Explore the Guatemalan countryside just outside Antigua during this flexible-length tour offering a taste of small-village life. You’ll ascend to the indigenous town of Santa Maria de Jesus at the base of the ‘Volcan de Agua’ volcano. Then travel to the tiny village of El Hato to the local eco-resort Earth Lodge, where you can relax and take in the views of Antigua in the distance.
Experience Guatemala small-village life, including visits to Volcan de Agua and El Hato
Get a taste for life in the rural towns outside of historic Antigua
Enjoy stellar views of Antigua down below and the surrounding volcanoes
Kick back with a beverage, snack, and hammock at the chill Earth Lodge resort
Explore the market and town square of Santa Maria de Jesus at the base of Volcan de Agua
Great way to get out of the hustle and bustle of Antigua to see Guatemala's countryside
Depart from a central meeting point in Antigua around 9:00am. You’ll head up toward the town of Santa Maria de Jesus, located at the base of ‘Volcan de Agua’ volcano at 6,790 feet (2,070 meters). Spend some time wandering this laid-back hamlet, including a stop at its miniscule local market and a trip through the town square. You’ll continue the trip by returning back down to Antigua, crossing through the city center and back up into the hills toward the small village of El Hato. Upon arriving in El Hato, take a short stroll up the path to Earth Lodge, a local eco-resort where you can kick back in a hammock or grab a snack as you enjoy views of the valley down below and multiple volcanoes off in the distance. As you descend back down make one last stop at ‘Cerro de la Cruz,’ offering a scenic overlook with Antigua down below. You’ll return back to your starting point at the end of the trip.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Great for 8!
, Apr 2019
Pleasing a group of 8 people (ages 13-76) with one activity is no easy task, but this tour did just that. Two of us had done the tour in April 2017 and thought it might be a great way to end a week in Antigua for our big group. It’s a bit of adventure, excitement; very different sights, and sounds. You see and experience places that I do not believe you will easily come upon if not for this tour. Our guides ‘Fofo’ and Darrell were terrific! – Absolutely worth the price – Highly recommend it – Will do it again - I say it's great for couples, family with older kids/teens, and friends
Awesome day, we had so much fun, our guide was the best very patient . Very organized , on time and no time constrants. We were an older group, 60, 65, and 70, if we can do it everyone can lol. Thanks for the great day we seen parts of Antigua that we would not have seen other wise, and the views worth a billion dollars.
This is a fantastic tour, from beginning to end. Our guides Freddy, Erickson, and Yesenia were on time, friendly, patient and just truly showed us a wonderful time. Worth more than the price! Highly recommend this tour we started it on a Tuesday morning which was great because of light traffic in Antigua. Hope to come back and do it again. Thank you for a great experience.