About US

GuatemalanGuide is a full-service tour company located in Antigua, just 20 miles outside of Guatemala City. We provide travelers with excellent guided tours to some of the most beautiful places Guatemala and Central America have to offer.

GuatemalanGuide is registered with INGUAT (Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo), Guatemala’s Institute of Tourism. INGUAT registration provides travelers with the peace of mind they are dealing with a well-known, reputable company.

Who We Are

GuatemalanGuide is a private guide service eager to give you an unforgettable look at this Central American jewel. Our tour services feature local perspectives on the best Guatemala and the region have to offer.

Carlos Mijangos is the principal tour guide at GuatemalanGuide. He is 100% Chapin (Guatemalan). He speaks exceptional English, and his warm smile and self-assured whistle convey confidence to any traveler. He is a seasoned travel professional who has travelled extensively in Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, Central America, Ecuador, Chile, and Peru.

Carlos Mijangos has been conducting tours within and around Guatemala since 1997. His first job at 18 became his lifelong passion – to share the beauty and history of Guatemala and Central America with others.

“I really love what I do. I am so proud of my country, and I enjoy sharing all the beauties of this beautiful land.”

Mission Statement

GuatemalanGuide offers personal and professional travel services in Guatemala, Mexico, and throughout Central America. We place great importance on safety, quality, affordability, excitement, making lifelong memories, and attention to detail. We specialize in building custom tour packages to suit the needs and budget of every client.

What We Are

Based in Antigua, Guatemala – one of the most magnificent and famous destinations in Central America – GuatemalanGuide customizes and operates escorted tours and independent travel services throughout Guatemala, southern Mexico, and Central America.

Our itineraries for national and international visitors are based on more than 15 years of experience and knowledge. Carlos and his team are expert bilingual tour guides and drivers who operate GuatemalanGuide’s customized tours. We offer day trips as well as extended travel packages to Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and throughout southern Mexico.

Regardless of your purpose for travel, GuatemalanGuide can provide you with a customized trip to make your experience unforgettable.

We strive to be your go-to travel source for new and returning clients. Our goal is for satisfied customers to return again and again – -and to recommend GuatemalanGuide to family and friends.

Experience the safety and enjoyment of travel in Guatemala and throughout Central America with professional tour guides from GuatemalanGuide.

Private Guide

GuatemalanGuide’s private guided tours take you where you want, when you want. Experience the freedom of a bilingual guide to assist you throughout your trip. Tour packages can be customized to provide you with the experience you are looking for. Our prices are competitive and affordable – and most importantly, they come with the knowledge of a bilingual Guatemalan local.

Transfers and Ground Transportation

Just need a ride from the airport? ¡No problema! We offer shuttle services to/from the airport daily.

Once you clear customs and step out of the airport, someone from GuatemalanGuide will be waiting for you. Our tour guide will be holding a sign with our logo on it, prominently displaying your name.

We will take you directly to your hotel. All accommodations can be handled by GuatemalanGuide, or you can make your own hotel reservations.

Email or call for reservations.

Why Choose GuatemalanGuide?

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Customized, Personal Travel

Because you will not be traveling with other groups, you have the freedom to explore as you please. Our tour packages are designed to provide you with the complete Guatemala experience. If you have something else in mind, let us know. We will adjust our itinerary to meet your personal needs.

Need to change your plans? No problem – our tour guides are here for you. Additional time or travel may slightly increase the cost, but you are free to do what you want, when you want. Unlike other tour companies, your schedule is our schedule.

Special Group Rates Available – We offer special customized tour rates for groups of any size.

Family-Friendly – Children are always welcome on tours. Please let us know prior to travel how we can accommodate any special needs, such as car seats, booster seats, etc.


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Tourism is one of our country’s leading sources of income.


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Connected to other tour groups


GuatemalanGuide offers tours to many destinations in The Mayan World, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, and southern Mexico. Tours include “normal” destinations such as world heritage sites, natural treasures, national parks, art galleries, museums, and craft and art centers.

But what makes GuatemalanGuide different from other tour companies is that we also offer tours of places often unknown by larger travel companies. Because our guides are bilingual locals, we offer the added benefit of taking you to places off-the-beaten track, places frequented by locals.

Our tour guides can take you inside natural landscapes, archaeological sites, bird watching destinations, active volcanoes, wildlife preserves, caves, and jungle tours. We can ever arrange for helicopter tours, spa treatments, and much, much more.


Antiquity is at the heart of Guatemala. The country incorporates many spectacular Mayan archaeological sites. In fact, the pine-forested hills of the Highlands are home to Mayan communities still wearing traditional weavings.

Day Trips from Antigua, Guatemala

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El Salvador

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Costa Rica

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Throughout Southern Mexico

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