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Budgeting for Guatemala

Please utilize the following information to help you budget for your personal expenses in Guatemala.

Personal Budget

Although most everything will be included, depending on your booked tour, we recommend mapping out a personal budget for anything that is not included in the cost of your tour before arriving to Guatemala.

Even if you bring a debit or credit card, to be safe, we recommend you plan on preparing to use cash in most locations, as many local artisans and street vendors will only accept cash. If you plan for cash, spending money will be a breeze for you. Nonetheless, please budget according to your spending habits.

You are free to bring as much cash as you please, but you are required to claim anything over $10,000 USD on your customs form. USD if often accepted in Guatemala, but if you plan to exchange money from your home currency, we recommend exchanging with your home bank before departure or at any airport, including upon your arrival at the airport in Guatemala.

Remember, you will not need to budget for anything in the “Included” section of your booked tour description, nor the transportation to any of those experiences/excursions. You will only need to budget for the items found below that are not included in your tour.

Important Note: Each price quoted below is an approximate, based on the average value of USD in Guatemala. Currently, the exchange rate is about 7 GTQ to 1 USD.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Please utilize the following pages in preparation for your tour.