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Tours in Antigua Guatemala

ANTIGUA GUATEMALA

Antigua Guatemala is located in the highlands of the country, only 45 minutes to 1 hour drive from the internantional airport La Aurora, in Guatemala city. This city of nostalgic coble Stone streets, represents in its antiques walls the rich inheritance of the Hispanic colonial time period. Churces, convents, monasteries, large family housings are part of a beautiful and evocative collection of monumental arquitecture.

Antigua Guatemala is the melting pot of our country, a place where you will find all the culture and traditions that represent Guatemala. A beautiful cities with a lot of story and amazing buildings, restaurants and a great variety of restaurants and bars. Not to mention the infinity or activities around, inside and outside of this amazing colonial and iconic city in Central America.

Recommended Activities:

  • City Tour
  • Cerro de la Cruz
  • Cerro del Tenedor
  • San Cristobal el Alto
  • Markets and Restaurants
  • Night life
  • Coffee Plantations
  • Helicopter Tour

Take with you:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sun Glassess
  • Rain Jacket
  • Phone, tablet or laptop: Antigua is WiFi friendly
  • Fleece
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sandals
  • Hat
  • Lock for your bags if possible
  • Pocket knife
  • Water bottle
  • Small day back pack
  • Power here is 120 v. So bring your adapter for your electronics

Tours in Antigua Guatemala

Acatenango Volcano

Is one of the tallest volcanoes here in Guatemala, climbing Acatenango is a great adventure not only because of the climb and challenge, but the reward of getting to the top and see the country and Fuego Volcano (our constant and impressive active volcano)from the summit.

Acatenango is definitely an advanced hike,depending on your hiking level it can take from 4-6 hours on very steep roads, so if you choose to do this hike you must be aware that it is an amazing physical challenge.

Take with you:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sun Glassess
  • Rain Jacket
  • Fleece
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Warm Clothes
  • Hand gloves
  • Hat and Beenie
  • You can bring your own camping gear if you prefer.
  • walking Sticks
  • Pocket knife
  • Water bottle
  • Back pack to carry gear, food and personal items
  • Water (at least a gallon)

chichicastenango market tour

Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango is a small village that belongs to the Quiche area, this little town has one of the most colorful markets in Guatemala and Central America. In Chichicastenango you will find all kinds of handicrafts and textiles. If you visit Chichicastenango do not forget to use your bargaining skills and also a good walk around town and a visit to the cemetery are recommended.

Activities:

  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Gastronomy

Take with you:

  • Bring enough Quetzales in small notes
  • Bargain but never exceed a 30%
  • Ask to people before you include them in a picture
  • If you stay for the night take into account that it is a cold area

Copan Ruins tour - Honduras

Copan Ruins

Copan is relatively new Archeological site located in our neighbor country "Honduras". This archeological site will impress you with all the remaining details in the structures and the architecture at each temple and palace. Copan is locate 6 hours away in direction North-East from Antigua Guatemala. Copan is a small city full of restuarants and also wifi friendly.

Activities:

  • Copan Ruins Archeological Site
  • Outdor Excursions
  • Hot Springs
  • Horse Back Riding

Take with you:

  • You will need your passport for the border Crossing
  • Sunscreen and Mosquitoe Repellant are neede in this area
  • Fresh Cloths
  • Hat and Sun Glasses
  • You can Exchange Currencies at the Border
  • You will need to pay a border fee of around Q10

finca paraiso waterfal hot spring

Finca Paraiso

Finca Paraiso is one of the best spots to visit at Rio Dulce Area, this place is a refreshing activity for a hot place like Izabal, it has a small but nice swimming area and it also has a incredible "hot water waterfall" coming from a hot spring located above a little hill, definitely a must and it is located only 30 minutes away (by car) from Fronteras town or the Bridge of Rio Dulce.

