Antigua Guatemala & Colonial Towns

1 Day Tour through Guatemala

Activities: Culture/Sightseeing, Touring Cities
8 hours
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala Day Tour


During the Antigua Guatemala day tour you will go through the main streets and attractions of this colonial city. Antigua is considered to be the most beautiful colonial city of the Americas. Antigua is famous for its well-preserved Spanish architecture as well as a number of stunning ruins of colonial convents and churches. Besides the beautiful architecture, the triple ascent of the volcanoes Agua, Fuego and Acatenango form a majestic background to this city.

Today you will visit the colonial towns close by to Antigua. Here you will experience the local markets and the city centers. After this tour you will have the option to participate in a cooking class  with a Guatemalan family.  Learn how to make a simple local dish! 

Additional, explore three villages nearby. San Juan del Obispo is the place known for the first archbishop’s palace in Guatemala and for their handmade wine.

View of the entrance of the amazing church of La Merced. Antigua Guatemala. Guatemala. Holy Week Antigua Guatemala
View of the entrance of the amazing church of La Merced. Antigua Guatemala. Guatemala.

It was founded by Bishop Francisco Marroquin who built this palace. Ciudad Vieja contains the ruins of the second colonial capital.

While San Antonio Aguas Calientes villages will share the beauties of its colonial white church and the many skills of weaving. It will be difficult to choose one favorite by the end of the day.

Practical Information

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What to expect

A professional guide will pick you up from your hotel in Antigua Guatemala or from Guatemala City International Airport.

You will tour around the main areas of Antigua Guatemala, such as La Merced church and the Cathedral. Handmade wine, fruits, handicrafts and coffee plantations await you in “The Land of Loquat,” which is the colonial town of San Juan del Obispo.

Take in the site built for the first archbishop’s palace in Guatemala and enjoy the views of Water Volcano from this town. Ciudad Vieja provides the history of a previous capital of Guatemala. The neighborhood of San Miguel Escobar holds the ruins of the colonial capital.

Colonial architecture in Antigua Guatemala with the Volcano de Agua in the background. Discover Guatemala and Belize
Colonial architecture in ancient Antigua Guatemala.

One of the most incredible handmade views of the day will be to see the traditional clothing, women’s blouses, in San Antonio Aguas Calientes villages. These blouses have a 2-faced weave, which makes the front and back identical. See the importance of weaving in this indigenous Mayan town.

This Antigua Guatemala day tour is packed with many colonial views and information.

Additional Information

Departure and Return Location

Antigua Guatemala day tour

Traveler pickup from hotel in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala City or Guatemala City Airport

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Price Includes

Antigua Guatemala day tour

  • Transportation: Round trip private transportation
  • Tour Guide Tour Guide: Professional Bilingual guide
  • Entrance Fees

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities Personal
  • Travel & Cancellation insurance
  • Other expenses than indicated
  1. The price is based in 8 participants
  2. This is a private day tour, therefore only your group will participate
  3. Activity level: Easy, most travelers can participate
  4. Not wheelchair accessible