Antigua Guatemala
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Our most recommended Antigua Guatemala Activities

  • Antigua Family Walking Tour

    1. Antigua Family Walking Tour

    Experience the most rewarding adventure with your family on an exclusive family walking tour. Your family-friendly local professional guide will make sure the kids have just as much fun sightseeing as adults. Enjoy an easy pace and a stroll around the city center, highlighting the famous cultural and architectural sites. The whole family will have fun learning about Antigua’s fascinating and interesting sites. Hear stories from the guide, which are guaranteed to provide you with a few giggles, as you wind down the off beaten paths of the city. Discover the legend hidden in The Arch of Santa Catalina of Antigua, and learn what Antigua means and how to pronounce it. The whole family will have fun learning about Antigua’s fascinating and interesting sites.

  • From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Trek

    2. From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Trek

    Walk for 2 hours to the summit of Pacaya Volcano and enjoy stunning views. Leave from Antigua for a 1-hour bus journey to the volcano's base before immediately starting your 2-hour trek with your local guide. Hike through wonderful pine forests up to the trickier volcanic ash section and finally to the sulfur smoking cone. On occasions you can even see small eruptions and lava flowing, depending on the activity of the volcano. From the summit you can enjoy great views of the nearby volcanoes, Agua, Fuego and Acatenango, the pacific lowlands and all the way to El Salvador. To ensure your safety you won’t be able to visit the crater, but you will get an amazing view of red-hot lava flowing and steam baths created by the heat of Pacaya. Take a break and relax here as you take in more scenic views before hiking back to the base of the volcano, from where you will transfer back to your acc...

    It was perfect and the tour guide was excellent! He was very patient and shared his knowledge about the volcano throughout the hike. Definitely recommend it!

  • Guatemala Pacaya Volcano Day Tour

    3. Guatemala Pacaya Volcano Day Tour

    Come and see the Pacaya Volcano: the most active volcano in Guatemala at 2,500 meters (more than 8,000 feet). Witness spectacular views of the lagoon of Calderas and three other volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. The surrounding area is an experience unto itself, composed in large part of humid forest and rocks. After a walk through volcanic sand paths, with great views of the volcanoes and unique vegetation, you´ll arrive at the plateau where you can see the main crater of the volcano. Today, you can't visit the crater of the volcano for security reasons, but you will see the lava (if active) and some steam baths created by the heat of the Pacaya Volcano. At the volcano, you'll have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the volcano. After a thrilling day of exploration and dramatic views, you will arrive back at your hotel.

    From the moment Davis picked us up, we felt safe and very excited. His English is perfect and he was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the country and the tour. The hike was challenging for us, but not difficult. We are experienced hikers who refused the horses, but I did rent a hiking stick, which I found to be incredibly useful. The tour was worth every penny and I highly recommend it.

  • From Guatemala City: Private Full-Day Antigua Artisans Tour

    4. From Guatemala City: Private Full-Day Antigua Artisans Tour

    Your tour begins as a representative picks you up from your hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala for a 2-hour transfer. On the way, you will pass by small cities, villages, and plantations. You will arrive to the villages surrounding Antigua, where you will begin with a visit to a house/museum of textiles to learn about ancestral traditions. Here you will learn how the hand-made clothing worn by locals hides patterns and colors that only natives can identify, with these patterns telling stories about home cities, families, status, and more. You will also visit other villages to discover local daily lifestyles such as laundry traditions, gastronomy, and history. There will be a break later for lunch, which you will be welcome to purchase on your own from recommended restaurants. Following lunch, your afternoon in Antigua will be spend visiting a jade factory, where you will lea...

  • From Antigua: 3-Day Cobán & Semuc Champey Tour

    5. From Antigua: 3-Day Cobán & Semuc Champey Tour

    Day 1: Guatemala City/ Cobán: Depart from Guatemala City or Antigua to Coban. You may have the chance to see Quetzal. Begin your hike in the forest of El Biotopo del Quetzal. After 2-hours of hiking, a lunch will be served of traditional food (not included). Afterwards, transfer to your selected hotel in Cobán for overnight accommodations. Accommodation: Park Hotel Resort or similar. Day 2: Semuc Champey/ Lankin Caves (B): After breakfast, the adventure will begin by taking a 2-hour journey to Semuc Champey, a monument made ​​by nature. Explore the natural beauty and swim in the pools carved out of limestone. Relax, enjoy and afterwards, have time for lunch. Next, you will get to explore the Lankin Caves. In the afternoon, transfer back to your hotel in Cobán. Accommodation: Park Hotel Resort or similar. Day 3: Rey M...

  • Atitlán: Private Full-Day Lake and Locals Tour

    6. Atitlán: Private Full-Day Lake and Locals Tour

    Take a day trip to one of the most beautiful lakes in Central America, Atitlán Lake. Explore 2 ancient Mayan towns with your private guide and admire the impressive landscapes formed by 3 volcanoes. After pickup at 6:00 AM at your hotel in Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City, take a 3-hour journey towards Atitlán Lake. Your first stop will be a viewpoint with impressive panoramic views over Sololá Department, the volcanoes, and the lake. From Panajachel, one of the 11 Mayan villages, take a 20-minute boat trip across the lake towards San Juan La Laguna. Once you debark, stroll along the “handicrafts” street, which includes chocolate and medicinal plant stores, textile factories, art galleries, and souvenir shopping.  After San Juan La Laguna, take the private boat towards Santiago Atitlán, where you learn about Mayan ethnic groups and their unique textile patterns and colors, religious ...