Take with you:

  • Water proof cameras
  • A backpack that can be easily located on a visual way
  • Towell
  • Swimsuit
  • Q10 for entrance
  • Pic Nic meal is a great idea

flores peten island

Flores Island

Flores Island is a must if you are planning to visit Tikal, this small island has a very nice and warm atmosphere, on which you will find a good variety of hotels, bars and restaurants. Flores is also a great place to overnight if you visit Tikal Ruins, it offers a convenient distance from the ruins so you only have for a one hour drive to get there, not to mention all the other activities around the area such as many other archeological sites, as amazing as El Mirador, Yaxha and many more.This island is also located only 10 minutes (by car) away from the "FRS Airport" in the case that you do not want to drive and only go for a 45 minutes flight to get to the area.

Activities:

  • Tikal Ruins Walking Tour
  • Ixpanpajul Canopy
  • Boat tour around the Island
  • Animal Shelter
  • Night Life
  • Swimming

Take with you:

  • Swimsuit
  • Hat and Sun Glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (to drink > it is really hot in here :-)
  • Rain Jacket

Tours in Antigua Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY

Guatemala city is located in a valley called "Valle de la Ermita", it is also the capital city of the country and the comercial center of the country. In Guatemala city you will find museums, restaurants, malls and the main plaza or central park in which you will find the Gubernamental Palace, the famous 6A Avenida, Portal del Comercio and Mercado Central (Central Market), The Cathedral, International airport La Aurora. If you decide to visit Guatemala you must keep in mind that the country is divided in 25 zones and that only a few are recommended to be visit, which are the next zones: 1, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 16, in this zones you will find not only the cultural spots of the city but also the developed areas of the country, these zones are considered safe and have a lot too offer like: Restaurants, comercial centers, bars and lounges, universities and much more.

Highly Recommended:

  • Private vehicle and driver
  • Camera
  • Hat and Sunglasses according to the season
  • Comfortable shoes for walking

lake atitlan tour

Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan is one of the must beautiful spots you can visit in Guatemala, this lake is the product of a massive eruption and the colection of water for centuries and centuries in an old volcano crater surrounded by 3 other volcanoes (Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro). Lake Atitlan is located only 2.5 hours away Antigua Guatemala in north-west direction and if you are traveling on a Thursday or Sunday, you can also visit the colorful market of chichicastenango on the way.

Lake Atitlan offers many activities, places to see, culture and tradition. Some of the villages around Lake Atitlan are very interesting and offer different atmospheres, and some of those that we consider you must visit are: Panajachel, Santiago, San Pedro, San Marcos, Jaibalito, etc.

Activities:

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Zip-Line
  • Hiking
  • Volcano hikes
  • Horse back tours
  • Shopping
  • Boat Tours

Take with you:

  • Swimsuit
  • Hat and Sun Glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (to drink > it is really hot in here :-)
  • Rain Jacket

Monterrico Beach Tour

Monterrico Beach

Located only 2 to 2.5 hours away from Antigua Guatemala, Monterrico is a great place to visit on a weekend. This beach with volcanic sand offers many activities like: Horse Back Riding, Kayaking through Manglares, Boat Tours, and Turtle Reserves at the area called hawai.

Monterrico is a nice beach to visit in the pacific side of the country, when you visit it you can enjoy of good seafood and you will find a good variety of resorts and hotels. You must keep in mind that the water is only for expert swimmers due to the shore structure and it´s ripcurl. If you visit Monterrico, do not forget to bring sandals and enough sunscreen lotion, keep in mind that volcanic sand gets hotter than white sand, and do not forget to have enough water to drink to avoid a Sunstroke and dehidration. It is also very important to mention that it is not recommended to leave your belongings without supervision or alone at the beack.

Activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Horse Back Riding

Take with you:

  • Water
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Water Proof Accesories for Electronics
  • Mosquitoe Repellant
  • A lock for your luggage, door or box in case you are staying in a budget hotel

