Antigua Guatemala 31 January 2017

Pacaya Volcano

Pacaya is by far the most popular volcano to climb in Guatemala, and not without good reason.

The volcano is easy to climb and gives the opportunity to climb an active volcano. On clear days you can see the volcanos Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. If you arrive at the top of the Pacaya you can smell the sulfur, feel the heat and you have a good chance to actually see lava.

Information

Availability Every day
Departure times 06:00 am and 02:00 pm
Departure point Your hotel/address
Duration Approx. 6 hours
Price 20 USD p.p.
Included

Spanish-speaking guide

  Return transport from Antigua
  Entrance fees

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Antigua Guatemala 01 August 2016

FACADES OF ANTIGUA , a guided tour to church fronts with the life of saints

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SAINTS and facades of Antigua, a guided tour to church fronts

A guided tour explaining the life of saints , symbols and attributes. Some of the saints come from the bible, others from church history. Images are not placed arbitrarily but are selected to tell a real story! Do you want to know the story?


Pedro Nolasco standing high in the façade of the La Merced church.

Why? The Virgin Mary somewhere very visible and centrally located in the front section of the old cathedral with the still not born son and talking about not born... Do you know who NONNATUS is? Also to be found in a church in Antigua! Strange enough St. Peter and St. Paul are nearly always companions next to the main entrance of any church … and the same can be said from St. Domingo and St.Fransisco. Do you want to see a real angel, get yourself to Santa Clara church and Convent.

Somewhere the beloved Pedro Betancourt, now a Saint, can also be found. Not too difficult to know if you remember to which order he belongs. From archangels to apostles, from founders of religious orders to martyrs and preachers. You can know Antigua in a very different way!

This tour gives you input in the life of many saints, but not limited to them. You will walk through ruins and know more about colonial architecture as well. In other words, a real cultural experience.

Daily: at 09.30 am or 14.00 pm from your hotel or homestay
Duration > 3 to 4 hours, depending how interested you are!
Price
1 person > 50 $
2 persons > 25 $ each
3 persons > 20 $ each
4 persons > 18 $ each
5 or more persons > 15 $ each

Does NOT include entrance fees to the sites

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Antigua Guatemala 01 August 2016

Coffee Tour Plantation FILADELFIA

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The farm’s most famous tour for more than 9 years, where visitors will learn about coffee from the plantation to the cup. Learn about the history, cultivation and processing of coffee on our farm, with over 130 years of tradition that dates made back to 1870.

On a walk will visit the nursery and planting coffee, then made a tour of the wet and drying yards, the dry mill and manual sorting area. Later visit the Tostaduría and packing area, closing with the cupping lab. The tour ends sipping a cup of the best coffee in the world occurred in Finca Filadelfia, the Genuine Antigua, in the preparation of your choice: American or Espresso.

Available: Everyday.
Pick up place: Convento de Las Capuchinas or San José El Viejo.
Departure time: 08:20 AM / 10:20 AM / 13:20 Hrs.
Tour duration: no more than 2 hours.
Includes: Full transportation, bilingual guide, a cup of coffee at the end of the tour.

Price per person: US$25.00 >No minimum of passengers.

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Antigua Guatemala 01 August 2016

Acatenango volcano hike

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Day 1

Collective shuttle from Antigua to Aldea La Soledad, Acatenango Volcano.
Start walking to the camp, when you arrive at the top, you will have lunch time, some free time in the afternoon.

Day 2

Wake up at 04:30 am, time to have breakfast and then you start walking up to the top, view the sunrise from this area. After the sunrise, you start to descend around 07:00 AM, and return to Antigua, arriving around 11:00-12:00 Hrs.

Available: Everyday
Departure time: at 09:00 AM
Pick up place: Your hotel or address in Antigua.
Tour duration: 2 days and 1 night.

Includes: Full transportation, bilingual guide, lunch and dinner first day, breakfast of second day, camp equipment.

