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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, a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.


  • Visit Antigua and its surrounding villages during this full-day trip including lunch from Guatemala City
  • Experience the centuries-old traditions of the small villages near Antigua, including San Antonio Aguas Calientes and San Juan del Obispo
  • Explore the cobblestone streets of colonial Antigua during a walking tour
  • Visit Antigua landmarks including Santa Catalina Arch and La Merced Church
  • Perfect combination of history and gorgeous scenery

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience with Lunch from Guatemala City

La Merced Church, Antigua Guatemala

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide, Winston, picked us up at our hotel right on time and informed us that it would be just myself and my husband for the day... Private tour! As the driver, Juan, drove to Antigua Guatemala, Winston told us about the city, the history of the Spanish conquest, terrible earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions since the 1500s. Antigua was beautiful and definitely the most crowded/tourist-driven although for a Saturday it didn't feel overly crowded. The Jade museum is a must and we had a lovely lunch at Tres Tiempo. After spending the first half of the day in Antigua we spent the afternoon visiting much smaller villages in the area for an authentic cultural experience. Visited a textile market, Chocolate museum, churches, monuments, all among views of the 3 volcanoes in the area. Unfortunately the cloud cover was a bit low so the views were a bit obstructed but you could get the since of how close the villages are to them. On the drive back to Guatemala City, Winston answered questions and played a personal CD of traditional Guatemalan music. Great experience!

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