Antigua Guatemala and Surrounding Villages Full Day Tour From Antigua

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Explore, enjoy, and learn about Antigua's history during colonial times. Visit various landmarks in Antigua, including Central Park, Cathedral of San Jose, Arch of Santa Catalina, and La Merced Church, and explore villages just outside of Antigua.


  • Explore the partially restored city of Antigua, Guatemala

  • Visit Central Park, Cathedral of San Jose, Arch of Santa Catalina, and La Merced Church

  • Visit various villages outside of Antigua, Guatemala, including San Antonio Aguas Calientes, San Miguel Duenas, and many more

  • Learn about the history of Antigua, Guatemala, and various folklore, including the story behind the Mermaid's Fountain


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Visit Antigua, a town where time stands still. 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.

You will be picked up at your hotel in Antigua to visit the villages just outside of the city. You will visit San Antonio Aguas Calientes; San Miguel Duenas, where you visit a macadamia plantation; Ciudad Vieja; and San Juan del Obispo cities where the Catholic religion is rooted for centuries.

After a visit around Antigua, you will be give time to eat lunch (included).

Then, you will begin your 3 1/2 hour of a soft walking tour of Antigua, where you will visit Central Park, Cathedral of San Jose, Arch of Santa Catalina, and La Merced Church.

Central Park is located at the heart of the city, surrounded by the traditional grid pattern frequently utilized in Spanish urban planning. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the Captain Generals, City Hall, the Church of San Jose (formerly the Cathedral of Guatemala), the Archbishop's Palace, and the Portal of Commerce (or the Bakers' Portal). Here, visitors will also find the Mermaid's Fountain. The Count of Gomera (Gomera is the word for a rubber plantation) built the fountain in remembrance of a popular legend, which tells the story of a king whose daughters gave birth but did not want to nurse their children. Learn about this famous story as you immerse yourself in the colonial history of the city.

Next, you will explore the Church of San Jose, which was constructed between 1543 and 1680 with an elaborate baroque facade in mortar, typical of antique churches. The cathedral has smooth columns, a body, and a belfry that was rebuilt after the Santa Marta earthquake in 1773. You then proceed to the Arch of Santa Catalina. This institution was established in 1609, and the nuns in this temple and convent were cloistered. The temple was inaugurated on the 15th of September, 1647. In 1694, construction of the arch was finished and it served as a bridge to connect the convent with the gardens on the other side of the street.

At end of the tour, you'll be transferred back to your hotel in Antigua.


  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)

  • Roundtrip hotel transfers from most Antigua hotels

  • City tour of Antigua

  • Lunch

  • Guided tour of San Antonio Aguas Calientes, San Miguel Duenas, Ciudad Vieja, and San Juan del Obispo


  • Drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • The order of the itinerary may change.

  • A minimum of 2 adult passengers is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets will be refunded or rescheduled.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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