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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch

Experience one of the ancient world’s most incredible archaeological sites at Tikal, a celebrated Mayan city deep in the Guatemalan jungle, on this convenient 10-hour trip by air from Antigua. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Guatemalan jungle on your flight to this UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mayan site, spending the day exploring this incredible city’s steep temples and beautiful plazas with the help of your guide. Your day trip from Antigua to Tikal also includes round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel, lunch, and all entrance fees.
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  • 16 hours
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  • 16 hours

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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Take a tour from Guatemala City that showcases the mix of Spanish and Mayan traditions that have influenced this incredible nation. Journey into the Iximche ruins—one of Guatemala’s most famous archeological sites—and then make your way to the iconic Spanish colonial town of Antigua. Follow your expert guide to all of the local sites, including churches, plazas and shops—before making your way back to Guatemala City after this exciting day trip.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Overnight Tours

Tikal and Yaxha Overnight Trip by Air from Guatemala City

Make the most of your travel time and get an up close look at the history and culture of the ancient Mayan world on this Tikal and Yaxha overnight trip by air from Guatemala City. You’ll venture into the jungle with your expert local guide during this 2-day adventure that includes stops at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal National Park and the Mayan ceremonial site of Yaxha. Enjoy sunning views, ancient history and incredible insights as you savor delicious meals and experience the convenience of round-trip airfare to and from Guatemala City on this memorable tour of Mayan ruins.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

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2 Day Tour: Chichicastenango Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during a 2-day visit to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Antigua. Immerse yourself in the fascinating market found in Chichicastenango, where vendors hawk everything from colorful handicrafts to candles, medicinal plants, food and machetes. You’ll then spend the night in the picturesque town of Panjachel on Lake Atitlan (accommodations at your own expense) before enjoying a scenic boat tour of the lake and visit to the village of Santiago Atitlan the next day. Your Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan trip includes a guide, round-trip hotel transport and lake cruise.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Full-day Tours

Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City

Discover the lively highland culture and beautiful scenery of Guatemala during this 12-hour visit to Chichicastenango and Lake Atitlan from Guatemala City. 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, optional lunch upgrade and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Day Trips

Copán Day Trip from Guatemala City

This Copan day trip from Guatemala City takes travelers back in time on a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of the Mayan Empire. Your full-day journey from the nation’s capital city includes comfortable coach transportation to Honduras and a guided tour of the ruins. Gain a deeper understanding of the Tax Kuk Mo dynasty as you explore the temples and monuments and take a closer look at the hieroglyphics that decorate the site.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Cultural Tours

Antigua Guatemala City Tour

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.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Cultural Tours

La Antigua Cultural walking tour from Puerto Quetzal

Maximize your limited time on dry land with a private sightseeing tour of Antigua.  Meet your guide at Port Quetzal and then hop on your private air-conditioned transportation to the city.  Along the way, take in the natural beauty of Guatemala. The day continues with a tour around the UNESCO listed city center of Antigua. Finally, unwind as your van returns you to your cruise ship
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Antigua Walking Tour

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, including the ruins of the main cathedral. 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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Full-Day Tour of Antigua Guatemala

Explore the beautiful Spanish-colonial architecture and beautiful setting of Antigua during this 8-hour day trip. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed city offers a wealth of historic monasteries, churches and monuments to explore, all set among a landscape of towering volcanoes and cobblestone streets. During your trip you’ll visit a number of town’s most important buildings, check out some of the surrounding villages and have time to shop for souvenirs inspired by the ancient Maya. Your Antigua day trip also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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PRIVATE HALF DAY TOUR FOR THE CITY OF GUATEMALA

Private tour, during the tour you will be able to know the city of Guatemala and understand its history through the explanations of our guide, taking pleasant experiences.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Antigua Photo Walks

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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Experience Antigua Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the magic of Antigua, Guatemala. From the city’s distinctive cobblestone street to its 16th century mansions, churches and convents, the 500 yr. old city, nestled between 3 volcanoes, is just a walk away. Our Experience Antigua Group Walking Tour will grant you access to some of the most incredible landmarks of Antigua including: San Francisco church and ruins, Santo Domingo ruins, La Merced church and ruins, the street with the famous Arch, buildings around the Main Square (Municipality, Palace, Cathedral), and Casa de Jade's Jade Museum.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Iximche Ruins Tour from Antigua

