Full-Day Tour: Colonial Antigua, Jade Factory and Textile Experience from Guatemala City

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.

per adult from

$78

AUD

Duration

10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Valhalla Macadamia Farm
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

    You will be picked up at your hotel (selected hotels) in Guatemala City and transfer to our meeting point in Antigua Guatemala to meet our local guide to begin your soft walking of approximately 3 hours below a brief summary of what to expect on your way.

    Stop At: Iglesia de La Merced, 5a Avenida Norte y 1a Calle Poniente Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    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, 5a Avenida Norte 28, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    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, Plaza Mayor City Center, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    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, Calle oriente 6a Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    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: Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum, 4a. Calle Oriente No. 34, Antigua 03001 Guatemala

    Jade Factory and Museum The jade is cut and polished in the factory by local Guatemalan workers who follow the carving traditions of their ancestors, Ancient civilizations appreciated the jadeite jade stones as ornaments, tools, and burial artifacts.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Mercado de Artesanias El Carmen, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

    El Carmen Ruins, The facade of the church was built with stucco-covered bricks, it had two levels with 24 columns in total, distributed in two towers of 6 columns each, this detail makes the temple still unique today. To one side of these ruins is the El Carmen Craft Market.where you can find a lot of Guatemalan souvenirs.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Iglesia de San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Agua Calientes, San Antonio 78239, Guatemala

    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: Valhalla Macadamia Farm, Guatemala

    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

    Stop At: Church of Ciudad Vieja, Centro Civico, Ciudad Vieja 03012 Guatemala

    We continue visiting the town of Ciudad Vieja to learn about the history of the transfer of the capital and its relation with Antigua Guatemala.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala, Guatemala City 0011 Guatemala

    At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back Guatemala City by our driver.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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.
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • 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.
    • To find pictures of our experiences, search us on Instagram as @graylinetoursgt
    • Most travelers can participate
    • If you are lodging in Zone 1, our only pick-up point is at the Hotel Panamerican.
    • If you are lodging in an airbnb please move to the nearest hotel lobby and please let us know of its name.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Gray Line Guatemala

Activity ID: V-3022P46

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