Colonial Walking Tour
Overflowing with history and world-class colonial architecture, Antigua is a highlight of any trip to Guatemala. This wonderfully preserved UNESCO world heritage site used to be Guatemala’s capital. It was the economic, political, religious and cultural centre of the country until the devasting earthquake of 1773. Antigua Guatemala is located an hour far from Guatemala City.
· La Catedral de San Jose (St. Josephs Cathedral)
· Iglesia San Francisco el Grande (St. Francis’ Church)
· Iglesia de La Merced (Church of La Merced)
· La Casa del Jade (The Jade Museum)
Total trip time: 3 hours
Departure time: 8:00am
Included in Price: A Spanish / English speaking guide
Additional costs: Money for food or drinks if required
What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera.
Price: $35.00 USD
Pacaya volcano Hike
Semi-private hike. Pacaya is an unforgettable adventure in the genuine sense of the word. The hike up one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes is an unmissable experience. About an hour’s drive from Antigua, it’s a hike of moderate difficulty which most reasonably fit people can do. The hike up and down takes around 6 hours which includes time spent at the peak. Pacaya is awe-inspiring, surreal and put simply a one-off experience. The combination of seeing nature’s power being used to toast marshmallows (bags can be bought at Pacaya’s start point) will leave you scratching your head in wonder on many levels. Have an experience to remember with THGuatemala.
Total trip time: 6 hours
Departure time: 6:00am from Antigua
Included in Price: A guide and transportation to and from Pacaya
Additional costs: Park entrance fee (Q100.00) and money for food and drinks if required
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for hiking, comfortable hiking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, extra money, and a rain jacket from May to November.
Useful Information: The entrance fee is paid on arrival at the park as the community.
Get your hiking boots on and prepare yourself for another fantastic Guatemalan experience. The powerful and dramatic landscape of Acatenango’s twin peaks will leave you inspired and humbled at every turn. Much more challenging than Pacaya, it’s well worth the effort just to see Acatenango’s overpowering beauty. This captivating trip takes two days and one night. Day 1 takes you up the lower peak in around 6-8 hours. With Fuego Volcano right next door, you might even get a free fireworks show as the evening sets in. Day 2, at around 3am starts and takes you to the higher peak in a similar time. The summit view of Guatemala's Pacific coast and arc of volcanoes will leave you literally (at 3976m/13045ft) and figuratively breathless. Get an entirely new perspective on this amazing world with THGuatemala.
Total trip time: 2 days – 1 night
Departure time: 7:00am from Antigua
Included in Price: Transportation to and from Acatenango, a local guide, entrance fee lunch and dinner for the first day, breakfast on the second day, tent, sleeping bag and roll mats.
Additional costs: Money for extra food and drinks if required.
What to bring: Appropriate and warm clothing for hiking, comfortable hiking footwear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, at least two litres of water, and a rain jacket from May to November.