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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

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Guatemala city walking tour

Guatemala city is authentic, you can see the history the old buildings, why not enjoy of a nice coffee cup (not included at authentic guatemala city cafeteria) this tour mix the past and the present of the city of Guatemala, only the old district.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours

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Antigua Market Culture and Cuisine Tour

Take a stroll with Due South Travels through the Antigua market's labyrinth of stalls and vendors, selling anything and everything you can imagine! This is a truly authentic experience. We will discuss the different things you see, and sample some exotic fruits and Guatemalan sweets. The market shapes many locals' way of life and schedule here, and its importance will be discussed. You can try your hand at making your own tortillas also! Then, we'll stop for lunch at a sit-down market eatery and discuss traditional Guatemalan cuisine. Afterwards, you'll be given a curated list of Antigua's tastiest restaurants for you to continue your cuisine experience on your own.Meet your English-speaking guide in central park. Lunch not included, but averages Q20-Q35 per meal.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Day Trips

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour

Explore the fascinating Spanish and Mayan history of Guatemala on this family-friendly 8-hour tour to Iximché and colonial Antigua. Wander the atmospheric archaeological site of Iximché to discover the history of the Mayans. Then head to Antigua, former colonial capital, where you’ll visit the San Francisco Church, Calle del Arco, La Merced Church and the central plaza. Your excursion also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel, a guide and all entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Cultural Walking City Tour of Antigua Guatemala

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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Copán Day Trip from Antigua

Visit Copán, one of the most important cities of the Mayan empire and a UNESCO World Heritage site, on this 14-hour, full-day trip from Antigua. Enjoy a comfortable ride into neighboring Honduras by coach, before taking time to explore the site’s wealth of temples, underground tunnels, ball courts, stone sculptures and altars with your guide. Along the way you’ll learn about the history of this fascinating civilization and its unique hieroglyphic writing system. Your daylong excursion also includes breakfast, all entrance fees and round-trip transportation from your Antigua hotel.
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  • 16 hours
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Archaeology Tours

UNESCO JEWELS: Tikal One Day Tour from Guatemala City by air

Uncover the ancient mysteries of a Mayan monument on a full-day trip to the Tikal Ruins from Guatemala City. The towering temples of the Tikal Ruins reign solemnly over the dense rainforest: alongside your guide, you’ll explore the archaeological site and observe exotic flora and fauna along the way. Learn about Tikal’s historical significance from culture-rich commentary and admire prominent architectural features such as the iconic Temple I and the Central Acropolis.  Lunch and round-trip transport from your Guatemala City hotel are included in the tour.
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  • 15 hours
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  • 15 hours
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5-Day Tour from Guatemala City: Antigua, Chichicastenango, Panajachel and Santiago Atitlán

Escape from Guatemala City for a 5-day journey through rural Guatemala, including accommodation and round-trip coach transport. Explore the UNESCO-listed colonial city of Antigua with a 3-hour sightseeing tour; practice your haggling skills at Chichicastenango’s lively market; and admire the glorious volcanic backdrop of lakeside Panajachel. Keep your camera close by as you cruise along the serene Lake Atitlán and experience Tzutujil Mayan culture in colorful Santiago Atitlán.
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days

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Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Lake Atitlan Boat Tour and Santiago Village from Guatemala City

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 Guatemala City. 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 public 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 guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Overnight Tours

Copan and Quirigua Overnight Trip from Guatemala City

This two-day tour of Copan and Quirigua transports travelers back in time on a historic journey through stunning Mayan ruins. Travel through picturesque countryside to Copan, Honduras and spend a day touring the sites with your expert guide. Enjoy an evening in a local hotel before making your way to Quirigua—home of the tallest stela in the Mayan world—for a second UNESCO World Heritage Site-filled day before returning to Guatemala City.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days


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