Tours from Antigua

Facades of Antigua

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Description:
Saints and facades of Antigua is a guided tour exploring the life of saints, symbols and imagery through visiting and investigating different church fronts. Some of the saints portrayed in the facades originate in the bible, others come from church history. Whoever it was, images were always placed on the facades with a lot of thought and to tell a story to the beholder. Do you want to know these stories?

Why is Pedro Nolasco standing high in the façade of the La Merced church? Why is the Virgin Mary often very visible and centrally located in the front of the section of the old cathedral? Do you know who Nonnatus is?

In this tour we will explore questions like these and many other interesting observations. Observations such as that St. Peter and St. Paul are nearly always companions next to the main entrance of any church. The same can be said of St. Domingo and St. Francisco. Also, somewhere we will be able to find the beloved Pedro Betancourt, now a Saint. Do you want to know where? It is not too difficult to know if you remember to which order he belongs. And do you want to see a real angel? Get yourself to Santa Clara church and Convent!

From archangels to apostles, from founders of religious orders to martyrs and preachers; you will get to know Antigua in a very different way! And although this tour gives you an amazing inside into the life of many saints, the tour is not limited to them. You will also walk through ruins and learn more about colonial architecture. In other words, a real cultural experience.

INFORMATION

Availability:

Every day.

Departure times:

09:00 Hrs / 14:00 Hrs

Departure point:

Your hotel / Address

Duration:

3.30 hours

Price:

55 USD p.p.

Included:

Competent guide

What to bring:

Comfortable clothes and warm clothes for the night, comfortable shoes to walk, hat, sunglasses,
sunscreen, water, camera

Terms and conditions

Our payment policies

In case of an agreement about any service or a group of services (itinerary) the following payments are required:

  • In case of an agreement more than 91 days before departure: 25 % of the total agreed amount should be paid immediately after receiving invoice, a second payment of 50 % of the total amount should be made between 90 and 61 days before departure and the last payment of 25 % of the total amount should be made between 60 and 32 days before departure. Services with a value less than 300 $ always need to be paid in full at the moment of reservation.
  • In case of an agreement between 90 and 61 days before departure: 50 % of the total agreed amount should be paid immediately after receiving invoice , a second payment of 50% of the total amount should be made between 60 days and 32 days before departure.

Services with a value less than 300 $ always need to be paid in full at the moment of reservation.

  • In case of an agreement between 60 and 32 days before departure: 75% of the total agreed amount should be pain immediately after receiving invoice, with the remaining amount to be paid at least 10 days in advance.

Services with a value less than 300 $ always need to be paid in full at the moment of reservation.

  • In case of an agreement within 31 days before departure and a NO-SHOW (not present on the day of departure): 100% of the agreed amount should be paid. We will send you the details of our bank accounts in GUATEMALA (BANCO INDUSTRIAL and BANCO AMERICA CENTRAL) as well as our bank account in BELGIUM, any additional transfer costs are on your account. You can also pay through credit card with a charge of 7 % or with PAYPAL (you will get a reply e-mail with a secure online payment link).

After we have received the first payment based on the invoice or voucher, we will send you a confirmation. Services will not be performed unless ALL is paid in advance.  WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENTS ON ARRIVAL

Our cancellation policies

If you want to cancel your service or entire trip, we request that you contact ADRENALINA TOURS using one of the following means:

  • WhatsApp: 00 502 53085106
  • Email: info@adrenalinatours.com
  • Skype: patrick.eric.vercoutere. You can use Skype to call us or to leave a written message.

In case of a cancellation made by the costumer, the following costs have to be paid, even if the cancellation is caused by illness, coincidence or any other superior force (climate, natural disasters, political unrest etc.). The cancellation costs vary, based on the time of cancellation. The right date of cancellation is estimated only by the date on which the company receives the cancellation by written notice.  All amounts are indicated per person.

In case of cancellation the following costs will be calculated:

  • In case of a cancellation more than 91 days before departure: related to itineraries reimbursement of 100 % of the amount already paid, except for a 50 US$ p.p. handling fee and the transfer costs of banks or credit cards / related to other services we will pay a reimbursement of 50 % of the paid amount.
  • In case of cancellation between 90 and 61 days before departure: related to itineraries reimbursement of 50 % of the amount already paid, transfer costs of banks or credit cards will not be reimbursed / related to other services we will pay a reimbursement of 50 % of the amount paid.
  • In case of cancellation between 60 and 32 days before departure: related to itineraries reimbursement of 25 % of the amount already paid, transfer costs of banks or credit cards will not be reimbursed / related to other services reimbursement of 25 % of the amount paid.
  • In case of cancellation within 31 days before departure and a NO-SHOW (not present on the day of departure): 100% of the travel amount will have to be paid by the costumer.
  • Services without any reimbursement independently of the time of reservation are : domestic flights within any Central American country  and bus tickets of Fuentes del Norte, Linea Dorada, ADN , Marlin Espada , Hedman Alas  and shuttle services between Guatemala and Mexico (or vice verse )

All costs caused by changes in the service or itinerary after agreement are on the account of the traveler. Services will not be performed unless they are fully paid in advanced.

We will never be able to reimburse you the value of the service if the reason is superior force (climate, natural disasters, political unrest, road blocks, accidents, technical defects of the vehicle or aircraft, road works …)

  • Facades of Antigua

    $55.00

    Description:
    Saints and facades of Antigua is a guided tour exploring the life of saints, symbols and imagery through visiting and investigating different church fronts. Some of the saints portrayed in the facades originate in the bible, others come from church history. Whoever it was, images were always placed on the facades with a lot of thought and to tell a story to the beholder. Do you want to know these stories?

    Why is Pedro Nolasco standing high in the façade of the La Merced church? Why is the Virgin Mary often very visible and centrally located in the front of the section of the old cathedral? Do you know who Nonnatus is?

    In this tour we will explore questions like these and many other interesting observations. Observations such as that St. Peter and St. Paul are nearly always companions next to the main entrance of any church. The same can be said of St. Domingo and St. Francisco. Also, somewhere we will be able to find the beloved Pedro Betancourt, now a Saint. Do you want to know where? It is not too difficult to know if you remember to which order he belongs. And do you want to see a real angel? Get yourself to Santa Clara church and Convent!

    From archangels to apostles, from founders of religious orders to martyrs and preachers; you will get to know Antigua in a very different way! And although this tour gives you an amazing inside into the life of many saints, the tour is not limited to them. You will also walk through ruins and learn more about colonial architecture. In other words, a real cultural experience.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day.
    Departure times: 09:00 Hrs / 14:00 PM
    Departure point: yout hotel / Address
    Duration: 3.30 hours
    Price: 55 USD p.p.
    Included: Competent guide
    What to bring: comfortable clothes and warm clothes for the night, hiking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

Coffee Tour Plantation in Paso de Granado

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Description:
The name of the farm is ” Paso de Ganado ” in the villages called CIUDAD VIEJA … you will learn everything first hand from the local farmers .. how to select the plant , diferent types of coffee , harvest and much more . This moment in nature will help you to understand the cup of coffee you daily drink ..

INFORMATION

Availability:

Every day.

Departure times:

08:30 Hrs / 10:20 PM / 13:20 Hrs

Departure point:

Your hotel / Address

Duration:

2 hours

Price:

25

Included:

Profesional guide / Transport go and return / Last but not least your cup of local coffe

What to bring:

good walking boots , hat , water

  • Coffe Tour Plantation Filadelphia Farm

    $25.00

    Description:
    This tour has been the most complete coffee tour for more than 15 years, enabling visitors to learn about coffee, starting at the plantation and ending with the cup of “liquid luck”. You will learn about the history, the cultivation process and the processing of coffee at this coffee farm, which counts with over 130 years of tradition dating back to 1870. During our walk we will visit the nursery and planting of coffee, the wet and dry patios, and the dry mill and sorting area. Then we will pay a visit to the roasting and packaging section, finishing our tour with the cupping lab. We end our coffee experience sipping a cup of the world’s best coffee produced in Finca Filadelfia, the R. Dalton Genuine Antigua, in the preparation of your choosing: an Americano or Espresso.

    Information

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 08:20 am, 10:20 am or 13:20 pm
    Departure point: Convento de Las Capuchinas or San José El Viejo
    Duration: 2 hours
    Price: 25 USD p.p.- minimum 2
    Included: Full transportation, bilingual guide, a cup of coffee at the end of the tour

    What to Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

Coffee Tour Plantation Filadelphia Farm

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Description:
This tour has been the most complete coffee tour for more than 15 years, enabling visitors to learn about coffee, starting at the plantation and ending with the cup of “liquid luck”. You will learn about the history, the cultivation process and the processing of coffee at this coffee farm, which counts with over 130 years of tradition dating back to 1870. During our walk we will visit the nursery and planting of coffee, the wet and dry patios, and the dry mill and sorting area. Then we will pay a visit to the roasting and packaging section, finishing our tour with the cupping lab. We end our coffee experience sipping a cup of the world’s best coffee produced in Finca Filadelfia, the R. Dalton Genuine Antigua, in the preparation of your choosing: an Americano or Espresso.

