- 10 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
You will be pick up in your hotel to start a day full of history, beautiful landscapes and walk on cobblestone streets. Antigua Guatemala, once the third largest city in all of Spanish Colonial America and the old capital of Guatemala, actually is a peaceful, beautiful and partially restored colonial city. Surrounded by villages like San Antonio Aguascalientes with their wonderful textiles, Ciudad Vieja with their history and San Miguel Dueñas, unique for the experiencie at the Macadamia Plantation.
- Family friendly
- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small-group tour
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Valhalla Macadamia Farm
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala Department
You will be pick up in your hotel at Guatemala City to start a day full of history, beautiful landscapes and walk on cobblestone streets.
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.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: The Plaza Central Park, Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
The Central Park is 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. Also, we will also find the Las Sirenas fountain, which 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
La Unión tank 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, and was inaugurated on 1853.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Iglesia de San Antonio Aguas Calientes
We will continue visiting the surrounding villages, starting with San Antonio Aguas Calientes, a town that is characterized by its colorful enviroment of the elaborate weavings made in waist looms by women of the community, that you will appreciate in our visit to the market.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Church of Ciudad Vieja, Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepequez Department
We continue visiting the towns of San Miguel Dueñas and Ciudad Vieja to learn about the history of the transfer of the capital and its relation with Antigua Guatemala.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Valhalla Macadamia Farm
And for the end of the tour, we will visit macadamia farm, where we will learn about its cultivation, agroindustrial process and reforestation project, besides relax with a facial massage with macadamia oil.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala Department
At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Guatemala City.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
- Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
- Please contact us 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 Gray Line Guatemala to arrange.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This tour was awesome! The tour guide was a young guy that was extremely knowledgeable. We met some cool people from Argentina that we also made friends with. We also got a chance to purchase some beautiful jade pieces at the factory, Antigua Guatemala is beautiful. The textile experience is just when they take you to a local market, the women show how they make their hand made pieces and then they try to get you to buy something in their shop.
Our guide, Winston, picked us up at our hotel right on time and informed us that it would be just myself and my husband for the day... Private tour! As the driver, Juan, drove to Antigua Guatemala, Winston told us about the city, the history of the Spanish conquest, terrible earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions since the 1500s. Antigua was beautiful and definitely the most crowded/tourist-driven although for a Saturday it didn't feel overly crowded. The Jade museum is a must and we had a lovely lunch at Tres Tiempo. After spending the first half of the day in Antigua we spent the afternoon visiting much smaller villages in the area for an authentic cultural experience. Visited a textile market, Chocolate museum, churches, monuments, all among views of the 3 volcanoes in the area. Unfortunately the cloud cover was a bit low so the views were a bit obstructed but you could get the since of how close the villages are to them. On the drive back to Guatemala City, Winston answered questions and played a personal CD of traditional Guatemalan music. Great experience!