- 6 to 9 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Our tour is unique because it permits you to explore with a fluent english speaking licensed guide and a private vehicle the UNESCO world heritage site and colonial jewel of the Americas known as La Antigua Guatemala. A city full of old Palaces, mansions, churches and convents that housed the most important military and religious leaders of what today is central america. Get to know the highlights of this important cultural center like the cathedral, general captain's palace, city hall, street of the arch, old university building, casa Santo Domingo, La Merced, cooperacion española cultural center, San Francisco church and other considered of interest. During our visit we suggest you try the best Guatemalan made cuisine (not included) while we stop at a local restaurant known for its indigenous mayan dishes. At the end visit the famous jade museum and factory with the option of stopping on the way back to the Valhala Macadamia Plantation.
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Round-trip private transfer
- Transport by private vehicle
- One cup of coffe
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (recommended) 16% based on satisfaction
Traveler pickup is offered
As your ship arrives to Puerto Quetzal Guatemala you will find our guide with a red hat and red uniform holding a sign with your name ready to take you to La Antigua.
Marina Pez vela, Puerto Quetzal
The departure time is set based on the time the ships arrives to puerto Quetzal and the time the ship departs. Usually we depart at 8:00 and return at 16:00 hours.
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
The return location is the same location where we pick you up from
Your cultural encounter starts when you meet with your guide/driver at Marina Pez Vela part of Puerto Quetzal Guatemala. The facilities are specially designed to receive cruiseship guest interested in visiting the different attractions that Guatemala has on its exotic pacific coast. Your guide will ask you to board our confortable SUV with aircondition and inmediately start his narrated description of Guatemala. You will have several stops on the way to appreciate the folklore, cultural, and matural interest that makes Guatemala known. You will stop to get to taste our unique tropical fruits, and get to know the way of life of a mayan village famous for its hand made textile made with the oldest weaving technique of the mayas known as backstarp loom. Once in Antigua the guide will go through an strategic route that will permit you to appreciate all the monuments that Antigua is known for including a visit to the main market and bus terminal where you will be impressed with our local means of public transportation known by visitors as chicken buses. The tour includes visit to the hill of the cross and a walking visit to explore the main plaza, street of the arch, cathedral ruins, Cooperacion Española Cultural Center, Casa Santo Domingo, Jade Musem, La Merced Church, Old University building and last but not least the San Francisco el grande churck known for having the remains of the only saint of Guatemala recognized by the catholic church known as Hermano Pedro de Bethacourt. At an appropiate time the guide will suggest serveral places to eat or drink something based on your expectations. On your way back you have the options of stopping at a popula macadmia plantation known as valhal and appreciate the handmade textiles at San antinio Aguas Calientes. Return to the port with a minimum of 1 hour before all aboard time and feel pleased that you have gotten to know the best that the cultural site has to share with anyone.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
- Dress code is smart casual
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.