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Puerto Quetzal Antigua Market and Cooking Class Excursion

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala (Excursion ID S3715)

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  • Duration
    6 hours
  • Activity Level
  • Minimum Age
    All Ages
  • Languages
    EN | ES


  • Round trip transportation from your Puerto Quetzal cruise ship terminal!
  • Air-conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation!
  • English speaking certified shore excursion guide!
  • Guided walk in a traditional market in Antigua!
  • Cooking Class at La Tortilla Cooking School!
  • Learn how to cook 6 traditional dishes such as Pepian, Rellenitos, Atol and much more!
  • Unlimited wine during the cooking class!
  • Complimentary bottled water!

If you love to cook or want to learn something new you can take a cooking class in Antigua at your stop in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. Experience the true colors and flavors of Guatemala!

You'll meet your guide outside of your Puerto Quetzal cruise ship terminal to be transported to Antigua for your cooking class. The approximately 90-minute drive takes you to the small city in southern Guatemala, famous for its Spanish colonial architecture and surrounded by volcanoes. Your first stop is at the local market for all the ingredients you'll need in the class. Your guide will lead you through the maze of stalls displaying all the fresh ingredients needed. Once you have gathered everying, it is just a short walk to La Tortilla Cooking School where you'll have 3 hours to learn from a local chef how to prepare delicious Guatemalan dishes.

This unique experience allows you to learn more about the history and society of Guatemala through the stories and knowledge of the local instructors. These friendly chefs will help you create your own dishes while entertaining you with anecdotes of Guatemalan culture. Learn to make these dishes in a beautiful authentic kitchen and then enjoy the dishes you've prepared. Through the preparation of the meals, you'll get an understanding of the blend of Mayan and Spanish colonial influences. Your chef will explain and demonstrate how each ingredient influences the recipe and you'll gain knowledge of blending, mixing, and cooking so you can prepare these dishes again back home.

You'll be preparing 6 popular local dishes that include the following: Pepian is one of four national dishes that is a hot and hearty vegetable and chicken stew, rice, tortillas, radish salad with a citrus flavor. Rellenitos dessert made with plantain and chocolate and often served with sugar or sour cream. And atol, a corn flour drink with cinnamon. Upon completion of the preparations, you'll sit down with other guests to enjoy the delicious creations. Included is a complimentary bottle of water and wine during the class and soft drinks and beer are available for purchase at the school.

After your scrumptious meal, you'll be driven back to your cruise ship port in Puerto Quetzal.

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Puerto Quetzal Antigua Market and Cooking Class Excursion Reviews

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the delicious and unique flavors of the mix of traditional colonial Spanish and local Mayan cooking that you can prepare yourself. A fun and interesting combo that includes the true taste of the culture at La Tortilla Cooking School and the Antigua Market.


5 Reviews

Allentown, Pennsylvania, US
Good, but not what we expected.
     4/5  (Visited on March 2019)
We are foodies so thought this would be a good experience. It was, but not what we expected. The Market stop was a brief run through part of the market but we didn't buy anything. Then we took a drive through Antigua and finally pulled up at Maria's house. We went inside and Maria put us to work. She was happy that we had knife skills. We prepped the veggies for the stew and added them to the pot of chicken. The we toasted the remaining items and those got tossed in the blender to add to the stew. We got to make the dessert from plantains and sweet black beans which were quite yummy. We took a break to run around the corner to the tortilla shop to get fresh made tortillas. The food was excellent!
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New York, NY, US
amazing experience
     5/5  (Visited on July 2019)
I had a lot of fun during this excursion, the staff was fun and very entertaining, Id would do this again!
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Jacksonville, Florida
Love it!
     5/5  (Visited on July 2018)
This was our favorite excursion during our cruise. We learned a lot and had so much fun. Even the little ones in our party participated and helped us to cook! I would do this excursion again for sure!
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Chino, California
My family and I loved this excursion!
     5/5  (Visited on March 2019)
My whole family and I went to this excursion during our cruise and we had lots of fun! Our chef was an expert and very patient with us (my first time cooking.. lol). After the class, we sat together with our group and shared our dishes! I have to say it was good (even for me)! Thank you to all the people involved to make this experience amazing. I recommend definitely recommend this excursion!
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Galveston, TX, US
Awesome culture, awesome food!!!
     5/5  (Visited on December 2018)
I cant say enough of this excursion, I will be brief, the class, the culture, the gastronomy, everything was awesome, the staff super friendly and attentive. My 2 boys end up loving the Atol even though at first they were not interested to try it. Everything was just wow, you gotta try it yourself!
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Kim B NEDERLAND, TX, US Yesterday
Everything about each excursion was explained in detail
 Everything about each excursion was explained in detail 
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I recommend and love this place. I wish you would allow Carnival to book the ex...
 I recommend and love this place. I wish you would allow Carnival to book the excursions so more would book easily. others get skeptical. Thank you!! Can't wait to come see you. I will be there Sept 18, 2024, Feb 18, 2025 and some time in Dec 2024. 
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 We have always had a great experience using this company. 
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Gail K North Carolina, NC, US 6 days ago
Easy to use. Competitive pricing. Excellent shore excursion options.
 Easy to use. Competitive pricing. Excellent shore excursion options. 
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