INFORMATION

Availability:

Every day.

Departure times:

08:30 Hrs / 10:20 PM / 13:20 Hrs

Departure point:

Your hotel / Address

Duration:

2 hours

Price:

25

Included:

Full transportation, bilingual guide, a cup of coffee at the end of the tour

What to bring:

Comfortable clothes and warm clothes for the night, hiking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera
  • Coffe Tour Plantation Filadelphia Farm

    $25.00

    Description:
    This tour has been the most complete coffee tour for more than 15 years, enabling visitors to learn about coffee, starting at the plantation and ending with the cup of “liquid luck”. You will learn about the history, the cultivation process and the processing of coffee at this coffee farm, which counts with over 130 years of tradition dating back to 1870. During our walk we will visit the nursery and planting of coffee, the wet and dry patios, and the dry mill and sorting area. Then we will pay a visit to the roasting and packaging section, finishing our tour with the cupping lab. We end our coffee experience sipping a cup of the world’s best coffee produced in Finca Filadelfia, the R. Dalton Genuine Antigua, in the preparation of your choosing: an Americano or Espresso.

    Information

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 08:20 am, 10:20 am or 13:20 pm
    Departure point: Convento de Las Capuchinas or San José El Viejo
    Duration: 2 hours
    Price: 25 USD p.p.- minimum 2
    Included: Full transportation, bilingual guide, a cup of coffee at the end of the tour

    What to Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

Acatenango Volcano Hike 1 day

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Description:
For anyone up for a challenge, the views that this volcano offer of neighboring volcanos located next to the Acatenango are breathtaking, and one the volcanoes can actually be seen spitting and occasionally bursting with lava. During your hike on Acatenango you will walk through a beautiful pine forest, which provides some welcome shade. You can also camp at this volcano overnight to have an impressive night time view of the active Volcano de Fuego. This hike begins with a one and a half hour climb to the road of La Torre, ascending from a height of 3400m to 3.828m. This is the highest non-volcanic point in Central America.

INFORMATION

Availability:

Every day.

Departure times:

04:00 Hrs / 23:00 Hrs

Departure point:

Your hotel / Address

Duration:

11 hours

Price:

55 USD p.p.

Included:

Full transportation, Spanish-speaking, a cup of coffee at the end of the tour

Not included:

Entrance fee of Q.50, children up to 11 are free

What to bring:

comfortable clothes and warm clothes for the night, hiking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

  • Acatenango Volcano 1 day

    $55.00

    1 day

    For anyone up for a challenge, the views that this volcano offer of neighboring volcanos located next to the Acatenango are breathtaking, and one the volcanoes can actually be seen spitting and occasionally bursting with lava. During your hike on Acatenango you will walk through a beautiful pine forest, which provides some welcome shade. You can also camp at this volcano overnight to have an impressive night time view of the active Volcano de Fuego. This hike begins with a one and a half hour climb to the road of La Torre, ascending from a height of 3400m to 3.828m. This is the highest non-volcanic point in Central America.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day.
    Departure times: 04:00 Hrs / 23:00 Hrs
    Departure point: your hotel / Address
    Duration: 11 hours
    Price: 55 USD p.p.
    Included: Full transportation, Spanish-speaking, a cup of coffee at the end of the tour
    Not included: Entrance fee of Q.50, children up to 11 are free
    What to bring: comfortable clothes and warm clothes for the night, hiking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

Acatenango Volcano Hike

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Day 1

A collective shuttle will take you from Antigua to Aldea La Soledad, Acatenango Volcano. From there we start our hike to the basecamp. We arrive around lunchtime and after having enjoyed a welcoming lunch at this beautiful spot, you will have a free afternoon to explore the volcano.

Day 2

We wake up at 04:30 am, have breakfast and then we start walking up to the top, to see a spectacular sunrise from the summit. After the sunrise, we start to descend around 07:00 am, and return to Antigua, arriving around 11:00-12:00 hrs.

INFORMATION

Availability:

Every day.

Departure times:

09:00 Hrs

Departure point:

Your hotel / Address

Duration:

2 days and 1 night

Price:

65 USD p.p.

Included:

Full transportation, local spanish guide, lunch and dinner first day, breakfast of second day, camp equipment (Like Tent, Sleeping Bag, Mattresses)

Not included:

Entrance fee of Q.50, Children up to 11 are free

What to bring:

comfortable clothes and warm clothes for the night, hiking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera
  • Acatenango Volcano Hike ( 2 days / 1 night)

    $65.00

    2 days / 1 night

    Day 1

    A collective shuttle will take you from Antigua to Aldea La Soledad, Acatenango Volcano. From there we start our hike to the basecamp. We arrive around lunchtime and after having enjoyed a welcoming lunch at this beautiful spot, you will have a free afternoon to explore the volcano.

    Day 2

    We wake up at 04:30 am, have breakfast and then we start walking up to the top, to see a spectacular sunrise from the summit. After the sunrise, we start to descend around 07:00 am, and return to Antigua, arriving around 11:00-12:00 hrs.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day.
    Departure times: 09:00 Hrs
    Departure point: yout hotel / Address
    Duration: 2 days and 1 night
    Price: 65 USD p.p.
    Included: Full transportation, local spanish guide, lunch and dinner first day, breakfast of second day, camp equipment (Like Tent, Sleeping Bag, Mattresses)
    Not included: Entrance fee of Q.50, Children up to 11 are free
    What to bring: comfortable clothes and warm clothes for the night, hiking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

Bike Tours around Antigua

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Description:
Try a different kind of tour and get on a bike!
Enjoy a day biking around Antigua, and wallow in the amazing scenic views of Antigua and surrounding villages. Many people plan their first bicycle tour with the intention of making it a one-off, but you may well find that you end up wanting to do this fun tour again!

Route 1
For beginners, and people who enjoy cycling at a more leisurely pace, enjoying the surrounding scenery and taking in of nature. You will visit villages around Antigua such as San Antonio Aguas Calientes, San Miguel Dueñas and its macadamia farm, Ciudad Vieja, San Pedro Las Huertas and San Juan del Obispo.

Route 2
This is a bike tour for adventurous people who are in good physical condition and possess intermediate biking skills.  You will visit the surrounding areas and mountains of Antigua, Finca El Pilar and El Mirador. Along this route there are some rockier, challenging terrains and also some wooded areas, so be prepared for an exhilarating workout! You will be accompanied by a guide specialized in this type of terrain

INFORMATION

Availability:

Every day.

Departure times:

09:00 Hrs / 13:00 Hrs

Departure point:

GT Adventura, 6 avenida norte # 14-D

Duration:

3 hours

Price:

32 USD p.p.

Included:

Guide, helmet, bike (professional) and a bottle of water

What to bring:

comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera
  • Bike Tours around Antigua

    $32.00

    Bike Tours around Antigua

     

    Try a different kind of tour and get on a bike!

    Enjoy a day biking around Antigua, and wallow in the amazing scenic views of Antigua and surrounding villages. Many people plan their first bicycle tour with the intention of making it a one-off, but you may well find that you end up wanting to do this fun tour again!

     

    Route 1

    For beginners, and people who enjoy cycling at a more leisurely pace, enjoying the surrounding scenery and taking in of nature. You will visit villages around Antigua such as San Antonio Aguas Calientes, San Miguel Dueñas and its macadamia farm, Ciudad Vieja, San Pedro Las Huertas and San Juan del Obispo.

     

    Route 2

    This is a bike tour for adventurous people who are in good physical condition and possess intermediate biking skills.  You will visit the surrounding areas and mountains of Antigua, Finca El Pilar and El Mirador. Along this route there are some rockier, challenging terrains and also some wooded areas, so be prepared for an exhilarating workout! You will be accompanied by a guide specialized in this type of terrain.

     

    Information

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 09:00 am and 13:00 pm
    Departure point: Office in GT Adventure, 6a avenida norte # 14 D, Antigua
    Duration: Approx. 3 hours
    Price: 32 USD p.p., no minimum amount of people required
    Included: Guide, helmet, bike (professional) and a bottle of water

     

    What to Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera

Pacaya Volcano Collective

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Description:
Pacaya rises to an elevation of 2,552 meters and is by far the most frequently climbed volcano in Guatemala. The volcano is one of the easier volcanoes to climb and also gives you the unique opportunity to climb an active volcano! On clear days you may also be able to view the neighboring volcanoes of Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. The calculated time to go up is 1:45 hours, but this may vary according to the needs of the group. The first meters can be a bit difficult but not impossible, however there are horses that can transport you. You will places along the road where you can make a short break with a beautiful view, while the guide explains a little more about the volcano and its activity. The path is enclosed by vegetation and rocks, in which you can see layers of earth and volcanic sand, a phenomena called “Estera Volcanic”. After almost an hour of walking the vegetation ends and the soil changes to volcanic sand. Coming to the top you will be able to see the three surrounding volcanoes Volcano de Agua, Fuego and Acatenango, as well as the lagoons of Calderas and Amatitlán. We will descend into the crater, where you can prepare marshmallows (provided by the guide) on the warmth of small fumaroles of the volcano.

