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GUATEMALA TRAVEL DESTINATIONS


Tours From Antigua, Guatemala

Volcano hikes, biking tours, deep sea fishing, culture tours...


Being nestled between three volcanoes, an hour from the Pacific coast, two from breathtaking Lake Atitlan, and dozens of authentic Mayan villages, Antigua is an ideal city from which to partake in all sorts of exciting adventure and cultural experiences without having venture to far off. Please see below a list of activities we highly recommend, segmented by Culture and Adventure type activities. All day tours can may be booked prior to departure or ordered a la carte from our office in Antigua once in the country. Please choose from:


CULTURE & ARCHAEOLOGY


Antigua City Tour - Half Day Tour


Take a private 3 hour guided walking tour of La Antigua, with an expert guide who will share with you the many wonders of this city, once the third most important Spanish colony in the Americas & home to more than 30 monastic orders, stunning monasteries, convents and cathedrals from the Spanish colonial days. The tour consists of an informative walk behind the walls of this colonial capital, focusing on cultural trends, city history, restoration efforts and the city today. Tour includes English speaking guide and entrance fees.



Coffee Plantation Tour - 2 hour tour


Take a guided walking tour of a coffee plantation with an expert guide who will share with you the fabulous gardens and a variety of coffee trees including: bourbon, catuai, caturra and apache. The trees are in bloom April-May and the coffee gets harvested December thru March. Tours available all year round and include bilingual guide & transportation to and from the plantation. Tours can leave every day between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (duration approx. 2hr.)


Lake Atitlán - Full Day Tour


Take a day tour of breathtaking Lake Atitlán, a deep-blue volcanic crater lake surrounded by three picture perfect volcanoes and the colorful Maya villages resting on its shores. Described as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world by late British author Aldous Huxley, it is definitely one of Guatemala's most spectacular natural attractions. Spend the afternoon visiting the lake side villages of Panajachel, Santiago, San Pedro and St. Catarina Palopó - take a hike up one of the three volcanoes, kayak, scuba dive, etc. There are a myriad of activities to enjoy at this amazing lake. Tour includes private round trip deluxe transportation. Optional lake boat ride and private guide available on request. Click Here for an idea of what this amazing lake has to offer.



Chichicastenango - Full Day Tour (Thur & Sun Only)


Let you private guide and driver take you on a cultural experience like no other. Located at 2500 meters above sea level, Chichicastenango is famous for its market on Thursdays & Sundays, where spats of traditionally dressed villagers in a kaleidoscope of colors, come to sell their very colorful textiles, fruits, vegetables and flowers. Return in the afternoon to Antigua, or opt to include an afternoon visit of magical Lake Atitlán.
*Optional: Chichi & Lake Atitlán Combo


Tikal - Day Tour


Construction of Tikal began around BC 300, although it's most important époque was between AD 200 - 900 - in what is known as the Classic Period of the Mayan civilization. The temples at Tikal were built to reach the sky, with the Temple of the Serpent reaching 70 meters high and offering a magnificent view of the rainforest canopy and other temples. The site covers 16 square kilometers and contains over 3,000 structures. Tikal can be visited from Antigua in a day trip - leaving in the morning and returning in the late evening. Tikal packages include all transfers, flights, entrance fees to the park, a bilingual guide, and lunch (without beverages).



SPORTS & ADVENTURE


Deep Sea Fishing - Half or Full Day


The Pacific waters off the Guatemalan coastline are famous for possessing the world's greatest sailfishing. Here it is not uncommon for one boat to haul in 15-20 sailfish in one day (proud to say it's catch-and-release policy on all billfish.) Early risers will enjoy a scenic 1 hour drive to the Pacific Coast where they will be met by an experienced crew and captain, as well as a fully equipped modern boat designed specifically for big-game fishing. Lunch and a fully stocked ice chest of drinks, as well as all fishing tackle, bait, and transportation, are included.
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Volcano Hikes - Half or Full Day


