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Antigua City Tour Full Day From Guatemala City

Product ID: 50693
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You will be picked up from your hotel to start a day full of history, beautiful landscapes, and walks on cobblestone streets. You will also enjoy an afternoon tour of the towns around Antigua and a macadamia farm.
About this activity
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

At Your Hotel In Guatemala City. Please contact the supplier at least 48 hours prior to your tour to confirm you pick-up.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Colonial City of Antigua, a UNESCO World Hertiage Site
  • Appreciate the wonderful landscape from Antigua Guatemala of the Agua Volcano
  • Enjoy of the colonial architecture of Antigua Guatemala
  • Appreciate the colorful textiles of San Antonio Aguas Calientes and learn the history of Ciudad Vieja
  • Learn about the Macadamia
Full description
Visit Antigua, Guatemala, a town where time stands still. Once the third largest city in all of Spanish Colonial America and for 200 years the capital of Guatemala, it is today a peaceful, beautiful and partially restored colonial city. Cobblestone streets wind through the city of majestic churches and monasteries.

You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City before transferring to Antigua Guatemala to meet your local guide and begin your soft walking of approximately 3 hours. During your tour, visit the La Merced Church of Guatemalan with its ultra-baroque style. This temple has two bell towers and on the facade of the church in its upper part is a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order. Here, you will also see the Santa Catalina Arch. This was built to connect the nuns between cloisters to avoid being seen due to the votes that the religious order took. After the earthquakes of 1773, the arch became important due to the alterations that were made. These alterations included the construction of a turret and the inclusion of a Lamy Amp Lacroix clock of French origin.

Next up on the tour is Central Park. Situated in the traditional grid pattern used frequently in urban planning in the Spanish colonies. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the General Captains, the Town Hall, the Cathedral of San Jose, and the Trade Portal. Here in the park, you will also find the Las Sirenas fountain. This fountain has a traditional folk story where the Count of La Gomera ordered the fountain to be built in memory of his daughters, who in giving birth did not want to breastfeed their children. The count then ordered his daughters to be tied to a trunk in the center of a waterhole, where they died of thirst and hunger.

You will continue your tour with a visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most iconic laundries in this city (only the big houses possessed laundry facilities). For this reason, most of the inhabitants (housewives) went to public laundries. This was inaugurated on February 3, 1853. You will then be given time for lunch (not included). 

Then, you will continue on your tour to visit the surrounding villages, San Antonio, and the town of Aguas Calientes. This town is characterized by its elaborate weavings made in waist looms by women of the community. In your visit to the market you can see how they make these textiles, and you will continue with a visit to Ciudad Vieja to learn about its history.

To end your tour, you will visit a Macadamia farm where you will learn about the cultivation of macadamia nuts, their agro-industrial process, and the reforestation project, before relaxing with a facial massage with macadamia oil.

At end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Guatemala City
Includes
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers from most Guatemala City hotels
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
• Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
• It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera
• Please contact the local supplier if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian-speaking guides are also available, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
• For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact the local supplier directly to arrange

From US$ 60 per person