Guatemala City the capital and largest city of the Republic of Guatemala

Guatemala City Tour and Paseo Cayala

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Visit one of the most modern cities in Central America

Highlights

  • Visit Guatemala City - The Largest City in Central America
  • Enjoy the charm of the modern city of Guatemala, full of history with colonial architecture
  • See ancient statues of important people in the history of Guatemala and the region.
  • Visit the brand new district Paseo Cayalá

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Hotel Transfers from Most Hotels in Guatemala City
  • Bilingual Guide (English and Spanish)

Exclusions

  • Optional Gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned

Please Note

  • Minimum of 1 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala to arrange. info@graylineguatemala.com

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May 06 2017
Debería ser más tiempo en paseo cayala o eliminarlo del tour, solo lo llevan a uno y le dicen que si se quiere bajar. No es realmente un tour en esa parte.
Feb 20 2017
Great tour guide. Great driver. Clean comfortable modern vehicle. Given good overview of entire city, its history and landmarks. If I go back I would definitely book either a full day tour, different more specific city tours to go in depth at some of the historic, government and other landmarks. In the end though it's the guide who makes the experience special and our guide did just that.
Oct 04 2016
Pretty good and easy to use.
Oct 02 2016
Excellent
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itinerary

ITINERARY

"La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción" is the official name of the city, it´s also the cultural, religious and business center of the country. The metropolis is about 5 million people, has a panoramic contrast between the colonial architecture combined with modern buildings, important museums and historical monuments offers the visitors a unique experience.

Your tour begins with the pick-up at your hotel. First, we will visit Las Americas avenue, which is named after the reform drawn in the late nineteenth century, due to the formation of the Organization of American States on April 30th, 1948. The area comprising the Avenue of the Americas was demarcated in several farms in the early decade of the 50’s with the intention of dedicating land to the American continent.

We will then continue to the Civic Center of the City, a set of buildings constructed between the 50’s and 60’s and includes: the Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministry of Public Finance, City Hall, the Social Security, the Bank of Guatemala, the National Mortgage Bank, and the Guatemalan Tourism Commission. The Bank of Guatemala is decorated with high relief murals by Dagoberto Vasquez describing the history of the country, and also includes a mosaic by Carlos Mérida.

Next we continue to the Major Plaza of the Constitution. This Plaza is the heart of the Historic Center of the city. It is surrounded by important monuments such as the National Palace (now the Cultural National Palace and museum), the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Portal of Commerce and Centenarian Park. A few steps away are the National Library and the General Archive of Central America. The tour includes a visit to the Central Market, which is located behind the Metropolitan Cathedral, in the basement of the Tabernacle Plaza. There, visitors can buy a variety of art and handicrafts from all over the country; ceramics, textiles, leather, wood, and silver.

Then, we continue to Paseo Cayalá, located in The Heart of City Cayalá, 63 acres of land that combines various concepts of housing, dining, shopping, entertainment and business districts. A destination with more than 90 business concepts from cafes, shops and restaurants; a special place to share with a cultural agenda and activities all year round,

The tour concludes at Paseo Cayalá, from this point we make our way back to the hotel. Feel free to stay here as long as you'd like and return to your hotel on your own later on, or you may go back to the hotel.

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Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.