• Indigenous villages, Cantel, Almolonga and Zunil combined with the hot springs

    $55.00

    Description:
    On this tour we will visit the indigenous villages of Cantel, Almolonga and Zunil. Cantel is home to a glass factory, dependent on the season for production. Almolonga and Zunil are two colorful indigenous villages surrounded by hills, full of ancient traditions and fertile lands waiting for you to be explored. After and interesting tour you will have the possibility to find some peace and quiet in the comforting hot springs of the Fuentes Georginas, while enjoying the view of the rainforest.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day.
    Departure times: 08:00 Hrs. and 14:00 hrs.
    Duration of tour: 4:00 Hrs. approximately.
    Pick up and drop off places: Your hotel or address in Quetzaltenango.
    Price: 55 USD p.p (With minimum 2 persons)
    Included: English or Spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, private transportation (round trip)
    Not included: Tips to guides, water or snaks.
    What to bring: Sunscreen and sun hat, comfortable clothing for the tour, swimming suit, sandals and towel.
  • Shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Retalhuleu

    $8.00$16.00

    Important:
    *The shuttle services need to be reserved 72 hours in advanc

    INFORMATION

    Availability: Thursday to sunday
    Departure times: 14:00 Hrs
    Duration: 1.30
    Its a door to door Service? No
    Pick up: Bus station Cristobal Colon in Quetzaltenango
    Drop off: Hotel “El Arco” next to Xetulul / Xocomil
    Price 8 USD
  • Shuttle Tapachula, Mexico to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

    $20.00

     

    • Bus tickets will be send after booking to your email manually , you can not enter the bus with the order/invoice
    • Bus tickets need to be reserved with minimum 72 hours advance booking
    • Bus stops in Retaluheu about 1 hr after being left Quetzaltenango , in hotel El Arco next to XETULUL and XOCOMIL , ask for prices !

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Thursday to sunday
    Departure times: 07:00 Hrs
    Departure point: Bus station Cristobal Colon / ADO in Tapachula
    Duration: 5 hours
    Price: 20 USD p.p.
  • Shuttle Quetzaltenango to Tapachula, Mexico

    $20.00

    Important:

    • Bus tickets will be send after booking to your email manually , you can not enter the bus with the order/invoice
    • Bus tickets need to be reserved with minimum 72 hours advance booking
    • Bus stops in Retaluheu about 1 hr after being left Quetzaltenango , in hotel El Arco next to XETULUL and XOCOMIL , ask for prices !

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Thursday to sunday
    Departure times: 14:00 Hrs
    Departure point: Bus Station Cristobal Colon in Quetzaltenango
    Duration: 5 hours
    Price: 20 USD p.p.
  • Shuttle Flores to Quetzaltenango

    $55.00
    Important:

    *The shuttle services need to be reserved 72 hours in advance

    • This is a PULLMAN service operated by CRISTOBAL COLON buses , connecting in zone 1 in the capital (Guatemala city) at 7 am the next morning and going directly to Quetzaltenango (Xela)
    • Taxi service available to your homestay or hotel in quetzaltenango on arrival but not included in the pricing

    INFORMATION

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 19:00 Hrs
    Duration: 16 hours
    Its a door to door Service? No
    Pick up: Bus station Santa elena, oposite Flores
    Drop off: Bus station Cristobal colon, Quetzaltenango
    Price 55 USD
  • Quetzaltenango rural tour

    $35.00

    In these tours you can discover how these exquisite stained glass windows are made, the essence of what to make of a stained glass window and also how the most colorful and creative murals of the city of Quetzaltenango were made. Colorful throughout the tour. In addition to taking out all the accumulated creativity, you can make your own souvenir and take it home. Unmissable even for the same villagers.

    This tour starts visiting the beautiful mosaic murals, visit to the stained glass workshop, where the process of the impressive stained glass windows will be explained. You will elaborate your own souvenir in this workshop.  You will taste delicious handmade products made with organic but at the same time exotic ingredients.

    There are very few times you can find a stained glass workshop and take an express class with a personalized souvenir made by your own hands. At the same time visit and observe closely the most beautiful murals of the city of Quetzaltenango made in ceramics by community neighbors and volunteers of the world.