Pacaya Volcano Hike

Pacaya Volcano

This volcano with more than 3000,000 thousand years and activity and 2,552 mt above sea level is one of the highlights of the country. This volcano with a hybrid plinian and strombolian activity offers an amazing 3.5- 4 Hour hike (up and down). When visiting Pacaya you can definitely find spots where you will be able to roast marshmallows or warm up a sandwich or why not... Roast some Sausages. At the top of the volcano you will find not only an amazing landscape that shows you a great view of 3 other volcanoes (Agua, Acatenango and Fuego), you will also find your self walking on the solidified lava fields remaining from many of the recent previous eruptions. Pacaya volcano is considered one of the most active volcanoes in Central America, and since the 14th century this natural wonder has erupted at least 23 times. Pacaya volcano is located only 1.5 hours away from Antigua Guatemala, and it is right next to Lake Amatitlan, Santa Teresita Hot Springs SPA and about an hour away from Moterrico beach... So, why not mixing a great hike with a visit to the pacific and take the sun at the volcanic sand beach of: Monterrico, Puerto San Jose or any other of the beaches around this area.

Monterrico is a nice beach to visit in the pacific side of the country, when you visit it you can enjoy of good seafood and you will find a good variety of resorts and hotels. You must keep in mind that the water is only for expert swimmers due to the shore structure and it´s ripcurl. If you visit Monterrico, do not forget to bring sandals and enough sunscreen lotion, keep in mind that volcanic sand gets hotter than white sand, and do not forget to have enough water to drink to avoid a Sunstroke and dehidration. It is also very important to mention that it is not recommended to leave your belongings without supervision or alone at the beack.

Activities:

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Picnic
  • Roasting Marshmallows or Sausages :-)

Take with you:

  • Water (at least 1.5 liters)
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Closed Toe Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Mosquitoe Repellant
  • Fleece or Rain Jacket depending on the season
  • Lunch Box

Rio Dulce Guatemala

Rio Dulce

Rio Dulce is the perfect place to make a stop on the way to Tikal and also to enjoy Nature or go on a day trip to Livingston. Rio Dulce is a great place to Relax and swim since the water and weather is always warm. You can Also go to the Hot Springs and Water Falls at Finca Paraiso since it is only a 30 minutes drive from Fronteras (the main town of the area). At Rio Dulce you can also go Kayaking or rent a wave runner.


semuc champey cave river and hike

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey is definitely the place where you will find adventure. By Semuc you will not only find the chance to Jump into Cahabón  River from a 7 mt bridge, you will also enjoy of an amazing underground river adventure at Kanba Cave. Be prepared for a great 45 minutes hike and get to the top of this hills to take a look at be turquoise color of the natural pools in the area from the overview platform... And after the hike, just go and cool down in the transparent waters of these amazing natural wonder.

 

Activities:

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Caving
  • River Tubing

Take with you:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Water proof head light or spot light
  • Water Shoes
  • Wet Suit is not a bad idea! > For the caves
  • Water proof accesories to protect your cameras or electronics
  • Water proof camera if possible
  • Small back pack to carry your stuff for the day
  • Hat
  • Sun Glasses
  • Depending on the season > Sunscreen
  • Dependind on the Season > Fleece and Rain Jacket

Tikal Tour

Tikal

Tikal(Tik’al in modern Mayan orthography) is the ruins of an ancient city found in a rainforest in Guatemala.[2] Ambrosio Tut, a gum-sapper, reported the ruins to La Gaceta, a Guatemalan newspaper, which named the site Tikal. After the Berlin Academy of Sciences' magazine republished the report in 1853, archeologists and treasure hunters began visiting the forest. Today tourism to the site may help protect the rainforest.[3] It is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[4]

Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya.[5] Though monumental architecture at the site dates back as far as the 4th century BC, Tikal reached its apogee during the Classic Period, c. 200 to 900 AD. During this time, the city dominated much of the Maya region politically, economically, and militarily, while interacting with areas throughout Mesoamerica such as the great metropolis of Teotihuacan in the distant Valley of Mexico. There is evidence that Tikal was conquered by Teotihuacan in the 4th century AD.[6] Following the end of the Late Classic Period, no new major monuments were built at Tikal and there is evidence that elite palaces were burned. These events were coupled with a gradual population decline, culminating with the site’s abandonment by the end of the 10th century.

Tikal is the best understood of any of the large lowland Maya cities, with a long dynastic ruler list, the discovery of the tombs of many of the rulers on this list and the investigation of their monuments, temples and palaces.[7]

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