Get acquainted with the colonial delights of Antigua on a full-day trip to Guatemala’s prettiest city from San Salvador. After crossing the El Salvador and Guatemala border, you’ll marvel at top Antigua attractions such as La Merced Cathedral, the Jade Museum (Museo del Jade) and Santa Catalina Arch. From the elevated lookout point of Cerro de la Cruz, you’ll admire views of Pacaya Volcano and learn about Antigua’s colonial history from your guide. On this small-group tour, limited to 15 people, round-trip transport from your San Salvador hotel is included.
Full-day trip to Antigua in Guatemala from San Salvador
Admire the colorful, colonial architecture of the historical city
See landmarks such as La Merced Cathedral, the Jade Museum (Museo del Jade) and Santa Catalina Arch
Learn about Antigua's colonial history from a guide
Round-trip transport from San Salvador hotels is included
Greet your guide at your San Salvador hotel and board an air-conditioned coach destined for Antigua — a picturesque colonial city in Guatemala. On arrival at Cerro de la Cruz — a dramatic hill topped by a colossal cross — you’ll be rewarded with views of the Pacaya and Acatenango volcanoes, and Antigua’s quaint terracotta rooftops. From here, you’ll make your way down to Antigua’s pretty central square, home to the impressive Cathedral of San Francisco (Iglesia de San Francisco) and the shrine dedicate to St Joseph Betancur. Capture photographs beside the pastel-colored Santa Catalina Arch, gaze at the elaborate frontage of La Merced Cathedral, and then observe local craftsmen at work in the Jade Museum (Museo de Jade). After a full day of exploration, return to your coach and relax during the journey back to San Salvador, where the tour concludes.