Flavors of Guatemala

Flavors of Guatemala

Ker & Downey’s Guatemala Culinary Tour

Discover the flavors of Guatemala on this custom Guatemala culinary tour through the country’s finest urban restaurants and traditional Mayan countryside kitchens. After tasting the perfected chocolate and tamale recipes and exploring the ancient archeological sites of the Maya people, conclude your adventure with a touch of jungle resort luxury in Belize.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Antigua / Mil Flores Luxury Design Hotel

  • Day 2:

    Antigua / Mil Flores Luxury Design Hotel (B,L)

  • Day 3:

    Antigua / Mil Flores Luxury Design Hotel (B,L)

  • Day 4:

    Lake Atitlán / Casa Palopó (B,L,D)

  • Day 5:

    Lake Atitlán / Casa Palopó (B,L,D)

  • Day 6:

    Tikal Area / Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel (B,L,D)

  • Day 7:

    Tikal Area / Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel (B,L,D)

  • Day 8:

    Tikal Area / Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel (B,L,D)

  • Day 9:

    Guatemala City / Vista Real Hotel (B,L,D)

  • Day 10:

    San Ignacio / Ka’ana Resort (B)

  • Day 11:

    San Ignacio / Ka’ana Resort (B,L)

  • Day 12:

    San Ignacio / Ka’ana Resort (B)

  • Day 13:

    San Ignacio / Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Ker & Downey's Guatemala culinary tour is the ultimate discovery of Guatemala's unique culinary identity, a fusion of ancient Maya recipes and influential colonial flavors. You may not realize it, but many of our favorite dishes—guacamole, tamales, chocolate—were discovered, developed, and refined centuries ago in the Ancient Maya world and continue to live on today in urban and rural Guatemala.

Your Guatemala culinary tour begins in the UNESCO-designated city of Antigua. From your opulent rooms at Mil Flores Luxury Design Hotel, set out on a guided walking tour of the city, uncovering its lovely architecture and unforgettable flavors. Enjoy a special chocolate workshop and learn how to transform the cacao bean into a chocolate bar from a Mayan recipe, visit an authentic coffee hacienda for insight into the country's most famous export, and receive instruction on how to prepare a traditional Guatemalan dish at a private cooking class.

Next, continue your Guatemala culinary tour amid the famous market stalls of Chichicastenango. Imbibe in the riotous cacophony of color, dialects, costumes, smoke, and smells and retreat to the shores of Lake Atitlán for the rustic sophistication of Casa Palopó and a private boat tour to one of the untouched villages on the lake.

No visit to Guatemala would be complete without a stop in the center of the Maya World up north in Petén. Immerse yourself in the jungle-clad accommodations at Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel and enjoy special guided explorations of the famous Yaxha and Tikal archaeological sites. Of course, it wouldn't be a Guatemala culinary tour without fresh market meals from the Las Lagunas open-air dining room or a private cooking class focusing on the region's unique fare.

Conclude your Guatemala culinary tour in Guatemala City, a fast-paced cosmopolitan center where some of the best rum in the world awaits tasting -- the perfect flavorful farewell before transferring across the border to your private villa at Belize's luxurious Ka'ana Resort. Indulge in the resort's adventure-by-day, luxury-by-night atmosphere and explore the impressive Mayan structures of Caracol for a final taste of Central America's wonder and zest.

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