INFORMATION

Availability:

Every day.

Departure times:

06:00 Hrs / 14:00 Hrs

Departure point:

Your hotel / Address

Duration:

6 hours

Price:

14 USD p.p.

Included

Spanish-speaking guide, return transport from/to Antigua

Not included:

Entrance fees

What to bring:

Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera, 2 litter of water, snacks and chocolate bar.

  • Pacaya Volcano Collective

    $14.00

    Description:
    Pacaya rises to an elevation of 2,552 meters and is by far the most frequently climbed volcano in Guatemala. The volcano is one of the easier volcanoes to climb and also gives you the unique opportunity to climb an active volcano! On clear days you may also be able to view the neighboring volcanoes of Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. The calculated time to go up is 1:45 hours, but this may vary according to the needs of the group. The first meters can be a bit difficult but not impossible, however there are horses that can transport you. You will places along the road where you can make a short break with a beautiful view, while the guide explains a little more about the volcano and its activity. The path is enclosed by vegetation and rocks, in which you can see layers of earth and volcanic sand, a phenomena called “Estera Volcanic”. After almost an hour of walking the vegetation ends and the soil changes to volcanic sand. Coming to the top you will be able to see the three surrounding volcanoes Volcano de Agua, Fuego and Acatenango, as well as the lagoons of Calderas and Amatitlán. We will descend into the crater, where you can prepare marshmallows (provided by the guide) on the warmth of small fumaroles of the volcano.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day.
    Departure times: 06:00 Hrs / 14:00 Hrs
    Departure point: yout hotel / Address
    Duration: 6 hours
    Price: 14 USD p.p.
    Included: Spanish-speaking guide, return transport from/to Antigua
    What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera, 2 litter of water, snacks and chocolate bar.

Guatemala City Tour from Antigua

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Description:
Guatemala Capital City offers many interesting and cultural activities to do and see, as well as the opportunity to learn about the history of the city. ‘Guate’, as it is known by the locals, is also home to many museums on a whole range of subjects from the Natural Musuem of Modern Art to the Guatemala City Railway Museum. As well as the beautiful Jardin Botanico which contains many local plants and flowers as well as some exotic specimens. Furthermore there are a lot of art galleries located throughout the city, exhibiting the art of local and national artists. Founded in 1777, it is the fourth city in Guatemalan history. We will visit the National Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography which houses many cultural treasures and a collection of important Mayan archaeological artefacts. The museum provides a huge amount of insight with regards to the country’s Maya and archaeological history. Here you can also behold some of the most exquisite pieces of all the archeological sites of the Petén area.

We will then go on to visit the Civic Centre. The Civic Center is a set of buildings constructed between the 50’s and 60’s and includes: The Supreme Court of Justice, The Ministry of Public Finance, City Hall, The Social Security, The Bank of Guatemala, The National Mortgage Bank and the Guatemalan Tourism Commission. The Bank of Guatemala houses a library and its exterior is decorated with mural relief by Dagoberto Vasquez, describing the history of the country. Both City Hall and Social Security buildings are decorated with a mosaic by Carlos Merida. We continue downtown to see the beautiful Palacio Nacional de la Cultura. The architectural style is a mix between colonial architecture influenced by Spanish baroque and Spanish renaissance, also referred to as Hispano-Guatemalan Renaissance. The building is known for its green color resembling an avocado. From here you also see the cathedral and the main plaza. We will drive through Avenida de la Reforma, Centro Cívico y Centro Histórico.

INFORMATION

Availability:

Every day.

Departure times:

08:30 Hrs

Departure point:

Your hotel / Address

Duration:

5 hours

Price:

65 USD p.p.

Included:

Return transport from Antigua and Guide

What to bring:

Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal items, camera, some extra money
  • Guatemala City Tour from Antigua

    $65.00

    Description:
    Guatemala Capital City offers many interesting and cultural activities to do and see, as well as the opportunity to learn about the history of the city. ‘Guate’, as it is known by the locals, is also home to many museums on a whole range of subjects from the Natural Musuem of Modern Art to the Guatemala City Railway Museum. As well as the beautiful Jardin Botanicowhich contains many local plants and flowers as well as some exotic specimens. Furthermore there are a lot of art galleries located throughout the city, exhibiting the art of local and national artists. Founded in 1777, it is the fourth city in Guatemalan history. We will visit the National Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography which houses many cultural treasures and a collection of important Mayan archaeological artefacts. The museum provides a huge amount of insight with regards to the country’s Maya and archaeological history. Here you can also behold some of the most exquisite pieces of all the archeological sites of the Petén area.

    We will then go on to visit the Civic Centre. The Civic Center is a set of buildings constructed between the 50’s and 60’s and includes: The Supreme Court of Justice, The Ministry of Public Finance, City Hall, The Social Security, The Bank of Guatemala, The National Mortgage Bank and the Guatemalan Tourism Commission. The Bank of Guatemala houses a library and its exterior is decorated with mural relief by Dagoberto Vasquez, describing the history of the country. Both City Hall and Social Security buildings are decorated with a mosaic by Carlos Merida. We continue downtown to see the beautiful Palacio Nacional de la Cultura. The architectural style is a mix between colonial architecture influenced by Spanish baroque and Spanish renaissance, also referred to as Hispano-Guatemalan Renaissance. The building is known for its green color resembling an avocado. From here you also see the cathedral and the main plaza. We will drive through Avenida de la Reforma, Centro Cívico y Centro Histórico.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day.
    Departure times: 08:30 Hrs
    Departure point: yout hotel / Address
    Duration: 5 hours
    Price: 65 USD p.p.
    Included: Return transport from Antigua and Guide
    What to bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal items, camera, some extra money

Surrounding Villages of Antigua

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We will pay a visit to three interesting villages (pueblos) around Antigua.

San Juan del Obispo:
Our first stop will be San Juan del Obispo, on the slopes of Volcano Agua. Here we will visit the temple, monastery and square of the first bishop of Guatemala, Francisco Marroquin. The village is famous for holding one of the first Catholic churches in Guatemala. Francisco Marroquin resided in San Juan del Obispo and still appears on our Q100 bill. San Juan del Obispo is a haven for artisans and is home to Guatemala’s best chocolatiers. For this reason, around Antigua, you will often see chocolate sold from San Juan del Obispo. We recommend supporting the local community during your visit to San Juan by purchasing the chocolate whilst there, which can also be considerably cheaper. Also, San Juan is known for a fruit called “nispero”, which comes in season in late October and November. In November an annual Festival del Nispero is held at the town’s main plaza to celebrate the start of the season. The festival lasts 2 days and is well worth a visit. Expect to see lively music, craftsman selling their wares from metals and woods, chocolates and Nispero wine.

Ciudad Vieja:
Seven kilometers southwest of Antigua along the Escuintla road is Ciudad Vieja (Old City), near the site of the first capital of the Captaincy General of Guatemala. Founded in 1527, it met its demise 14 years later when Volcano Agua let loose a flood of water that had been penned up in its crater. The water deluged the town with tons of rock and mud, leaving only the ruins of La Concepción church. We will unfold to you the history of this town, which was the second city founded by Spanish in Guatemala. We will also visit the organic macadamia farm where you will learn about the many medical functions of the macadamia nut.

San Antonio Aguas Calientes:
Last but not least, we visit the small picturesque town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. This city was founded in 1528 and the majority of the population is Kaqchikel. One of Guatemala’s most well-known exports is traditional textiles, woven by Maya women, many who learn the craft from a very young age.  As far as textiles go, the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes (translated as San Antonio Hot Springs) has the best reputation for quality textiles. We will visit the textile co-operative market here where you will be able to view the Mayan women using a back strap loom to weave traditional patterns. You will also have the opportunity to shop and buy any gifts from this market that you would like, which additionally supports the local Mayan women’s Co-Operative. The handicrafts market also has a small museum that has traditional dresses on display of most major regions in Guatemala, and is very much worth a visit. The tour ends in the jade factory, where you can learn about the different types of jade and the history of jade in Guatemala and understand how long it takes to make just one piece. To the ancient Maya, jade represented things like maize (corn), the wind, breath and the soul. They made jade into belts, nose decorations, mosaic masks, tooth inserts, beads and ear spools (a kind of earring that looks like a spool). They also worked jade into “celts” – a kind of axe-head. As for decoration, designs representing flowers were popular for jade jewelry. The jade is cut and polished in the factory by local Guatemalan workers who follow the carving traditions of their ancestors.

INFORMATION

Availability:

Every day.