  • Antigua: Cielo Grande Half-Day Expert Bike Ride

    7. Antigua: Cielo Grande Half-Day Expert Bike Ride

    Get an adrenaline fix on this 4-hour bike ride of Antigua’s Panchoy Valley, and cycle a challenging 22-mile (35-kilometer) route to the trailhead of the Cielo Grande Ridge. After you have picked up your quality Kona mountain bike in Antigua town, you will start with a 4-mile climb out of the Panchoy Valley. The ride combines technical climbs with mouth-watering cross-country single-tracks high above the valley floor. It’s a big climb of some 2,323 feet (725 meters) to the top of the mountain, but the views of the surrounding valley from an altitude of 7,438 feet (2,324 meters) are your reward. Cycle the old growth forest trail, retracing ancient footpaths high on the ridges above Antigua. The seemingly endless single track back downhill promises to sneak into your top favorite rides! Pass indigenous towns high in the mountains, and cool off by beautiful waterfalls as you ascend and de...

  • Overnight Volcano Acatenango Hiking Adventure

    8. Overnight Volcano Acatenango Hiking Adventure

    Volcano Acatenango is the sleeping giant, and a twin of the most active volcano in Guatemala. Acatenango is the third highest volcano in all of Central America and it is a real adventure to hike to the top. It gives you the best location to observe the sunset and the sunrise. Sleeping overnight in the base camp of the volcano will be unique experience. Its highest summit is 3,976m (13,044 ft). The itinerary of the trip is broken into two days. Day 1 will begin at 9:00 AM, with a shuttle from Antigua to La Soledad village. The tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. Your hike will begin at 11:00 AM and will continue for approximately 5 hours. You will reach base camp by 17:00 PM in time to watch the sunset. The second day will begin at 4:00 AM, as an hour's hike to the summit will provide a great view of the sunrise. Breakfast will be served back at base camp and the...

  • 1 Day Acatenango Volcano Hike from Antigua

    9. 1 Day Acatenango Volcano Hike from Antigua

    Our group leaves from our office in Antigua at 5:00am, where you can fill up your water bottles and purchase any additional gear you might need. Hikers should eat breakfast beforehand and pack a small snack for the road. A one-hour drive takes us from Antigua to the sleepy mountain village of La Soledad, perched on the ridge of the Pacific slope of Volcan Acatenango. The trail up Volcan Acatenango has four distinct microclimates, each of which will take you about an hour to traverse. We’ll begin by walking up a steep trail through local farm fields - the same trail used by local villagers each morning to access their corn, snow pea and lily fields. Our first hour of hiking will help you acclimatize and warm up the leg muscles for the day’s hike. The second phase of our ascent passes through old-growth tropical cloud forest. In this environmental zone, we find some of Acatenango’s oldest...

  • From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Day Hike

    10. From Antigua: Pacaya Volcano Day Hike

    Volcano Pacaya (8370ft/2552m) may not be Guatemala’s highest peak, however its slopes and unique landscapes are certainly of some of the most impressive volcanic landscapes in all of Central America. Set in its own National Park, Pacaya is a storybook volcano with a continuous plume of smoke drifting from its summit and a massive dried lava field forming the valley at the base of its caldera. The group meets in Antigua at 08:00 (for a morning hike) or 14:00 (for a sunset hike) – where drinking water, bathroom facilities, and retail outdoor equipment are available. Your drive to the trailhead is just over 1 hour in private transport from Antigua to the Park Office. As the group moves up the myriad of trails on the mountain, Guatemala’s impressive vistas open up before you. As you reach the base of the caldera, your guide will direct the group through the rugged dried lava fields, recentl...

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What people are saying about Antigua Guatemala

This tour was amazing! Our guide Dario (sp?) was incredibly kind and knowledgeable. He stopped along the path to teach us about the volcano, plants, and history. Our Spanish was limited so he spoke some English for us until another traveler translated. The best parts were the incredible views, roasting marshmallows and grilling our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and skiing down a portion of the trail. Dario even took a video of us and sent it! The whole experience was wonderful and we are very grateful we had the opportunity to do such a unique tour.

It was an awesome hike. I’m so happy we had someone in the group who could translate so we could hear all the amazing knowledge. We actually ended up making friends on the hike and had dinner after which was special. The hike was challenging but worth it. The only complaint was the people on the horses who kept asking the whole way up if we wanted to ride the horse. They would not take no for an answer. I understand it’s their livelihood but it was annoying whenever we took a break or a breather to be hounded. Other than that we had a great time!

From the moment Davis picked us up, we felt safe and very excited. His English is perfect and he was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the country and the tour. The hike was challenging for us, but not difficult. We are experienced hikers who refused the horses, but I did rent a hiking stick, which I found to be incredibly useful. The tour was worth every penny and I highly recommend it.

It was perfect and the tour guide was excellent! He was very patient and shared his knowledge about the volcano throughout the hike. Definitely recommend it!

A very pleasant experience walking on petrified lava. The guide is very friendly and brings mashmellows to melt with the heat of the volcano.