Discover the colonial town rich in history and the favorite destiny or world travelers by excellence. Among our Antigua visit options, we have a 3 hour tour, with a bilingual guide and exclusive transportation. Third capital city of Guatemala, was built in the mid and late 1400’s, designed by an Italian architect named Francisco Antonelli. The construction of the many religious catholic buildings, churches and convents were inspired in a Italian-Spanish Baroque style.  Beautiful details can be well appreciated also in many corners and houses of Antigua. Destroyed by the Santa Martha earthquake in 1773, some Spanish inhabitants decided to stay instead of moving out to the fourth and actual capital city. Antigua is not only a beautiful and enchanting town, but it once was the capital home of the Kingdom of Guatemala (Guatemala which in mayan means Land of Trees) starting in the Yucatan Peninsula and ending in Costa Rica. This kingdom which once was a large country, was the commerce bridge for the Spanish, between the other two mayor cities they had built: Mexico and Peru. This is a reason why they built in Antigua the first University of Latin America, Universidad de San Carlos, to educate Spanish descendants for that they could rule this land, being instructed in Latin, mathematics, politics and other fields. Discover what’s behind the walls of Antigua, we are sure that you will be captivated. 

ANTIGUA WALKING CITY TOUR

Discover this charming colonial city rich in culture, art and Spanish-Italian architectural influences. Walk thru coble stone streets and learn why Antigua is the favorite Guatemalan destiny by excellence! Learn the history behind its walls with a professional bilingual guide visiting:

  • La Merced Church and Convent
  • Arch of Santa Catalina
  • The Main Square or Central Plaza
  • The City Hall
  • The General Captains Palace
  • The Cathedral
  • The Jade Museum and Jewelry Factory and store


It’s a 3 hour tour, $ 40.00 per person (2 pax minimum).
Book it at reception or at our tour company Desafio Guatemala inside the Hotel. Choose your own schedule.


VILLAGES TOUR

Don’t stay only in Antigua and explore even further. Visit the surrounding villages and views in a private modern van with bilingual driver and bilingual professional guide. See the architecture and learn the history about the Convent founded by the first bishop of America, Francisco Marroquín. Also enjoy seeing the life of the villages, its churches and the market of indigenous women weaving the traditional Mayan suits.

  • San Juan del Obispo
  • San Pedro Las Huertas
  • Ciudad Vieja
  • San Antonio Aguas Calientes



It’s a 3 hour tour, $ 40.00 per person (2 pax minimum).

Book it at reception or at our tour company Desafio Guatemala inside the Hotel. Book in advance and choose your own schedule. Morning tour is advised to enter the Convent. No entrance fee at the Convent: nuns who take care of the Convent and live there only ask for a donation which is used to keep the building and it may be any amount you like in Quetzales or USD.


SPECIAL SUNDAY TOUR

Need to plan your Sunday in Antigua. We have the perfect tour for you. Combine the best sight to see the architectural design of Antigua surrounded by volcanos, then exploring outside of Antigua visiting the Macadamia Nut Plantation which is a sustainable organic plantation, then drive to an indigenous village and delight in seeing the suits and weaving of the local women when visiting their market; last head back to Antigua and delight yourself again at the Jade Museum and Factory. Tour also available any day of the week.

  • Cross Hill
  • Valhalla Macadamia Nut Plantation
  • Jade Museum and Factory
  • San Antonio Aguas Calientes


It’s a 3 hour tour, $ 40.00 per person (2 pax minimum).

Book it at reception or at our tour company Desafio Guatemala inside the Hotel. Choose your own schedule.




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