Price per person: US$65.00 >2px minimum.

 

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Antigua Guatemala 01 August 2016

Bike Tours around Antigua


Enjoy a day around Antigua, sharing with mother nature. Try a bike tour, and the experiences will stick with you. Many people plan and execute their first bicycle tour with the intention of making it just a one-time tour. It’s not something you can do just once and forget about. Bike tour around Antigua will make you want to do it again.

Route 1

Especially for novice, people who like adventure and nature. You will visit villages around Antigua such as San Antonio Aguas Calientes, San Miguel Duenas with macadamia farm , Ciudad Vieja (supposedly the first capital of Guatemala) , San Pedro Las Huertas and San Juan del Obispo.

Route 2

Bike tour for adventurous people who really like adrenaline shots. Especially for people who have the skills and are in good physical conditions. You will visit the surroundings (also mountains) of Antigua, Finca El Pilar and El Mirador, there are more rocky and wooded places along this route. So just be prepared for a physical experience.

Tours (both) are available > Daily

Departure time:

At 09:00 AM or 13:00 PM / Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with a minimum of 02 pax.
From Thursday to Sunday, with a minimum of 01 pax.
Tour duration is around 3 hours.

Includes: Guide, helmet, bike (professional) and a bottle of water.
Route 2 with guide trained specifically for this type of difficulty.
Price per person: US$40

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Antigua Guatemala 01 August 2016

Cultural Walking Tour Antigua Guatemala

 

Walk around in this wonderful city and learn more about the Guatemalan history during colonial times.

We visit the Cathedral and the fountain on the main square while we explain the city history. From the second floor in the City hall you have a nice view over all the main plazas and the Volcano Agua. We continue to the cloister of Capuchinas, a very good example of the colonial architecture. We visit the San Francisco el Grande Church, one of best-preserved churches in Antigua and the resting place of the first saint in Central-America, Hermano Pedro. We walk to the beautiful baroque church of Nuestra Señora de la Merced. The tour ends in a jade factory, where you can see how Mayans worked in the past and how it is done now. The tour takes about 3 hours. This is a half day tour.

Information

Availability Every day
Departure times 09:30 am and 02:00 pm
Departure point Your hotel/address
Duration Approx. 3 hours
Price 25 USD p.p. - minimum 2 persons
Included

Spanish-speaking guide

  Walking Tour

+10 USD per group for an English-speaking guide

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Hikes 01 August 2016

Pacaya Volcano

Pacaya is by far the most popular volcano to climb in Guatemala, and not without good reason.

The volcano is easy to climb and gives the opportunity to climb an active volcano. On clear days you can see the volcanos Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. If you arrive at the top of the Pacaya you can smell the sulfur, feel the heat and you have a good chance to actually see lava.

Information

Availability Every day
Departure times 06:00 am and 02:00 pm
Departure point Your hotel/address
Duration Approx. 6 hours
Price 25 USD p.p.
Included

Spanish-speaking guide

  Return transport from Antigua
  Entrance fees

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Antigua Guatemala 01 August 2016

Surrounding Towns

This tour will visit interesting towns and plantations around Antigua. Our first stop will be at San Juan del Obispo. We will visit the monastery of the first bishop of Guatemala, Francisco Marroquin.

We go on to the Ciudad Vieja. We explain to you the sad history of this town, which was the second city founded by Spanish in Guatemala. We visit the organic macadamia farm were we learn about many medical functions of the macadamia nut. We visit the town San Antonio Aguas Calientes to visit the local cooperative market. We end our tour in a Jade factory, where you can see how Mayans worked in the past and how it is done now.

Information

Availability Every day
Departure times 08:00 am and 02:00 pm
Departure point Your hotel/address
Duration Approx. 4 hours
Price

30 USD p.p. - minimum 3 persons
40 USD p.p. - minimum 2 persons

Included

Spanish-speaking guide

  Return transport from Antigua
  Entrance fees

+10 USD per group for an English-speaking guide

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