    Availability: Every day. (except sundays)
    Departure times: 09:00 Hrs. and 14:30 hrs.
    Duration of tour: 2:30 Hrs. approximately.
    Pick up and drop off places: Front of Industrial Bank, Central Park in Quetzaltenango.
    Price: 35 USD p.p (With minimum 2 persons)
    Included: English or Spanish speaking guide, express class.
    Not included: Tips to guides, water or snaks.
    What to bring: Comfortable clothing and shoes. Wish to learn.
  • Quetzaltenango Vitrals and beatigul murals tour

    $35.00

    In these tours you can discover how these exquisite stained glass windows are made, the essence of what to make of a stained glass window and also how the most colorful and creative murals of the city of Quetzaltenango were made. Colorful throughout the tour. In addition to taking out all the accumulated creativity, you can make your own souvenir and take it home. Unmissable even for the same villagers.

    This tour starts visiting the beautiful mosaic murals, visit to the stained glass workshop, where the process of the impressive stained glass windows will be explained. You will elaborate your own souvenir in this workshop.  You will taste delicious handmade products made with organic but at the same time exotic ingredients.

    There are very few times you can find a stained glass workshop and take an express class with a personalized souvenir made by your own hands. At the same time visit and observe closely the most beautiful murals of the city of Quetzaltenango made in ceramics by community neighbors and volunteers of the world.

    Availability: Every day. (except sundays)
    Departure times: 09:00 Hrs. and 14:30 hrs.
    Duration of tour: 2:30 Hrs. approximately.
    Pick up and drop off places: Front of Industrial Bank, Central Park in Quetzaltenango.
    Price: 35 USD p.p (With minimum 2 persons)
    Included: English or Spanish speaking guide, express class.
    Not included: Tips to guides, water or snaks.
    What to bring: Comfortable clothing and shoes. Wish to learn.
  • Quetzaltenango chocolate tour

    $40.00

    This Tour wants to tell us the history of chocolate worldwide, its origins here in Guatemala and especially the Mayan culture. The process is quite an experience and what to say about the tastings that will leave you asking for more. Quetzaltenango is the place where you will find the best chocolate to eat and drink in Guatemala. These traditions of family drinks have become a way of life and subsistence for decades for many families already dedicated to the trade of the famous and world-famous ¡cacao!

    The tour starts visiting a house where give you the explanation of the Chocolate history. Then you can experience the development of making chocolate, step by step. Even you can make a piece like a delicious souvenir.

    A tasting of the delicious and ancestral drink elaborated by a lot of craftsmanship by Maya Kiché women will be offered.

    Come with your 5 senses to experience the process of chocolate in its different forms. Experiment and taste the exquisite and valued quetzalteco chocolate.

    The Mayan culture has had cocoa as the most precious good, even of exchange in its time. Now it is one of the best and most valued desserts in the world. History places him as originating from these blessed lands.

    Availability: Every day. (except mondays)
    Departure times: 09:00 Hrs. and 14:30 hrs.
    Duration of tour: 2:30 Hrs. approximately.
    Pick up and drop off places: Front of Industrial Bank, Central Park in Quetzaltenango.
    Price: 40 USD p.p (With minimum 2 persons)
    Included: English or Spanish speaking guide, express class and degustation.
    Not included: Tips to guides, water or extra snaks.
    What to bring: Comfortable clothing and shoes. Wish to learn.
  • Ron Botran tour

    $45.00

    Casa Botran has made the manufacture of rum in a delicious art, producing aged rums through the combination of raw materials with unique characteristics, giving life to the exquisite rum that positions the land of the quetzal as a producer of one of the finest rums of the world with a personality different from the rest of European and Caribbean style rums.

    The tour has 6 steps, in which visitors can learn the history of the creation of rum. Its founders and operation of its production. In addition to appreciating the filling and vaulting of barrels until its completion in storage and aging. The last step is the tasting, in which each visitor can have a true sensory experience, being part of a rum tasting from Guatemala.

    This tour is not allowed for people under 18 years old but we can offer alternative activities for the time ..

