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Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience

Antigua, Central Highlands, Guatemala

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Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Pass By: Gray Line, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

You will be pick up in your hotel and transfer to Antigua Guatemala to start a day full of history, beautiful landscapes and walk on cobblestone streets, We will also enjoy an afternoon tour of the towns around Antigua and a macadamia farm.
Antigua Guatemala, Once the third largest city in all of Spanish Colonial America and for 200 years the capital of Guatemala, it is today a peaceful, beautiful and partially restored colonial city. Cobblestone streets wind through the city of majestic churches and monasteries.


Stop At: Iglesia de La Merced, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

La Merced Church of Guatemalan Ultrabaroque style, this temple has two bell towers. On the facade of the church, in its upper part is a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

Santa Catalina Arch, built to connect the nuns between cloisters to avoid being seen due to the votes that the religious who belonged to that Order took, After the earthquakes of 1773, the arch became important due to the arrangements that were made. These arrangements included the construction of a turret and the inclusion of a Lamy Amp Lacroix watch of French origin.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Plaza Central Park, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

Central Park surrounded by the traditional grid pattern used frequently in urban planning in the Spanish colonies. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the General Captains, the Town Hall, the Cathedral of San Jose and the Trade Portal.
Here in the park, we will also find the Las Sirenas fountain. This fountain has a traditional oral where the Count of La Gomera ordered to build the fountain in memory of his daughters, who in giving birth did not want to breastfeed their children for what the count ordered To tie his daughters to a trunk in the center of a waterhole, where they died of thirst and hunger.


Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Tanque de la Union, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

Continue our way we will visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most representative laundries in this city, only the big houses had a place where they could be washed. For this reason, most of the inhabitants - housewives - went to public laundries. This was inaugurated on February 3, 1853.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Iglesia de San Antonio Aguas Calientes

We will continue visiting the surrounding villages, San Antonio Aguas Calientes town that is characterized by its elaborate weavings made in waist looms by women of the community in our visit to the market we can see how they make these textiles.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Church of Ciudad Vieja, Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepequez Department

We visit the towns of San Miguel Dueñas and Ciudad Vieja to learn about its history.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Valhalla Macadamia Farm

To end our tour we will visit a Macadamia farm where we will learn about the cultivation of macadamia nuts, their agroindustrial process and the reforestation project and relax with a facial massage with macadamia oil.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Gray Line, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

At end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Antigua.

Information

Includes:
  • Bilingual guide Spanish-English
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Valhalla Macadamia Farm
Excludes:
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Meeting Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time:
9:00 AM
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

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