Departure times:

08:00 Hrs / 14:00 Hrs

Departure point:

Your hotel / Address

Duration:

4 hours

Price:

45 USD p.p.

Included:

Spanish, English -Speaking guide

What to bring:

comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal items, camera, some extra money

  • Indigenous Villages Tour

    $55.00

    We will pay a visit to three interesting villages (pueblos) around Antigua.

    San Juan del Obispo:
    Our first stop will be San Juan del Obispo, on the slopes of Volcano Agua. Here we will visit the temple, monastery and square of the first bishop of Guatemala, Francisco Marroquin. The village is famous for holding one of the first Catholic churches in Guatemala. Francisco Marroquin resided in San Juan del Obispo and still appears on our Q100 bill. San Juan del Obispo is a haven for artisans and is home to Guatemala’s best chocolatiers. For this reason, around Antigua, you will often see chocolate sold from San Juan del Obispo. We recommend supporting the local community during your visit to San Juan by purchasing the chocolate whilst there, which can also be considerably cheaper. Also, San Juan is known for a fruit called “nispero”, which comes in season in late October and November. In November an annual Festival del Nispero is held at the town’s main plaza to celebrate the start of the season. The festival lasts 2 days and is well worth a visit. Expect to see lively music, craftsman selling their wares from metals and woods, chocolates and Nispero wine.

    Ciudad Vieja:
    Seven kilometers southwest of Antigua along the Escuintla road is Ciudad Vieja (Old City), near the site of the first capital of the Captaincy General of Guatemala. Founded in 1527, it met its demise 14 years later when Volcano Agua let loose a flood of water that had been penned up in its crater. The water deluged the town with tons of rock and mud, leaving only the ruins of La Concepción church. We will unfold to you the history of this town, which was the second city founded by Spanish in Guatemala. We will also visit the organic macadamia farm where you will learn about the many medical functions of the macadamia nut.

    San Antonio Aguas Calientes:
    Last but not least, we visit the small picturesque town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. This city was founded in 1528 and the majority of the population is Kaqchikel. One of Guatemala’s most well-known exports is traditional textiles, woven by Maya women, many who learn the craft from a very young age.  As far as textiles go, the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes (translated as San Antonio Hot Springs) has the best reputation for quality textiles. We will visit the textile co-operative market here where you will be able to view the Mayan women using a back strap loom to weave traditional patterns. You will also have the opportunity to shop and buy any gifts from this market that you would like, which additionally supports the local Mayan women’s Co-Operative. The handicrafts market also has a small museum that has traditional dresses on display of most major regions in Guatemala, and is very much worth a visit. The tour ends in the jade factory, where you can learn about the different types of jade and the history of jade in Guatemala and understand how long it takes to make just one piece. To the ancient Maya, jade represented things like maize (corn), the wind, breath and the soul. They made jade into belts, nose decorations, mosaic masks, tooth inserts, beads and ear spools (a kind of earring that looks like a spool). They also worked jade into “celts” – a kind of axe-head. As for decoration, designs representing flowers were popular for jade jewelry. The jade is cut and polished in the factory by local Guatemalan workers who follow the carving traditions of their ancestors.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day.
    Departure times: 08:00 Hrs / 14:00 PM
    Departure point: yout hotel / Address
    Duration: 4 hours
    Price: 55 USD p.p.
    Included: Spanish, English -Speaking guide
    What to bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal items, camera, some extra money

Cultural Walking Tour Antigua Guatemala

Antrigua-Guatemala-1
Cultural-tour
tour-cultural

Description:
Walk around in this wonderful city and learn about the Guatemalan history during colonial times. We start the tour with the Cathedral that was built in 1680 and with the fountain on the main square, where we explain the history of the city by means of surrounding examples of colonial architecture. Next we visit the San Francisco el Grande Church which was built in 1702. It is one of the best-preserved churches in Antigua and the resting place of the first saint in Central-America, Hermano Pedro. We then walk to the beautiful baroque church of Nuestra Señora de la Merced, one of Antigua’s most beautiful colonial style churches. This building was finished in 1767. On the left side of the church, there is a convent which is open to the public for a small fee. The tour ends in a jade factory, where you can learn about the different types of jade, the history of jade in Guatemala and understand how long it takes to make just one piece. To the ancient Maya, jade represented things like maize (corn), the wind, breath and the soul. They made jade into belts, nose decorations, mosaic masks, tooth inserts, beads and ear spools (a kind of earring that looks like a spool). They also worked jade into “celts” – a kind of axe-head. As for decoration, designs representing flowers were popular for jade jewelry. The jade is cut and polished in the factory by local Guatemalan workers who follow the carving traditions of their ancestors.

INFORMATION

Availability:

Every day.

Departure times:

08:00 Hrs

Departure point:

Your hotel / Address

Duration:

3 hours

Price:

25 USD p.p.

Included:

Spanish-Speaking guide

What to bring:

comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal items, camera, some extra money

  • Cultural Walking Tour Antigua Guatemala

    $25.00

    Description:
    Walk around in this wonderful city and learn about the Guatemalan history during colonial times. We start the tour with the Cathedral that was built in 1680 and with the fountain on the main square, where we explain the history of the city by means of surrounding examples of colonial architecture. Next we visit the San Francisco el Grande Church which was built in 1702. It is one of the best-preserved churches in Antigua and the resting place of the first saint in Central-America, Hermano Pedro. We then walk to the beautiful baroque church of Nuestra Señora de la Merced, one of Antigua’s most beautiful colonial style churches. This building was finished in 1767. On the left side of the church, there is a convent which is open to the public for a small fee. The tour ends in a jade factory, where you can learn about the different types of jade, the history of jade in Guatemala and understand how long it takes to make just one piece. To the ancient Maya, jade represented things like maize (corn), the wind, breath and the soul. They made jade into belts, nose decorations, mosaic masks, tooth inserts, beads and ear spools (a kind of earring that looks like a spool). They also worked jade into “celts” – a kind of axe-head. As for decoration, designs representing flowers were popular for jade jewelry. The jade is cut and polished in the factory by local Guatemalan workers who follow the carving traditions of their ancestors.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day.
    Departure times: 09:30 Hrs / 14:00 PM
    Departure point: yout hotel / Address
    Duration: 3 hours
    Price: 25 USD p.p.
    Included: Spanish-Speaking guide
    What to bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal items, camera, some extra money

Tour in Mulas (1 hour)

Description:
This one-hour stroll is an entertaining tour of La Alameda Doña Elisa, covering the winding paths between coffee plantations and the shady trees of the “La Gravilea” coffee.

Following these trails you will come to an idyllic area located on the slopes of a mountain known as “Sheet”. The tour ends with a cup of the best coffee in the world produced at Finca Filadelfia, the Old Genuine, in the preparation of your choice: American or espresso.

Hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 4:00 PM. $ 25.00 Rate

INFORMATION

Availability:

Monday to saturday

Departure times:

From 09:00 Hrs to 14:00 Hrs

Departure point:

Duration:

Price:

Included:

What to bring:

  • Indigenous Villages Tour

    $55.00

    We will pay a visit to three interesting villages (pueblos) around Antigua.

    San Juan del Obispo:
    Our first stop will be San Juan del Obispo, on the slopes of Volcano Agua. Here we will visit the temple, monastery and square of the first bishop of Guatemala, Francisco Marroquin. The village is famous for holding one of the first Catholic churches in Guatemala. Francisco Marroquin resided in San Juan del Obispo and still appears on our Q100 bill. San Juan del Obispo is a haven for artisans and is home to Guatemala’s best chocolatiers. For this reason, around Antigua, you will often see chocolate sold from San Juan del Obispo. We recommend supporting the local community during your visit to San Juan by purchasing the chocolate whilst there, which can also be considerably cheaper. Also, San Juan is known for a fruit called “nispero”, which comes in season in late October and November. In November an annual Festival del Nispero is held at the town’s main plaza to celebrate the start of the season. The festival lasts 2 days and is well worth a visit. Expect to see lively music, craftsman selling their wares from metals and woods, chocolates and Nispero wine.

    Ciudad Vieja:
    Seven kilometers southwest of Antigua along the Escuintla road is Ciudad Vieja (Old City), near the site of the first capital of the Captaincy General of Guatemala. Founded in 1527, it met its demise 14 years later when Volcano Agua let loose a flood of water that had been penned up in its crater. The water deluged the town with tons of rock and mud, leaving only the ruins of La Concepción church. We will unfold to you the history of this town, which was the second city founded by Spanish in Guatemala. We will also visit the organic macadamia farm where you will learn about the many medical functions of the macadamia nut.

