Stroll through the beautiful cobbled streets of Antigua and visit the city's highlights, including the Church of St. Francis, the Central Plaza, the San Jose Cathedral and the Church of La Mercedes.
Acatenango Volcano Hike
Acatenango Volcano Hike, Guatemala
An early morning transfer takes you to the foothills of the twin-peaked volcano called Acatenango where you will begin your long but rewarding hike, taking approximately six hours.
Trek through open fields, farmland and pacific cloudforest with spectacular views over the Antigua valley area. The tree line ends at around 3,300 meters and from there you are just a 30 minute hike from the peak, where you can enjoy lunch. On a clear day you will be able to see right across the country to nearby volcanoes and even as far as Lake Atitlan.
After lunch, you return to base, where your vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to Antigua.
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Other experiences in Antigua
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
In the morning, you take a guided tour around Antigua, with the focus on learning about the complex Guatemalan and Mayan textiles and folk art.
This is a great way to explore Guatemala and see how the local people live. You visit tranquil villages and churches, coffee plantations and come into contact with the local Mayans.
This morning you will be met at your hotel by a local NGO rep and driven by local 'chicken' bus to Ciudad Vieja.
Travel through the stunning scenery of the highlands passing local communities farming their land using traditional methods, for about an hour, before reaching San Juan Comalapa.
Hike up the smoldering cone of the active Pacaya volcano to see small eruptions and glowing hot lava flows, all framed by magnificent views of the surrounding landscape and imposing, distant peaks of neighboring volcanoes.
Visit coffee farmers in the lush plantations surrounding Antigua and see how the families pick, pulp, ferment and roast the fresh beans to produce some of the finest coffee in Guatemala. Your visit will also help support a local charity working to improve the lives and pay of the farming families.
This is the perfect tour for any foodies with a flair for local flavor and an adventurous attitude towards cuisine!