- 300 to 360 minutes (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This tour lasts about 5.5-hours and it is done on motorcycles, scooters or ATVs. You will go all over the valley and visit over 7 villages located near or around Central Antigua. You have the option to choose the vehicle that you are the most comfortable or ride with one of the trained guides. You will have many aerial views of the city, birds eye views of the volcanoes and a close encounter with local Mayan villagers that live around the city of Antigua. You will drive through the cobblestone streets, paved roads, and some off road during this amazing must do activity in Antigua.
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Get inside tips from a local
- Small group ensures personal service
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Led by a local guide
- Local guide
- Use of motorcycle/ATV
- Use of helmet
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Cerro de La Cruz
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks
Hotel pick up
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Simoon! Rentals & Tours, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
We can start the tour at our office or at your hotel in Antigua Guatemala.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: San Antonio Aguas Calientes Central Park
The tour will take us to San Antonio Aguas Calientes, you get to see the textile museum and market.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Santa Maria De Jesus
We will stop again at the base of the Volcan de Agua, at the indigenous town of Santa Maria de Jesus. We visit the local market at the town's square.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Restaurante El Tambor
We make our way back down to Antigua, Cross the city and head over to el Hato, located on the opposite side of th valley. Once in El Hato we stop at el Tambor, a restaurant with nice views over the Valley.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Cerro de La Cruz
Last top is down the mountain to El Cerro de la cruz, here you can get a birds eye view of Antigua.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Simoon Rentals & Tours
After Cerro de la Cruz we go back to Antigua and the tour will be over. We can end the tour at our office or at your hotel.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
THIS WAS A GREAT TOUR!!! Our tour guy Minor was absolutely professional, knowledgeable about the area and ensure we all had a great time while ensuring we were safe throughout the trip. There is no better way to experience Antigua and the villages than on an ATV. Can't wait to go back and take another tour with this team. Thank you again!!!
Enjoyed the experience but two people on one quad of that size was uncomfortable for both driver and passenger. Was a shame that the lunch stop was closed but the alternative was fine.
You took a number of photos and asked for our e mail- do we have any access to them as part of your service because to date we have not received any.
Freddy collected me from my hostel at the designated time and the entire first portion of my trip turned out to be one-on-one. We stopped by the village of San Antonio where Freddy pointed out buildings, the market, the garments, and explained some history. We also stopped by Ciudad Vieja and Santa Maria de Jesus. Freddy pointed out so many things from the washing centers that women use to the layout of every square in Guatemala school, park, council building, church. He was also very aware of traffic and made sure it was safe to make left turns for both of us before proceeding. His near perfect English made my experience all the better since I was able to ask questions and communicate with him easily.
For the second half of my tour, we met up with another group led by Joaquin. We drove to Earth Lodge which required a hike down and back up on foot. For this reason I recommend at least sandals with a back if not sneakers/hiking boots, definitely no flip flops! The group consisted of some older folks and Joaquin was very good at balancing the pace of the group Im in my early 30s and the rest were 60. He walked ahead with me and we got extra time to relax while the others were able to go at their own pace. The lodge has hammocks, picnic tables, food, drinks, WIFI, outlets, and a fantastic view! There is a short 10 min trail that you can take and will loop you back to the restaurant area. There is also a playground for kids. After Earth Lodge we went to the Cerro de la Cruz which offers an overlook of Antigua. After that it was back to Antigua where you drive to your hostel and they have another staff member there to drive your vehicle away.
I chose an ATV because it felt most stable and I knew Id be able to take pics/video easily while driving. I almost wish I had chosen a motorcycle now because I dont know where else Im going to be able to do that without getting a license! I felt the tour itself was fantastic and highly recommend it especially if you have a few days in Antigua. It gives you a chance to get outside of the city.
Our guides were Joaquin and Erickson. They knew their stuff when it comes to ATV's and motorcycles, but they weren't well informed guides. They just took us to three villages, but didn't give any explanations or data. Jessica, my granddaughter, drove an ATV, but I chose to ride along. Jess's bike had two bald back tires - not helpful when going downhill on sand...We enjoyed our day it was an unforgettable experience.
This tour was truly the highlight of our cruise - even better than going through the Panama Canal which, admittedly, is pretty hard to beat! If you want a thoroughly authentic Guatemalan experience, you must take this tour. Not only is it a wonderful value, we saw things you just can't see if you're on a shore excursion or exploring on your own. Because they keep the groups small there were four of us, plus one other person, and our tour guide, it is an intimate experience with a lot of personal attention. Our tour guide, Freddy, was the best! Riding the quads is a great way to get up close and personal with the local people and culture, not to mention just being a really fun way to get around. As we rode through the streets, people would stop and wave and greet us. Freddy took us through various villages around Antigua, stopping at a church and shopping bazaar for a quick bit of shopping for REAL Guatemalan handmade goods. We then rode up into the mountains to Santa Maria de Jesus, the last indigenous Mayan village in Guatemala and that was an incredible experience! It was Sunday so the market was going on, as well as a wedding ceremony in the cathedral. All the women dress in their native garb, a real sight to behold. We were the only tourists there. We've never experienced anything quite like it. We then rode to the Earth Lodge, a kind of hippy enclave in the mountains where you can stay in cabins and tree houses and participate in yoga classes and other soul-enriching activities. But we weren't there for that - that day, they had a band and beer tasting. Despite the remote location and the fairly long walk to reach the lodge, there were quite a few people there and we were able to grab a beer and a bite to eat. The whole tour took about 6 hours, with every minute being a blast! If you have the chance, take this tour. You won't regret it and you'll be able to see Guatemala up close and personal.