    San Antonio Aguas Calientes:
    Last but not least, we visit the small picturesque town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. This city was founded in 1528 and the majority of the population is Kaqchikel. One of Guatemala’s most well-known exports is traditional textiles, woven by Maya women, many who learn the craft from a very young age.  As far as textiles go, the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes (translated as San Antonio Hot Springs) has the best reputation for quality textiles. We will visit the textile co-operative market here where you will be able to view the Mayan women using a back strap loom to weave traditional patterns. You will also have the opportunity to shop and buy any gifts from this market that you would like, which additionally supports the local Mayan women’s Co-Operative. The handicrafts market also has a small museum that has traditional dresses on display of most major regions in Guatemala, and is very much worth a visit. The tour ends in the jade factory, where you can learn about the different types of jade and the history of jade in Guatemala and understand how long it takes to make just one piece. To the ancient Maya, jade represented things like maize (corn), the wind, breath and the soul. They made jade into belts, nose decorations, mosaic masks, tooth inserts, beads and ear spools (a kind of earring that looks like a spool). They also worked jade into “celts” – a kind of axe-head. As for decoration, designs representing flowers were popular for jade jewelry. The jade is cut and polished in the factory by local Guatemalan workers who follow the carving traditions of their ancestors.

    INFORMATION:

    Availability: Every day.
    Departure times: 08:00 Hrs / 14:00 PM
    Departure point: yout hotel / Address
    Duration: 4 hours
    Price: 55 USD p.p.
    Included: Spanish, English -Speaking guide
    What to bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal items, camera, some extra money

One day tours:

Iximche ruins tour and surrounding towns

iximche-antigua

Description:
First you will visit the post-classic Mayan City of Iximche, in Tecpan, Chimaltenango.

The site’s name derives from the Mayan name of the Ramon tree (Brosimum alicastrum), from the words ixim and che, meaning literally “maize tree” This was the first city invaded and conquered by the Spanish and it was here that they formed the first capital of Guatemala.
However, they had to abandon the city due to constant attacks from the Kakchiquel people. When the Spanish left the city they burned it down, but the Iximche ruins remained. Iximche is a small archaeological site and in 1960 the ruins of Iximche were declared a National Monument. The majority of visitors in Iximche are indigenous Mayan people. Modern Aj q’ijab’ (Maya priests often referred to as ‘Daykeepers’ in English) arrive at Iximche from all over the Guatemalan Highlands to perform sacred Mayan fire ceremonies at Iximche. These often take place behind the ruins, in a ceremonial area. If you do have the opportunity to witness a sacred Maya ceremony whilst visiting Ixmiche Ruins, we ask you to keep a respectful and polite distance and ask before taking any photos.  Tourist facilities at the site include visitor parking, a small museum, a picnic area and a football field. The museum is open on a daily basis and displays a number of artefacts recovered from the ruins.

  • SAN ANDRÉS ITZAPA
    San Andrés Itzapa (Itzapa means flint) is an ancient town. The Spanish named the area “Itzapa y de San Andrés” in honor of their patron saint, the apostle San Andrés (Saint Andrew). The Spanish also called the area “Valle del Durazno” (Valley of the Peaches), as the prickly pears common in this area resembled the orchards of home. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the one of the altars of Maximon, San Simon or  Ri Laj Mam as he is also affectionately known. A Native American saint who originated from the Mayan Tzutujil tribe in Santiago Atitlan Guatemala, and is now known throughout the world. Maximom is known by worshippers for divine intervention and performing miracles, wherever help is needed. Inside, the walls of the altar are covered with hundreds of plaques and ‘thank you’s’ from all over Guatemala and Central America, thanking San Simón for his help. Indigenous Mayas and Guatemalans visit Maximón to pray, ask for petitions and pay offerings to ask for assistance in all areas of their lives. Offerings are made in the forms of candles, cigars, and other items. Many devotees offer San Simon one of the cigars he loved so much and drink a toast to his effigy. There is also a small shop just outside the altar, should you wish to purchase candles, cigars and more to make an offering to San Simon. Every year on the 28th of October, the feast day of San Simon, thousands of pilgrims from all over Guatemala and even neighboring countries such as Mexico meet in San Andres Itzapa and other San Simon altars across Guatemala, such as Santiago Atitlan and Zunil, to celebrate and thank San Simon. With the marimba, alcoholic drinks, and dancing the atmosphere becomes very festive.
  • SAN JUAN COMALAPA
    San Juan Comalapa is sometimes called the “Florence of America”, because of the many Kaqchiquel painters living there. It is also the birthplace of Raphael Alvarez Ovalle, who composed Guatemala’s national anthem. The painting tradition started in the 1930s, when Kaqchiquel painter Andres Curruchich (1891–1969) started painting with oil. His creativity was noted by many and soon he found himself showing his art in the United States and achieving international success. Because of his success, Curruchiche decided to teach the new generations his form of painting. Today there are some 500 painters in San Juan Comalapa, and the majority of them still use the techniques of Curruchiche. These painters are dedicated to paint the customs, life experiences and traditions of the Indian towns. On entering San Juan Comalapa you will see walls enclosing the school and the cemetery. On these walls the people of San Juan have painted large murals telling the story of the town and its citizens. When observing them, one realizes a couple of things: the great misfortunes they have suffered in the past decades and, most of all, the artists’ great talents. The mural depicts major events in the history of Guatemala including the Maya creation story, the Spanish conquest and more recently Guatemala’s civil war. Two blocks from San Juan’s central park you will find the House of Culture, also known as the museum Rafael Alvarez Ovalle. The new construction, inaugurated in 1984, harbors the personal objects of the author of the Guatemala national anthem.

INFORMATION:

Availability:
Every day

Departure times:

08:00 am

Departure point:

Your hotel or homestay

Duration:

5 hours

Price:

75 USD p.p., minimum of two people

Included:

Competent guide, fee for the ruinsNot included entrance fees to the sites

What to Bring:

comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

  • Iximche ruins tour and surrounding towns

    $75.00

    Iximche ruins tour and surrounding towns

     

    First you will visit the post-classic Mayan City of Iximche, in Tecpan, Chimaltenango.

    The site’s name derives from the Mayan name of the Ramon tree (Brosimum alicastrum), from the words ixim and che, meaning literally “maize tree” This was the first city invaded and conquered by the Spanish and it was here that they formed the first capital of Guatemala.

    However, they had to abandon the city due to constant attacks from the Kakchiquel people. When the Spanish left the city they burned it down, but the Iximche ruins remained. Iximche is a small archaeological site and in 1960 the ruins of Iximche were declared a National Monument. The majority of visitors in Iximche are indigenous Mayan people. Modern Aj q’ijab’ (Maya priests often referred to as ‘Daykeepers’ in English) arrive at Iximche from all over the Guatemalan Highlands to perform sacred Mayan fire ceremonies at Iximche. These often take place behind the ruins, in a ceremonial area. If you do have the opportunity to witness a sacred Maya ceremony whilst visiting Ixmiche Ruins, we ask you to keep a respectful and polite distance and ask before taking any photos.  Tourist facilities at the site include visitor parking, a small museum, a picnic area and a football field. The museum is open on a daily basis and displays a number of artefacts recovered from the ruins.

     

    SAN ANDRÉS ITZAPA

    San Andrés Itzapa (Itzapa means flint) is an ancient town. The Spanish named the area “Itzapa y de San Andrés” in honor of their patron saint, the apostle San Andrés (Saint Andrew). The Spanish also called the area “Valle del Durazno” (Valley of the Peaches), as the prickly pears common in this area resembled the orchards of home. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the one of the altars of Maximon, San Simon or  Ri Laj Mam as he is also affectionately known. A Native American saint who originated from the Mayan Tzutujil tribe in Santiago Atitlan Guatemala, and is now known throughout the world. Maximom is known by worshippers for divine intervention and performing miracles, wherever help is needed. Inside, the walls of the altar are covered with hundreds of plaques and ‘thank you’s’ from all over Guatemala and Central America, thanking San Simón for his help. Indigenous Mayas and Guatemalans visit Maximón to pray, ask for petitions and pay offerings to ask for assistance in all areas of their lives. Offerings are made in the forms of candles, cigars, and other items. Many devotees offer San Simon one of the cigars he loved so much and drink a toast to his effigy. There is also a small shop just outside the altar, should you wish to purchase candles, cigars and more to make an offering to San Simon. Every year on the 28th of October, the feast day of San Simon, thousands of pilgrims from all over Guatemala and even neighboring countries such as Mexico meet in San Andres Itzapa and other San Simon altars across Guatemala, such as Santiago Atitlan and Zunil, to celebrate and thank San Simon. With the marimba, alcoholic drinks, and dancing the atmosphere becomes very festive.

