Welcome to Antigua

While Antigua's churches, plazas and markets throb with activity, the town is also a global hot spot with a laid-back vibe, thanks to the dozens of Spanish-language schools that operate here. Outside the city, Maya communities, coffee plantations and volcanoes offer ample opportunities for exploration.

Through the course of its history, this city has suffered earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions and virtual abandonment. But in recent decades it has re-emerged with a vengeance, buoyed by the pride of its inhabitants. It's no wonder Antigua remains Guatemala's most visited destination.

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Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch

Fly from Antigua to the Mayan ruins of Tikal on this exciting day trip! Experience the history, culture, beauty and nature of Guatemala while visiting the incredible archeological site of Tikal, located in the Guatemalan jungle. You'll be picked up from your Antigua hotel in the morning and taken to the Guatemala City airport to begin your day trip. Hop on a plane and set off toward the town of Flores in northern Guatemala. Once you land, you'll be driven to Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With an area of more than 341 square miles (550 sq km), this national park contains thousands of separate ruin structures scattered around, each full of fascinating history.Visit the Mayan ruins with your expert guide and explore everything from the Central Acropolis, a maze of courtyards and small temples, to Complex Q and R, where you'll see twin pyramid complexes with altars set in front of the temples. Visit the massive Temple I, the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. Built to honor and bury King Moon Double Comb, the 144-foot (44-meter) temple is a small enclosure of three rooms with outside stairs leading to the top of the steep temple. Across the way, visit the equally beautiful Temple II, the Temple of the Masks.Next, enjoy a delicious lunch at Tikal National Park before having some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Then, head back to the Flores airport to begin your transfer back to Antigua.

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Lake Atitlán Sightseeing Cruise with Transport from Antigua

Discover the majestic beauty of Guatemala’s Lago de Atitlán (Lake Atitlan) on a sightseeing cruise! Depart from your hotel in Antigua and spend the day out on the water with your expert local guide, enjoying the lake's gorgeous volcanic setting! From Antigua, venture northwest to the town of Panajachel, located on the northeastern shore of the lake. Board the cruise and set out on the water, admiring the scenic landscape surrounding the lake. Lago de Atitlán originated from a massive eruption of Los Chocoyos volcano. Thousands of years later, smaller volcanoes rose out of the lake's waters, forming the lake’s stunning setting. The three volcanoes – Volcan San Pedro, Volcan Atitlan and Volcan Toliman – all reach heights above 9,000 feet (3,000 meters) and create a dramatic vista that adds to the lake’s natural beauty. Glide across the lake toward the colorful village of Santiago de Atitlan. Hop ashore here to see how the local Tzutujil Maya people live in the lakeside village. Visit the main street filled with shops selling everything from oil paintings to woven baskets, and then re-board your boat for the cruise back to Panajachel. When you reach Panajachel, spend some time in town exploring Santander Street, the town’s main strip, filled with shops, craft stands and restaurants. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant (own expense) and browse through the various shops and craft stalls before being transported back to your Antigua hotel.

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Shared Arrival Transfer: Guatemala City Airport to Antigua

When you arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA)  you will be pick up by a Shared transfer (share with other passengers).According to your flight arrival information you will be waited 60 minutes from the Schedule arrival time and you will wait for other passengers Max 90 mins. Then you will be transfer to your hotel to Antigua Guatemala. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to be shown to the driver in paper or electronic.If you dont want to wait for other passengers you can feel free to book a private service.

$81.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

Discover the beauty of the Pacaya Volcano on this day trip from Antigua. Standing over 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) above sea level, Pacaya is considered Guatemala's most active volcano. After pickup from your Antigua hotel, head about 15 miles (25 km) southeast to begin your day trip to the Pacaya Volcano!Once you reach the base of Pacaya, begin your 2.5-hour hike up the volcano with your expert guide. Enjoy a mild walk to a viewing spot at the lagoon of Calderas and take in panoramic views of the Agua, Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes. Continue toward the top as you learn about the history of this active volcano and see unique volcanic vegetation along the way. Arrive at a plateau along the trail, where you'll see the main crater of the volcano and marvel at incredible views of the Guatemala landscape. For safety reasons, you won't actually visit the crater, but you will get to see red-hot lava flowing and a few steam baths created by the heat of Pacaya. Spend time relaxing here and admiring gorgeous views of the land below before hiking back to the base of the volcano.

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Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

See the best of Antigua on this guided sightseeing tour from Guatemala City. Located in the central highlands of Guatemala, Antigua is home to cobblestone streets and terracotta roof buildings that give the city its colonial charm. Visit some of its most famous attractions with your knowledgeable guide.After pickup from your Guatemala City hotel, your tour begins at Cerro de la Cruz, where you can marvel at the whole city of Antigua from atop the hill. Then, head down to Antigua's Central Plaza, where you'll visit San Francisco Church, home to the shrine of Peter of St Joseph Betancur. You’ll then see the famous arch of Santa Catalina, built in the 17th century and once home to Santa Catalina Convent.Next, visit La Merced Church, which has a beautiful Baroque-style façade, and explore the ruins of Santo Domingo Monastery, which was once the largest and wealthiest monastery in Antigua. You'll also visit the Museo del Jade (Jade Museum), where you can observe craftsmen turning stones into beautiful jewels. Walk through the jewel gallery to admire some of the prettiest pieces. Have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before heading to a nearby coffee plantation. See what goes into coffee making and taste some of the fresh product before being driven back to Guatemala City.

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Antigua Mountain Adventure Tour on ATV, Motorcycle, or Scooter

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Simoon! Rentals & Tours, Antigua, Sacatepequez DepartmentHotel or Agency pick up, we sign agreements, get helmets, take pictures, and hand vehicles over and go over instructionsDuration: 30 minutes