Antigua RECOMMENDATIONS See all

Top Day Trips from Antigua

By Viator, March 2018

4.5 6 Reviews | Add your review

The one-time colonial capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Antigua has plenty to keep travelers entertained, but the transport hub also makes a great base for discovering Guatemala’s top sights. Here are your options for day tours from Antigua.

Pacaya Volcano — 22 miles (36 km) southeast
Just south of Antigua, Pacaya Volcano is Guatemala’s most active volcano. Hikers can challenge themselves to climb its almost 8,000-foot (2,500-meter) summit, from where views span the neighboring Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango volcanoes, and the Calderas lagoon. Many tours combine a volcano hike with a post-hike bathe in the nearby Kawilal Hot Springs.

Iximché — 35 miles (55 km) northwest
The closest Maya site to Antigua is Iximché, and a walking tour of the archaeological complex unveils an array of striking temples and palaces. Half-day Iximché tours are often coupled with an Antigua city tour or a visit to the nearby market town of San Juan Comalapa.

Mixco Viejo — 44 miles (70 km) west
The Maya ruins of Mixco Viejo make an interesting day trip from Antigua. The one-time capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom still contains more than 120 impressively preserved structures, including ancient temples, pyramids, and palaces.

Lake Atitlan — 60 miles (95 km) west
In the shadows of the looming Atitlan Volcano, the glittering waters of Lake Atitlan (Lago de Atitlán) are one of the highlights of the Guatemalan highlands. Full-day tours to the lake often include a visit to the region’s picturesque villages along the way. Stop in the lively market towns of Chichicastenango or Santiago, shop for traditional handicrafts at Solola Market, or admire the natural wonders of the Panajachel cloud forest.

Copán — 196 miles (315 km) east
The ancient Maya city of Copán is one of Central America’s most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s possible to cross the border into Honduras on a day trip—albeit a 14-hour one—from Antigua. The seventh-century ruins offer a fascinating insight into the Maya Empire’s Yax Kuk Mo dynasty, including temples, underground tunnels, ball courts, stone sculptures, and altars. 

Tikal — 373 miles (600 km) northeast
In northern Guatemala, Tikal National Park is home to one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian civilization, in a stunning setting at the heart of the jungle. Day tours from Antigua are by plane, flying from Guatemala City to Flores, and include a guided tour of the magnificent UNESCO-listed Maya site.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch, Antigua, null
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Discover the beauty and ancient history of the Mayan ruins of Tikal on this air tour from Antigua! Enjoy a scenic flight to Tikal and spend the day exploring ...  Read more

Location: Antigua, Guatemala
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $369.99
Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch from Antigua, Antigua, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Pacaya Volcano Tour and Hot Springs with Lunch from Antigua

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Join this full day tour and climb one of Guatemala´s thirty-three volcanoes! Pacaya Volcano remains active offering a spectacular show for those who dare climb ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Acatenango Volcano Hike from Antigua, Antigua, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Acatenango Volcano Hike from Antigua

Located one hour from Antigua Guatemala, the Acatenango volcano is almost 4000 meters high. Hiking up you will get an amazing up close view of the very active ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua, Antigua, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Spend a day visiting Guatemala's most active volcanoes on this day trip from Antigua! See the impressive Pacaya Volcano up close as you hike through volcanic ...  Read more

Location: Antigua, Guatemala
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.05
Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua, Antigua, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Hike to Pacaya Volcano from Antigua

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Pacaya Volcano is the most active volcano in Guatemala. At 2,500 meters above the sea and its environment is formed by humid forest and rocks. It has ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.00
Lake Atitlan and Villages from Antigua, Antigua, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Lake Atitlan and Villages from Antigua

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Lake Atitlan is often called as "the most beautiful Lake in the World". Join us and take a tour around the most important towns that surround Lake ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: Flexible

From USD $75.00
Solola Market, Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages from Antigua, Antigua, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Solola Market, Panajachel Cloud Forest and Mayan Villages from Antigua

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

This full day trip takes you high into the mountains above Lake Atitlan and features the Solola market, Panajachel, small farms, and Mayan villages. Drive ...  Read more

Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $107.79
Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua, Antigua, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Lake Atitlan Off The Beaten Path: A Day Full of Adventure from Antigua

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Travel to Lake Atitlan and choose your options. High impact activities for those who are physically active or low impact activities for those who want to ...  Read more

Location: Antigua, Guatemala
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.75
Copán Day Trip from Antigua, Antigua, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Copán Day Trip from Antigua

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Copán, one of the most elaborate cities of the Mayan Empire, on this full-day trip from Antigua. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Antigua, Guatemala
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $188.99
Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Antigua, Antigua, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : false ESSENTIAL : ADMISSION :

Chichicastenango and Panajachel Day Trip from Antigua

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Visit the towns of Panajachel and Chichicastenango on this day trip from Antigua. In Chichiscastenango, discover its main attraction, the local open-air ...  Read more

Location: Antigua, Guatemala
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message