     

    SAN JUAN COMALAPA

    San Juan Comalapa is sometimes called the “Florence of America”, because of the many Kaqchiquel painters living there. It is also the birthplace of Raphael Alvarez Ovalle, who composed Guatemala’s national anthem. The painting tradition started in the 1930s, when Kaqchiquel painter Andres Curruchich (1891–1969) started painting with oil. His creativity was noted by many and soon he found himself showing his art in the United States and achieving international success. Because of his success, Curruchiche decided to teach the new generations his form of painting. Today there are some 500 painters in San Juan Comalapa, and the majority of them still use the techniques of Curruchiche. These painters are dedicated to paint the customs, life experiences and traditions of the Indian towns. On entering San Juan Comalapa you will see walls enclosing the school and the cemetery. On these walls the people of San Juan have painted large murals telling the story of the town and its citizens. When observing them, one realizes a couple of things: the great misfortunes they have suffered in the past decades and, most of all, the artists’ great talents. The mural depicts major events in the history of Guatemala including the Maya creation story, the Spanish conquest and more recently Guatemala’s civil war. Two blocks from San Juan’s central park you will find the House of Culture, also known as the museum Rafael Alvarez Ovalle. The new construction, inaugurated in 1984, harbors the personal objects of the author of the Guatemala national anthem.

     

    Information

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 08:00 am
    Departure point: Your hotel or homestay
    Duration: 5 hours
    Price: 75 USD p.p., minimum of two people
    Included:

    Competent guide, fee for the ruins

     

    Not included entrance fees to the sites

     

    What to Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

     

Canopy Tours

canopy-tour

Description:
Enjoy a family adventure full of excitement as you fly through the skies on zip lines from tree to tree. We will visit an amazing canopy park in the mountains that surround Antigua, where you can spend a wonderful day with the family. Get the most out of Antigua on this bewildering canopy tour, have fun, and take in some of the best views in the area! You can chose between different options.

  • FOREST EXPRESS
    This package consists of 6 zip-lines of varying lengths and finishes with an assisted rappel down a tree of 40 feet (12 m) high.
  • FOREST TRAIL
    For those visitors who don’t want to participate in zip lining but are eager to see their friends and relatives fly along the zip lines, this is the right choice. You can jump on one of our trucks that are especially adapted for safe transportation, a Unimog Mercedes truck, and enjoy the amazing views. During this ride, you will pass a coffee plantation and smell the wonderful aroma of coffee beans. Travelers interested in hiking through the forest to the zip lines can be dropped off early and led down a forested trail. You’ll cross over hanging bridges and walk along a path through dense foliage.
  • CANYON EXPRESS
    Designed for adventure seekers who enjoy the thrill of two mega zip lines over the Canyon, almost 1700 feet long each one at a height of 500 feet.

INFORMATION:

Availability:

Departure times:

Departure point:

Duration:

Price:

Included:

What to Bring:

  • Canopy tour Antigua

    $40.00$50.00

    Description:
    Enjoy a family adventure full of excitement as you fly through the skies on zip lines from tree to tree. We will visit an amazing canopy park in the mountains that surround Antigua, where you can spend a wonderful day with the family. Get the most out of Antigua on this bewildering canopy tour, have fun, and take in some of the best views in the area! You can chose between different options.

    • FOREST EXPRESS
      This package consists of 6 zip-lines of varying lengths and finishes with an assisted rappel down a tree of 40 feet (12 m) high.
    • FOREST TRAIL
      For those visitors who don’t want to participate in zip lining but are eager to see their friends and relatives fly along the zip lines, this is the right choice. You can jump on one of our trucks that are especially adapted for safe transportation, a Unimog Mercedes truck, and enjoy the amazing views. During this ride, you will pass a coffee plantation and smell the wonderful aroma of coffee beans. Travelers interested in hiking through the forest to the zip lines can be dropped off early and led down a forested trail. You’ll cross over hanging bridges and walk along a path through dense foliage.
    • CANYON EXPRESS
      Designed for adventure seekers who enjoy the thrill of two mega zip lines over the Canyon, almost 1700 feet long each one at a height of 500 feet.

    INFORMATION:

    Price:  50 USD for internationals – 40 USD nationals

Tour of Lake Atitlán in one day

atitlan
pana

Description:
Visit the most beautiful lake of the world and three surrounding villages in one day!

The tour starts 05:30 with a group transfer that takes you from Antigua to Panajachel. We arrive at Panajachel at 08:30, and at 09:15 we will depart de dock by boat to visit three villages around the lake.

The first town we visit is San Juan la Laguna, a very calm village with a Tzutujil population. Here you can find dozens of female-run weaving Co-Operatives, producing beautiful textiles according to time-honored methods passed down through generations, often using organic local cotton and natural dyes. You will also find delicious chocolate, natural and organic shampoo, soaps, other toiletries, as well as many beautiful paintings and art galleries. The best part of purchasing some of these natural products or local art is that profits are injected right back into the community, where it is most needed.

Our second stop is at San Pedro la Laguna, where you can enjoy a true Guatemalan coffee and learn about the whole process of altitude- and volcanic coffee. The coffees here developed are known for their clean sweetness and sparkling acidity, due to the combination of rich volcanic soil and good elevation. Atitlan’s soil is rich with organic matter; about 90% of coffee in Atitlan is cultivated along volcanic slopes that surround Lake Atitlan. After our little coffee break we will visit the local market and church of San Pedro.

At 12:30pm we have a one hour lunchbreak (lunch is not included), after which we continue our tour to Santiago Atitlán. Santiago Atitlán is the largest village surrounding the lake and counts with the largest Tzutuhil population. It is also home to one of the altars of Saint Maximon, San Simon or Ri Laj Mam, as he is affectionately known. Maximon is a Native American saint who originated from the Mayan Tzutujil tribe in Santiago Atitlan. Maximom is now know all over the world and attracts worshippers in need of divine intervention, miracles or simple aid in day-to-day problems. Help is given wherever needed, whether the request is a good or a bad one. After having paid a visit to Maximon, we will walk to the formidable parish church that was built by the Franciscans in the mid-16th century. We then go back to the dock, passing a street full of artisan shops where you can buy your last souvenirs.

Traveling from town to town, one can witness the changes between regions and villages (pueblos) by the patterned designs and styles of the women’s blouses and skirts. Each one is representative of an area or town. Even the men in some areas, such as Santiago Atitlan, still use their traditional clothing that includes special hats and knee-length pants decorated with birds.

At 15:00 pm we return to the pier in Panajachel and at 16:00 pm collective transfer will take you from Panajachel back to Antigua.

INFORMATION:

Availability:
Every day

Departure times:

05:30 Hrs

Departure point:

Your hotel in Antigua

Duration:

Full day

Price:

80 USD p.p.

Included:

All means of transportation, Spanish-speaking guide

What to Bring:

Comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera, some extra money

  • Tour of Lake Atitlán in one day

    $80.00

    Tour of Lake Atitlán in one day
    Visit the most beautiful lake of the world and three surrounding villages in one day!

    The tour starts 05:30 with a group transfer that takes you from Antigua to Panajachel. We arrive at Panajachel at 08:30, and at 09:15 we will depart de dock by boat to visit three villages around the lake.

    The first town we visit is San Juan la Laguna, a very calm village with a Tzutujil population. Here you can find dozens of female-run weaving Co-Operatives, producing beautiful textiles according to time-honored methods passed down through generations, often using organic local cotton and natural dyes. You will also find delicious chocolate, natural and organic shampoo, soaps, other toiletries, as well as many beautiful paintings and art galleries. The best part of purchasing some of these natural products or local art is that profits are injected right back into the community, where it is most needed.

    Our second stop is at San Pedro la Laguna, where you can enjoy a true Guatemalan coffee and learn about the whole process of altitude- and volcanic coffee. The coffees here developed are known for their clean sweetness and sparkling acidity, due to the combination of rich volcanic soil and good elevation. Atitlan’s soil is rich with organic matter; about 90% of coffee in Atitlan is cultivated along volcanic slopes that surround Lake Atitlan. After our little coffee break we will visit the local market and church of San Pedro.

    At 12:30pm we have a one hour lunchbreak (lunch is not included), after which we continue our tour to Santiago Atitlán. Santiago Atitlán is the largest village surrounding the lake and counts with the largest Tzutuhil population. It is also home to one of the altars of Saint Maximon, San Simon or Ri Laj Mam, as he is affectionately known. Maximon is a Native American saint who originated from the Mayan Tzutujil tribe in Santiago Atitlan. Maximom is now know all over the world and attracts worshippers in need of divine intervention, miracles or simple aid in day-to-day problems. Help is given wherever needed, whether the request is a good or a bad one. After having paid a visit to Maximon, we will walk to the formidable parish church that was built by the Franciscans in the mid-16th century. We then go back to the dock, passing a street full of artisan shops where you can buy your last souvenirs.

    Traveling from town to town, one can witness the changes between regions and villages (pueblos) by the patterned designs and styles of the women’s blouses and skirts. Each one is representative of an area or town. Even the men in some areas, such as Santiago Atitlan, still use their traditional clothing that includes special hats and knee-length pants decorated with birds.

    At 15:00 pm we return to the pier in Panajachel and at 16:00 pm collective transfer will take you from Panajachel back to Antigua.

