Taste of Guatemala Excursion

Prime Puerto Quetzal,  Guatemala culinary shore excursion

If you are looking for an Authentic culinary experience during your shore trips and tours, you must sign up for this activity.

Experience first-hand with expert and local chefs some of the typical dishes Guatemala offers.

Our shore excursion starts with early pick up at Puerto Quetzal for a 1.5 hrs. transfer to Antigua Guatemala directly to the market, where we will pick just fresh and high quality products, get involve into the bargaining process when buying the groceries. Then, continue to our special kitchen in Jocotenango village, about 10 minutes from Antigua Guatemala.

The experience starts with the description of the products we are going to use to prepare the typical dish. Some of the options are Pepian, Kaq Ik, Suban-Ik, rice among others, and delicious desserts such as mole, rellenitos or ayote. Recipes that come from generation to generation that is still part of our identity and culture.

Today you are also a chef, let yourself go and feel like an expert Guatemalan chef helping to create the typical dish, either chopping the vegetables, stirring the boiling mix of chicken with spices, making tortillas or just enjoying a delicious glass of wine, the professionals will guide you to have the final product we want.

Now, food is ready to be served at clay bowls created by artisans of the area and feel satisfied for have created your fist typical dish with your own hands.

After lunch, we are moving back to the center of Antigua for a short sightseeing of Antigua Guatemala.

In this city, the stories and legends of the colonial times are still present along with the old paved streets; visit Central Park and the Cathedral Church, at the end stop by the Jade Shop.

In Guatemala, we have a variety of colors of this precious mineral, being the most outstanding lavanda, black, jaguar green and imperial green, all these amazing shades, make the jade a national proud.

After the culinary shore excursion, transfer back to Puerto Quetzal on time for your set sail.


Additional information

DEPARTURE TIME Based on your cruise ship arrival.
Round trip transportation from Puerto Quetzal
Culture & History certified bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish)
All port fees
Entrances fees during the culinary experience and tour.
Purified water (one bottle)
Expenses not mentioned in your itinerary

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    Tour Reviews

    5.00 based on 1 review
    April 24, 2017

    I cannot say enough about Martsam. Our group got a late start planning, yet Martsam came through with an unbelievable experience. Our agent, Sofia, tailored everything to our needs whether it was down time, pricing, lodging or experiences. If we wanted more adventure, we got it. If we needed more culture, there was an additional option. The tour guides and drivers were also outstanding and very friendly. They educated us on everything from the sites to culture to politics to food to just having a great conversation. This is a local agency, so you get really great knowledge and guides and you’re not paying a third-party operator. This also makes the prices really reasonable. We did Belize and Guatemala and everyone came out saying it was one of the best trips they’ve taken.

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