Pacaya Volcano: A 1 hour drive from Antigua takes guests to the start of the 2 hour climb up Pacaya, within a short distance from the crater. Pacaya is one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes, and a constant flow of sulfuric gasses with the occasional glimpse of red lava is seen.
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Hiking - Half or Full Day


A half day or full day hike in the hills surrounding the Antigua Valley. Hike along volcano slopes through local villages and coffee farms on trails used by the local Maya people. Don't forget to hike up the active Pacaya volcano, it is always an exciting option for hikers.
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Mountain Biking - Half or Full Day


Guatemala is a mountainous country boasting the tallest peaks in Central America and 33 volcanoes. A mountain biker's paradise, this country offers an endless supply of scenic trails and challenging routes to explore. As biking enthusiasts and national champions ourselves, we offer the know-how and expertise necessary to deliver an unbeatable biking experience.
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Helicopter Tours


A wonderfully scenic helicopter flight takes guests from Antigua to Semuc Champey or over the Antigua Valley. In Semuc Champey you can admire a series of clear blue pools and cascading waterfalls. A few hours at the site allows guests time to explore, relax, swim and have lunch at this beautiful natural wonder. Or take a 75 minute flight over the Antigua valley where impressive volcanoes, patch-work farms, and small indigenous villages on the way to Lake Atitlán await. Circle the lake and her volcanoes from the air and then return to Antigua.
Please inquire for tour details & pricing...

Whitewater Rafting - Day Tour


Nahulate River: (Possible in the rainy season only - June to November.) A 2 hour drive from Antigua takes guests to the starting point for this day's rafting. Raft class III and III+ rapids through a lush tropical lowlands vegetation. The whitewater gives one an exciting blend of tunnel chutes to big wave trains for intense action (Approx. 4 hr on the river.) Minimum age 12 years, good health required. Includes: private transport, equipment, guide, instructions based on international standards, breakfast & lunch (beverages not included.)

* Other rivers/regions available as well, please inquire for tour details & pricing...


Horseback Riding - By the Hour


Take a horse back riding trip along the foothills of the Agua Volcano overlooking Antigua with an English styled riding school on fit, well-trained horses. Accompanied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level are being offered. Boots and helmets are provided at the stables. It is a 2 hour minimum tour, including private guide for experienced or inexperienced riders



Surfing Guatemala & El Salvador


Guatemala boasts some of the greatest beach breaks in the world, completely desolate, where you and your friends are bound to be surfing excellent peaks on your own. El Salvador also possess great beach breaks but is famous for its many rock and point breaks, able to handle just about any size the Pacific can deliver... Let one of our private surf guides show you some amazing surfing beaches in total isolation. Surf lessons available upon request.



Canopy - Half day tour


Enjoy an Antigua Canopy Tour within the beautiful setting of Finca Filadelfia, just 10 minutes away from Antigua's city center. The tour lasts an average of 3 hours. An Unimog Mercedes Benz vehicle especially adapted for safe transportation will take you up the mountains from where you will start your canopy tour, offering spectacular views. Antigua Canopy Tours consists of a series of platforms up in the trees linked by horizontal double zip lines from one tree to another. The guides that accompany you have been fully trained to provide assistance to visitors to travel through the system and you will begin your adventure with a short introduction period. Please inquire for details & pricing...


Salsa Lessons - By the Hour


Salsa dancing is very popular in Guatemala and throughout Latin America. Why not learn some basic steps while you are in Antigua or improve your existing knowledge to get carried away by the Salsa rhythm in one of Antigua’s many bars and clubs. Classes with experienced Salsa instructors are available on a private basis, for couples or groups.
Please inquire for details & pricing...



SPA Services - By the Hour


Spend an hour or more being pampered by the experienced SPA staff. Relaxing messages, deep tissue massage, hot stone message, manicure, pedicure and various other services and packages are at your disposal to completely relax and spoil yourself during your vacation.
Please inquire for details & pricing...


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