You can visit the four most picturesque villages surrounding the city of Antigua, enjoying all the different experiences on offer, including chocolate museums, vineyard tours and visits of the most emblematic churches in each village.
San Juan del Obispo: Famous for its unique chocolate and for being the hometown of Francisco Marroquín (1499 – 1563), known for being the first bishop of Guatemala, translator of Central American languages and first provisional governor of Guatemala.
Ciudad Vieja: After the rebellion of the Kaqchikeles against their former allies, the Spanish refounded the capital as Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala in 1527, in the Almolonga valley, near the Agua Volcano. One of the particular historical facts is that in 1541 the volcano’s crater collapsed, unleashing a huge flood on the new capital and forcing it to be moved again. The site of the Almolonga valley is known today as Ciudad Vieja.
Finca Macadamia in San Miguel Dueñas: This is a very special tour for those interested in environmental protection and agricultural sustainability, as this farm seeks to bring education to the general public on these themes. One form of sustainable development in the cultivation of macadamia is to offer the indigenous people non-grafted seeds and thus avoid the use of slash and burn in their agricultural processes which contributes to global warming.
San Antonio Aguas Calientes: A town that will take you through the beautiful and intricate threads and colors of Mayan weavings, observing the artisanal work of its weavers who use the backstrap looms to make cushions, bedspreads, placemats and beautiful typical costumes called güipil or huipil.
INCLUDED IN TRIP PRICE:
- Roundtrip transportation
- Certified bilingual guide
Every day (you can choose the time you want to enjoy at your leisure)
We suggest you to bring the following items for the greatest pleasure of your unforgettable experience:
- Comfortable clothes and shoes
- Sun block lotion
- Rain jacket (May-October)
- Tips will be gladly appreciated