While it's certainly easy to visit all of these attractions on your own by taxi, many travelers like the convenience and built-in guide offered by organized city tours. Clark Tours, 7a Av. 14-76, Zona 9, inside Clark Plaza (tel. 502/2412-4848; www.clarktours.com.gt), offers several different city tours. Most of these combine a tour around the principal attractions of Zona 1 and the colonial core, with stops at the Museo Popul Vuh, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena, and one of the city's large markets.

Zona 10 -- Zona 10 is also commonly referred to as Zona Viva, though only the small section of Zona 10 with the greatest concentration of hotels, restaurants, and shops falls under this category. Its western boundary is defined by the broad, tree-lined Avenida La Reforma; to the west of the avenue lies Zona 9. Avenida La Reforma was modeled after the Champs Elysées in Paris. At the southern end of the avenue is the Plaza Obelisco, which is a broad rotunda at the center of which sits a tall obelisk and the eternal flame of Guatemala.

Zona 13 -- This is a modern and well-maintained part of the city, which includes the airport, several prominent museums, and the city's zoo. Any trip to the attractions in this zona should also include a stop at the Mercado de Artesanías.

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