 2015 I studied 5 weeks Spanish at Sol Latino in Quetzaltenango. I found out about this school by a recommendation of another traveller who I met in Mexico. I think what sets this school apart is...
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Travel & Health Guatemala

Because we didn't have enough time, we ask Travel & Health Guatemala some advise for us. We wanted to do all was posible but was difficult for the time. They advise us to visit three places, Xela,...
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Pacaya Volcano

The village near Pacaya Volcano is very poor - there is not even a grocery store. There are many wonderful dogs you'll encounter on your hike. They are friendly but skinny! Please take dry dog food...
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Travel & Health Guatemala

My family and I decide to take vacation two months ago and we organise before the trip, like places to visit, activities to do etc. we Contacted Travel & Health Guatemala, which is an agency dedicated...
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