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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
 
Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon
"Journey along the natural paths of the volcano and see over 40-Mayan altars that were used in ceremonial services. Learn about the Mayan calendar and its importance to this ancient culture. Wander down the paths and see the incredible and diverse variety898 feet. On clear mornings it is possible to see the major volcanoes of northwestern Guatemala as well as the Pacific coast. The crater rim and volcanic cone are covered in a lush cloud forest and the lower slopes of the volcano are used for agricultural purposes by the locals. This easy day-hike provides a perfect mix of tranquility culture and natural beauty.On this 5-hour tour you will go from the base of the volcano all the way to the top. There you will find an impressive view onto the lagoon. From the top the guide will lead you down the stairs to the lagoon itself. Lots of times
From $44.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Guatemala

HIKING IN CATTLE COUNTRY

Before crossing pastures look for bullsAlways ask if possible about dangerous bulls if you are hiking near cattle.If you are in cattle country you may happen to cross paths with a brahman type bull....
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Jan 25, 2009

BOT FLY (BEEF WORM) PARASITE REMOVAL

HUMAN BOTFLY (Beef Worm)Bot Flies are picked up in rural areas characterized by grassland, pasture, and cattle. The normal host for a bot fly is a cow. Humans are a delicacy.Botfly eggs are commonly...
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Jan 15, 2012

US EMBASSY GUATEMALA WEB PAGE

What a change a new administration makes. The US EMBASSY PAGE for Guatemala is well designed and easy to navigate. Someone has done some deep down cleaning- it shows and you should take a look. Links...
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Feb 12, 2012

CERRO DE LA CRUZ, Antigua Guatemala

Widespread and Repeated Warnings about going to the overlook to enjoy the panorama of Antigua Guatemala and the majestic spectacle of Volcan Agua should not be ignored. BUT DO GO. But go during the...
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Jun 15, 2011

DEMONSTRATIONS AND SAFETY

Demonstrations vary in size and composition. Spontaneous demonstrations should be avoided. Altogether different are the organized demonstrations with shouted slogans, banners and loud speakers. (See...
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Feb 12, 2012

MALARIA IN GUATEMALA

Guatemala accounts for 40% of all reported cases of malaria in Central America. Guatemala last reported 18,102 cases of malaria (July 2005). The most effected provinces are the highland provinces of...
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Feb 06, 2009
 
 
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LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN GUATEMALA

Guatemala ranks second globally for death either by malnutrition or alcohol, fourth globally for death by violence and sixth globally for death by drugs. Don't be afraid but don't be foolhardy. If...
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Jan 04, 2012

CRIME & DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL AMERICA

This is the title of an excellently researched and clearly written report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in May of 2007. The report analyzes criminal activity in Central...
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Mar 27, 2013

DANGER AT BANKS AND ROBBERIES

There are sporadic reports (it's hard to say if the same event isn't the source for multiple reports) of customers drawing out money and being followed.In one case, (obviously well organized)...
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Feb 20, 2011

Antigua - Cross Lookout - Rapes, Robbings

We were told that people have been robbed, raped and killed at the cross lookout. This cross lookout offers the most amazing view of Antigua. You can see the cross from everywhere in Antigua so one...
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Albernfrau
Jan 15, 2006

Take care in Antigua

Although it seems a fairly safe place and there are lots of foreigners here, we were warned on our trip to stay away from certain places - Cerro de Cruz, a local hill where you can take in the...
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mad4travel
Jan 20, 2005

arriving late in the evening

at nighttime you must consider stay close to the airport and do not go by yourself to unsafe downtown area. or:reserve in a hotel in advantage and they will pick up you at the airport.hostals los...
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quime
Oct 30, 2004

walking alone at the city

i read plenty of information warning not to walk alone, i did it, not becuse i wanted but due to the confusion of the city and the expensed taxis i had to walk until i realized the buses were cheap...
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quime
Jun 09, 2004

Guatemala market places- tourists will be hassled

Market villages in the highlands of Guatemala such as Chicasantengo, and Santiago Atitlan are interesting and fun to explore, you can find Mayan knittings, pottery and wood carvings, along with many...
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rdney99
May 04, 2007

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Top Things to Do in Guatemala

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Antigua Ruins

A collection of small museums housed in the 5-star hotel Casa Santo Domingo. The hotel, which is very upmarket, is built on and incorporates the ruins of the old Dominican church complex. Of the...
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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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Churches

Yes, I am lazy period end of report. Use your guide book/internet if you want the facts on them. I came here to take some pics....not a very religious person except when I travel as these seem to be...
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Guatemalensis Spanish School

I had the dream of traveling around Central America and to know several countries, so I decided to take a course of Spanish language to do so, I looked for information of some schools and chose the...
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