     

    Information

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 05:30
    Departure point: Your hotel in Antigua
    Duration: Full day
    Price:

    80 USD p.p.

     

    Included: All means of transportation, Spanish-speaking guide

     

    What to Bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera, some extra money

Horseback Riding

Description:
There are many means of transportation, but there is nothing quite like taking a horseback ride while enjoying the beauty of nature. Accompany us to the oldest stables of Antigua and enjoy a scenic and unforgettable ride through the mountains and trails of Antigua Guatemala.
Established in 1989 and founded by English riders, Ravenscroft Stables have several years of experience in breeding and high standard training with horses. The rides take around 2 to 3 hours and lead us through the spectacular area around the town of San Juan del Obispo. Personally guided by the owners, this ride is designed by an experienced rider who can control the horse in all its steps. If you are a less experienced rider, slower pace instruction and suitable horses are also available.

Boots or half-chaps and helmets are provided by us at no additional charge.
The walks usually leave San Juan at 9:00 am, but you are expected at the stable at 8:30 am to have time to test the boots and the other equipment.
Arrival in the afternoon is at 3:00 pm.

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Cooking Tour

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Description:
Join us at this amazing and fun tour and, and learn about local Guatemalan culture and the range of delicious dishes we have by preparing a hearty Guatemalan meal! Come along, prepare, cook and eat your own dish all under the training and guidance of our excellent chefs.

Participation includes:

  • Preparation of main course
  • Rice
  • Tortillas
  • Dessert (this may be sweet potato or turkey)
  • 3 glasses of wine per person (red or white wine)
  • Drink (tris can be jamaican rose, horchata or pure water)
  • All ingredients and intruments to be used
  • Tasting of the prepared food
  • Certificate of participation

Time per prepared dish and tasting ranges from 2 to 2:30 hours. Schedules are: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

INFORMATION:

Availability:

Every day

Departure times:

10:00 Hrs / 16:00 Hrs

Departure point:

Duration:

2.30 hours

Price:

40 USD pp (Minimum of 2 persons)

Included:

  • Preparation of main course
  • Rice
  • Tortillas
  • Dessert (this may be sweet potato or turkey)
  • 3 glasses of wine per person (red or white wine)
  • Drink (tris can be jamaican rose, horchata or pure water)
  • All ingredients and intruments to be used
  • Tasting of the prepared food
  • Certificate of participation

What to Bring:

  • Cooking Tour

    $40.00

    Cooking Tour

    Join us at this amazing and fun tour and, and learn about local Guatemalan culture and the range of delicious dishes we have by preparing a hearty Guatemalan meal! Come along, prepare, cook and eat your own dish all under the training and guidance of our excellent chefs.

    Participation includes:
    Preparation of main course
    Rice
    Tortillas
    Dessert (This may be sweet potato or turkey)
    3 glasses of wine per person (Red or white wine)
    Drink (This can be Jamaican rose, horchata or pure water)
    All ingredients and instruments to be used
    Tasting of the prepared food.
    Certificate of participation

     

     

    Time per prepared dish and tasting ranges from 2 to 2:30 hours. Schedules are: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    We serve from Monday to Sunday.
    Our price per person is 40 USD pp (Minimum of 2 persons)

    English and Spanish speaking

Antigua Mountains Tour

Description:
This tour will take us up to the base of the “Volcan de Agua”, to the indigenous town of Santa Maria de Jesus with an altitude of 2,070mts above sea level.  We will enjoy a stroll around town and visit the local market at the town’s square. As we make our way back down to Antigua, we will cross the city and head over to El Hato, located on the opposite side of the valley.  Once in El Hato we take a short hike down to “Earth Lodge” or “Hobbitenango”, to enjoy the views, relax on the hammocks, and grab a snack. This Earth Lodge is famous for its resemblance to the under-hill houses of “Hobbits”, characters from the well-known Lord of the Rings books and films. Our last stop is down the mountain at “El Cerro de la Cruz”, where we can enjoy an aerial view of Antigua.

INFORMATION:

Availability:

Every day

Departure times:

09:30 Hrs or 14:30 Hrs

Departure point:

The Adrenalina Tours office in Antigua

Duration:

3 hours

Price:

80 USD p.p.

Included:

Transportation, Spanish-speaking guide

What to Bring:

Comfortable clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera, some extra money

  • Antigua Mountains Tour

    $80.00

    Antigua Mountains Tour  – Q540 P/P

    This tour will take us up to the base of the “Volcan de Agua”, to the indigenous town of Santa Maria de Jesus with an altitude of 2,070mts above sea level.  We will enjoy a stroll around town and visit the local market at the town’s square. As we make our way back down to Antigua, we will cross the city and head over to El Hato, located on the opposite side of the valley.  Once in El Hato we take a short hike down to “Earth Lodge” or “Hobbitenango”, to enjoy the views, relax on the hammocks, and grab a snack. This Earth Lodge is famous for its resemblance to the under-hill houses of “Hobbits”, characters from the well-known Lord of the Rings books and films. Our last stop is down the mountain at “El Cerro de la Cruz”, where we can enjoy an aerial view of Antigua.

     

     

    Information

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 09:30 am or 14:30 pm
    Departure point: The Adrenalina Tours office in Antigua
    Duration: 3 hours
    Price:

    80 USD p.p.

     

    Included: Transportation, Spanish-speaking guide,

     

    What to Bring: Comfortable clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera, some extra money

     

Antigua Sunset Tour

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Description:
The best activity you can do on a late afternoon in Antigua. This tour will take you to up to three mountain tops with incredible views, on your choice by ATVs, motorcycles, or scooters.
Our first stop is ¨Earth Lodge¨ or “Hobbitenango”, an eco-lodge located in the mountain village of El Hato. This Earth Lodge is famous for its resemblance to the under-hill houses of “Hobbits”, characters from the well-known Lord of the Rings books and films. After visiting this marvelous place we head down the mountain and stop at Antigua’s look­out point ¨El Cerro de la Cruz¨.  After seeing the aerial view of the colonial city of Antigua, we head to the middle of the valley to El Cerro de San Cristobal el Alto. Here we will find an organic local Garden-to-Table restaurant with an organic garden, avocado plantation, orchid green­house and the BEST VIEWS IN ANTIGUA. You can enjoy a coffee, snack, meal or beverage while watching the sunset over the mountains and see the lights of Antigua come to life. Once we are finished, we head back down the mountain at dusk and make our way back to our point of departure

INFORMATION:

Availability:

Every day

Departure times:

15:30 Hrs

Departure point:

The Adrenalina Tours office in Antigua

Duration:

3 hours

Price:

70 USD p.p.

Included:

Transportation, Spanish-speaking guide,

What to Bring:

Comfortable clothes, sunglasses, water, camera, some extra money

  • Antigua Sunset Tour

    $70.00

    Antigua Sunset Tour – Q450 P/P

    The best activity you can do on a late afternoon in Antigua. This tour will take you to up to three mountain tops with incredible views, on your choice by ATVs, motorcycles, or scooters.

    Our first stop is ¨Earth Lodge¨ or “Hobbitenango”, an eco-lodge located in the mountain village of El Hato. This Earth Lodge is famous for its resemblance to the under-hill houses of “Hobbits”, characters from the well-known Lord of the Rings books and films. After visiting this marvelous place we head down the mountain and stop at Antigua’s look­out point ¨El Cerro de la Cruz¨.  After seeing the aerial view of the colonial city of Antigua, we head to the middle of the valley to El Cerro de San Cristobal el Alto. Here we will find an organic local Garden-to-Table restaurant with an organic garden, avocado plantation, orchid green­house and the BEST VIEWS IN ANTIGUA. You can enjoy a coffee, snack, meal or beverage while watching the sunset over the mountains and see the lights of Antigua come to life. Once we are finished, we head back down the mountain at dusk and make our way back to our point of departure.

