No trip to Guatemala is complete without a visit to Tikal. Visit the Mayan Ruins with ease on a full-day tour from Antigua. All-inclusive land and air transportation makes it possible for you to experience the UNESCO listed ruins in a single day without feeling rushed. After a guided tour of the complex, enjoy lunch and free time to explore on your own.
Step onto the cobblestone-clad streets of colonial Antigua for this flexible-length walking tour. Stroll the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you visit top landmarks like the ‘Ayuntamiento’ (City Hall Palace), Palace of the Captain’s General, the main cathedral, and Santo Domingo, a well-known hotel and cultural center. A final stop at a local jade factory provides additional insight into Guatemala’s Mayan culture.
Discover the rich culture of the indigenous towns surrounding Lake Atitlan on a full-day trip from Antigua. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, take a tranquil boat ride to three distinctive villages located on the shores of Guatemala’s largest lake. Gaze at the mighty stature of the San Pedro volcano from the town of San Pedro la Laguna; observe the traditional craft of mat weaving in San Juan la Laguna; and absorb the lively atmosphere of Lake Atitlan’s largest town, Santiago Atitlan, during a guided tour. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel.
Expand your Antigua holiday to include a visit to the ruins of Iximche on a half-day, small-group tour. Skip the stress of public buses and relax in round-trip transportation from your hotel. Enjoy a detailed tour around the ruins of the former Mayan civilization, including its two ball courts and ceremonial plazas, with ample opportunity to ask questions. Afterwards, take time to explore on your own, then unwind during the return journey.
This tour, by Due South Travels, is a 2+ hour guided walking tour of Antigua, one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Our local guide will give you tons of great information, including the history of the city and its architecture, the geography, culture, and religion of historical and modern day Guatemala.
During the tour we will visit and discuss Antigua's significant landmarks. We will talk about the volcanoes and earthquakes Guatemala has experienced, the Mayan ethnic groups, the Spanish invasion, and modern day life here.
We are different from the four hour walking tours offered in town because we don't take you shopping (too much pressure!), however, our local guides would love to bring you AFTER the tour if you'd like a thorough explanation of jade or if you're interested in bargaining for some beautiful handicrafts. You'll also receive plenty of other suggestions for things to do in and around town.
Benefit from the insights of your guide on a 3-hour walking tour of Antigua that delves into the city’s history and culture. See architectural landmarks, museums, and the Catedral de San Jose as your guide shares details about their importance and restoration. Bring your camera for great photo ops as you learn about Guatemala in history and today.
The Guatemala City Tour by a native travel guide is the safest way to know the city. Our travel guide drive you around all the highlights and historical points of the city, with a nice and comfortable vehicle. Your safety is our greatest concern.
Immerse in the mystical Mayan civilization with a visit to The Archeological Museum with a unique explanation of all the magical pieces that conforms the History of Guatemala. Then we drive around the city most famous streets and zones only to stop in the Historical Center of Guatemala City, for a three-hour visit to the Market, Main Cathedral, The National Palace, Plaza la Constitution, the 6th avenue and more.
Do you want to learn more about the real culture of the surrounding villages of Antigua Guatemala?
This is the perfect opportunity to really see the local towns and to have a one-to-one experience. The tour has culture, beverages tasting and the chance to know great local people and learn about their colorful costumes.
We are sure you will enjoy this tour.
Visit several Antigua highlights in one convenient walking tour, ideal for first-time visitors or those with limited time in the region. There’s no need to worry about getting lost or overlooking lesser-known spots, as your guide will escort you from point to point, providing context for each attraction along the way.
Journey from Antigua to explore the fascinating market at Chichicastenango plus the town of Panjachel, along the shores of Lake Atitlán, on this 9-hour day trip. Take time to browse the ceramics and woodcrafts at the famous open-air market of Chichicastenango before visiting the city’s religious structures, Iglesia de Santo Tomas and Calvary Church. Then head to Panjachel, where you’ll take in views of Lake Atitlán as you explore the town’s main thoroughfare, Santander Street. Your trip also includes a guide and round-trip transportation from your hotel in Antigua.
Located in the central highlands of Guatemala, this famous ancient city was once the capital of this diverse and colorful nation. Spend the day exploring the historic streets of this picturesque city and get an up-close look at the ruins of colonial churches and Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture. Your friendly, professional guide will unlock the history, culture and traditions of this popular destination and take you to all the top Antigua landmarks.
Discover the best spots to make photos of Antigua’s landmarks and people during a 2-hour photography tour led by a photographer-guide. Your guide shares tips and techniques for improving your street photography skills, and takes you to scenic locations that many visitors miss. Your tour includes entrance ticket to the Centro de Formacion de la Cooperacion Espanola, and an itinerary can be tailored to the group's interests.
The Guatemala City Tour by a native tour guide is the safest way to know the city. Our tour guide drives you
around all the highlights and historical points of the city, with a nice and comfortable vehicle.
Immerse in the mystical Mayan civilization with a visit to The Archaeological Museum with a unique explanation of all the magical pieces that conform the History of Guatemala. Then we drive around the city most famous streets and zones only to stop in the Historical Center of Guatemala City, for a two-hour visit to the Market, Main Cathedral, The National Palace, Constitution Plaza and the 6th avenue.