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Monday to Friday.
    Departure times: 09:00 Hrs / 10:30 Hrs / 13:00 Hrs / 14:00 Hrs leaving from Quetzaltenango
    Duration of tour: 3 hours approximately
    Pick up and drop off places: Your hotel or address in Quetzaltenango
    Price: 45 USD p.p (With minimum 2 persons)
    Included: English, Spanish or Italian speaking guide, entrance fees, private transportation (round trip) , cocktail.
    Not included: Water (you get rum to drink ) , meals or snacks . Products (you can buy in the souvenir shop or ask to label your own bottle!
    What to bring: Comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes, identification. (passport or DPI)
  • Totonicapan tour

    $95.00

    Description:

    San Miguel Totonicapán near Quetzaltenango is unknown to most of the visitors to Guatemala . This tour considered as community tourism (because the benefits go nearly exclusively to the local people who are involved in a very active way )  can be done in half a day or a full day adding a few visits more (if interested , please ask )

    On arrival in Toto (as commonly known ) in front of the catholic church a local guide will explain a bit about the town while driving through , until arriving at one of the 48 “ cantones “  . We will walk for about 30 minutes up to a small hill to “ SIETE VENTANAS “ (seven windows)  where a Mayan priest is waiting for us , to celebrate one of the days of the Mayan calendar . He will explain from beginning to end how a mayan ceremony is celebrated what takes about 45 minutes . After this cultural experience we visit a local CERAMIC workshop and go on .. for a nice climb (45 minutes one way)  to a viewpoint  called “ EL MIRADOR DE SAN MIGUEL “  overlooking the whole area including the volcanoes from TAJUMULCO to the LAKE ATITLAN .

    We are finishing the half day itinerary with a meal in a local family , please advise if you are vegetarian or not !

    If choosing for a full day itinerary , we will add a textile workshop and a walk through TOTONICAPAN with a local indigenous family  . (market day on Tuesday and Saturday)

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 07:00 Hrs
    Departure point: Your hotel / Address in Quetzaltenango
    Duration: Half day
    Price: 95 USD p.p With minimum 2 people
    Included: Transport go and return , local guide , Mayan priest and ceremony , lunch in a local family , driver English/Spanish speaking able to be a translator
    Not included Breakfast , tips
    What to bring: Good walking shoes
  • Shuttle Quetzaltenango to San Cristobal. Mx

    $35.00

    Important:

    • Drop off in SCDLC is central park , locally called EL ZOCALO
    • Change in CUATRO CAMINOS as well as in LA MESILLA from vehicle
    • Valid documents needed . We will not wait at the border if your paperwork is not 100 % correct
    • We are NOT responsable for blockades or accidents , manifestations or road works and will not be able to reimburse you

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day.
    Departure times: 08:15 Hrs
    Departure point: Your Hotel / Address
    Duration: 8 hours
    Price: 35 USD p.p.
  • Necro tour

    $20.00

    Description:
    The Necrotour is a tour through the cementery, a grand tradition in Europe where it is common for tourists to visit the catacombs. In Guatemala, small steps are being taken and some cemeteries have decided to open their gates to curious people and organize specific routes.

    In Quetzaltenango, besides its obvious function, some understand that the cemetery is of cultural importance. The city has made it a museum and it is now considered a tourist activity in the city.

    The Necrotour focuses on themes like architecture, history, art and symbols inside the cemetery. Of course we will also talk about the legends from the regions of Quetzaltenango. The Necrotour is great to do with a full moon, to really see the beauty of the Cemetery of the city. It is the oldest working cemetery of Guatemala.

    An important note is that part of the proceeds of the tour are used for preservation and renovation of the installations. During the tour, you will be able to visit La Loma, a place dedicated for people of low income. You will also see the presidential mausoleum, some gothic chapels and Monuments of the Martyrs of the Revolution “Sexto Estado De Los altos”. The last one being from the period in which the city of Xela got independence from Guatemala.

    The towers of “Sexto Estado” are in honour of the martyrs of the revolution. They are important people of Quetzaltenango. A local point of interest would be the tomb of Vanushka, an icon inside the city. The tradition says that anyone who leaves a rose on her tomb, will find love.

    The tour is of two hours and a certified guide is in charge. The price is 20 USD per person (Spanish speaking guide) , add 10 USD per person if English is required . Minimum two people.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day.
    Departure times: 19:00 Hrs
    Duration of tour: 2.30 Hrs. approximately.
    Pick up and drop off places: Cementery Quetzaltenango
    Price: 20 USD p.p (With minimum 2 persons)
    Included: Certified guide (spanish speaking)
    Not included: Tips for the guide.
    What to bring: Sweater, good shoes.