San Antonio Tours

This authentic Mayan town is located on the shores of picturesque Lake Atitlan in Guatemala’s Western Highlands. Visitors in search of old world Guatemala will find plenty to explore amid the streets of this quiet village that is a far cry from touristy, and instead offers a true slice of the local daily life. 

Known for its handmade pottery and brightly colored traditional dresses, travelers can loop through the steep, uneven streets of San Antonio and visit the iconic church of Saint Anthony of Padua. In addition to its stunning colonial architecture and beautifully white-draped interior, the hilltop offers breathtaking views of the lake and town.

Practical Info

San Antonio is accessible only by boat and travelers must cross Lake Atitlan on a local water taxi. Be sure to pick up some of the hand-woven textiles available from local vendors that line the San Antonio streets.
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Address: San Antonio, Guatemala
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Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience from Guatemala City

Immerse yourself in the colonial history of Antigua and the idyllic landscape of the small villages and farms just outside of town on this 10-hour excursion from Guatemala City. Explore the centuries-old traditions of tiny hamlets like San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Ciudad Vieja and San Juan del Obispo just outside of Antigua, where you’ll also stop to visit a macadamia nut plantation. Then tread the cobblestone streets of Antigua on foot, visiting city landmarks including the Arch of Santa Catalina, Cathedral of San Jose and much more. This Antigua small villages and walking tour also covers lunch (optional), a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Ciudad Vieja Villages and Elaboration of Huipiles from Guatemala City or Antigua

Get off the beaten path in Guatemala during this 8-hour trip to Antigua and the idyllic indigenous villages in the surrounding area. Start your morning with an exploration of the charming cobblestone streets and colonial architecture of Antigua, visiting key city landmarks like the Plaza Mayor and some of its many cathedrals. Then head to the villages outside of town, including Ciudad Vieja, San Juan del Obispo and San Antonio Aguascalientes among others, where you’ll the history, culture and traditions of Guatemalan small-town life. Your small villages excursion includes a guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$140.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$87.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$87.00 USD

Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience

Immerse yourself in the colonial history of Antigua, plus the idyllic landscape of small villages and farms just outside of town, on this 8-hour excursion. Explore the centuries-old traditions of the tiny hamlets like San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Ciudad Vieja and San Juan del Obispo just outside of Antigua, where you’ll also stop to visit a macadamia nut plantation. Then tread the cobblestone streets of Antigua on foot, visiting city landmarks including the Arch of Santa Catalina, Cathedral of San Jose and much more. This Antigua small villages and walking tour also covers a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Lake Atitlan: Santa Catarina and San Antonio Maya Tour from Panajachel

Immerse yourself in the ancient Mayan heritage and fascinating traditions of Guatemala during this 6-hour day trip to the villages of San Antonio and Santa Catarina. Explore the indigenous artisan traditions of the towns near Lake Atitlan as you tour local textile and craft cooperatives and then visit a ceramics studio. Then participate in Mayan rituals as you learn about the Protection Fire Ceremony and take part in an optional hike along the lake’s edge. Your trip also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport from Panjachel and Santa Catarina.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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