     

    Information

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 15:30 pm
    Departure point: The Adrenalina Tours office in Antigua
    Duration: 3 hours
    Price:

    70 USD p.p.

     

    Included: Transportation, Spanish-speaking guide,

     

    What to Bring: Comfortable clothes, sunglasses, water, camera, some extra money

“Antigua Villages Tour” on Motorcycle

Description:
This unique tour on motorcycle will take us on the highway to reach the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. We will visit the town square and the local textile market. From there we will visit the textile museum and see the traditional Mayan outfits of local villagers around Sacatepequez. On our way back we will pay a visit to Ciudad Vieja  (the first capital of Guatemala) and pass by the neighboring towns of San Miguel Escobar and San Pedro de las Huertas, until reaching the indigenous town of Santa Maria de Jesus at the base of the Agua volcano. We finish off the tour by visiting Earth Lodge or Hobbitenango at El Hato on the opposite end of the valley. This Earth Lodge is famous for its resemblance to the under-hill houses of “Hobbits”, characters from the well-known Lord of the Rings books and films. Once in El Hato we take a short hike down to “Earth Lodge” to enjoy the views, relax on the hammocks, and grab a snack. The last stop is down the mountain to “El Cerro de la Cruz” where we can get a birds-eye-view of Antigua

INFORMATION:

Availability:

Every day

Departure times:

09:30 am

Departure point:

The Adrenalina Tours office in Antigua

Duration:

4 to 5 hours

Price:

80 USD p.p.

Included:

Motorcycle and equipment, Spanish-speaking guide,

What to Bring:

Comfortable clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

  • “Antigua Villages Tour” on Motorcycle

    $80.00

    “Antigua Villages Tour” on Motorcycle – Q540 P/P Price Rack

    This unique tour on motorcycle will take us on the highway to reach the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. We will visit the town square and the local textile market. From there we will visit the textile museum and see the traditional Mayan outfits of local villagers around Sacatepequez. On our way back we will pay a visit to Ciudad Vieja  (the first capital of Guatemala) and pass by the neighboring towns of San Miguel Escobar and San Pedro de las Huertas, until reaching the indigenous town of Santa Maria de Jesus at the base of the Agua volcano. We finish off the tour by visiting Earth Lodge or Hobbitenango at El Hato on the opposite end of the valley. This Earth Lodge is famous for its resemblance to the under-hill houses of “Hobbits”, characters from the well-known Lord of the Rings books and films. Once in El Hato we take a short hike down to “Earth Lodge” to enjoy the views, relax on the hammocks, and grab a snack. The last stop is down the mountain to “El Cerro de la Cruz” where we can get a birds-eye-view of Antigua.

     

    Information

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 09:30 am
    Departure point: The Adrenalina Tours office in Antigua
    Duration: 4 to 5 hours
    Price:

    80 USD p.p.

     

    Included: Motorcycle and equipment, Spanish-speaking guide,

     

    What to Bring: Comfortable clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

     

Avocado tour

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Description:
“Family and Green Belly Avocado Plantations” is very happy to open the first Avocado Tour in Guatemala! They have been in the avocado business for over 16 years and have decided to open their farm to the public. They provide a unique experience teaching you all there is to know about this incredible fruit, from its cultivation at the plantation to the preparation of guacamole and other dishes. By visiting the farm, you will learn about the specific history, cultivation and distribution of the “avocado hass” at the plantation. We begin with a walk through the nursery, then we will see the baby avocado trees that grew out of the nursery, and witness its transplantation onto the plantation. We will finish our tour with an avocado tasting and you will learn how to prepare your own guacamole. The tour ends with 15 minutes free time, which you can enjoy in their cafe or in the garden and around the farm. A complementary smoothie is included!

INFORMATION:

Availability:
Every day

Departure times:

09:00 Hrs / 14:00 Hrs

Departure point:

Central Park

Duration:

3 hours

Price:

28 USD p.p., minimum of two persons

Included:

Transportation, tour, avocado tasting, small smoothie

What to Bring:

Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

  • Avocado tour

    $28.00

    Avocado tour

     

    “Family and Green Belly Avocado Plantations” is very happy to open the first Avocado Tour in Guatemala! They have been in the avocado business for over 16 years and have decided to open their farm to the public. They provide a unique experience teaching you all there is to know about this incredible fruit, from its cultivation at the plantation to the preparation of guacamole and other dishes. By visiting the farm, you will learn about the specific history, cultivation and distribution of the “avocado hass” at the plantation. We begin with a walk through the nursery, then we will see the baby avocado trees that grew out of the nursery, and witness its transplantation onto the plantation. We will finish our tour with an avocado tasting and you will learn how to prepare your own guacamole. The tour ends with 15 minutes free time, which you can enjoy in their cafe or in the garden and around the farm. A complementary smoothie is included!

     

    Information

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 09:00 am or 14:00 pm
    Departure point: Parque Central
    Duration: 3 hours
    Price:

    28 USD p.p., minimum of two persons

     

    Included: Transportation, tour, avocado tasting, small smoothie

     

    What to Bring: Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

Birdwatching Finca Filadelfia

Description:
Finca Filadelfia biomes are divided into shade-grown coffee forests, dry forests, pine-oak forests and cloud forests. The tour begins in the center of the Finca, where a trucks will take you to cloud forest. From there you will hike to the highest point of the mountain, known as La Rueda. You then descend the forest on wide and paved trails, through the dense natural forest vegetation where “aguacatillo” and oak predominate. In this area, we have seen endemic species to the region as Hummingbirds, Warblers, Trogons, Sparrows, Thrushes, etc. Going further, the most common and special birds to see are the Blue-throated Motmot, Bar-winged Oriole, Emerald Toucanet, Lesser Road Runner, Occelated Quail, Resplendent Quetzal, Black-throated Jay, Mottled Owl, etc. The pure, natural and safe environment makes this trip an extraordinary experience for birdwatchers, who in the past already have seen over 200 species of birds on this tour and mostly see up to 80 species in the time covered by the tour. Depending on the time of day, you may spot diurnal or nocturnal birds. The tour concludes at the bottom of the cloud forest, where you will be able to taste the best coffee in the world, Genuine Antigua, accompanied by some delicious champurradas.

INFORMATION:

Availability:
Every day

Departure times:

05:00 Hrs or 3:30 Hrs

Departure point:

Your hotel or homestay

Duration:

4 to 5 hours

Price:

50 USD p.p. for a group of 2-6 people

100 USD for 1 Person

Included:

Competent guide, transportation, coffee and bread

What to Bring:

comfortable and warm clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera

Tikal National Park

Description:
You will be picked up early at your hotel to take the just over 1 hour domestic flight to Flores Petén. On arrival, a member of our staff will pick you up and take you to a place where you can have breakfast (not included). From there we take you to the world famous UNESCO site of Tikal National Park, an UNESCO world cultural heritage site since 1979.
Tikal’s national park covers an area of 57,000 hectares and was an ancient Maya civilization’s complex dating back to 600 BC. There are over 3,000 separate buildings dating from 600 BC to AD 900, including temples, residences, religious monuments decorated with hieroglyphic inscriptions and tombs. Decades of archaeological work have uncovered most of the major buildings, although a good portion of the original city is still awaiting excavation. There are many pyramids, temples, and palaces waiting for you to be explored. Highlights include the Plaza of Seven Temples, the Palace at the Central Acropolis and the Lost World complex. Besides the fact that the ruins themselves are fascinating, the natural beauty of Tikal National Park and its surroundings will captivate you. The rainforests around Tikal are beautiful and home to many birds and animals, including parrots, toucans, and monkeys. In the tour you will visit the Complexes Q and R, the Temples IV and V, the Lost World and The Main Plaza with the Temples I and II and the Ruler´s Palace.  After the tour you will take lunch (included) inside the park. Then you will be taken to Mundo Maya Airport Flores for the return flight back to Guatemala City, where a member of our staff will be waiting for you and bring you back to Antigua Guatemala.

INFORMATION:

Availability:
Every day

Departure times:

04:00 am

Departure point:

Your hotel or homestay

Duration:

The whole day

Price:

420 USD p.p.

Included:

Competent guide, entrance fee, transportation from/to Flores, lunch (no drinks), domestic flight ticket, private shuttle from/to Antigua

What to Bring:

Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera, some extra money

  • Tikal National Park

    $420.00

    Tikal National Park

    You will be picked up early at your hotel to take the just over 1 hour domestic flight to Flores Petén. On arrival, a member of our staff will pick you up and take you to a place where you can have breakfast (not included). From there we take you to the world famous UNESCO site of Tikal National Park, an UNESCO world cultural heritage site since 1979.

    Tikal’s national park covers an area of 57,000 hectares and was an ancient Maya civilization’s complex dating back to 600 BC. There are over 3,000 separate buildings dating from 600 BC to AD 900, including temples, residences, religious monuments decorated with hieroglyphic inscriptions and tombs. Decades of archaeological work have uncovered most of the major buildings, although a good portion of the original city is still awaiting excavation. There are many pyramids, temples, and palaces waiting for you to be explored. Highlights include the Plaza of Seven Temples, the Palace at the Central Acropolis and the Lost World complex. Besides the fact that the ruins themselves are fascinating, the natural beauty of Tikal National Park and its surroundings will captivate you. The rainforests around Tikal are beautiful and home to many birds and animals, including parrots, toucans, and monkeys. In the tour you will visit the Complexes Q and R, the Temples IV and V, the Lost World and The Main Plaza with the Temples I and II and the Ruler´s Palace.  After the tour you will take lunch (included) inside the park. Then you will be taken to Mundo Maya Airport Flores for the return flight back to Guatemala City, where a member of our staff will be waiting for you and bring you back to Antigua Guatemala.

     

    Information

    Availability: Every day
    Departure times: 04:00 am
    Departure point: Your hotel or homestay
    Duration: The whole day
    Price:

    420 USD p.p.

    This tour is also available First Class or by Luxury Bus

    Included:

    Competent guide, entrance fee, transportation from/to Flores, lunch (no drinks), domestic flight ticket, private shuttle from/to Antigua

     

    Not included tax at the Mundo Maya Airport Q20

     

    What to Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, camera, some extra money