This tour, by Due South Travels, is a unique offering as we have established relationships with specific artisans that work out of their homes.
Our first stop brings you to a village established in the 1530s. We will be welcomed into the home of an artisan who has worked with jade for over 40 years. After learning about the sourcing and history of jade in Guatemala, you will be able to select your own jade stone and polish it into a small take-away charm.
On our second stop, you will meet an artisan who has worked with leather since he was a young boy. He can make the most beautiful pair of handmade leather boots you've ever seen! Learn about the process of boot making from start to finish.
Last, we will enjoy a light, local lunch. Our weavers will give a backstrap loom demonstration and you will be guided through a collection of beautiful, authentic examples of traditional Guatemalan dress. This tour is educational, fun, and a client favorite, especially if you like to shop!
A unique experience where we will visit ancient and majestic churches. Not only will history be discussed, but also real life and some of the fascinating activities that provide income to the inhabitants of these villages.
Our adventure starts at 7:00 am with our team picking you up at your hotel. The transportation service included in this tour is private, exclusively for you and your companion or group. All our vehicles are recent models with A/C, reclinable seats and cooler on board. The guide will accompany you along the tour and will share the history and secrets of these fascinating destinations.
The detailed itinerary goes as follows:
07:00 am - Antigua hotel pick up
09:30 am - Arrival at Chichicastenango and tour at the village visiting the following places: Market, churches and typical stores
12:30 pm - Tour ending and free time to have lunch (meal not included in price)
02:00 pm - Transfer from Chichicastenango to Iximche
03:30 pm - Arrival at Mayan ruins and tour
05:00 pm - Transfer from Iximche to Antigua Guatemala
06:30 pm - Arrival at Antigua
Combine a sightseeing trip to stunning Lake Atitlan with a visit to the lake’s idyllic indigenous villages on this 10-hour private tour from Antigua. Pass through a landscape of quaint mountain villages, pine forests and highland lakes on your way to the town of Panjachel on the shores of Lake Atitlan. After a private boat ride across this gorgeous body of water, you’ll explore Santiago Atitlan, soaking up its rich indigenous culture and fascinating Mayan traditions. This private Santiago Atitlan and Lake Atitlan excursion includes a private guide and vehicle plus round-trip hotel transport.
Explore Antigua on a half-day tour that combines sightseeing with tastings of local food specialties. Your guide starts with a walking tour of landmarks such as Central Park, City Hall, and important churches, then continues to the vibrant local market. Learn about native foods in Mesoamerica, watch women making fresh corn tortillas, and stop at a restaurant for samples of typical Guatemalan treats.
Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during this full-day visit to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Antigua. Start by checking out the colonial architecture and sprawling market of Chichicastenango, where vendors hawk everything from colorful handicrafts to candles, food and machetes. You’ll then have a chance to explore the picturesque town of Panjachel on the volcano-rimmed shores of Lake Atitlan. Your Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan trip includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
Shop until you drop amidst the unique artisanal products of Guatemala during this 8-hour retail trip to Guatemala City’s markets and malls from Antigua. Discover the incredible range of colorful textiles, ceramics, leather goods and carvings on offer at Guatemala City’s Central Market, before heading to the high-end Oakland Mall to browse its exclusive range of boutiques. After a break for lunch (own expense) you’ll explore Paseo Cayalá, another unique shopping complex with a coffee shop and fun activities. A driver-guide and round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned minivan is covered.
Guatemala has a rich culinary history and culture. Join us on a gastronomic tour to learn about - and try! - typical foods found here. While enjoying local cuisine around Antigua with a local guide, we will discuss local ingredients, traditional dishes and Guatemala's culinary history. Walking around Antigua, you'll also take in the city's beautiful architecture and learn about daily life here.
Travel deep into the mountains above mystical Lake Atitlan as you spend the day exploring the indigenous traditions and daily life in the region’s small villages. Get a true local’s experience as you wander the range of goods for sale at Solola indigenous market, an authentic site few tourists ever see. In the afternoon enjoy fresh mountain air as you visit a local farming community, largely untouched by the modern world, and explore the gorgeous city of Panjachel. Your day trip also includes round-trip hotel transport.
Delight in the scenic splendor of Lake Atitlán, and the charming villages that surround it, on a full-day trip from Antigua. Travel to Guatemala’s western highlands to observe virtually unchanged Mayan traditions, and then sail on the glittering surface of Lake Atitlán. Absorb the vibrant colors of lakeside settlements, Panajachel and Santiago, and delve into the region’s rich history with your guide. Lunch and round-trip transport from your Guatemala City hotel are included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
Guatemala's vibrant and colorful market days have been celebrated for more than 4,000 years. Markets are the best opportunities to experience Guatemala's rich traditional Mayan culture in one location, each hosting splendid examples of traditional textiles, handicrafts, and an assortment of unique food. However, each market area hosts its own unique specialty. Chichicastenango, is one of the biggest markets in Guatemala with its endless tables of produce and special made masks made for The Dance of the Conquest. Visit Guatemala's must-see markets on an exclusive private tour with a passionate and professional guide devoted to giving you an experience-of-a-lifetime!