Holy Guatemole! Food & Market Tour

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Antigua, Guatemala
  • Ends Antigua, Guatemala
  • Explore one of Central America’s biggest and most vibrant markets and sample some of Guatemala’s freshest produce 
  • Enjoy lunch in a traditional comedore loved by locals
  • Drink the best coffee of your life, made from one of the world’s premium coffee beans
  • Discover the old town with a local who will share stories about the city, its people, and their fascinating food culture
The Holy Guatemole! Food & Market Tour tour starts and ends in Antigua. The Holy Guatemole! Food & Market Tour is a walking tour that takes 4 hours.

Discover some of the best cuisine in central America before the rest of the world hears about it! Our delectable tour will introduce you to indigenous ingredients once cultivated by the ancient Mayans. Learn how these flavours blend with colonial Spanish cuisine to create inspirational national dishes that rival Guatemala’s more famous neighbours. Factor in a visit to the colourful local market, a tasting of (arguably) the world’s best coffee alongside a glut of stunning architecture and we have a recipe for a tasty and truly memorable day.
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  • Ms. Marcey
  • On Aug 12 2016
“Our trip was very pleasant and informative. Our guide was very enthusiastic. We enjoyed the local farm we visited on the way. We will definitely do Urban Adventures again and will recommend them to friends. We live in NYC and may recommend them to out of town guests.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Maree
  • On Jul 27 2016
“The guide was fantastic !!!!! And the tour was u forgettable. The guide was so good at talking to us and making sure all,our tastes etc were covered . It was absolutely wonderful , one of the best tours I have been on !!! Thank you so much indeed.”
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  • Ms. Irina
  • On Apr 21 2016
“Our guide on the Marais Food tour was Adele. Adele is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a very good story teller. She loved showing us around her favorite spots. One could feel how much Adele loves Paris she loves Paris and enjoys telling us about its history and present. The tour was small and Adele was able to make a personal connection with each one of us. It was very nice to meet people working in the local shops we visited. Everyone was nice and I cannot wish for a better introduction to Marais.”

Our foodie adventure around Guatemala City will begin with a stroll along the famous La Sexta Avenida, to soak up the Latin vibe given off by the street performers, artists, and vendors that dot the street. This area has been totally revitalised in recent years and it is here we will see some of the city’s most magnificent buildings, including the Police Headquarters. 

Time for breakfast now and our first foodie stop is a real favourite amongst locals, a bakery that boasts some inspired local creations. Enjoy a traditional baked snack with a cup of rich, smooth coffee or a delicious fruit smoothie. 

Our energy levels sufficiently boosted, we will continue our walk, passing a dizzying mix of stunning Art Deco architecture, old houses, and modern high rises, arriving at the iconic Portal of Commerce and main Plaza of Guatemala City for a photo op. 

Then we are off to explore the riot of colour and noise that is the Mercado Centrale, one of central America’s largest markets. We will chat with local food vendors who will offer us some of Guatemala`s most delectable fresh produce to try.

Next we will make a stop for lunch in one of the most famous Guatemalan comedores located in the food court of the market. Here we will introduce you to some incredible dishes that proudly utilise the classic staples of Guatemalan cooking: corn, chili, and beans. 

Afterwards you’ll have plenty of time to get lost in the shops and be tempted by the amazing variety of handicrafts and colourful textiles on offer.   

Our last stop will be at one of the charming coffee shops in the old centre where you will try one of the world’s premium coffee beans and quite possibly the best coffee of your life! A dessert made with authentic Guatemalan ingredients accompanies your liquid black gold. 

We will then head back to our original meeting point with happy stomachs and a head full of treasured memories. Remember to ask your local guide for the inside track on what to see and do next during your Guatemalan adventure. 

Staying in Antigua? No problem, you can book this tour with pick-up from Antigua included.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Snacks and samples
  • 2 rounds of dishes at a local diner
  • Fruit smoothie or coffee.
  • Drinks at lunch
  • additional food and drinks
  • souvenirs and personal shopping
  • tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Holy Guatemole! Food & Market Tour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


Full payment of 77 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Holy Guatemole! Food & Market Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Holy Guatemole! Food & Market Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

In front of Hotel Royal Palace, 6ta Avenida 12-66, Zona 1 Guatemala City. 

Meeting end point :

Hotel Royal Palace in Guatemala City.

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